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Aphantasia: A life without mental images
Scientists identify the condition aphantasia, in which people cannot create images in their head
Neuroscience
Source: BBC News
Posted on: Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015, 7:47am
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Hormones boost placebo effect by making you want to cooperate
Therapies based on hormones that make us more trusting enhance our natural placebo effect – a finding that could alter the way clinical trials are conducted
Neuroscience
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015, 9:05am
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Scientists reject claims of lab-grown mini human brain
It made headlines, but a claim to have cultured a nearly fully formed brain is "entirely unjustified", say neuroscientists contacted by New Scientist
Neuroscience
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Friday, Aug 21, 2015, 7:50am
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Be wary of studies that link mental ill health with creativity or a high IQ
The idea that genius and madness are intertwined is an ancient one. But in truth, in this desperately underfunded field, we don’t even have objective tools to diagnose disorders of the mind, let alone back up claims such as this
Neuroscience
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Friday, Aug 21, 2015, 7:50am
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How do you recognize a long-lost friend?
New brain study determines how you can tell the difference between a stranger and someone you haven't seen in a while
Neuroscience
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015, 12:04pm
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Blind children can repurpose brain's visual center to process speech — study
Findings that highlight how brain’s ‘plasticity’ allows congenitally blind and sighted children to adapt to sensory experiences could inform future treatments
Neuroscience
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Wednesday, Aug 19, 2015, 12:04pm
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Were Carbs A Brain Food For Our Ancient Ancestors?
Once ancient humans learned to cook, starchy foods could have given them a calorie bump that fueled the evolution of the human brain, British researchers argue in a new paper.
Neuroscience
Source: NPR
Posted on: Tuesday, Aug 18, 2015, 9:07am
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Darting eyes in REM sleep are seeing objects in your dreams
When your eyes move during sleep, are they "seeing" anything? Research suggests these movements could be looking at objects in our mind's eye
Neuroscience
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Wednesday, Aug 12, 2015, 9:46am
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Why modern life is making dementia in your 40s more likely
From background radiation to chemicals in the food chain, environmental changes are contributing to a rapid global rise in neurological diseaseMy interest in neurological disease was triggered by a second friend dying of motor neurone disease (MND), which in purely statistical terms was exceptional.
Neuroscience
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Friday, Aug 07, 2015, 9:13am
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Why music makes us feel good: It releases brain’s painkillers
Naturally occurring opioids make sex and drugs feel good. Now it seems they can also explain music's beneficial effects on pain and well-being
Neuroscience
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Aug 06, 2015, 7:43am
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So You Flunked A Racism Test. Now What?
Scientists are working on ways to train our brains away from deeply held prejudices — including hacking your subconscious while you sleep.
Neuroscience
Source: NPR
Posted on: Tuesday, Aug 04, 2015, 10:37am
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Are There Really Benefits to Writing Things By Hand?
A new Bic commercial claims four benefits to writing by hand.
Neuroscience
Source: TIME Magazine
Posted on: Tuesday, Aug 04, 2015, 10:37am
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Memory loss: what makes people forget who they are?
When amnesia strikes, people can forget everything about their life, including their name. But what causes memory loss? And what happens to people who lose themselves for an hour, a few months – or even for ever?
Neuroscience
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Thursday, Jul 30, 2015, 8:37am
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Interpreting body language is no problem for kids with autism
Autistic children are just as good at reading emotions from the body as those without – they just don't like the closeness that interpreting emotions from faces requires
Neuroscience
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015, 9:53am
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Younger Adults With Alzheimer's Are Key To Drug Search
A very rare genetic mutation causes some people to develop Alzheimer's in their 30s. It also makes these people the ideal candidates for tests of potential Alzheimer's drugs.
Neuroscience
Source: NPR
Posted on: Thursday, Jul 23, 2015, 11:44am
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Women's Brains Appear More Vulnerable To Alzheimer's Than Men's
Researchers at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference say there's growing evidence that women are more likely than men of the same age to develop Alzheimer's disease.
