October 21, 2017

Difference between Men and Women’s brains

This is fairly controversial. Yes, it’s an interesting read, but there’s a lot of people refuting this. “Male and female brains wired differently, scans reveal”

Railing against neuromarketing

  Here’s an article using common argument against neuromarketing. This happens often and the  gist of the arguments fall into two categories: 1) The science isn’t there yet. 2) You’re oversimplifying the results. I, for one, welcome this kind of conversation. It’s critical thought that helps every idea and breakthrough get better. I also personally [...]

Educating the Whole Child

Quote:   Much of public education, however, is a different story. Far from cultivating the “whole child,” many public schools unapologetically channel their increasingly limited resources to the narrowly academic preparation required by high-stakes testing, to the exclusion of offerings like art, music, foreign language, physical education, and even nutritious school lunch, which are often [...]

Never Too Late to Learn

“Neuroscience is in the process of reinventing itself. For 400 years, the brain was seen as a machine with parts, each performing a single mental function in a single brain location. Eventually the brain was seen as a computer with hard-wired circuits, all formed and finalized in childhood. It was believed that the brain’s circuitry [...]

We’re not so smart after all, say scientists after making ‘human brain soup’ – we have fourteen billion less brain cells than we thought Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2108759/Were-smart-say-scientists-making-human-brain-soup–fourteen-billion-brain-cells-thought.html#ixzz1oHFDE5Zx

“The consensus in neuroscience circles is that the human brain contains 100billion neurons – but that figure is actually 14billion too many, claims a new study.”   http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2108759/Were-smart-say-scientists-making-human-brain-soup–fourteen-billion-brain-cells-thought.html

The Neuroscience of Humor and Education: A Focus at AATH Conference

The Neuroscience of Humor and Education: A Focus at AATH Conference Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/02/27/4294862/the-neuroscience-of-humor-and.html#storylink=cpy

Neuroscience and philosophy must work together

“Human beings are part of nature. They are made of flesh and blood, brain and bone; but for much of the time they are also conscious. The puzzling thing is how the intricate sequences of nerve cells and tissue that make up a person’s brain and body can generate the special subjective feel of conscious [...]

Blockade of learning & memory genes may occur early in Alzheimer’s disease: Study

“A repression of gene activity in the brain appears to be an early event affecting people with Alzheimer’s disease, researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have found. In mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease, this epigenetic blockade and its effects on memory were treatable.”   http://pharmabiz.com/NewsDetails.aspx?aid=67846&sid=2