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In Rat Model, Social Isolation Leads To Greater Vulnerability To Addiction

In Rat Model, Social Isolation Leads To Greater Vulnerability To Addiction | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Rats that are socially isolated during a critical period of adolescence are more vulnerable to addiction to amphetamine and alcohol, found researchers at The University of Texas at Austin.
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Genetic predisposition for enjoyment of amphetamine's effects found to reduce risk of schizophrenia, ADHD | UChicago News

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A Rumor of Empathy...in Psychology (the movie)

A Rumor of Empathy...in Psychology (the movie) | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it

This educational video explores empathy in the listening and speaking of the community of psychologists, psychotherapists, and those committed to emotional and human well-being.

 

That about covers it. Where is empathy present and where is it missing? Should one expect the therapist to cry with you if the trauma is really, really sad? What if she or he does cry anyway? How does this relate to music therapy? Neurology? Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)? How does empathy relate to the “circle of caring”? All these questions and more are engaged. Not to be missed!

 

Note: All the usual disclaimers apply. This is a good faith, best effort to expand empathy in the world by capturing the experiences and narrative of a significant individual for educational purposes.

 

(c) Lou Agosta, The Chicago Empathy Project


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Lost Memories Might Be Able to Be Restored, Researchers Report

Lost Memories Might Be Able to Be Restored, Researchers Report | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
A new study reports long term memories might not be stored in synapses, as was previously thought.
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Brain structures devoted to learning and memory are highly conserved in the animal kingdom

Brain structures devoted to learning and memory are highly conserved in the animal kingdom | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Whether you’re cramming for an exam or just trying to remember where you put your car keys, learning and memory are critical functions that we constantly employ in daily life.
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Discovery of novel drug target may lead to better treatment for schizophrenia

Discovery of novel drug target may lead to better treatment for schizophrenia | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Scientists at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) have identified a novel drug target that could lead to the development of better antipsychotic medications. Dr.
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Women are better than men at empathy, and here’s the proof

Women are better than men at empathy, and here’s the proof | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
WE ALL know the stereotype: women are better at empathy than men. Now Queensland scientists reckon they’ve proved it.

After pooling data from thousands of in-depth interviews with Australians, they found women were far more likely to feel their partner’s emotional pain than men.

When a negative event befalls their partner, women tend to experience an emotional effect roughly 24 per cent as large as if the event happened to themselves, they found.


We looked at people who had negative shocks in their lives, such as the death of a friend, losing a job or becoming ill,” said Professor Paul Frijters of University of Queensland, who conducted the study with Dr Cindy Mervin of Griffith University.



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Dementia is third most common cause of death in UK, research finds

Dementia is third most common cause of death in UK, research finds | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Alzheimer’s Research UK says increased life expectancy means age-related disease is becoming ‘our greatest medical challenge’Deaths from dementia have risen by 52% since 1990 and the disease is now the third most common cause of death in the UK, a...
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Dazzling Images of the Brain Created by Neuroscientist-Artist

Dazzling Images of the Brain Created by Neuroscientist-Artist | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
The brain has been called the most complex structure in the universe, but it may also be the most beautiful. One artist's work captures both the aesthetics and sophistication of this most enigmatic organ.
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2004 - The Empathy Quotient. an Investigation of Adults With Asperger Syndrome or High Functioning Autism, And Normal Sex Differences

Artículo Asperger Cociente Empatía

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Is emotional instability a major sign of depression?

Is emotional instability a major sign of depression? | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
In the current issue of P&P there is a report on the role of mood instability as a predictor of outcome in depression.
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The brain depends on gut bacteria for protection

The brain depends on gut bacteria for protection | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
With the abundance of information available about eating right, no one could question the capacity of your brain to protect your digestive tract.
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Patient awakes from post-traumatic minimally conscious state after administration of depressant drug

Patient awakes from post-traumatic minimally conscious state after administration of depressant drug | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
A patient who had suffered a traumatic brain injury unexpectedly recovered full consciousness after the administration of midazolam, a mild depressant drug of the GABA A agonists family.
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A Standard for Neuroscience Data

A Standard for Neuroscience Data | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
A new computational framework for standardizing neuroscience data on a global level has been developed by researchers.
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Serotonin Neuron Subtypes

Serotonin Neuron Subtypes | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
New research into serotonin neuron subtypes could help in better understanding of SIDS and depression treatments.
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A clear, molecular view of the evolution of human color vision

A clear, molecular view of the evolution of human color vision | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Many genetic mutations in visual pigments, spread over millions of years, were required for humans to evolve from a primitive mammal with a dim, shadowy view of the world into a greater ape able to see all the colors in a rainbow.
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Scientists Unveil the Secrets of Visual Attention - Scientific American

Scientists Unveil the Secrets of Visual Attention - Scientific American | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Concentration affects how we detect and perceive objects and scenes
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“We are beginning to understand how cognition works”: Double interview with John O’Keefe and Edvard Moser

“We are beginning to understand how cognition works”: Double interview with John O’Keefe and Edvard Moser | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Two 2014 Nobel Laureates in Physiology or Medicine about childhood, dream jobs and the next big thing in neuroscience. What is your earliest memory as a child? John O’Keefe: That’s a very good question. I do remember a few things from the age of about three years old, when I interacted with some of my […]
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Bugs Life: The Nerve Cells That Make Locusts “Gang Up”

Bugs Life: The Nerve Cells That Make Locusts “Gang Up” | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
New research demonstrates the importance of individual history in understanding how neurochemicals control behavior.
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Stunning Images from the 2014 Olympus BioScapes International Digital Imaging Competition

Stunning Images from the 2014 Olympus BioScapes International Digital Imaging Competition | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Microscopes find beauty in the most unexpected places
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'The Future of the Brain': A Time Capsule of Neuroscience

'The Future of the Brain': A Time Capsule of Neuroscience | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
We may finally be getting on the right track to figuring out how the brain works. In a new collection of essays, top neuroscientists write about the advanced technologies that might get us there.
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Drugs used for impotence could treat vascular dementia?

Drugs used for impotence could treat vascular dementia? | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Scientists are to explore whether drugs usually used to treat erectile problems by expanding blood vessels could become the next major way to tackle the dementia epidemic.
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Is emotional instability a major sign of depression?

Is emotional instability a major sign of depression? | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
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Neuron Networks in Healthy and Diseased Brains

Neuron Networks in Healthy and Diseased Brains | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
The dream of mapping the brain rests on the notion that the trillions of connections between 80 billion neurons form networks that are correlated with mental states. Please see the post, Limits of Current Neuroscience, for a discussion of the many complications in this approach, including the importance of brain waves, glia networks and poor resolution of our imaging devices. Most important is that there is no evidence for a mechanism in the brain that coordinates brain activity to form mental states. There is no center controlling the wide ranging circuits producing the subjective experience of mind. 

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