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The Neuroscience of Everybody's Favorite Topic: Scientific American

The Neuroscience of Everybody's Favorite Topic: Scientific American | cognition | Scoop.it
Why do people spend so much time talking about themselves?
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These results suggest that self-disclosure—revealing personal information to others—produces the highest level of activation in neural regions associated with motivation and reward, but that introspection—thinking or talking about the self, in the absence of an audience—also produces a noticeable surge of neural activity in these regions. Talking about the self is intrinsically rewarding, even if no one is listening.

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Hallucinations with Oliver Sacks

In the first installment of the World Science Festival's new series, Science & Story, famed neurologist Oliver Sacks joined award-winning journalist John Hocken

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Neuroskeptic: The Case of the Phantom Phantom Finger

Neuroskeptic: The Case of the Phantom Phantom Finger | cognition | Scoop.it

Anyway, a phantom limb is bad enough, but a paper just out reports on the case of a phantom finger that was never there in the first place.

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Andres Lozano: Parkinson's, depression and the switch that might turn them off | Video on TED.com

Deep brain stimulation is becoming very precise. This technique allows surgeons to place electrodes in almost any area of the brain, and turn them up or down -- like a radio dial or thermostat -- to correct dysfunction.
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Neurologist Probes the Mind for Clues to End Conflicts: Scientific American

Neurologist Probes the Mind for Clues to End Conflicts: Scientific American | cognition | Scoop.it
Could neuroscience hold the key to breaking down psychological barriers between groups in conflict?
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