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Mathematics or memory? Study charts collision course in brain

Mathematics or memory? Study charts collision course in brain | Cognitive Neuroscience | Scoop.it
You already know it's hard to balance your checkbook while simultaneously reflecting on your past. Now, researchers -- having done the equivalent of wire-tapping a hard-to-reach region of the brain -- can tell us how this impasse arises.
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Intrinsic connectivity Networks: Neurodegenerative link

Intrinsic connectivity Networks: Neurodegenerative link | Cognitive Neuroscience | Scoop.it
In my last 3 posts, I have talked about ICNs and how they change over developmental time-frame and how many basic ICNs we have in the adult human brain. ...
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What I Learned Writing A Brain Blog For 17 Months | WIRED

What I Learned Writing A Brain Blog For 17 Months | WIRED | Cognitive Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Brain myths die hard, and other things I learned from writing WIRED's popular Brain Watch blog for 17 months.
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The allure of neuroscience images and other learnings.

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The trouble with tDCS? Electrical brain stimulation may not work after all

The trouble with tDCS? Electrical brain stimulation may not work after all | Cognitive Neuroscience | Scoop.it
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some healthy skepticism about tDCS

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Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness? | Oliver Burkeman

Why can’t the world’s greatest minds solve the mystery of consciousness? | Oliver Burkeman | Cognitive Neuroscience | Scoop.it
The long read: Philosophers and scientists have been at war for decades over the question of what makes human beings more than complex robots
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a good writeup on current debates on the hard problem of consciousness.

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Imagination, reality flow in opposite directions in the brain

Imagination, reality flow in opposite directions in the brain | Cognitive Neuroscience | Scoop.it
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neural information flows in opposite directions while being oriented towards reality or using the imagination.

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Emanuela Russo's curator insight, November 22, 2014 12:33 PM

Utilizzando la tecnica EEG i ricercartori hanno potuto osservare che quando immaginiamo l'attività cerebrale percorre vie diverse da quelle peculiari impiegate nel processamento delle informazioni visive. Questo interessante studio offre nuove prospettive sulla comprensione dei sogni durante il sonno.

Yeshe Dorje's curator insight, March 21, 1:10 PM

During imagination, the researchers found an increase in the flow of information from the parietal lobe of the brain to the occipital lobe — from a higher-order region that combines inputs from several of the senses out to a lower-order region.

In contrast, visual information taken in by the eyes tends to flow from the occipital lobe — which makes up much of the brain’s visual cortex — “up” to the parietal lobe.

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Findings Challenge Assumptions About How Information Is Encoded in the Brain

Findings Challenge Assumptions About How Information Is Encoded in the Brain | Cognitive Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Researchers discover a population of neurons in the PPC of rats which process information in a way that supports multiple behaviors at once.

Via NeuronClub
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PPC neurons as generalists; rather than specialists:-)

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Brain baloney has no place in the classroom

Brain baloney has no place in the classroom | Cognitive Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Pete Etchells: A study published this week brilliantly debunks myths about the brain that pervade the education system
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Some neuromyths are so strangely resistant!

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 18, 2014 7:01 PM

This is the second article in the last few days with this as the theme.

 

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Lumosity’s #Big Data pushes frontiers of neuroscience

Lumosity’s #Big Data pushes frontiers of neuroscience | Cognitive Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Brain-training startup, Lumosity has revealed findings from its Human Cognition Project, an initiative that gives researchers access to its data to conduct
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Although the effects of brain training itself are suspect; Lumosity's Big Data can really help advance neuroscience in many ways! Kudos for making that data open and available.

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Uta and Chris Frith: A partnership of the mind — SFARI.org - Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative

Uta and Chris Frith: A partnership of the mind — SFARI.org - Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative | Cognitive Neuroscience | Scoop.it
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Scientists tie social behavior to activity in specific brain circuit

Scientists tie social behavior to activity in specific brain circuit | Cognitive Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Signaling activity along a single nerve tract deep within the brain predicts a living, wide-awake, freely moving animal’s tendency to socialize.
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Dopamine and VTA - NAcc circuit implicated in social exploration

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Christof Koch and Gary Marcus Explain the Codes Used by the Brain | MIT Technology Review

Christof Koch and Gary Marcus Explain the Codes Used by the Brain | MIT Technology Review | Cognitive Neuroscience | Scoop.it
How does the brain speak to itself?
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the neural codes still need to be worked out...we are making progress, but still not there yet!

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6 Ways Neuroscience Could Change Business

6 Ways Neuroscience Could Change Business | Cognitive Neuroscience | Scoop.it
The study of the brain could result in some very different work environments.

Via Ron McIntyre
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Clearly over optimistic takes on how business can be impacted by neuroscience....also Orwellian to an extent : lie detectors based on facial snaps: I know Paul Ekman's work and all, but is that the best use of technology?

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Ron McIntyre's curator insight, June 12, 2014 5:08 PM

Some interesting speculation on the possible impacts on business by neuroscience.  A couple we are well on the way, one or two I am not sure they are going to fly the others are let's wait and see.

