Archive for the 'Science News' Category

Freud’s Hysteria Theory Backed by Patients’ Brain Scans

Friday, March 7th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Freud’s Hysteria Theory Backed by Patients’ Brain Scans: Health By Jason Gale on the Bloomberg BusinessWeek Website on February 17, 2014,

A doctor makes a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to a patient at a hospital in Paris. Photographer: Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images

Research reveals first glimpse of brain circuit that helps experience to shape perception

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Research reveals first glimpse of brain circuit that helps experience to shape perception on the Medical Xpress website on March 02, 2014

The Brain’s Inner Language

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  The Brain’s Inner Language By James  Gorman in The New York Times on Febuary. 24, 2014.

When neurons in the brain of a live mouse, top, are active, they flash brightly. Dr. Clay Reid, above left, and colleagues at the Allen Institute for Brain Science are working with mice to better understand the human mind. Above center, areas of the mouse cortex related to vision, and connected to other parts involving visual perception. CreditZach Wise for The New York Times

Freud’s Hysteria Theory Backed by Patients’ Brain Scans

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Freud’s Hysteria Theory Backed by Patients’ Brain Scans By Jason Gale  on the Bloomberg website on February 17, 2014.

A doctor makes a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to a patient at a hospital in Paris.   Photographer: Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images 

The puzzle of the proton radius

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

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Click Here to Read:   The puzzle of the proton radius By Will Morrow  on the World Socialist Web Site on  February 21, 2014.

How Brains See Music as Language

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  How Brains See Music as Language A new Johns Hopkins study looks at the neuroscience of jazz and the power of improvisation.  by Adrienne  LaFrance on February 19 2014.

A member of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band performs at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival in New Orleans. (Gerald Herbert/AP)

Is the Universe a Simulation?

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Is the Universe a Simulation? by Edward Frenkel in The New York Times on February 14, 2014.

Evolutionary psychology: an affront to feminism?

Thursday, February 13th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Evolutionary psychology: an affront to feminism?  By Anne Campbell on the OUP Blog website on  February 13th, 2014/

The Impotence of Creationism:

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  The Impotence of Creationism: It’s complete nonsense. But as a compartmentalized fantasy, it’s harmless. By William Saletan on the Slate website on February 6, 2014,

Ken Ham, CEO and founder of Answers in Genesis, debating Bill Nye at the Creation Museum, Feb. 4, 2014.

Kuhn vs. Popper: The Struggle for the Soul of Science

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Revolutions in Science:  Kuhn vs. Popper:  The Struggle for the Soul of Science by Steve Fuller on the Collier website.

Click Here to Read:  Philosophy Thursday: A Short Course in the Philosophy of Science on this website.

Click Here to Read:  On Kuhn’s Case: Psychoanalysis and the Paradigm on this website.

Click Here to Read:   Kuhn’s “Paradigm” and Psychoanalysis on this website.

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Blazing Trails in Brain Science

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Blazing Trails in Brain Science By Benedict Carey In The New York Times on February 3, 2014.

Dr. Thomas R. Insel is the longest-serving director of the National Institute of Mental Health since its founder left. Lexey Swall for The New York Times

Scientific Pride and Prejudice

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Scientific Pride and Prejudice by By Michael Suk-Young Chwe in The New York Times on January 31, 2014.

Daniel Siegel: “Brainstorm: The Power And Purpose Of The Teenage Brain”

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

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Click Here to Read:   Daniel Siegel: “Brainstorm: The Power And Purpose Of The Teenage Brain” on the Diane Rehm Show website on January 6, 2014.

Articles from the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine

Friday, January 31st, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Tendering and value-based pricing: lessons from Italy on human papilloma virus vaccines  by Livio Garattini, Katelijne Van de Vooren and Nick Freemantle  J R Soc Med 2014 107: 4

Click Here to Read:  Advances in motor neurone disease by Dirk Bäumer, Kevin Talbot and Martin R Turner  J R Soc Med 2014 107: 14.

Click Here to Read:  Detection of the human endogenous retrovirus ERV3-encoded Env-protein in human tissues using antibody-based proteomics by Chen Fei, Christina Atterby, Per-Henrik Edqvist, Fredrik Pontén, Wei Wei Zhang, Erik Larsson and Frank P Ryan J R Soc Med 2014 107: 22 originally published online 21 November 2013.

 

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

ModelsGlobalWarmingClick Here to Read:  Dr. Joseph Valks – Using Neurological Processes and Computer Art to Model Global Warming on the Psychology Tomorrow Magazine Blog.

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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.