Archive for the 'Science News' Category

Psychology’s replication drive: it’s not about you

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:   Psychology’s replication drive: it’s not about you A recent push for replicability in psychology has been sullied by ad hominem attacks and accusations of bullying. But there is a positive side to the whole debate.

Before we can work out the puzzles of the mind, we need to make sure our methods are good. Photograph: Images.com/Corbis

Neuroscientists Have Discovered Why Certain People Always Thrive Under Pressure

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Neuroscientists Have Discovered Why Certain People Always Thrive Under Pressure by Eileen Shim on the Policy Mic website on May 28, 2014.

All Circuits Are Busy

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  All Circuits Are Busy by James Gorman in The New York Times on May 26, 2014.

Video | Citizen Neuroscience Crowd-sourced science has exploded in recent years. An Internet game called Eyewire, from Sebastian Seung’s lab at M.I.T., asks volunteers to trace the fine details of neurons.

Flood of Reports Point to a Warming Earth — But Concern Drops s Politics Skewing Public Opinion on Momentous Issue?

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Flood of Reports Point to a Warming Earth — But Concern Drops  s Politics Skewing Public Opinion on Momentous Issue? By J.J. Goldberg  on May 26, 2014,

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Rising Waters: Buildings are seen near the ocean as reports indicate that Miami-Dade County in the future could be one of the most susceptible places when it comes to rising water levels.

 

What would Plato ask a neuroscientist?

Sunday, May 25th, 2014

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Click Here to Listen:  What would Plato ask a neuroscientist? on the NOPR website on May 23, 2014.

Can the Nervous System Be Hacked?

Sunday, May 25th, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Can the Nervous System Be Hacked? By Michael Beharnay in The New York Times on May 23, 2014.

Mirela Mustacevic, who suffers from rheumatoid arthritis, had a nerve stimulator implanted as part of a medical trial. Her symptoms have lessened Significantly.   Credit Sarah Wong for The New York Times

Bryan College Is Torn: Can Darwin and Eden Coexist?

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

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Click Here to Read: Bryan College Is Torn: Can Darwin and Eden Coexist? By Alan Blinder in The New York Times on May 20, 2014.

Stephen D. Livesay, president of Bryan College, said a statement was intended to reaffirm, not alter, the institution’s traditional position.  Shawn Poynter for The New York Times

Mice Run for Fun, Not Just Work, Research Shows

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

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Click Here to Read:  Mice Run for Fun, Not Just Work, Research Shows By James Gorman in The New York Times on May 20, 2014.

The Big Melt Accelerates

Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

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Click Here to Read: The Big Melt Accelerates by Kenneth Chang in The New York Times on May 19, 2014.

Muir Glacier at Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve in Alaska is among the many worldwide that are disappearing. Muir, left, as seen in August 1941, and photographed in August 2004. W. Field; B. Molnia / U.S.G.S., via Glacier Photograph Collection

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.)