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PLOS ONE: Impaired Fear Extinction as Displayed by Serotonin ...

PLOS ONE: Impaired Fear Extinction as Displayed by Serotonin ... | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Abstract. Anxiety disorders are influenced by both environmental and genetic factors. A well-known example for gene x environment interactions in psychiatry is the low activity (s) allelic variant of the serotonin transporter ...
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Marriage is healthy for the heart: study

Marriage is healthy for the heart: study | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Being married makes for a healthy heart, while being divorced or widowed is linked to higher rates of cardiovascular disease, according to a study of 3.5 million people released Friday.
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Researchers create a reference atlas for neural circuits in fruit fly larvae

Researchers create a reference atlas for neural circuits in fruit fly larvae | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
(Medical Xpress)—A team of researchers from Johns Hopkins University and Janelia Farm Research Campus has developed a new technique for studying neural circuits that helps tie circuit activity to organism behavior.
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The Empathy Way

The Empathy Way | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it

We strive to touch the hearts of children and adults, and to help them create healthy, solid, and enjoyable relationships. Although there are many ways to ‘be with’ others, we feel that the empathy way is the best. New research shows that we are at our best when we feel understood.


Fostering empathy with, and in, our children will have many positive effects:


1. empathy calms and strengthens,


2. empathy activates the brain so we are ready to learn, engage, and create,


3. when empathy is developed at an early age, later troubling behaviors like bullying, rejecting others, depression, and even suicide, can be prevented.


Bonobo apes are great ambassadors for empathy.They are our closest genetic relative and share many of our traits like compassion, love, and empathy. Their emotional lives are very similar to ours, except they seem to be better at relationships. They live peacefully with each other and are quick to resolve conflicts when differences do occur. Look into their eyes and see who we are, and what we can become.


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when empathy is developed at an early age,

later troubling behaviors like bullying,

rejecting others, depression, and

even suicide, can be prevented.

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Brain-Mapping Projects to Join Forces

Brain-Mapping Projects to Join Forces | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
The U.S. BRAIN Initiative and European Human Brain Project research programs will begin collaborating later this year
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Social Capital Quiz

Social Capital Quiz | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it

Our social connections are integral to our health and happiness, but connections come in many different forms. A lifelong friendship usually feels different than a casual acquaintance you make at a networking event or a friend you acquire on Facebook.

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Virtual Cow Experiment Aims to Teach Empathy

Virtual Cow Experiment Aims to Teach Empathy | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Watch the video Virtual Cow Experiment Aims to Teach Empathy on Yahoo News . Experiments are underway at Stanford University to determine if immersive technology can result in more empathy for the environment. As AP's Haven Daley explains, the research uses the latest in virtual reality equipment. (Aug. 14)

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Recognizing Forms of Self-Medication with Depression

Recognizing Forms of Self-Medication with Depression | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Depressed people often try to self-medicate their problems away. Learn how to identify forms of self-medication and find out what you can do to help.
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Meng Wu Lecture: Richard Davidson, Ph.D.

Richard Davidson, Ph.D., presenting his talk, The Emergence of Contemplative Neuroscience, at a Meng Wu Lecture on October 2nd, 2012 Are you a Stanford stude...
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The Explosive Brain - Discover Magazine (blog)

The Explosive Brain - Discover Magazine (blog) | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
The Explosive Brain
Discover Magazine (blog)
On this view, neuroscientists have it all wrong, because nerve impulses are in fact physical waves of pressure that travel down neurons as if the brain were made up of billions of little water pipes.
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5 Terrifying Ways Being in Love Chemically Impairs You

5 Terrifying Ways Being in Love Chemically Impairs You | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Love does things to a person. And science has weighed in on the subject to let us know that love triggers all sorts of weird chemical and physical changes inside our brains and bodies. (dopamine+serotonin+oxytocin=love.
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2013 Emory Neuroethics Symposium Bias In The Academy; Workshop #1 Social Neuroscience

The 2013 Neuroethics Symposium, presented by the Emory Center for Ethics and Program in Neuroscience present a workshop in social neuroscience 101. Presentat...
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Our Primitive Reflexes May be More Sophisticated Than They Appear

Our Primitive Reflexes May be More Sophisticated Than They Appear | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Our "primitive" reflexes could involve more sophisticated brain function that originally thought, according to a new study.
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Reading the Freudian theory of sexual drives from a functional neuroimaging perspective | Frontiers in Human Neuroscience

