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Our brains, and how they're not as simple as we think

Our brains, and how they're not as simple as we think | Cognitive Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Neuroscience has entered the public consciousness, and changed the way we talk about ourselves. But much of what passes as knowledge is inaccurate, writes Vaughan Bell
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disagree on a few points; like whether poevrty has lasting effects on a dveeloping brain can be a good argumnet for prohibiting poverty (a good argument in my view) ; but a good article nonetheless.

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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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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, 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, 10:42 AM

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

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Sperm can pass trauma symptoms through generations, study finds

Sperm can pass trauma symptoms through generations, study finds | Cognitive Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Researchers have put ample effort into identifying genes that help explain why cancer or heart disease run in some families. But scientists still don't know if some genes can explain why the...
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Ziggi Ivan Santini's curator insight, April 15, 3:19 AM

This may explain why some people can be prone to mental illness, even when they don't share important environmental risk-factors.

 

It's an interesting study. It certainly complicates the nature/nurture debate. The findings here imply that environmental conditions and experiences can influence our biology, and in turn, the genetics we pass on. It is then no longer possible to argue that some factors are strictly genetic, and some are strictly environmental. It only makes sense that this dichotomic reasoning is too simplistic to explain human behavior.

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The Neurocritic: men are map readers and women are intuitive, but bloggers are fast

The Neurocritic: men are map readers and women are intuitive, but bloggers are fast | Cognitive Neuroscience | Scoop.it
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the backlash continues:-)

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Are men better wired to read maps or is it a tired cliché?

Are men better wired to read maps or is it a tired cliché? | Cognitive Neuroscience | Scoop.it
The headlines The Guardian: Male and female brains wired differently, scans reveal The Atlantic: Male and female brains really are built differently The Independent: The hardwired difference between male…...
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The brain differences are there- but do not support tired cliches and may be due to cultural/ upbringing factors!

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Study reveals striking differences in brain connectivity between men and women

Study reveals striking differences in brain connectivity between men and women | Cognitive Neuroscience | Scoop.it
A new brain connectivity study from Penn Medicine published today in the Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences found striking differences in the neural wiring of men and women that's lending credence to some commonly-held beliefs about their...
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The Colorful Case of the Philosophical Zombie? - Neuroskeptic | DiscoverMagazine.com

The Colorful Case of the Philosophical Zombie? - Neuroskeptic | DiscoverMagazine.com | Cognitive Neuroscience | Scoop.it
The philosophical zombie, or p-zombie, is a hypothetical creature which is indistinguishable from a normal human, except that it has no conscious experienc
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An unusaul case of color blindsight

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The social brain and its superpowers: Matthew Lieberman, Ph.D. at TEDxStLouis

Neuroscientist Matthew Lieberman explains that through his studies he's learned that our kryptonite is ignoring the importance of our social superpowers and ...
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Changing brains: why neuroscience is ending the Prozac era

Changing brains: why neuroscience is ending the Prozac era | Cognitive Neuroscience | Scoop.it
The big money has moved from developing psychiatric drugs to manipulating our brain networks, writes Vaughan Bell
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systems neuroscience: the new dinner table topic.

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Joe Stafura's curator insight, September 23, 2013 10:30 AM

The pharma business is just one of the many areas where the new understanding of the brain changes the options; education, economics and policy development and business management are all areas that will be disrupted over the next decade. The greatest inertia to overcome is the desire of many to cling to superstitious or profitable scams that are attractive but ineffective except in the creation of profits.

Venitta Lateer's comment, September 25, 2013 8:09 PM
You need to look into what is called Non-Leathal, it is used by the Police & Military it cab do all that and much more, I can not look into it, myself, as i am under a investigation, and they make sure that I can not get a hold of dam near anything i need, that is unless it has the ability to make me look crazy or paranoid, thus your post, lol. But if you really want to do that kind of thing, and work, you really should look into Non-Leathal

Your article was AWESOME !!! Posted it on Facebook :)
P.S. NO I do not think that you are in on ANYTHING with the FBI over my case, they just make sure that I find things like this, lol, Sigh :(
Ziggi Ivan Santini's curator insight, October 2, 2013 6:16 AM

This is either exceedingly good news or extremely dangerous...

