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A Not-So-Short Circuit? | The Scientist

A Not-So-Short Circuit? | The Scientist | Philosophy and Science of Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
ifteen years after writing the influential book The Emotional Brain (1996), on the neurobiology of emotion, New York University neuroscientist Joseph LeDoux is rethinking his approach. “I’m not even using the word emotion anymore,” he says. LeDoux and some of his contemporaries have instead shifted to studying the neurophysiology behind behaviors that are central to an organism’s or species’ existence.
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A Brief Guide to Embodied Cognition: Why You Are Not Your Brain | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network

A Brief Guide to Embodied Cognition: Why You Are Not Your Brain | Guest Blog, Scientific American Blog Network | Philosophy and Science of Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
Embodied cognition, the idea that the mind is not only connected to the body but that the body influences the mind, is one of the more ...
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BPS Occupational Digest: Stuck on your ideas: fixation in group brainstorms

BPS Occupational Digest: Stuck on your ideas: fixation in group brainstorms | Philosophy and Science of Mind and Brain | Scoop.it

Brainstorming, when people gather to generate ideas together, is great in theory: many perspectives mesh to generate diverse outputs. In practice, evidence shows that brainstorming groups often perform more poorly than an equivalent number of soloists (often called a 'nominal' group).

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Injured Rat Receives Brain Chip, Can Move Again | Singularity Hub

Injured Rat Receives Brain Chip, Can Move Again | Singularity Hub | Philosophy and Science of Mind and Brain | Scoop.it

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Those With A Sweet Tooth Usually Have A Sweeter Personality

Those With A Sweet Tooth Usually Have A Sweeter Personality | Philosophy and Science of Mind and Brain | Scoop.it

In today's latest strange correlations...People who have a preference for eating sweet things tend to have sweeter dispositions and are more likely to help people in need, compared to those who opt for savory foods or nothing at all, res...

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Materialism May Erode Couples' Relationships

Couples who place money and material things high up in their order of priorities are generally less happy than couples who believe money and possessions are not important, researchers from Brigham...
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Stanford Hosting World’s Largest Google+ Hangout on Artificial Intelligence and You’re Invited | Education Technology and Teacher Tools – Edudemic

Stanford Hosting World’s Largest Google+ Hangout on Artificial Intelligence and You’re Invited | Education Technology and Teacher Tools – Edudemic | Philosophy and Science of Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
RT @nancyrubin: Stanford Hosting World’s Largest Google+ Hangout on Artificial Intelligence and You’re Invited | via @edudemic http://t.co/ZnAzS6lX...
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Singularity Summit 2011 Part II – Artificial Intelligence and the Brain | Singularity Hub

Singularity Summit 2011 Part II – Artificial Intelligence and the Brain | Singularity Hub | Philosophy and Science of Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
http://t.co/NdT3BdRh Singularity Summit 2011 Part II – Artificial Intelligence and the Brain - Singularity Hub...
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Using Smiles (and Frowns) to Teach Robots How to Behave - IEEE Spectrum

Using Smiles (and Frowns) to Teach Robots How to Behave - IEEE Spectrum | Philosophy and Science of Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
Japanese researchers are using a wireless headband that detects smiles and frowns to coach robots how to do tasks (Using Smiles (and Frowns) to Teach Robots How to Behave: Last year, Gruebler proposed the device to control avat...)...
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Detecting covert consciousness in the vegetative state

Detecting covert consciousness in the vegetative state | Philosophy and Science of Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
Mo Costandi: Adrian Owen's pioneering research shows that some vegetative patients are conscious and responsive...
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Intrinsic connectivity Networks: Neurodegenerative link

Intrinsic connectivity Networks: Neurodegenerative link | Philosophy and Science of Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
In my last 3 posts, I have talked about ICNs and how they change over developmental time-frame and how many basic ICNs we have in the adult human brain. ...
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We’re closer to mind-reading than you may think

We’re closer to mind-reading than you may think | Philosophy and Science of Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
Recent discoveries show that, when it comes to mind control, we’re closer than one might think.
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Why Daylight Saving Time Should Be Abolished | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network

It’s that time of year in the U.S. when clocks “fall back” from Daylight Saving Time to standard time. What does that mean? Well, you get back the hour of sleep you lost last spring and you can look forward to a week or so of feeling discombobulated.

