Latest Cognitive neuroscience Stories

human brain project
2014-07-08 07:22:31

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online It has been called the most ambitious neuroscience project ever attempted, but a proposed 10-year, $1.6 billion initiative designed to develop technology capable of simulating a person’s brain is now facing a possible boycott from scientists over concerns the project is too expensive and has too narrow a focus. When it was originally announced in October 2013, the Human Brain Project was described as an attempt to create a new...

2014-07-07 23:06:57

New book takes readers through author’s theory on how brain works. Warren, NJ (PRWEB) July 07, 2014 Intrigued by his own mind, author Masakazu Shoji decided to study the operations of the mind, assuming that the brain is a biological machine. “Self-Consciousness: The Hidden Internal State of Digital Circuits” (published by iUniverse) is Shoji’s breakdown of the human mind, treating it as if it was a human-machine brain. “The study of self-consciousness helps humans understand...

2014-07-01 11:36:25

Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore Researchers at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore (Duke-NUS) have found evidence that the less older adults sleep, the faster their brains age. These findings, relevant in the context of Singapore's rapidly ageing society, pave the way for future work on sleep loss and its contribution to cognitive decline, including dementia. Past research has examined the impact of sleep duration on cognitive functions in older adults. Though faster...

2014-06-27 23:05:37

An eight-essay collection of articles published in the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society confirms the validity of the Cognition Battery element of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Toolbox for the Assessment of Neurological and Behavioral Function New York, NY (PRWEB) June 27, 2014 The Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society(JINS) is published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of the International Neuropsychological Society. This month the...

Hateful People May Excel In The Few Activities They Tend To Perform
2014-06-20 09:22:48

Alan McStravick for redorbit.com - Your Universe online The team behind figuring out why “haters gonna hate” are building on their research that came out last year based around the key factor of positive versus negative dispositional attitudes. Last year's study, published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, explained how the difference between a 'hater' and a 'liker' has everything to do with whether or not that person views the world and things that happen in it...

2014-06-17 12:45:26

Association for Psychological Science Exposure to information that diminishes free will, including brain-based accounts of behavior, seems to decrease people's support for retributive punishment, according to research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. People who learned about neuroscientific research, either by reading a magazine article or through undergraduate coursework, proposed less severe punishment for a hypothetical...

2014-06-11 23:11:43

The article published in AIMS Neuroscience explains how cortical microcircuitry is conducive to column formation. The column is the information bit proposed in the Dimensional Systems Model as the basis for learning and memory. Greenville, SC (PRWEB) June 11, 2014 Clinical neuropsychologist Robert A. Moss, Ph.D., FACPN, FAACP, and cognitive psychologist Jarrod Moss, Ph.D., are the authors of an article on cortical columns in the explanation of gamma-band synchrony and NMDA receptors in...

2014-05-23 23:10:03

In CHAMPS Patient Experience's most recent blog post, Takeaways from the Empathy + Innovation Summit, Carol Santalucia shares her thoughts on the topic. Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) May 23, 2014 In CHAMPS Patient Experience's most recent blog post, Takeaways from the Empathy + Innovation Summit, Carol Santalucia shares her thoughts on the topic. Since Sunday, Carol has been at the Cleveland Clinic’s 5th Annual Patient Experience: Empathy + Innovation Summit. She thinks it is so...

2014-05-22 11:55:11

Instituto D'Or de Pesquisa e Ensino (IDOR) An unprecedented research conducted by a group of neuroscientists has demonstrated for the first time that it is possible to train brain patterns associated with empathic feelings – more specifically, tenderness. The research showed that volunteers who received neurofeedback about their own brain activity patterns whilst being scanned inside a functional magnetic resonance (fMRI) machine were able to change brain network function of areas...

autism sense of touch
2014-05-22 07:53:46

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Our sense of touch can be simply an awareness, such as picking up a spoon, or it can evoke powerful emotions, such as when we receive a gentle caress. A new study from Liverpool John Moores University describes a system of slowly conducting nerves in the skin that respond to those gentle caresses. Researchers are using a variety of scientific techniques to characterize these nerves. The new findings, published in Neuron, reveal...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
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