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Empathy: A workshop and conversation with Paul Rucker | The Project Room

Tonight is your chance to learn Empathy from Seattle's genius Paul Rucker at The Project Room. http://t.co/ENXYobu4Yy
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Brain plays key role in correcting emotional misunderstandings - TruthDive

Brain plays key role in correcting emotional misunderstandings
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The responsible area is the right supramarginal gyrus, a relatively unknown location to social neurosciences.
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'Love Hormone' May Help Treat Personality Disorder - Medscape

'Love Hormone' May Help Treat Personality Disorder Medscape The investigators then compared the number and duration of initial eye movements, manual response latencies, and amygdala activation between groups by combining eye tracking and functional...
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Depression in Newly Diagnosed Parkinson's Disease Patients Linked to ... - Science Daily (press release)

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Alzheimer’s treatment breakthrough: British scientists pave way for simple pill to cure disease

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Scientists have hailed an historic “turning point” in the search for a medicine that could beat Alzheimer's disease, after a drug-like compound was used to halt brain cell death in mice for the first time.
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What happens when synapses run out of transmitter?

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(Medical Xpress)—The recent Nobel Prize Award in Medicine highlights the importance of vesicle-based transport for different kinds of cells.
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Right Supramarginal Gyrus Is Crucial to Overcome Emotional Egocentricity Bias in Social Judgments

Humans tend to use the self as a reference point to perceive the world and gain information about other people's mental states. However, applying such a self-referential projection mechanism in situations where it is inappropriate can result in egocentrically biased judgments.

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Alzheimer's drug breakthrough: Scientists hail turning point in fight against ... - Mirror.co.uk

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I never forget a face! - Vol. 26, Part 10 ( October 2013)

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I never forget a face! - Vol. 26, Part 10 ( October 2013)

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Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, October 8, 2013 8:17 PM

super recognisers use more holistic processing; while propoagnosics use feature by feature details.

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Mathematical Neuroscience - SciTech Connect

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Roman R. Poznanski discusses the new book that he co-authored, Mathematical Neuroscience.
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The Music Digest: Music And The Brain : Exploring The Interaction Between Music And The Brain

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Video games pose questions about long-term effects on psychology - Daily Nebraskan

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Compassion: The Ultimate Moral Choice? | 21st Century Spirituality | Big Think

Compassion: The Ultimate Moral Choice?  | 21st Century Spirituality | Big Think | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
In 1837, the Royal Danish Society sponsored an essay contest, asking participants to tackle the following question: Are the source and foundation of morals to be looked for in an idea of morality lying immediately in consciousness (or...
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Cyberchondria More Common In People Who Fear The Unknown - Huffington Post

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Cyberchondria More Common In People Who Fear The Unknown
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The study, published in the journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking, is based on data from 512 adults with no medical diagnoses and an average age of 33.
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Cognitive Neuroscience Society » Blog Archive » Sleeping for Learning: How Children and Adults Maximize Their Memory Potential

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Neurobiology and Emotional Intelligence -

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How neurobiology can enhance our emotional intelligence Emotional intelligence is a complex set of competencies, and according to learning experts, “developing these competencies usually involves a long and sometimes difficult process requiring much...
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Sticks and Stones: Brain Releases Natural Painkillers During Social Rejection

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Researchers find the opioid system responds to social rejection, not just physical pain.
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UCLA neuroscientist's book explains why social connection is as important as food and shelter

UCLA neuroscientist's book explains why social connection is as important as food and shelter | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Facebook and gossip might seem like a waste of time, but they actually serve a basic human need.
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'Highly significant' study gives hope for anti-Alzheimer's pill

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Expert predicts future generations would see findings as historic turning point in fight against degenerative brain diseases A landmark British study has raised the prospect of a pill that could treat brain diseases such as Alzheimer's by halting...
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Oxytocin linked to envy, gloating

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Science reveals a dark side to the hormone believed to trigger feel-good emotions like trust and empathy (Science discovers a dark side to the hormone believed to trigger feel-good emotions like trust and empathy http://t.co/jehMyoK1Pi)...
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Cuddling - How Important Is It (and Should We Pay for It)?

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A hug can make us feel good. But are you willing to pay for one? Should you be?
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The Heart-Brain Connection: The Neuroscience of Social, Emotional, and Academic Learning

Neuroscientist Richard Davidson presents his research on how social and emotional learning can affect the brain. Read more about the topic, including how to ...


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Your Brain on Books: 10 Things That Happen to Our Minds When We Read

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Any book lover can tell you: diving into a great novel is an immersive experience that can make your brain come alive with imagery and emotions and even turn on your senses.


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Christopher Taylor's curator insight, October 8, 2013 6:32 AM

Nice Article..

Les Howard's curator insight, October 8, 2013 1:13 PM

We had the privilege of hearing Peter Johnston speak on Sat. This article linked, for me, to his research on student engagement outlined in this article: http://globalconversationsinliteracy.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/iveyjohnston.pdf

Ellen Barnhizer's curator insight, October 8, 2013 4:56 PM

It is definitely a field trip in your noggin! 

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A new paradigm for nanoscale resolution MRI has been experimentally achieved

A new paradigm for nanoscale resolution MRI has been experimentally achieved | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it

A team from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Northwestern University has devised a novel nuclear magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique that delivers a roughly 10­nanometer spatial resolution. This represents a significant advance in MRI sensitivity—modern MRI techniques commonly used in medical imaging yield spatial resolutions on the millimeter length scale, with the highest-resolution experimental instruments giving spatial resolution of a few micrometers.


“This is a very promising experimental result,” said U. of I. physicist Raffi Budakian, who led the research effort. “Our approach brings MRI one step closer in its eventual progress toward atomic-scale imaging.”

 

MRI is used widely in clinical practice to distinguish pathologic tissue from normal tissue. It is noninvasive and harmless to the patient, using strong magnetic fields and non-ionizing electromagnetic fields in the radio frequency range, unlike CT scans and tradiational X-rays, which both use more harmful ionizing radiation.


MRI uses static and time-dependent magnetic fields to detect the collective response of large ensembles of nuclear spins from molecules localized within millimeter-scale volumes in the body. Increasing the detection resolution from the millimeter to nanometer range would be a technological dream come true.

 

The team’s breakthrough—the new technique introduces two unique components to overcome obstacles to applying classic pulsed magnetic resonance techniques in nanoscale systems. First, a novel protocol for spin manipulation applies periodic radio-frequency magnetic field pulses to encode temporal correlations in the statistical polarization of nuclear spins in the sample. Second, a nanoscale metal constriction focuses current, generating intense magnetic field-pulses.

 

In their proof-of-principal demonstration, the team used an ultrasensitive magnetic resonance sensor based on a silicon nanowire oscillator to reconstruct a two-dimensional projection image of the proton density in a polystyrene sample at nanoscale spatial resolution.

 

“We expect this new technique to become a paradigm for nanoscale magnetic-resonance imaging and spectroscopy into the future,” added Budakian. “It is compatible with and can be incorporated into existing conventional MRI technologies.”




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