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Brainy beverage: Study reveals how green tea boosts brain cell production to aid memory

Brainy beverage: Study reveals how green tea boosts brain cell production to aid memory | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
It has long been believed that drinking green tea is good for the memory. Now researchers have discovered how the chemical properties of China's favorite drink affect the generation of brain cells, providing benefits for memory and spatial learning.
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Narrowing of Neck Artery Without Warning May Signal Memory and Thinking Decline

For the first time, researchers have demonstrated that narrowing of the carotid artery in the neck without any symptoms may be linked to problems in learning, memory, thinking and decision-making, compared to people with similar risk factors but...
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Research Symposium 2014

Research Symposium 2014 | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it

The Third Annual Roots of Empathy Research Symposium (May 7-9, 2014) promises to be yet another thought-provoking gathering in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


The symposium will offer rich interdisciplinary presentations from expert research scientists on topics such as development of executive function skills, neurophysiological foundations of emotions, attachment, and self-regulation, neuroendocrinology and social behaviour, the psychology,neuroscience, and ethics of empathy, and social and emotional learning in the early years.


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Enhancing Depression Mechanisms in Midbrain Dopamine Neurons Achieves Homeostatic Resilience

Enhancing Depression Mechanisms in Midbrain Dopamine Neurons Achieves Homeostatic Resilience http://t.co/RvLt2SsLXm
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Human Empathy Through the Lens of Social Neuroscience ...

Human Empathy Through the Lens of Social Neuroscience ... | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Knowing what someone else is feeling plays a fundamental role in interpersonal interactions. In this paper, we articulate evidence from social psychology and cognitive neuroscience, and argue that empathy involves both ...
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What Affective Neuroscience Means for Science of Consciousness Almada LF, Pereira A, Carrara-Augustenborg C, - Mens Sana Monogr

What Affective Neuroscience Means for Science of Consciousness Almada LF, Pereira A, Carrara-Augustenborg C, - Mens Sana Monogr | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Scientific Publication of the Indian Pharmaceutical Association (From cognitive neuroscience to affective neuroscience http://t.co/59tRi1PDVk)
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Blog | Social Minds | A Piece of the Frithmind

Blog | Social Minds | A Piece of the Frithmind | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Blog | Social Minds | A Piece of the Frithmind http://t.co/OpYfhBCvb2, see more http://t.co/pbJzZvqkt5
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New pain relief targets discovered

New pain relief targets discovered | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Scientists have identified new pain relief targets that could be used to provide relief from chemotherapy-induced pain.
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For resetting circadian rhythms, neural cooperation is key

For resetting circadian rhythms, neural cooperation is key | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Fruit flies are pretty predictable when it comes to scheduling their days, with peaks of activity at dawn and dusk and rest times in between.
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The truth about memory - Sydney Morning Herald

The truth about memory - Sydney Morning Herald | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it

At 54, O'Farrell is deep into middle age, according to a 2012 study published in the British Medical Journal that found cognitive decline begins at about 45, not at 60 as it was...

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Know the brain, and its axons, by the clothes they wear

Know the brain, and its axons, by the clothes they wear | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
(Medical Xpress)—It is widely know that the grey matter of the brain is grey because it is dense with cell bodies and capillaries.
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Neuroscientists reverse symptoms of Alzheimer’s in mice | Impact Lab

Neuroscientists reverse symptoms of Alzheimer’s in mice | Impact Lab | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it

Blockade of p25 generation in the brain of an Alzheimer's disease mouse model mitigates amyloid plaque buildup. Symptoms of Alzheimer's in mice have been


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Witnessing Seizures: 4 Types Of Specific Convulsions [VIDEOS]

Witnessing Seizures: 4 Types Of Specific Convulsions [VIDEOS] | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
A seizure is an expression of abnormal electrical discharges in the brain, with symptoms that may include muscle spasms, loss of consciousness, and collapse.
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What you see is where you go: Fruit fly visual interneurons may compute temporal integration of visual motion

