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Neuroscience helps explain how we handle money - Fredericksburg.com (blog)

Neuroscience helps explain how we handle moneyFredericksburg.com (blog)Your brain wants you to be safe and alive, so it makes you go after basic human needs like food, shelter, love and the safety of a social group, ie, family.
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The Social Brain Project - An Initiative of the RSA @ London | The ...

The Social Brain Project - An Initiative of the RSA @ London | The ... | Pinky & Ze Brain | Scoop.it
The RSA at London's 'Social Brain Centre' seeks to support personal development and wellbeing, inform social and educational practice and to improve behaviour. ...
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3quarksdaily: Neuroscientists: We Don't Really Know What We Are ...

3quarksdaily: Neuroscientists: We Don't Really Know What We Are ... | Pinky & Ze Brain | Scoop.it
That's one perk of being a respected neuroscientist—you can pretty much say whatever you want about the brain because so few people, including other neuroscientists, understand what you're talking about in the first place.
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Our Brains Have Spoken – Meditation Reduces Pain

Our Brains Have Spoken – Meditation Reduces Pain | Pinky & Ze Brain | Scoop.it
Aha, here's a cool piece of news. Science has proven what we meditation-lovers always knew - that meditation reduces pain. Yup.
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Helen Fisher tells us why we love + cheat

TED Talks Anthropologist Helen Fisher takes on a tricky topic - love - and explains its evolution, its biochemical foundations and its social importance. She closes with a warning about the potential disaster inherent in antidepressant abuse.


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My partner really connects with this TEDtalk, hmmmm...
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Scientists mull brain size-Facebook correlation - Science a Gogo

Scientists mull brain size-Facebook correlation - Science a Gogo | Pinky & Ze Brain | Scoop.it
Science a GogoScientists mull brain size-Facebook correlationScience a Gogo... are mediated through social networks.
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Cannabis 'disrupts brain waves' - The Press Association

Cannabis 'disrupts brain waves' - The Press Association | Pinky & Ze Brain | Scoop.it
Daily MailCannabis 'disrupts brain waves'The Press Association... making and social behaviour. Both are heavily implicated in schizophrenia.
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What Is a Person? | Brain Pickings

What Is a Person? | Brain Pickings | Pinky & Ze Brain | Scoop.it
We've previously explored three different disciplines' perspectives on what it means to be human and a neuroscientist's search for the self. ...
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SPECIAL REPORT: Social Skills 101 - UpNorthLive.com

SPECIAL REPORT: Social Skills 101 - UpNorthLive.com | Pinky & Ze Brain | Scoop.it
SPECIAL REPORT: Social Skills 101UpNorthLive.comYou can see her work on 7 & 4 News at 5 and 6. Researchers say the surge in technology could change the way a child's brain functions.
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Slow Brain Growth Could Explain Autistic Behaviors - Disability Scoop

Slow Brain Growth Could Explain Autistic Behaviors - Disability Scoop | Pinky & Ze Brain | Scoop.it

Slow Brain Growth Could Explain Autistic Behaviors. Using brain scans, researchers from University of California, Los Angeles say they found that important connections between areas of the brain that control language and social skills...

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Gauging Gender - Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription)

Gauging Gender - Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) | Pinky & Ze Brain | Scoop.it
Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription)Gauging GenderChronicle of Higher Education (subscription)Panksepp, who is the father of affective neuroscience and currently Baily Endowed Chair of Animal Well-Being Science at Washington State...
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EU commissioner wants Europe to imitate Standard literacy campaign

EU commissioner wants Europe to imitate Standard literacy campaign | Pinky & Ze Brain | Scoop.it
Paper's campaign applauded by European Commission's education chief...
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David Hunter: Moving from science fiction to science fact - Knoxville News Sentinel

David Hunter: Moving from science fiction to science fact - Knoxville News Sentinel | Pinky & Ze Brain | Scoop.it
David Hunter: Moving from science fiction to science factKnoxville News SentinelYukiyasu Kamitani at ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories in Kyoto, Japan, is doing similar work in recording images of symbols directly from the brain.
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The Social Brain: Discovering the Networks of the Mind (repost) free ...

