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Three’s company? BrainNet successfully connects trio’s brains and thoughts

Neuroscientists have successfully hooked up a three-way brain connection to allow three people to share their thoughts – and in ...
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How the brain maps out ideas and memories

As the philosopher Immanuel Kant put it, the concept of space serves as the organizing principle by which we perceive ...
1-17-2019 aadmzt

Do you find psychopaths attractive? You may be one yourself

In 2005, Scott Peterson was convicted of the murder of his wife Laci and her unborn child. During the first ...
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Men are less tolerant than women when it comes to repeated pain, study shows

A painful experience is not one you are likely to forget—you don’t need to have a trunk slammed onto your ...
1-16-2019 immi

‘Race’ may affect the way Alzheimer’s attacks the brain

Research on Alzheimer’s has mainly focused on Caucasians. New findings, however, suggest the disease process that leads to dementia may ...
1-15-2019 quantum neural network

Computer modeled on biological brains could ‘jump-start’ new era in AI research

A new research project aims to harness the power of quantum computers to build a new type of neural network — work the ...
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How much can we blame our genes for addictive behavior?

Of all the people who try alcohol or illegal drugs, only 10 to 20 percent get addicted. No single gene ...
1-15-2019 science of creative mind

Unravelling the mysteries of the creative brain

Anna Abraham wrote a wonderful resource that covers some of the most hot button topics in the field [of the neuroscience of creativity] ...
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Arguing for and against consciousness in single-celled organisms

A provocative new book by Arthur Reber argues that bacteria are conscious and that the origins of mind are found ...
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‘Affective presence’: It’s what helps others decide if you are likable

Some people can walk into a room and instantly put everyone at ease. Others seem to make teeth clench and ...
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Autism and depression: Study shows why ‘gold standard treatment’ sometimes fails

The 'gold standard' therapy does not always work and can lead to a worsening of symptoms ...
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Using stem cells to trace autism’s development to earliest days of pregnancy

Figuring out how autism starts is complicated. … [A] large international team obtained skin cells from eight autistic people and ...
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Why do so many of us dream about flying, falling or being chased?

Most of us experience these so-called "typical dreams" during our lifetime. Around three-quarters of people dream of falling, for instance, and that ...
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Can we reduce schizophrenia risk with prenatal supplements?

Schizophrenia has a clear genetic basis, but genes don't tell the whole story. The other factors that determine whether or ...
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Is conscious thought just an illusion?

Philosopher Peter Carruthers insists that conscious thought, judgment and volition are illusions. … [Carruthers:] Thoughts such as decisions and judgments ...
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Short days, dark moods: Can a brain short circuit explain SAD (seasonal affective disorder)?

Just in time for the winter solstice, scientists may have figured out how short days can lead to dark moods ...
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Does a higher IQ lead to a better, happier life?

[In] a new study conducted by Ana Dimitrijevic and colleagues, [the researchers] attempted to assess the relationship between multiple indicators of ...
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Absence of a ‘smoking gun’ pathogen has stymied efforts to solve AFM mystery illness paralyzing children

What some are calling an "unprecedented mystery respiratory illness" is being reported in the Rockies and across the Midwest. Contributing ...
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Mapping autism’s genetic origins through massive analysis offers new research tool

The largest genetic analysis of postmortem brain tissue to date has yielded maps of when and where genes are turned ...
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‘Cute aggression’: Why our brains love puppies and kittens

I harass my dog [constantly]. She’s a little loaf of a thing, with big eyes and satellite-dish ears and a ...
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Childhood antibiotics use linked to higher risk of mental illness in study

[Antibiotic] overuse can help create bacterial superbugs resistant to future antibiotics. But a new study published [December 5] in JAMA Psychiatry suggests ...
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Augmented memory: This researcher wants to record every minute of his life

If we are nothing more than the sum of our memories and our experiences, how much of ourselves do we ...
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Key to treating autism could be hiding in the gut

Autism affects people’s social behaviour and communication, and may impair their ability to learn things. All this is well known. Less ...
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How autistic children overcome the challenge of understanding how others view the world

To understand another person’s point of view, children with autism need to actively suppress their own, a new study suggests ...
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Gut-brain axis: How a high-salt diet could affect the brain

It is well known that a high salt diet leads to high blood pressure, a risk factor for an array of health ...
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Speaking a second language could help your aging brain

[D]oes mastering a second language hone our multitasking skills or merely muddle us up? … In the Annual Review of Linguistics, ...
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Reversing OCD with intensive 4-day ‘head-on’ therapy

[A]round nine years after [Katherine] Mydland-aas’s cleaning rituals began, a psychologist diagnosed her with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and referred her ...