What you see is where you go: Fruit fly visual interneurons may compute temporal integration of visual motion | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
(Medical Xpress)—The fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster is a model organism (a non-human species that is extensively studied to understand particular biological phenomena) studied in a wide range of laboratory experiments for several reasons,...
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Want to Quit Smoking? New Study Says Try "Self-Expanding" Activities

Want to Quit Smoking? New Study Says Try "Self-Expanding" Activities | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
If you are trying to quit smoking one method to incorporate is to do new, exciting "self-expanding" activities that can help with nicotine craving. This is the take-home message from a new study published online in PLOS ONE.
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3 Quick Ways to Get Control of Overactive Empathy

3 Quick Ways to Get Control of Overactive Empathy | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it

You know when you get a glimpse into someone else’s emotional experience or their pain?  You can really feel it for a moment and sometimes it might bring you to tears or motivate you to help someone.  That’s empathy.


Overactive empathy, on the other hand, is when you have that experience of opening up to someone else’s emotions and experience, but then instead of coming back to yourself afterwards and being centered in your own needs and feelings, you remain ‘out there’ – absorbed in everyone else’s ‘stuff’.  In social situations, you can sense what everyone else is feeling and thinking. 


Even walking past people in the street, you can feel and sense what is going on with them.  Physical empaths can even pick up physical pains and aches that aren’t theirs.


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Overactive empathy can lead to
people-pleasing, self-sacrifice
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Salvatore Maria Aglioti, MD - Social and Cognitive Neurosciences

Salvatore Maria Aglioti, MD - Social and Cognitive Neurosciences | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Behavioural Neurologist,Full professor of Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychological Physiology,Sapienza University of Rome, Italy andIRCCS Fondazione S...
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A Small Part of the Brain, and Its Profound Effects - New York Times

A Small Part of the Brain, and Its Profound Effects - New York Times | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
The insula is a long-neglected brain region that has emerged as crucial to understanding what it feels like to be human.
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'Chaperone' compounds offer new approach to Alzheimer's treatment

'Chaperone' compounds offer new approach to Alzheimer's treatment | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
A team of researchers from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), Weill Cornell Medical College, and Brandeis University has devised a wholly new approach to the treatment of Alzheimer's disease involving the so-called retromer protein complex.
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Cognitive Style as Environmentally Sensitive Individual Differences in Cognition

Integrating cognitive #psychology, #neuroscience, #learning styles and individual differences accross #cultures! http://t.co/k4h9fkebhp
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Researchers find boosting depression-causing mechanisms in the brain increases resilience

Researchers find boosting depression-causing mechanisms in the brain increases resilience | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
A new study points to a conceptually novel therapeutic strategy for treating depression.
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Scientists Find a Better Way to Deal With Bad Memories - PsychCentral.com

Scientists Find a Better Way to Deal With Bad Memories - PsychCentral.com | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it


The study was published in Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience.

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In a new study, researchers led by Dolcos found that instead of concentrating on emotions related to a negative memory, thinking about the context, like a friend who was there, what the weather was like, or anything else non-emotional that was part of the memory, “rather effortlessly” takes your mind away from the unwanted emotions associated with that memory.

“Once you immerse yourself in other details, your mind will wander to something else entirely, and you won’t be focused on the negative emotions as much,” he said.

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A group of neuroscientists believes it can communicate with "locked-in" coma ... - The Independent

A group of neuroscientists believes it can communicate with "locked-in" coma ... - The Independent | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
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Common links between neurodegenerative diseases identified

Common links between neurodegenerative diseases identified | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
The pattern of brain alterations may be similar in several different neurodegenerative diseases, which opens the door to alternative therapeutic strategies to tackle these diseases
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First glimpse of brain circuit that helps experience to shape perception

First glimpse of brain circuit that helps experience to shape perception | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
How do our memories shape the way sensory information is collected? For the first time, scientists have demonstrated a way to observe how our experiences shape sensory information in awake animals. The team was able to measure the activity of a group of inhibitory neurons that links the odor-sensing area of the brain with brain areas responsible for thought and cognition. This connection provides feedback so that memories and experiences can alter the way smells are interpreted.
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