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A topographical organization for action representation in the human brain

A topographical organization for action representation in the human brain
Giacomo Handjaras, Giulio Bernardi, Francesca Benuzzi, Paolo F. Nichelli, Pietro Pietrini, Emiliano Ricciardi
Human Brain Mapping: doi: 10.1002/hbm.22881 180 more words


How Happy is Your Brain?

Several studies on the temporoparietal junction of the brain (TPJ for short) provide a biological basis for altruistic (unselfish) behavior. One study found a strong connection between the volume (size) of a person’s TPJ and their willingness to engage in selfless acts. 351 more words


Are teenage brains wired differently?

How patient is your teen? Well, a research study is being interpreted in the media as showing that teenager’s brains “are wired differently”  when it comes to the ability to be patient. 452 more words

News Stories

Participating in brain-imaging studies: What is it like?

Having worked and studied within Psychology for several years now, I have read many, many research articles that utilise neuro-imaging techniques including fMRI, PET, MEG and EEG. 886 more words


Scratching itch causes brain activity to spike in areas associated with reward

Temple University Health System says that researchers may be closer to understanding why scratching evokes a rewarding and pleasurable sensation in patients with chronic itch. Using advanced fMRI, they looked at brain activity while chronic itch patients and healthy subjects scratched. 213 more words


Could the Movie 'Selfless' Really Happen? The Nature of Consciousness

Although the movie has not come out yet, I saw a trailer for it and felt intrigued by its proposition: that consciousness (the essence of “you”) could be transferred from one body to another.   507 more words


Scientists Can Read Your Mind Using These Images Of The Brain

May 16, 2015

Scientists are now able to read people’s minds using MRI images of the brain that show specific patterns of neural activity.

In an experiment conducted by… 448 more words

Mind & Brain