Sunday, January 29, 2023

Tag: neuroscience research

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

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From 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

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From 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

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In this piece for The Paris Review, Benjamin Ehrlich discusses the role of the literary arts in shaping the work and ideas of Santagio Ramón y...

Does Modern Neuroscience Really Help us Understand Behavior?

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

Female Brains are More Active?

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From 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

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From 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

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

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

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

Mindfulness Pain Relief Distinct from Placebo Effect

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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.