Archive for the 'Science News' Category

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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Mimdless: The new neuro-skeptics

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

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Click Here to Read: Mimdless: The new neuro-skeptics by Adam Gopik in The New Yorker on September 9, 2013,

Evolution and Medicine by Robert L. Perlman

Monday, September 2nd, 2013

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Click Here to Read: The first section of the Book Evolution and Medicine by Robert L. Perlman.

The Neuroscience of War

Monday, September 2nd, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  The Neuroscience of War by James Hamblingaug on the on The Atlantic Magazine website on August 31, 2013.

Just Thinking about Science Triggers Moral Behavior

Sunday, September 1st, 2013

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Click Here to Read: Just Thinking about Science Triggers Moral Behavior: Psychologists find deep connection between scientific method and morality By Piercarlo Valdesolo on the Scientific American website on August 27, 2013.

With science in mind, morality increases. Image: iStock/Imagez

Childhood Maltreatment and Psychopathology Affect Brain Development During Adolescence

Friday, August 30th, 2013

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Click Here to Read: Abstract from: Childhood Maltreatment and Psychopathology Affect Brain Development During Adolescence by Sarah Whittle, Ph.D. , Meg Dennison, Ph.D., Julian G. Simmons, Ph.D., Murat Yücel, Ph.D., Dan I. Lubman, M.B.Ch.B., Ph.D., F.R.A.N.Z.C.P., Christos Pantelis, M.D., M.R.C.Psych., F.R.A.N.Z.C.P., and Nicholas B. Allen, Ph.D. in The Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Volume 52, Issue 9 , p.. 940-952.e1 July 01, 2013.  This article is available for purchase on this site.

Warning: this article involves brain-to-brain interfacing

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Warning: this article involves brain-to-brain interfacing Remote control by brain is a good internet trick, not a scientific breakthrough. But neuroscience’s real frontiers truly are exciting by Anil Seth on the guardian.com website on August 28, 2013.

Using this information to evoke a movement in another person is rather trivial – the same signal could have been used to turn on the Blackpool Illuminations (above).’ Photograph: Chris Warren/Alamy

Long-Term Memory Stored in the Cortex

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Long-Term Memory Stored in the Cortex on the Science Daily website on August 27, 2013.

Memories (red) for associating (or linking) two different sensations are formed in the cortex (tone in blue and touch in yellow). (Credit: MPI f. Medical Research/Splettstoesser)

Immune response to stress ‘has effect on mood’

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Immune response to stress ‘has effect on mood’ on the Medical News Website on August 24, 2013.

2001-2010 had the warmest temperatures globally

Monday, August 26th, 2013

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Click Here To Read: 2001-2010 had the warmest temperatures globally By Justin Knowels on the World Socialist Web Site on August 24, 2013.

Three Ways to Consider Psychoanalysis in Understanding of Science

Monday, August 26th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Three Ways to Consider Psychoanalysis in Understanding of Science by Kristina Kangas on the Berkeley Science Review website on August 23, 2013.

The Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  The Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease website.

Is Psychiatry a Science?

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

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Click Here to Read:  Is Psychiatry a Science? By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on the Wold of Psychology website on