Archive for the 'Science News' Category

Data-Mining Our Dreams

Saturday, October 19th, 2013

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Click Here to Read: Data-Mining Our Dreams  By Kelly Bulkeley in The New York Times on  October 18, 2013.

A New Map of How We Think: Top Brain/Bottom Brain

Saturday, October 19th, 2013

Click Here to View:StephenKosslyn  A New Map of How We Think: Top Brain/Bottom Brain Forget dated ideas about the left and right hemispheres. New research provides a more nuanced view of the brain By Stephen M. Kosslyn and G. Wayne Miller  on the Wall Street Journal website on October 18, 2013.

Author and neuroscientist Stephen Kosslyn talks to WSJ editor Gary Rosen about the practical implications of new brain research. Are you a Mover, Stimulator, Perceiver or Adaptor? Photo: Getty Images

Most Depressing Brain Finding Ever

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

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Click Here to Read: Most Depressing Brain Finding Ever by Marty Kaufman on the Huffington Post website on Septembe 16, 2013.

Student-faculty research shows Oreos are just as addictive as drugs in lab rats

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:   Student-faculty research shows Oreos are just as addictive as drugs in lab rats on the Connecticut College website on October 15, 2013.

Joseph Schroeder, associate professor of psychology and director of the behavioral neuroscience program, and Lauren Cameron ’14 found that eating Oreos activated more neurons in the brain’s “pleasure center” than exposure to drugs of abuse.

Brain anatomy and language in young children

Sunday, October 13th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Brain anatomy and language in young children on the Science Blog website on October 10, 2013.

Evolution and Bad Boyfriends

Saturday, October 12th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Gray Matter: Evolution and Bad Boyfriends By Piet van den Berg and Tim W. Fawcett in The New York Times on October 11, 2013

Dark alien planet discovered by NASA Scientists are unsure what causes the planet to be so dark, but they believe it could be ‘a chemical we haven’t even thought of yet

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

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Click Here to Read: Dark alien planet discovered by NASA Scientists are unsure what causes the planet to be so dark, but they believe it could be ‘a chemical we haven’t even thought of yet by Space.com on the Mother Nature Network Website on August 12 2011.

Latinos struggle to find help for mental health issues

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Latinos struggle to find help for mental health issues By Cindy Y. Rodriguez onthe  CNN website on October 9, 2013.

Argentine-born biochemist Cesar Milstein shared the 1984 Nobel Prize for Medicine with Georges Koehler of Germany and Niels Jerne of Denmark. The scientists developed a way to produce monoclonal antibodies, which are used to treat some forms of cancer and several autoimmune diseases.

Neuroscientists Identify Class of Cortical Inhibitory Neurons Specializing in Disinhibition

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Neuroscientists Identify Class of Cortical Inhibitory Neurons Specializing in Disinhibition on the Science Daily website on October 6, 2013.

Genes Suggest European Women at Root of Ashkenazi Family Tree

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Genes Suggest European Women at Root of Ashkenazi Family Tree By Nicholas Wade in The New York Times on October 8, 2013.

Primate Brains Follow Predictable Development Pattern

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

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Click Here to Read   Primate Brains Follow Predictable Development Pattern on the Red Orbit website on October 9, 2013.

Revolution in Brain Science Offers Optimism Following Latest Mass Shooting

Monday, October 7th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Revolution in Brain Science Offers Optimism Following Latest Mass Shooting by Chantel Garrett in the Huffington Post on September 30, 2013.

Einstein’s Brain Had Well-Connected Hemispheres That Sparked His Brilliance, Study Suggests

Monday, October 7th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Einstein’s Brain Had Well-Connected Hemispheres That Sparked His Brilliance, Study Suggests in the The Huffington Post on October 05, 2013.

Why Are There Still So Few Women in Science?

Monday, October 7th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Why Are There Still So Few Women in Science? By Eileen Pollack in The New York Times on October 3, 2013.

At the Solvay Conference on Physics in 1927, the only woman in attendance was Marie Curie (bottom row, third from left).
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Under the microscope: The effect of loneliness on physical and mental health

Sunday, October 6th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Under the microscope: The effect of loneliness on physical and mental health By Ruchi Shah on The Statesman of Stoney Brook University website on October 3, 2013.

Turhan Canli, Associate Professor of Integrative Neuroscience, plans to continue examining differentially expressed hereditary and epigenetic genes. (JIA YAO / THE STATESMAN)

Click Here to Purchase: Encounters with Loneliness: Only the Lonely edited by Arlene Kramer Richards, Lucille Spira, and Arthur A. Lynch.

Depression Tied to Parkinson’s Risk

Sunday, October 6th, 2013

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Click Here to Read: Depression Tied to Parkinson’s Risk By Nicholas Bakalar in The New York Times on  October 2, 2013 .

For Better Social Skills, Scientists Recommend a Little Chekhov

Sunday, October 6th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  For Better Social Skills, Scientists Recommend a Little Chekhov By Pan Belluck in The New York Times on  October 3, 2013.

Emanuele Castano, left, and David Comer Kidd, researchers in the New School for Social Research’s psychology department.

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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)