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Neuroeconomics - NYU:CNE

Discover the power of choice

 

The Center for Neuroeconomics at New York University is one of the preeminent institutions for the study of decision making and the brain. The Center brings together faculty and students from NYU’s world-class departments of Neural Science, Economics and Psychology in classes, seminars and research groups. Working with techniques ranging from single neuron electrophysiology to traditional experimental economics to functional brain imaging, more than a dozen research groups at NYU seek to understand the neurobiological basis of choice.

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Scientists Discover How Brains Keep Clean | Wired Science | Wired.com

Scientists Discover How Brains Keep Clean | Wired Science | Wired.com | Noteworthy: Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Every organ produces waste, and the brain is no exception. But unlike the rest of our body, it doesn't have a lymphatic system, a network of vessels that filter out junk.

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Charlie Rose: The Brain Series (Videos)

Charlie Rose: The Brain Series (Videos) | Noteworthy: Neuroscience | Scoop.it

The Charlie Rose Brain Series (videos) explores one of sciences final frontiers, the study of the human brain. Charlie interviews the most knowledgeable scientists and researchers in hopes of illuminating a new topic of study. Each monthly episode examine different subjects of the brain, including perception, social interaction, aging and creativity. Dr. Eric Kandel joins Charlie. He is a psychiatrist and neuroscientist and professor at Columbia University. He’s also affiliated with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Episodes:

Episode 1 - The Great Mysteries of the Human Brain

Episode 2 - The Perceiving Brain

Episode 3 - The Acting Brain

Episode 4 - The Social Brain

Episode 5 - The Developing Brain

Episode 6 - The Aging Brain

Episode 7 - The Emotional and Vulnerable Brain

Episode 8 - The Anxious Brain

Episode 9 - The Mentally Ill Brain

Episode 10 - The Disordered Brain

Episode 11 - The Deciding Brain

Episode 12 - The Creative Brain

Episode 13 - Highlights from the Series

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Audrey's comment, January 29, 2013 5:31 AM
I will certainly be looking at these.
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Neurons or Pollock? Scientists Create Technicolor 'Brainbow'

Neurons or Pollock? Scientists Create Technicolor 'Brainbow' | Noteworthy: Neuroscience | Scoop.it
Neuroscientists use coral and jellyfish DNA to create colorful arrays of neuronal connections in mouse brains.

 

Colorful "Gray Matter"

These neurons sit in the cerebral cortex, often referred to as the gray matter for the area's color in non-living specimens. These cortical neurons are involved in higher-thought processes and perception of different senses.


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Why We Need to Teach Mindfulness in a Digital Age | PBS

Why We Need to Teach Mindfulness in a Digital Age | PBS | Noteworthy: Neuroscience | Scoop.it

"Recent brain imaging studies reveal that sections of our brains are highly active during down time. This has led scientists to imply that moments of not-doing are critical for connecting and synthesizing new information, ideas and experiences. The average American consumes 34 gigabytes of content and 100,000 words every single day, according to the 2008 report from UC San Diego. To put these numbers in perspective, one gigabyte is a symphony in high-fidelity sound or a broadcast quality movie. In the midst of this multimedia blitzkrieg, the importance of mindfulness and focused attention is rising. If we can't cultivate mindfulness and focused attention while sitting quietly in a room, then how can we expect to bring these qualities of mind into turbulent circumstances -- both on and offline?


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Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, May 4, 2012 3:40 PM
Howard, another cool find. Big fan of your writing. Smart mobs woke me up to the MOBILE imperative (and read like a racehorse runs :). Going to pick up Net Smart this weekend. Thanks, Marty