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Subtopic of eVolv with Innovative Science & Technology: the frontiers of Neruoscience. Covering topics such as plasticity, cognition, drugs, behavior, astrocytes, NPCs, and neurogenesis. Always with a pinch of criticism & optimism. Comments and discussions are always welcome!
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How Technology Has Changed Our Idea of ‘Knowledge,’ and What This Means for Schools

How Technology Has Changed Our Idea of ‘Knowledge,’ and What This Means for Schools | eVolv with Neuroscience | Scoop.it

When you think of knowledge, what immediately springs to mind? What visual images do you conjure up to associate with the word? How do you think these visualizations are effected by the development of our current generation? It's interesting how technology has changed our perspective on things, and also just how many things it's changed both in our inner and outer worlds. This article from eSchool News has more on this topic.

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Change is inevitable!

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Change is inevitable!

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Brain Circuit Toggles Eating | The Scientist Magazine®

Brain Circuit Toggles Eating | The Scientist Magazine® | eVolv with Neuroscience | Scoop.it

The lateral hypothalamus (LH) has for decades been known as a brain region involved in regulating eating. Researchers now describe in Science today (September 26) that activating a cluster of neurons, which reach into the hypothalamus from another region of the brain, turns on “voracious” feeding behavior in rodents. The authors propose that perhaps dysfunction of this circuit drives pathological eating habits in humans. “Both eating disorders and obesity have a neurological basis to them,” said Garret Stuber, lead author on the study and a neurophysiologist at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. “What we would hypothesize is that neural circuit dysregulation in these areas could contribute to eating disorders and obesity.”

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Optogenetics used to to create a switch in the eating behavior of mice. Shining light onto thegenetically modified neurons triggers vigorous eating behavior. Could become a potential model for  eating disorders.

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Jeroen Verheyen's curator insight, October 7, 2013 10:20 AM

Optogenetics used to to create a switch in the eating behavior of mice. Shining light onto thegenetically modified neurons triggers vigorous eating behavior. Could become a potential model for  eating disorders.

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First mind-controlled bionic leg a 'groundbreaking' advance

First mind-controlled bionic leg a 'groundbreaking' advance | eVolv with Neuroscience | Scoop.it

After losing his lower right leg in a motorcycle accident four-and-a-half years ago, 32-year-old Zac Vawter has been fitted with an artificial limb that uses neurosignals from his upper leg muscles to control the prosthetic knee and ankle. The motorized limb is the first thought-controlled bionic leg, scientists at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago reported Wednesday in The New England Journal of Medicine.



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Brain-computer interface operated prostetics are getting more and more abundant.

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Jeroen Verheyen's curator insight, October 7, 2013 10:09 AM

Brain-computer interface operated prostetics are getting more and more abundant.

Jeroen Verheyen's curator insight, October 7, 2013 10:17 AM

Brain-computer interface operated prostetics are getting more and more abundant.