Click Here to Read: Researchers identify brain regions that encode words, grammar, story on the Medical Xpress website on November 26, 2014.
Archive for the 'Science News' Category
Click Here to Read: Amazing Brain Images Take Over Times Square By Joanne Manaster in The Scientific American on November 16, 2014.
Click Here to Read: Landing on a Comet, a European Space Agency Miss ion Aims to Unlock the Mysteries of Earth by Kenneth Chang in The New York Times on November 12, 2014.
Click Here To Read: Otago neuroscientists reveal mechanism crucial to molding male brains on The Eureka News Website.
Caption: Professor Allan Herbison is leader of a team discovering that neural circuitry they previously showed was vital to triggering ovulation also plays a key role in moulding the male brain. They have found that male-specific signalling in the Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) neurons of new-born mice is crucial to generating a testosterone surge that occurs up to five hours after birth. This brief but powerful increase in testosterone blood levels, which only takes place in males, is known to cause their brains to develop differently to females.
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Click Here to Read: Learning How Little We Know About the Brain by James Gorman in The New York Times on November 10, 2014.
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Click Here to Read: Telling Time: A Correlated History of the Universe By William Grassie on the MetaNexus Website on January 4, 2012.
Click Here to Read: Freudian flip: Countering the rise of counter-psychology. A recent statement by cognitive scientists on recovered memory casts misleading doubts on the very underpinnings of Freudian psychology, while undermining the struggle against sexual violence perpetrated on children by Eran Rolnik on the Haaretz website on November 1, 2014.
‘Puberty,’ by Edvard Munch (1894). Photo by Wikimedia Commons
Click Here to Read: Nobel Prize winner Kandel speaks on art and psychology by Mindy Rosengarten on the Student Life website on October 30, 2014.
Eric Kandel, a Nobel Prize-winning neuropsychiatrist, talks in Anheuser-Busch Hall on Tuesday night. Kandel spoke to a packed, standing-room-only crowd about the influences of psychological theories on the creation and enjoyment of art.
Role of pill-taking, expectation and therapeutic alliance in the placebo response in clinical trials for major depressionWednesday, October 29th, 2014
Click Here to Read: Role of pill-taking, expectation and therapeutic alliance in the placebo response in clinical trials for major depression by Andrew F. Leuchter, Aimee M. Hunter, Molly Tartter and Ian A. Cook on the BJRPsych website.
Click Here to Read: PET scans reveal how psychodynamic therapy for depression may change brain function on the Science Daily website on October 27, 2014.
Click Here to Read: A Chronicler of Warnings Denied Naomi Oreskes Imagines the Future History of Climate Change by Claudia Dreifus in The New York Times on October 27, 2014.
Click Here To Read: Memo to Neuroscience: “We Are Not Brain Puppets” by Deepak Chopra on the Huffington Post Website on October 21, 2014.
Click Here to Read: NASA releases actual recordings from space — and they’re absolutely breathtaking by Chris Coplan on the Consequences of Sound website on October 20, 2014.
Click Here to Read: Myth-conceptions: How myths about the brain are hampering teaching on the HealthCanal Website on October 10, 2014.
To recover from the doldrums of reading about Ebola and the stock market, not to mention all the world political issues, I turned to our international website this week for solace – and found it. I hope that you will too. As usual, I will give you my personal choices, followed by the entire list. Enjoy.
My choices this week are:
1) In the event that you missed it, please read the note from Arlene Kramer Richards: COWAP Conference a Success
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Click Here to Read: Cosmos as Masterpiece In ‘Cosmigraphics,’ Our Changing Pictures of Space Through Time By Michael Benson in The New York Times on October 13, 2014.
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Click Here to Read: Breakthrough Replicates Human Brain Cells for Use in Alzheimer’s Research By Gina Kolata in The New York Times on October 12, 2014.
Critical finding reveals atomic structure of a protein link between Type 2 diabetes and neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’sTuesday, October 14th, 2014
Click Here to Read: Critical finding reveals atomic structure of a protein link between Type 2 diabetes and neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s by Abigail Klein Leichman on the Israel 21C website on October 9. 2014.
Scientist Yifat Miller at Ben-Gurion University in Beersheva. Photo by Dani Machlis/BGU