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Brain Mapping

Getting Real About Brain Science: A Challenge to the Current Model (Part 2)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 11.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

By Deepak Chopra, M.D.; Bernardo Kastrup, Ph.D.; Menas C. Kafatos, Ph.D.; and Rudolph Tanzi, Ph.D. Brain research could someday hit a dead end if we ...

Hawaii Startup Puts Relationships on the Map

Jason Rushin | Posted 02.09.2014 | Hawaii
Jason Rushin

Network mapping is a growing discipline and is being leveraged in fascinating ways, from discovering the romance across Facebook connections to discovering the interactions between proteins.

Scientists Say We May All Have This 'Sixth Sense'

LiveScience | Tanya Lewis | Posted 09.07.2013 | Science

Whether it's determining the number of ships on the horizon or the number of cookies in a jar, the human brain has a "map" for perceiving numbers, ne...

Mapping Emotions in the Brain

Karim Kassam | Posted 09.21.2013 | Science
Karim Kassam

We don't know what processes give rise to emotion, we're not sure how different emotions relate to one another, and we don't know how emotion is represented in the brain. But nascent technologies are rapidly expanding the ways we can address these questions.

The Search for Mental Illness and Addiction in the Brain, Part IV: The BRAIN Initiative and the Politics of Experience

Stanton Peele | Posted 08.03.2013 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

Developing a better understanding of, and effective treatments for, mental-health disorders is a very ambitious task for BRAIN. Although those actually involved in BRAIN stop short of saying the we can find the sources for these things and cure them, there is hope that this is where we are headed.

The Search for Mental Illness and Addiction in the Brain, Part III: The DSM-5 War Over What Being Human Means

Stanton Peele | Posted 07.28.2013 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

Insel represents a crucial American school of thought -- by far the dominant one in the U.S. today -- that equates the future of mental health with the brain, pure and simple. This school of thought is fundamentally wrong, has always been wrong, will always be wrong.

The Search for Mental Illness and Addiction in the Brain, Part II: Why Are the Human Psyche and Behavior So Complicated?

Stanton Peele | Posted 07.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

The very inconclusiveness of the Human Genome Project as detailed in part one is pushing us to conclude that we were only looking in the wrong place when we put a microscope to our DNA. Instead, we have determined to look to the brain directly.

The Search for Mental Illness and Addiction in the Brain, Part I: The Disappointment of the Human Genome Project

Stanton Peele | Posted 07.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

The ideal image many people had of the genome as a straightforward template that stamps out human beings in a predictable way was, and is, a fantasy. And this is nowhere more evident than in the case of human personality traits and mental illness.

5 Things You Don't Know About Your Brain

The Huffington Post | Laura Schocker | Posted 04.18.2013 | Healthy Living

photo courtesy of TEDMED Earlier this month, President Obama announced a proposal to fully map the activity of the human brain. The initiative wo...

Will This Be The Fiscal Nightmare Of The 21st Century?

Michael Hodin | Posted 06.16.2013 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

A debate about the expenses of Alzheimer's is welcome. Disagreement will attract attention, and for too long Alzheimer's has been relegated to the 'back burner.' But there's also a dirty little secret revealed by the RAND study: Alzheimer's is about the children. They're the ones who will have to pay for it.

Obama Proposes Bold Initiative

AP | NEDRA PICKLER and MALCOLM RITTER | Posted 06.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Tuesday proposed an effort to map the brain's activity in unprecedented detail, as a step toward finding bette...

Obama Announcing Initiative To Unlock Mysteries

Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics

By NEDRA PICKLER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is proposing a new investment into research to map the human brain in ...

Where do I sign up for my computer brain?

Mark McClelland | Posted 06.04.2013 | Science
Mark McClelland

If you could transfer your mind into a body that needs no sleep, suffers no pain, is made entirely of replaceable parts, and might allow you to live forever, would you? Add to the bargain a vastly improved IQ and the ability to retain everything you learn. It's the promise of mind uploading -- the transfer of a human mind into a computer -- and it may be feasible during the lifetime of today's teens. The implications are profound, and reach into every aspect of who we are and what we are capable of.

Why We Must De-Link Alzheimer's From Aging

Michael Hodin | Posted 05.05.2013 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

With a billion people over 65 in just about a decade -- and with the near perfect correlation between advancing age and increased risk -- no country can afford to defer their commitments to beat Alzheimer's.

Scientists Find Way To Map Brain's Complexity

Reuters | Posted 06.11.2011 | Home

Scientists say they have moved a step closer to developing a computer model of the brain after finding a way to map both the connections and functio...

Brain Region Linked To Introspection

AP | LAURAN NEERGAARD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — Just how confident are you that you made the right decision? New research has uncovered a part of the brain that's larger in people...