Tag Archives: Neuroscience

Philip Seymour Hoffman on Emotions and Acting

On February 2nd, officials found Philip Seymour Hoffman dead in his New York City apartment with a needle in his arm and 70 bags of heroin. But almost a year ago, Hoffman sat on stage, animated and energetic as he … READ MORE>>

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Could Superman be Autistic?

While critics and audiences railed at Superman’s reckless disregard for the thousands of innocents killed in the wreckage of Metropolis in Man Of Steel last summer, there was another aspect of his character that was far less discussed. In an … READ MORE>>

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CHANGING OUR MINDS ON BRAIN SCIENCE

In 2014, Americans are expected to spend a whopping 20% of their total income on their health. This will be a tremendous burden on the US economy, but it also has far reaching implications for healthcare itself. One particularly challenging … READ MORE>>

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Neuroscientists: Disc Jockeys With Lasers

What could moving a needle across a piece of vinyl and shining a laser over a mouse brain have in common? They are both techniques that allow us to play back memory of a specific event. The concept of stamping … READ MORE>>

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To Scratch an Itch

It’s officially mid-July, and in the ever-humid concrete jungle that is New York City, mosquitoes swarm the streets looking for some nice, hot blood. Last week I had a blast barbecuing at a friend’s house until the mosquitoes arrived. I … READ MORE>>

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BigBrain, BigPain, But So Worth It

Last month, researchers in Germany and Canada did something I would never volunteer to do. They created the first ever digital 3D map of the human brain. They called it BigBrain, but if I had worked on the project, I … READ MORE>>

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Facebook is Driving Me Mental

When I initially joined Facebook about two years ago, I thought it was pretty fun. It was nice to reconnect with a bunch of people I’ve lost touch with over the years and to meet new ones along the way; … READ MORE>>

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FREEDOM PHOBIA

Entry from Ibrahim Toure, a participant of the International Brain Education Association (IBREA)’s fourth World Youth Leadership Program which took place from May 26-31, 2013 in New York. The program helps young generations rediscover their great value inside their brain … READ MORE>>

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Different Strokes for Different Folks – The Grandparent Dilemma

Despite the fact that I love both of my remaining grandparents very much, I can’t deny that they are two of the most stubborn people in the world making it very difficult for my family to efficiently care for them. … READ MORE>>

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Hip Hop Artist Easy A.D. and Local Students Rap the Signs and Symptoms of Stroke at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia

On Wednesday, May 15, 2013, over 100 students from Thurgood Marshall Academy Lower School and P.S. 4 The Duke Ellington School participated in the Third Annual Brain Attack Awareness Day hosted by New York-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center in recognition of … READ MORE>>

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In Search of Memory: The Neuroscientist Eric Kandel

IN SEARCH OF MEMORY is a cinematographic homage to one of the greatest researchers of our generation–Eric Kandel. He is an 83 year-young, Nobel Prize-winning and game-changing neuroscientist who also happens to possess a witty, sentimental and loving persona. In … READ MORE>>

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Reading Minds: A Q&A with Dr. Adrian Owen

By Franziska Green Look at someone’s face and you might get an idea of what they’re thinking—if they’re sad, in pain, or feeling unwell. But when a patient is unable to move any part of their body purposefully—as in the … READ MORE>>

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Dr. Raj’s new book – YOU ARE MORE THAN THAT

Dr. Rajiv Juneja (aka Dr. Raj) has written a book, a very useful book called You are More than That, A Guide to Embracing the Spiritual Being Within and Becoming Fully Human. Like many of us on the western culture’s … READ MORE>>

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World Science Festival to Announce Programming and Release Tickets

World Science Festival to Announce Programming and Release Tickets From May 29-June 2 – 5 Days, 5 Boroughs and 50 Incredible Events What: On Tuesday, April 22nd the World Science Festival announces its spectacular program lineup, which takes over New … READ MORE>>

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CLARITY – Your Brain in CrAzy AweSome 3D

I have always loved amazing technology, because it’s hard not too and it’s just so cool. I am not talking about my beloved iPhone, although I think it is just one of the darnedest inventions ever. I am talking about … READ MORE>>

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