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Prof explores ‘neuroeconomics’ in lecture - Brown Daily Herald

Prof explores ‘neuroeconomics’ in lecture - Brown Daily Herald | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Economics in upcoming years will use research from neurobiology more, NYU professor says.
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Deric Bownds' MindBlog: Moral roots of environmental attitudes.

Deric Bownds' MindBlog: Moral roots of environmental attitudes. | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
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From Feinberg and Willer:

Americans’ attitudes about the environment are highly polarized, but it is unclear why this is the case. We conducted five studies to examine this issue. The first two studies demonstrated that liberals, but not conservatives, view the environment in moral terms and that this tendency partially explains the relation between political ideology and environmental attitudes. The second two studies did content analyses of newspaper op-eds and public-service announcements and found that contemporary environmental discourse is based largely on moral concerns related to harm and care, which are more deeply held by liberals than by conservatives. However, in a final study we found that reframing proenvironmental rhetoric in terms of purity, a moral value resonating primarily among conservatives eliminated the difference between liberals’ and conservatives’ environmental attitudes. These results establish the importance of moralization as a cause of polarization on environmental attitudes and suggest that reframing environmental discourse in different moral terms can reduce the gap between liberals and conservatives in environmental concern.
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Deric Bownds' MindBlog: Is the insula necessary for our feelings? If not, where are they?

Deric Bownds' MindBlog: Is the insula necessary for our feelings? If not, where are they? | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
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Cupid’s arrow: Research illuminates laws of attraction // University of Notre Dame

Cupid’s arrow: Research illuminates laws of attraction // University of Notre Dame | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Notre Dame News gathers and disseminates information that enhances understanding of the University’s academic and research mission and its accomplishments as a Catholic institute of higher learning.
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Peering into our blind spots

Peering into our blind spots | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Harvard psychologist Mahzarin Banaji and longtime collaborator Anthony Greenwald condense three decades of work on the unconscious mind in “Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People.”
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Got the answer, no questions asked

Got the answer, no questions asked | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Imagine being able to tell just how interested a reader is in your newspapers without having to ask them a single question.
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Can You See The Dancing Gorilla In This CT Scan? 83% Of Radiologists Couldn’t

Can You See The Dancing Gorilla In This CT Scan? 83% Of Radiologists Couldn’t | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Look carefully at the lung scan below. Do you notice anything strange about it?
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Is Social-Emotional Learning a Luxury?

Is Social-Emotional Learning a Luxury? | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Why SEL is a necessity for children of every background. (Is social-emotional learning a necessity or luxury?
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cwnl: Vesicles of The Neuron  A colorized...

cwnl: Vesicles of The Neuron  A colorized... | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
“ cwnl: Vesicles of The Neuron A colorized scanning EM of a nerve broken open to reveal the vesicles containing the neurotransmitters. Image Credit: NIH, via Curiosity/Discovery, via Sloth...
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Authors: Develop digital games to improve brain function and well-being (Feb. 28, 2013)

Authors: Develop digital games to improve brain function and well-being (Feb. 28, 2013) | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Neuroscientists developing video games to improve brain function and increase #empathy and well-being http://t.co/maA5heKVzC via @Wisc_CIHM
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Neuroscience Meets Magic

Neuroscience Meets Magic | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
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Brain scientists Stephen Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde explain the science behind the mental manipulations of gentleman thief Apollo Robbins.

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Mind and its Potential: We feel, therefore we learn: the neuroscience of social emotion.

Mind & Its Potential is a vibrant and stimulating conference experience which will attract 1,000+ delegates! We are committed to bringing together the world'... (Which part of the brain does the mind control machine manipulate?
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Our brains, and how they're not as simple as we think - The Guardian

Our brains, and how they're not as simple as we think - The Guardian | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
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The birth of lucrative neuromarketing firms are based on this idea.
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Deric Bownds' MindBlog: Brain correlates of developing intuition.

