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Cognitive Neuroscience

Medak District, Telangana State in India is trying something new and here is why we need to pay attention to it...

Radhika Iyengar | Posted 03.14.2016 | Education
Radhika Iyengar

Ronald Rose, an enterprising District Collector of Medak District of India's Telangana state has his heart towards health and education sector reforms...

I Got Robbed at Gunpoint... If My Memory Serves Correctly

Ben Thomas | Posted 10.30.2012 | Science
Ben Thomas

I remembered the thief's face vividly for a day or so, but as the days passed, I found that I remembered fewer images and more facts. Try as I might, I couldn't picture the guy's face. In other words, semantic memories were out-competing episodic ones.

Solving For X, Among the Neurons

Wray Herbert | Posted 09.26.2012 | Science
Wray Herbert

The reigning theory of human thinking argues not only that algebra and language share a neurological foundation, but that mathematical reasoning co-opted the evolved machinery of language for non-linguistic tasks.

Personal Brain Management: Changing Our Brain Function

Robert M. Bilder, Ph.D. | Posted 09.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Robert M. Bilder, Ph.D.

There are now major forces driving a revolution in personal brain management. At the intersection of these movements is positive applied neuropsychology -- the systematic study of brain mechanisms underlying well-being.

How Do Placebos Relieve Pain?

Wray Herbert | Posted 03.27.2012 | Science
Wray Herbert

Scientists and doctors have been studying placebos for more than half a century. These inert "sugar pills" remain highly controversial, yet they are widely used in clinical treatment today -- especially in the area of pain management.

Compassion And The Shadow

John Stanley | Posted 09.17.2011 | Religion
John Stanley

As climate chaos disasters unfold, we might witness a sustained rise in collective compassion, leading to genuine international cooperation and unity of the human species. But there's also our shadow.

Obama and the Oil Spill: In the Abstract

Christopher Chabris | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christopher Chabris

The preference for the concrete over the abstract is a universal feature of the human mind, not a conservative or liberal foible. President Obama should consider this fact carefully when crafting his messages.

Preparing Society for the Cognitive Age

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Alvaro Fernandez

Groundbreaking cognitive neuroscience research has occurred over the last 20 years -- without parallel growth of consumer awareness and appropriate professional dissemination.