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Neuronal regeneration and the two-part design of nerves

Neuronal regeneration and the two-part design of nerves | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Researchers at the University of Michigan have evidence that a single gene controls both halves of nerve cells, and their research demonstrates the need to consider that design in the development of new treatments for regeneration of nerve cells.
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Compulsive Behavior Successfully Triggered and Then Treated in the Lab

Researchers have both created and relieved symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in genetically modified mice using a technique that turns brain cells on and off with light, known as optogenetics.
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Inside the Letterbox: How Literacy Transforms the Human Brain - Dana Foundation

Inside the Letterbox: How Literacy Transforms the Human Brain - Dana Foundation | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Few issues are as important to the future of humanity as acquiring literacy. Brain-scanning technology and cognitive tests on a variety of subjects by one of th
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feelings inventory |

The following are words we use when we want to express a combination of emotional states and physical sensations. This list is neither exhaustive nor definitive.
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A 20-minute bout of yoga stimulates brain function immediately after

A 20-minute bout of yoga stimulates brain function immediately after | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Researchers report that a single, 20-minute session of Hatha yoga significantly improved participants' speed and accuracy on tests of working memory and inhibitory control, two measures of brain function associated with the ability to maintain...
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Roots of Empathy featured in TIME magazine

Roots of Empathy featured in TIME magazine | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it

 Roots of Empathy is featured in a special issue of TIME magazine, “The Science of You.” The article explores the power of empathy in fostering positive social and emotional development.

 

“Empathy is based on our ability to reflect back others’ emotions, and Roots of Empathy helps children recognize and describe what that reflection actually looks like and means,” writes Maia Szalavitz.

 

Szalavitz notes the students’ intense focus on their ‘Tiny Teacher’ during a Family Visit, as well as their insightful observations about the relationship between mother and baby. Roots of Empathy Founder/President Mary Gordon explains the power of the baby on the green blanket, “Babies are exquisite teachers of empathy because they are theaters of emotion. They don’t hide anything.”




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"Don't hide anything... we need to SEE each other." #authenticity

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Justice Is in Our Nature | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network

Justice Is in Our Nature | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Social contracts are written into our biology. As is the justice they need. The arc of our evolution has long bent towards the justice of “laws” ...
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Hallucinogens Could Ease Existential Terror: Scientific American

Hallucinogens Could Ease Existential Terror: Scientific American | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, is being explored as a therapeutic tool to improve the lives of people with a life-threatening illness
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Negative Emotions Are Key to Well-Being: Scientific American

Negative Emotions Are Key to Well-Being: Scientific American | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Feeling sad, mad, critical or otherwise awful? Surprise: negative emotions are essential for mental health
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ICU Patient Anxiety Reduced By Music -

Listening to music appears to reduce anxiety and the use of sedatives among...
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Fear: A justified response or faulty wiring?

Fear: A justified response or faulty wiring? | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Fear is one of the most primal feelings known to man and beast.
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Anxious? Activate your anterior cingulate cortex with a little meditation

Anxious? Activate your anterior cingulate cortex with a little meditation | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Scientists, like Buddhist monks and Zen masters, have known for years that meditation can reduce anxiety, but not how. Scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, however, have succeeded in identifying the brain functions involved.
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Distinguishing REM sleep from other conscious states

Distinguishing REM sleep from other conscious states | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
(Medical Xpress)—Despite decades of research, little is known about the function of REM sleep, or the dreams that often accompany it. Rapid eye movements occur in most mammals, with a few exceptions like echidnas and dolphins.
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The Science of Sleep: Dreaming, Depression, and How REM Sleep Regulates Negative Emotions

The Science of Sleep: Dreaming, Depression, and How REM Sleep Regulates Negative Emotions | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
"Memory is never a precise duplicate of the original... it is a continuing act of creation. Dream images are the product of that creation."
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How Safe Is Recreational Marijuana?: Scientific American

How Safe Is Recreational Marijuana?: Scientific American | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
As more states make recreational marijuana legal, researchers fret about short- and long-term health effects
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Brain Scans Inspire Artist Laura Jacobson

Brain Scans Inspire Artist Laura Jacobson | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Written by Brooke Donald

Art and science meet in a new installation of clay sculptures, etchings and acrylics at the Stanford Center for Cognitive an
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Brain scans as drawing inspiration.

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Routines Matter for Compassion at Work | CompassionLab

Routines Matter for Compassion at Work | CompassionLab | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it

As organizational researchers, we have a unique interest in understanding how compassion can be unleashed or stifled in human communities. An organizational lens attunes us to the important role played by routines and practices  in  “grooving” the ways we interact with one another. By routines we mean the recurring, repeated patterns of action that typify a particular organization or unit (Feldman & Pentland, 2003). Many organizational researchers think routines are key to an organization’s capability to reliably produce products and services  (e.g., Nelson & Winter, 1982) and  we see routines as part of the key to understanding an organization’s one time (Dutton et al, 2006) or ongoing capability for compassion (Lilius et al., 2011; Grant et al., 2008).


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Sleepy Men May Be Sexually Aggressive

Sleepy Men May Be Sexually Aggressive | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
BALTIMORE -- Sleepy men exercised poor judgment regarding whether a woman is a willing sex partner -- similar to errors made when drinking to excess, researchers reported here.
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Bringing Science to the Zoo | The Thoughtful Animal, Scientific American Blog Network

Bringing Science to the Zoo | The Thoughtful Animal, Scientific American Blog Network | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Within the wildlife conservation community, both in the field (
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Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined | Beautiful Minds, Scientific American Blog Network

Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined | Beautiful Minds, Scientific American Blog Network | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Hardcover | E-book | Audio book
Here’s to the kids who are different,
The kids who don’t always get A’s
The kids who have ears twice the size of their peers, ...
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Behavioral Telescope Shows How Cooperation Works | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network

Behavioral Telescope Shows How Cooperation Works | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Nature’s games aren’t all “red in tooth and claw” competitions. Evolution can create stable cooperation. “Behavioral telescopes” provided by a new kind of logic have revealed ...
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Women expect female bosses to be team players

Women expect female bosses to be team players | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
But according to new research, they don't have the same expectations for men
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How to Beat Lie Detector Brain Scans: Suppress Memories of Guilt

How to Beat Lie Detector Brain Scans: Suppress Memories of Guilt | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
While neuroimaging companies claim the reliability of lie detection brain scans, a new study finds them easy to beat if you can successfully suppress memories of criminal guilt.
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Neuroscience research examines neural synchronization patterns during addiction

Neuroscience research examines neural synchronization patterns during addiction | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
A cross-disciplinary collaboration of researchers in the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) explores the neural synchrony between circuits in the brain and their behavior under simulated drug addiction.
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Never forget a face? Researchers find women have better memory recall than men

Never forget a face? Researchers find women have better memory recall than men | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
New research from McMaster University suggests women can remember faces better than men, in part because they spend more time studying features without even knowing it, and a technique researchers say can help improve anyone's memories.
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