This is Neo Mohsenvand. He’s a scientist who constantly records his life. It sums up to 18 hundred hours of video. But it’s not just video, he’s also recording his feelings – using these devices, which he wears every day. He calls it Mnemo and he thinks it will one… Continue Reading Wearable technology that records memories

Translator: Timothy Covell Reviewer: Morton Bast The kind of neuroscience that I do and my colleagues do is almost like the weatherman. We are always chasing storms. We want to see and measure storms — brainstorms, that is. And we all talk about brainstorms in our daily lives, but we… Continue Reading Miguel Nicolelis: A monkey that controls a robot with its thoughts. No, really.

Norepinephrine, also known as noradrenaline, is a monoamine neurotransmitter, a term that refers its chemical structure and the fact that it’s derived from an amino acid. It is also a catecholamine, a term that again refers to its chemical structure and the fact that it contains a catechol nucleus. Norepinephrine… Continue Reading 2-Minute Neuroscience: Norepinephrine

Maybe I should have used the term “cognitive neuroscience” however because they always call themselves “neuroscientists” I figured I’ll do the same

Talking ketamine today because it was recently approved by the FDA as a legitimate treatment for depression that is exactly what happened Janssen pharmaceuticals which is a division of Johnson & Johnson patented one of the enantiomers of ketamine so every molecule can exist in a left forum or a… Continue Reading #Ketamine to treat #depression: the neuroscience w/Professor Peggy Mason & Aaron Freeman

>>>>PEGGY: Salk Institute in La Jolla is one of a few private research institutions participating in the country’s brain map initiative. Salk will chip in 28 million?dollars to kick start the initiative. Here to tell us how bun goes about mapping a still mysterious human brain is Terry Sejnowski of a… Continue Reading Obama Taps San Diego Neuroscientists for Brain Mapping Initiative

Religion is sometimes thought of as the sworn enemy of science, but can we actually use science to better understand religion? Now I’m not trying to get into a religious debate here, so put your Twitter fingers away, alright? Using neuroscience, we can dive into how religion is recognized by… Continue Reading How Does Religion Manifest in Your Brain?

Here’s the normal pattern of dopamine release. It looks something like a roller coaster because in biology, ‘what goes up must come down’. It could be food, sex, even water when you’re thirsty. So let’s say, you’re starting to get hungry. Well that causes dopamine to start rising and then… Continue Reading Part 4: Dopamine: The Molecule of Addiction | Your Brain on Porn | Animated Series

Dean Buonomano: Okay but let me, I’ll try to add a bit more on consciousness. So consciousness is one of the deepest mysteries that we have never attempted to resolve. And part of the problem with studying consciousness if that it’s very difficult to measure. But we do have some… Continue Reading Consciousness Is a Narrative Created by Your Unconscious Mind | Dean Buonomano

So I think what’s really fascinating is that there have been a number of recent studies looking at brain structural differences between liberals and conservatives. And what’s been found in several studies is that liberals tend to have a larger anterior cingulate gyrus. That is an area that is responsible… Continue Reading Liberal vs. Conservative: A Neuroscientific Analysis with Gail Saltz