Deric Bownds' MindBlog: Brain correlates of developing intuition. | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
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An interesting open access study from Wan et al.

The superior capability of cognitive experts largely depends on automatic, quick information processing, which is often referred to as intuition. Intuition develops following extensive long-term training. There are many cognitive models on intuition development, but its neural basis is not known. Here we trained novices for 15 weeks to learn a simple board game and measured their brain activities in early and end phases of the training while they quickly generated the best next-move to a given board pattern. We found that the activation in the head of caudate nucleus developed over the course of training, in parallel to the development of the capability to quickly generate the best next-move, and the magnitude of the caudate activity was correlated with the subject's performance. In contrast, cortical activations, which already appeared in the early phase of training, did not further change. Thus, neural activation in the caudate head, but not those in cortical areas, tracked the development of capability to quickly generate the best next-move, indicating that circuitries including the caudate head may automate cognitive computation
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Sex at Dawn: 9 Interesting Things We've Learned About Sex From Studying Our Ancient Ancestors

Sex at Dawn: 9 Interesting Things We've Learned About Sex From Studying Our Ancient Ancestors | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
In a TED talk, Christopher Ryan discusses the evolution of human sexuality.
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Why Do Humans Cry? Scientist Says Tears Served as a Means of Communication Before the Evolution of Language

Why Do Humans Cry? Scientist Says Tears Served as a Means of Communication Before the Evolution of Language | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
A leading scientist says that the human phenomenon of emotional crying is hugely important and developed as a way for humans to communicate how they feel before the emergence of language.
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Time to Get Real: The Riddle of Perception (Part 2) - Huffington Post

Time to Get Real: The Riddle of Perception (Part 2) - Huffington Post | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Time to Get Real: The Riddle of Perception (Part 2) Huffington Post Murali Doraiswamy, M.D., is a professor of psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C., and a leading physician in the areas of mental health, cognitive...
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Your Brain On Storytelling: Foreign Language Learning Through Stories

Your Brain On Storytelling: Foreign Language Learning Through Stories | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
“The universe is made of stories, not atoms,” the poet Muriel Rukeyser once stated. Human beings are storytelling creatures. We use stories to make sense of both ancient history and daily experienc...
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The rise of everyday neuroscience

The rise of everyday neuroscience | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
I've got a feature article in The Observer about how our culture has become saturated with 'neuroscience talk' and how this has led to unhelpful simplifications of the brain to make the same old ar...
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What Motivates Us to Share Videos? The Psychology Behind Social Video

What Motivates Us to Share Videos? The Psychology Behind Social Video | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
What is the psychological power behind what we call "social video?" How has it changed human behavior? What types of video motivates people most to share w
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Researchers show why music is so addictive

Researchers show why music is so addictive | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Is media addictive? This article notes that music affects dopamine levels. http://t.co/oqiaa6npan @abfrantz
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Oxytocin, social sharing and recovery from trauma

Therapists have long known that people who’ve had a traumatic experience feel the need to talk about what they’ve been through. This process is called ‘social sharing’ and can take place for days, weeks, months or years after the event.
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Women have more efficient brains than men - Telegraph.co.uk

Women have more efficient brains than men - Telegraph.co.uk | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Women have more efficient brains than men
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Trevor Robbins, professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at Cambridge University, said the results show size does not matter - for women.
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Cocoa could be the new brain drug

Cocoa could be the new brain drug | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Studies show that high levels of a natural compound in raw cocoa called flavanol lead to greater cognitive function
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How reading Jane Austen stimulates your brain - Pittsburgh Post Gazette

How reading Jane Austen stimulates your brain - Pittsburgh Post Gazette | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
How reading Jane Austen stimulates your brain Pittsburgh Post Gazette As cognitive neuroscience matures, I hope that we are able to help contribute to a better understanding of human behavior and its neural basis across a wide variety of domains,...
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