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Neuroeconomics: Studying brain responses gives marketers increased ability to predict how people make decisions

Neuroeconomics: Studying brain responses gives marketers increased ability to predict how people make decisions | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

By using MRI to study the brain, Dr. Ming Hsu found a method to characterize how the different regions of the brain function in concert to enable people to anticipate and respond to competitors' behavior.

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Neuroscientists demonstrate crucial advances in ‘brain reading’

Neuroscientists demonstrate crucial advances in ‘brain reading’ | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
At UCLA's Laboratory of Integrative Neuroimaging Technology, researchers use functional MRI brain scans to observe brain signal changes that take place during mental activity.
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Spotting dyslexia before a child starts school | e! Science News

Spotting dyslexia before a child starts school | e! Science News | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Children at risk for dyslexia show differences in brain activity on MRI scans even before they begin learning to read, finds a study at Children's Hospital Boston.
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Scientists greatly speed whole-brain mapping efforts

Scientists greatly speed whole-brain mapping efforts | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
A new technology developed by neuroscientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) transforms the way highly detailed anatomical images can be made of whole brains.
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Regeneration after a stroke requires intact communication channels between brain hemispheres

Regeneration after a stroke requires intact communication channels between brain hemispheres | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Recovery after a stroke depends on the exchange of information between the brain hemispheres.
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New MRI technique to diagnose or rule out Alzheimer’s disease | PsyPost

New MRI technique to diagnose or rule out Alzheimer’s disease | PsyPost | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

On the quest for safe, reliable and accessible tools to accurately diagnose Alzheimer's disease, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found a new way of diagnosing and tracking Alzheimer's disease

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How film makers are using your own imagination to scare you

How film makers are using your own imagination to scare you | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Ever wonder why the camera panning an innocuous scene in a horror movie will make your hair stand on end? It might have something to do with your temporal poles.
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Brain study reveals how successful students overcome math anxiety

Brain study reveals how successful students overcome math anxiety | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Using brain-imaging technology for the first time with people experiencing mathematics anxiety, University of Chicago scientists have gained new insights into how some students are able to overcome their fears and succeed in math.
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Laboratory Equipment - Imaging Explains Optimism

Laboratory Equipment - Imaging Explains Optimism | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Researchers using neuroimaging show that people who are very optimistic tend to learn only from information that reinforces their rose-tinted view of the world.
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Linked Brain Centers Mature in Sync

Linked Brain Centers Mature in Sync | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Brain imaging is providing a new picture of how functionally connected parts of the brain develop in sync.
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Schizophrenia: When hallucinatory voices suppress real ones, new electronic application may help

Schizophrenia: When hallucinatory voices suppress real ones, new electronic application may help | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
When a patient afflicted with schizophrenia hears inner voices something is taking place inside the brain that prevents the individual from perceiving real voices. A simple electronic application may help the patient learn to shift focus.
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jewell Moss's curator insight, March 10, 2014 8:03 PM

So interesting how the mind works, we are coming so close to discovering the ilnesses of the mind, and how to prevent it. Read on! #Schizophrenia

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Brain circuits for visual categorization revealed by new experiments

Brain circuits for visual categorization revealed by new experiments | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Hundreds of times during a baseball game, the home plate umpire must instantaneously categorize a fast-moving pitch as a ball or a strike. Scientists have now pinpointed an area in the brain where these kinds of visual categories are encoded.
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Mia Barchetti's comment, February 25, 2013 11:23 PM
I like how this talks about the brain aspect of stereotyping. It answers my questions of why and where do we make these assumptions. What physiological feature of ours is the most affecting?
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Are doing harm and allowing harm equivalent? Ask fMRI

Are doing harm and allowing harm equivalent? Ask fMRI | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Individuals and courts deal more harshly with people who actively commit harm than with people who willfully allow the same harm to occur. A new study finds that this moral distinction is psychologically automatic.
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Brain study explores what makes colors and numbers collide

Brain study explores what makes colors and numbers collide | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Someone with the condition known as grapheme-color synesthesia might experience the number 2 in turquoise or the letter S in magenta. Now, researchers have shown that those individuals also show heightened activity in a brain region responsible for vision.
The findings provide a novel way of looking at synesthesia as the product of regional hyperexcitability in the brain, the researchers say.

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Mystery Of Dystonia Unlocked With Advanced Imaging

Mystery Of Dystonia Unlocked With Advanced Imaging | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Patients with generalized dystonia grapple with involuntary muscle spasms that lead to uncontrolled twisting and turning in awkward, sometimes painful postures. Although cognition, intelligence and life span are often normal, the disorder can have a devastating impact on quality of life, as its victims frequently struggle to perform simple activities of daily living.


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Scientists Measure Dream Content For The First Time

Scientists Measure Dream Content For The First Time | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
The ability to dream is a fascinating aspect of the human mind. However, how the images and emotions that we experience so intensively when we dream form in our heads remains a mystery.
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"Hey Guys! Watch This!" Why teens do dumb things with friends

"Hey Guys! Watch This!" Why teens do dumb things with friends | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Why are movies funnier, roller coasters more exciting, and car crashes more common when teens are with friends? New fMRI studies provides some clues.

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