Tag: neuroscience research

Evolution Doesn’t Care What You Think a Brain Region is Called

FromĀ Medium: While naming brain regions is crucial to the study of neuroscience, it may also be misleading. These names may oversimplify our understanding of...

A Glimpse Into the Brain, Drawn by the Father of Neuroscience

FromĀ The New York Times: A new exhibit at the Grey Gallery at New York University presents 80 hand-drawn renderings of the brain by Santiago...

The Hundred Trillion Stories in Your Head

In this pieceĀ forĀ The Paris Review, Benjamin Ehrlich discusses the role of the literary arts in shaping the work and ideas of Santagio RamĆ³n y...

Does Modern Neuroscience Really Help us Understand Behavior?

FromĀ Massive: According to neuroscience experts Danbee Kim andĀ GonƧalo Lopes, the field of neuroscience focuses far too much on the anatomy of the brain and...

Female Brains are More Active?

FromĀ Discover Magazine: Headlines in various news sources reporting on a new study claim that women's brains have been found to be more active than...

Political Neuroscience: “Growth Mindsets” and Disability

FromĀ Neuroskeptic: The British government is launching a new initiative, the "Health and Work Conversation," a one-hour conversation in which welfare claimants receiving financial support...

How Brain Scientists Forgot That Brains Have Owners

FromĀ The Atlantic: Five neuroscientists have published a new paper arguing that the field of neuroscience has become too focused on technology andĀ has de-prioritized the...

The NIMH in 2017: Looking for Love in All the Wrong...

The official announcement of the NIMH's new director proudly proclaimed he had been studying things such as ā€œthe role of the hippocampus, a brain structure known to be important for memory and emotional processes associated with anxiety and depression.ā€ Is there any evidence that anything will come of these theories ā€” and the expenses demanded of such endeavors?

Mindfulness Pain Relief Distinct from Placebo Effect

A new study demonstrates that the practice of mindfulness may ease pain in a way that is mechanistically distinct from the placebo effect. Research, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, found that mindfulness meditation not only outperformed placebo and fake meditation for pain relief but that it also activated different brain regions than the placebo treatments.