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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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Alzheimer’s Disease Spreads Through Linked Nerve Cells, Brain Imaging Studies Suggest

Alzheimer’s Disease Spreads Through Linked Nerve Cells, Brain Imaging Studies Suggest | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia may spread within nerve networks in the brain by moving directly between connected neurons, instead of in other ways proposed by scientists, such as b (#dementia Alzheimer’s Disease Spreads Through...
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Tiny Genetic Variations Led to Big Changes in the Evolving Brain

Tiny Genetic Variations Led to Big Changes in the Evolving Brain | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
Changes to just three genetic letters among billions contributed to the evolution and development of the mammalian motor sensory circuits and laid the groundwor (Tiny Genetic Variations Led to Big Changes in the Evolving Brain | #Neuroscience –...
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33rd Square | Computational Neuroscience - An Introduction

33rd Square | Computational Neuroscience - An Introduction | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
Computational neuroscience reflects the possibilitv of generating theories of brain function in terms of the information-processing properties of structures that make up nervous systems.
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Dresselhaus, Graybiel, Luu receive 2012 Kavli Prizes - MIT News

Dresselhaus, Graybiel, Luu receive 2012 Kavli Prizes - MIT News | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
The Rockefeller University NewswireDresselhaus, Graybiel, Luu receive 2012 Kavli PrizesMIT NewsTwo techniques developed by Denk have answered major questions about how information is transmitted from the eye to the brain: His invention of two-photon...
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Helium shortage is no laughing matter

Helium helped the United States close the dirigible gap with Nazi Germany. It propelled NASA spaceward. But now, the nation is selling off its vast helium reserve — in such a ham-fisted way that...
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How Your Brain May be Keeping You Fat - Forbes

How Your Brain May be Keeping You Fat - Forbes | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
ForbesHow Your Brain May be Keeping You FatForbesNeurogenesis is a wonderful word that means our brains continue to grow new neurons throughout our lifetimes.
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Replication Initiative: Beware Misinterpretation

Two new initiatives are exploring the reproducibility of findings within psychology (“Psychology's bold initiative,” S. Carpenter, News Focus, 30 March, p. 1558). One approach provides an online outlet for replication attempts, regardless of success or failure. The other approach evaluates reproducibility with new empirical replications. Proponents of these initiatives should be careful, because it is easy to misinterpret replication successes and failures in a field that uses statistics (1).

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Neuron function restored in brains damaged by Huntington's disease

Neuron function restored in brains damaged by Huntington's disease | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
Researchers have restored neuron function to parts of the brain damaged by Huntington's disease (HD) by successfully transplanting HD-induced pluripotent stem cells into animal models.
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Research: Vitamin D levels correlate with MRI lesions

Research: Vitamin D levels correlate with MRI lesions | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
Results: 2362 MRI scans were acquired from 469 subjects. Each 10ng/mL higher 25-hydroxyvitamin D was associated with a 15% lower risk of a new T2 lesion (incidence rate ratio [IRR]= 0.85, 95% CI [0.76, 0.95], p=0.004) ...
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Dr. Brick Johnstone, University of Missouri – Neuropsychology of Religion | WAMC

Dr. Brick Johnstone, University of Missouri – Neuropsychology of Religion | WAMC | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Brick Johnstone of the University of Missouri explains efforts to pinpoint the location of the religious experience through (RT @academicminute: Dr.
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MRI Safety Demonstration: What happens when metal approaches ...

MRI Safety Demonstration: What happens when metal approaches ... | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a way of getting pictures of various parts of your body without the use of x-rays or radiation. A MRI scanner consists of a very strong magnet in which a patient lies.
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Flaws in Neuroimaging Studies Are Just the Tip of the Iceberg | Psychology Today

Flaws in Neuroimaging Studies Are Just the Tip of the Iceberg | Psychology Today | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
It's not just brain scans that have problems. By Ben Y. Hayden, Ph.D....
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Vaughan Bell: the trouble with brain scans

Vaughan Bell: the trouble with brain scans | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
Many of the methods on which brain scan studies are based have been flawed – as one image of a dead salmon proved, writes Vaughan Bell...
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Brain Scans Can Predict Smoking Cessation Program Success

Brain Scans Can Predict Smoking Cessation Program Success | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
Brain Scans Can Predict #SmokingCessation Success http://t.co/CwYgZWtH...
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PLoS ONE: Spontaneous Prediction Error Generation in Schizophrenia

Goal-directed human behavior is enabled by hierarchically-organized neural systems that process executive commands associated with higher brain areas in response to sensory and motor signals from lower brain areas. Psychiatric diseases and psychotic conditions are postulated to involve disturbances in these hierarchical network interactions, but the mechanism for how aberrant disease signals are generated in networks, and a systems-level framework linking disease signals to specific psychiatric symptoms remains undetermined.
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Stroke Recovery Speed Linked To Brain Stimulation, Study - Asian Scientist Magazine

Stroke Recovery Speed Linked To Brain Stimulation, Study - Asian Scientist Magazine | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
Asian Scientist MagazineStroke Recovery Speed Linked To Brain Stimulation, StudyAsian Scientist MagazineVolunteers first undergo a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan, which provides researchers with a three-dimensional picture of the brain.
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Psychopathy linked to specific structural abnormalities in the brain

Psychopathy linked to specific structural abnormalities in the brain | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
New research provides the strongest evidence to date that psychopathy is linked to specific structural abnormalities in the brain.
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The Web Gets Smarter Posted by Gary Marcus

The Web Gets Smarter Posted by Gary Marcus | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
Last Wednesday, with relatively little fanfare, Google introduced a new technology called Google Knowledge Graph.
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U.S. News Ranks Best High Schools for STEM - US News and World Report

U.S. News Ranks Best High Schools for STEM - US News and World Report | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
High Tech High School tops the rankings of science and technology schools.
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A statistical model of the network of connections between brain regions | KurzweilAI

A statistical model of the network of connections between brain regions | KurzweilAI | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
Researchers at the University of Cambridge have developed a simple mathematical model of the brain which provides a remarkably complete statistical account...
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Brain Tissue Is Responsive To Light, Says Study

Brain Tissue Is Responsive To Light, Says Study | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
The study was conducted with 51 healthy test subjects, utilizing functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). ... The study setting was typical for brain imaging, and corresponds with a placebo controlled setting.
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Speedy pH `detected in brain`

Speedy pH `detected in brain` | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
Scientists claim to have for the first time detected speedy pH in the brain, a finding which may provide fresh insights into learning, memory and disease.
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The Seductive Power of Brain Imaging

The Seductive Power of Brain Imaging | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
by Charmaine Chong Originally, I planned to write a post on neuromarketing, how fMRI and other brain reading machines, formerly used in the medical industry, are now used by corporate companies to ...
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Imaging blood and the living brain - Designing tools for biophotonics

Imaging blood and the living brain - Designing tools for biophotonics | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
Elizabeth Hillman on her work designing imaging tools for biophotonics (RT @ColumbiaPS: How does brain cancer spread?
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Scientists Use Brain Scans to Peek at What Dogs Are Thinking | Healthland | TIME.com

Scientists Use Brain Scans to Peek at What Dogs Are Thinking | Healthland | TIME.com | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
Is Fido really excited to see you? Or is the panting and tail wagging simply a sign that he's anticipating a treat? Researchers from Emory University in Atlanta are trying to answer this question and others by using MRI scans.
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