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February 7, 2013
This year’s first issue of
AJOB Neuroscience includes:
COGNITIVE ENHANCEMENT AND EMOTION
RECONSIDERING DEEP BRAIN STIMULATION
MINIMALLY CONSCIOUS AND END-OF-LIFE CARE…
April 12, 2012
The Atlantic calls him “a Timothy Leary for the Viral Video age.” Jason Silva is a self-proclaimed “performance philosopher” who presents novel ideas and even more cutting-edge messaging about biotechnology, neuroscience and bioethics.…
March 23, 2011
According to AJOB Neuroscience Editor, Paul Root Wolpe, it’s time to question the bioengineering of animals, our brains and more. Check it out.…
August 31, 2010
We have all heard the adage “cleanliness is godliness”, but according to a new study reported in Wired, cleanliness also translates into moral superiority.…
December 11, 2009
Our colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania are having another “Neuroscience Boot Camp“. To learn more, read below or click the link above.…
October 6, 2009
Who knew that “The Ministry of Silly Walks” and other such absurdities could actually strengthen our brains? Yes, it’s true.…
September 9, 2009
As it turns out, many of the things we think we forget are memories actually stored somewhere in our brains as memories we simply cannot access, say neuroscientists who have recently published a paper in Nature.…
February 24, 2009
As I read on the Triage health blog at the Chicago Tribune, deep brain stimulation (DBS) has been approved by the FDA as a treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).…
January 12, 2009
The first AJOB Neuroscience issue of 2009 is now available at bioethics.net. This issue contains a Target Article by researchers from Dalhousie University who are exploring the ethical issues associated with non-clinical uses of pediatric fMRI, particularly in as it related to the educational system and legal settings.…
January 6, 2009
If you missed it this Sunday, as our own Dr. Paul Wolpe himself did for being in an airplane, you can catch it again here–the 13-minute segment from this past Sunday’s “60 Minutes” where neuroethics is the focus.…
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November 11, 2013 6:47 pm
For women who are pregnant, as little as 20 minutes of exercise three times per week can advance a newborn’s brain activity, according to a new study.
October 31, 2013 3:27 pm
Can you see in the dark? Most people assume that they can’t. New research, though, may show otherwise. It turns out that most humans can see their body’s movement in total darkness, revealing a little bit more about vision and human perceptiveness.
September 13, 2013 6:00 pm
Children with faster verbal development may be more likely to have alcohol problems as adult, according to a new study.
August 20, 2013 3:01 pm
Unsettling research advances bring neuroethics to the fore.
August 15, 2013 2:17 pm
The false mouse memories made the ethicists uneasy. By stimulating certain neurons in the hippocampus, Susumu Tonegawa and his colleagues caused mice to recall receiving foot shocks in a setting in which none had occurred1.
August 15, 2013 2:12 pm
The U.S. Administration on Aging predicts that by 2030, there will be about 72.1 million Americans over 60 years old, and living longer means more and more aging adults are facing a new set of health challenges: dementia and pervasive cognitive decline.
May 28, 2013 2:07 pm
Phillip Griffin graduated high school with honors in 2009, but despite his good grades and interest in math and science, finding a job proved difficult.
May 16, 2013 5:44 pm
For people who aren’t so good at math, a mild form of brain stimulation may improve your proficiency.
February 4, 2013 1:13 pm
Neuroscientists are working toward a common goal: to increase the understanding of brain function in a way that not only opens new avenues of prevention, diagnosis and treatment for illnesses but also provides insights into the self.
November 26, 2012 5:39 pm
Whether you are an apple tree or an antelope, survival depends on using your energy efficiently. In a difficult or dangerous situation, the key question is whether exerting effort — sending out roots in search of nutrients in a drought or running at top speed from a predator — will be worth the energy.
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