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Stress In Mid-Life May Predict Dementia Later In Life: Psycho-Social Effects On Brain Long-Lasting

Stress In Mid-Life May Predict Dementia Later In Life: Psycho-Social Effects On Brain Long-Lasting | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Swedish researchers suggest that the number of psycho-social stressors in mid-life may predict dementia in later life.
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Testosterone Promotes Reciprocity in the Absence of Competition - Science Daily (press release)

Testosterone Promotes Reciprocity in the Absence of Competition - Science Daily (press release) | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Testosterone Promotes Reciprocity in the Absence of Competition
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We Weren't Born Selfish

We Weren't Born Selfish | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it

= Forget everything you have been taught, because Matthieu Ricard is here to teach you a new way of interpreting the human being. A French Buddhist monk and a disciple of Dalai Lama, Matthieu Ricard is the author of Plaidoyer pour l’altruisme (Advocacy For Altruism), in bookstores since September 19. It is a non-religious book similar to an encyclopedia, and its content is very relevant for these times of economic crisis.

 

There is evidence that we aren’t selfish human beings driven only by our own interests. Moreover, today’s society is not more violent than it was in the past. Yes, we can change the way we are and, therefore, cooperate more, not only on an individual level, but on a community level, too.


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No, Humans Are Not Hardwired for War

No, Humans Are Not Hardwired for War | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
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As war continues to dominate headlines more than a decade into the 21st century, some scientists have claimed that war is a feature of human nature.
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Love Hormone 'Oxytocin' Makes Us More Accepting of Other People - Science World Report

Love Hormone 'Oxytocin' Makes Us More Accepting of Other People - Science World Report | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
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Love Hormone 'Oxytocin' Makes Us More Accepting of Other People
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Oxytocin is a neurotransmitter in the brain and plays a major role in pair bonding. It also helps combat fear.
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New Types Of Artificial Lighting May Restore Sleep, In Outer Space And On Earth

New Types Of Artificial Lighting May Restore Sleep, In Outer Space And On Earth | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
NASA will spend millions of dollars soon to test new types of lighting to help promote sleep and fight insomnia.
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Jonathan Haidt Decodes the Tribal Psychology of Politics

Jonathan Haidt Decodes the Tribal Psychology of Politics | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it

In March, Haidt will publish The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion (Pantheon). By laying out the science of morality—how it binds people into "groupish righteousness" and blinds them to their own biases—he hopes to drain some vitriol from public debate and enable conversations across ideological divides.


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The legalizing of gay marriage is a big issue that is still giving many issues to many of the states of the US. Some of the states have easily agreed to allow gay marriage while others are refusing to let that happen because it goes against everything they believe or have been taught. Mixing religion with politics is not a good thing because it leads to lawsuits that no one has the time or the money to spend on.
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Nobel Laureate Dies | The Scientist Magazine®

Nobel Laureate Dies | The Scientist Magazine® | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
David Hubel, who helped revolutionize the understanding of visual information processing, has passed away at age 87.
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Frontiers | Dreaming, waking conscious experience, and the resting brain: report of subjective experience as a tool in the cognitive neurosciences | Frontiers in Consciousness Research

Even when we are ostensibly doing “nothing” – as during states of rest, sleep, and reverie – the brain continues to process information. In resting wakefulness, the mind generates thoughts, plans for the future, and imagines fictitious scenarios.
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Amygdala evolution and cortical-subcortical integration

Amygdala evolution and cortical-subcortical integration | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
I finally had a chance to take a more careful look at this paper by Chareyron, L. J., Banta Lavenex, P., Amaral, D. G., & Lavenex, P. (2011). Stereological analysis of the rat and monkey amygda...
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They say the people who exhibit the most kindness have experienced a lot of pain.

They say the people who exhibit the most kindness have experienced a lot of pain. | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
They say the people who exhibit the most kindness have experienced a lot of pain. | RAW FOR BEAUTY
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Mazes of the Mind - The Philosophy of Neuroscience » IAI TV

Mazes of the Mind - The Philosophy of Neuroscience » IAI TV | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Neuroscience promises answers to philosophical questions, but can it account for issues as complex as the origins of consciousness and the nature of art?
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Neuroscience: the Mystery & Philosophy of Music » IAI TV

Neuroscience: the Mystery & Philosophy of Music » IAI TV | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Can neuroscience uncover the purpose of art or the philosophy of music? Raymond Tallis explains why our love for music remains beyond science's grasp
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Skin receptors convey sensation of texture through vibrations

Skin receptors convey sensation of texture through vibrations | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
New research shows that humans distinguish the difference between fine textures, such as silk or satin, through vibrations, which are picked up by two separate sets of nerve receptors in the skin and relayed to the brain.
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Regular porn users show same brain activity as drug addicts

Regular porn users show same brain activity as drug addicts | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
The research, carried out by Cambridge University used MRI scans to study the brains of 19 participants who admitted they had a problem with their porn habit.
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Special Issue of Neuropharmacology CNS Stimulants - Neuropharmacology - Elsevier

Special Issue of Neuropharmacology CNS Stimulants - Neuropharmacology - Elsevier | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Editors: Prof David Heal, Dr Sharon Smith (RenaSci Ltd, Nottingham, UK) and Prof Jack Henningfield (Pinney Associates, Bethesda, USA)

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Stroke survivors: retraining the brain

Stroke survivors: retraining the brain | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Some stroke patients struggle with simple tasks such as making a cup of tea, but new technology may have the answer
Stephen Manning was head chef at a French restaurant in Notting Hill for 25 years. Today, he struggles to make a cup of tea.
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Oxytocin Could Make You More Tolerant - Science 2.0

Oxytocin Could Make You More Tolerant Science 2.0 Oxytocin, colloquially called the 'love hormone' because of its correlation to mother-infant attachment and romantic bonding in adults, could also make us more accepting of other people, according...
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Time to be honest

Time to be honest | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
“IS SIN original?” That is the question addressed by Shaul Shalvi, a psychologist at the University of Amsterdam, in a paper just published in Psychological...
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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 10-nanometer spatial resolution.
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The Biology and Psychology of Ethical Behavior - BEING HUMAN 2013

Is morality culturally determined and relative, an evolved social contract that is absolute, or something else? In this session, we examine the biology of caring

 

 


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The auditory cortex may perform a role beyond just processing sound

The auditory cortex may perform a role beyond just processing sound | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Several studies have shown that expecting a reward or punishment can affect brain activity in areas responsible for processing different senses, including sight or touch. For example, research show
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The Big Stink About Anxiety: It Changes How Our Brains Process Odors - Forbes

The Big Stink About Anxiety: It Changes How Our Brains Process Odors - Forbes | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
The Big Stink About Anxiety: It Changes How Our Brains Process Odors Forbes The fMRI brain scan—which allowed the researchers to watch what was happening in the subjects' brains in real time—suggests that stress-induced anxiety from watching the...
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How Neuroscience Is Changing Medicine | IdeaFeed | Big Think

How Neuroscience Is Changing Medicine | IdeaFeed | Big Think | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Despite recent medical developments, our understanding of the brain is still quite incomplete.
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On Having a Mind, Having a Body and Being a Person » IAI TV

On Having a Mind, Having a Body and Being a Person » IAI TV | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
What precisely is a person? How is the person related to the mind and body? Philosopher Peter Hacker pieces together the puzzle that is the human being
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