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World's first computational psychiatry centre opens in London

The worlds' first computational psychiatry centre has opened in London with a mission to shine a new light on human cognition and understand how it becomes disrupted in disorders such as depression and dementia.<p>Backed by a five-year €5m (£4.1m) investment from the Max Planck Society and UCL, the …

Does the 'love hormone' make you lie?

Oxytocin is usually associated with love and trust, but researchers have found the hormone also makes people more likely to be dishonest<p>A hormone linked to bonding and falling in love makes people more likely to lie in the interests of their couple or group, a study has suggested.<p>Researchers found …

National Academy of Sciences

How a growing brain knows which wires to cut - Futurity

The discovery of a protein that is essential for removing excess nerve connections settles a decade-long debate about how the brain develops.

Map Of The Developing Human Brain Shows Where Problems Begin

A high-resolution map of the human brain in utero is providing hints about the origins of brain disorders including schizophrenia and autism.<p>The map shows where genes are turned on and off throughout the entire brain at about the midpoint of pregnancy, a time when critical structures are taking …

Incredible Maps Capture the Genetics and Connections of the Brain

On April 2, 2013, the Obama administration announced an ambitious project to map the activity of every neuron in the human brain by 2023. One year later, we are starting to see the amazing results.<p><b>Scientists cannot hope to prevent or cure neurological disease</b> without a solid understanding of what …

The Brain

Scientists unveil most detailed wiring map of mammal brain

Scientists on Wednesday unveiled a detailed, three-dimensional map of the 75 million neurons of the mouse brain, the most complex diagram of a mammalian brain ever created. Researchers say it is an important step toward understanding the way the human brain works.<p>The Seattle-based Allen Institute …

Neuroscientists try to measure the benefits of meditation - Futurity

Mindfulness is personal and often spiritual, but the experience does not have to be subjective. New methods of coding open mediation to clinical …

App could help people shape their dreams, claims psychologist

A mobile phone app that plays quiet soundscapes while people sleep could make their dreams more pleasing, a British psychologist claims.<p>A study of 800 people found that those who listened to sounds of nature shortly before they woke had more positive dreams than those who listened to sounds of the …

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The Science Of Bisexuality

It's complicated.<p>Bisexual folks have an image problem in America. Could science help?<p>A new feature, published in the <i>New York Times Magazine</i>, follows the efforts of the American Institute of Bisexuality to fund scientific studies on bisexuals. The institute works to combat damaging beliefs about …

Flying Through Inner Space

It’s hard to truly see the brain. I don’t mean to simply see a three-pound hunk of tissue. I mean to see it in a way that offers a deep feel for how it works. That’s not surprising, given that the human brain is made up of over 80 billion neurons, each branching out to form thousands of connections …

Artificial Intelligence startup Vicarious grabs $40M from Zuckerberg, Musk, Kutcher, & others

Vicarious, a company that produces artificial-intelligence technology, has closed a fresh $40 million round of funding today that includes a handful of notable investors like Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Tesla founder Elon Musk, and actor/investor Ashton Kutcher.<p>Vicarious’ tech focuses on …

Stop Looking For 'Hardwired' Differences In Male And Female Brains

Breaking the binary<p>In December, a highly publicized study declared that distinctive wiring in the brain explains different skill sets in men and women. After scanning hundreds of participants’ brains, the researchers reported that men have stronger connections within a given hemisphere, whereas …