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2013-10-18 11:59:56

UCLA psychologists have used brain-imaging techniques to study what happens to the human brain when it slips into unconsciousness. Their research, published Oct. 17 in the online journal PLOS Computational Biology, is an initial step toward developing a scientific definition of consciousness. "In terms of brain function, the difference between being conscious and unconscious is a bit like the difference between driving from Los Angeles to New York in a straight line versus having to cover...

Infants Learn How To Match Emotions To Experiences Early On
2013-10-17 04:22:17

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online When the emotion matches the movement, such as when you sing "If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands!," children have an easy time figuring it out. A new study from Concordia University reveals that as early as 18 months of age, however, children can tell if the emotions and the reactions don't align properly. The study findings, published in Infancy: The Official Journal of the International Society on Infant Studies,...

2013-10-14 12:24:29

Professors Larry Abbott and Haim Sompolinsky Awarded 1st International Mathematical Neuroscience Award for Outstanding Work in Human Brain Modeling TEL AVIV, Israel, October 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Braintech Israel 2013 Conference - Professors Larry Abbott (Columbia University) and Haim Sompolinsky (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) have been awarded the 1st Annual Mathematical Neuroscience Prize by Israel Brain Technologies [http://www.israelbrain.org ] (IBT). The two $100,000...

2013-10-09 12:22:28

The greater the empathy skills of children, the easier it is for them to recognize sarcasm, according to a new study in the open-access journal Frontiers in Psychology. For children, sarcastic language can be difficult to understand. They generally begin to recognize sarcasm between ages 6 and 8, especially familiar sarcastic praise such as "Thanks a lot!" and "Nice going!" But some children take much longer to begin to understand sarcasm, with detection improving even through adolescence....

2013-09-30 14:08:30

Perception of NTS are basic cognitive processes for humans to interact with their environment. Whether a common magnitude system exits for NTS processing is such an important question to investigate. Following and guided by previous researchers, Dr. Yalin Chen and Chang Liu, from the Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience and the School of Psychology, Nanjing Normal University, China, reviewed present evidence and provided some comments concerning this question. Their work, entitled...

Rhythm Linked With Language In Brain
2013-09-18 11:24:07

[ Watch the Video: Rhythm And Reading Go Hand In Hand ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers at Northwestern University have found that people who can keep a beat are more responsive to speech neurologically than those with less rhythm, according to a report published in this week’s Journal of Neuroscience. Study author Nina Kraus, a professor at Northwestern University and head of the Auditory Neuroscience Laboratory, pointed out that previous research...

Space Around Other People Perceived Just As Our Own
2013-09-05 16:14:56

Karolinska Institutet A study from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden has shown that neurons in our brain 'mirror' the space near others, just as if this was the space near ourselves. The study, published in the scientific journal Current Biology, sheds new light on a question that has long preoccupied psychologists and neuroscientists regarding the way in which the brain represents other people and the events that happens to those people. "We usually experience others as clearly separated...

2013-08-22 23:04:49

The Center for Behavioral Neuroscience, led by Georgia State University, has received a $3.4 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation to investigate the neurobiology behind the evolution of positive emotions and prosocial behaviors, such as empathy, compassion and cooperation. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) August 22, 2013 The Center for Behavioral Neuroscience, led by Georgia State University, has received a $3.4 million grant from the John Templeton Foundation to investigate the...

2013-08-20 15:04:24

Both Aß and tau pathology appear to be associated with default mode network integrity before clinical onset of Alzheimer disease (AD), according to a study by Liang Wang, M.D., and colleagues at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. Accumulation of Aß and tau proteins, the pathologic hallmarks of AD, starts years before clinical onset. Pathophysiological abnormalities in the preclinical phase of AD may be detected using cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) or neuroimaging biomarkers,...

2013-08-11 23:01:58

Starseed Films, after the release of its award winning metaphysical film, “3 Magic Words” introduced for the first time on US soil, The Declaration of Consciousness at the Albuquerque International Film Festival, originally unveiled at the European Premiere in London, on December 21, 2012. The Declaration will be presented and gathering signatures once again at the Arise Music Festival in Loveland, Colorado on August 15th, 2013. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 11, 2013 The Declaration...