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Researchers explain how neural stem cells create new and varied neurons

Researchers explain how neural stem cells create new and varied neurons | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
A new study examining the brains of fruit flies reveals a novel stem cell mechanism that may help explain how neurons form in humans.
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Coffee habits linked to memory, brain health in seniors

Coffee habits linked to memory, brain health in seniors | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
New study finds a sudden increase in coffee consumption may have negative impact
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Irregular Sleep-Wake Pattern Improves Long-Term Memory in Mice

Irregular Sleep-Wake Pattern Improves Long-Term Memory in Mice | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
A new study reports researchers have decoupled the production of IGF2 from the sleep-wake cycle and discovered this improved long-term memory in mice.
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Data suggest that new Alzheimer's drug solanezumab has disease-modifying ... - The Pharmaceutical Journal

Data suggest that new Alzheimer's drug solanezumab has disease-modifying ... - The Pharmaceutical Journal | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
A monoclonal antibody in development for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) may have disease-modifying properties, according to new research.

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Eat For Pleasure Rather Than Hunger? You May Have a Hormone Deficiency

Eat For Pleasure Rather Than Hunger? You May Have a Hormone Deficiency | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Do you prefer the taste of fatty food? Are you someone who eats for pleasure rather than for hunger's sake? According to a new study, the tendency to overeat could be due to a hormone deficiency.
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Mind-blowing Advance? Direct Brain-to-Brain Communication Between Humans Demonstrated

Mind-blowing Advance? Direct Brain-to-Brain Communication Between Humans Demonstrated | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Researchers demonstrate brain-to-brain communication between humans by integrating existing technologies

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Monkey See, Monkey Do: Emotions Are Contagious Because Of Mirror Neurons In Brain - Medical Daily

Monkey See, Monkey Do: Emotions Are Contagious Because Of Mirror Neurons In Brain - Medical Daily | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
The mirror neurons theory may hold the key as to why we smile when other people smile.
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Microbes Effect on the Brain

Microbes Effect on the Brain | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Hundreds of trillions of microbes live in the human gut, with 300 times the total DNA as humans.
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Chemotherapy-related decline in cognitive function correlated with biomarkers ... - Oncology Nurse Advisor

Chemotherapy-related decline in cognitive function correlated with biomarkers ... - Oncology Nurse Advisor | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Research indicates a connection between chemorelated cognitive function decline and molecular immune biomarkers, genetic aging, and neurotransmitter markers.
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Does concussion impact men and women differently?

Does concussion impact men and women differently? | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
New research suggests concussion may not significantly impair symptoms or cognitive skills for one gender over another, however, women may still experience greater symptoms and poorer cognitive performance at preseason testing.
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'Driving straight' may be suitable road test in dementia

'Driving straight' may be suitable road test in dementia | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
(HealthDay)—Drivers with dementia who have more difficulties driving straight and making left and right turns are more likely to fail road testing, according to a study published in the July issue of the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
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Your taste in music may predict how you think, and vice versa

Your taste in music may predict how you think, and vice versa | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
A University of Cambridge study found that different personality types — based around a person's propensity to feel empathy — tend to have predictable music tastes.
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An Overview of the Research on Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Treating Symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Systematic Review - Banks - 2015 - Journal of Clinical Psychology - Wiley On...

An Overview of the Research on Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Treating Symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Systematic Review - Banks - 2015 - Journal of Clinical Psychology - Wiley On... | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it

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Four Great Gratitude Strategies

Four Great Gratitude Strategies | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Here are the key research-based principles for turning gratitude into a lasting habit, drawing from the GGSC’s new website, Greater Good in Action.

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VISÃO\\VI5I0NTHNG's curator insight, July 25, 1:51 PM

Over the past two decades, much of the research on happiness can be boiled down to one main prescription: give thanks.

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Taking a Trip Through the Brain

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Researchers have developed a new imaging tool that is able to generate images of the brain of an adult mouse at a scale previously thought unachievable.
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How Intelligence Shifts With Age | Seniors

How Intelligence Shifts With Age | Seniors | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
“Your physical ability changes over your lifetime. At first you can’t do much,” said Joshua Hartshorne, a postdoctoral fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the study’s lead author. From infancy on, we get better at walking, jumping, climbing and running. But in our early 20s our physical abilities begin to decline, he said. Is such waxing and waning also true for mental ability? “There are two competing ideas,” he added. “As you get older you’re slowing down, and as you get older you’re getting wiser.

