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Scientists Prove You Can Think Your Way to Wellness

<b>by Mike Barrett</b><p><b>NaturalSociety</b><p>Sometimes it really is the thinking that makes it so. Spend your days focusing on your vibrant health and you <i>will</i> be …

Moran Cerf: our brain is the puppeteer, we are simply agents | Wired 2013 video

[VideoLibrary##12669##KeepInline]<p>People like to think that they are the "puppeteers" of their own brains, but hacker-turned-neuroscientist Moran Cerf …

What happens when synapses run out of transmitter?: (Medical Xpress)—The recent Nobel Prize Award in Medicine highlights the importance of vesicle-based transport for different kinds of cells. One of the recipients, Thomas Sudhof, has contributed extensively to our current understanding of vesicle function in the synapses of neurons. Despite the fact that this is one of the most studied areas in neuroscience, we don't have a satisfactory theory that explains why information, ostensibly represented in high-fidelity using precisely timed spike trains, is then transferred with a low-fidelity, probabilistic mechanism that uses soft sacks of chemicals. A paper recently published in the journal Neuron, takes a closer look at this process in inhibitory neurons of the hippocampus. The authors find that if neurons continue to spike beyond a certain rate for a long enough time, their vesicles may still retain their potential for to fuse at release sites, but the synapse eventually runs out of transmitter to fill them with. Furthermore, they show that if the synapse can not supply sufficient transmitter, either through transport from the soma, or through local metabolic processing and uptake, then the synapse adapts by reducing the number of cycling vesicles. (Image:

Applying to College Shouldn't Require Answering Life's Great Questions

Essay prompts ask high school seniors to have it all figured out. But isn't that why you go to college?<p>Brown University is asking applicants for the Class of 2017: <i>French novelist Anatole France wrote: "An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being</i> …

『공감 제로 : 분노와 폭력, 사이코패스의 뇌 과학』 인지적 공감은 온전하나 정서적 공감은 낮은 것으로 판단되는 사이코패스 vs. 인지적 공감은 낮지만 정서적인 공감은 온전한 덕분에 타인과 애완동물 등을 보살피고 잘 돌볼 수 있는 아스퍼거 증후군 환자, 단순히 악으로만 볼 수는 없는 공감 제로! 공감과 공감의 침식이 초래되는 과정 및 그 원인을 과학적 기반에서 규명해 나가는 『공감 제로』, 곧 서점에서 보실 수 있습니다. 자세한 책 소개는 블로그에... ▶