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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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Neuroscience: The mind reader - Nature.com

Neuroscience: The mind reader - Nature.com | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
Nature.comNeuroscience: The mind readerNature.comAdrian Owen has found a way to use brain scans to communicate with people previously written off as unreachable. Now, he is fighting to take his methods to the clinic.
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Alan Turing and his machines - by the men who knew him best

Alan Turing and his machines - by the men who knew him best | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it

A week ahead of the Science Museum's Alan Turing exhibition - 'Codebreaker' - Matilda Battersby speaks to his old assistant and his nephew to find out what drove one of Britain's greatest men and looks at the machines that helped make his name.


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Losing money, emotions and evolution

Losing money, emotions and evolution | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
Mildly stressful situations can affect our perceptions in the same way as life-threatening ones.
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How brain performs 'motor chunking' tasks

How brain performs 'motor chunking' tasks | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
You pick up your cell phone and dial the new number of a friend. Ten numbers. One. Number. At. A. Time. Because you haven't actually typed the number before, your brain handles each button press separately, as a sequence of distinct movements.
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Novel brain imaging technique explains why concussions affect people differently

Novel brain imaging technique explains why concussions affect people differently | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
Patients vary widely in their response to concussion, but scientists haven’t understood why.
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Brain cell activity imbalance may account for seizure susceptibility in angelman syndrome

Brain cell activity imbalance may account for seizure susceptibility in angelman syndrome | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
Scientists may have pinpointed an underlying cause of the seizures that affect 90 percent of people with Angelman syndrome (AS), a neurodevelopmental disorder.
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Magnetic stimulation to improve visual perception

Magnetic stimulation to improve visual perception | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
Using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), an international team has succeeded in enhancing the visual abilities of a group of healthy subjects.
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Between ear and brain, an orderly orchestra of synapses

Between ear and brain, an orderly orchestra of synapses | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
A new study finds that the ear delivers sound information to the brain in a surprisingly organized fashion.
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Protein in the Brain May Affect Adaptability - Wall Street Journal

Protein in the Brain May Affect Adaptability - Wall Street Journal | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
Wall Street JournalProtein in the Brain May Affect AdaptabilityWall Street JournalFurther studies found PERK levels were significantly lower in brain tissue from patients with schizophrenia compared with patients with bipolar disorder and healthy...
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Non-invasive brain stimulation shown to impact walking patterns - Science Daily (press release)

Non-invasive brain stimulation shown to impact walking patterns - Science Daily (press release) | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
Non-invasive brain stimulation shown to impact walking patternsScience Daily (press release)ScienceDaily (June 1, 2012) — In a step towards improving rehabilitation for patients with walking impairments, researchers from the Kennedy Krieger Institute...
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The Neuroscience of Regret | Psychology Today

The Neuroscience of Regret | Psychology Today | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
How Our Brains Learn to Let Go of Regret as We Age - And Why Some People Don't By Melanie A. Greenberg, Ph.D....
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The Neuroscience of Deus Ex: Human Revolution

The Neuroscience of Deus Ex: Human Revolution | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
In the video game Deus Ex: Human Revolution, neuroscience meets synthetic augmentation in a fascinating and terrifying manner.
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Is NMDA Receptor-Coincidence Detection Required for Learning and Memory?

Is NMDA Receptor-Coincidence Detection Required for Learning and Memory? | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it

The Mg2+ block of NMDA-type glutamate receptors (NMDARs) is crucial to their function as synaptic coincidence detectors. An analysis of Drosophila expressing a Mg2+-independent NMDAR by Miyashita et al. (2012) in this issue of Neuron concludes that the Mg2+ block is required primarily for long-term memory. - Neuron 74, 2012


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When being scared twice is enough to remember

When being scared twice is enough to remember | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
One of the brain's jobs is to help us figure out what's important enough to be remembered. Scientists have achieved some insight into how fleeting experiences become memories in the brain.
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Brain area identified that determines distance from which sound originates

Brain area identified that determines distance from which sound originates | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
Researchers have identified a portion of the brain responsible for determining how far away a sound originates, a process that does not rely solely on how loud the sound is.
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Brain scans show specific neuronal response to junk food when sleep-restricted

The sight of unhealthy food during a period of sleep restriction activated reward centers in the brain less active than with adequate sleep, a new study using fMRI scans shows.
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This is your brain on no self-control

This is your brain on no self-control | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
MRI images show what the brain looks like when you do something you know you shouldn’t.
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Brain scans support Freud: Guilt plays key role in depression

Brain scans support Freud: Guilt plays key role in depression | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
Scientists have shown that the brains of people with depression respond differently to feelings of guilt -- even after their symptoms have subsided.
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Anxious girls' brains work harder

Anxious girls' brains work harder | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
In a discovery that could help in the identification and treatment of anxiety disorders, scientists say the brains of anxious girls work much harder than those of boys.
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A different drummer: Engineers discover neural rhythms drive physical movement

A different drummer: Engineers discover neural rhythms drive physical movement | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
In a significant departure from earlier models, neural engineers and neuroscientists have developed a new model for the brain activity underlying arm movements.
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Giant Brain Phone Booth

Giant Brain Phone Booth | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
By EDW Lynch on June 4, 2012. Giant brain phone booth. This giant brain-shaped phone booth is by Brazilian artist Carla Pires de Carvalho Fernandes. It was installed as part of a phone booth redesign competition in São Paulo, sponsored ...
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Hands-On Research: Neuroscientists Show How Brain Responds to Sensual Caress - Science Daily (press release)

Hands-On Research: Neuroscientists Show How Brain Responds to Sensual Caress - Science Daily (press release) | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
Hands-On Research: Neuroscientists Show How Brain Responds to Sensual CaressScience Daily (press release)Interested in how the brain makes connections between touch and emotion, neuroscientists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech)...
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Bionic Brains and Beyond - Wall Street Journal

Bionic Brains and Beyond - Wall Street Journal | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
Wall Street JournalBionic Brains and BeyondWall Street JournalUPMC/Associated Press Tim Hemmes had a chip implanted on the surface of his brain that allows him to move a mechanical arm. Above, testing in Sept.
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Positive charge - New technology to treat depression - 2012 SPRING - Stanford Medicine Magazine - Stanford University School of Medicine

Positive charge - New technology to treat depression - 2012 SPRING - Stanford Medicine Magazine - Stanford University School of Medicine | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
RT @AllTechMed "Positive Charge." New technology to treat #depression - http://t.co/xjzSSo2f #MRI #magnets #neuroscience...
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