Archive for the 'Science News' Category

Israeli discovery could reverse Alzheimer’s damage

Monday, May 19th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Israeli discovery could reverse Alzheimer’s damage: TAU professor has uncovered a protein that may protect brain cells from harm by dementia-based diseases by David Shamah in the Start Up Israel website on May 18, 2014.

Prof. Illana Gozes (Photo credit: Courtesy)

This is your brain on meditation

Friday, May 16th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  This is your brain on meditation on the Science Codex website on May 15, 2014.

The left images show the brain during concentrative meditation, while images to the right show the brain during nondirective meditation.

How children’s brains develop – new insights

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  How children’s brains develop – new insights by  Pia Britto  on the Unicef Connect website on May 14, 2014.

Toddlers in Bangladesh are introduced to the alphabet. © UNICEF/BANA2014-00573/Mawa

 

What Neuroscience Can Teach Us About Compassion

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  What Neuroscience Can Teach Us About Compassion by Carolyn Gregoire on the Huffington Post website on May 13, 2014.

Phineas Gage, Neuroscience’s Most Famous Patient

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:   Phineas Gage, Neuroscience’s Most Famous Patient Each generation revises his myth. Here’s the true story By Sam Kean on the Slate website on May 6, 2014.

New Neurons Found to Overwrite Old Memories

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  New Neurons Found to Overwrite Old Memories by Douglas Quenqua in The New York Times on May 12, 2014.

The Next Frontier In The War Over Science

Monday, May 12th, 2014

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Click Here to Read and View: The Next Frontier In The War Over Science by Sam Stein on the Huffington Post website on May 6, 2014.

Heaven is for neuroscience

Monday, May 12th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Heaven is for neuroscience: How the brain creates visions of God Major figures like Joan of Arc and Dostoyevsky claimed supernatural visions. Why their brains could hold the answer Sam Kean on the Salon website on May 11, 2014.

Eugene Thirion’s “Jeanne d’Arc” (1876)

New Study Analyzes Content of Nightmares, Bad Dreams

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  New Study Analyzes Content of Nightmares, Bad Dreams on the Sci-News.com website on May 6, 2014.

Nightmares in men were more likely than those of women to contain themes of disasters and calamities, while themes involving interpersonal conflicts were twice as frequent in the nightmares of women. Image credit: Sweet Briar College.

Neuroscientist David Amodio on subconscious racial prejudice and why we’re still responsible for our actions

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:   Neuroscientist David Amodio on subconscious racial prejudice and why we’re still responsible for our actions By Indre  Viskontas and Chris Mooney on the Mother Jones website on  May 9, 2014.

Reading Pain in a Human Face

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Reading Pain in a Human Face By Jan Hoffman in The New York Times on April 28, 2014.

Can you tell which expressions show real pain and which ones are feigned? A study found that human observers had no better than a 55 percent rate of success, even with training, while a computer was accurate about 85 percent of the time. (The answers: A. Fake. B. Real. C. Real.)

Child psychology researchers find link between mechanical understanding and learning

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Child psychology researchers find link between mechanical understanding and learning  by Nicole Stiles on the Daily Texan website on April 28, 2014,

 

 

Neuroscientists discover brain circuits involved in emotion

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:   Neuroscientists discover brain circuits involved in emotion on April 24, 2014.

Neuroscientists discover brain circuits involved in Emotion

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Neuroscientists discover brain circuits involved in  Emotion on the MedicalPress.com website on April 22, 2014.

Earth Day 2014: How It Became a Global Environmental Event

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

EarthdayGarbageClick Here to Read:  Earth Day 2014: How It Became a Global Environmental Event by John Roach in National Geographic on April 21, 2014.

Aflac employees pick through garbage bags in search of recyclable plastic, aluminum, and cardboard for Earth Day 2013. PHOTOGRAPH BY AFLAC VIA ASSOCIATED PRESS

“Your Inner Fish” … An engaging look at our vertebrate ancestry

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

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Click Here to Read:   “Your Inner Fish” … An engaging look at our vertebrate ancestry By Walter Gilberti on the World Socialist Web Site on April 22, 2014.

Peter Holland, left, and Neil Shubin hunt off the Florida coast for amphioxus, a wormlike creature used to study the origins of basic human features. [PBS Television]

Brain Control in a Flash of Light

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

BrainControlMouseClick Here to Read:  Brain Control in a Flash of Light By James  Gorman in The New York Times on April 21, 2014.

A fiber optic system developed by Karl Deisseroth that can trigger activity within the brain of a free-moving mouse. INBAL GOSHEN AND KARL DEISSEROTH

Earth-sized planet in a star’s habitable zone confirmed

Monday, April 21st, 2014

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Click Here to Read:   Earth-sized planet in a star’s habitable zone confirmed By Bryan Dyne On The World Socialist web Site on April 21, 2014.

A diagram comparing the scale of the Kepler-186 system to our own Solar System. The green region is each star’s habitable zone. [Credit: NASA Ames/SETI Institute/JPL-CalTech]

The Problematic Rise of Big Neuro

Monday, April 21st, 2014

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Click Here to Read:   The Problematic Rise of Big Neuro: Big claims are being made for neuroscience. But what results can we realistically expect? by Hilary Rose on the iai news website on April 21, 2014.

Casual marijuana use linked with brain abnormalities, study finds

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

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Click Here to Read and View:  Casual marijuana use linked with brain abnormalities, study finds by Loren Grush on the Fox News website on  April 15, 2014.