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Guilt, Cooperation Linked by Neural Network

By |2016-10-05T06:45:48+00:00May 12th, 2011|Categories: Brain|Tags: , , , , |

ScienceDaily (2011-05-12) -- On a daily basis, our social life places us in situations where we have to decide whether or not to cooperate with others. However, the motivation that encourages us to behave cooperatively is often not clear. Now, new research suggests that anticipation of the feeling of guilt can motivate us to behave unselfishly [...]

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MRI shows meditation changes brain’s decision-making process

By |2016-11-20T07:53:45+00:00April 20th, 2011|Categories: Brain, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

ScienceDaily (2011-04-20) -- Neuroimaging research shows that Buddhist meditators use different areas of the brain than other people when confronted with unfair choices, enabling them to make decisions rationally rather than emotionally. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110420112328.htm The Sarkis Summary: The brain's anterior insula, is usually activated when a person experiences the emotions of rejection and mistrust. In this study, [...]

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Happy Children Make Happy Adults

By |2017-03-11T10:12:29+00:00February 25th, 2011|Categories: Relationships, Research, School|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

ScienceDaily (2011-02-25) -- Being a "happy" teenager is linked to increased well-being in adulthood, new research finds. Using information from 2776 individuals who participated in the 1946 British birth cohort study, the scientists tested associations between having a positive childhood and well-being in adulthood. A 'positive' childhood was based on teacher evaluations of students' levels of [...]

Using EEGs to diagnose autism spectrum disorders in infants

By |2016-10-05T06:45:49+00:00February 23rd, 2011|Categories: Autism, Research|Tags: , , , , , , |

ScienceDaily (2011-02-22) -- A computational physicist and a cognitive neuroscientist have come up with the beginnings of a noninvasive test to evaluate an infant's autism risk. It combines the standard electroencephalogram (EEG), which records electrical activity in the brain, with machine-learning algorithms. In a pilot study, their system had 80 percent accuracy in distinguishing between 9-month-old [...]

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