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How the brain heals emotional wounds: the functional neuroanatomy of forgiveness

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  How the brain heals emotional wounds: the functional neuroanatomy of forgiveness from by Emiliano Ricciardi1, Giuseppina Rota1, Lorenzo Sani, Claudio Gentili, Anna Gaglianese1, Mario Guazzelli and Pietro Pietrini1, in Frontiers in Human Neuroscence 09 December 2013.

doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00839 .

The Older Mind May Just Be a Fuller Mind

Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:   The Older Mind May Just Be a Fuller Mind By Benedict Carey in The New York Times on January 27, 2014.

Dr. Joseph Valks – Using Neurological Processes and Computer Art to Model Global Warming

Saturday, January 18th, 2014

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Sleep: A Mystery at the Crossroads of Neuroscience

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:   Sleep: A Mystery at the Crossroads of Neuroscience (Part 1) by Deepak Chopra, on the SFGate website on January 12, 2014.

Click Here to Read:   Sleep: A Mystery at the Crossroads of Neuroscience (Part 2) by Deepak Chopra, on the SFGate website on January 12, 2014.

Do teens who stay in bed longer learn better?

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Do teens who stay in bed longer learn better? A £6m neuroscience study will find out by  Richard Gardner on the Independent website on the January 7, 2014.

Innovative programme aims to put Britain at the forefront of global education policy

Neuroscience study uncovers new player in obesity

Wednesday, January 8th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Neuroscience study uncovers new player in obesity: Neuroscience on the Medical Express website on January 7, 2014.

The Brain, in Exquisite Detail

Monday, January 6th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: The Brain, in Exquisite Detail By James Gorman in The New York Times on January 6, 2014.

Click Here to Read:  A Search for Self in a Brain Scan by James Gorman in The New York Times on January 6, 2014.

The Ocean Is Broken

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  The Ocean Is Broken By Greg Ray on the Newcastle Herald website on Oct. 18, 2013.

Ivan Macfadyen aboard the Funnel Web. Picture by Max Mason-Hubers

In the Human Brain, Size Really Isn’t Everything

Tuesday, December 31st, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  In the Human Brain, Size Really Isn’t Everything By Carl Zimmer in The New York Times on December 26, 2013.

Tracking Ocean Debris

Monday, December 30th, 2013

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Click Here to Read: Tracking Ocean Debris in IPRC Climate, vol. 8, no. 2, 2008.

Brainwashed: Neuroscience vs neurobollocks

Saturday, November 30th, 2013

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 Click Here to Read:  Brainwashed: Neuroscience vs neurobollocks by Cory Doctorow on the Boing Boing website on November 28, 2013.

Alfred Russel Wallace: A very rare specimen

Monday, November 25th, 2013

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Click Here to Read: Alfred Russel Wallace: A very rare specimen by Stepahnie Pain on The New Scientist Website on November 07, 2013.

Wallace survived 12 years in the tropics collecting specimens (Image: Evstafieff/Down House, Downe, Kent, UK/English Heritage Photo Library/Bridgeman)

The New Science of Mind and the Future of Knowledge

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

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Kandel challenges psychoanalysis to show it is an empirical science and is willing to study its clinical practice.
Kandel is a friend of analysis, an honest friend who will tell us what we may not want to hear.
==Nathan M. Szajnberg, MD

Click Here to Read:   The New Science of Mind and the Future of Knowledge by Eric Kandel on the Cell Press website.

This article originally appeared as Kandel, Eric (2013). The New Science of Mind and the Future of Knowledge. 546 Neuron 80:546-560 and appears here with all requisite rights and permissions.

Risk Calculator for Cholesterol Appears Flawed

Thursday, November 21st, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Risk Calculator for Cholesterol Appears Flawed by Gina Kolata in The NewYork Times on October 17, 2013,

Click Here to Read: The Bottom Line? Often the Drug Companies’by Marcia Angell in The New York Times on October 17, 2013.

Dr. Nancy Cook and Dr. Paul M. Ridker of Harvard Medical School found that a new online calculator used to assess heart treatment options overestimated the risks that many people face.
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Now You See It, Even If You Don’t

Friday, November 15th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Now You See It, Even If You Don’t by Alan McStravick on the redOrbit website on November 14, 2013.

Image Credit: Thinkstock

New study estimates billions of Earth-sized planets orbiting Sun-like stars in the Milky Way galaxy

Sunday, November 10th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  New study estimates billions of Earth-sized planets orbiting Sun-like stars in the Milky Way galaxy By Bryan Dyne on the World Socialist Web Site on November 9, 2013.

Artist’s conception of Kepler-22b, a planet 2.4 times the size of Earth orbiting in the habitable zone of a Sun-like star. Whether or not the planet has an atmosphere as depicted is unknown.

Baby’s Gaze May Signal Autism, a Study Finds

Friday, November 8th, 2013

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Click Here to Read and View: Baby’s Gaze May Signal Autism, a Study Finds Pam Belluck in The New York Times on November 6 , 2013.

The Sun’s Magnetic Field is About to Flip

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  The Sun’s Magnetic Field is About to Flip  on The Why Don’t You Try This website on August 8, 2013.

On Living in a Biological Revolution

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

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Click Here to Read: On Living in a Biological Revolution by Donald Fleming in The Atlantic Monthly in February 1969.

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The Monkey and the Snake

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

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Click Here to Read: The Monkey and the Snake: How the Primate Brain Reacts to Serpents A new study probes a hardwired fear of snakes. by Liz Langley in the National Geographic on October 29, 2013.

Humans may be hardwired to fear snakes.Photograph by Robert Pickett, Papilio/Corbis