Neuroscience
Source: NPR
Posted on: Wednesday, Jul 22, 2015, 9:16am
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Will Football Players Someday Take a Concussion Pill?
New research provides a potential pathway to a drug to save people from the progressive damage of severe or repeated concussions.
Neuroscience
Source: Technology Review
Posted on: Wednesday, Jul 22, 2015, 9:16am
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Scientists find first drug that appears to slow Alzheimer's disease
Solanezumab blocks memory loss in patients with mild version of the disease, making it the first medicine ever to slow pace of damage to patients’ brains
Neuroscience
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Wednesday, Jul 22, 2015, 9:16am
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Rats help scientists get closer to solving the mystery of acupuncture
Study finds that form of therapy which uses electric current blunted activity in rats’ hormonal pathway linked to stress, chronic pain and mood
Neuroscience
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Tuesday, Jul 21, 2015, 1:24pm
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This may be why songs get stuck in your head
A new study finds that the size and shape of a person's brain could make it easier for that Rihanna tune to become an "earworm"
Neuroscience
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Wednesday, Jul 15, 2015, 9:50am
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Animal brains connected up to make mind-melded computer
The power of rats' and monkeys' brains has been pooled by wiring them up. If we could do the same with humans, it could allow non-verbal collaboration
Neuroscience
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Jul 09, 2015, 9:20am
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Lasers, magnets give glimpses of human brain at work
Research at Yale plotted what happened in the brains of two scientists as they held a conversation
Neuroscience
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Tuesday, Jun 23, 2015, 9:26am
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Injectable Implants Could Help Crack the Brain’s Codes
A new type of flexible electronic device shows promise for long-term brain mapping and could be a more effective way to provide therapeutic stimulation.
Neuroscience
Source: Technology Review
Posted on: Friday, Jun 19, 2015, 9:12am
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Why Some Teen Brains May Be Hardwired To Make Risky Choices
Individual differences in the brain's working memory could help explain why some teens are especially impulsive about sex. Having engaged parents helps reduce the risk.
Neuroscience
Source: NPR
Posted on: Thursday, Jun 18, 2015, 10:42am
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High-tech headband boosts concussion detection
To help keep their heads healthy in the game, soccer stars test a new device to track how injury impacts their brain
Neuroscience
Source: CBSNews
Posted on: Friday, Jun 12, 2015, 10:49am
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Stretchy spinal implant presents new paralysis treatment
A thin and flexible implant that can be applied directly to the surface of the spinal cord to administer electrical and chemical stimulation has been developed by scientists in Switzerland. The e-Dura implant, made from a silicon substrate embedded with electrodes, replicates the properties of the soft living tissue around the spinal cord; meaning it can remain in situ without discomfort.
Neuroscience
Source: Reuters
Posted on: Friday, Jun 12, 2015, 10:49am
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Hovering Hawkmoths Slow Down Their Brains to See in the Dark
The insects’ night vision appears to be finely tuned to the movement of their flower food sources
Neuroscience
Source: Smithsonian
Posted on: Friday, Jun 12, 2015, 10:49am
Rating: | Views: 390 | Comments: 0
Brain-computer interface reverses paralysis in stroke victims
After three strokes that left the right side of his body paralyzed, Rick Arnold told his wife Kim that he had just one wish.
Neuroscience
Source: Reuters
Posted on: Wednesday, Jun 10, 2015, 10:42am
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Trail-blazing ants show hints of metacognition when seeking food
When faced with a changing environment ants are less likely to leave scent trails for their colony, perhaps doubting their own knowledge
Neuroscience
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Wednesday, Jun 10, 2015, 10:42am
Rating: | Views: 486 | Comments: 0
A Flexible Circuit Has Been Injected Into Living Brains
Tested on mice, the rolled mesh fits inside a syringe and unfurls to monitor brain activity
Neuroscience
Source: Smithsonian
Posted on: Tuesday, Jun 09, 2015, 10:15am
Rating: | Views: 386 | Comments: 0
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