Federico Pacchioni

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The Role of Astrocytes in Brain Inflammation and Neurodegenerative Disease

<b>Researchers from Trinity College Dublin have discovered that specialised ‘astrocytes’ abandon their posts as protectors and repairers of the brain</b> …

Neuroscience

The Science Behind 'Brain Training'

Increasing fluid intelligence has proven beneficial for people diagnosed with ADHD, and selling memory improvement is a big business. Are the claims overheated?<p>In 2002, Torkel Klingberg, a psychologist at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute, published a study involving 14 children with attention deficit …

The Neuroscience Of “Harry Potter”

Or, what happens to your brain when you’re lost in a book.<p>Let’s do a casual experiment. Here’s a brief passage from the first book in some obscure fiction series called <i>Harry Potter:</i><p>A bush on the edge of the clearing quivered. … Then, out of the shadows, a hooded figure came crawling across the …

Books

This Is Your Brain on Marketing Imagery (Infographic) | Inc.com

The amygdala, an almond-shape set of neurons located in your brain, plays a key role in processing your emotions. And it does this incredibly fast--typically in three seconds or less. Interestingly, that gut reaction is much more likely to stick in the brain than any rational thought that …

Marketing

How We Trick Our Brains Into Feeling Productive

According to experts, not all procrastination distractions are created equal.<p>I’d been working from home last week when I found myself furiously scrubbing the grout between the kitchen tiles in the middle of the day.<p>I had a deadline and didn’t feel up for tackling the task. Somewhere along the line, …

Time Management

What Languages Reveal about Other Cultures

“A different language is a different vision of life.” – Federico Fellini It sounds like one of those motivational phrases you’d read on a daily quote …

Language Learning

7 Essential Tips to Prepare for a TED Talk

This is a follow up to my first guide on How to Get a TED Talk (and what to do when you get there). As I am getting ready to present my fifth TEDx talk, I wanted to share some of the best practices I've learned along the way on preparing for a TED talk. Of course, these are just general ideas that …

Public Speaking

8 Life-Changing Lessons You Can Learn in 3 Minutes From Ultra-Short TED Talks

If you've got three minutes, you can learn what you need for success, how to start a movement--and a better way to tie your shoes.

TED Talks

Individuate le differenze funzionali del cervello autistico

Grazie a una nuova metodica di imaging cerebrale, i ricercatori dell'Università di Warwick, nel Regno Unito, guidati da Jianfeng Feng, hanno isolato …

Il medico italiano che vuole eseguire un trapianto di testa

Forse avrete già sentito parlare di Sergio Canavero, il neurochirurgo torinese che ha annunciato di avere intenzione di trapiantare la testa di un …

Una proteina per studiare il cervello grazie alla luce - Galileo

Una nuova <b>proteina</b> sviluppata dai ricercatori della <b>Statale</b> <b>di</b> <b>Milano</b> aiuterà a studiare la complessità del <b>cervello</b> utilizzando la <b>luce</b>. Si tratta di …

Le false memorie dei consumatori di cannabis

Il consumo abituale di marijuana espone a un maggior rischio di produrre falsi ricordi: è quanto emerge da un nuovo studio pubblicato sulla rivista …

Come il cervello codifica le decisioni strategiche

Numerosi studi di neuroscienze hanno analizzato le regioni cerebrali implicate nelle scelte tra diverse opzioni e la valutazione dei vantaggi che ne …

I videogiochi d'azione aumentano le connessioni fra aree cerebrali

Dedicarsi assiduamente ai videogiochi d'azione sembra indurre una connessione più stretta fra le aree del cervello associate all'attenzione e quelle …