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October 24, 2014

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8:05 PM | Top 5 Misconceptions about Lucid Dreams There are many...
Top 5 Misconceptions about Lucid Dreams There are many misconceptions about Lucid Dreams. This video only looks into the top 5 which includes “It’s only Lucid if you can control it” and “Lucid Dreaming is New Age”. This video also looking into Paranormal Dreams and even the brain frequencies within the brain while you sleep. Enjoy By: Es Einsteinium.
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12:49 PM | #Brain article of interest: If you're over 60, drink up: Alcohol associated with better memory
From Neuroscience News -- ScienceDailyRead the full article here-> http://ift.tt/12pKhQg

October 23, 2014

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3:34 PM | Why Does Hershey’s New Logo Look Like the Poo Emoji? Neuroscience Explains.
By: Jordan Gaines Lewis, 4th year PhD candidate in the Neuroscience Graduate Program Penn State College of Medicine is located in Hershey, the “Sweetest Place on Earth.” We’re surrounded by references to chocolate everyday—from the smell of it in the air to Kiss-shaped streetlamps to chocolate-brown paved roads. It’s a pretty sweet life. So when The Hershey…
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2:04 PM | Morning #painting working in between the lines #brain #science #sciart #neuroscience #neuroscience
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12:19 PM | A Brain-Training Update
Can playing video games or specifically designed computer games improve your cognitive function? There are many companies who claim that they can and who would like to sell you such games that they claim are “scientifically designed.” So-called brain-training is a burgeoning business, with perhaps the best known product being Lumosity. Lumosity promises: “Scientifically designed [...]

October 22, 2014

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11:39 PM | Drink Up, Baby Boomer: Alcohol Associated With Better Memory
A new study found that people ages 60 and older who do not have dementia benefit from light alcohol consumption; it has been associated with higher episodic memory, the ability to recall memories of events.  Moderate alcohol consumption was also linked with a larger volume in the hippocampus, a brain region critical for episodic memory. The relationship between light alcohol consumption and episodic memory goes away if hippocampal volume is factored in, providing new evidence that […]
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7:55 PM | Converting Skin Cells to Neurons: A Fight Against Huntington’s
Neurological diseases are some of the hardest to fight against (in my opinion). The big reason is the brain, we still know so little about it and treatment for anything […]

Victor, M., Richner, M., Hermanstyne, T., Ransdell, J., Sobieski, C., Deng, P., Klyachko, V., Nerbonne, J. & Yoo, A. (2014). Generation of Human Striatal Neurons by MicroRNA-Dependent Direct Conversion of Fibroblasts, Neuron, 84 (2) 311-323. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuron.2014.10.016

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7:55 PM | Converting Skin Cells to Neurons: A Fight Against Huntington’s
Neurological diseases are some of the hardest to fight against (in my opinion). The big reason is the brain, we still know so little about it and treatment for anything […]

Victor, M., Richner, M., Hermanstyne, T., Ransdell, J., Sobieski, C., Deng, P., Klyachko, V., Nerbonne, J. & Yoo, A. (2014). Generation of Human Striatal Neurons by MicroRNA-Dependent Direct Conversion of Fibroblasts, Neuron, 84 (2) 311-323. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuron.2014.10.016

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7:55 PM | Converting Skin Cells to Neurons: A Fight Against Huntington’s
Neurological diseases are some of the hardest to fight against (in my opinion). The big reason is the brain, we still know so little about it and treatment for anything […]

Victor, M., Richner, M., Hermanstyne, T., Ransdell, J., Sobieski, C., Deng, P., Klyachko, V., Nerbonne, J. & Yoo, A. (2014). Generation of Human Striatal Neurons by MicroRNA-Dependent Direct Conversion of Fibroblasts, Neuron, 84 (2) 311-323. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuron.2014.10.016

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5:38 PM | Psychologist and neuroscientist Sarah Brosnan - ScienceLives Do...
Psychologist and neuroscientist Sarah Brosnan - ScienceLives Do non-human primates like chimpanzees and capuchin monkeys respond to inequity or unfairness the way humans do? Georgia State psychologist and neuroscientist, Sarah Brosnan is interested in finding out. Brosnan studies the behavior of primates to better understand how they make decisions and cooperate with one another. By: National Science Foundation.
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5:20 PM | Breakthrough: Scientists Use Sound To Breach The Blood-Brain Barrier
For the first time ever in humans, neuroscientists have penetrated the stubborn barrier that protects the brain from toxins in the bloodstream. The breakthrough means that doctors can now deliver drugs to previously inaccessible parts of the brain, making it easier to treat cancer and neurodegenerative disorders. Read more...
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6:00 AM | Top 5 Myths about Mindfulness Meditation
Do you know the myths about mindfulness and what is true or false about this swelling revolution? Take a look at what I think are the top five myths about mindfulness. Note: There are plenty more, but I thought these top the charts. Myth #1: Mindfulness if for taking a time-out from life, quieting the […]

