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Neuroscience of need - Understanding the addicted mind - 2012 SPRING - Stanford Medicine Magazine - Stanford University School of Medicine

Neuroscience of need - Understanding the addicted mind - 2012 SPRING - Stanford Medicine Magazine - Stanford University School of Medicine | Philosophy and Cognition | Scoop.it

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David McGavock's curator insight, December 29, 2012 9:49 AM

In the past 10 or 15 years, there’s been a shift in thinking about addiction, to a new appreciation that it is, at its root, a maladaptive form of learning.

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Baby/Toddler Reading: What Neuroscientists and Parents Need to Know

Baby/Toddler Reading: What Neuroscientists and Parents Need to Know | Philosophy and Cognition | Scoop.it
Welcome to understanding your baby's ability to read.

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David McGavock's curator insight, March 21, 2013 8:51 AM

It's important to have clear expectations about what you can do to encourage language aquisition including reading. Forcing anyone to do something is misguided. Language can be fun as well as being a great way to play with your baby, toddler or preschooler.

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Technique to create transparent brains could transform neuroscience

Technique to create transparent brains could transform neuroscience | Philosophy and Cognition | Scoop.it
The mysteries of the human mind might soon be revealed, now that a consortium of experts has figured out how to render entire brains transparent — meaning that researchers will be able to analyze...

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David McGavock's curator insight, April 13, 2013 9:32 AM

But before the approach can become a mainstay of neuroscientific study, researchers will need to clear one major hurdle: how to handle the huge reams of data that'll emerge from collecting information on these billions of cells, and their complex interactions, that have suddenly become readily accessible for study.

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Neuroscience and philosophy must work together

Neuroscience and philosophy must work together | Philosophy and Cognition | Scoop.it
Barry Smith: Theories of consciousness are challenged by recent research into the impact of brain function on the sense of self...

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A Neuroscientist's Quest to Reverse Engineer the Human Brain: Scientific American

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M.I.T. scientist Sebastian Seung describes the audacious plan to find the connectome--a map of every single neuron in the brain.

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Autism as extreme male brain traits?

#neuroscience #autism #GID #autism_spectrum_quotient the ‘extreme male brain’ theory studies of amniotic testosterone in humans suggest that fetal…...

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Q&A: David Eagleman, Director, Initiative on Neuroscience and the Law | SmartPlanet

Q&A: David Eagleman, Director, Initiative on Neuroscience and the Law | SmartPlanet | Philosophy and Cognition | Scoop.it
A popular neuroscientist (and bestselling fiction author) discusses new ways of looking at the brain — and creatively communicating brain resear (Q&A: David Eagleman, Director, Initiative on Neuroscience and the Law: A popular neuroscientist...

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David McGavock's curator insight, December 30, 2012 2:40 PM

This interview covers a lot of different ground but this is a key idea: 


“To the newsreaders who feel that mental illness is best viewed as an excuse, let me suggest instead that we might more effectually recognize it as a national priority for social policy,” he wrote on his blog shortly after the shootings.  “If we care to prevent the next mass shooting, we should concentrate our efforts on getting meaningful diagnoses and resources to the next Adam Lanza.”

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Focusing Too Much on "Me" Can Lead to Depression

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What's the difference between self-awareness and self-indulgence? A new study shows that excessively using words like "I" and "Me" can lead to depression.

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David McGavock's comment, May 8, 2013 9:19 PM
True. Correlation is not causation as they say.
XYEYE's comment, May 8, 2013 11:44 PM
Balance is key!
Gina Stepp's comment, May 9, 2013 12:27 AM
So true. And also a good social support network.
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Pain is a Complex Emotional and Sensory Experience (BSP 93)

Pain is a Complex Emotional and Sensory Experience (BSP 93) | Philosophy and Cognition | Scoop.it
Dr. Fernando Cervero



Dr. Fernando Cervero of McGill University has been studying pain since the beginning of his career back in the 1960s.

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David McGavock's curator insight, May 8, 2013 9:25 AM

While pain is something we live with every day it is easy to overlook it's significance. We would rather not recognize it, perhaps with the thought that if we don't, it will not visit us. Dr. Cevero provides great insight and sensitivity into the subject. He demystifies some of it's aspects and encourages us to do what we can to relieve the pain around the world.

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Mapping Your Connectome

Mapping Your Connectome | Philosophy and Cognition | Scoop.it
I recently encountered the research of the MIT neuroscientist Sebastian Seung, who is mapping brain connections into a connectome, analogous to a genome. FTA: While neuroscientists have long hypothesized that the key to our unique selves lies in...

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Big Data Hackathon for the Human Brain

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Big Data, meet neuroscience. The Allen Institute for Brain Science opens petabytes of brain data to a public hackathon. http://jason.wells.me/go/78/


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