How and Where Imagination Occurs in Human Brains
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How and Where Imagination Occurs in Human Brains

How and Where Imagination Occurs in Human Brains Sep. 16, 2013 — Philosophers and scientists have long puzzled over where human imagination comes from. In other words, what makes humans able to create art, invent tools, think scientifically and perform other incredibly diverse behaviours? The answer, Dartmouth researchers conclude in a new study, lies in a … Continue reading

Solomon Asch’s Experiments on Social Conformity
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Solomon Asch’s Experiments on Social Conformity

The Asch Conformity Experiments During the 1950s, Solomon Asch conducted and published a series of laboratory experiments that demonstrated the degree to which an individual’s own opinions are influenced by those of a majority group. Together, these experiments are recognized as the Asch conformity experiments or the Asch Paradigm. The methodology developed by Asch has been utilised by many researchers and … Continue reading

Solomon Asch’s Experiments on Social Conformity
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Solomon Asch’s Experiments on Social Conformity

The Asch Conformity Experiments During the 1950s, Solomon Asch conducted and published a series of laboratory experiments that demonstrated the degree to which an individual’s own opinions are influenced by those of a majority group. Together, these experiments are recognized as the Asch conformity experiments or the Asch Paradigm. The methodology developed by Asch has been utilised by many researchers and … Continue reading

Researcher controls colleague’s motions in 1st human brain-to-brain interface | UW Today
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Researcher controls colleague’s motions in 1st human brain-to-brain interface | UW Today

Researcher controls colleague’s motions in 1st human brain-to-brain interface | UW Today. Researcher controls colleague’s motions in 1st human brain-to-brain interface By: Doree Armstrong and Michelle Ma News and Information, August 27, 2013 University of Washington researchers have performed what they believe is the first noninvasive human-to-human brain interface, with one researcher able to send a brain … Continue reading

How being called smart can actually make you stupid…
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How being called smart can actually make you stupid…

Image Credit: Shutterstock/Astudio   by NEUROBONKERS on AUGUST 17, 2013, 10:30 AM @ BigThink.com A few months ago I posted a piece which has become my most popular blog post by quite a landslide. The post covered various techniques for learning and looked at the empirical evidence for and against their efficacy based on recent research. This post is my … Continue reading

A 21st Century ‘Brave New World’
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A 21st Century ‘Brave New World’

As history unfolds before of our very eyes, from terrorism to globalisation and from free market economics to positive and negative liberty, the human race continues to struggle with its seemingly interminable identity crisis. Life and the world around us is quite far from where many of us thought it might be only 20, 15 or even 10 … Continue reading

Vanderbilt scientists discover potential new way to treat anxiety
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Vanderbilt scientists discover potential new way to treat anxiety

Vanderbilt scientists discover potential new way to treat anxiety | MyScienceAcademy COX-2 enzyme Chemically modified inhibitors of the COX-2 enzyme relieve anxiety behaviors in mice by activating natural “endocannabinoids” without gastrointestinal side effects, Vanderbilt University scientists will report next week. Endocannabinoids are natural signaling molecules that activate cannabinoid receptors in the brain, the same receptors … Continue reading

The Distraction of Data: How brand research misses the real reasons why people buy
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The Distraction of Data: How brand research misses the real reasons why people buy

BY: DOUGLAS VAN PRAET @ fastcocreate.com In the latest in his series on neuroscience and marketing, Douglas Van Praet discusses why traditional research on “brand awareness” misses what really drives a buy, and the power of positive and negative associations in moving markets. Along with sales, marketers primarily gauge their performance by measuring awareness and brand … Continue reading

Study Finds Turmeric Is As Effective As Prozac For Treating Depression | Minds
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Study Finds Turmeric Is As Effective As Prozac For Treating Depression | Minds

Study Finds Turmeric Is As Effective As Prozac For Treating Depression | Minds. Researchers with the Department of Pharmacology of Government Medical College in Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India performed a study comparing the effects of turmeric (curcumin) and Prozac (fluoxetine). The randomized and controlled clinical study determined turmeric was as effective as Prozac in treating major … Continue reading