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Your physical ability changes over your lifetime. At first you can’t do much,” said Joshua Hartshorne, a postdoctoral fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the study’s lead author. From infancy on, we get better at walking, jumping, climbing and running. But in our early 20s our physical abilities begin to decline, he said. Is such waxing and waning also true for mental ability? “There are two competing ideas,” he added. “As you get older you’re slowing down, and as you get older you’re getting wiser.


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Your physical ability changes over your lifetime. At first you can’t do much,” said Joshua Hartshorne, a postdoctoral fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the study’s lead author. From infancy on, we get better at walking, jumping, climbing and running. But in our early 20s our physical abilities begin to decline, he said. Is such waxing and waning also true for mental ability? “There are two competing ideas,” he added. “As you get older you’re slowing down, and as you get older you’re getting wiser.”


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Encoding and Retrieving Memories: Understanding Hippcampal Function at the Cellular Level

Encoding and Retrieving Memories: Understanding Hippcampal Function at the Cellular Level | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it

Researchers report the successful memory encoding and retrieval occurs in the dorsal area of the rat hippocampus.


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Specific protein as missing link for earliest known change in Alzheimer’s pathology

Specific protein as missing link for earliest known change in Alzheimer’s pathology | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
A recent study conducted at Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research (NKI) and NYU Langone Medical Center implicates a new culprit in Alzheimer’s disease development.
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A Healthy Social Life In Your 20s May Be A Key To Longevity - Huffington Post - Huffington Post

A Healthy Social Life In Your 20s May Be A Key To Longevity - Huffington Post - Huffington Post | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
  How busy your social life is at age 20 -- and how solid the relationships are that you make when you're 30 -- are factors in your well-being later in life, according to research from the University of...
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Memory for emotional music is strong at all ages

Memory for emotional music is strong at all ages | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Hello Dear Reader,
Today you find me on a train to lively Glasgow from my hometown of York: A long journey, nearly 4 hours in total. Plenty of time to get out of my work head and think about my lovely blog.
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Altered Insula Activity during Visceral Interoception in Weight-Restored Patients with Anorexia Nervosa

Altered Insula Activity during Visceral Interoception in Weight-Restored Patients with Anorexia Nervosa | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Authors: Kara L Kerr, Scott E Moseman, Jason A Avery, Jerzy Bodurka, Nancy L Zucker & W Kyle Simmons Keywords: (Source: Neuropsychopharmacology)
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Placebos Can Work Even When Users Knows They're Fake - Laboratory Equipment

Placebos Can Work Even When Users Knows They're Fake - Laboratory Equipment | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
A grad student has conducted an intriguing piece of research to advance knowledge about how and when the placebo effect works— or doesn't.
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Why some people suffer from `emotional instability` - ANINEWS

Why some people suffer from `emotional instability` - ANINEWS | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Washington DC, Jul 25 (ANI): Scientist have shed light on why some people have difficulties in regulating their emotions in daily life, which may be affecting their work, family and social life.
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Emotionally unstable people have different brain structure - News-Medical.net

Emotionally unstable people have different brain structure - News-Medical.net | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
We all vary in how often we become happy, sad or angry, and also in how strongly these emotions are expressed. This variability is a part of our personality and can be seen as a positive aspect that increases diversity in society.
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Scientists warn that new drugs will require earlier diagnosis of Alzheimer’s

Scientists warn that new drugs will require earlier diagnosis of Alzheimer’s | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Announcement about success of solanezumab leads to calls for improved testing to identify those who would benefit from slowing of mental decline Major improvements must be made in techniques for identifying future Alzheimer’s disease patients if...
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Researchers pinpoint where the brain unites our eyes’ double vision

Researchers pinpoint where the brain unites our eyes’ double vision | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it

Using prisms and an advanced brain scanner, researchers have found the point in the human brain at which the vision of two eyes becomes one image.


If you have two working eyes, you are live streaming two images of the world into your brain. Your brain combines the two to produce a view of the world that appears as though you had a single eye — like the Cyclops from Greek mythology. And that's a good thing, as the combination of the two images makes for a much more useful impression of the world. With one eye shut, catching a ball or parking a car become far more difficult.


"If you're reaching out with your hand, you want to aim not at where things appear to be, but where they are," says Bas Rokers, psychology professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. "Two eyes are giving you two images that don't by themselves tell you where things are relative to your hand. It's the integrated information that tells you where things are."


Using prisms and an advanced brain scanner, Rokers and collaborators at Utrecht University in the Netherlands have found the point in the human brain — very early in image processing in the visual cortex — in which the transformation to a cyclopean view of the world takes place.


Their work, published recently in the journal Current Biology, may aid in the treatment of vision problems like amblyopia, or lazy eye.



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