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COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE Your Brain in 15 Minutes... (Part 1 of 2)

A short video by the author of Elsevier's presigious cognitive neuroscience textbook: 'Cognition, Brain, and Consciousness: An Introduction to Cognitive Neur...

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More Evidence That Music Talent Is Largely Innate - Pacific Standard

More Evidence That Music Talent Is Largely Innate - Pacific Standard | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it

Their study provides evidence for the common-sense notion that “genetic potentials for music accomplishment are most fully expressed and fostered by practice.” The genes, in other...

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Noninvasive brain control: New light-sensitive protein enables simpler, more powerful optogenetics

Noninvasive brain control: New light-sensitive protein enables simpler, more powerful optogenetics | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Optogenetics, a technology that allows scientists to control brain activity by shining light on neurons, relies on light-sensitive proteins that can suppress or stimulate electrical signals within cells. This technique requires a light source to be implanted in the brain, where it can reach the cells ...
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Running Combined with Visual Experience Restores Brain Function

Running Combined with Visual Experience Restores Brain Function | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Researchers discover running, when accompanies by visual stimuli, helped restore brain function to normal levels in mice which had been deprived of visual experience early in life.
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Watching Individual Neurons Respond to Magnetic Therapy

Watching Individual Neurons Respond to Magnetic Therapy | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Researchers have developed a method to measure the response of an individual neuron to transcranial magnetic stimulation.
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Feelings and Body Maps in the Brain

Feelings and Body Maps in the Brain | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Feelings and body maps in the brain are integrally related to internal states including connections to the heart, lungs, and gastro-intestinal tract.
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The Science of Happiness - Operation Kindness - YouTube

This week on Science of Happiness, Julian takes participants outside of the lab to find out why being kind makes you happier. Share this episode! http://on.f...

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Potential Alzheimer's drug prevents abnormal blood clots in the brain

Potential Alzheimer's drug prevents abnormal blood clots in the brain | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Without a steady supply of blood, neurons can't work.
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Why brain research is vital: Column - USA TODAY

Why brain research is vital: Column - USA TODAY | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it

To those whose loved ones struggle with mental illnesses and to researchers who know how close we are to new discoveries, the National Institutes of Health's recent budget proposal is...

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We feel as we speak: Researchers explain the link between language and emotions

We feel as we speak: Researchers explain the link between language and emotions | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
A team of researchers headed by the Erfurt-based psychologist Prof. Ralf Rummer and the Cologne-based phoneticist Prof. Martine Grice has carried out some ground-breaking experiments to uncover the links between language and emotions.
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Developmental psychologist explains her life’s work studying the mysteries of the mind

Developmental psychologist explains her life’s work studying the mysteries of the mind | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Developmental psychologist Daphne Maurer has spent more than four decades studying the complexities of the human mind.
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Stunning 3D 'glass brain' shows neurons firing off in real-time

Stunning 3D 'glass brain' shows neurons firing off in real-time | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
brain? Now you can find out using a new system that peers into the storm of activity in real-time.

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Study Links Empathy To Brain Physiology - YouTube

Do you cry at the drop of a hat? Or feel the overwhelming urge to help those in need? You might be a highly sensitive person, generally predisposed to empathy. CBS 2's Vanessa Murdock reports.


http://newyork.cbslocal.com/video/10307552-study-links-empathy-to-brain-physiology/



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This Is Where Self-Esteem Lives In The Brain (PHOTO) - Huffington Post

This Is Where Self-Esteem Lives In The Brain (PHOTO) - Huffington Post | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
This Is Where Self-Esteem Lives In The Brain (PHOTO) Huffington Post The findings, published online in the journal Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, could help change the way we understand self-esteem: not as a panacea for all problems,...

