Category Archives: Neuroscience

Steve Pinker Interview Decline of Violence

Gareth Cook interviews neuroscientist Steve Pinker in the Scientific American article History and the Decline of Human Violence

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The End of Evil?

Reporter Ron Rosenbaum of Slate Magazine/Spectator Section writes: “Is evil over? Has science finally driven a stake through its dark heart? Or at least emptied the word of useful meaning, reduced the notion of a numinous nonmaterial malevolent force to … Continue reading

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Nobel Conference onThe Brain and Being Human Available Online

Gustavus Adolphus College hosts the Nobel Conference on The Brain and Being Human Oct 2-4 2011. Live streaming of Nobel Conference 47 will begin at approximately 9:30 a.m., Tuesday, October 4, 2011. You may submit questions to the presenters prior to, … Continue reading

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Huffington Post Commentary includes Roots of Empathy

Myriam Miedzian incorporates Roots of Empathy in her Huffington Post article titled:“What Part of Prevention Do Americans Not Understand: A Case Study”

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Muslim Voices explores The Neuroscience of Prayer

Muslim Voices explores the Neuroscience of Prayer. The website notes many scientists do not feel there enough information to come to any conclusions about the spiritual nature of prayer, but what they have observed thus far is clear: The brain … Continue reading

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Word Association and Complex Thought

Princeton News Story titled  “Word association: Princeton study matches brain scans with complex thought,” Morgan Kelly writes “In an effort to understand what happens in the brain when a person reads or considers such abstract ideas as love or justice, … Continue reading

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Teenage Brain topic of NPR and National Geographic

NPR addresses neuroscience in its recent program Understanding The Mysterious Teenage Brain developed in response to the upcoming National Geographic (Oct 2011) cover story by David Dobbs titled Beautiful Brains

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Brains R Us added to Conference Resource Page

Brains R Us describes a series of meetings/videos compiled on The Science Network (sponsored by UC San Diego, Vanderbilt University, The Salk Institute among others) which provides several presentations within the last ten years on brain and learning. TSN offers … Continue reading

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NEUROSCIENCE AND THE CHANGING MEDIA STEREOTYPES OF MUSLIMS

David Tutt, in the blog Intersections, reports: Popular film and television has relied on stereotypical portrayals of Muslims and Arabs since its existence. There is, however, a quiet revolution afoot inside television and film, and the predictable box of the … Continue reading

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The Science Network Presents Braintrust: A public conversation about Morality and the Brain

This conversation was recorded at Havemeyer Hall, Columbia University March 30, 2011 and presented by NeuWrite, with generous support from The Dana Foundation, Society for Neuroscience, and Columbia University.

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