October 21, 2014

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4:49 PM | It’s Exciting! It’s Excitation-Contraction...
It’s Exciting! It’s Excitation-Contraction Coupling! How does a motor neuron communicate with a skeletal muscle cell? What is the connection between muscle cell depolarization and subsequent contraction? What the heck is calcium doing? And while we’re at it, can we review that sliding filament theory? You bet! By: The Penguin Prof.
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1:20 PM | Brain Damage Can Be Grammar-Specific
We know that a specific form of magnetic stimulation to the brain can render people unable to speak. But it can get a lot more specific than that. Brain lesions can get so selective, they can knock out a particular form of grammar.Read more...
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12:20 PM | Graphene Neuro-electrode
This news item combines two technologies that I have been eagerly following, graphene and brain-machine interface. Researchers have developed a 1-molecule thick graphene electrode that is transparent and can be used for high-resolution electrophysiological recordings of brain cell activity. Before I explain why this is such a cool advance, I will quickly review these technologies. [...]
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2:52 AM | #Brain article of interest: 5 Ways To Upgrade Your Brain Before Lunch
From Leadership - Fast CompanyRead the full article here-> http://ift.tt/1t2eXkJ
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12:30 AM | Moderate Pot Use By Adolescents Doesn't Hurt IQ
A paper presented at the annual congress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) in Berlin says that moderate cannabis use by adolescents does not lead to educational or intellectual decline, but that heavy cannabis use is associated with slightly poorer exam results at age 16. read more

October 20, 2014

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11:22 PM | How to Upload Your Mind, Real Immortality Pt 5 In the final...
How to Upload Your Mind, Real Immortality Pt 5 In the final episode of my Real Immortality series I discuss how scientists are predicting that we’ll soon be able to upload our own brains and transcend our biology. I shot this episode at New York Comic Con and brought some help along, Baby Mystique (aka my daughter). Links to sources. By: Science Friction.
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10:33 PM | 6 Ways Your Body Can Play Tricks On Your Mind New research...
6 Ways Your Body Can Play Tricks On Your Mind New research shows that your body language does much more than just change the way other people see you — it can even change how you see yourself. Psychologists describe this phenomenon as “embodied cognition.” HuffPost Science’s Jacqueline Howard shares six scientific findings that shed light on how you can use your own body to your benefit. By: Talk Nerdy To Me.
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7:16 PM | Michio Kaku on the Science of Dreams Michio Kaku describes how...
Michio Kaku on the Science of Dreams Michio Kaku describes how our prefrontal cortex disengages as we dream, thus suppressing the fact-checking component of our consciousness. Dr. Kaku’s latest book is The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind (http://goo.gl/G06jvb). Read more at BigThink.com: http://goo.gl/odYmq4 By: Big Think.
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4:49 PM | The Secrets of Sleep - A Week in Science We delve into the...
The Secrets of Sleep - A Week in Science We delve into the secrets of sleep and find out why some people are night owls and others early risers. By: RiAus.
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4:33 PM | Fairness May Be Built Into The Brain - But Fairness Doesn't Mean Equal Income
Is fairness built into the brain? According to a new Norwegian brain paper, people appreciate fairness - but fairness is not that everybody gets the same income, which is sure to concern those who believe all money should be distributed equally. Economists from the Norwegian School of Economics and brain researchers from the University of Bergen decided to try and assess the relationship between fairness, equality, work and money: how brains react to how income is distributed. The team looked […]
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2:56 PM | Persistent Insomnia and Alcoholism
Sleep problems complicate the treatment and recovery in alcoholism. Heavy alcohol consumption modifies the nature of sleep architecture.A high blood alcohol concentration at bedtime may promote sleep early in the sleep cycle.However, as alcohol levels decline, sleep is often interrupted with limiting rapid eye movement (REM) sleep duration.Shortened total sleep time with alcohol can produce a lack of feeling well rested on awakening.For those with alcoholism or alcohol dependence, […]

Brower KJ, Krentzman A & Robinson EA (2011). Persistent insomnia, abstinence, and moderate drinking in alcohol-dependent individuals., The American journal on addictions / American Academy of Psychiatrists in Alcoholism and Addictions, 20 (5) 435-40. PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21838842

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2:43 PM | Bay Area Scientists Artfully Present Their Research in Oakland Exhibit
“Experimental Space” is the latest show at Oakland art gallery Aggregate Space, consisting of images and videos created by scientists in the course of their research.
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1:12 AM | The Persistence of Memory
In 1942, Jorge Luis Borges wrote about a boy named Ireneo Funes who, following a horseback riding accident, developed a phenomenal memory. He was able to recall entire volumes (in his non-native language) and recite them fluidly. In contrast to others with hypermnesia (see The Mind of the Mneumonist by A.R. Luria), what made Funes’ […]

October 19, 2014

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9:50 PM | Guest Blog: Challenges and opportunities with sharing neuroimaging data
Here we present a guest blog by our Editorial Board Member Russell Poldrack, Professor of Psychology at Stanford University, who highlights the challenges and opportunities surrounding imaging data to enable the neuroscience community to “stand on the shoulders of giants”. The sharing of neuroimaging data is an idea whose time has finally come, but many challenges remain.  Foremost is the incentive problem: Why should a researcher take the time to organize their data for […]
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9:43 PM | The Negative Side of Positive Thinking by braincraft: Sometimes...
The Negative Side of Positive Thinking by braincraft: Sometimes bad things happen to good feedback. Because some self-help isn’t all that helpful.
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3:52 PM | Gene Duplications Associated With Autism, Schizophrenia Evolved In Last 250,000 Years
 A region of human chromosome 16, known as 16p11.2, is prone to genetic changes in which segments of DNA are deleted or duplicated and is considered to be one of the leading candidates for genetic causes of autism, schizophrenia, and other conditions. A new study finds that a genetic variation that evolved in the last 250,000 years, after the divergence of humans from ancient hominids, likely plays an important role in disease. read more

October 18, 2014

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7:39 PM | Morsels For The Mind – 17/10/2014
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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7:39 PM | Morsels For The Mind – 17/10/2014
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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