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The neural components of empathy: P... [Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 2012] - PubMed - NCBI

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Scientists Find a Better Way to Deal With Bad Memories - PsychCentral.com

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The study was published in Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience.

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In a new study, researchers led by Dolcos found that instead of concentrating on emotions related to a negative memory, thinking about the context, like a friend who was there, what the weather was like, or anything else non-emotional that was part of the memory, “rather effortlessly” takes your mind away from the unwanted emotions associated with that memory.

“Once you immerse yourself in other details, your mind will wander to something else entirely, and you won’t be focused on the negative emotions as much,” he said.

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A group of neuroscientists believes it can communicate with "locked-in" coma ... - The Independent

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Common links between neurodegenerative diseases identified

Common links between neurodegenerative diseases identified | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
The pattern of brain alterations may be similar in several different neurodegenerative diseases, which opens the door to alternative therapeutic strategies to tackle these diseases
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First glimpse of brain circuit that helps experience to shape perception

First glimpse of brain circuit that helps experience to shape perception | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
How do our memories shape the way sensory information is collected? For the first time, scientists have demonstrated a way to observe how our experiences shape sensory information in awake animals. The team was able to measure the activity of a group of inhibitory neurons that links the odor-sensing area of the brain with brain areas responsible for thought and cognition. This connection provides feedback so that memories and experiences can alter the way smells are interpreted.
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Artists have unique brain structure

Artists have unique brain structure | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it

Artists have structurally different brains compared with non-artists, a study has found.

Participants' brain scans revealed that artists had increased neural matter in areas relating to fine motor movements and visual imagery.

The research, published in NeuroImage, suggests that an artist's talent could be innate.

But training and environmental upbringing also play crucial roles in their ability, the authors report.

As in many areas of science, the exact interplay of nature and nurture remains unclear.

Lead author Rebecca Chamberlain from KU Leuven, Belgium, said she was interested in finding out how artists saw the world differently.

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No 'right' side

Ellen Winner of Boston College, US, who was not involved with the study, commented that it was very interesting research.

She said it should help "put to rest the facile claims that artists use 'the right side of their brain' given that increased grey and white matter were found in the art group in both left and right structures of the brain".

"Only a prospective study could get at the question of innate structural brain differences that predispose people to become visual artists, and this kind of study has not been done as it would be very difficult and very expensive to carry out."


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The oxytocin made me do it - Waterbury Republican American

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LOS ANGELES — Researchers have found that after a squirt of the brain hormone ocytocin, volunteers lied more readily about their results in a game in order to benefit their team.
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People Need People - Huffington Post (blog)

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Chicago University's Center for Cognitive and Neuroscience came out recently with a study outlining the negatives of loneliness among older adults.
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Making Your Mind: Molecules, Motion, and Memory | HHMI's BioInteractive

Making Your Mind: Molecules, Motion, and Memory | HHMI's BioInteractive | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
What is mind? Can molecular biology help us understand mental function?
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Effects of Fibromyalgia on Brain Function | Health Matters Today


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Dual Nerve Stimulation Helps Chronic Migraine

Dual Nerve Stimulation Helps Chronic Migraine | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
A new study shows that stimulating both the occipital and supraorbital nerves provides better relief of migraine than occipital stimulation alone.
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Society for Neuroscience - NIH Opens John Edward Porter Neuroscience Research Center

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Brain activity may mark the beginning of memories

Brain activity may mark the beginning of memories | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
By tracking brain activity when an animal stops to look around its environment, neuroscientists at the Johns Hopkins University believe they can mark the birth of a memory.
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Gene variant puts women at higher risk of Alzheimer's than it does men, study finds

Gene variant puts women at higher risk of Alzheimer's than it does men, study finds | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Carrying a copy of a gene variant called ApoE4 confers a substantially greater risk for Alzheimer's disease on women than it does on men, according to a new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
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The truth about memory - Sydney Morning Herald

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At 54, O'Farrell is deep into middle age, according to a 2012 study published in the British Medical Journal that found cognitive decline begins at about 45, not at 60 as it was...

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Know the brain, and its axons, by the clothes they wear

Know the brain, and its axons, by the clothes they wear | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
(Medical Xpress)—It is widely know that the grey matter of the brain is grey because it is dense with cell bodies and capillaries.
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Neuroscientists reverse symptoms of Alzheimer’s in mice | Impact Lab

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Blockade of p25 generation in the brain of an Alzheimer's disease mouse model mitigates amyloid plaque buildup. Symptoms of Alzheimer's in mice have been


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Witnessing Seizures: 4 Types Of Specific Convulsions [VIDEOS]

Witnessing Seizures: 4 Types Of Specific Convulsions [VIDEOS] | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
A seizure is an expression of abnormal electrical discharges in the brain, with symptoms that may include muscle spasms, loss of consciousness, and collapse.
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For resetting circadian rhythms, neural cooperation is key

For resetting circadian rhythms, neural cooperation is key | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Fruit flies are pretty predictable when it comes to scheduling their days, with peaks of activity at dawn and dusk and rest times in between.
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Neurons in the brain tune into different frequencies for different spatial ... - Medical Xpress

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Science Shows at What Age You're Smartest, and Chances Are You've Already Peaked

Science Shows at What Age You're Smartest, and Chances Are You've Already Peaked | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Researchers have an answer to who is really the smartest generation.
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Scientists explain how memories stick together

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Scientists at the Salk Institute have created a new model of memory that explains how neurons retain select memories a few hours after an event.

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Cognitive Enhancers for Mild Cognitive Impairment

What does the research say about using cholinesterase inhibitors or memantine to improve cognition or function?


This is the Medscape Psychiatry Minute. I'm Dr. Peter Yellowlees. Cognitive enhancers, including cholinesterase inhibitors and memantine, are used to treat dementia, but their effectiveness for mild cognitive impairment is unclear. Now a team of investigators[1] from Toronto, Canada, have conducted a systematic review to examine the efficacy and safety of cognitive enhancers for mild cognitive impairment. The investigators screened 15,554 titles and abstracts and 1384 full-text articles for studies of the effects of donepezil, rivastigmine, galantamine, or memantine on mild cognitive impairment. From this extensive literature, only 8 randomized clinical trials and 3 companion reports met inclusion criteria. In these studies, the investigators found no significant effects of cognitive enhancers on cognition or function. Cognitive enhancers were associated with higher risks for nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting than placebo. Although much more research is needed into the overall value of cognitive enhancers, the findings from this study do not support their use in patients with mild cognitive impairment. This article is selected from Medscape Best Evidence. I'm Dr. Peter Yellowlees.

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Consciousness as Social Perception (BSP 108)

Consciousness as Social Perception (BSP 108) | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
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In his latest book Consciousness and the Social Brain  Princeton
neuroscientist Michael Graziano proposes a unique and compelling theory of
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Transplanting interneurons: Getting the right mix

Transplanting interneurons: Getting the right mix | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
(Medical Xpress)—Despite early optimistic studies, the promise of curing neurological conditions using transplants remains unfulfilled.
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A single switch dictates severity of epileptic seizures, researchers find

A single switch dictates severity of epileptic seizures, researchers find | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
A switch in the brain of people with epilepsy dictates whether their seizures will be relatively mild or lead to a dangerous and debilitating loss of consciousness, Yale researchers have found.
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