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The Science of Bad Neuroscience

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Oxford Neuroscientist Prof. Dorothy Bishop, or DeevyBee as she is known on Twitter, has performed an amazing open access lecture focusing largely on the misunderstanding of neuroscience. The talk is incredibly informative and digestible, even those with no understanding of neuroscience or psychology whatsoever will take a great deal away.


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What's new in neuroscience and music?

What's new in neuroscience and music? | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Two opening workshops, three large and vibrant poster sessions, and nine invited symposia introduced a diverse range of recent research findings and discussed current research directions.

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How vulnerable is the field of cognitive neuroscience to bias?

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Estimating the analytic flexibility of functional neuroimaging: Implications for uncertainty and bias in cognitive neuroscience

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New Mechanism Revealed For How The Cerebellum Extracts Signal From Noise

New Mechanism Revealed For How The Cerebellum Extracts Signal From Noise | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

This research identifies for the first time that an ion channel called KCa3.1 that was not previously believed to be expressed in the brain is actually present in Purkinje cells. In addition, these researchers demonstrate the mechanism by which this ion channel allows Purkinje cells to filter sensory input in order to coordinate the body's movements.


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Addicts' Brains May Be Wired At Birth For Less Self-Control

Addicts' Brains May Be Wired At Birth For Less Self-Control | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

A study of cocaine addicts finds that they have abnormalities in areas of the brain involved in self-control. And these abnormalities appear to predate any drug abuse.


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The Brain in Technicolour

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Firstly I want to point out that yes, it is a brain. 


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Dean Russell Sorenson's comment, January 27, 2012 1:42 PM
It's interesting how it looks so similar to so many other systems that we have.
Sakis Koukouvis's comment, January 27, 2012 1:54 PM
Yes, it is a fractal scheme
ScienceDefined's comment, January 27, 2012 8:29 PM
Thanks for sharing!
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The Challenges and Promise of Neuroimaging in Psychiatry

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Neuroimaging is central to the quest for a biological foundation of psychiatric diagnosis but so far has not yielded clinically relevant biomarkers for mental disorders.

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Study: The Brain Is Stimulated By Genuine Art

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When it comes to art, only the real deal will do, according to a study into fake paintings. Oxford University academics found that the brain responds differently to artwork depending on whether it is said to be authentic, or merely a good imitation.


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Why You Are Not Your Brain

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Embodied cognition, the idea that the mind is not only connected to the body but that the body influences the mind, is one of the more ...

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Neuroscientists pinpoint specific social difficulties in people with autism

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Researchers say they have isolated a very specific difference in how high-functioning people with autism think about other people, finding that -- in actuality -- they don't tend to think about what others think of them at all.
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Braingasm: How Porn "Shuts Down" Women's Brains

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Most of the research that was conducted in terms of human sexual responses was conducted in men and findings were extrapolated to women.

 


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Neuroscientists Can Stumble When They Make Conclusions from Examining Single Patients

Neuroscientists Can Stumble When They Make Conclusions from Examining Single Patients | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Our current understanding of how the brain works often borrows from observations of the anomalous patient. The iron rod that penetrated Phineas Gage’s head made the once emotionally balanced railroad foreman impulsive and profane.

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Neuroscience helps explain how we handle money

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What role does your brain play in the pursuit and handling of money? Brian Knutson, a neuroscientist, studies the brain as it relates to money. Knutson uses special MRI images in his experiments while people are handling money. One thing he’s found is that when cash is offered to someone, dopamine is released in the nucleus accumbens, a part of the brain that is involved in reward and addiction.


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Neuroscience, Philosophy and Consciousness

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Human beings are part of nature. They are made of flesh and blood, brain and bone; but for much of the time they are also conscious. The puzzling thing is how the intricate sequences of nerve cells and tissue that make up a person's brain and body can generate the special subjective feel of conscious experience.

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A physiological marker for false memories

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False memories can be distinguished from real ones with a simple physiological test, report researchers from Germany...

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Why Do I Find Porn More Exciting Than A Partner?

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Neuroscience reveals how Internet porn can trump real sex

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A Sense of Self

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Are people geared to following such a totally existential and materialistic day-to-day existence that the incredibly complex range of their personal ‘inner life' becomes less and less active?

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The Neuroscience of Barbie: Scientific American

The Neuroscience of Barbie: Scientific American | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
A fascinating experiment that lets people experience reality as dolls--or giants...

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Is neuroscience incompatible with the idea of evil?

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Understanding the neuroscience behind evil doesn't forgive evil acts. By Ben Y. Hayden, Ph.D....
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