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Cognitive Decline in Diabetes Linked to Brain Atrophy - PsychCentral.com

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Cognitive Decline in Diabetes Linked to Brain Atrophy
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However, it was unclear whether this form of diabetes was an actual causal factor for the development of cognitive impairment.
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The Neurobiology of the Prefrontal Cortex: Anatomy, Evolution, and the Origin of Insight (Oxford Psychology)

The Neurobiology of the Prefrontal Cortex: Anatomy, Evolution, and the Origin of Insight (Oxford Psychology) [Richard E. Passingham, Steven P. Wise] on Amazon.com. *FREE* super saver shipping on qualifying offers.
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'Love hormone' oxytocin may play wider role in social interaction than previously thought

'Love hormone' oxytocin may play wider role in social interaction than previously thought | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have shown that oxytocin - often referred to as 'the love hormone' because of its importance in the formation and maintenance of strong mother-child and sexual attachments - is involved in...
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Stunted Neuron Branching Restored in Mice

Stunted Neuron Branching Restored in Mice | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Mutations of a gene associated with some forms of autism in humans can hinder the correct growth and connectivity of neurons in mice. This understanding allowed researchers to restore proper neuronal growth in the mice.
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Alcohol can make you socially awkward - MSN NZ News

Alcohol can make you socially awkward - MSN NZ News | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
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Acetylcholine secretion by motor neuron-like cells from UC-MSC - Science Codex

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Basic fibroblast growth factor exhibits a high affinity for heparin.
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The thermodynamics of thought: Soliton spikes and Heimburg-Jackson pulses

The thermodynamics of thought: Soliton spikes and Heimburg-Jackson pulses | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
(Medical Xpress)—In the familiar rendering of a neuron, as in the image above, the so-called electrical spikes are usually depicted as short pulses.
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Compassion as a Moral Force

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The more frequently any of us feels compassion in our daily lives, the more it prevents escalations of violence as a method to deal with the immoral actions of others. Of most import, it doesn't even matter toward whom we feel that compassion...

 

The compassion we feel for one inhibits our aggression toward others. It's not that it makes us suckers willing to accept being cheated; it just makes us work to address transgressions through nonviolent means. The upshot is clear: The more frequently any of us feels compassion in our daily lives, the more it prevents escalations of violence as a method to deal with the immoral actions of others. Of most import, it doesn't even matter toward whom we feel that compassion. As we've seen, it will generalize to anyone. What matters is that we try to cultivate it daily, and in so doing, build resilient relationships and societies.


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Northeastern University professor and author, "The Truth About Trust"



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The Only Physical Therapy Outcome that Matters

The Only Physical Therapy Outcome that Matters | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
The importance of communicating with patients using their language, addressing their barriers, and solving the problems they want solved.
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Researchers develop method to distinguish memory declines from memory ... - News-Medical.net

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How Love Grows in Your Body

How Love Grows in Your Body | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Here are the places where romantic love abides in our bodies—and the role each one plays in sustaining love over time.
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Surveying the Moral Landscape

Moral Motives and Group-Based Moralities
  1. Ronnie Janoff-Bulman1
  2. Nate C. Carnes1
  1. 1University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA
  1. Ronnie Janoff-Bulman, Department of Psychology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01003, USA. Email: janbul@psych.umass.edu
Abstract

We present a new six-cell Model of Moral Motives that applies a fundamental motivational distinction in psychology to the moral domain. In addition to moral motives focused on the self or another, we propose two group-based moralities, both communal in orientation, but reflecting distinct moral motives (Social Order/Communal Solidarity vs. Social Justice/Communal Responsibility) as well as differences in construals of group entitativity. The two group-based moralities have implications for intragroup homogeneity as well as intergroup conflict. Our model challenges the conclusions of Haidt and colleagues that only conservatives (not liberals) are group oriented and embrace a binding morality. We explore the implications of this new model for politics in particular and for the self-regulation versus social regulation of morality more generally.

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Unlocking the Mysteries of The Artistic Mind

It might seem bizarre that science is using art to learn about the mind—looking for hard facts in the most ethereal of places. But great artists turn out to be the world's first neuroscientists.
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Pinpointing molecular path that makes antidepressants act quicker in mouse model

Pinpointing molecular path that makes antidepressants act quicker in mouse model | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
The reasons behind why it often takes people several weeks to feel the effect of newly prescribed antidepressants remains somewhat of a mystery – and likely, a frustration to both patients and physicians.
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Scientists Pinpoint Proteins Vital to Long-Term Memory

Scientists Pinpoint Proteins Vital to Long-Term Memory | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Researchers have identified a group of proteins essential to the formation of long-term memories.
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More than meets the eye goes on with protein, neuroreceptors

More than meets the eye goes on with protein, neuroreceptors Newswise (press release) This sort of surprise is what scientists from the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute had during what they assumed to be a routine experiment in...
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Does the school you went to affect your adult love life? - The Age (blog)

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Does the school you went to affect your adult love life?
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Written by a professor of neuroscience and another of psychology, it expanded on the author's research into same-sex schooling.
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Researchers find surprising relationships in brain signaling

Researchers find surprising relationships in brain signaling | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
If the violins were taken away from the musicians performing Beethoven's 9th symphony, the resulting composition would sound very different.
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2013 International Neuroethics Society Annual Meeting

Session “The Science and Ethics of Moral Enhancement


Can we create a morality pill?  Neuroscientists are discovering how hormones and brain chemicals shape aspects of social behavior relevant for morality, including empathy, cooperation, aggression, trust, and altruism. This work opens potential avenues for pharmacological manipulation of ethical values. In this session, speakers will review studies demonstrating how neuromodulators shape moral decisions, evaluate the evidence for and challenges facing the development of moral-enhancing interventions, and discuss the ethical implications of shaping human morality. 

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Compassion Training Alters Altruism and Neural Responses to Suffering

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Go ahead, hit the snooze button and sleep your way to better health - The Massachusetts Daily Collegian

The Massachusetts Daily Collegian Go ahead, hit the snooze button and sleep your way to better health The Massachusetts Daily Collegian Sleep affects many chemicals in the human body, including serotonin, the chemical neurotransmitter produced in...
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Gratitude is for Lovers

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New research says thankfulness, not romance, might be key to a happy Valentine's Day.
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Offline Learning: How The Mind Learns During Sleep

Offline Learning: How The Mind Learns During Sleep | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
A nap as short as 6 minutes after learning can help to consolidate learning and improve performance.
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