Epigenetics and Perceptions of Human Behavior
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A synthesis and evaluation of the effects of environmental and genetic impacts on individual behaviors and decision making processes.
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Lake Pepin: Minnesota DNR

Lake Pepin: Minnesota DNR | Epigenetics and Perceptions of Human Behavior | Scoop.it

Lake Pepin is the largest lake on the Mississippi River. It is a naturally occurring lake formed by the backup of water behind sedimentary deposits of the Chippewa River's delta.

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Prions and chaperones: Outside the fold : Nature News & Comment

Prions and chaperones: Outside the fold : Nature News & Comment | Epigenetics and Perceptions of Human Behavior | Scoop.it
Susan Lindquist has challenged conventional thinking on how misfolded proteins drive disease and may power evolution.
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What Comes Naturally

What Comes Naturally | Epigenetics and Perceptions of Human Behavior | Scoop.it
Online version of the weekly magazine, with current articles, cartoons, blogs, audio, video, slide shows, an archive of articles and abstracts back to 1925...
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Epigenetics and the Importance of a Nurturing Society : The Primate Diaries

Epigenetics and the Importance of a Nurturing Society : The Primate Diaries | Epigenetics and Perceptions of Human Behavior | Scoop.it
The latest issue of the journal Science has an essay by Greg Miller looking at the explosion of research into epigenetics and what this work could suggest about human society. In 2004, Szyf and Meaney published a paper in Nature...
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Why Your DNA Isn't Your Destiny

Why Your DNA Isn't Your Destiny | Epigenetics and Perceptions of Human Behavior | Scoop.it
The new field of epigenetics is showing how your environment and your choices can influence your genetic code — and that of your kids...
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Twins: Nature, nurture, and epigenetics - Boing Boing

Twins: Nature, nurture, and epigenetics - Boing Boing | Epigenetics and Perceptions of Human Behavior | Scoop.it

National Geographic has a really interesting story on what we can learn about human biology and human...

 

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Neuroskeptic: How Realistic is fMRI?

Neuroskeptic: How Realistic is fMRI? | Epigenetics and Perceptions of Human Behavior | Scoop.it

How representative are fMRI experiments? Is "the brain" that we investigate with fMRI the same brain that we use outside the MRI scanner?

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New research finds Transcendental Meditation helps ease school stress

New research finds Transcendental Meditation helps ease school stress | Epigenetics and Perceptions of Human Behavior | Scoop.it
Student stress continues to rise in high schools and on college campuses.
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» How Abuse Changes a Child’s Brain

» How Abuse Changes a Child’s Brain | Epigenetics and Perceptions of Human Behavior | Scoop.it
The brains of children raised in violent families resemble the brains of soldiers exposed to combat, say psychologists.
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Nicotine Causes Epigenetic Changes in Mice that Spur Cocaine ...

Nicotine Causes Epigenetic Changes in Mice that Spur Cocaine ... | Epigenetics and Perceptions of Human Behavior | Scoop.it
Looking deeper at the brain cells implicated in addiction and reward, they found that FosB, a gene whose expression helps cement addiction, was expressed at levels 74% higher than in mice who hadn't had nicotine.
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Abnormal brain structures hint at poor self-control and vulnerability to drug addiction | Not Exactly Rocket Science | Discover Magazine

Abnormal brain structures hint at poor self-control and vulnerability to drug addiction | Not Exactly Rocket Science | Discover Magazine | Epigenetics and Perceptions of Human Behavior | Scoop.it
Drugs | Our lives are full of instances where have to hold ourselves back. We stop ourselves from eating that tempting slice of cake to avoid putting on weight.
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How Parenting Matters

How Parenting Matters | Epigenetics and Perceptions of Human Behavior | Scoop.it
A Columbia University professor argues that recent studies show that parenting has a lasting effect on children -- and that social policy does too, as Britain's recent war on child poverty shows.
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Epigenetics from Learn Genetics

Epigenetics from Learn Genetics | Epigenetics and Perceptions of Human Behavior | Scoop.it

The development and maintenance of an organism is orchestrated by a set of chemical reactions that switch parts of the genome off and on at strategic times and locations. Epigenetics is the study of these reactions and the factors that influence them.

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DNA Is Not Destiny | Genetics | DISCOVER Magazine

DNA Is Not Destiny | Genetics | DISCOVER Magazine | Epigenetics and Perceptions of Human Behavior | Scoop.it
The new science of epigenetics rewrites the rules of disease, heredity, and identity. Visit Discover Magazine to read this article and other exclusive science and technology news stories.
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Twins - Pictures, More From National Geographic Magazine

Twins - Pictures, More From National Geographic Magazine | Epigenetics and Perceptions of Human Behavior | Scoop.it
They have the same piercing eyes. The same color hair. One may be shy, while the other loves meeting new people. Discovering why identical twins differ—despite having the same DNA—could reveal a great deal about all of us.
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This is Your Brain on Sex and Religion: Experiments in Neuroscience

This is Your Brain on Sex and Religion: Experiments in Neuroscience | Epigenetics and Perceptions of Human Behavior | Scoop.it
If you attended the recent Society for Neuroscience conference, you had the chance to see some unprecedented 3D imaging of the brain -- images that showed the exact order in which women's brain regions (80 in total) are activated in the sequence...
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How Mindfulness Makes the Brain Immune to Temptation | Psychology Today

How Mindfulness Makes the Brain Immune to Temptation | Psychology Today | Epigenetics and Perceptions of Human Behavior | Scoop.it
Paying attention to cravings takes away their power. By Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D....
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How Brain Scans Can Help Astronomers Understand Stars | Basic Space, Scientific American Blog Network

How Brain Scans Can Help Astronomers Understand Stars | Basic Space, Scientific American Blog Network | Epigenetics and Perceptions of Human Behavior | Scoop.it
They may come from completely different fields of study, but brain scans and supernovae have more in common than you would think.

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