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2014-02-04 10:56:59

IRCM ethics experts study the transition from paediatric to adult health care services In a study published today by the medical journal Paediatrics & Child Health, IRCM researchers address shortcomings in transitional care in the Canadian healthcare system. The team led by Eric Racine and Emily Bell, Montréal neuroethics experts, identified important challenges in the transition from paediatric to adult health care, especially among youth with neurodevelopmental disabilities (such as...

2013-04-17 15:18:19

Brain scans are increasingly able to reveal whether or not you believe you remember some person or event in your life. In a new study presented at a cognitive neuroscience meeting today, researchers used fMRI brain scans to detect whether a person recognized scenes from their own lives, as captured in some 45,000 images by digital cameras. The study is seeking to test the capabilities and limits of brain-based technology for detecting memories, a technique being considered for use in legal...

2012-03-06 13:00:00

A new study by Marcus Arvan, PhD, appearing in the peer-reviewed research journal, Neuroethics, confirms and extends upon the results of an earlier study linking socially conservative views to three anti-social personality traits: Machiavellianism (deception), narcissism (overinflated sense of self-worth) and psychopathy (absence of guilt or remorse). Tampa, FL (PRWEB) March 06, 2012 A new study by Marcus Arvan, PhD, appearing in the peer-reviewed research journal, Neuroethics, confirms the...

Experts Say Advances In Neuroscience May Affect Future Of Warfare
2012-02-07 14:43:33

As is the fate of nearly all scientific and technological advances, military experts are already prowling for ways to convert recent advances in neuroscience into advantages on the battlefield. And with the science of the brain progressing by leaps and bounds in recent years, ideas for new military technology are already being tossed around that would have been written off as science fiction just a few years ago. In a report published in the UK on Tuesday, a panel of scientists,...

2011-12-12 15:47:27

Three experts discuss the rising influence of neuroscience in the courtroom, how advances in neuroscience are posing new challenges for the judicial system, and the use of therapeutic solutions for reforming criminals. Increasingly what we know about the brain is affecting what happens during and after criminal trials. Recently, for instance, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that adolescents could not be eligible for the death penalty partially based on neuroscience evidence that indicated...

2011-11-07 20:00:00

A new study by Marcus Arvan, PhD appearing in the peer-reviewed research journal, Neuroethics, shows conservative value judgments on the death penalty, gay marriage, free markets, the right to go to war against UN resolutions, and detention of suspected terrorists without trial, to be related to three dark and anti-social personality traits: Machiavellianism (deception), narcissism (overinflated sense of self-worth), and psychopathy (absence of guilt or remorse). No significant relationships...

2011-05-26 19:00:00

BEIJING, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a ceremony today, the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) announced a collaboration agreement with the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) to develop a joint Center of Excellence in Brain Mapping for the purpose of collaborative research and education in neuroimaging. In addition, Penn President Amy Gutmann and Chinese Academy of Sciences Vice President Li Jiayang signed an MOU to establish a cooperative research relationship and to...

2010-06-17 15:02:13

The increasing number of incidental findings in brain imaging can be managed ethically and cost-effectively by screening study participants based on gender, age and family history, according to University of British Columbia researchers. Incidental findings are anomalies discovered unexpectedly during research that utilizes brain imaging techniques such as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) of the brain. The UBC study, published online today the journal Value in Health, is the first...

2008-07-04 03:00:06

By Cheshire, William P Jr Our brains are seventy-year clocks. The Angel of Life winds them up once for all, then closes the case, and gives the key into the hand of the Angel of the Resurrection. Oliver Wendell Holmes1 The arrival of grey hairs can signify both the attainment of wisdom and the accumulation of age. In the words of Solomon of old, grey hair "is a crown of splendor; it is attained by a righteous life."(Proverbs 16:31, NIV) Grey hair is also a visible reminder of the...

2008-07-02 06:00:18

By Mirkes, Renee On February 8th, 2007, the Max Planck Society released a statement summarizing the results of a study1 headed up by neuroscience researcher, John-Dylan Haynes. According to the report, the Haynes experiment demonstrated "how and where the brain stores [a person's] intentions." The study's conclusion-"that spatial response patterns in medial and lateral prefrontal cortex encode a subject's covert intention in a highly specific fashion"2-followed from an experimental design...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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