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This is for the week beginning March 7, 2016.
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Feel free to check out the highlighted articles from February 29, 2016
The Brain And TeleportationArne Ekstrom, associate professor at the UCD Center for Neuroscience, wants to know how we memorize places and routes, and learn to find our way around. It’s long been known that as a rat navigates a maze, its brain gives off a rhythmic oscillation, Ekstrom said. This also happens when humans travel around a virtual landscape on a computer screen.
- Neuroscientists Explore How The Brain Handles Teleportation
- Arne Ekstrom, Associate Professor at UCD Center For Neuroscience
Left Brain - Right Brain Is A MythJeffrey Anderson, a leading scientist from the University of Utah, has conducted research on more than a thousand peoples' brains to compare how different sides operate. He told BBC Trending that his research has confirmed to him that the left-right, creative-logic dichotomy is simply a myth.
- The Left Half - Right Half Divide In Human Brains Is A Myth
- Jeffrey Anderson, University Of Utah
Loneliness Goes Deeper Than We SeeWhat is happening in the brains of lonely people, at the endocrinological level, at the genetic level and what is that doing to immunity and resistance to disease, what genes are being turned on and turned off, when the brain goes into this self-preservation mode? For one thing, we found that loneliness decreases the effectiveness of sleep. You have sleep fragmentation and you always wake up tired. The cumulative wear and tear is greater if you are lonely than if you are not. You cannot make a direct line to heart disease or cancer, but you can certainly see the effects on the immune system.
- Loneliness Is Like An Iceberg - It Goes Deeper Than We Can See
- University Of Chicago Center For Cognitive And Social Neuroscience
- Professor John Cacioppo