Click Here to Read: What Neuroscience Says about Free Will: We’re convinced that it exists, but new research suggests it might be nothing more than a trick the brain plays on itself By Adam Bear on the Scientific American website on April 28, 2016.
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Using a computational model, study explains how hippocampus influences synaptic connections in cortexSunday, April 17th, 2016
Click Here to Read: Using a computational model, study explains how hippocampus influences synaptic connections in cortex on the Science Daily website on April 14, 2016.
Click Here to View: Nuclear Winter By Retro Report on The New York Times on April 3, 2016.
Click Here to Read: Related Article by Clyde Haberman in The New York Times on April 3, 2016.
Carl Sagan and other Cold War scientists once feared that a nuclear war could plunge the world into a deadly ice age. Three decades later, does this theory still resonate?
Click Here to Read: Antimatter changed physics, and the discovery of antimemories could revolutionise neuroscience by Harriet Dempsey-Jones on the Medical Xpress website on March 30, 2016.
Antimemory, the yin to memory’s yang. Credit: Naeblys/shutterstock.com
Click Here to Read and View: How the brain processes emotions: Neuroscientists identify circuits that could play a role in mental illnesses, including depressionby Anne Trafton on the MIT News website on March 31, 2016.
Image: Anna Beyeler and Praneeth Namburi
Click Here to Read: Scientists Warn of Perilous Climate Shift Within Decades, Not Centuries By JUustin Gillis in The New York Times on March 22, 2016.
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Click Here to Read: This Day in Jewish History 1916: Einstein’s Relativity Theory Is Submitted for Publication: As a consequence of Einstein’s work, it became clear (well, clear to some scientists, at least) that time and space comprise a single continuum David B. Green March 20, 2016.
Click Here to Read: Without Albert Einstein, We’d All Be Lost: Do you like your GPS? Thank his general theory of relativity, an astonishing feat of the human mind By Robert Dijkgraafin the Wall Street Journal on November 5, 2015. (more…)
Click Here to Read: What We’ve Learned About Pluto By Kenneth Chang in The New York Times on March 17, 2016.
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Click Here to Read: Astronomers say they’ve found the biggest structure in the universe and they named it the BOSS By Sarah Kaplan in The Washington Post on March 11, 2016.
You think the Milky Way (shown here in the night sky over the German island of Fehmarn) is big? Pfft. Wait till you hear about the BOSS Great Wall. (Daniel Reinhardt/European Pressphoto Agency)
Click Here to Read: Review of Localization and its Discontents: A Genealogy of Psychoanalysis and the Neuro Disciplines, by Katja Guenther, Reviewed by Janet Sayers on the Times Higher Education website on March 10, 2016
Click Here to Read: Everything Is Crumbling: An influential psychological theory, borne out in hundreds of experiments, may have just been debunked. How can so many scientists have been so wrong? By Daniel Engber on the Slate Website on March 6, 2016.
Click Here to Read: Brain hacking: Hot-wired for happiness? By Amy Ellis Nutt in The Washington Post on March 3, 2015.
Neuroscientist Susumu Tonegawa sits in his office in Wako-shi, Japan on Feb. 25. (Kosuke Okahara for The Washington Post)
Click Here to Read: John Cacioppo: ‘Loneliness is like an iceberg – it goes deeper than we can see’ by Interview by Tim Adams on the Guardian website on February 28, 2016.
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Click Here to Read: For Mark Willenbring, Substance Abuse Treatment Begins With Research by Gabrielle Galser in The New York Times on February 22, 2016.
Click Here to Read: Study of Holocaust survivors finds trauma passed on to children’s genes: New finding is first example in humans of the theory of epigenetic inheritance: the idea that environmental factors can affect the genes of your children by Helen Thomson on the Guardian website on Augst 21, 2015.
The team’s work is the clearest sign yet that life experience can affect the genes of subsequent generations. Photograph: Mopic/Alamy
Click Here to Read: Smoking cannabis DOESN’T cause clinical anxiety or depression, study finds A new study finds that cannabis does not increase risk of developing mood or anxiety disorders Researchers used a national sample of nearly 35,000 U.S. adults 18 or older The study also found that cannabis can increase risks of developing drug and alcohol use disorders By Valerie Edwards in the Daily Mail on February 20, 2016.
Click Here to Read: Oxford’s Halley Professor on How the Climate Challenge Could Derail a Brilliant Human Destiny By Andrew C. Revkin in the New York Times on February 15, 2016.
Click Here To Read: Astronomers detect gravitational waves predicted by Einstein By Will Morrow on The World Socialist Web Site on February 12, 2016.
The three stages of the collision of two black holes – inspiral, merger and ringdown – illustrated above. The signal detected by the two LIGO instruments is superimposed across the bottom. Credit: LIGO, NSF, Aurore Simonnet (Sonoma State U.)
Click Here to Read: Living With Face Blindness: Prosopagnosia is a condition that can make it impossible to recognize the faces of others, from friends to movie characters to parents. To varying degrees, it affects about two percent of people by Samjana Chowhan in The Atlntic Monthly on September 24, 2013.
Deux hommes en pied by Edgar Degas (Renaud Camus/flickr)