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Reinforcing Effects of Electrical Brain Stimulation

Source: Wireheading Introduction In 1954, Olds and Milner reported an observation that arguably represents the most intriguing and enigmatic phenomenon biopsychologists have yet encountered. They noted that a rat preferred the region of the test apparatus where it received electrical … Continue reading

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Neurodegenerative changes in different regions of brain, spinal cord and sciatic nerve of rats treated with sodium fluoride

Source: JMAS Fluoride is known to cross the blood-brain barrier and alter the structure and function of neural tissue. There are few authoritative reports on neurodegenerative changes in hippocampus, neocortex, cerebellum, spinal cord and sciatic nerve in fluoride intoxication. We … Continue reading

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Nine Ways to Make Yourself Smarter

Dr. Mercola mercola.com Looking for ways to boost your intellect, stave off mental aging, and maybe even live a longer life? You might be surprised to learn that not only do such strategies exist, but many are easily attainable by … Continue reading

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Pitt researchers link neural variability to short-term memory and decision making

B. Rose Huber EurekAlert A team of University of Pittsburgh mathematicians is using computational models to better understand how the structure of neural variability relates to such functions as short-term memory and decision making. In a paper published online April … Continue reading

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Avoid Any Products Containing Aborted Fetal Cells

Prevent Disease Many opposing viewpoints have been raised on the morality of using consumer products which are cultivated on aborted fetal cell lines. Regardless of your position on abortion, the fact that there is an entire industry around the manufacture … Continue reading

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How does cannabis affect working memory?

Inserm Press Office EurekAlert A deterioration of working memory is observed in people who consume drugs containing cannabinoid compounds found in cannabis leaves and buds. A team led by Giovanni Marsicano (Inserm Research Unit 862) in collaboration with a team … Continue reading

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Neural Mechanisms Underlying Motivation of Mental Versus Physical Effort

Schmidt, L. et al. PLos Biology Incentive motivation refers to the process in the brain by which we translate the expectation of a potential reward into the effort required to do an action, as for instance when the expected paycheck … 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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In the Brain, Broken Hearts Hurt Like Broken Bones

Maia Szalavitz TIME Sticks and stones may break your bones, but names can hurt just as much. Indeed, according to converging evidence reported in a new review in Current Directions in Psychological Science, physical and social pain are processed in … Continue reading

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Take it, it’ll make you shoot better

Sydney Morning Herald Advances in neuroscience could be used by the military to help make soldiers more deadly on the battlefield. Ian Sample reports. Soldiers could have their minds plugged directly into weapons systems, undergo brain scans during recruitment and … Continue reading

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