Blog Posts (18)
September 4, 2013
by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.
Last week, a research team at the University of Washington announced what they jokingly refered to as a “Vulcan mind meld.” For those of you who are not Star Trek aficionados, that fictional process is where a Vulcan can reach into the mind of another Vulcan or human to understand and read that other mind.…
August 30, 2013
by Craig Klugman, Ph.D.
In the 1983 comedic film, The Man with Two Brains,” Steve Martin’s character falls in love with a female brain preserved in a jar.…
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…
July 31, 2012
I have recently become aware of the news that a company has patented regional brain responses to “appeal” and “engagement”. Through the scarcity of the material presented, it is really hard to get an idea of what the patent really entails. But from the sound of it, we are suggested that the patent is about [...]
March 9, 2012
OK here goes. A brief time ago we recorded real-time EEG while a person walked and shopped in a grocery store. An abbreviated version of the movie can be seen here. As you can see, besides the large frame showing what the person is oriented towards (although there is no eye-tracking) the smaller right hand [...]
October 18, 2011
Professional soccer teams (football to the rest of the world) are using high-powered science to give them a competitive edge. The most recent venture into the world of professional sport and science involves an “unnamed Premier League club” [that] has commissioned Yale University scientists to genetically test its players and attempt to identify genetic indicators that can serve as a warning sign to whether an athlete is prone to injury.” According to Bleacher Report, scientists claim that there are more than 100 genetic factors linked to being prone to injury.…
June 9, 2011
A British mother who is a self-proclaimed “plastic surgery addict” has given her pre-teen daughter a “voucher” for future breast augmentation.…
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.…
August 12, 2010
As shocking as this might sound, those who suffer from body dismorphic disorder (BDD) don’t feel better or improve on any indicators after having plastic surgery according to a recent study in the Annals of Plastic Surgery.…
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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.
October 7, 2013 6:27 pm
Neuroscientist Thomas Südhof, MD, professor of molecular and cellular physiology at the Stanford School of Medicine, won the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
September 20, 2013 1:02 pm
Tau protein tangles that form in Alzheimer’s disease are shown in this image provided by Dr. Makoto Higuchi of the National Institute of Radiological Sciences in Japan.
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 21, 2013 1:58 pm
Neuroimaging ‘biomarker’ linked to rearrest after incarceration.
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.
August 13, 2013 5:09 pm
The findings provide insight into the biological pathways that may predispose an individual to disease and could ultimately lead to the development of new therapeutic avenues to treat the five major psychiatric illnesses.
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