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How Placebos Could Change Research and Practice

The title was on the cover of the April 2015 Monitor on Psychology of the American Psychological Association.  Inside the issue was an article by Stacy Lu, “Great expectations:  New research is leading to an understanding of how placebos work—findings that may lead to more effective treatments and better drug research.  479 more words

Human Memory: Theory And Data

Weekly Neuroscience Update

A research team has used neuroimaging techniques to investigate how being in a romantic relationship produces alterations in the architecture of the brain. They found that being in love is associated with increased connectivity between regions of the brain associated with reward, motivation, emotion regulation, and social cognition. 430 more words

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The criminal justice system requires reliable means of detecting truth and lies. A battery of emerging neuroimaging technologies make it possible to gauge and monitor brain activity without the need to penetrate the cranium. 239 more words

Health And Safety

Weekly Neuroscience Update

Carnegie Mellon University neuroscientists have identified a new pathway by which several brain areas communicate within the brain’s striatum.

An over-active habit system may be at the root of many psychological problems involving repetitive behaviours like OCD, alcoholism and binge eating, new research suggests.  316 more words

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Cognitive Potential Hiding in Plain Sight

This phrase is taken from the cover article of the New Scientist, 21 Feb 2015, “Meet Your Other Brain”, 30-33 by Ted Burrell.  Grey matter in the brain is grey due to myelin.  774 more words

Human Memory: Theory And Data

Quit Smoking too fast, get Dementia?

Neuroscience researchers believe in quitting smoking gradually
– Regular smokers experience an almost dementia-like condition in the early hours after quitting, as suggested by brain scans. 134 more words

Behavior Modification

For the first time, researchers observe protein degradation in intact brain cells.

Scientists estimate that the human brain consists of about ten to one hundred billions of nerve cells. In order to fulfill their respective tasks as long as possible, these cells have to constantly control their internal proteins with regard to quality and functionality. 374 more words