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The history of the birth of neuroculture

The history of the birth of neuroculture | Cognitive Neuroscience | Scoop.it
My recent Observer piece examined how neuroscience has saturated popular culture but the story of how we found ourselves living in a 'neuroculture' is itself quite fascinating. Everyday brain conce...
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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 Demonstrate Animal Mind-Melds

Scientists Demonstrate Animal Mind-Melds | Cognitive Neuroscience | Scoop.it
New studies say rats and monkeys whose brains are linked by electrodes can coordinate their brains to carry out tasks, often better than individuals do.
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Wiring brains together. 

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FastTFriend's curator insight, July 14, 9:35 AM

"If a brain network were to commit a crime, for example, who exactly would be guilty?"

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Exclusive: Oliver Sacks, Antonio Damasio and Others Debate Christof Koch on the Nature of Consciousness

Exclusive: Oliver Sacks, Antonio Damasio and Others Debate Christof Koch on the Nature of Consciousness | Cognitive Neuroscience | Scoop.it
A few neurologists and brain scientists are proposing that the secret underlying all conscious activity must lie with the way cells respond to stimuli they receive from their environment. In a response to this suggestion, Christof Koch asserts that much more is required for a full theory of consciousness
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I am on Koch's side!

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What Is the Link Between the Brain and the Immune System?

What Is the Link Between the Brain and the Immune System? | Cognitive Neuroscience | Scoop.it
There has been a recent discovery that may lead to a complete revision of biology textbooks. It has been found that there is a link between the brain and the immune system. Scientists have discovered vessels of the lymphatic system that run through the sinuses, which were previously unidentified
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Researchers identify brain signaling linked to 'cooties' and 'crush' phenomenons in children

Researchers identify brain signaling linked to 'cooties' and 'crush' phenomenons in children | Cognitive Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Researchers have identified increased activity in the amygdala brain region at time points when children experience the 'cooties' or 'crush' phenomenons.
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amygdala as significance detector!

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Lisa Carey's curator insight, June 30, 8:12 PM

Amygdala amazing

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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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Lisa Carey's curator insight, June 30, 8:13 PM

We still can't get at consciousness... but keep trying!

 

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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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Lisa Carey's curator insight, June 30, 8:16 PM

Neuromyths in the classroom... good look at what educators are believing. 

 

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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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What Makes a Human Brain Unique

What Makes a Human Brain Unique | Cognitive Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Experiment compares the way monkey and human brains respond to abstract information
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its the inferior frontal gyrus!

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It’s Not a ‘Stream’ of Consciousness

It’s Not a ‘Stream’ of Consciousness | Cognitive Neuroscience | Scoop.it
It’s more like a rhythm.
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the 'rhythm' of consciousness as a new metaphor!

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Don’t overthink it: is excess neural activity deleterious?

Don’t overthink it: is excess neural activity deleterious? | Cognitive Neuroscience | Scoop.it
It has long been suspected that neural hyperactivity might be linked to Alzheimer's pathology. PET imaging studies [1] have revealed that amyloid deposits appear first in the default mode network (...
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overuse causing Alzheimer's?

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When Does Consciousness Begin and End? — NOVA Next | PBS

When Does Consciousness Begin and End? — NOVA Next | PBS | Cognitive Neuroscience | Scoop.it
By studying different states of awareness, we’re narrowing in on what it means to be conscious.
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consciousness is being both awake and aware! 

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FND Hope's curator insight, June 10, 2:18 AM

interesting

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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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