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How the Brain Processes Language on Acid Is a Trip | Motherboard

The Beatles' <i>Revolver</i>. Steve Jobs' innovations in developing Apple. A Canadian architect’s quest to design an "ideal mental hospital".<p>Lysergic acid diethylamide, colloquially known as LSD or acid, has been the catalyst behind an endless number of creative ventures, and the vivid colors and patterns, …

LSD

Brief Report: Initial Trial of Alpha7-Nicotinic Receptor Stimulation in Two Adult Patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Introduction<p>An emerging body of genetic and molecular research indicates that CHRNA7, the chromosome 15 gene that codes for the alpha7-nicotinic …

Examining the amblyopic brain, vision therapy vs surgeries and more with Dr. Susan Barry.

<i>Vivid Vision Spotlights are a series of talks and conversations with experts and patients standing at the vanguard of vision science.We probe deep</i> …

The Brain

15 Fascinating Facts About Smiling

<i>Photo Credit: Alaska Photo Path: Photos: Alaska Natives Photos:<br>Smiling Native Indian Woman</i><p>Everyone loves the quote “laughter is the best medicine,” …

Cool

Mind Aglow: Scientists Watch Thoughts Form in the Brain

When a single neuron fires, it is an isolated chemical blip. When many fire together, they form a thought. How the brain bridges the gap between …

Life Sciences

The Human Connectome Project's neuroimaging approach

Focus on the neuroscience toolbox<p>Focus issue:September 2016 Volume 19,No9<p>Editorial<br>• Q&A<br>• Perspective<br>• Reviews<p>Abstract<p>Noninvasive human neuroimaging has …

Data Mining

Old People Are Happier Than People In Their 20s

A surprising study suggests that the older you are, the happier<p>Despite of the physical ravages of age, older people are actually happier than younger adults.<p>So finds a new study, published in the <i>Journal of Clinical Psychiatry</i>, in which researchers analyzed data collected from a random sample of …

Depression

What Your Personality Type Says About Your Health

Previous research has observed how personality traits are associated with the onset of new diseases over time. For example, researchers classified …

Psychology

Bruce Lee’s Daughter Shares Her Father’s Philosophy of Learning

“Learning is discovering, uncovering what is there in us.”<p><i>“No one can build you the bridge on which you, and only you, must cross the river of life,”</i> Nietzsche wrote in his timeless treatise on education and the journey of becoming who you are. Albert Einstein, in a letter of advice to his young …

Bruce Lee

The Upward Spiral: An Amazing Tool For Depression Self-Treatment

This is the first of many book reviews I will be doing in the weeks and months to come! I hope to do about one every week. It will certainly be a …

Depression

New Concerns Arise About Mental Health Of College Students

BOSTON (CBS) – New concerns arise about the mental health of students on college campuses all across the country.<p>Dr. Gene Beresin, a psychiatrist and …

Mental Health

Memory activation before exposure reduces life-long fear of spiders

Many people suffer from anxiety and fears, and a common treatment for these problems is exposure therapy. In a new study published in <i>Current Biology</i>, …

Psychology

How to Recognize if Someone Has Schizoid Personality Disorder

Schizoid personality disorder (SPD) is a chronic and pervasive condition characterized by social isolation and feelings of indifference toward other …

Personality

Maithilee Kunda

People on the autism spectrum are inspiring her novel approach to creating artificial intelligence.“My research began in graduate school when I was …

Temple Grandin

Will We Ever Understand the Nature of Consciousness?

Predictions are fodder for the imagination. Most of our conscious experience is spent dwelling in the past or contemplating what’s to come. These …

Singularity

A 12-weeks Study to Evaluate Sulforaphane in Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder - Full Text View

The change of rigid interests and behaviors of children with autism spectrum disorder [ Time Frame: At baseline, 4 week, 8 week and 12 week/endpoint …

Neuropolitics, Where Campaigns Try to Read Your Mind

In the lobby of a Mexico City office building, people scurrying to and fro gazed briefly at the digital billboard backing a candidate for Congress in June.<p>They probably did not know that the sign was reading them, too.<p>Inside the ad, a camera captured their facial expressions and fed them through an …

The Brain

Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll: Problems in Neuroscience Reporting

A new study has shown that our brains release dopamine when we listen to music. Dopamine is associated with reward. But you probably don't need …

The Science of Neuromarketing

While the study of neuroscience can be traced back to ancient Greece, the study of neuromarketing is rather new and has only gained traction in the …

The Art of Advertising and How It Affects Our Brain

Advertising has been around for as long as someone has had something to sell. It is all about promoting your product to your prospective buyer in …

Quest for autism biomarkers faces steep statistical challenges | Spectrum

The Experts:<p>Jon Brock<p><b>Research Fellow</b>, Macquarie University<p>Tim Brock<p><b>Analyst</b>, Data to Display<p>Every week, scientists publish new studies reporting …

Autism

Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) : What's normal?

What's normal?<p>What's normal varies from time to time and from place to place. There are fads in psychology as well as everywhere else, and only time …

Personality

Researchers say the internet is affecting our memory, capacity for learning, and more.

Do you remember what a struggle it was to remember the name of a certain actress, the kind of car you drove a decade ago, or what year a historical …

Internet

To Create a New Habit, First Know You're Going to Break It

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle<p>I’ve been obsessed with thinking about, adjusting and …

Productivity

Thinking, Fast and Slow: Introduction

In the field of medicine, physicians have a language by which to describe diseases, anatomical body parts, causes, symptoms, and possible …

Heuristics

If you want to understand the brain’s wiring diagram, algebraic topology may be the key

The human connectome is the network of links between different parts of the brain. These links are mapped out by the brain’s white matter—bundles of …

Life Sciences

Patient HM review – a botched lobotomy that changed science

Poor Henry Molaison! In 1953, when he was in his 20s and suffering from devastating and seemingly intractable epilepsy, he was the subject of a piece of bravura experimental surgery which removed a large region of his brain. The treatment mitigated the epilepsy but also left him with a profound …

Psychology

A Harvard psychologist says too many people think about happiness all wrong

Generally speaking, trying hard is a great way to achieve most of what you want in life.<p>Put in more effort at work and your prospects for a promotion …

Happiness

How Envy Destroys Happiness

Really solid people, those who reapect themselves and have decent self-esteem, based on a sense of integrity, are happy for others' success and don't …

Happiness