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2016-11-02 10:32:25     Human brain is predisposed to negative stereotypes, new study suggests | Science | The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/...tereotypes-new-study-suggests

rain responds more strongly to information about unfavou... groups, offering clues as to how prejudice emerges and s... shows

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2016-08-04 12:25:31     IBM creates world’s first artificial phase-change neurons | Ars Technica

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/.../ibm-phase-change-neurons/

IBM Research in Zurich has created the world's first art... stochastic phase-change neurons. IBM has already created... 500 of these artificial neurons and used them to process... brain-like (neuromorphic) way.

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2016-05-19 21:02:51    

https://aeon.co/...cess-information-and-it-is-not-a-computer

Your brain does not process information, retrieve knowle... memories. In short: your brain is not a computer

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2015-08-18 22:12:57     PLOS ONE: Conscious Brain-to-Brain Communication in Humans Using Non-Invasive Technologies

http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?...

These technologies, BCI and CBI, can be combined to real... non-invasive, computer-mediated brain-to-brain (B2B) com... subjects (hyperinteraction).

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2015-06-15 12:24:04     Head teachers: using neuroscience for education - The Long and Short Season 4

http://thelongandshort.org/...euroscience-for-education.html

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2015-04-07 19:04:25     Multitasking Can Damage Your Brain and Career, Studies Say

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/244376?...

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2015-04-07 19:02:45     Tons of data turn into neuron 'Wikipedia' - Futurity

http://www.futurity.org/...n-neuron-data-website-889112/?...

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2014-05-08 23:43:11     Phineas Gage neuroscience case: True story of famous frontal lobe patient is better than textbook accounts.

http://www.slate.com/..._of_famous_frontal_lobe_patient.html

On Sept. 13, 1848, at around 4:30 p.m., the time of day ... start wandering, a railroad foreman named Phineas Gage f... with gunpowder and turned his head to check on his men. ... normal moment of his life.
Other victims in the annals of medicine are a

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2014-02-17 10:03:12     Just thinking you had a good night's sleep can improve cognitive skills - Science - News - The Independent

http://www.independent.co.uk/...ognitive-skills-9079815.html

Researchers at Colorado College found students who were ... good night’s sleep, even if they did not, performed be... and memory skill tests than those who had been informed ... badly.

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2013-12-06 11:02:01     New study: Striking brain differences explain some gender stereotypes

http://sploid.gizmodo.com/...ences-explain-so-1475665938?...

A new research paper published today in the Proceedings ... of Sciences demonstrates that men and women's brains con... different which, according to the authors, gives a "pote...
The study—one the largest of its kind with 949 individ ...
Using the d

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2013-03-14 07:07:59     Wanna Play? Computer Gamers Help Push Frontier Of Brain Research : NPR

http://www.npr.org/...s-help-push-frontier-of-brain-research

Enlarge image
Daniel Berger, a researcher at MIT, traced these neurons ...
EyeWire
People can get pretty addicted to computer games. By som ...
Right now I'm at the novice level of a game called EyeWi ...

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2013-03-13 09:37:26     BBC News - Neanderthal large eyes 'caused their demise'

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21759233

Neanderthals are a closely related species of human that... from around 250,000 years ago. They coexisted and intera... our species until they went extinct about 28,000 years a...
The research team explored the idea that the ancestor of ...
The humans

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2013-01-31 13:37:39     Memory, navigation and theta rhythm in the hippocampal-entorhinal system : Nature Neuroscience : Nature Publishing Group

http://www.nature.com/neuro/journal/v16/n2/full/nn.3304.html

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2013-01-31 09:30:25     U.S. researchers map emotional intelligence of the brain

http://www.gizmag.com/emotional-intelligence-brain.../25980/

We tend to think of reason and emotion as being two diff... it turns out that there may not be a choice between the ...
Relationships between general and emotional intelligence
CT scan showing overlaps of different general and em ...
Differe

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2013-01-30 13:00:51     The Quest to Create A Bionic Eye Gets Clearer - WSJ.com

http://online.wsj.com/...24539304578264052022342798.html?...

Researchers have been pursuing the development of such a... decades, in some cases spending hundreds of millions of ... engineering challenges. One device designed to help peop... condition is awaiting U.S. regulatory approval. It is kn...
Second Sigh

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2012-10-30 14:08:53     Crows don't plan intelligence (Science Alert)

http://sciencealert.com.au/news-nz/20122810-23822-2.html

In certain situations animals can spontaneously solve pr...
Animals rarely solve problems spontaneously, yet certain ...
The University of Auckland research shows that such prob ...
“Crows and parrots have long been known to solve the s ...
... ings of

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2012-04-20 19:43:38     Aesthetic appeal may have neurological link to contemplation and self-assessment

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/201.../120416095104.htm

A network of brain regions which is activated during int... experience overlaps with the brain network associated wi... contemplation and self-assessment, New York University r... found. Their study sheds new light on the nature of the ... experience,

