Neuroscience

Trump’s Cuban Insight Trumps Fidel Kaepernick’s Caper Part 1

In America we have the right to protest, so when Kaepernick started his protest by refusing to honor the flag and the national anthem during NFL pre-game ceremonies a lot of people thought it was wrong, and a lot of people thought it was right. That’s Ame ...

Article - Alex Durig - Dec 20 2016 - 12:38pm

Trump’s Cuban Insight Trumps Fidel Kaepernick’s Caper Part 2

In the first installment of this two-part post, I mentioned that from my perspective I had understood Kaepernick had a right to protest as an American, but all of that sentiment had changed through a series of interlocking events. Here is what I mean by t ...

Article - Alex Durig - Dec 20 2016 - 12:38pm

Early Pot Smoking Linked To Poor Cognitive Performance, Delinquency

A new analysis finds that youths who hold off on trying marijuana until age 17 do better on cognitive tests and drop out of school at a lower rate than those who start by age 14. Obviously negative health behavior in alcohol and cigarettes are linked in t ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 26 2017 - 6:25am

Alzheimer's Disease Linked To Glucose Deprivation In Mice

Though scant progress has been made in treating or understanding Alzheimer's disease in the last 100 years, one thing is known; there are declines in glucose levels in the hippocampus early on. What has remained unclear is whether that is a cause or c ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 31 2017 - 12:52pm

The Brain Fear Network And Genetic Risk Factors For Anxiety Disorders

Some people have an extreme fear of spiders or other objects while others have breathing difficulties and accelerated heart beat in small rooms or large gatherings of people. Some anxiety attacks occur for no apparent cause. Some patients suffer from the ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 1 2017 - 9:50pm

Brain Images Of Sharing Predicts Which Articles Go Viral

A new fMRI study used neural activity in 80 people to accurately predict the virality of 80 New York Times health articles. Well, it's the New York Times, a top five newspaper in the U.S. so the results are going to be skewed by that, as were the arti ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 27 2017 - 5:44pm

The Redundancy Of Freud's Divide Between Psychiatry And Neurology

Neurological and psychiatric conditions both involve the brain, but are treated very differently. Put simply, neurologists are trained to deal with the “brain” and psychiatrists to deal with the “mind”. Neurologists and psychiatrists formally parted compa ...

Article - The Conversation - Mar 25 2017 - 5:45am

High False Positives In Neuroimages May Be Overstated

The effects of a "bug" in the analysis of functional neuroimages (AFNI) software was greatly exaggerated, a finding that is in defiance of numerous other studies which have found that false positive rates in the analysis of functional magnetic re ...

Article - News Staff - May 29 2017 - 9:26am

How Dopamine And Opioid Systems Modulate Responses To The Pain Of Others

Capacity for vicarious experiences is a fundamental aspect of human social behavior. For example, seeing others experiencing pain can activate brain circuits that are known to support actual first-hand experience of pain.  A new study has revealed how the ...

Article - News Staff - May 30 2017 - 8:28am

The Lifelong Teenage Brain: Do Many Adults have the brain of a 13-year-old?

Many have advanced the idea that adolescent anatomical brain development justifies denying adolescents the civil liberties and decisional autonomy that are granted to almost all adults automatically [1][2]. In an earlier writing, I made a case for the oppo ...

Blog Post - Nightvid Cole - Aug 5 2017 - 12:13pm