Archive for the 'Science News' Category

Einstein’s Brain Had Well-Connected Hemispheres That Sparked His Brilliance, Study Suggests

Monday, October 7th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Einstein’s Brain Had Well-Connected Hemispheres That Sparked His Brilliance, Study Suggests in the The Huffington Post on October 05, 2013.

Why Are There Still So Few Women in Science?

Monday, October 7th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Why Are There Still So Few Women in Science? By Eileen Pollack in The New York Times on October 3, 2013.

At the Solvay Conference on Physics in 1927, the only woman in attendance was Marie Curie (bottom row, third from left).
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Under the microscope: The effect of loneliness on physical and mental health

Sunday, October 6th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Under the microscope: The effect of loneliness on physical and mental health By Ruchi Shah on The Statesman of Stoney Brook University website on October 3, 2013.

Turhan Canli, Associate Professor of Integrative Neuroscience, plans to continue examining differentially expressed hereditary and epigenetic genes. (JIA YAO / THE STATESMAN)

Click Here to Purchase: Encounters with Loneliness: Only the Lonely edited by Arlene Kramer Richards, Lucille Spira, and Arthur A. Lynch.

Depression Tied to Parkinson’s Risk

Sunday, October 6th, 2013

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Click Here to Read: Depression Tied to Parkinson’s Risk By Nicholas Bakalar in The New York Times on  October 2, 2013 .

For Better Social Skills, Scientists Recommend a Little Chekhov

Sunday, October 6th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  For Better Social Skills, Scientists Recommend a Little Chekhov By Pan Belluck in The New York Times on  October 3, 2013.

Emanuele Castano, left, and David Comer Kidd, researchers in the New School for Social Research’s psychology department.

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Hundreds of open access journals accept fake science paper

Saturday, October 5th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:   Hundreds of open access journals accept fake science paper. Publishing hoax exposes ‘wild west’ world of open access journals and raises concerns about poor quality control by Clair Shaw on the Guardian website October 4, 2013.

A fake scientific paper has fooled 157 open access journals. Photograph: Getty Images

NASA scientists announce historic leap in human exploration

Saturday, October 5th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  NASA scientists announce historic leap in human exploration Voyager 1 spacecraft enters interstellar space By Kevin Reed on the World Socialist Web Site on  October 4, 2013.

The Space Between: This artist’s concept shows the Voyager 1 spacecraft entering the space between stars. Interstellar space is dominated by plasma, ionized gas (illustrated here as brownish haze), that was thrown off by giant stars millions of years ago. [Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech]

 

In Conversation With Neuroscientists

Thursday, October 3rd, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  In Conversation With Neuroscientists by Emma Green on The Atlantic website on October 2, 2013.

In 1998, two New Zealand neuroscientists created the first-ever images of what a brain looks like when a person is thinking. In the past 15 years, the field has come a long way. (Reuters)

 

No, Science Doesn’t Have All the Answers

Saturday, September 28th, 2013

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Click Here to View: No, Science Doesn’t Have All the Answers by  Leon Wieseltier  on the New Republic Magazine website on August 7, 2013.

‘A different person': Personality change often brain injury’s hidden toll

Saturday, September 28th, 2013

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Click Here to Read and View:  ‘A different person': Personality change often brain injury’s hidden toll by Bill Briggs on the NBC New Website on September 28, 2013,

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Fear memories can be overcome during sleep, researchers say

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

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Click Here to Read: Fear memories can be overcome during sleep, researchers say By Meeri Kim in The Washington Post  on September 22, 2013.

Courtesy of Xu Liu and Steve Ramirez – The hippocampus of a mouse brain, after the making of a memory. The cells glowing in red contain the memory of a particular environment and have been genetically tricked to be capable of being turned on with just brief pulses of light.

Neuroscience May Help Us Understand Financial Bubbles

Thursday, September 19th, 2013

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Click Here to Read: Neuroscience May Help Us Understand Financial Bubbles New research published in the journal Neuron suggests that market bubbles are in fact driven by a biological impulse to try to predict how others behave By Will de Freitas on the POPSCI  website on September 18, 2013.

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A Map for the Future of Neuroscience

Wednesday, September 18th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  A Map for the Future of Neuroscience Posted by Gary Marcus on The New Yorker website on September 17, 2013.

The Seductive Allure of Neuroscience and the Science of Persuasion

Monday, September 16th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  The Seductive Allure of Neuroscience and the Science of Persuasion By Jay Van Bavel and Dominic Packer in The Scientific American on September 16, 2013.

Male Sensitivity Written in the Genes

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Male Sensitivity Written in the Genes By Douglad Quenqua in The New York Times on September 9, 2013.

The New Science of Mind

Monday, September 9th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  The New Science of Mind By Eric R. Kandel in The New York Times on September 6, 2013.

What happens if you damage your hippocampus

Saturday, September 7th, 2013

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Click Here to View:   What happens if you damage your hippocampus with Professor Robert Saplosky on the Great Courses website.

The Real Neuroscience of Creativity

Friday, September 6th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:   The Real Neuroscience of Creativity by Scott Barry Kaufman on the Huffington Post website on September 05, 2013.

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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