Click Here to Read: Do Clinical Trials Work? By Clifton Leaf in The New York Times on July 13, 2013.
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Click Here to Read: Study Finds Key Brain Region That Ties Memory, Emotion By Janice Wood Associate News Editor Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on July 13, 2013.
Click Here to Read: Depression Alters Young Brains By Nicholas Bakalar in The New York Times on July 10, 2013.
Click Here to Read: “I Don’t Know If I’m a Scientist”: The Problem with Archetypes By Grace Lindsay on the Scientific American Blogs website on July 10, 2013.
Image: Neill DeGrasse Tyson image is in the public domain.
Click Here to Read: Neuroscience and the Law: In Neuroliteracy Optional Anymore? By Pauline Tesler and Norman Solovay.
Click Here to Read: IVF may slightly increase mental retardation risk by William Hudson on the CNN website on July 2nd, 2013.
A medical worker prepares to perform intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI)
Click Here to Read: Can Neuroscience Explain What Occurs in Addiction Recovery? by Mark Moran on the Psychiatric News website on July 02, 2013.
Marc Galanter, M.D., points out that part of AA’s success is due to participants’ feeling of “belonging” to the group and that participation has neurobiological effects.
Click Here to Read: Human behaviour: is it all in the brain – or the mind? Review of Brainwashed by Sally Satel and Scott Lilienfeld in the Guardian on June 29, 2013.
Click Here to Read: Excavating the Mind: Past Brain Activity Revealed in Scans:By studying spontaneously emerging brain activity, researchers may be able to trace past experiences by John Ericson on the Medical Daily website on June 25, 2013.
(Photo: Weissmann Institute of Science.) Research offers new insight into spontaneously emerging brain activity.
Click Here to Read: There’s a lot more to neuroscience than media ‘neuromania’ Why do some critics refuse to accept that the solution to many mysteries of the mind will be found in the brain? by Mark Stokes on the Guardian Website on June 25, 2013.
It seems a bit too simple to suggest that the neuromanic public has been hypnotised by the beauty of fMRI. Photograph: PR
Click Here to Read: Patients suffer from PTSD after heart attack, stroke By Jacque Wilson on the CNN website on June 21, 2013.
Click Here to Read: A zap to the brain makes you think people are more attractive by Meghan Holohan on NBC News website on June 21, 2013.
Click Here to Read: Depression: ED psychiatrists perform nuanced assessments of traumatized patients by jack Pula on the Clinical Psychiatry News Website on June 4, 2013.
Click Here to View: The authors of Brainwashed: The use and misuse of neuroscience, Sally Satel and Scott Lilienfeld, in Conversation with David Brooks on the AEI 75 website on Monday June 17, 2013.
Click Here to Read: Scientists create high-resolution 3-D atlas of human brain By Meeri Kim in the Washington Post on June 20, 2013.
Click Here to Read: This is your brain on happy: Machine can read your emotions by Maggie Fox on the NBC News website on June 19, 2013.
Click here to Read: Beyond the Brain By David Brooks in The New York Times on June 17, 2013.
David Brooks on “Neurocentrism”
Brooks in today’s NYT’s column cites several recent books that reframe the popularity of brain picturing in today’s science and popular press.
He summarizes four conceptual complications about using brain imaging alone to explain our functioning. First, that a brain region may serve a variety of different tasks. Second, (and complementary), that one task may use different brain reactions or states. Third, that one activity, such as ‘working memory’, may distribute over multiple regions (at least 30 in the case of working (more…)
Click Here to Read: Dad’s Stress Could Affect Offspring Through Epigenetic Changes To Sperm, Mouse Study Shows on the Huffington Post website on June 16, 2013.
Click Here to Read: Researchers Find Biological Evidence of Gulf War Illnesses By James Dao in The New York Times on June 14, 2013.
Ronald Brown, a veteran of the 1991 Persian Gulf war, has had health problems since 1992.
Click Here to Read: The Neural Basis of the Dynamic Unconscious by Heather A. Berlin (New York).
This article originally appeared as Berlin, Heather (2011). The Neural Basis of the Dynamic Unconscious Neuropsychoanalysis 13 (1) and appears here with all requisite rights and permissions.
Click Here to Read: Neuroscience Meets
Psychoanalysis by Heather Berlin in Scientific American Mind