Category Archives: Psychology

Plasticity and the Capasity of the Brain

                Deep reading — the kind that you engage in when you get lost in the syntax and imagery and the long, convoluted sentences of a really meaty book — is a special … Continue reading

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Photographer Uses Neuroscience To Redefined The Meaning Of Beauty

This fascinating photographic project, titled the ‘Original Ideal’, is an impressive blend of neuroscience and photography and attempts to explore and reveal the deepest part of our personality – how we perceive ourselves. All subjects were placed in a minimal studio setting where … Continue reading

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Nobel Prize Recipients from Norway in Physiology or Medicine

              Congratulations to this year´s Nobel Prize winners in Physiology or Medicine and cognitive neuroscientists May-Britt Moser and Edvard I. Moser from Norway together with John O´Keefe from UK, which have discovered an inner positioning system … Continue reading

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Sleep and False Memory

    Past research has claimed lack of sleep can cause memory loss. Now, in what is deemed a first-of-its-kind study, researchers from the University of California-Irvine and Michigan State University suggest sleep deprivation could increase susceptibility to false memories. … Continue reading

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Can You Trust Your Eyes?

How do you know what you’re seeing is real?

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Is the Brain a Receiver for Consciousness?

An interesting article regarding the ‘brain-as-receiver hypothesis’. The author, Steven Novella, claims that the hypothesis is nothing more than a convenient way for dualists to dismiss evidence for the correlation between brain function and mental function. He argues that if the … Continue reading

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One Molecule for Love, Morality, and Prosperity?

Ed Young touching on the topic of why the hype about oxytocin, known as the ‘cuddle hormone’ and ‘morale molecule’, is dumb and dangerous. Click the heart to learn more.         Reference: Bartz, J. A., et al. (2011). … Continue reading

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