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The neuroscience of dying: Brain activity continues up to 30 seconds after blood flow stops

The neuroscience of dying: Brain activity continues up to 30 seconds after blood flow stops | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
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Philippe Vallat's comment, August 14, 2013 6:04 PM
Materialim is (still) not dead. There is still no explanation for conscious experiences (not "visions") during NDE, despite that kind of studies. See http://sco.lt/5BQ9XV
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Our brain lives on! ...For 30 seconds anyway

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Neuroscientists capture the moment a brain records an idea (Wired UK)

Neuroscientists capture the moment a brain records an idea (Wired UK) | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
New research using cutting-edge brain imaging technology has offered the first glimpse into how new concepts develop in the human brainNew research using cutting-edge brain imaging technology has offered the first glimpse into how new concepts develop in the human brain -- to the point where it's possible to tell exactly what kind of object someone's thinking about
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Why Should Philosophers Care About Neuroscience?

Why Should Philosophers Care About Neuroscience? | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
Paul and Patricia Churchland have dedicated their professional lives to the question of whether your conscious experience and your brain are the same thing.
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Eight weeks to a better brain

Eight weeks to a better brain | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
Harvard researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital find that participating in an eight-week mindfulness meditation program appears to make measurable changes in brain regions associated with memory, sense of self, empathy, and stress.
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Margarita Tarragona's curator insight, May 31, 6:55 PM

MÁS evidencia del impacto positivo de la meditación en el cerebro. #PsicologiaPositiva, #PosPsy

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Empathy, Autonomy and Intimacy - Dr. Rick Hanson

Empathy, Autonomy and Intimacy - Dr. Rick Hanson | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
As we turn our awareness to the shift from “me” to “we,” we are faced with the joys and sorrows of maintaining healthy relationships. Supported by both Buddhism and Western psychology, the keys to healthy relationships include not only empathy and compassion, but also the assertive strength and boundaries that allow us to keep our heart open. These states of mind are based on underlying states of your brain. The emerging integration of modern neuroscience and ancient contemplative wisdom offers increasingly skillful means for activating those brain states--and thus for cultivating a caring heart, effective communication, balance during upsets and more fulfilling relationships.

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The Surprising Truth About What Messing With A Little Kid’s Head Really Does

The Surprising Truth About What Messing With A Little Kid’s Head Really Does | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
Things that matter. Pass 'em on.
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Yoga Makes You a Quicker, Better Thinker, Study Finds

Yoga Makes You a Quicker, Better Thinker, Study Finds | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
Stretching and toning exercises did not change brain functioning
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Leadership: It is all in the Mind ... Stupid !

Leadership: It is all in the Mind ... Stupid ! | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
Patterns of positive or negative self talk starts mostly in our childhood. It is very important to curb the negative self talk and replace it with positive ones.
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Mind, Emotion, and the Spectrum of Autism

Mind, Emotion, and the Spectrum of Autism | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
Science inspires a practical approach to nurturing social skills.
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Gender, age, place of residence influence development of depressive symptoms among elderly, study indicates

Gender, age, place of residence influence development of depressive symptoms among elderly, study indicates | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
Gender, age and place of residence influence development of depressive symptoms among older people, new research shows. Residents of the Italian island of Sardinia are known for their longevity. Now, a new study also shows that elderly Sardinians are less depressed and generally are in a better mental frame of mind than peers living elsewhere.
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Where we live -- the culture around us -- can influence whether we experience symptoms of depression.

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Inspiration linked to bipolar disorder risk | neuroscientistnews.com

Inspiration linked to bipolar disorder risk | neuroscientistnews.com | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
Inspiration has been linked with people at risk of developing bipolar disorder for the first time in a study led by Lancaster University. For generations, artists, musicians, poets and writers have described personal experiences of mania and depression, highlighting the unique association between creativity and bipolar disorder – experiences which are backed up by recent research. But, until now, the specific links between inspiration - the generation of ideas that form the basis of creative work - and bipolar disorder has received little attention.
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The Unaddressed Business of Filling Our Souls: Mood Science and the Evolutionary Origins of Depression

The Unaddressed Business of Filling Our Souls: Mood Science and the Evolutionary Origins of Depression | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
What language and symbolism have to do with mood and how light exposure and sleep shape our mental health.

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The 10 Stages of Trying to Meditate for the First Time (with GIFs!)

The 10 Stages of Trying to Meditate for the First Time (with GIFs!) | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
Who knew it would be so hard to sit and do nothing?
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A light-hearted look at what it's like to start meditating, especially without a good course or guide or teacher.

