Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly
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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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Cognitive Enhancement and Theories of Justice: Contemplating the Malleability of Nature and Self

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Research shows the brain quickly determines intent of harmful actions

Research shows the brain quickly determines intent of harmful actions | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
New research from the University of Chicago illustrates that individuals can tell very quickly whether a harmful action they witness is intentional or accidental.
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Frontiers | Issues and Perspectives in Meditation Research: In Search for a Definition | Frontiers in Consciousness Research

Frontiers | Issues and Perspectives in Meditation Research: In Search for a Definition | Frontiers in Consciousness Research | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
Frontiers | Issues and Perspectives in Meditation Research: In Search for a Definition | Frontiers in Consciousness Research publishes articles on the most outstanding discoveries across the research spectrum of Frontiers | Issues and...
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PLOS ONE: The Problem of Thresholding in Small-World Network Analysis

PLOS ONE: The Problem of Thresholding in Small-World Network Analysis | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
PLOS ONE: an inclusive, peer-reviewed, open-access resource from the PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE. Reports of well-performed scientific studies from all disciplines freely available to the whole world.
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Dyscalculia: Number games

Dyscalculia: Number games | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
Brian Butterworth is on a crusade to understand the number deficit called dyscalculia — and to help those who have it.
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Inherent emotional quality of human speech sounds

Inherent emotional quality of human speech sounds | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
(2013). Inherent emotional quality of human speech sounds. Cognition & Emotion. ???aop.label???. doi: 10.1080/02699931.2012.754739
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Cognition: The brain's decline : Nature : Nature Publishing Group

Cognition: The brain's decline : Nature : Nature Publishing Group | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
Treating cognitive problems common in elderly people requires a deeper understanding of how a healthy brain ages.
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Dopamine-receptor gene variant linked to human longevity

Dopamine-receptor gene variant linked to human longevity | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
A variant of a gene associated with active personality traits in humans seems to also be involved with living a longer life, UC Irvine and other researchers have found.
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Fructose has different effect than glucose on brain regions that regulate appetite

In a study examining possible factors regarding the associations between fructose consumption and weight gain, brain magnetic resonance imaging of study participants indicated that ingestion of glucose but not fructose reduced cerebral blood flow...
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Fructose has different effect than glucose on brain regions that regulate appetite

In a study examining possible factors regarding the associations between fructose consumption and weight gain, brain magnetic resonance imaging of study participants indicated that ingestion of glucose but not fructose reduced cerebral blood flow...
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Secret Satans: Neuroscience : The Last Word On Nothing

Secret Satans: Neuroscience : The Last Word On Nothing | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
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New MRI method may help diagnose dementia

New MRI method may help diagnose dementia | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
A new way to use MRI scans may help determine whether dementia is Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia, according to new research.
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Notes from Two Scientific Psychologists: Can’t form a mental image? No big deal.

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Is it time to move past the idea that our brain is like a computer?

Is it time to move past the idea that our brain is like a computer? | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
Ever since the days of Alan Turing, neuroscientists have, in increasing numbers, compared the human brain to a computer.
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Loneliness? It’s All a State of Mind

Loneliness? It’s All a State of Mind | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
Researchers from UCL have found that lonely people have less grey matter in a part of the brain associated with decoding eye gaze and other social cues.
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Don't blame Parkinson's disease for addiction: study | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Despite concerns that Parkinson's patients were more likely to become compulsive gamblers or shoppers, a new study says untreated patients don't have any more addictions than...
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Do the Brain Benefits of Exercise Last?

Do the Brain Benefits of Exercise Last? | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
Exercise bolsters the structure and function of the brain. But if someone stops exercising, does the brain revert to its former state, much like unused muscles slacken?
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Study Finds the Unexpected in the Brains of Spirit Mediums

Study Finds the Unexpected in the Brains of Spirit Mediums | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
Not easily explained dynamics found in the brains of experienced spirit mediums.
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Bigger Brains Come At A Cost: Scientific American Podcast

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Your brain on Big Bird: Sesame Street helps to reveal patterns of neural development

Your brain on Big Bird: Sesame Street helps to reveal patterns of neural development | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
Using brain scans of children and adults watching Sesame Street, cognitive scientists are learning how children’s brains change as they develop intellectual abilities like reading and math.
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Amnesia and the Self That Remains When Memory Is Lost

Amnesia and the Self That Remains When Memory Is Lost | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
The tumor that erased Tom's memory did not touch his "soul."
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Unlikely Partners: Grateful Dead Drummer Teams with Scientist to Study How Rhythm Heals | TIME.com

Unlikely Partners: Grateful Dead Drummer Teams with Scientist to Study How Rhythm Heals | TIME.com | Brain Imaging and Neuroscience: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly | Scoop.it
Mickey Hart's quest to understand the power of music in medicine
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Distinct neural mechanisms of distractor suppression in the frontal and parietal lobe

The posterior parietal cortex and the prefrontal cortex are associated with eye movements and visual attention, but their specific contributions are poorly understood. We compared the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (dlPFC) and the lateral intraparietal area (LIP) in monkeys using a memory saccade task in which a salient distractor flashed at a variable timing and location during the memory delay. We found that the two areas had similar responses to target selection, but made distinct contributions to distractor suppression. Distractor responses were more strongly suppressed and more closely correlated with performance in the dlPFC relative to LIP. Moreover, reversible inactivation of the dlPFC produced much larger increases in distractibility than inactivation of LIP. These findings suggest that LIP and dlPFC mediate different aspects of selective attention. Although both areas can contribute to the perceptual selection of salient information, the dlPFC has a decisive influence on whether and how attended stimulus is linked with actions.

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