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      January 31, 2012Health

      No seriously, I'm dead.

      I’ve said it before and I’ll probably say it again about other medical conditions but this is my favorite. Having a favourite condition sounds incredibly weird I know but its true.
      March 23, 2009Mind & Brain

      All about me: Ability to read one's own facial expressions may be sign of emotional health

      SAN FRANCISCO—We may all have a little bit of Narcissus in us. If the mythological figure were a modern-day pretty boy—say a Brad Pitt or a Matt Damon--a neuroscientist might interpret the infatuation with self not as a tragic flaw, but rather as a normal manifestation of the functioning of the superior temporal sulcus, the inferior frontal gyrus or some other brain structure lifted straight out of TV's Grey’s Anatomy ...
      June 2, 2015

      The Flexibility of Racial Bias

      Research suggests that racism is not hard wired, offering hope on one of America’s enduring problems
      July 1, 2011Mind & Brain

      Maternal Mentality

      Pregnancy and childbirth shape a woman's mental makeover
      July 26, 2012Evolution

      Biochemically, All Is Fair

      There's nothing in this world so sweet as love. And next to love the sweetest thing is hate.- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow I stare hard into his hazel eyes.
      February 25, 2013Health

      Big Neuroscience: Billions and Billions (Maybe) to Unravel Mysteries of the Brain

      The era of Big Neuroscience has arrived.In late January, The Human Brain Project—an attempt to create a computer simulation of the brain at every scale from the nano nano to the macro biotic—announced that it had successfully arranged a billion Euro funding package for a 10-year run.And then on Feb...
      November 20, 2013Talking back

      My Brain Made Me Pull the Trigger

      The emerging academic discipline of neuroethics has been driven, in part, by the recognition that introducing brain scans as legal evidence is fraught with peril.  Most neuroscientists think that a brain scan is unable to provide an accurate representation of the state of mind of a defendant or determine whether his frontal lobes predispose to some wanton [...]..
      October 1, 2008Mind & Brain

      Five Ways Brain Scans Mislead Us

      Colorful scans have lulled us into an oversimplified conception of the brain as a modular machine
      October 1, 2012The Sciences

      Maternal Mentality

      Pregnancy and childbirth shape a woman's mental makeover
      December 18, 2012Evolution

      Psychology Reveals the Comforts of the Apocalypse

      December 21, according to much-hyped misreadings of the Mayan calendar, will mark the end of the world. It's not the first "end is nigh" proclamation—and it's unlikely to be the last.
      December 12, 2008Technology

      Can brain scans read our minds?

      Researchers at ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories in Kyoto, Japan,  say they've developed new analysis technology that can reconstruct the images inside a person's brain and display them on a computer screen, according to Pink Tentacle , an English-language blog that covers news from Japan...
      October 1, 2007

      Brain Stains

      Traumatic therapies can have long-lasting effects on mental health
      February 1, 2006Mind & Brain

      One Person, One Neuron?

      Nerve cells devoted to recognizing Halle Berry or Bill Clinton? Absurd. That's what most neuroscientists thought—until recently
      January 27, 2009

      The Legal Brain: How Does the Brain Make Judgments about Crimes?

      In our legal system, judges and juries have to assign responsibility for crimes and decide on appropriate punishments. A new imaging study reveals which area of the brain plays a key role in these cognitive processes...
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