Dr. Mustafa Elmasri

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Is Major Depressive Disorder Characterized by Two Distinct States?

Depression

How Many Different Kinds of Neurons Are There

<b>Many issues confront neuroscientists in their attempts to map the brain. A previous post, the Limits of Neuroscience, listed critical problems.</b> …

Neuroscience

Deric Bownds

Upstairs/Downstairs in our Brain - What's running our show?<p>A talk given at the Sept. 9, 2014, session of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Chaos …

Neurology

Science Shows Something Surprising About People Who Love to Write

The benefits of writing go far beyond building up your vocabulary.<p>No matter the quality of your prose, the act of writing itself leads to strong …

Creative Writing

Can You Get PTSD From A Virtual Experience?

Short answer: No, but online worlds can really stress you out.<p>Virtual environments almost certainly induce genuine anxiety, says Grainne Kirwan, a psychologist who specializes in cybercrime at the Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design, and Technology in Ireland. For example, your physiological and …

How Your Sense of Smell Is Linked to Your Lifespan

The loss or erosion of an individual’s sense of smell may signal impending death, according to a new study.<p>Researchers at the University of Chicago …

Glucose 'control switch' links both types of diabetes - Futurity

Scientists have linked a mechanism in the brain that senses glucose levels in the blood to both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.

Diabetes

Baroness Warsi Quits Over Gaza: First Interview With Former Foreign Office Minister

Foreign Office minister Baroness Warsi has dramatically quit the government, citing the UK's "morally indefensible" position on the conflict in …

متصل علي شاشة الجزيرة : المرشد وحجازي والبلتاجي يصنعون انفاقا ويخرجون كل ليلة لتفجير أبراج الكهرباء<br>يمكنكم متابعة قناة الجزيرة مباشر مصر على YouTube …

Israel accused of war crimes (UK Parliament)

Israel

Gaza: this shameful injustice will only end if the cost of it rises

The idea that Israel is defending itself from unprovoked attacks is absurd. Occupied people have the right to resist<p>For the third time in five years, the world’s fourth largest military power has launched a full-scale armed onslaught on one of its most deprived and overcrowded territories. Since …

'If they take it out, they’ll take us with it'

El-Wafa Medical Rehabilitation Hospital is quiet inside. Its staff evacuated most of the patients over a week ago, leaving behind only those too …

Israel

Young American Jew Stands up for Palestine. You Won’t Believe what Happens Next

Azzam Sheikh<p>As founder, I want to get the best app to make Social Sharing engaging onto your of websites. All my sweat and blood will go into this to …

Israel

Why I'm on the brink of burning my Israeli passport

She is young. She is pretty. She is a university graduate and a computer engineer. She is also an Israeli Parliamentarian - and the reason why I am …

Renounced Norwegian doctor accuses Israeli army of using internationally banned weapons

Renounced Norwegian doctor Mads Gilbert on Sunday accused the Israeli army of using internationally banned weapons in its ongoing offensive against …

Brian Eno joins criticism of BBC's bias against Palestinians

Musician Brian Eno and a former BBC Middle East correspondent are among the public figures who have condemned the BBC in recent days for lack of …

Israel

UK Jewish MP: Israel acting like Nazis in Gaza

Israel
YouTube

Scientist: We're not smart enough to be ready for aliens

A neuro-psychologist insists humans are so ignorant about the cosmos that any encounter with aliens would be a disaster.<p>Can we ever be ready for change?<p>What does it take to be fully prepared for a marriage, a baby, or a job? Or for a lover who's a foot taller than you?<p>Does intelligence really have …

Stephen Hawking Says Artificial Intelligence Could Be the 'Worst Thing to Happen to Humanity'

Maybe he just watched <i>The Matrix</i>.<p>Stephen Hawking, one of the world’s most famous scientists, is more than a little worried about the potential danger …

Singularity

About the book — Against Our Better Judgment

Soon after WWII, U.S. statesman Dean Acheson warned that creating Israel on land already inhabited by Palestinians would “imperil” both American and …

Barnes & Noble