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A new way of thinking about how the brain works

A new way of thinking about how the brain works | Cognitive Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Mo Costandi: Modern neuroscience is based on the discovery of the neuron, but this is only half the story
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glia+neurons is the full picture

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Joe Stafura's curator insight, August 12, 2013 5:39 PM

One of the interesting attributes of these complex organic systems is the increasing complexity the emerges under inspection. 

Miguel Garcia's curator insight, August 24, 2013 8:33 AM

Itsn´t new way, it is other way. I think so.

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Beyond the Brain

Beyond the Brain | Cognitive Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Advances in neuroscience promise many things, but they will never explain everything.
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The brain is *not* the mind!

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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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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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The Brain Science Behind Gut Decisions

The Brain Science Behind Gut Decisions | Cognitive Neuroscience | Scoop.it
What parts of the brain are activated when we make a gut decision?Dr. Dan Siegel, clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, explained the complex process of how our minds and
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New insights into gendered brain wiring, or a perfect case study in neurosexism?

New insights into gendered brain wiring, or a perfect case study in neurosexism? | Cognitive Neuroscience | Scoop.it
The latest neuroscience study of sex differences to hit the popular press has inspired some familiar headlines.
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Another well-informed take on the recent men are from mars study!

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Why it's time to lay the selfish gene to rest – David Dobbs – Aeon

Why it's time to lay the selfish gene to rest – David Dobbs – Aeon | Cognitive Neuroscience | Scoop.it
The selfish gene is one of the most successful science metaphors ever invented. Unfortunately it’s wrong
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Monumental- phenomenal-paradigm shifting: I have always believed in developmental plasticity and gene expression and fully back this new understanding that is really crucial and needs to be understood and given proper visibility!

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A Neuroscientist's Radical Theory of How Networks Become Conscious - Wired Science

A Neuroscientist's Radical Theory of How Networks Become Conscious - Wired Science | Cognitive Neuroscience | Scoop.it
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Panpsychism with a modern revival and technical garb!

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Reflecting on mirror neurons

Reflecting on mirror neurons | Cognitive Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Mo Costandi: The discovery of mirror neurons has been touted as one of the most important of modern neuroscience, but what exactly are these cells, and should you believe the hype?
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Miguel Garcia's curator insight, October 21, 2013 8:04 AM

El MNS no es lo q parecía pero sigue siendo interesante: una vía hacia la conciencia?

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Your Brain Online: A Review Of The Neuroscience MOOC from Coursera - moocnewsandreviews.com

Your Brain Online: A Review Of The Neuroscience MOOC from Coursera - moocnewsandreviews.com | Cognitive Neuroscience | Scoop.it
In Professor Idan Segev’s outstanding neuroscience MOOC , Synapses, Neurons and Brains on Coursera, students learn how electrical activity in a single nerve cell link to more sophisticated brain functions.
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I have taken the course myself and can vouch for Idan's passion and excellence!

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Wendi Pillars's curator insight, October 9, 2013 9:43 PM

Anyone tried this one?

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The Social Life of Genes: Shaping Your Molecular Composition

The Social Life of Genes: Shaping Your Molecular Composition | Cognitive Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Your social life has the power to shape the molecular composition of your body. (Plan your day accordingly.)
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the science of epigenetics where a listening to a song by Zebra finches changes their gene expression within minutes.

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Miguel Garcia's curator insight, September 10, 2013 6:48 AM

vamos siendo lo q hacemos y pensamos: "la celula tiene la asombrosa capacidad de transformar experiencia en biología"

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Are "big ideas" taught in grad school now? An appreciation of John Hughlings Jackson.

Are "big ideas" taught in grad school now? An appreciation of John Hughlings Jackson. | Cognitive Neuroscience | Scoop.it
John Hughlings Jackson was one of the founding fathers of neurology, and he got there they way you had to get there in the 1800s and now; by careful clinical observation and by the deployment of ke...
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Hughlings Jackson was on the right track...

 

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Distinguishing Brain From Mind

Distinguishing Brain From Mind | Cognitive Neuroscience | Scoop.it
In coming years, neuroscience will answer questions we don't even yet know to ask. Sometimes, though, focus on the brain is misleading.
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aptly said: "While the scans are dazzling and the technology an unqualified marvel, we can always keep our bearings by remembering that the brain and the mind are two different frameworks."

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