Archive for the 'Science News' Category

The Amazing Human Stories That Made Modern Neuroscience Possible

Friday, August 1st, 2014

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Click Here to Read: The Amazing Human Stories That Made Modern Neuroscience Possible by John O’Brien on the KUOW.ORG website on August 1, 2014.

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Neuroscience: why do we see faces in everyday objects?

Friday, August 1st, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Neuroscience: why do we see faces in everyday objects? David Robson on the BBC News Website on July 30, 2014.

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To Answer Our Most Fundamental Questions, Science Needs to Find a Place for the Arts

Monday, July 28th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  To Answer Our Most Fundamental Questions, Science Needs to Find a Place for the Arts on the Seed website on July 28. 2014.

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Semir Zeki, Neuroscientist, University College London © Christie’s Images/Corbis

From photography to supercomputers: how we see ourselves in our inventions

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: From photography to supercomputers: how we see ourselves in our inventions Neuroscience encourages us to think of our brains as calculation machines, but such analogies, while useful, also demonstrate our limitations by Vaughan Bell in The Observer on July 26, 2014.

Paraplegic Juliano Pinto kicked off this year’s World Cup using a brain-controlled robotic exoskeleton.

 

Researcher shows how stress hormones promote brain’s building of negative memories

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Researcher shows how stress hormones promote brain’s building of negative memories on The Medical Xpress Research Website on July 24, 2014.

The ASU study’s findings about stress hormones, such as cortisol (3-D rendering seen above), are important as they pertain to women, since women are twice as likely to develop disorders from stress and trauma that affect memory, such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Study Links Enzyme to Autistic Behaviors

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

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Click Here to Read : Study Links Enzyme to Autistic Behaviors on the Laboratory website on by Univ. of California, Riverside on July 24, 2014.


Iryna Ethell. Credit: L. Duka.

Blind as a Bat: A Case of Mind vs. Body

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Blind as a Bat: A Case of Mind vs. Body By George Johnson in The New York Times on July 21, 2014.

Spark for a Stagnant Search: A $650 Million Donation for Psychiatric Research

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Spark for a Stagnant Search: A $650 Million Donation for Psychiatric Research By Carl Zimmer and Benedict Carey in The New York Times on July 21, 2014.

“You’re talking to a guy who went from psychotic to normal with some pills,” said Jonathan Stanley, who was found to have bipolar disorder in the 1980s. The donation of a foundation started by his father is one of the largest private gifts ever for scientific research. Credit Max Reed for The New York Times        

Unlocking The Brain: Are We Entering A Golden Age Of Neuroscience?

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

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Click Here to Listen to:  Unlocking The Brain: Are We Entering A Golden Age Of Neuroscience? by Carey Goldberg  on the Wbur Website on the June 12, 2014.

Experts Recommend a New Discipline Combining Neuroscience and Psychology

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Experts Recommend a New Discipline Combining Neuroscience and Psychology by Sarah Thomas on the International Business Times website on July 21, 2014.

Five States Gunning to Make Their Kids as Scientifically Illiterate as Possible by Teaching Creationism

Saturday, July 19th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Five States Gunning to Make Their Kids as Scientifically Illiterate as Possible by Teaching Creationism By Dan Arel on the TruthOut website on July 18, 2014.

Neuroplasticity: New Clues to Just How Much the Adult Brain Can Change

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Neuroplasticity: New Clues to Just How Much the Adult Brain Can Change By Gary Stix in the Scientific American on July 14, 2014.

A boy with ambylopia exercises his weaker eye

The universe according to Nietzsche

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  The universe according to Nietzsche: Modern cosmology and the theory of eternal recurrence. The philosopher’s musings on the nature of reality could have scientific basis, according to a prominent physicist by Paul Steinhardt on the Salon website on July 13, 2014.

Friedrich Nietzsche (Credit: AP/Salon)

The Trouble With Brain Science

Saturday, July 12th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: The Trouble With Brain Science by Gary Marcus in The New York Times on July 11, 2014.

The Brain: Researchers Make Huge Step Forward In Understanding How The Brain Processes Emotions

Friday, July 11th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:   The Brain: Researchers Make Huge Step Forward In Understanding How The Brain Processes Emotions by Lisa Winter on the IFL Science website on July 10, 2014.

 Photo credit: Cornell University

Crack Down on Scientific Fraudsters

Friday, July 11th, 2014

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Click here to Read: Crack Down on Scientific Fraudsters By Adam Marcus and Ivan Oransky in the New York Times on July 10, 2014.

In Search Of ‘Computational Psychiatry:’ Why Is It A Hot New Field?

Friday, July 4th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  In Search Of ‘Computational Psychiatry:’ Why Is It A Hot New Field? by Suzanne Jacobs on the Wbur Common Health Web Site onm July 4, 2014 

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The Return of Psychosocial Relevance in a Biochemical Age

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

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Click Here to Read:   The Return of Psychosocial Relevance in a Biochemical Age By Roger P. Greenberg, PhD  on the National Register of Health Service Psychologists website.

The Neanderthal Inside Us

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

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Click Here to View:  The Neanderthal Inside Us, Video with Svante Paabo Swedish biologist who studies evolutionary genetics By Erik Olsen  on The New York Times Website.

Climate: Will We Lose the Endgame?

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Climate: Will We Lose the Endgame? by Bill McKibben in The New York Review of Books in the July 10 Issue.  

John Weller/Rizzoli 2013. An Adélie penguin on an iceberg in the Ross Sea; photograph by John Weller from his book The Last Ocean: Antarctica’s Ross Sea Project, Saving the Most Pristine Ecosystem on Earth. It includes a foreword by Carl Safina and is published by Rizzoli.