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      December 1, 2006Mind & Brain

      Letters to the Editors, December 2006

      September 9, 2010

      New MRI maps assess connectivity to establish "brain age" curve for children and adults

      As children grow, brambles of short brain connections are gradually pruned down to longer, stronger neural pathways. Research has shown this trend to follow a fairly standard curve during normal development to adulthood, and scientists are now using this information to create predictive models of brain maturation...
      December 11, 2012

      On TV, Ray Kurzweil Tells Me How to Build a Brain

      I recently interviewed author and inventor Ray Kurzweil about his new book, “How to Create A Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed.” The 58-minute segment aired on December 1, 2 and 3 on the C-SPAN2 program “After Words.” The book’s thesis is that it is essentially possible to reverse-engineer the human brain to create a computer mind that works like yours and mine...
      November 5, 2019Behavior

      Why Negative Emotions Aren’t All Bad

      The science of emotions tells us that negative emotions such as fear, anger and sadness are actually healthy and useful
      June 5, 2012

      Don't Look Now But You're Being Watched

      If you've ever felt like that crusty old oil portrait is watching you as you move about the room, you may not be totally off yer rocker. Researchers at Rutgers University have just published an intriguing optical illusion that shows despite our best efforts to understand the world around us, our brains insist on making assumptions that sometimes mess with our heads.....
      November 16, 2011

      SfN Neuroblogging: Modeling ideas of number

      For one of Tuesday's Neuroblogging posts, Sci is going to go WAY out of her comfort zone and dip a toe into the world of computational modeling. Specifically, the modeling of how children learn number...
      December 6, 1856The Sciences

      Quetions for Solution

      May 1, 2002Mind & Brain

      As Good as Old

      January 1, 2020Biology

      “Birdbrain” Turns from Insult to Praise  

      Some avian species use tools and can recognize themselves in the mirror. How do tiny brains pull off such big feats?
      April 1, 2005Mind & Brain

      Neuroscience and the Law

      If scientists can prove that the brain determines the mind, lawyers could convince juries that defendants may not be responsible for their crimes
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