Archive for the 'Science News' Category

Neuroscience in Fiction: The Princess Bride

Sunday, August 4th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Neuroscience in Fiction: The Princess Bride By Susana Martinez-Conde in the Scientific American on August 3, 2013.

Scientists give mice false memories

Friday, July 26th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Scientists give mice false memories By Elizabeth Landau on the CNN website on July 25, 2013.

Arctic Methane Release Due To Climate Change Could Cost Global Economy $60 Trillion, Study Reports

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

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Click Here to Read and View:  Arctic Methane Release Due To Climate Change Could Cost Global Economy $60 Trillion, Study Reports By Nina Chestney, Reuters, on the Huffington Post website on July 24, 2013.

Warmer winters in northern latitudes could meanfewer days for outdoor hockey. An online project called RinkWatch aims to collect data on the condition of outdoor winter ice rinks in Canada and the northern U.S. and educate people on the impacts of climate change.

10 theories that explain why we dream

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  10 theories that explain why we dream on io9.com website.

World’s Largest Functional Brain Model Built Using MapleSim

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:   World’s Largest Functional Brain Model Built Using MapleSim by Tina George on the MCADCafe website.

New theory makes vision transparent

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  New theory makes vision transparent on the Medical Express website on July 24, 2013.

Mouseunculus: How The Brain Draws A Little You

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

mousebannerlong01Click Here to Read:  Mouseunculus: How The Brain Draws A Little You by Carl Zimmer on the National Geographic website on July 24, 2013,

The shape of a mouse’s body as represented in its brain. The pink and brown blobs are its whiskers. Image from Zembrzycki et al. Nature Neuroscience, August 2013, doi:10.1038/nn.3454

After Patent Ruling, Availability of Gene Tests Could Broaden

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

GenesPatentClick Here to Read: After Patent Ruling, Availability of Gene Tests Could Broaden By Andrew Pollack in The New York Times on June 13, 2013.

Click Here To Read:  Mental Illness: It’s Not in Your Genes by Kas Thomas on the Big Think website on  July 21, 2013/

 

Ex-Director Zerhouni Surveys Value of NIH Research

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Ex-Director Zerhouni Surveys Value of NIH Research By Rich McManus on the NIH website.

Dementia’s Signs May Come Early

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Dementia’s Signs May Come Early by Pam Belluck in The New York Times on July 17, 2013.

Neuroscience: Solving the Brain

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Neuroscience: Solving the Brain: The United States and Europe are both planning billion-dollar investments to understand how the brain works. But the technological challenges are vast by Alison Abbott on the Nature  website on July 17, 2013.

The Woman Who Changed Her Brain

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

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Click Here to View:  The Woman Who Changed Her Brain: Barbara Arrowsmith-Young TedxToronto on YouTube.

Do Clinical Trials Work?

Sunday, July 14th, 2013

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Click Here to Read: Do Clinical Trials Work? By Clifton Leaf in The New York Times on July 13, 2013.

Study Finds Key Brain Region That Ties Memory, Emotion

Sunday, July 14th, 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.

Depression Alters Young Brains

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Depression Alters Young Brains By Nicholas  Bakalar  in The New York Times on July 10, 2013.

“I Don’t Know If I’m a Scientist”

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

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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.

Neuroscience and the Law

Monday, July 8th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Neuroscience and the Law: In Neuroliteracy Optional Anymore?  By Pauline Tesler and Norman Solovay.

IVF may slightly increase mental retardation risk

Thursday, July 4th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  IVF may slightly increase mental retardation risk by William Hudson on the CNN website on July 2nd, 2013.

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Can Neuroscience Explain What Occurs in Addiction Recovery?

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

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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.

Human behaviour: is it all in the brain – or the mind?

Monday, July 1st, 2013

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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.