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How the Brain Learns

How the Brain Learns | Neuroscience and Psychology | Scoop.it
Researchers study timing, sensory systems, how regions connect.

 

Important cognitive skills, such as attentional control, may be closely related to the capacity to maintain rhythmic synchrony within a group, an ability that music trains in unique ways,


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Neuroscience of Music – How Music Enhances Learning Through Neuroplasticity

Neuroscience of Music – How Music Enhances Learning Through Neuroplasticity | Neuroscience and Psychology | Scoop.it
Neuroscience research into the neuroscience of music shows musicians' brains are primed to distinguish meaningful sensory information from noise. Neuroscience of music discussed at NeuroscienceNews.com.
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BPA May Affect the Developing Brain by Disrupting Gene Regulation

BPA May Affect the Developing Brain by Disrupting Gene Regulation | Neuroscience and Psychology | Scoop.it
New research suggests environmental exposure to bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical commonly found in plastics and resins, could suppress a gene critical to nerve cell function and the development of the central nervous system.
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Human cognition depends upon slow-firing neurons, Yale researchers find

Human cognition depends upon slow-firing neurons, Yale researchers find | Neuroscience and Psychology | Scoop.it
Good mental health and clear thinking depend upon our ability to store and manipulate thoughts on a sort of “mental sketch pad.” In a new study, Yale researchers describe the molecular basis of this a...
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Rewiring the Serotonin System

Rewiring the Serotonin System | Neuroscience and Psychology | Scoop.it
Researchers discover a new way to influence the serotonin signaling system. The findings could lead to more effective medications with fewer side effects.
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Researchers Uncover Key to Antidepressant Response

Researchers Uncover Key to Antidepressant Response | Neuroscience and Psychology | Scoop.it
Researchers identify a protein that appears to be the target of both antidepressant drugs and electroconvulsive therapy.
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Older Brain Is Willing, but Too Full for New Memories

Older Brain Is Willing, but Too Full for New Memories | Neuroscience and Psychology | Scoop.it
Studies in modified mice suggest that it is harder to make new long-term memories as we age because the brain is full of old ones that are hard to erase.

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Caught in the Act: Researchers Capture Key Moments in Cell Death

Caught in the Act: Researchers Capture Key Moments in Cell Death | Neuroscience and Psychology | Scoop.it
Researchers visualize the molecular changes in a critical cell death protein that force cells to die. Defects in cell death have been linked to the development of diseases such as cancer and neurodegenerative conditions.
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Accepted model for brain signaling flawed

Accepted model for brain signaling flawed | Neuroscience and Psychology | Scoop.it
A new study turns two decades of understanding about how brain cells communicate on its head.
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Donald J Bolger's curator insight, January 11, 2013 7:49 AM

Rethinking the role of astrocytes... again!

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Mirror Neurons: The Most Hyped Concept in Neuroscience?

Mirror Neurons: The Most Hyped Concept in Neuroscience? | Neuroscience and Psychology | Scoop.it
Mirror neurons are fascinating but they aren’t the answer to what makes us human By Christian Jarrett, Ph.D...

 

Back in the 1990s neuroscientists at the University of Parma identified cells in the premotor cortex of monkeys that had an unusual response pattern. They were activated when the monkeys performed a given action and, mirror-like, when they saw another individual perform that same movement. Since then, the precise function and influence of these neurons has become perhaps the most hyped topic in neuroscience.


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The 21th Jean-Louis Signoret Neuropsychology Prize of the Fondation Ipsen ... - The Herald | HeraldOnline.com

The 21th Jean-Louis Signoret Neuropsychology Prize of the Fondation Ipsen ... - The Herald | HeraldOnline.com | Neuroscience and Psychology | Scoop.it
The 21th Jean-Louis Signoret Neuropsychology Prize of the Fondation Ipsen ...The Herald | HeraldOnline.comPARIS — The international jury under the presidency of Prof.
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Origin of intelligence and mental illness linked to ancient genetic accident

Origin of intelligence and mental illness linked to ancient genetic accident | Neuroscience and Psychology | Scoop.it
Scientists have discovered for the first time how humans -- and other mammals -- have evolved to have intelligence. Researchers have identified the moment in history when the genes that enabled us to think and reason evolved.
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Happiness Makes Your Brain Work Better

Happiness Makes Your Brain Work Better | Neuroscience and Psychology | Scoop.it
A Harvard psychology researcher explains that rather than thinking of success as the source of happiness, we should think of happiness as a source of success--and one that's more under our control than we imagine.