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Racial bias in pain perception appears among children as young as 7

Racial bias in pain perception appears among children as young as 7 | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
A new psychology study has found that a sample of mostly white American children -- as young as seven, and particularly by age 10 -- report that black children feel less pain than white children. The author noted that this finding is important because many kinds of explicit biases emerge in early childhood, but those types of biases often decline in later childhood. However, the racial bias in children's perceptions of others' pain appears to strengthen from early to late childhood.
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Really?  Is it any surprise that children "as young as seven" might be influenced by family biases or -- gasp -- media programming?

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What Poverty Does to the Young Brain - The New Yorker

What Poverty Does to the Young Brain - The New Yorker | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
For a growing child, deprivation and stress can become a kind of neurotoxin.
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Alejandro Melo-Florián MD's curator insight, June 6, 12:16 AM

A sad issue of public health, with so little concern.....

Margarita Tarragona's curator insight, June 7, 9:23 PM

La pobreza afecta negativamente el desarrollo del cerebro y el bienestar es un proceso comunitario.

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Beautiful friendship: Social sharing of emotions improves subjective feelings and activates the neural reward circuitry

Beautiful friendship: Social sharing of emotions improves subjective feelings and activates the neural reward circuitry | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
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Margarita Tarragona's curator insight, May 31, 7:02 PM

Compartir nuestras emociones activa las zonas del cerebro que tienen que ver con las recompensas y nos sentimos mejor. Una razón más por la que es importante tener amigos. #PsicologiaPositiva, #PosPsy

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If you're over 60, drink up: Alcohol associated with better memory

If you're over 60, drink up: Alcohol associated with better memory | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
For people 60 and older who do not have dementia, light alcohol consumption during late life is associated with higher episodic memory -- the ability to recall memories of events -- researchers report.
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Power robs the brain of empathy

Power robs the brain of empathy | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
Researchers have some new insights into how power diminishes a person's capacity for empathy. According to scientists, a sense of power shuts down a part of the brain that helps us connect with others.
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Yissar's curator insight, July 16, 2014 1:08 PM

"For their study that builds on past information about how the brain operates, the researchers found that even the smallest bit of power - for instance from a job promotion or more money - can shut down our ability to empathize with others."

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Probing Brain’s Depth, Trying to Aid Memory

Probing Brain’s Depth, Trying to Aid Memory | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
The Department of Defense announced a $40 million investment in direct brain recording. The aim is to develop new, memory-aiding treatments for traumatic brain injury, the signature wound of the wars in Iraq and in Afghanistan.
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Your Brain on Politics

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A Review of:
The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why democracies Choose Bad Policies
By Bryan Capian
Princeton University Press, 2007, 280 pages

The Political Brain: The Role of Emotion in Deciding the Fate of the Nation
By Drew Weston
PublicAffairs, 2007, 384 pages
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How we miss subtle visual changes, and why it keeps us sane | neuroscientistnews.com

How we miss subtle visual changes, and why it keeps us sane | neuroscientistnews.com | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
Ever notice how Harry Potter's T-shirt changes from a crewneck to a henley shirt in the "Order of the Phoenix," or how in "Pretty Woman," Julia Roberts' croissant inexplicably morphs into a pancake? Don't worry if you missed those continuity bloopers. Vision scientists at UC Berkeley and MIT have discovered an upside to the brain mechanism that can blind us to subtle visual changes in the movies and in the real world.
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Computer maps 21 distinct emotional expressions, tripling the number of facial expressions that can be used for cognitive analysis | neuroscientistnews.com

Computer maps 21 distinct emotional expressions, tripling the number of facial expressions that can be used for cognitive analysis | neuroscientistnews.com | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
Researchers at The Ohio State University have found a way for computers to recognize 21 distinct facial expressions -- even expressions for complex or seemingly contradictory emotions such as "happily disgusted" or "sadly angry." In the current issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, they report that they were able to more than triple the number of documented facial expressions that researchers can now use for cognitive analysis.
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Epigenetics: The sins of the father

Epigenetics: The sins of the father | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
The roots of inheritance may extend beyond the genome, but the mechanisms remain a puzzle.
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Epigenetics will seem a lot less "woo woo" when the mechanism is identified.

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Mental health problems mistaken for physical illness in children

Mental health problems mistaken for physical illness in children | Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
Many children are admitted to general acute wards with mental health problems mistaken for physical disease. Somatic symptoms, such as abdominal pain, headaches, limb pain and tiredness, often mask underlying problems and result in the NHS spending money on investigations to eliminate wrongly diagnosed disease. A literature review examines how children's nurses can recognize such complaints and help to address them.
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Though one wonders as well how often a children's mental health issues lead to ignoring real physical problems.

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