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2011-09-05 18:39:37     BPS Research Digest: At what age do girls prefer pink?

http://bps-research-digest.blogspot.com/...-prefer-pink.html

In Western cultures, girls consistently prefer pink, boy... Which academic camp lays claim to this difference? Past ... a case, in terms of the evolutionary advantage of findin... females might be biologically predisposed to prefer pink... colours. Bu

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2011-02-14 14:13:30     www.2-sight.com

http://www.2-sight.com/

The device consists of a tiny camera and transmitter mou... an implanted receiver, and an electrode-studded array th... the retina with a microtack the width of a human hair. A...
The camera on the glasses captures an image and sends th ...
Second Sigh

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2010-11-04 08:29:37     The Bionic Eye That Helps The Blind See Again | Gadgets And Gizmos

http://www.gadgetsandgizmos.org/...elps-the-blind-see-again/

A bionic eye implant has been shown to give blind men an...
The technology is quite incredible. A three millimetre s ...
However, as impressive as the technology is, the impact ...
The results have been tagged as astonishing by eye surge ...
... suffere

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2010-10-08 16:34:55     Popular Science Feature - Chessboard Optical Illusion

http://www.popularscience.co.uk/features/feat16.htm

Shadows are the topic of a book recently reviewed on the... website (The Shadow Club by Roberto Casati) - it's nothi... book, but here's a stunning optical illusion featuring s...
This optical illusion is reproduced with the permission ...
This is sim

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2010-06-18 09:30:28     The Defense of Computers, the Internet and Our Brains - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/...he-internet-and-our-brains/

June 11, 2010, 1:24 pm
The Defense of Computers, the Internet and Our Brains
By NICK BILTON
brain scan while on the computerCharles Baldwin for The ...
... and conversation, is the quintessential place to learn.

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2010-05-29 16:22:18     BBC News - Creative minds 'mimic schizophrenia'

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/10154775.stm

Creativity is akin to insanity, say scientists who have ... the mind works.
Brain scans reveal striking similarities in the thought ...
Both groups lack important receptors used to filter and ...
It could be this uninhibited processing that allows crea

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2009-12-27 09:54:00     The Decade of the Mind

http://dom2009.de/html/about.html

On May 21st and 22nd 2007, the Krasnow Institute for Adv... George Mason University in Fairfax, VA, hosted a Symposi...
Ten eminent neuroscientists signed the letter in Science ...
The "Decade of the Brain" [2], has quite naturally led t ...
The "Decade

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2009-11-07 09:43:47     Low-Carb Diet Speeds Recovery From Spinal Cord Injury

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/200.../091020162237.htm

ScienceDaily (Oct. 22, 2009) — A diet high in fat and ... carbohydrates, known as the "ketogenic" diet, quickens r... paralyzed rats after spinal cord injury, according to ne...

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2009-11-07 09:43:02     Men Are From Mars -- Neuroscientists Find That Men And Women Respond Differently To Stress

http://www.sciencedaily.com/vi.../0403-men_are_from_mars.htm

Functional magnetic resonance imaging of men and women u... neuroscientists how their brains differed in response to... situations. In men, increased blood flow to the left orb... suggested activation of the "fight or flight" response. ... activated t

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2009-11-07 09:39:37     Vast Right Arm Conspiracy? Study Suggests Handedness May Affect Body Perception

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/200.../091104152304.htm

ScienceDaily (Nov. 5, 2009) — There are areas in the b... arms, legs, and various parts of our bodies. The way the... distributed throughout the brain are known as "body maps... some significant differences in these maps between left-... people. For

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2009-08-16 09:26:26     Op-Ed Contributor - Your Baby Is Smarter Than You Think - NYTimes.com

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/16/opinion/16gopnik.html

In 2007 in my lab at Berkeley, Tamar Kushnir and I disco... preschoolers can use probabilities to learn how things w... lets them imagine new possibilities. We put a yellow blo...
Then we gave the children the blocks and asked them to l ...
We also did

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2008-08-05 17:19:13     Thought control: it's the computer world's latest game plan - Times Online

http://technology.timesonline.co.uk/to.../article4354041.ece

Thought control: it's the computer world's latest game plan
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Chris Ayres in Los Angeles
Click here for a slideshow of the history of computers
... eo game,” he told The Times in an exclusive interview.

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2008-01-13 09:20:11     Ericsson & Kintsch 1995: long-term working memory

http://www.cc.gatech.edu/~jimmyd/summaries/ericsson1995.html

Ericsson, K. A., & Kintsch, W. (1995). Long-term working... Psychological Review, 102, 211-245.
Author of the summary: David Zach Hambrick, 1998, gt8781 ...
The sine qua non of skilled cognitive performance is the ...
Working memory (WM) refers to the si

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