Archive for June, 2012

By Carlos curated from bbc.co.uk -

“We’ve for the first time been able to put together three quite different methods for reconstructing diet and gotten one cohesive picture of the diet of this ancient species and that picture is really quite different from what we’ve seen in other hominins (human ancestors),” she said.

“That’s exciting, we’re seeing a lot more variation …

Another publication identifying a role for gut bacteria and neurotransmitter action. This bacteria was found to secrete large amounts of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) an inhibitory neurotransmitter of the CNS and enteric nervous system.  I’ve posted about the role of gut flora and the CNS in recent days past.

Check out the short summary of the research …

I’m seldom taken back by developments in science and technology these days; notwithstanding my passion for keeping abreast of the latest – but this development, in terms of its practical application and sheer genius stands to be considered one of the most significant developments in emergency medicine.

A team at the Boston Children’s Hospital have developed …

See on Scoop.it – Philosophy and Science of Mind and Brain

Think of a situation where you had bulletproof facts, reason, and logic on your side, and believed there was absolutely no way the other person could say no to your perfectly constructed argument and proposal. To do so would be impossible, you figured, because there …

Ben Hayden raises a great cause for concern about the growing literature in political attitude and neuroscience. I’ve written about Liberal vs Conservative studies and the neuroscience associated with them, and I too, feel they have an unfair tone about them.  The question, whether folks with a liberal or conservative attitude have predictable neurological markers, …