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Brain Science Podcast

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A room for fans of the Brain Science Podcast. Members are encouraged to add feeds from neuroscience-related blogs and to share anything brain-related that other might find interesting.
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Election surprises tend to erode trust in government - http://www.sciencedaily.com/release...
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Narcissistic CEOs and financial performance - http://www.sciencedaily.com/release...
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Joblessness could kill you, but recessions could be good for your health - http://www.sciencedaily.com/release...
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A reward is valued more if you choose it yourself: New quirky byproduct of learning from reward - http://www.sciencedaily.com/release...
Many people value rewards they choose themselves more than rewards they merely receive, even when the rewards are actually equivalent. A new study provides evidence that this long-observed quirk of behavior is a byproduct of how the brain reinforces learning from reward.
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A reward is valued more if you choose it yourself: New quirky byproduct of learning from reward - http://www.sciencedaily.com/release...
A reward is valued more if you choose it yourself: New quirky byproduct of learning from reward
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High school students in some schools smoking at same rate as adults - http://www.sciencedaily.com/release...
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Summer can be time to address behavior problems - http://www.sciencedaily.com/release...
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Cultural stereotypes may evolve from sharing social information - http://www.sciencedaily.com/release...
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Teens pay high psychiatric toll when raised in conditions of political conflict - http://www.sciencedaily.com/release...
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Metastatic brain tumor treatment could be on the horizon with use of SapC-DOPS - http://www.sciencedaily.com/release...
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Metastatic brain tumor treatment could be on the horizon with use of SapC-DOPS - http://www.sciencedaily.com/release...
A new study has provided hope that previously studied SapC-DOPS could be used for treatment of brain cancer that has spread. "These results support the potential of SapC-DOPS for the diagnosis and therapy of primary and metastatic brain tumors which is critically needed to increase survival rates of patients with this illness,” one researcher said.
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When it hurts to think we were made for each other - http://www.sciencedaily.com/release...
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Using media as stress reducer can lead to feelings of guilt, failure - http://www.sciencedaily.com/release...
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Paracetamol no better than placebo for lower back pain - http://www.sciencedaily.com/release...
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Wives with more education than their husbands no longer at increased risk of divorce - http://www.sciencedaily.com/release...
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Sleep and False Memory - http://theness.com/neurolo...
When someone looks at me and earnestly says, “I know what I saw,” I am fond of replying, “No you don’t.” You have a distorted and constructed memory of a distorted and constructed perception, both of which are subservient to whatever narrative your brain is operating under. One of the more dramatic aspects of memory [...]
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Wives with More Education Than Their Husbands No Longer Risk Divorce - http://www.sciencedaily.com/release...
Source: ScienceDaily For decades, couples in which a wife had more education than her husband faced a higher risk of divorce than those in which a husband had more education, but a new study finds this is no longer the case.
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Why “disorders of the brain” deserve at least equal attention as cardiovascular diseases and cancer - http://sharpbrains.com/blog...
G20 World Brain Mapping and Therapeutics Initiative Partners with EU Human Brain Project (DD&D): “According to the World Health Organization’s large-scale studies, about a third of the adult worldwide population suffer from a mental disorder such as depression, anxiety and schizophrenia. If also taken together with neurological disorders, such as dementia and stroke, these “disorders […]
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Why “disorders of the brain” deserve at least equal attention as cardiovascular diseases and cancer - http://sharpbrains.com/blog...
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The Hollywood Medical Reporter – To Care or Not to Care? - http://brainblogger.com/2014...
The Hollywood Medical Reporter’s purpose is to examine the influence that film and television has had, and continues to have, on the medical conscious of society. It will do so using a perspective of medical proficiency and media expertise. The first question you may ask is: why? In my introductory post, I touched on the […]
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How do you get to Carnegie Hall? - http://mindblog.dericbownds.net/2014...
The standard answer, which I've used to end several of my lectures, is "practice, practice, practice." Macnamara et al. suggest there is a bit more to it than that (like genetics....there's no way my piano sight reading ability, obvious at age 6, was due to practice.): More than 20 years ago, researchers proposed that individual differences in performance in such domains as music, sports, and games largely reflect individual differences in amount of deliberate practice, which was defined as engagement in structured activities created specifically to improve performance in a domain. This view is a frequent topic of popular-science writing—but is it supported by empirical evidence? To answer this question, we conducted a meta-analysis covering all major domains in which deliberate practice has been investigated. We found that deliberate practice explained 26% of the variance in performance for games, 21% for music, 18% for sports, 4% for education, and less than 1% for professions. We...
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Dogs Are Capable of Feeling Jealousy, Report Concludes - http://news.yahoo.com/dogs-ca...
Source: Yahoo News - Science Dogs are a man's best friend, and research released on Wednesday says canines want to keep it that way. Dogs are capable of feeling a basic form of jealousy, according to a study published in the PLOS ONE scientific journal.
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Does Control of HIV Pandemic Require Support for Sex Workers? - http://www.sciencedaily.com/release...
Source: ScienceDaily Across the world, in high- and low-income countries, women, men, and transgender people who sell sex are subjected to repressive and discriminatory law, policy, and practice, which in turn fuel human rights violations against them, including violence and discrimination. All of these factors are preventing sex workers from accessing the services which they need in order to effectively prevent and treat HIV infection, according to a major new...
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Large Study Discovers Over 100 Gene Links to Schizophrenia - http://news.yahoo.com/schizop...
Source: Yahoo News - Science A new genetic analysis of people with schizophrenia — and the largest study investigating the genetic basis of any psychiatric disorder to date — provides hints that the disease may sometimes be connected with infections as some researchers have long suggested. There have been few innovative drug treatments for schizophrenia over the last 60 years. "In the past, people thought schizophrenia must happen because of some really bad mutations in...
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Anti-Gay Laws Can Fuel Spread of HIV, Research Finds - http://www.usatoday.com/story...
Source: USA Today - U.S. News Countries with anti-gay laws may find that HIV infections spread more readily.            .
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Daniel Wegner: An Unforgettable Scientific Contribution - http://www.blog-thebrain.org/blog...
For many people, the name of pioneering social psychologist Daniel Wegner will always be associated with a polar bear, because he famously used an image of this animal to demonstrate how hard it is to suppress a thought if someone simply asks you not to think about it. Wegner died on July 5, 2013 at [...]
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Why Do High Heels Make Women Seem More Attractive? - http://www.scientificamerican.com/blog...
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