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What's in a brain?
Cognitive science blog, especially focused on language and education
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Maze Engineers
The Barnes Maze is here! This maze is used to test similar aspects of learning and memory as the Morris water maze, but with reduced stress.
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Home Office Hero
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Raj Persaud Wordpress
Raj Persaud a psychiatrist based in London co-authors with a variety of world authorities and experts topical articles on a diverse range of subjects across psychology, psychiatry, neuroscience and psychotherapy.
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Raj Persaud Huffington Post
Raj Persaud is a psychiatrist based in London - in this blog he co-authors with a variety of world experts a long-standing and popular series on a diverse range of subjects ranging across neuroscience, psychology, psychiatry and psychotherapy.
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A Life Of Brain
"Days in the life of a neuroscientist" I blog about what it's like to be a PhD student, a neuroscientist and an electrophysiologist. I often get asked by my (non-scientist) friends and family about what I do and my answer to them is this blog.
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Learning Mind
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Socially Mindful
Socially Mindful is committed to exploring issues at the intersection of brain sciences and human social behavior. What is going on in the brain, and in the mind, when people process social messages? Some people just intuitively “get” others while other individuals are continually befuddled by social cues; what explains the enormous variability in socio-emotional intelligence? Answering all these questions involves harnessing the combined resources of psychology, neuroscience and the social sciences.
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The Learning Disabilities Elf
Working with Evidence about Learning Disabilities
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The Mental Elf
Keeping you up to date with reliable mental health research, policy & guidance

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Know your brain: Meninges
Where are they? Close-up view of the meninges surrounding the brain. The term meninges comes from the Greek for "membrane" and refers to the three membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord. The membrane layers (discussed in detail below) from the outside in are the: dura mater, arachnoid mater, and pia mater. Their positioning around the brain can be seen in the image to the right.What are they and what do they do?The brain is soft and mushy, and […]

Patel, N. & Kirmi, O. (2009). Anatomy and Imaging of the Normal Meninges, Seminars in Ultrasound, CT and MRI, 30 (6) 559-564. DOI: 10.1053/j.sult.2009.08.006

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Salmon and Spinal Cod Regeneration, er… Cord
Fish might not be the first thing you think about when we talk spinal cord injury but that is exactly what scientists are doing. Don’t ask where they got the […]

Lewandowski, G. & Steward, O. (2014). AAVshRNA-Mediated Suppression of PTEN in Adult Rats in Combination with Salmon Fibrin Administration Enables Regenerative Growth of Corticospinal Axons and Enhances Recovery of Voluntary Motor Function after Cervical Spinal Cord Injury, Journal of Neuroscience, 34 (30) 9951-9962. DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1996-14.2014

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Grief in children and adolescents
The plane crash in Ukraine brings up many questions related to loss and grief. How will those left behind cope with the devastating event? How can we support them? With regard to how young people cope with bereavement, Mariken Spuij’s … Continue reading →

Spuij M, Prinzie P, Dekovic M, van den Bout J & Boelen PA (2013). The effectiveness of Grief-Help, a cognitive behavioural treatment for prolonged grief in children: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial., Trials, 14 395. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24252587

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Why the new paper by Christakis and Fowler on friendship makes me queasy
I am a neuroscientist, and as a neuroscientist I have a strange belief that most of who we are comes from our brains. My entire career is based around understanding behavior from this neural level which I feel to be fairly justifiable. So when I see paper looking at the genetics of behavior, I expect to see at […]

Christakis NA & Fowler JH (2014). Friendship and natural selection., Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111 (Supplement 3) 10796-10801. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25024208

Ripke, S., Neale, B., Corvin, A., Walters, J., Farh, K., Holmans, P., Lee, P., Bulik-Sullivan, B., Collier, D., Huang, H. & Pers, T. (2014). Biological insights from 108 schizophrenia-associated genetic loci, Nature, 511 (7510) 421-427. DOI: 10.1038/nature13595

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Lucy: Debunking the 10 percent brain myth
If video does not appear on screen, click here."It is estimated most human beings use only 10 percent of the brain’s capacity.” Morgan Freeman pronounced it in his God-like voice so it must be true, right?Definitely not, says Emory neurologist Krish Sathian. The premise of the new sci-fi movie “Lucy,” starring Freeman and Scarlett Johansson, is based on a widespread, lingering myth that we tap into only a tiny fraction of our neurons.“We are probably using all of […]
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Background TV and Children don’t Mix
Coming from a, to put it gently, very broken home, my babysitter was the television. Yep, so now that you are feeling nice and awkward let’s talk television. New research, […]

Linebarger DL, Barr R, Lapierre MA & Piotrowski JT (2014). Associations Between Parenting, Media Use, Cumulative Risk, and Children's Executive Functioning., Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics : JDBP, 35 (6) 367-77. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25007059

Lapierre, M., Piotrowski, J. & Linebarger, D. (2012). Background Television in the Homes of US Children, PEDIATRICS, 130 (5) 839-846. DOI: 10.1542/peds.2011-2581

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I Brain You
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Is Internet-Centrism a Religion?
On the evening of March 3 in 1514, Steven is sitting next to Friar Clay in a Nottingham pub, covering his face with his hands."I am losing the will to live", Steven sobs, "Death may be sweeter than life in this world of poverty, injustice and war.""Do not despair, my friend", Clay says, "for the printing press will change everything."*******Let us now fast-forward 500 years and re-enact this hypothetical scene with some tiny modifications.On the evening of March 3 in 2014, Steven is sitting […]

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