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New study links Alzheimer's to brain hyperactivity

New study links Alzheimer's to brain hyperactivity | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Patients with Alzheimer's disease run a high risk of seizures.
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'Master switch' for myelination in human brain stem cells is identified

'Master switch' for myelination in human brain stem cells is identified | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Scientists at the University at Buffalo have identified the single transcription factor or "master switch" that initiates the critical myelination process in the brain.
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Research Gives Unprecedented 3D View of Important Brain Receptor

Research Gives Unprecedented 3D View of Important Brain Receptor | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Researchers provide a new 3D view of NMDA receptors.
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Feelings and Body Maps in the Brain

Feelings and Body Maps in the Brain | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Feelings and body maps in the brain are integrally related to internal states including connections to the heart, lungs, and gastro-intestinal tract.
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The current state of empathy research

The current state of empathy research | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it

The literature on empathy, primarily from counseling and psychotherapy and secondarily from social and developmental psychology, is reviewed.


Obstacles that may account for theoretical confusions and empirical difficulties in studying empathy are highlighted.



The decrease in empathy research in recent years appears attributable to the lack of clear focus and effective research tools as well as the shift in interest from empathy to other concepts such as the working alliance.


It is argued that there is a need to return to studying empathy. Researchers should distinguish between dispositional and experiential empathy and between intellectual empathy and empathic emotions and indicate whether they are examining therapist or client experience of empathy. Suggestions for future research are offered. 


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Changming Duan, 
Clara E. Hill,


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More Evidence Botox Works for Depression - WebMD

More Evidence Botox Works for Depression - WebMD | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
A single injection of Botox, which is typically used to improve the appearance of facial wrinkles, may be an effective treatment for depression.
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Research gives unprecedented 3-D view of important brain receptor

Research gives unprecedented 3-D view of important brain receptor | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Researchers with Oregon Health & Science University's Vollum Institute have given science a new and unprecedented 3-D view of one of the most important receptors in the brain—a receptor that allows us to learn and remember, and whose dysfunction is...
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New insights could help in battle to beat Parkinson’s disease

New insights could help in battle to beat Parkinson’s disease | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Scientists have taken a step closer to understanding the causes of Parkinson’s disease, identifying what’s happening at a cellular level to potentially help develop future treatments.
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Researchers explore the genetic underpinnings of nerve-cell spacing

Researchers explore the genetic underpinnings of nerve-cell spacing | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
The functional organization of the central nervous system depends upon a precise architecture and connectivity of distinct types of neurons.
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12 talks on understanding the brain | TED Blog

12 talks on understanding the brain | TED Blog | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it

Read Montague is interested in the human dopamine system -- or, as he puts it in this illuminating talk from TEDGlobal 2012, that which makes us "chase sex, food and salt" and therefore survive Specifically, Montague and his team at the Roanoke Brain Study are interested in how dopamine and valuation systems work when two human beings interact with each other."


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Maggie Rouman's curator insight, November 26, 2013 4:17 PM

Great videos and insights about how our brains work...

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, November 26, 2013 4:46 PM

Suggested by Maggie Roumain a colleague and former student who I trust as a source of information on brain research! 

Randy Bauer's curator insight, December 17, 2013 10:34 AM

A great resource of research that involves How Our Brain Works from TED Talks.

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Self-rated and performance-based empathy in schizophrenia: The impact of cognitive deficits

Self-rated and performance-based empathy in schizophrenia: The impact of cognitive deficits | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it

People may be much less empathic than they think they are. It is not clear whether patients with schizophrenia who have impaired empathic abilities also exhibit diminished ability to accurately appraise their own such skills.


The present study aimed to examine:

(a) the accuracy of self-appraisal of empathy and

(b) the impact of specific cognitive functions on both self-rated and performance-based empathy in schizophrenia patients and healthy volunteers.


Self-reported empathy and performance-based empathy were assessed in 52 chronic patients with schizophrenia and 45 matched healthy participants with the empathy quotient and the empathy score in the Faux Pas test, respectively. Neuropsychological functioning and symptom severity were also assessed. No significant correlations between self-reported and performance-based empathy scores were found in patients, whereas these correlations were significant and positive in the control group, with the exception of Faux Pas recognition. Cognitive deficits, specifically in processing speed and theory of mind, negatively affected performance-based but not self-rated empathy in schizophrenia. Patients with less negative and more positive symptoms and lower set shifting ability reported higher empathic abilities. Self-reported empathy and empathic abilities do not show a simple relationship.


Our findings highlight a double deficit related to empathic responding in schizophrenia: diminished performance associated with cognitive deficits and inaccurate self-appraisal of empathic abilities.


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