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What's the difference between these two brains? - Telegraph

What's the difference between these two brains? - Telegraph | Neuroscience and Psychology | Scoop.it
They both belong to three-year-olds, so why is one so much bigger?
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Ultrasound Reveals Autism Risk at Birth

Ultrasound Reveals Autism Risk at Birth | Neuroscience and Psychology | Scoop.it
Low birth weight babies with ventricular enlargement are at greater risk for developing autism, a new study suggests.
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Higher Levels of Several Toxic Metals Found in Children With Autism

Higher Levels of Several Toxic Metals Found in Children With Autism | Neuroscience and Psychology | Scoop.it
In a recent study, researchers report children with autism had higher levels of several toxic metals in their blood and urine compared to typical children.
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Genome-Wide Imaging Study Identifies New Gene Associated with Alzheimer’s Plaques

Genome-Wide Imaging Study Identifies New Gene Associated with Alzheimer’s Plaques | Neuroscience and Psychology | Scoop.it
Researchers combined genetic data with neuroimaging in order to identify genes associated with amyloid plaque deposits in Alzheimer's disease patients.
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Genes for Autism and Schizophrenia Only Active in Developing Brains

Genes for Autism and Schizophrenia Only Active in Developing Brains | Neuroscience and Psychology | Scoop.it
Genes linked to autism and schizophrenia are only switched on during the early stages of brain development, according to a study in mice led by researchers at the University of Oxford.
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Human Brain is Divided on Fear and Panic

Human Brain is Divided on Fear and Panic | Neuroscience and Psychology | Scoop.it
A new study provides proof that the amygdala is not the only gatekeeper of fear in the human brain.
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Researchers Identify Biomarker and Potential Therapy Target in MS

Researchers Identify Biomarker and Potential Therapy Target in MS | Neuroscience and Psychology | Scoop.it
Researchers discover proteins in the IL-6 signaling pathway may be leveraged as novel biomarkers of multiple sclerosis (MS) to gauge disease activity and as a target for new therapies.
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One form of neuron turned into another in brain

One form of neuron turned into another in brain | Neuroscience and Psychology | Scoop.it
A new finding by stem cell biologists turns one of the basics of neurobiology on its head -- demonstrating that it is possible to turn one type of already differentiated neuron into another within the brain.
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An Awesome Way to Make Kids Less Self-Absorbed

An Awesome Way to Make Kids Less Self-Absorbed | Neuroscience and Psychology | Scoop.it

A recent study that examined the empathy levels of almost 14,000 university students between 1979 and 2009 found that students have become dramatically less empathic over the years, particularly since 2000.

In addition, narcissism, which correlates negatively with empathy, is on the rise amongst university-aged students. Narcissists, by definition, are extremely self-focused and tend to see other people in terms of their usefulness rather than true friendship—not exactly a recipe for empathy.


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Metabolism and the Brain | The Scientist Magazine®

Metabolism and the Brain | The Scientist Magazine® | Neuroscience and Psychology | Scoop.it
Evidence for the role of insulin in mediating normal and abnormal brain function may lead
to new treatments for neurological and psychiatric disorders.
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Lack of nutrients and metabolic syndrome linked to different subtypes of depression

Lack of nutrients and metabolic syndrome linked to different subtypes of depression | Neuroscience and Psychology | Scoop.it
A low intake of folate and vitamin B12 increases the risk of melancholic depressive symptoms, according to a study among nearly 3,000 middle-aged and elderly Finnish subjects.

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Executive Brain Functions

What is Executive Functioning?


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How the Brain Learns

How the Brain Learns | Neuroscience and Psychology | Scoop.it
Researchers study timing, sensory systems, how regions connect.

 

Important cognitive skills, such as attentional control, may be closely related to the capacity to maintain rhythmic synchrony within a group, an ability that music trains in unique ways,


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