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Understanding ourselves and how we interact
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Brain Implants: The Laser Eye Surgery of the Future?

Brain Implants: The Laser Eye Surgery of the Future? | Social Neuroscience Advances |

Brain implants today are where laser eye surgery was several decades ago, fraught with risk, applicable only to a narrowly defined set of patients – but a sign of things to come. 

Via Szabolcs Kósa, Mlik Sahib
aanve's curator insight, March 20, 2014 3:34 AM
zwilenkosi's curator insight, March 25, 2014 2:41 PM

new brain implants that could revive your memory and makes you to learn things fast.


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Molecular imaging opens up a vast new world for neuroscience

Molecular imaging opens up a vast new world for neuroscience | Social Neuroscience Advances |
Molecular imaging allows molecules in a living organism to be visualized, and provides a means of observing the distribution and behavior of molecules.


“The biggest advantage of molecular imaging using positron emission tomography lies in its applicability to humans.” says Yosky Kataoka, team leader of the Cellular Function Imaging Laboratory at the RIKEN Center for Molecular Imaging Science. Molecular imaging using positron emission tomography (PET) is expected to contribute to the diagnosis of disease, as well as to our understanding of pathologic conditions and therapeutic effects, and to the development of new drugs. It is already being used to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease and cancer. In October 2009, Kataoka’s laboratory announced a groundbreaking achievement that could lead to the development of a diagnostic method for migraine. While many people suffer from migraine, no objective method for diagnosis or treatment has been found so far. Their achievement is attracting attention as a discovery that should dramatically change this situation.

Via Diana Cobbe, Dr. Stefan Gruenwald
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This Is Your Brain On The Internet

This Is Your Brain On The Internet | Social Neuroscience Advances |

Is the internet and social media influencing your brain? Documentary filmmaker Tiffany Shlain investigates our changing behaviors in the connected world.

How do media and technology impact our brain? According to a "a recent study, Dr. Small observed brain activity in two groups of subjects interacting with a search engine –one that was 'net-savvy' and one that was 'net naïve'. The results showed increased brain activity in the experienced netizens, reflecting Shlain’s hypothesis that our online behaviors stimulate more brain systems."

For more information and to view a video on "our connected world" click through to the article.

Via Beth Dichter, Tom Perran
Eric Moss's curator insight, June 29, 2015 10:11 AM

When you hear the word "addicted", normally the first thing that comes to mind is drugs, alcohol, and cigarettes, what about the internet? I found it extremely interesting that there is actually a classified disorder in today’s age, Internet Addiction Disorder. What if you go out to dinner, and you are sitting at the table for just to long, have you ever gotten a craving to just go check social media? It appears to me that social media is chemically changing our brains around. An interesting route to go might be quitting the Internet “cold turkey”, if it works for other addictions, why not try it for this. Seeing how the dopamine, and other chemicals are really reacting inside our brain could be beneficial to determining a solution to this up and coming problem. It seems as if our changing society has lead to such problems, maybe these are some of the repercussions we must face with our advancing technological state.