Category Archives: Neuroscience

Neuroexistentialism: Meaning, Morals, and Purpose in the Age of Neuroscience

Existentialisms arise when the foundations of being, such as meaning, morals, and purpose come under assault. In the first-wave of existentialism, writings typified by Kierkegaard, Dostoevsky, and Nietzsche concerned the increasingly apparent inability of religion, and religious tradition, to support … Continue reading

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Neural Fingerprints of Altruism

A new neuroimaging study of war veterans with TBI reveals some interesting insights into brain areas associated with altruism. There are two war veterans, both with penetrating traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by a gunshot. One of them tends to … Continue reading

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Why Does Sleep Become Disrupted in Old Age?

Age-related sleep disruptions are not due to alterations in activity of individual neurons as previously believed, researchers report. The brain maintains its ability to generate local neural oscillations during sleep throughout the lifespan, according to a study of young and … Continue reading

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Can Neuroscience Explain the Human Mind?

Brain research has made great strides in recent decades. With new technology, we can detect brain activity underlying perception, thought, emotion and decision-making: we can almost read a person’s mind. What does this mean for our image of human beings … Continue reading

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Analizan efectos de estrés ambiental y daño en el sistema nervioso

Estudios liderados por el Dr. Claudio Hetz, esperan contribuir al desarrollo de una estrategia terapéutica, que pueda controlar el deterioro de la función cerebral. Baja en la capacidad cognitiva y pérdida de memoria, son algunos efectos nocivos que genera la … Continue reading

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Neuroscience of language and communication

The human capacity to communicate has been hypothesized to be causally dependent upon language. Intuitively this seems plausible since most communication relies on language. Moreover, intention recognition abilities (as a necessary prerequisite for communication) and language development seem to co-develop. … Continue reading

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Neuroart: the neuroscience of actions in art and science

Intentional actions cover a broad spectrum of human behaviors involving consciousness, creativity, innovative thinking, problem-solving, critical thinking, and other related cognitive processes self-evident in the arts and sciences. The author discusses the brain activity associated with action intentions, connecting this … Continue reading

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What is a representative brain? Neuroscience meets population science

The last decades of neuroscience research have produced immense progress in the methods available to understand brain structure and function. Social, cognitive, clinical, affective, economic, communication, and developmental neurosciences have begun to map the relationships between neuro-psychological processes and behavioral … Continue reading

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The fugue of life: why complexity matters in neuroscience

While it is unclear exactly which mechanisms give way to neural complexity and healthy behaviour, keeping track of complexity is important to understanding and identifying brain disorders such as epilepsy, autism and schizophrenia. Measuring the complexity of brain activity could … Continue reading

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Culture in social neuroscience: A review

The aim of this review is to highlight an emerging field: the neuroscience of culture. This new field links cross-cultural psychology with cognitive neuroscience across fundamental domains of cognitive and social psychology. We present a summary of studies on emotion, … Continue reading

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