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Do You Spend Like a Baboon?

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

A great animated video explaining our evolutionary ability to process numbers, and why it’s a hazard to our wallets.


The 3 Levels of Stigma

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

The One Minute Medical School explains the three levels of stigma: self, social, and structural.


Music, Synchrony, and the Brain

Friday, June 21st, 2013

KAUST Professor Pierre Magistretti discusses an experiment in that studied the brainwaves of two pianists as they performed together, looking for clues to synchrony and creativity in the brain.


Biomarker Brain Scans for Treatment Types

Saturday, June 15th, 2013

In a small study from Helen Mayberg and colleagues at Emory University, depressed participants were randomized to either a medication or CBT, and underwent PET scans before treatment. Then the scans were analyzed to see if they were predictive of treatment response.


NIMH’s Thomas Insel on a New Understanding of the Brain

Sunday, May 19th, 2013

NIMH Director Thomas Insel on working toward a new understanding of the brain.


How Stress Can Be Useful

Friday, April 19th, 2013

New research published reveals that not all stress is bad for us, and sometimes it can be helpful.


Why LOLCats Enjoy Petting

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

A neuroscience experiment with mice found that specific neurons are activated when they are stroked, and all hairy mammals may be wired to enjoy it.


Solving Homelessness

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

A short film profiling a participant in the At Home/Chez Soi mental health and homelessness research project, as he cooks a group breakfast.


Using Meditation to Change Emotional Response

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

Canadian neuroscientist and science writer Ward Plunet discusses new research on meditation in his debut YouTube video, “8 Weeks of Meditation Can Change How You Process Emotions.”


Lisa Kudrow and Abby Baird on the Teen Brain

Friday, November 16th, 2012

Lisa Kudrow interviews fellow Vassar alum Abby Baird about her work researching the development of the teenage brain.


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