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Viewpoint: We should be skeptical of memory boosting promises by wearable brain stimulators like ‘Humm’

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I came across a brain stimulation device called Humm that promises to improve your cognitive function and memory if you ...
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Is childhood trauma linked to depression? Why this paper may have overestimated the impact

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A paper in PNAS got some attention on Twitter recently. It’s called Childhood trauma history is linked to abnormal brain connectivity ...
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Atheists are mutants? Dissecting a ‘genetics’ paper without genetics

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I just came across a paper with an interesting title: The Mutant Says in His Heart, “There Is No God”. The ...
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Using personality types to predict cancer? Why was this 30-year-old case of ‘probable scientific fraud’ never investigated?

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The Journal of Health Psychology has just published an extraordinary pair of papers that call for a new inquiry into a 30-year ...
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Do we have a human right to the privacy of our brain activity?

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Do we have a human right to the privacy of our brain activity? Is “cognitive liberty” the foundation of all ...

Sketchy ‘brain training’ products profit from neuroscience hype

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Psychologists counter publication bias with call to reveal negative study results

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The ‘file drawer problem’ ...

Exciting headlines aside, knowledge can’t be ‘uploaded’ into brain

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. According to a spectacularly ...

Is less medication key to treating schizophrenia?

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  According to the New ...

Does oxytocin deserve title of ‘trust hormone?’

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  The claim that the ...

Can drugs that disrupt memory also help people remember?

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  An influential theory about ...

Dementia more common as population ages, but is it an epidemic?

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Another day, another alarming brain-related story hits the news: Dementia is striking victims earlier and death rates are soaring Modern ...
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Questioning the hype around oxytocin, the ‘hug hormone’

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A new study offers two reasons to be cautious about some of the claims made for the role of the ...

Seeing dragons? Woman’s strange condition that baffled neurologists

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Here’s the medical case report in The Lancet: Prosopometamorphopsia and facial hallucinations from a team of researchers including the famous Oliver Sacks ...

Researchers challenge prominent theory on link between psychiatric disorders and genes

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An important new study could undermine the concept of ‘endophenotypes’ – and thus derail one of the most promising lines ...

Rat study sheds light on question of human ‘free will’

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New research on the neural basis of ‘spontaneous’ actions in rats could shed light on the philosophical mystery that is ...
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Can people really inherit memories?

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In December last year, researchers Brian Dias and Kerry Ressler made a splash with a paper seeming to show that ...

How misleading headlines distort scientific studies

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Last week I gave a talk in Brazil called Why Is It So Hard To Think About The Brain?, Well, no ...

Sex and brain structure: Is this really about gender?

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The news on December 3, 2013, read "Scientists discover the difference between male and female brains." Britain’s Independent actually made ...

Bad kids can’t blame their genes

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A paper just published reports that there are: No Genetic Influence for Childhood Behavior Problems From DNA Analysis This is pretty ...
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Growing mini-brains: What are the ethical concerns?

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At what point does a bundle of brain cells become a brain, and is it ethical to push those limits? ...