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This is your brain on Vivaldi and Beatles

This is your brain on Vivaldi and Beatles | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Listening to music activates large networks in the brain, but different kinds of music are processed differently. A team of researchers has developed a new method for studying music processing in the brain during a realistic listening situation.
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Emre Erdogan's curator insight, August 20, 2013 1:01 AM

Metallica olsaydı, gökkuşağı olurdu hep burası... Tabii neuroporn konusunda hassas olmak lazım.

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Of Neurons And Memories: Inside The 'Secret World Of Sleep' : NPR

Of Neurons And Memories: Inside The 'Secret World Of Sleep' : NPR | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Think of everything your brain processes in a single day: your breakfast, a stain on a book cover, a meeting at work. If you remembered all those things, your brain would reach capacity.
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Researchers look at brain activity to study falling

Researchers look at brain activity to study falling | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Falling down is an inevitable hazard of walking, even for a seasoned runway model.
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Remembering to remember supported by two distinct brain processes

Remembering to remember supported by two distinct brain processes | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
You plan on shopping for groceries later and you tell yourself that you have to remember to take the grocery bags with you when you leave the house. Lo and behold, you reach the check-out counter and you realize you've forgotten the bags.
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How neurons get wired

How neurons get wired | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Two different versions of the same signaling protein tell a nerve cell which end is which, UA researchers have discovered. The findings could help improve therapies for spinal injuries and neurodegenerative diseases.
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Mutated Genes in Schizophrenia Map to Brain Networks - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Mutated Genes in Schizophrenia Map to Brain Networks - National Institutes of Health (NIH) | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
People with schizophrenia have a high number of spontaneous mutations in genes that form a network in the front region of the brain. The findings reveal new clues about the disorder.
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Emory’s Yerkes Research Center receives $9.5M grant to establish research center to study oxytocin

The Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, has received a five-year, $9.5 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to establish a Silvio O.
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Human cells respond in healthy, unhealthy ways to different kinds of happiness

Human cells respond in healthy, unhealthy ways to different kinds of happiness | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Human bodies recognize at the molecular level that not all happiness is created equal, responding in ways that can help or hinder physical health, according to new research.
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Seeing the brain at greater depth

Seeing the brain at greater depth | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Brain tissue is opaque, so classical microscopy methods require slicing the brain into ultra-thin slivers to allow light to shine through.
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Study shows new neurons aid stroke recovery - Telemanagement

Study shows new neurons aid stroke recovery - Telemanagement | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Study shows new neurons aid stroke recovery
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Stroke is one of the leading causes of death and disability, affecting around 700,000 Americans each year.
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New Technique Allows Researchers to Measure Electrical Activity in ...

New Technique Allows Researchers to Measure Electrical Activity in ... | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
By inserting a fluorescent protein in neurons that emits light of varying intensity to mirror changes in electrical activity within the cells, scientists have discovered a new technique that allows them to precisely measure electrical ...
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Love Hormone Oxytocin Can Cause Emotional Pain, New Study Says - Sci-News.com

Love Hormone Oxytocin Can Cause Emotional Pain, New Study Says - Sci-News.com | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Sci-News.com Love Hormone Oxytocin Can Cause Emotional Pain, New Study Says Sci-News.com New research reported in the journal Nature Neuroscience says that oxytocin, a hormone that promotes feelings of love, social bonding and well-being, can cause...
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Is Neuroscience Really Too Small? - Neuroskeptic

Is Neuroscience Really Too Small? - Neuroskeptic | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Back in April a paper came out in Nature Reviews Neuroscience that shocked many: Katherine Button et al's Power failure: why small sample size undermines t
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Imaging in Mental Health and Improving the Diagnostic Process

Imaging in Mental Health and Improving the Diagnostic Process | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Neuroimaging could help find a biomarker in the brain which can help correctly diagnose bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder.
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Alcoholism could be linked to a hyper-active brain dopamine system - McGill Reporter

Alcoholism could be linked to a hyper-active brain dopamine system - McGill Reporter | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Alcoholism could be linked to a hyper-active brain dopamine system
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Compared to people at low risk for alcohol-use problems, those at high risk showed a greater dopamine response in a brain pathway that increases desire for rewards.
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Parkinson's disease cure "one step closer" after brain cell breakthrough - Mirror.co.uk

Parkinson's disease cure "one step closer" after brain cell breakthrough - Mirror.co.uk | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
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Parkinson's disease cure "one step closer" after brain cell breakthrough
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This is because the neurons in the brain's movement-control region cannot cope with the harmful substances produced during metabolic reactions.
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A genetic answer to the Alzheimer's riddle?

A genetic answer to the Alzheimer's riddle? | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
What if we could pinpoint a hereditary cause for Alzheimer's, and intervene to reduce the risk of the disease? We may be closer to that goal, thanks to a team at the University of Kentucky.
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New tool peeks into brain to measure consciousness

New tool peeks into brain to measure consciousness | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
It can be hard for doctors to tell if someone who is severely brain injured and not responding has any lingering awareness. Now researchers have created a tool to peek inside the brain and measure varying levels of consciousness.
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Neuroimaging specialists use tanners to identify whether UV light triggers brain's pleasure sensors

Neuroimaging specialists at UT Southwestern Medical Center are launching the first clinical trial involving frequent and infrequent tanners designed to identify whether UV light triggers the brain's pleasure sensors.
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How to Rewire Your Brain to Be More Kind Toward Others

Kindness is the state of caring about other people's well-being and taking action to help make other people's lives better and happier. Here are fundamental ways we can build more kindness in our everyday lives.
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Predictive and Reactive Mechanisms in Smile Reciprocity

RT @StuartJRitchie: Aw, here's a nice paper on smile reciprocity to cheer you up: http://t.co/fFFsal9JwC
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Brain's flexible hub network helps humans adapt: Switching stations route processing of novel cognitive tasks

Brain's flexible hub network helps humans adapt: Switching stations route processing of novel cognitive tasks | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
(Medical Xpress)—One thing that sets humans apart from other animals is our ability to intelligently and rapidly adapt to a wide variety of new challenges—using skills learned in much different contexts to inform and guide the handling...
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Role-Playing Study: The Powerful Lack Empathy For Others, While The Lowly Feel Everyone's Pain

Role-Playing Study: The Powerful Lack Empathy For Others, While The Lowly Feel Everyone's Pain | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Those with powerful feel less empathy for others, as power corrupts absolutely.
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Researchers Protect GABA Neurons from Oxidative Stress From Pain Caused By Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury causing neuropathic pain is unfortunately a daily reality for millions of Americans.  This condition generally occurs after injury to the central nervous system and it is a malfunction in the nervous system that can become chronic.  Individuals can suffer pain even from a light touch or suddenly feel freezing from slight changes in temperature.

Currently, researchers believe that neuropathic pain comes from spinal nerve cells that release the neurotransmitter GABA.  GABA is the main inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain and is responsible for preventing over excitation in the brain.  In this case, GABA neurons have been damaged or completely disabled allowing for pain impulses to go out of control.  If these GABA neurons could be kept alive after injury to the nervous system, it’s possible that an individual could forgo neuropathic pain.

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Go Ahead – Embrace Nostalgia, It's Healthy For You - Santa Monica Mirror

Go Ahead – Embrace Nostalgia, It's Healthy For You - Santa Monica Mirror | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Go Ahead – Embrace Nostalgia, It's Healthy For You Santa Monica Mirror Mark Underwood is a neuroscience researcher, president, and co-founder of Quincy Bioscience, a biotech company located in Madison, Wisconsin focused on the discovery,...
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