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Coping With Stress: Cognitive-Behavioral Stress Reduction

(Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/) Stress is ubiquitous and on the rise. How we learn to manage it can have profound effects on our health and well being. This ser...
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Speaking in Tongues and Your Brain

Speaking in Tongues and Your Brain | BrainWorks | Scoop.it
“Speaking in tongues” Dr. Kluane Spake New brain imaging studies at the University Of Pennsylvania School Of Medicine (image shown) tell us that SPECT scans were taken while believers worshiped and spoke in tongues.
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Low-Effort Cognition and Political Ideology « The Situationist

Low-Effort Cognition and Political Ideology « The Situationist | BrainWorks | Scoop.it

From University of Arkansas Newswire: When people use low-effort thought, they are more likely to endorse conservative ideology, according to psychologist Scott Eidelman of the University of Arkansas.

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Terry Sejnowski - Understanding the Human Brain

http://www.thesciencenetwork.org http://www.facebook.com/pages/TheScienceFoundation/224756850936906 Understanding the Human Brain was the subject of an edito...
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Seducing the Subconscious: The Psychology of Emotional Influence in ... - Financial Times

Seducing the Subconscious: The Psychology of Emotional Influence in ... - Financial Times | BrainWorks | Scoop.it
Seducing the Subconscious: The Psychology of Emotional Influence in ...Financial TimesIn recent years many psychologists, neuroscientists and sociologists have arrived at an acceptance that conscious thinking is just a small part of who we are.
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Mind Games – Science’s Attempts at Thought Control | Brain Blogger

Mind Games – Science’s Attempts at Thought Control | Brain Blogger | BrainWorks | Scoop.it
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Why Would God Let Disasters Happen?

Your perception of absolutely everything is influenced by your vibration. As your Larger Self you cannot even re...
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Will We Ever Understand the Brain?

As neuroscientists are learning more and more about our body's hidden frontier, we have gained fleeting insights into our own intuition, habits and seemingly un...
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What makes people feel pleasure?

What makes people feel pleasure? | BrainWorks | Scoop.it
Some questions about pleasure have easy answers. We know why humans get so much joy from eating and drinking. We know why sex is often fun, and why it can be such a delight to look at a baby's smiling face and listen to a baby's laugh.
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Human Brain Could Be Replicated In 10 Years, Researcher Predicts

Human Brain Could Be Replicated In 10 Years, Researcher Predicts | BrainWorks | Scoop.it
A model that replicates the functions of the human brain is feasible in 10 years according to neuroscientist Professor Henry Markram of the Brain Mind Institute in Switzerland. "I absolutely believe it is technically and biologically possible.
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Making Computers Think Like Humans: Time to Panic? - Technology - GOOD

Making Computers Think Like Humans: Time to Panic? - Technology - GOOD | BrainWorks | Scoop.it
IBM has invented computer chips that learn. It's not scary, we swear.
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Why It’s Good that the Internet Is Changing Our Brains - Technology - GOOD

Why It’s Good that the Internet Is Changing Our Brains - Technology - GOOD | BrainWorks | Scoop.it
Hint: It means we’re evolving....
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Is social media changing your perception of the world? | Robin Dickinson

Is social media changing your perception of the world? | Robin Dickinson | BrainWorks | Scoop.it
Compared to mainstream media, social media can present the world very differently. What's your opinion? Is social media changing your perception of the world?
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Memory – Not as Good as We Think | Brain Blogger

Memory – Not as Good as We Think | Brain Blogger | BrainWorks | Scoop.it
One of the more controversial topics within cognitive psychology is whether or not there are repressed memories and if so, can they accurately be recovered.
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Coping With Stress: Cognitive-Behavioral Stress Reduction

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An attempt to define creativity! | Computing, Creativity and Design ...

An attempt to define creativity! | Computing, Creativity and Design ... | BrainWorks | Scoop.it
Computing, Creativity and Design Cognition 2012. A Georgia Tech Class Blog. About · Grading · Innovate @ GT .... Follow “Computing, Creativity and Design Cognition 2012”. Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.
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Exploring the Crossroads of Attention and Memory in the Aging Brain: Views from the Inside

(Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/) Dr. Adam Gazzaley studies the neural mechanisms of memory and attention, how these processes change with normal aging and dement...
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"Mind and Brain" with William Uttal (BSP 83)

"Mind and Brain" with William Uttal (BSP 83) | BrainWorks | Scoop.it

"There is nothing more exciting than the mind/brain problem" according to Dr. William Uttal, author of Mind and Brain: A Critical Appraisal of Cognitive Neuroscience.

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Brain Goes Into 'Screen Saver' Mode In Absence of Stimulus

Brain Goes Into 'Screen Saver' Mode In Absence of Stimulus | BrainWorks | Scoop.it
New research shows our brain's sense centers are continuously active. In the absence of a stimulus, however, their electrical activity remains in "screen saver" mode.
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Henry Markram builds a brain in a supercomputer | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Henry Markram says the mysteries of the mind can be solved -- soon.
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Cognitive Function Article, Neuroscience Information, Mapping Brain Facts -- National Geographic

Cognitive Function Article, Neuroscience Information, Mapping Brain Facts -- National Geographic | BrainWorks | Scoop.it

The ancient Egyptians thought so little of brain matter they made a practice of scooping it out through the nose of a dead leader before packing the skull with cloth before burial. They believed consciousness resided in the heart, a view shared by Aristotle and a legacy of medieval thinkers. Even when consensus for the locus of thought moved northward into the head, it was not the brain that was believed to be the sine qua non, but the empty spaces within it, called ventricles, where ephemeral spirits swirled about. As late as 1662, philosopher Henry More scoffed that the brain showed "no more capacity for thought than a cake of suet, or a bowl of curds."

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Exploring the uncanny valley of how brains react to humanoids (Wired UK)

Exploring the uncanny valley of how brains react to humanoids (Wired UK) | BrainWorks | Scoop.it
We've all found ourselves in the uncanny valley before.
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IBM unveils cognitive computing chips, combining digital ‘neurons’ and ‘synapses’ | KurzweilAI

IBM unveils cognitive computing chips, combining digital ‘neurons’ and ‘synapses’ | KurzweilAI | BrainWorks | Scoop.it
IBM researchers unveiled today a new generation of experimental computer chips designed to emulate the brain’s abilities for perception, action and...
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In A Study About Urban Versus Rural Brains, Suburbia Is Left Out - Culture - GOOD

In A Study About Urban Versus Rural Brains, Suburbia Is Left Out - Culture - GOOD | BrainWorks | Scoop.it
A new study that confirms our cultural stereotypes about city and country dwellers raises more questions than it answers.
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Grades of consciousness in the brain

Grades of consciousness in the brain | BrainWorks | Scoop.it

What happens in the brain when we become conscious of something? What processes and structures are responsible for becoming aware? Is consciousness an either-...

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Is the Internet Bad for Our Brains? The Answer Is Subtle and Complex, But Quite Reassuring

Is the Internet Bad for Our Brains? The Answer Is Subtle and Complex, But Quite Reassuring | BrainWorks | Scoop.it
The Nominet Trust is a UK-based charity with the mission to “support initiatives that contribute to a safe and accessible Internet, used to improve lives and communities.” Recently, they published a report entitled, “The Impact of Digital Technologies on Human Wellbeing.” It’s published as a PDF, one that is so well-designed that it’s quite digestible on-screen.
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