Raymond Haddock

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Evolution of a fragmentation paper - a tale of two stories

<b>The paper in Nature Ecology & Evolution is here: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41559-018-0631-2</b><p><b>Part I: Frank's story</b><p>I met my then-future wife …

Ecology

Conflict and adaptation signals in the anterior cingulate cortex and ventral tegmental area

1.<p>Camille, N., Tsuchida, A. & Fellows, L. K. Double Dissociation of Stimulus-Value and Action-Value Learning in Humans with Orbitofrontal or Anterior …

Neurology

What determines human decisions?

One could call Daniel Kahneman the unicorn of economics. As a psychologist, he had a profound influence on people who criticized the homo economicus …

Gut vagal sensory signaling regulates hippocampus function through multi-order pathways

1.<p>Grill, H. J. & Hayes, M. R. Hindbrain neurons as an essential hub in the neuroanatomically distributed control of energy balance. <i>Cell. Metab.</i> <b>16</b>, …

Neurology

What Information Do Neurons Actually Store?

<i>What information do neurons actually store (physically)? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Fabian van den Berg, (Neuro)psychologist, on Quora:</b><p><b>What information do neurons actually store</b> …

What Is Consciousness?

Scientists are beginning to unravel a mystery that has long vexed philosophers.<p>Consciousness is everything you experience. It is the tune stuck in …

Consciousness

The Important Theorem of Thomas Bayes

Thomas Bayes (1701 – 1761)<p>On April 17, 1761, English mathematician and Presbyterian minister <b>Thomas Bayes</b> passed away. He is best known as name giver …

Dopamine's Role in Borderline Personality Disorder

Dopamine is a neurotransmitter (a chemical released by nerve cells) that plays an important and diverse role in how your brain functions.<p>Dopamine's …

Study overturns age-old theory of brain learning

For decades, scientists thought that learning occurs in synapses, or the numerous junctions between brain cells. But now, a new study proposes that …

A neuroscientist explains why reality may just be a hallucination

Anil Seth, professor of Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience at the University of Sussex, explains the link between perception and reality. Seth believes reality as we know it comes from activity of our brain. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Anil Seth:</b> How do we know that we experience …

Consciousness

Why the Brain-Body Connection Is More Important Than We Think

Our brains aren’t flying solo; our emotions also come into play when we’re interacting with the world, new research finds.<p>The idea that our brains are like giant supercomputers, orchestrating and determining everything we do, has gained ground in recent years. So too have ideas that a short time …

LSD Brings Your Brain to the Edge of Chaos

This new LSD study is like an acid trip all on its own.<p>One Saturday in 1964, neurologist Oliver Sacks took a bit of amphetamines, LSD, a “touch” of cannabis, faced a white wall in his home, and said “I want to see indigo now—now!”<p>“And then,” he wrote in the New Yorker in 2012, “as if thrown by a …

The next five years will shape sea level rise for the next 300, study says

By Chris Mooney<p>, Reporter<p>The world is far off course from its goals in cutting greenhouse gas emissions — and research published Tuesday illustrates one of the most striking implications of this.<p>Namely, it finds that for every five years in the present that we continue to put off strong action on …

Climate Change

Scientists Have Discovered How Traumatic Experiences Actually Rewire The Brain

This is why they're so hard to forget.<p>For many people dealing with traumatic memories, cognitive behavioural therapy is the best shot at living an …

20+ Science Facts We Didn't Know at The Start of 2017

It's been an incredible year for science.<p><b>1.</b> The speed of gravity is pretty much identical to the speed of light! This year, for the first time ever, …

Why 4.5 Billion Years of Fluctuating Global Temperatures Can't Explain Climate Change Today

One of the most commonly used arguments against human-caused climate change is that Earth has experienced severe fluctuations in temperature over its …

What if Consciousness is Not What Drives the Human Mind?

<i>Summary: Researchers provide new insight into human consciousness, reporting we don’t consciously choose our feelings or thoughts; we simply become</i> …

Consciousness

It's not your imagination: 2017 has been abnormally hot so far

Yeah, it's a hot one.<p>A famous 1936 image shows the people of Nebraska sprawled on the capitol lawn to escape record-breaking temps that had turned their AC-free homes into slow roasters. These vintage photos can make modern summer heat seem cool in comparison. But it isn't. Average temperatures …

Global Warming

Here’s a New Effort to Study the Psychological Effects of Youth Violence

Violence doesn’t just hurt people by physically harming them, or by snatching people away from their families and loved ones entirely. It also leaves …

What Would Happen if the Entire West Antarctic Ice Sheet Collapsed?

By Tim Radford<p>Scientists in the U.S. have identified an ominous trend in the Southern Ocean—the creation of enormous icebergs as rifts develop in the …

There's Something Strange Happening at the Bottom of the Greenland Ice Sheet

For the first time, researchers have peered thousands of meters beneath Greenland’s glistening surface to map the bottom of the ice sheet. They were …

Exclusive: Why These Cities Are Leading on Clean Energy

Cities large and small are leading the charge on the country’s transition to clean energy, driven by concerns that range from air pollution to the …

Searching for Climate Signals in an Epic Flood

How carbon pollution spurred on Louisiana's epic storm.<p>The American Red Cross declared the recent Louisiana flood the greatest U.S. disaster since Superstorm Sandy swept ashore in New York four years ago. Flooding in Louisiana displaced tens of thousands, and two-day rainfall totals during the …

July 2016 was the hottest July on record.

<b>N.B. If this article sounds familiar, it should. This has been happening so frequently I just copied the post for</b> MarchApril <b>May June and updated …

As July's Record Heat Builds Through August, Arctic Ice Keeps Melting

When scientists tallied the temperature readings from around the world last month, this is what they discovered:<p>"July, 2016 was the warmest month we have observed in our period of record that dates back to 1880," says Jake Crouch, a climate scientist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric …

12 sci-fi technologies already changing the way we live

Technology is advancing at a rapid rate, with many new developments, from drones to brain scanning headbands, resembling devices from a science fiction movie.<p>So what cutting-edge technology can we expect to experience in our lives in the near future, and what will be developed next? To find out, I …

Science Fiction

Here Are All the Climate Records Earth Shattered Last Year

<i>This story originally appeared on the Guardian and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.</i><p>The world is careening towards an environment never …

How the World’s Most Fertile Soil Can Help Reverse Climate Change

Feeding more than 7 billion people with minimal environmental and climate impacts is no small feat. That parts of the world are plagued by obesity …

Bionic Leaf Turns Sunlight Into Liquid Fuel 10 Times Faster Than Nature

By Tim Radford<p>Scientists in the U.S. claim to have beaten nature at its own game. They have created a “bionic leaf" that exploits sunlight to create …

Atmospheric CO2 Reaches New High, Arctic Ice Shrinks to New Low

The atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide reached a new high of 407.7 parts per million, a 3.76 ppm increase since last May, as measured at the …