The Social Brain: Discovering the Networks of the Mind (repost) free ... | Pinky & Ze Brain | Scoop.it
A fascinating tour into the “higher” reaches of mind-brain by a witty and clear-contemplating neuroscientist. To commence obtain click on Listed here: filepost · shareflare. Get The Social Brain: Discovering the Networks of the ...
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The Moral Brain: Day Two Afternoon (J.'s Notes) - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies

The Moral Brain: Day Two Afternoon (J.'s Notes) - Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies | Pinky & Ze Brain | Scoop.it
The Moral Brain: Day Two Afternoon (J.'s Notes)Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologiesby Marshall Brain by Milan M.
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RSA Animate - The Divided Brain

In this new RSAnimate, renowned psychiatrist and writer Iain McGilchrist explains how our 'divided brain' has profoundly altered human behaviour, culture and...
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Visualizing Humanity Through Art – Stunning Presentation by Aaron Koblin

Visualizing Humanity Through Art – Stunning Presentation by Aaron Koblin | Pinky & Ze Brain | Scoop.it
Collaboration is powerful. It connects more heads than one and creates ideas that'll massively change the world. It can even bridge a better understanding on how humanity communicates.
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Peter Goodspeed: Abnormal brains only partly explain what makes someone a dictator - National Post (blog)

Peter Goodspeed: Abnormal brains only partly explain what makes someone a dictator - National Post (blog) | Pinky & Ze Brain | Scoop.it
Peter Goodspeed: Abnormal brains only partly explain what makes someone a dictatorNational Post (blog)He shares a long tradition with fellow dictators who have a penchant for crazy titles, weird philosophies, megalomaniac monuments and arbitrary...
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Neuroscience: Motivation and Learning | All Posts | Simversity ...

Neuroscience: Motivation and Learning | All Posts | Simversity ... | Pinky & Ze Brain | Scoop.it
There's an increasing amount of research in neuroscience on how to make this happen. In their article in Social Cognition, “The Cognitive Neuroscience of Motivation and Learning,” Nathaniel D. Daw from New York University ...
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Twitter Brain: The Effect of Social Media on the Brain With INFORUM ...

Twitter Brain: The Effect of Social Media on the Brain With INFORUM ... | Pinky & Ze Brain | Scoop.it
What Is All This New Technology Literally Doing to Our Brains?
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Raymond Tallis Takes Out the Neurotrash – The Chronicle Review ...

Raymond Tallis Takes Out the Neurotrash – The Chronicle Review ... | Pinky & Ze Brain | Scoop.it
The bearded doctor in the red fedora has since written more than 30 books that span philosophy, fiction, poetry, medicine, and cultural criticism. Much of this output he produced between ...
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The Fallibility of Human Memory | Dispatches from the Culture Wars

The Fallibility of Human Memory | Dispatches from the Culture Wars | Pinky & Ze Brain | Scoop.it
The neuroscientists were interested in how the opinion of other people can alter our personal memories, even over a relatively short period of time. The experiment itself was straightforward. A few dozen ...
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Creative Machines: Tomorrow's Possibilities, Today's ...

Creative Machines: Tomorrow's Possibilities, Today's ... | Pinky & Ze Brain | Scoop.it
I posit that if neuroscience is to have any value as a human endeavor, then the information it yields must be leveraged in both understanding and action.
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Brain 'rejects negative thoughts'

Brain 'rejects negative thoughts' | Pinky & Ze Brain | Scoop.it
One reason optimists retain a positive outlook on life despite all evidence to the contrary has been discovered, say researchers.
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How Our Brains Turn Women Into Objects: Scientific American

How Our Brains Turn Women Into Objects: Scientific American | Pinky & Ze Brain | Scoop.it
There is, it turns out, more than one kind of...
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