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Harry Potter
2014-12-02 04:00:12

Some people say that reading "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" taught them the importance of friends, or that easy decisions are seldom right. Carnegie Mellon University scientists used a chapter of that book to learn a different lesson: identifying what different regions of the brain are doing when people read.

political disgust
2014-10-31 11:06:17

The way a person's brain responds to a single disgusting image is enough to reliably predict whether he or she identifies politically as liberal or conservative.

Brain networks
2014-10-20 05:23:27

The discovery of hidden signs of consciousness in vegetative-state patients could help doctors determine if people are aware even if they appear to be unresponsive, according to research published in the journal PLOS Computational Biology.

human-pet relationship
2014-10-07 03:45:28

It has become common for people who have pets to refer to themselves as “pet parents,” but how closely does the relationship between people and their non-human companions mirror the parent-child relationship?

digital white matter
2014-09-26 03:00:46

Simultaneously using mobile phones, laptops and other media devices could be changing the structure of our brains, according to new University of Sussex research.

ADHD
2014-09-17 03:00:27

A peek inside the brains of more than 750 children and teens reveals a key difference in brain architecture between those with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and those without.

2014-09-09 08:29:02

NYC start-up offers advertisers and creatives new brain-imaging tools to test content NEW YORK, Sept.

2014-08-21 23:00:21

Strongly influenced by their self-interest, humans do not protest being overcompensated, even when there are no consequences, researchers in Georgia State University’s Brains and Behavior Program

Multitasking Better With Targeted Brain Training
2014-08-21 03:00:34

The area of the brain involved in multitasking and ways to train it have been identified by a research team

schizophrenia twilight zone
2014-08-19 02:30:56

People with schizophrenia struggle to turn goals into actions because brain structures governing desire and emotion are less active and fail to pass goal-directed messages to cortical regions affecting human decision-making, new research reveals.


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