Neatorama Posts Tagged "neuroscience"
Play an Online Game, Contribute to Neuroscience

Eyewire, an online multiplayer game pioneered by Professor Sebastian Seung at MIT, allows players to map the three-dimensional structure of neurons in the brain. Every player, in essence, becomes a contributor to importa...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/12/19/Play-an-Online-Game-Contribute-to-Neuroscience/
Reading Shakespeare Enhances Your Ability to Think...

Do you ever feel mentally sharper after reading high literature? Philip Davis, an English professor at the University of Liverpool, does--particularly after reading works by William Shakespeare. The way that the Bard str...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/07/15/reading-shakespeare-enhances-your-ability-to-think/
Prosthetics Fused with Human Nerves...

Imagine an artificial leg that can feel hot and cold, wet and dry, and even a caress! Scientists have tried all kinds of ways to make prosthetic limbs that can work with human nerves to make the limb not only more agile,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/27/prosthetics-fused-with-human-nerves/
The Forgetting Pill...

Memories are not exact recordings of our experiences. Science finds that the act of remembering something changes that memory. This finding has led to the development of drugs that, when administered in conjunction with...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/02/19/the-forgetting-pill/
What's Wrong with the Teenage Brain?...

Science asks and answers the question in every parent's mind, why are teenagers reckless? It's due to how the teen brain interprets risks and rewards: Recent studies in the neuroscien...

http://www.neatorama.com/2012/01/31/whats-wrong-with-the-teenage-brain/
Using Drugs to Erase Traumatic Memories...

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have discovered the neurochemical process that leads to memory formation, opening up the possibility of developing a pharmaceutical treatment for traumatic memories: By looking...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/24/using-drugs-to-erase-traumatic-memories/
One Human Brain Has More Switches Than All Computers on Earth...

Researchers at the Stanford School of Medicine attempted to measure the computational power of the combined synapses in the typical human brain. Lead researcher Stephen Smith wrote: One synapse, by itself, is more li...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/11/18/one-human-brain-has-more-switches-than-all-computers-on-earth/
Different Types of Love Involve Different Parts of the Brain...

Stephanie Ortigue of Syracuse University conducted a study about the neurochemical reactions involved in falling in love. She found that different types of love are addressed by different parts of the brain. For exam...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/10/25/different-types-of-love-involve-different-parts-of-the-brain/
What is the Maximum Memory Capacity of the Human Brain?...

Paul Reber, professor of psychology at Northwestern University, responded to this question submitted to Scientific American: The human brain consists of about one billion neurons. Each neuron forms about 1,000 connect...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/04/19/what-is-the-maximum-memory-capacity-for-the-human-brain/
The Strange Tale of Phineas Gage...

The following is an article from Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Plunges into the Universe. Cabinet-card portrait of Phineas Gage, shown holding the tamping iron which injured him. From the Gage family of Texas collecti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2010/03/08/the-strange-tale-of-phineas-gage/




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