Tag Archives: neuroscience

Improve Your Understanding of Neuron Essentials

You’ve heard a lot of information about neurons at the Learning and the Brain conferences that you attend; perhaps a quick review would be helpful to consolidate your learning? Continue reading



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Does Forest-Bathing Benefit Your Anxious Amygdala?

Living near forests might promote healthy brain development, especially as measured by “amygdala integrity.” Continue reading



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“Ben Barres gave a great seminar today, but then his work is much better than his sister’s.”

The remarkable work of a transgender neuroscientist, who inspired colleagues and changed our understanding of the brain. Continue reading



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Frequency and Memory: Essential Brain Wave Boost

Earlier this month, I linked to a study showing that declarative and procedural memories correspond with different brain-wave frequencies. This week: another study making a similar point. Researchers have found that frontal, temporal, and medial temporal lobes align neural activity at lower



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The Neuroscience of Morality

How do brains encode moral impulses? As you can imagine, that’s an extraordinarily difficult question–in part because definitions of morality can be tricky in the first place. In this study, researchers study the neural underpinnings of moral decisions–particularly decisions not



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God on the Brain

What’s happening in your brain when you contemplate religious experience? Over at Brainblogger, Viatcheslav Wlassoff contemplates the tricky subject of neurotheology.



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Beyond Mere “Memory”

Newcomers to the field of psychology and neuroscience often want to learn as much as they can about a student’s memory system. After all: when students learn something new, that means their memory has changed. So, if we know how



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Neuroplasticity in Rural India

You hear so much about “neuroplasticity” at Learning and the Brain conferences that you already know its meaning: brains have the ability to change. In fact, you hear about neuroplasticity so often that you might start to lose interest. You say



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The Dangers of Weird Neuroscience

How do psychologists know what they know about human mental processes? Quite often, they run studies to see how people behave: what do they remember? where do they look? what do they choose? how do they describe their thoughts? If



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Action Video Games Harm the Hippocampus, Right?

Here’s a headline to get your attention: Action video games decrease gray matter, study finds. The article opens with this alarming sentence: “A new study suggests that playing action video games can be detrimental to the brain, reducing the amount of



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