Archive for the 'Science News' Category

Nobel Prize winner Kandel speaks on art and psychology

Thursday, October 30th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Nobel Prize winner Kandel speaks on art and psychology by Mindy Rosengarten on the Student Life website on October 30, 2014.

Eric Kandel, a Nobel Prize-winning neuropsychiatrist, talks in Anheuser-Busch Hall on Tuesday night. Kandel spoke to a packed, standing-room-only crowd about the influences of psychological theories on the creation and enjoyment of art.

 

Role of pill-taking, expectation and therapeutic alliance in the placebo response in clinical trials for major depression

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Role of pill-taking, expectation and therapeutic alliance in the placebo response in clinical trials for major depression by Andrew F. Leuchter, Aimee M. Hunter, Molly Tartter and Ian A. Cook on the BJRPsych website.

PET scans reveal how psychodynamic therapy for depression may change brain function

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: PET scans reveal how psychodynamic therapy for depression may change brain function on the Science Daily website on October 27, 2014.

A Chronicler of Warnings Denied

Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: A Chronicler of Warnings Denied Naomi Oreskes Imagines the Future History of Climate Change by Claudia Dreifus in The New York Times on October 27, 2014.

Naomi Oreskes says that those fighting action on climate change are not focusing on science, but on economics.
KAYANA SZYMCZAK FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES

Memo to Neuroscience: “We Are Not Brain Puppets”

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

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Click Here To Read:  Memo to Neuroscience: “We Are Not Brain Puppets” by Deepak Chopra on the Huffington Post Website on October 21, 2014.

NASA releases actual recordings from space — and they’re absolutely breathtaking

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  NASA releases actual recordings from space — and they’re absolutely breathtaking by Chris Coplan on the Consequences of Sound website on October 20, 2014.

Myth-conceptions: How myths about the brain are hampering teaching

Monday, October 20th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Myth-conceptions: How myths about the brain are hampering teaching on the HealthCanal Website on October 10, 2014.

Hyper-Parenting, Hannah Arendt, Trauma, Simone de Beavoir, EMRs from Sasha Rolde on IP.net

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

Dear Colleagues:

To recover from the doldrums of reading about Ebola and the stock market, not to mention all the world political issues, I turned to our international website this week for solace – and found it. I hope that you will too. As usual, I will give you my personal choices, followed by the entire list. Enjoy.

My choices this week are:

1) In the event that you missed it, please read the note from Arlene Kramer Richards: COWAP Conference a Success
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2) The ART category contains some fascinating pictures of the Cosmos and History through time – worth looking at!!
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Cosmos as Masterpiece In ‘Cosmigraphics,’ Our Changing Pictures of Space Through Time

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Cosmos as Masterpiece In ‘Cosmigraphics,’ Our Changing Pictures of Space Through Time By Michael Benson in The New York Times on October 13, 2014.

The universe is conjured into existence by an omnipresent creator. The 1573 image is the creation of the Portuguese artist Francisco de Holanda and one of hundreds in the book “Cosmigraphics: Picturing Space Through Time.” CreditBiblioteca Nacional de España

Breakthrough Replicates Human Brain Cells for Use in Alzheimer’s Research

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Breakthrough Replicates Human Brain Cells for Use in Alzheimer’s Research By Gina Kolata in The New York Times on October 12, 2014.

The Boston neuroscientists Doo Yeon Kim, left, and Rudolph E. Tanzi grew diseased cells in a petri dish as a way to quickly and cheaply test treatments. DOMINICK REUTER FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES

Critical finding reveals atomic structure of a protein link between Type 2 diabetes and neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Critical finding reveals atomic structure of a protein link between Type 2 diabetes and neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s by Abigail Klein Leichman on the Israel 21C website on October 9. 2014.

Scientist Yifat Miller at Ben-Gurion University in Beersheva. Photo by Dani Machlis/BGU

A Mother’s Prenatal Depression Can Harm Her Baby

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: A Mother’s Prenatal Depression Can Harm Her Baby By Gerald Sshoenwolf, PH.D. on the Psych Central Website.

Nobel Laureates Pushed Limits of Microscopes

Friday, October 10th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Nobel Laureates Pushed Limits of Microscopes By Kenneth Chang in The New York Times on October 8, 2014.

From left, the researchers Stefan W. Hell, William E. Moerner and Eric Betzig were awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for advances in optical microscopy.CreditJochen Lübke/DPA, via Agence France-Presse — Getty Images; Stanford University, via European Pressphoto Agency; European Pressphoto Agency

Study Links Anxiety Drugs to Alzheimer’s Disease

Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Study Links Anxiety Drugs to Alzheimer’s Disease By Paula Span in The New York Times on September 24, 2014.

A Doctor Unlocks Mysteries Of The Brain By Talking And Watching

Monday, September 29th, 2014

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Click Here to Read and Listen to: A Doctor Unlocks Mysteries Of The Brain By Talking And Watching by Jon Hamilton on the WBUR website on September 29, 2014.

Dr. Allan Ropper speaks with residents and fellows as they do rounds at the neuroscience intensive care unit at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. (M. Scott Brauer for NPR)

I want to be your neuroscience experiment

Sunday, September 28th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  I want to be your neuroscience experiment TDCS electrically stimulates the brain; it is being hailed as a miracle treatment and attracting a community of DIYers by Elijah Wolfson on September 27, 2014.

TDCS has been found to be effective in boosting learning capabilities and treating symptoms of many health disorders. Science Photo Library / Alamy

What neuroscience tells us about getting organized

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: On Leadership: What neuroscience tells us about getting organized By Jena McGregor in the Washington Post on September 8, 2014,

Early Brain Injury Might Be the Root of Autism

Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Early Brain Injury Might Be the Root of Autism on the Daily Beast website on September 7, 2014.

Neuroscientists watch imagination Happening in the Brain

Sunday, September 7th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Neuroscientists watch imagination Happening in the Brain By BYU Media Relations on the Medidian Magazine website on September 5, 2014.

Your brain stores imagination and memory separately

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Your brain stores imagination and memory separately by Chris Higgins Wired.co.uk website on September 14, 2014.