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Relationship Cooperation: Men And Women Just Do It Differently

Relationship Cooperation: Men And Women Just Do It Differently | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
While men tend to match their partner's emotions, women have the opposite response, according to a new study.
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Promising Alzheimer's 'drug' halts memory loss

Promising Alzheimer's 'drug' halts memory loss | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
A new class of experimental drug-like small molecules is showing great promise in targeting a brain enzyme to prevent early memory loss in Alzheimer's disease, according to Northwestern Medicine research.
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Study Examines Social Capabilities of Performing Multiple-Action Sequences

Study Examines Social Capabilities of Performing Multiple-Action Sequences | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Researchers determine whether people's actions exhibit certain social capabilities when performing multiple-action tasks with a partner.
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Boozy Memory Blocking Reduces Risk of Relapse among Alcohol Abusers: Scientific American

Boozy Memory Blocking Reduces Risk of Relapse among Alcohol Abusers: Scientific American | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
A molecule associated with learning and memory consolidation could be key to treating alcoholism
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A Hospital Stay Can Trigger PTSD: Scientific American

A Hospital Stay Can Trigger PTSD: Scientific American | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
We all experience the occasional life-changing event—a new baby, a cross-country move, a serious injury. In rare cases, such events can precipitate a mental disorder.
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Long-Term Effects Of PTSD Revealed: Heart Disease Twice As Likely In Vietnam Veterans With The Disorder

Long-Term Effects Of PTSD Revealed: Heart Disease Twice As Likely In Vietnam Veterans With The Disorder | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
In a study of male twins who served in the Vietnam War, veterans with PTSD were almost twice as likely to develop heart disease over a 13-year period than those without the disorder.
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Excavating the Mind: Past Brain Activity Revealed in Scans

Excavating the Mind: Past Brain Activity Revealed in Scans | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
By studying spontaneously emerging brain activity, researchers may be able to trace past experiences.
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Spark and Spike of Neuromarketing

Spark and Spike of Neuromarketing | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it

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

NIMH Twitter Chat on Post-traumatic Stress Disorder | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
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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Study: For Social Rejection, a Nasal Spray

Study: For Social Rejection, a Nasal Spray | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Esparta/Flickr PROBLEM: Oxytocin is one of the most powerful little hormones to ever come in a nasal spray.
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» The 4 Things That Will Break Up Your Relationship - World of Psychology

» The 4 Things That Will Break Up Your Relationship - World of Psychology | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
This model will determine whether you will still be married in five years.
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A Secret Society of Cells Runs Your Brain | MIND Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network

A Secret Society of Cells Runs Your Brain | MIND Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Your neurons are outnumbered. Many of the cells in your brain - in your whole nervous system, in fact - are not neurons, but glia. These ...
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Training Can Increase Empathy: Scientific American Podcast

A particular type of meditation training led study subjects to become more altruistic. Christie Nicholson reports


Can you train someone to be a nicer person? A recent study using meditation techniques shows that it might be possible. The research is published in the journal Psychological Science. [Helen Y. Weng et al, Compassion Training Alters Altruism and Neural Responses to Suffering]

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Can Caresses Protect the Brain from Stroke?: Scientific American

Can Caresses Protect the Brain from Stroke?: Scientific American | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Neurons cut off by a stroke may have the inherent ability to reroute blood flow and save themselves
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Researchers Determine that Brain Reserve Independently Protects Against Cognitive Decline in MS

Researchers Determine that Brain Reserve Independently Protects Against Cognitive Decline in MS | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Researchers suggest lifetime brain growth and early mental stimulation independently help protect against cognitive decline in multiple sclerosis.
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Deep Brain Stimulation for the Soul

Deep Brain Stimulation for the Soul | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
A PET scan of the brain at the level of the basal ganglia, normal on the left and Parkinson's on the right, showing less activity in dopamine-producing areas Over the past decade, tens of thousands of people with certain types of Parkinson's...
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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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