- Ventral Striatum And Fairness- Are Human Brains Hardwired To Respond?
Is fairness simply a ruse we adopt only when we see an advantage in it for ourselves? Many psychologists have moved away from this utilitarian view, dismissing it as too simplistic, but recent advances in both cognitive science and neuroscience now allow p ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 16 2008 - 2:53pm
- Male Behavior Is All In His Head
Research by Yale scientists shows that males and females have essentially unisex brains — at least in flies — according to a recent report in Cell designed to identify factors that are responsible for sex differences in behavior. The researchers showed tha ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 30 2008 - 10:01am
- Alzheimer's Risk And Gender: Stroke In Men And Depression In Women Are Factors
The risks of developing Alzheimer’s disease differ between the sexes, with stroke in men, and depression in women, critical factors, according to research published in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. French researchers based their fin ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 30 2008 - 11:29pm
- Get Ready For Automatic Eyeglass Prescriptions
For the first time, a study combines measurements of abnormalities in the eye with models for assessing how well an individual can see, meaning it may be possible to program a machine to automatically produce prescriptions for corrective lenses. The model ...
Article - News Staff - May 15 2008 - 9:06am
- Lack Of Empowerment Literally Impairs The Brain- Study
New research appearing in the May issue of Psychological Science suggests that being put in a low-power role may impair a person’s basic cognitive functioning and thus, their ability to get ahead. Pamela Smith of Radboud University Nijmegen and colleagues ...
Article - News Staff - May 15 2008 - 9:50am
- Our Visual System Has 'Future Seeing' Powers- Study
Assistant Professor of Cognitive Science at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Mark Changizi says that actions like catching a football or easily moving through a room full of people requires something more than quickly responding to a situation — it require ...
Article - News Staff - May 15 2008 - 4:06pm
- 'Power Failure' Of Sleep-Deprived Brains Impacts How We See
New imaging research shows that brain activity differs in sleep-deprived and well-rested people. The study, in the May 21 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience, shows that individuals who are sleep-deprived experience periods of near-normal brain function, ...
Article - News Staff - May 21 2008 - 11:06am
- 'CatCam' Feline-Centric Video Helps Model How Natural Scenes Are Processed In The Brain
A "CatCam” that captures feline-centric video of a forest and a new mathematical model are two elements of a new effort to explain how the brain’s visual circuitry processes real scenes. The new model of the neural responses of a major visual-processi ...
Article - News Staff - May 21 2008 - 11:51am
- Diet Has No Special Blame In ADHD- Study
Food may not be the major cause of hyperactivity in children. Genetics, brain function and parental actions such as smoking may be just as important. ADHD (attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder) has a strong genetic link, with half the children born of ...
Article - News Staff - May 29 2008 - 12:07pm
- Brain Scans, Numerical Modeling And Getting Computers To Read Your Mind
Mind readers have long been the domain of folklore and science fiction. But some new findings demonstrate the power of computational modeling to improve our understanding of how the brain processes information and thoughts and it brings scientists closer t ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 2 2008 - 11:07pm