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Neuroscience vs philosophy: Taking aim at free will : Nature News

Neuroscience vs philosophy: Taking aim at free will : Nature News | Philosophy and Science of Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
Scientists think they can prove that free will is an illusion. Philosophers are urging them to think again...

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New Insights Into Neural Basis Of Social Perception

New Insights Into Neural Basis Of Social Perception | Philosophy and Science of Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
Responding to faces is a critical tool for social interactions between humans.
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Can Magnets On Your Brain Keep You From Lying? | Singularity Hub

Can Magnets On Your Brain Keep You From Lying? | Singularity Hub | Philosophy and Science of Mind and Brain | Scoop.it

"Researchers at the University of Tartu in Estonia recently published a small study on the effects of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) on the part of the brain known as the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC). TMS uses a pulsing electromagnet to influence the brain. "


The DLPFC happens to be one of my favorite brain regions, and I've never come across research into its function in lying. Although; I can imagine how this is so with it being a critical region in the process of decision making. This study suggests that the DLPFC may be vital to our discrimination ability and even our very perception of reality. It's one of the regions that "power down" during the dream state, and under an elevated amount activity can allow the dreamer to experience lucid dreams. Manipulation of this region in various social contexts should yield some interesting results.


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I Tweet, Therefore I Am

Why do people Twitter? Even the company's CEO, Ev Williams can't answer that question. Perhaps he is embarrassed by the true reason: We Twitter to reassure ourselves that we are alive.
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The future of cognitive neuroscience

The future of cognitive neuroscience | Philosophy and Science of Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
Source: Jon Simons I have previously written about how I think that cognitive neuroscience as a scientific discipline (and I know that this is not a universally held view) has largely moved on from...
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How Mindfulness Meditation Alters the Brain | Psychology Today

How Mindfulness Meditation Alters the Brain | Psychology Today | Philosophy and Science of Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
Mindfulness quiets brain regions responsible for our sense of self By Sian Beilock, Ph.D....
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Brain Region Size Linked To Number Of Facebook Friends

Brain Region Size Linked To Number Of Facebook Friends | Philosophy and Science of Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
The size of some parts of the brain correlate to how many friends people have on Facebook, researchers from University College London reported in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B...
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Are You Pink- or Blue-Brained? - The American Prospect

Are You Pink- or Blue-Brained? - The American Prospect | Philosophy and Science of Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
Are You Pink- or Blue-Brained?The American ProspectIn Slate recently, neuroscientist Lise Eliot, who researches child brain development, and social psychology professor Rebecca Bigler explained their recently published peer-reviewed article in...
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Dutch committee finds psychologist who claimed meat eaters are more selfish ... - Washington Post

Dutch committee finds psychologist who claimed meat eaters are more selfish ... - Washington Post | Philosophy and Science of Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
PRI's The WorldDutch committee finds psychologist who claimed meat eaters are more selfish ...Washington Post“I realize that via this behavior I have left my direct colleagues stunned and angry and put my field, social psychology, in a poor light.”...
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Memory errors are all in the groove

Memory errors are all in the groove | Philosophy and Science of Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
Mo Costandi: A new study links individual differences in cognitive function to structural variations in the brain...
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» Brain Regions Tied to Addictive Choices ID’d - Psych Central News

» Brain Regions Tied to Addictive Choices ID’d  - Psych Central News | Philosophy and Science of Mind and Brain | Scoop.it
When individuals are battling addiction, they know better than to indulge, but cannot seem to stop from pulling the trigger.
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