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  • Signals From A Rat's Brain
    550 words
    The research gives a glimpse of the possibilities for training animals by sending cues and rewards directly to their brains, says Sanjiv Talwar of the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center. In the May 2 Nature, he and his colleagues predict their accomplishment could inspire novel approaches to land mine detection or search-and-rescue missions. The project grew out of research to develop new types of prostheses for paralyzed people that will use electric impulses sent directly to...
  • Nicotinic Receptors In The Brains Of Mice
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    This Research was conducted to determine whether or not prenatal (prenatal being the time after conception but before birth; gestation) exposure to nicotine would alter nicotinic receptors in the brains of mice. This research was initiated because although there is conclusive evidence that maternal (referring to the pregnant mother) smoking during pregnancy may effect the development of a child, little is known about the mechanisms that are potentially responsible for these effects. As it is wel...
  • Scientific Research
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    If there is one thing life teaches us all everyday it is that learning never ceases. It matters not if the subject is a foreign language, understanding abortion laws, or writing about love. We learn whenever we participate in anything. Therefore it is worthy of understanding. We learn many ways, through many means. Some listen, some read, some ignore and other study till they cry, but the true learners learn through enjoyment and savor every moment of it. To understand writing we need to: A) kno...
  • Brain's Higher Mental Processes
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    Psychology - study of behavior and the mind Dualism - the mind is spiritual and the body is physical and they are connected the mind can't be studied Introspection - Wundt Observers report their reactions TO light, colors, and time perception Psychoanalysis - Freud's theory of personality and method of psychotherapy, both of which assume the importance of the unconscious process. Behaviorism - scientific study of observable behavior Cognition - the mental process thinking, knowing, and rememberi...
  • Brain Mind Connection
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    In the past, when people had psychological problems, neuroscientists would often wrongly jump to the conclusion that something in the persons past was to blame. Nowadays, scientists know more than ever about the growing field of neuroscience. In The Brain-Mind Connection: A Quarter Century of Neuroscience, Beth Horning discusses the future possibilities for this growing field. According to recent statistics, over 90 percent of the neuroscientists who ever lived are living now (59), and more has ...
  • Percent Of The Musicians Without Perfect Pitch
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    Perfect Pitch Perfect Pitch is the ability to identify any musical note without comparison to a reference note, and is a talent displayed in a small amount of people. What causes it is a question which has attracted a lot of attention lately. Scientists are asking them selves if it is a learned ability or are we given this unique talent through our genes. MRI scans in test have shown an enlarged portion of the brain present in individuals gifted the ability of perfect pitch. Scientists have been...
  • Feelings Of Reward In The Brain
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    Findings from a federal and state funded study conducted by researchers at the University of New Mexico in conjunction with Massachusetts General Hospital indicating that gambling, like food and drugs, produces feelings of reward in the brain and that gambling addictions are a form of spiritual seeking. Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital found that prize money could activate many of the same "reward" areas in the brain turned on by food and drugs. "This work argues that we can begin t...

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