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How Fancy Labels Fool Us: The Neuroscience Behind Bias

By: Caitlin Millett, 3rd year PhD candidate in the Neuroscience Graduate Program

The holiday season is fast approaching, and that means it’s time for gift buying. 1,228 more words

Neuroscience

Nine Things A Journalist Should Never Write in a Neuroscience Listicle:

1) “Your Brain is Hard-wired for…”

Brains don’t have hardware and software; it’s all one squishy mess where the “wiring” is constantly changed by the activity. 307 more words

Neuroscience

TED: Why sleep is important and the potential link to Alzheimer's.

Fascinating look at how our brain performs housekeeping while we sleep.

What does our brain do while we’re sleeping? New research suggests that, among its many jobs, it cleans itself up after a busy day. 23 more words

Diet

Slideshow Presentation: Revealing your Child's behavior in Context

Presentation Given to Parents in Atibia, Brazil.

Here I discussed importance of knowing your child in context. I also discussed a brief method of Psychiatry in assessing cognitive emotional function.  61 more words

Interesting Items

Heavy Metal Parking Lot

Once you realize that every single human being out there–even the dopey guy driving and texting or the drunk in the gutter or the kids in… 619 more words

Think Pieces

Seeking Human Kindness

Our lives are not our own. We are bound to others, past and present, and by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.” ― David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas… 1,661 more words

Emotional Intelligence

How Do We Know What Facet Joints Feel?

That was the question from one student after last week’s posting – and it is a good question. How can we know what any living tissue senses? 690 more words

Basic Science