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New Drug Might Reduce an Alzheimer's Marker: Study(?)

New Drug Might Reduce an Alzheimer's Marker: Study(?) | Philosophy and Science of Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
MONDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug might lower a marker of Alzheimer's disease seen in the spinal fluid of patients with mild to moderate disease, a small new study finds.

 

Is this Science,  bunk, or even worse, politics? Why is there a press release without helpful findings from this study. And why am I even sharing it? To illustrate part of the problem with translational research, hell, with much of academic science today. So much is hyped without proper merit in the game of grant sequestration.

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What can animals' survival instincts tell us about understanding human emotion?

Can animals' survival instincts shed additional light on what we know about human emotion? New York University neuroscientist Joseph LeDoux poses this question in outlining a pioneering theory, drawn from two decades of research, that could lead to a more comprehensive understanding of emotions in both humans and animals.
In his essay, which appears in the journal Neuron, LeDoux proposes shifting scientific focus "from questions about whether emotions that humans consciously feel are also present in other animals and towards questions about the extent to which circuits and corresponding functions that are present in other animals are also present in humans."

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The Connection Between Good Nutrition and Good Cognition

The Connection Between Good Nutrition and Good Cognition | Philosophy and Science of Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
A study that looked at biomarkers in the blood to correlate vitamins and brain function found clear links between nutrition and brain health.
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The science behind memory glitches

The science behind memory glitches | Philosophy and Science of Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
What is deja vu? And why do we sometimes enter a room only to forget why we're there?
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BPS Research Digest: Your memory of events is distorted within seconds

BPS Research Digest: Your memory of events is distorted within seconds | Philosophy and Science of Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
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15 Big Ways The Internet Is Changing Our Brain | Online College Tips – Online Colleges

15 Big Ways The Internet Is Changing Our Brain | Online College Tips – Online Colleges | Philosophy and Science of Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
Scientists have begun to note that the Internet has started to rewire our minds.Read on …...
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New Research: Antidepressants Can Cause Long-Term Depression

New Research: Antidepressants Can Cause Long-Term Depression | Philosophy and Science of Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
It has been apparent for many years that chronic exposure to SSRI antidepressants frequently makes people feel apathetic or less engaged in their lives, and ultimately more depressed.
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The Neuroscience of Looking on the Bright Side: Scientific American

The Neuroscience of Looking on the Bright Side: Scientific American | Philosophy and Science of Mind and Brain | Scoop.it

Ask a bride before walking dowdn the aisle "How likely are you to get divorced?" and most will wrespond "Not a chance!" Tell her that the average divorce rate is close to 50 percent, and ask again. Would she change her mind? Unlikely. Even law students who have learned everything about the legal aspects of divorce, including its likelihood, state that their own chances of getting divorced are basically nil. How can we explain this?

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The Neuroscience Of Music

The Neuroscience Of Music | Philosophy and Science of Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
Why does music make us feel? On the one hand, music is a purely abstract art form, devoid of language or explicit ideas.
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Just How Free is Free Will?

Just How Free is Free Will? | Philosophy and Science of Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
Researchers are finding that our behavior may be more hard-wired than we'd like to believe. If so, can we handle the truth?
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Great apes make sophisticated decisions: Research suggests that great apes are capable of calculating the odds before taking risks

Great apes make sophisticated decisions: Research suggests that great apes are capable of calculating the odds before taking risks | Philosophy and Science of Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
Chimpanzees, orangutans, gorillas and bonobos make more sophisticated decisions than was previously thought. Great apes weigh their chances of success, based on what they know and the likelihood to succeed when guessing, according to a new study.
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A Gene for Depression Localized

A Gene for Depression Localized | Philosophy and Science of Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
Depression gene is localized according to a psychiatry research article in NeuroscienceNews.com. Join and discuss cognitive science, RNF123 genes and more for free.
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New Study Detects Free Will in the Prefrontal Cortex | Practical Ethics

New Study Detects Free Will in the Prefrontal Cortex | Practical Ethics | Philosophy and Science of Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
An impressive study to be released in the journal Science on Monday uses new imaging techniques to reveal exercises of free will occurring in the brain.

I'm left uneasy by the methodology as I find it a little imprecise, however, is this only because I have unresolved philosophical issues ? Could it really be so simple ? Why do I need to criticize this, yet feel the urge to smack my forehead with my palm (thinking why couldn't I do that?) at the same time?

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Study links brain dominance and the ear used to listen to cellphone

Study links brain dominance and the ear used to listen to cellphone | Philosophy and Science of Mind and Brain | Scoop.it

The study finds a strong correlation between brain dominance and the ear used to listen to a cell phone, with more than 70 percent of participants holding their cell phone up to the ear on the same side as their dominant hand.

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Medical Xpress: Neural balls and strikes: Where categories live in the brain

Hundreds of times during a baseball game, the home plate umpire must instantaneously categorize a fast-moving pitch as a ball or a strike. In new research from the University of Chicago, scientists have pinpointed an area in the brain where these kinds of visual categories are encoded.

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How The Brain Routes Traffic For Maximum Alertness

How The Brain Routes Traffic For Maximum Alertness | Philosophy and Science of Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
A new UC Davis study shows how the brain reconfigures its connections to minimize distractions and take best advantage of our knowledge of situations.In order to behave efficiently, you...
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Research identifies gene that may control process of encoding memories

Research identifies gene that may control process of encoding memories | Philosophy and Science of Mind and Brain | Scoop.it

When you experience a new event, your brain encodes a memory of it by altering the connections between neurons. This requires turning on many genes in those neurons.

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A Moment of Science - Indiana Public Media | Is My Brain Static Or Constantly Changing?

A Moment of Science - Indiana Public Media | Is My Brain Static Or Constantly Changing? | Philosophy and Science of Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
Scientists used to think that for all its complexity, the brain was pretty static. But... is this true today?
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Medical Xpress: Naturally produced protein could boost brain repair

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How the Brain Spots Faces

How the Brain Spots Faces | Philosophy and Science of Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
By Mark Brown, Wired UK

Our brains are made to find faces. In fact, they're so good at picking out human-like mugs we sometimes see them ...
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Disruption of Biological Clocks Causes Neurodegeneration, Early Death

Disruption of Biological Clocks Causes Neurodegeneration, Early Death | Philosophy and Science of Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
Disruption of biological clocks causes neurodegeneration, early death. Read more about sleep, circadian rhythms and neurology at NeuroscienceNews.com.
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Brain Changes Among Adolescents Diagnosed With Schizophrenia

Brain Changes Among Adolescents Diagnosed With Schizophrenia | Philosophy and Science of Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
A report in the January issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals states, that in adolescents with diagnosed schizophrenia and other psychoses gray m...
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Column: Why you don't really have free will

Column: Why you don't really have free will | Philosophy and Science of Mind and Brain | Scoop.it

The debate about free will, long the purview of philosophers alone, has been given new life by scientists, especially neuroscientists studying how the brain works. And what they're finding supports the idea that free will is a complete illusion.

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Why Language Does Not Govern the Thinking of Children

Why Language Does Not Govern the Thinking of Children | Philosophy and Science of Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
Columbus, OH, USA. New findings challenge the idea that young children use language like adults do as a way to classify and understand objects in their world.
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