Neuroscience

Distinct 'God spot' in the brain does not exist

Scientists have speculated that the human brain features a "God spot," one distinct area of the brain responsible for spirituality. Now, University of Missouri researchers have completed research that indicates spirituality ...

Apr 19, 2012
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Social pressure falsifies memory: study

How easy is it to falsify memory? New research at the Weizmann Institute shows that a bit of social pressure may be all that is needed. The study, which appears Friday in Science, reveals a unique pattern of brain activi ...

Jun 30, 2011
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Nerve cells key to making sense of our senses

The human brain is bombarded with a cacophony of information from the eyes, ears, nose, mouth and skin. Now a team of scientists at the University of Rochester, Washington University in St. Louis, and Baylor College of Medicine ...

Nov 20, 2011
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How age opens the gates for Alzheimer's

With advancing age, highly-evolved brain circuits become susceptible to molecular changes that can lead to neurofibrillary tangles—a hallmark of Alzheimer's Disease, Yale researchers report the week of ...

Mar 18, 2014
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