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CARTA: Mind Reading: Human Origins and Theory of Mind: Welcome: Ajit Varki

Visit: http://www.uctv.tv/) CARTA Co-Director Ajit Varki welcomes the public and researchers to the CARTA symposium on Mind Reading: Human Origins and Theor...
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Meditation Effects:Meditation Experience Is Associated With Increased Cortical Thickness

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BishopBlog: What is educational neuroscience?

BishopBlog: What is educational neuroscience? | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
I'm all in favour of cognitive neuroscience and basic research that discovers more about the neural underpinnings of typical and atypical development. By all means, let's do such studies, but let's do them because we want to ...

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Paul Gagnon's curator insight, January 29, 2014 8:16 PM

highlights how we may need to focus on what is really applicable to educatIonal learning practices.

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Music As Religious Experience: The Neuroscience Of A Song

Music As Religious Experience: The Neuroscience Of A Song | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Must everything come directly from the divine, or can religious belief actually be predicated not on a god, but instead on human emotions?

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Neuroscientists use lightwaves to improve brain tumor surgery

Neuroscientists use lightwaves to improve brain tumor surgery | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
First-of-its-kind research by the Innovation Institute at Henry Ford Hospital shows promise for developing a method of clearly identifying cancerous tissue during surgery on one of the most common and deadliest types of brain tumor.
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Six Habits of Highly Empathic People

Six Habits of Highly Empathic People | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
We can cultivate empathy throughout our lives, says Roman Krznaric—and use it as a radical force for social transformation.
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What makes us human? Unique brain area linked to higher cognitive powers

What makes us human? Unique brain area linked to higher cognitive powers | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Oxford University researchers have identified an area of the human brain that appears unlike anything in the brains of some of our closest relatives.
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Deciphering Tangled Connections Neuron by Neuron | Image of the Week

Deciphering Tangled Connections Neuron by Neuron | Image of the Week | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
One approach to understanding the brain is to reconstruct the shapes and connections of individual neurons.
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3D Brain Model Of Most Studied Amnesiac, Henry Molaison, Provides Insight Into Human Memory

3D Brain Model Of Most Studied Amnesiac, Henry Molaison, Provides Insight Into Human Memory | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
The brain that belonged to an amnesic patient, Henry Molaison, who arguably received the most attention ever in the field of neuroscience, has been sliced up to create a detailed 3D digital archive that will continue to shed light on memory.
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Low levels of pro-inflammatory agent help cognition in rats

Low levels of pro-inflammatory agent help cognition in rats | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Although inflammation is frequently a cause of disease in the body, research from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio indicates that low levels of a pro-inflammatory cytokine in the brain are important for cognition.
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Natural plant compound prevents Alzheimer's disease in mice

Natural plant compound prevents Alzheimer's disease in mice | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
(Medical Xpress)—A chemical that's found in fruits and vegetables from strawberries to cucumbers appears to stop memory loss that accompanies Alzheimer's disease in mice, scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have discovered.
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Study casts doubt on theory that retired NFL players suffer CTE

Study casts doubt on theory that retired NFL players suffer CTE | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
The media have widely reported that a debilitating neurological condition called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a well-established disease in retired athletes who played football and other contact sports.
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Neuropsychology of social groups

Neuropsychology of social groups | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
For our brain, animate and inanimate objects belong to different categories and any information about them is stored and processed by different networks.
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Emotions: Cerebral Hemispheres and Prefrontal Cortex

Did you know that the left and right side of your brain are associated with different emotions? Learn the association as well as how the prefrontal cortex pl...
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The Neuroscience of Music, Mindset, and Motivation

The Neuroscience of Music, Mindset, and Motivation | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Simple ways you can use music to create changes in mindset and behavior.
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» The Neuroscience of ‘Genuine’ Love – And What Love Quotes Say! - Neuroscience and Relationships

» The Neuroscience of ‘Genuine’ Love – And What Love Quotes Say! - Neuroscience and Relationships | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Genuine love nurtures an empathic connection to self and other that allows both partners in a couple relationship... http://t.co/9C6rdZEgw7

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New target explored for psychiatric drug development

New target explored for psychiatric drug development | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
(Medical Xpress)—In a surprising discovery, neuroscientists have found that a breakdown product of cholesterol in the brain may be a target for developing new drugs to treat schizophrenia and other mental illnesses.
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Why Leaders Need a Triple Focus

Why Leaders Need a Triple Focus | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Leaders guide attention. But a single-minded focus on goals can run roughshod over human concerns, says Daniel Goleman.
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How does the brain create sequences?

How does the brain create sequences? | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
When you learn how to play the piano, first you have to learn notes, scales and chords and only then will you be able to play a piece of music.
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Bookmark the permalink. The Dark Side of a World Without Boundaries - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies

Bookmark the permalink. The Dark Side of a World Without Boundaries - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Bookmark the permalink. The Dark Side of a World Without Boundaries Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies The problem I see with Nicolelis' view of the future of neuroscience, which I discussed last time, is not that I find it unlikely...
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Brain regions thought to be uniquely human share many similarities with monkeys - Science Codex

Science Codex Brain regions thought to be uniquely human share many similarities with monkeys Science Codex Dorsally it included the inferior frontal sulcus and, more posteriorly, it included PMv; anteriorly it was bound by the paracingulate sulcus...
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What Do Dreams Mean? Nightmares Have Greater Emotional Impact Than Bad Dreams Do

What Do Dreams Mean? Nightmares Have Greater Emotional Impact Than Bad Dreams Do | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Researchers at the University of Montreal analyzed about 10,000 dream narratives and found that fear was not always a factor in the spectrum of emotions participants felt during nightmares, which they concluded have a greater impact on emotions...
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New molecule protects brain from detrimental effects linked to diabetes and high blood sugar

New molecule protects brain from detrimental effects linked to diabetes and high blood sugar | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
Researchers at the Hebrew university of Jerusalem have created a molecule that could potentially lower diabetic patients’ higher risk of developing dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
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Google buys artificial intelligence firm DeepMind Technologies for £400m

Google buys artificial intelligence firm DeepMind Technologies for £400m | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it
London-based firm set up by chess-prodigy-turned-neuroscientist is Google's biggest ever European acquisition A two-year-old British technology company set up by a former child chess prodigy who became a groundbreaking neuroscientist has become...
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New Job Openings at The Centre for Effective Altruism

New Job Openings at The Centre for Effective Altruism | Social Neuroscience Advances | Scoop.it

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Louie Helm's curator insight, January 26, 2014 7:19 AM

Looking for a job that leverages your skills in fundraising or web development to achieve a massive positive social impact? Could you help a growing charity in the heart of Oxford, UK with anything from research, operations, or public relations? Or perhaps you want to make a high-level difference with your career by helping thousands of others make a difference with their careers?


The Centre for Effective Altruism (the umbrella org of Giving What We Can and 80,000 Hours) is currently looking for a Director of Development, a Lead Technical Developer, a Careers Analyst and interns for their Graduate Volunteer Scheme. To find out more or to apply, click here. Deadline 21st February 2014, 5pm GMT.