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Rooting for the machines
A blog by Chris Baldassano, PhD on neuroscience and artificial intelligence.
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SINAPSIC
SINAPSIC es un blog de divulgación del estudio de la conducta humana y los avances científicos en general. Nuestro objetivo es divulgar información basada en evidencia sobre la psicología y neurociencias, así como de otros avances científicos en general. Por otro lado, realizamos críticas a estudios, teorías y planteamientos pseudocientíficos con el fin de hacer ciencia con conciencia.
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Foco Rojo
Centro de Psicología Aplicada a la Prevención y Estudio de la Violencia
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IAI News - Cognitive Sciences
Psychology and Neuroscience from the Institute of Art and Ideas
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IAI News - Biology
Biological and Medical sciences from the Institute of Art and Ideas.
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Psychologist Christina's Blog
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ZipMinis: Blog Science
Explores the connections between the mind sciences, reading, and blogging.
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Forging Connections
Forging connections between neuroscience, cognition and the wider world
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Bill of Health
Examining the intersection of law and health care, biotech & bioethics.
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Too much attention can be a deficit
Sometimes being too focused on a task is not a good thing. During tasks that require our attention, we might become so engrossed in what we are doing that we fail to notice there is a better way to get the job done. For example, let’s say you are coming out of a New York City […]

Nicolas W. Schuck, Robert Gaschler, Dorit Wenke, Jakob Heinzle, Peter A. Frensch, John-Dylan Haynes & Carlo Reverberi (2015). Medial Prefrontal Cortex Predicts Internally Driven Strategy Shifts, Neuron, Other:

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#Brain article of interest: After learning new words, brain sees them as pictures
From Neuroscience News -- ScienceDailyRead the full article here-> http://ift.tt/1CN17rk
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Morsels For The Mind – 27/03/2015
Every day we provide you with Six Incredible Things Before Breakfast to nibble away at. Here you can fill your brain with the most intellectually stimulating “amuse bouches” from the past week – a veritable smorgasbord for the cranium. They’re all here for you to load up your plate – this week’s “Morsels for the mind”. Enjoy! If you do nothing else, make sure to check out the “Reads / views / listens of the week”. **** Feather, fur […]
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Psychology Around the Net: March 28, 2015
This week’s edition of Psychology Around the Net covers everything from psychology and environmentalism, a new smartphone app for teens dealing with depression, and various misconceptions about psychology. The Surprising Psychology Behind Why Some People Become Environmentalists: Psychologists have started using tools such as surveys and questionnaires to delve into this polarized topic. 10 Steps […]
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Screening for autism in preterm infants
"A positive screen on the M-CHAT [Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers] occurs more commonly in very preterm infants than those born at term."So said the study by Peter Gray and colleagues [1] as the topic of preterm status - that is, babies born alive before 37 weeks of pregnancy - potentially being linked to a greater risk of autism or at least, increased risk of screening positive for autism, crops up yet again on this blog (see here).Gray et al examined a cohort of children […]

Gray PH, Edwards DM, O'Callaghan MJ & Gibbons K (2015). Screening for autism spectrum disorder in very preterm infants during early childhood., Early human development, 91 (4) 271-276. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25766314

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Sobriety for a Love Addict
Unlike substance addictions (such as alcohol, cocaine or tobacco), love addiction is known as a process addiction. Process addictions include gambling, compulsive eating, shopping and sex addictions, and they often are more difficult to treat. Love addiction is particularly difficult because we actually do need love to function as healthy and happy human beings. To […]
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When attention is a deficit: How the brain switches strategies to find better solutions (Neuron)
By Catherine Zandonella, Office of the Dean for Research Sometimes being too focused on a task is not a good thing. During tasks that require our attention, we might become so engrossed in what we are doing that we fail … Continue reading →
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Researchers find how body’s good fat talks to the brain
There are two types of fat we humans have — white and brown — unfortunately only one of them is “good fat” and it is unfortunately not the one we tend to produce. Well new research shows that brown fat tissue, the body’s “good fat,” communicates with the brain through sensory nerves, possibly sharing information that […]

Garretson JT, Teubner BJ, Grove KL, Vazdarjanova A, Ryu V & Bartness TJ (2015). Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor γ Controls Ingestive Behavior, Agouti-Related Protein, and Neuropeptide Y mRNA in the Arcuate Hypothalamus., The Journal of neuroscience, 35 (11) 4571-81. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25788674

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