Ken Schneider's curator insight, June 13, 2014 10:42 AM

6 Ways Neuroscience Could Change Business - and the Bar Scene!

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Promise of deep-brain stimulation for depression encourages research into other mental illnesses

Promise of deep-brain stimulation for depression encourages research into other mental illnesses | Cognitive Neuroscience | Scoop.it
A procedure that treats depression by using electrodes implanted deep in the brain won’t be available to the public soon, says the researcher who pioneered the procedure more than a decade ago with a team at the University of Toronto.
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the utility of DBS

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Five things Alice in Wonderland reveals about the brain

Five things Alice in Wonderland reveals about the brain | Cognitive Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Lewis Carroll’s popular tales contain some hidden truths about the human brain. David Robson takes a leap down the rabbit hole.
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Love the neuroscientist insights of Alice in wonderland!

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 25, 3:43 PM

There are links which will take some exploring in reading and reflecting upon this interesting article.

 

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Miguel Herrera E.'s curator insight, February 26, 11:22 AM

5 revelaciones sobre el cerebro en "Alicia en el País de las Maravillas" de L. Carrol: Micropsias y macropsias, los múltiples cambios de forma,( metamorfosis), relaciones en el significado de las palabras,  memoria para anticipaciones ("recuerdos del futuro") y pensar en lo imposible. Los Boys scouts creo que afirman: "Imposible es aquello que se logra después"

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People are quicker to dismiss evidence from psychology than neuroscience

People are quicker to dismiss evidence from psychology than neuroscience | Cognitive Neuroscience | Scoop.it
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the continuing allure of brain scans over all other evidences:-)

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Big Brain Stories of 2014 | BrainFacts.org Blog

Big Brain Stories of 2014 | BrainFacts.org Blog | Cognitive Neuroscience | Scoop.it
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Cool studies from the past year.

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Tadpole model links epilepsy drug's effects to chromatin —

Tadpole model links epilepsy drug's effects to chromatin — | Cognitive Neuroscience | Scoop.it
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epi-genetic effects of valproic acid!

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The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning

The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning | Cognitive Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Neuroimaging and EEG studies provide a scientific basis for the sometimes controversial belief that children become better learners when they actually enjoy learning.
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Why stress is not conducive to learning!

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Are we free? | Prospect Magazine

Are we free? | Prospect Magazine | Cognitive Neuroscience | Scoop.it
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I'm all in support of Mele:-) he has written with remarkable clarity many articles/ books on the subject, and being funded by Templeton foundation is no crime:-))

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Top 15 Neuroscience Jokes

Top 15 Neuroscience Jokes | Cognitive Neuroscience | Scoop.it
A hilarious collection of neuroscience jokes.
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good ones:-)

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The Boy with Half a Brain - Indianapolis Monthly

The Boy with Half a Brain - Indianapolis Monthly | Cognitive Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Zionsville’s Jeff and Tiernae Buttars surrendered their son William to the most radical procedure in neurosurgery. The grim choice to remove a portion of his brain left everyone changed.
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disagree with the last part that having the a special needs child is worse than d
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Grandma's Experiences Leave Epigenetic Mark on Your Genes | DiscoverMagazine.com

Grandma's Experiences Leave Epigenetic Mark on Your Genes | DiscoverMagazine.com | Cognitive Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Your ancestors' lousy childhoods or excellent adventures might change your personality, bequeathing anxiety or resilience by altering the epigenetic expressions of genes in the brain.
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the science of epigenetics and the passing down of environmental memories (scarcity/ stress) down the generations!

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Emanuela Russo's curator insight, August 14, 2014 7:45 AM

Le esperienze e le vicissitudini dei tuoi antenati potrebbero influenzare e cambiare la tua personalità. 

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Free Will May Just Be the Brain's 'Background Noise,' Scientists Say

Free Will May Just Be the Brain's 'Background Noise,' Scientists Say | Cognitive Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Free will may emerge from random background noise in the brain, new research suggests.
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Just like DMN appeared as important resting state activity in fMRI; I believe analysis of resting state firing rates / noise will add much to our understanding.

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How Different Cultures Understand Time

How Different Cultures Understand Time | Cognitive Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Time may seem universal, but different cultures interpret it very differently.

Via Kevin Watson
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Conspicuously silent bout the Indian view of time which is cyclical but also eternal and everlasting....add the concept of reincarnation and the attitude to time becomes wholly special and unique:-))

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The True Story of Phineas Gage Is Much More Fascinating Than the Mythical Textbook Accounts

The True Story of Phineas Gage Is Much More Fascinating Than the Mythical Textbook Accounts | Cognitive Neuroscience | Scoop.it
On Sept. 13, 1848, at around 4:30 p.m., the time of day when the mind might start wandering, a railroad foreman named Phineas Gage filled a drill hole with gunpowder and turned his head to check on his men. It was the last normal moment of his life. Other victims...
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Cases of neurological deficits like Gage provide valuable insights; but again lets not caricature real people to fit neat categories or preconceived notions.

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