Human Brain Prefers Pitch

Our study is looking at the brain mechanisms that are thought to support auditory pitch perception and compares those mechanisms between old-world macaque monkeys and humans. Just to compare how the brains of these two species handle sound signals. And we discovered that the monkeys have very different mechanisms in their brains — a very different organization for handling sounds…

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Scientists Have Just Made Their Own Brain (WOW)

No doubt you’ve all heard about the brain in a vat theory in which scientists ponder the scenario of us not being connected to our bodies. In this thought experiment we are merely brains, suspended in some kind of life-sustaining liquid and connected to a super-computer that gives us consciousness. If the computer tricks the brain in a vat into…

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Man Grows Tumor With Teeth Inside Testicles

Can you imagine being told that you have a monster growing inside you? One day you start to feel pain and that pain only gets worse.So you make an appointment to see a doctor. Fast-forward a few weeks and something is removed from you. That thing, the surgeons say, is like a tiny malformed person that was growing in your…

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Cold War Nuclear Fallout Is Still Affecting the Pacific, What Does That Mean for Us?

These nuclear weapon explosions were part of a series of 66 tests by the United States government during the Cold War. The tests were conducted on the Marshall Islands, a remote area of the Pacific Ocean earmarked for unlimited nuclear destruction. These are the islands today, which are mostly abandoned. Though they look like any tropical paradise, these scenic views…

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Happiness Experts Share Back to School Mental Health Tips

– In order to be happy you need to be successful. Well what if I told you you had it backwards. That being successful doesn’t lead to happiness, but rather happiness leads to success. You need a minute to process that? That’s fine, I’ll wait. Psychologist have scientifically proven that one of the greatest contributing factors to overall happiness in…

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Stanford scientists seek to map origins of mental illness, develop noninvasive treatment

Stanford University the neuro circuit is a consortium it's a set of projects where our ambition is to create a completely new way of understanding the brain by being able to turn on or turn off parts of the brain very relevant for a range of illnesses schizophrenia depression post-traumatic stress where the very ability to think is impaired one…

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Depression and Neuroimaging: Discussing ENIGMAtters with Lianne Schmaal

the enigma a major depressive disorder or enigma MDD consortium which I lead together with my colleague dick Feldman is a working group within the larger enigma consortium and consists of around 31 sites across the world about 15 different countries from which researchers share data collaborate and analyze brain clinical and genetic data and we use that skins from…

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