Archive for the 'Science News' Category
Click Here to Read: Scientists switch ‘good’ and ‘bad’ memories in mice By Rachel Feltman in The Washington Post on August 27, 2014.
This cartoon summarizes one of the main findings of the study. (Collective Next and Roger Redondo)
Click Here to Read: How Things Work: Neuroscience studies explain why humans experience empathy on The Tartan website on August 24, 2014.
Click Here to Read: Holding a Mirror to Their Natures: Looking at Twin Personality Through Look-alikes By David Levine in The New York Times on August 25, 2014.
Cilck Here to Read: Study Finds That Brains With Autism Fail to Trim Synapses as They Develop by Pam Belluck in The New York Times on August 21, 2014.
Click Here to Read: Maturing brain flips function of amygdala in regulating stress hormones on the Medical Express Website on August 20, 2014,
The amygdala is a region of the brain known to be important for responses to threats and learning about threats. Its function regulating stress hormones undergoes significant changes as the brain matures, Yerkes research suggests. Credit: NIMH
Click Here to Read: ISIS Savagery Explained: Five reasons why human beings are capable of savage inhumanity. Ian H. Robertson, Ph.D. on his The Winner Effect effect blog on the Psychology Today blogs on August 18, 2014.
Click Here to Read: Harassment in Science, Replicated by Christie Aschwanden in The New York Times on August 11,2014.
Click Here to Read: Scientists Create a 3-D Model That Mimics Brain Function By Pam Brlluck August 11, 2014.
Click Here to Read: Are Our Moral Decisions Based Solely On Biology? on the Radio Boston WHBUR website on August 7, 2014.
Sarah Beth Spitzer, a research assistant at Harvard University, wears an EEG cap, used to localize the regions of the brain needed to stimulate during the test. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Click Here to Read: Learning the Smell of Fear: Mothers Teach Babies Their Own Fears via Odour on the Scixasts website on August 5, 2014.
Click Here to Read: Small DNA modifications predict brain’s threat response oo the Medical Xpress Website on Aug 03, 2014.
Click Here to Read: 150 Neuroscientists Have A Problem With The EC’s Human Brain Project by Logan Booker on the Gixmodo on August 3, 2014.
Click Here to Read: Three Myths about the Human Brain by Gregory Hickok in The New York Times on August 1, 2014.
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.
Credit Flickr Photo/Giulia Forsythe
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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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
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.
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