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Are brain scans telling the truth?

Michael Cook BioEdge Functional magnetic resonance image scans have been used as lie detectors which have been used in murder trials as well as testing whether conservatives are psychopaths or liberals are more broad-minded. Yet recent studies suggest that the … Continue reading

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The neural correlates of picture naming facilitated by auditory repetition

Heath S. et al. BMC Neuroscience Abstract (provisional) Background Overt repetition of auditorily presented words can facilitate picture naming performance in both unimpaired speakers and individuals with word retrieval difficulties, but the underlying neurocognitive mechanisms and longevity of such effects … Continue reading

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‘Downloading’ new skills into our brains like characters on The Matrix set to become a reality, say scientists

Source: Daily Mail Learning a martial art, how to fly a plane or how to speak a new language without even being awake is set to become a reality, say researchers. Scientists at Boston University and ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories … Continue reading

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