Archive for the 'Science News' Category

Hundreds of open access journals accept fake science paper

Saturday, October 5th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:   Hundreds of open access journals accept fake science paper. Publishing hoax exposes ‘wild west’ world of open access journals and raises concerns about poor quality control by Clair Shaw on the Guardian website October 4, 2013.

A fake scientific paper has fooled 157 open access journals. Photograph: Getty Images

NASA scientists announce historic leap in human exploration

Saturday, October 5th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  NASA scientists announce historic leap in human exploration Voyager 1 spacecraft enters interstellar space By Kevin Reed on the World Socialist Web Site on  October 4, 2013.

The Space Between: This artist’s concept shows the Voyager 1 spacecraft entering the space between stars. Interstellar space is dominated by plasma, ionized gas (illustrated here as brownish haze), that was thrown off by giant stars millions of years ago. [Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech]

 

In Conversation With Neuroscientists

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  In Conversation With Neuroscientists by Emma Green on The Atlantic website on October 2, 2013.

In 1998, two New Zealand neuroscientists created the first-ever images of what a brain looks like when a person is thinking. In the past 15 years, the field has come a long way. (Reuters)

 

No, Science Doesn’t Have All the Answers

Saturday, September 28th, 2013

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Click Here to View: No, Science Doesn’t Have All the Answers by  Leon Wieseltier  on the New Republic Magazine website on August 7, 2013.

‘A different person': Personality change often brain injury’s hidden toll

Saturday, September 28th, 2013

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Click Here to Read and View:  ‘A different person': Personality change often brain injury’s hidden toll by Bill Briggs on the NBC New Website on September 28, 2013,

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Fear memories can be overcome during sleep, researchers say

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

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Click Here to Read: Fear memories can be overcome during sleep, researchers say By Meeri Kim in The Washington Post  on September 22, 2013.

Courtesy of Xu Liu and Steve Ramirez – The hippocampus of a mouse brain, after the making of a memory. The cells glowing in red contain the memory of a particular environment and have been genetically tricked to be capable of being turned on with just brief pulses of light.

Neuroscience May Help Us Understand Financial Bubbles

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

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Click Here to Read: Neuroscience May Help Us Understand Financial Bubbles New research published in the journal Neuron suggests that market bubbles are in fact driven by a biological impulse to try to predict how others behave By Will de Freitas on the POPSCI  website on September 18, 2013.

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A Map for the Future of Neuroscience

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  A Map for the Future of Neuroscience Posted by Gary Marcus on The New Yorker website on September 17, 2013.

The Seductive Allure of Neuroscience and the Science of Persuasion

Monday, September 16th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  The Seductive Allure of Neuroscience and the Science of Persuasion By Jay Van Bavel and Dominic Packer in The Scientific American on September 16, 2013.

Male Sensitivity Written in the Genes

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Male Sensitivity Written in the Genes By Douglad Quenqua in The New York Times on September 9, 2013.

The New Science of Mind

Monday, September 9th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  The New Science of Mind By Eric R. Kandel in The New York Times on September 6, 2013.

What happens if you damage your hippocampus

Saturday, September 7th, 2013

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Click Here to View:   What happens if you damage your hippocampus with Professor Robert Saplosky on the Great Courses website.

The Real Neuroscience of Creativity

Friday, September 6th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:   The Real Neuroscience of Creativity by Scott Barry Kaufman on the Huffington Post website on September 05, 2013.

Get a hold of your Joy Sticks for a Smarter Ride: Video games and old Brains

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  A Multitasking Video Game Makes Old Brains Act Younger  By Matt Richtel in The New York Times on  September 4, 2013.

Click Here to Read:  A Racing Game to Rejuvenate the Brain? in Science Magazine on September 4, 2013.

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Gaming the system. Multitasking in this fast-paced virtual environment could help players fight off age-related mental decline.

Sex Addiction May Not Be Real After All

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Click Here to Read: Sex Addiction May Not Be Real After All by Deborah Brauser in MedScape Psychiatry on August 16, 2013.

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Mimdless: The new neuro-skeptics

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

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Click Here to Read: Mimdless: The new neuro-skeptics by Adam Gopik in The New Yorker on September 9, 2013,

Evolution and Medicine by Robert L. Perlman

Monday, September 2nd, 2013

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Click Here to Read: The first section of the Book Evolution and Medicine by Robert L. Perlman.

The Neuroscience of War

Monday, September 2nd, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  The Neuroscience of War by James Hamblingaug on the on The Atlantic Magazine website on August 31, 2013.

Just Thinking about Science Triggers Moral Behavior

Sunday, September 1st, 2013

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Click Here to Read: Just Thinking about Science Triggers Moral Behavior: Psychologists find deep connection between scientific method and morality By Piercarlo Valdesolo on the Scientific American website on August 27, 2013.

With science in mind, morality increases. Image: iStock/Imagez

Childhood Maltreatment and Psychopathology Affect Brain Development During Adolescence

Friday, August 30th, 2013

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Click Here to Read: Abstract from: Childhood Maltreatment and Psychopathology Affect Brain Development During Adolescence by Sarah Whittle, Ph.D. , Meg Dennison, Ph.D., Julian G. Simmons, Ph.D., Murat Yücel, Ph.D., Dan I. Lubman, M.B.Ch.B., Ph.D., F.R.A.N.Z.C.P., Christos Pantelis, M.D., M.R.C.Psych., F.R.A.N.Z.C.P., and Nicholas B. Allen, Ph.D. in The Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Volume 52, Issue 9 , p.. 940-952.e1 July 01, 2013.  This article is available for purchase on this site.