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The brilliance of Neymar – is it all in the brain?

Neymar da Silva Santos Júnior was arguably the star of the 2014 World Cup, scoring 4 crucial goals for the host nation Brazil. Indeed after the talismanic striker was injured in the Quarter-Finals, Brazil collapsed  in the Semi-Finals against the eventual winners Germany, … 428 more words


Connectome: Is it worth?

The brain is like the universe, a vast unknown. When I think about it, I cannot help drawing parallels between how we try to investigate the universe and the brain. 739 more words


New research sheds light on how children’s brains memorise facts.

As children learn basic arithmetic, they gradually switch from solving problems by counting on their fingers to pulling facts from memory. The shift comes more easily for some kids than for others, but no one knows why.  754 more words


Top 200 terms in cognitive neuroscience according to neurosynth

Tonight I was playing around with some of the top features in neurosynth (the searchable terms with the highest number of studies containing that term). … 117 more words

Cognitive Neuroscience

Monkey social cognition tested by viewing Leone's "The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly" (1966)!

From The Guardian’s Neurophilosophy blog: 

In a 2004 study, Uri Hasson and colleagues used functional magnetic resonance to scan the brains of five participants as they watched a 30 minute clip from…

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“You’re nothing but a pack of neurons.”

–Francis Crick, co-discoverer of the DNA double helix

The human brain is not the largest organ in the body—it takes up less than 2.5% of total body weight—but scientists believe it to be the source of all human behavior and emotion.

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A Woman’s Orgasm Mapped Using fMRI

Dr. Barry Komisaruk, a psychology professor at Rutgers, and easily dubbed a “king” of female orgasm research, has published on anything from the neurological to hormonal aspects of orgasm.

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