new ways to peer into the human mind By Joe Z . Tsien The Memory BRAIN
By combining a set of novel experiments with powerful mathematical analyses and an ability to record simultaneously the activity of more than 200 neurons in awake mice, the author and his colleagues have discovered what they believe is the basic mechanism the brain uses to draw vital information from experiences and turn that information into memories.
Large-scale neural correlates of developmental dyslexia
- PsychologyEuropean Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
Findings from contemporary imaging techniques, electrophysiology, and post-mortem analyses are summarized and deviances in cerebral asymmetry associated with atypical organization of the left hemisphere were found in both children and adults with dyslexia.
Universal vocal signals of emotion
Universal vocal signals of emotion Disa A Sauter (email@example.com) Department of Psychology, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom. Comparative Cognitive…
The memory code
The results add to a growing body of work indicating that a linear flow of signals from one neuron to another is not enough to explain how the brain represents perceptions and memories, and the coordinated activity of large populations of neurons is needed.
Hopeful heretic--Richard Goldschmidt's genetic metaphors.
- BiologyHistory and philosophy of the life sciences
An exegesis of Goldschmidt's intuition is provided by analyzing his repeated and extensive use of metaphorical language and analogies in his attempts to convey his notion of the nature of the genetic material and specifically the significance of chromosomal pattern.
‘Reading the Mind in the Eyes’: an fMRI study of adolescents with autism and their siblings
- Psychology, BiologyPsychological Medicine
The neural response during the Eyes task is a potential endophenotypic marker for ASC, particularly in females, and showed a substantial endophenotype effect in the female groups but this was only modest in the male groups.
Non-conscious goal pursuit and the effortful control of behavior
– Psychology Department, Utrecht University (The Netherlands) Version of May 5, 2007. Authors Note: The research reviewed in this paper was supported by an ISF grant (#846/03) to the first author and…
Magnetic Brain Response Mirrors Extraction of Phonological Features from Spoken Vowels
- LinguisticsJournal of Cognitive Neuroscience
Results suggest that both N100m latency and source location as well as their interaction reflect properties of speech stimuli that correspond to abstract phonological features.
Cognitive and neural components of the phenomenology of agency
This work examines the cognitive and neural underpinnings of its low-level components, which include basic consciousness and subjective urges, and concludes that certain inter-representational dynamics reliably engender fundamental aspects of the phenomenology of agency and of ‘something countering the will of the self’.
Is language evolution grinding to a halt?: Exploring the life and death of words in English fiction
It is found that while individual word usage may vary greatly, the overall statistical structure of the language appears to remain fairly stable, and suggests that a future revision of the corpus should attempt to separate critical works from fiction itself.