One of the essential tasks of neuropsychoanalysis is to investigate the neural correlates of sexual drives. Here, we consider the four defining characteristics of sexual drives as delineated by Fre...
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AANS and NREF Focus on Increasing Awareness About Traumatic Brain Injury for 2014 National Neurosurgery Awareness Week

With traumatic brain injury incidents on the ascent, organized neurosurgery and its researchers look to educate the public and raise awareness about the importance of research and fighting TBI.
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Study: Do empathy, perspective-taking, sense of power and personality differ across undergraduate education and are they inter-related?

Study: Do empathy, perspective-taking, sense of power and personality differ across undergraduate education and are they inter-related? | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it

Empathy is desirable in all health care professionals in their interactions with patients and each other. Empathy in its cognitive (perspective-taking) and affective forms has been well-studied in the literature and in fact, is shown in most studies to decline during undergraduate and graduate medical education.


Empathy has also been shown to be inversely proportional to one's sense of power (SOP) in the business literature. In addition, the relationship of empathy to personality traits has not been examined.



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This cross-sectional study of four cohorts of undergraduate medical students at a private mid-Atlantic medical school compares the empathy of first, second, third and fourth year medical students to see if there is a decline across the medical school experience.


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Jonathan Smallwood - Psychology, The University of York

Jonathan Smallwood - Psychology, The University of York | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it

Understanding the cognitive neuroscience of self-generated thought.

Current projects

I use the tools of cognitive neuroscience to understand how the brain produces experiences that do not arise directly from immediate perceptual input. We study naturally occurring examples of these phenomena (experiences such as daydreaming and mind-wandering) as well as with tasks that mimic these states. We use EEG, MEG, fMRI and TMS to understand these experiences.

Grants
  • Reading the wandering mind in the eyes, Defense Science and Technology Laboratory, £107,000
  • Mind-wandering during reading. Department of Education: Institute of Education Sciences. $1,750,000: CO-PI
Collaborators
  • Daniel Margulies, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive Brain Sciences, Leipzig.
  • Jessica Andrews-Hanna, University of Colorado, Boulder.
  • Jonathan Schooler, University of Santa Barbara, California.
  • Micah Allen, University College London.
  • Antoine Lutz, Lyon Neuroscience Research Centre, France.
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Prion Detection Method Shows Promise as Alzheimer’s Test

Prion Detection Method Shows Promise as Alzheimer’s Test | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Researchers aim to detect Alzheimer symptoms long before they appear by tweaking an existing medical tool to sleuth out misfolded proteins linked with the illness
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EEG Study Suggests Brain Infers Structure and Rules of Tasks

EEG Study Suggests Brain Infers Structure and Rules of Tasks | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
EEG recordings help predict how people apply context and rules to learning new tasks.

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Identifying with social groups helps clinically depressed patients recover

Identifying with social groups helps clinically depressed patients recover | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
"Identifying with social groups helps clinically depressed patients recover" at http://t.co/icfXFYMJzL #psychology
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Health scan: Treatment proposed to prevent devastating inflammation - Jerusalem Post

Health scan: Treatment proposed to prevent devastating inflammation - Jerusalem Post | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Health scan: Treatment proposed to prevent devastating inflammation Jerusalem Post With biologist Patrick Kanold at the University of Maryland, Lee's team was able to uncover how the neural connections in the area of the brain that manages vision...
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‘Social’ pain hurts physically, even when we see it in others

‘Social’ pain hurts physically, even when we see it in others | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
"Social" pain hurts physically, even when we see it in others
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Serotonin May Perpetuate Chronic Pain | Chronic Pain and Auto Immune | Pinterest

Serotonin May Perpetuate Chronic Pain | Chronic Pain and Auto Immune | Pinterest | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
This Pin was discovered by Charlie. Discover (and save!) your own Pins on Pinterest. | See more about chronic pain.
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affective neuroscience and cultural practices

affective neuroscience and cultural practices | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
David Hogue, a Professor of Pastoral Theology and Counseling at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, recently lectured on affective neuroscience and human consciousness at Dominican University...
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Neuroscience for Social Workers

It might seem unusual for a faculty member in social work to be involved in research about brain imaging and neural systems, but Boston College Graduate Scho...
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