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Information flow in the brain is not a 'one-way street'

Information flow in the brain is not a 'one-way street' | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
Neuroscientists have discovered a new principle of information flow in nerve cells.
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Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly
Covering topics and controversies in Cognitive Neuroscience and Brain Imaging
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Do Brain Workouts Work? Science Isn't Sure

Do Brain Workouts Work? Science Isn't Sure | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
Tools like Lumosity promise to stimulate your mind, though researchers question how much they improve cognitive performance.
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Here Come the Neurothugs! Run! – Percolator - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Here Come the Neurothugs! Run! – Percolator - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
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Novel brain-scanning technique maps flow of visual information in brain with unique accuracy

Novel brain-scanning technique maps flow of visual information in brain with unique accuracy | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
Every time you open your eyes, visual information flows into your brain, which interprets what you're seeing. Now, for the first time, MIT neuroscientists have noninvasively mapped this flow of information in the human brain with unique accuracy, using a novel brain-scanning technique.
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The Brain, in Exquisite Detail

The Brain, in Exquisite Detail | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
Undertaking thousands of hours of work, researchers are working to create an interactive database of a healthy brain’s structure and activity, the first of its kind.
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Frontiers | Valproate reopens critical-period learning of absolute pitch | Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience

Absolute pitch, the ability to identify or produce the pitch of a sound without a reference point, has a critical period, i.e. it can only be acquired early in life.
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How journals like Nature, Cell and Science are damaging science

How journals like Nature, Cell and Science are damaging science | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
Randy Schekman: The incentives offered by top journals distort science, just as big bonuses distort banking
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Are brains computers?

Are brains computers? | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
Recently Stephen Hawking apparently said "I think the brain is like a programme in the mind, which is like a computer, so it's theoretically possible to copy the brain onto a computer and so provide a form of life after death.”...
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Male and female brains wired differently, scans reveal

Male and female brains wired differently, scans reveal | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
Maps of neural circuitry show women's brains are suited to social skills and memory, men's perception and co-ordination
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Exercise, Stress, and the Brain

Dr. Paul Thompson talks about how imaging has revealed the positive effects of exercise on the brain as well as the detrimental effects of stress and cortiso...
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Functional Relevance of Micromodules in the Human Association Cortex Delineated with High-Resolution fMRI

Functional Relevance of Micromodules in the Human Association Cortex Delineated with High-Resolution fMRI | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
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Hidden dangers of noninformative priors - Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science

Following up on Christian’s post [link fixed] on the topic, I’d like to offer a few thoughts of my own.
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The Case Against Brain Scans As Evidence In Court

The Case Against Brain Scans As Evidence In Court | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
Should judges allow brain scans to prove a person's guilt or innocence?
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Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep

Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
Mouse brains get washed with cerebrospinal fluid while they sleep. Humans may use the same process.
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One more benefit of sleep!

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NIH rethinks psychiatry trials

NIH rethinks psychiatry trials | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
Mental-health division will no longer fund research aiming to relieve symptoms without probing underlying causes.
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Blazing Trails in Brain Science

Blazing Trails in Brain Science | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
Dr. Thomas R. Insel’s twisted path to his role as director of the National Institute of Mental Health is a tour of where psychiatric science has been, where it’s going and why.
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How Thinking Works: 10 Brilliant Cognitive Psychology Studies Everyone Should Know — PsyBlog

How Thinking Works: 10 Brilliant Cognitive Psychology Studies Everyone Should Know — PsyBlog | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
How experts think, the power of framing, the miracle of attention, the weird world of cognitive biases and more…
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Right Brain: A reading specialist with alexia without agraphia

Right Brain: A reading specialist with alexia without agraphia | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
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Number sense in infancy predicts mathematical abilities in childhood

Number sense in infancy predicts mathematical abilities in childhood | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
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A Pilot Trial of Mindfulness Meditation Training for ADHD in Adulthood: Impact on Core Symptoms, Executive Functioning, and Emotion Dysregulation

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So, men and women's brains are wired differently – but it's not that simple

So, men and women's brains are wired differently – but it's not that simple | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
Oscar Rickett: Reducing a scientific study about mental illness to pop psychology suggesting men and women are from different planets does us all a disservice
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Impulsivity, rewards and ritalin: Monkey study shows tighter link

Impulsivity, rewards and ritalin: Monkey study shows tighter link | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
Even as the rate of diagnosis has reached 11 percent among American children aged 4 to 17, neuroscientists are still trying to understand attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
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Common Brain Cell Plays Key Role in Shaping Neural Circuits

Common Brain Cell Plays Key Role in Shaping Neural Circuits | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
Astrocytes actively refine neural circuits by selectively eliminating synapses, a new study reports.
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hidden dangers of noninformative priors

hidden dangers of noninformative priors | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
Last year, John Seaman (III), John Seaman (Jr.), and James Stamey published a paper in The American Statistician with the title Hidden dangers of specifying noninformative priors. (It does not seem...
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iPads help children with autism develop language

iPads help children with autism develop language | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
Some parents in a recent study were able to converse with their children for the first time with the help of language development programs on an iPad. Turns out children with autism can learn speech later than previously thought.
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Brain scans to unlock mystery of shoppers' behaviour - Telegraph

Brain scans to unlock mystery of shoppers' behaviour - Telegraph | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
Scans of shoppers' brains will reveal how they react to special offers and promotions - and how their behaviour changes the longer they spend in the store
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