Archive for the 'Science News' Category

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.

Warning: this article involves brain-to-brain interfacing

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Warning: this article involves brain-to-brain interfacing Remote control by brain is a good internet trick, not a scientific breakthrough. But neuroscience’s real frontiers truly are exciting by Anil Seth on the guardian.com website on August 28, 2013.

Using this information to evoke a movement in another person is rather trivial – the same signal could have been used to turn on the Blackpool Illuminations (above).’ Photograph: Chris Warren/Alamy

Long-Term Memory Stored in the Cortex

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Long-Term Memory Stored in the Cortex on the Science Daily website on August 27, 2013.

Memories (red) for associating (or linking) two different sensations are formed in the cortex (tone in blue and touch in yellow). (Credit: MPI f. Medical Research/Splettstoesser)

Immune response to stress ‘has effect on mood’

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Immune response to stress ‘has effect on mood’ on the Medical News Website on August 24, 2013.

2001-2010 had the warmest temperatures globally

Monday, August 26th, 2013

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Click Here To Read: 2001-2010 had the warmest temperatures globally By Justin Knowels on the World Socialist Web Site on August 24, 2013.

Three Ways to Consider Psychoanalysis in Understanding of Science

Monday, August 26th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Three Ways to Consider Psychoanalysis in Understanding of Science by Kristina Kangas on the Berkeley Science Review website on August 23, 2013.

The Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  The Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease website.

Is Psychiatry a Science?

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Is Psychiatry a Science? By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on the Wold of Psychology website on

Is psychology a “real” science? Does it really matter?

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Is psychology a “real” science? Does it really matter? By Ashutosh Jogalekar  on the Scientific American Blogs website on  August 13, 2013.

Most people would place Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman’s work in psychology within the realm of “science” (Image: Quicklet)

Dear New York Times: Cancer And Autism Are Not Parallels

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

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Click Here to Read: Dear New York Times: Cancer And Autism Are Not Parallels by Emily Willingham on the Forbes Magazine website on  August 11, 2013.

BRCA Jewish’ Cancer Gene Mutations Often Go Untested

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:   BRCA ‘Jewish’ Cancer Gene Mutations Often Go Untested — At Deadly Cost One Woman’s Survival Fight Doomed by Lack of Testing by Karen Iris Tucker in The Jewish Daily Forward on  August 13, 2013.

COURTESY OF LISA SCHLAGER
At Supreme Court: Lisa Schlager and daughter Rachel protest Myriad Genetics’ claim to a patent on the BRCA gene, which they say raised the cost of testing.

 

A Black Hole Mystery Wrapped in a Firewall Paradox

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

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Click Here To Read:  A Black Hole Mystery Wrapped in a Firewall Paradox By Dennis  Overbye in The New York Times on August 12, 2013.

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Amazing Images From Neuroscience’s “Hubble Deep Field’

Monday, August 12th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Amazing Images From Neuroscience’s “Hubble Deep Field” By Neuroskeptic on the Discover  website on August 11, 2013.

Bursting the Neuro-Utopian Bubble

Monday, August 12th, 2013

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Click Here to Read: Bursting the Neuro-Utopian Bubble By Benjamin Y. Fong in The New York Times on August 11, 2013.