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Spark and Spike of Neuromarketing

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This Article is the First prize winner of June article writing contest conducted by Marketing Bloggers - a good read about consumer insights from a nuero perspective!!


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NIMH Twitter Chat on Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

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Learn about post-traumatic stress disorder by joining NIMH’s Farris Tuma for a Twitter chat.
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COMING SOON: 'The Role of the Putative Mirror Neuron System in ...

COMING SOON: 'The Role of the Putative Mirror Neuron System in ... | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Provisional Abstract: Single-cell recording in macaque monkeys has uncovered mirror neurons, which respond both when a monkey observes a transitive action (an action involving an actor and an object), carries out that ...

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Narcissists' Lack of Empathy Detected in Brain Scans

Narcissists' Lack of Empathy Detected in Brain Scans | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Researchers found structural abnormalities in the brains of individuals with narcissistic personality disorder.
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The anterior insula is also activated in empathy (where spindle neurons are found), interoception (awareness of bodily and emotional states) and self-representation (among other capacities) and in "healthy" people is hghly connected to many other brain areas.

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Caffeine: For the More Creative Mind - The Atlantic

Caffeine: For the More Creative Mind - The Atlantic | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Caffeine: For the More Creative Mind The Atlantic Stephen Braun, author of Buzz: The Science and Lore of Alcohol and Caffeine, once explained it as an "indirect stimulant, as opposed to, say, amphetamine which liberates dopamine, a directly...
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A Secret Society of Cells Runs Your Brain - Scientific American (blog)

A Secret Society of Cells Runs Your Brain - Scientific American (blog) | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
A Secret Society of Cells Runs Your Brain Scientific American (blog) “They have receptors for glutamate, for GABA, for neuromodulators like norepinephrine, and for a variety of other neurotransmitter molecules – so it's pretty clear that they're...
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Review of The Autistic Brain - Scientific American (blog)

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Review of The Autistic Brain
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Grandin's review of the latest findings in neuroscience and genetics does give us an idea of where we are, and just how far still have to go.
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Meditation's Effects on Emotion Shown to Persist - PsychCentral.com (blog)

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Meditation's Effects on Emotion Shown to Persist
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During meditation, a part of the brain called the amygdala (known for the processing of emotional stimuli) showed decreased activity.
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Addiction Relapse Might Be Thwarted By Turning Off Brain Trigger - UCSF News Services

Addiction Relapse Might Be Thwarted By Turning Off Brain Trigger - UCSF News Services | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
UCSF News Services Addiction Relapse Might Be Thwarted By Turning Off Brain Trigger UCSF News Services They found that just a small drop of alcohol presented to the rats turned on the mTORC1 pathway specifically in a select region of the amygdala,...
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What Happens In Your Brain When You Get Mad, And How To Control It

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Joseph Shrand discusses his new book, "Outsmarting Anger: 7 Strategies for Defusing Our Most Dangerous Emotion."
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Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine: Stanford's Research Provides Hope for Patients With Narcolepsy

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine: Stanford's Research Provides Hope for Patients With Narcolepsy | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Adjusting to narcolepsy in law school wasn't easy. The treatments improved my symptoms but did not erase them. A few months after the diagnosis, I reached an all-time low, realizing narcolepsy was a serious illness I would face every day of my life.
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Your Brain Knows the Difference Between Phony Smiles and Real Ones - D-brief

Your Brain Knows the Difference Between Phony Smiles and Real Ones - D-brief | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
A genuine smile comes from the anticipation and prediction of a social reward whereas polite smiles rely on reactive mechanisms and are a social obligation.
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Confessions of a Sociopath: Inside look at living in an emotional void

Confessions of a Sociopath: Inside look at living in an emotional void | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
By M.E. Thomas (Crown)
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'Hangry' Is A Real Thing: Hunger Pangs Not Only Worsen Your Mood, But Trigger Risky Behavior

'Hangry' Is A Real Thing: Hunger Pangs Not Only Worsen Your Mood, But Trigger Risky Behavior | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
German researchers have established a link between hunger and the inclination to take risks, confirming that being "hangry" is real.
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In Italy, E-Cigarettes Helped Smokers Quit Nicotine Entirely — Even When They Didn't Want To

In Italy, E-Cigarettes Helped Smokers Quit Nicotine Entirely — Even When They Didn't Want To | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
A year-long study conducted by the University of Catania revealed that e-cigarettes may be just as effective as nicotine patches and chewing gum in helping smokers quit nicotine.
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Study Shows That Depressive Symptoms Follow "U"-Shaped Pattern | Breaking News | All Psychology and Mental Health News As It Happens

Study Shows That Depressive Symptoms Follow "U"-Shaped Pattern | Breaking News | All Psychology and Mental Health News As It Happens | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Depressive symptoms are highest in young adulthood, decrease in midlife, and then increase in later years, Angelina Sutin, Ph.D., an assistant professor of medical humanities and social sciences at Florida State University, and colleagues report in...
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Robo-pets may contribute to quality of life for those with dementia

Robo-pets may contribute to quality of life for those with dementia | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Robotic animals can help to improve the quality of life for people with dementia, according to new research.
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Want People To Look Hotter? Get Your Brain Zapped - Popular Science

Want People To Look Hotter? Get Your Brain Zapped - Popular Science | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
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The midbrain is a source of dopamine, a neurotransmitter associated with rating of attractiveness, as well as a long list of neurological disorders.
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Pleasure Response from Chocolate: You Can See It in the Eyes - Science Daily

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Pleasure Response from Chocolate: You Can See It in the Eyes
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"What makes this so exciting is that the eye's dopamine system was considered separate from the rest of the brain's dopamine system," Nasser said.
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Altered neural circuitry may lead to anorexia and bulimia

Altered neural circuitry may lead to anorexia and bulimia | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa –disorders characterized by extreme eating behavior and distorted body image – are among the deadliest of psychiatric disorders, with few proven effective treatments.
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World's Most Detailed Atlas of the Human Brain Completed

World's Most Detailed Atlas of the Human Brain Completed | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
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The most detailed map of the human brain ever completed is now available for perusal online, giving neuroscientists a greater understanding of how cells are grouped and arranged inside the brain.
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Testosterone Improves Learning, Memory in Older Women - PsychCentral.com

Testosterone Improves Learning, Memory in Older Women PsychCentral.com Testosterone Improves Learning and Memory in Older Women Postmenopausal women who were treated with a testosterone gel showed better improvement in verbal learning and memory...
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BigBrain Will Pay BigDividends for Health - DailyFinance

BigBrain Will Pay BigDividends for Health - DailyFinance | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
The scientific community has amassed incredible amounts of genetic data for various brain-related diseases in the last decade -- and the genomic
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Deep Brain Stimulation Patient Turns Off Pacemaker To Demonstrate Parkinson's Disease Symptoms [VIDEO]

Deep Brain Stimulation Patient Turns Off Pacemaker To Demonstrate Parkinson's Disease Symptoms [VIDEO] | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Parkinson's disease patient Andrew Johnson recorded a video of what happens when he turns off his deep brain stimulation (DBS) pacemaker, demonstrating the dramatic relief his implant offers from motor symptoms.
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Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Researchers Identify Emotions Based on Brain Activity

Press Release: Carnegie Mellon Researchers Identify Emotions Based on Brain Activity | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
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