Category Archives: neuroscience

Now on Amazon Kindle – Beloved Distance

Beloved Distance is now available on Amazon – in Kindle format. Advertisements

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Beloved Distance is picking up speed (after only 2 days)

Well, this is fun! I just checked my humble stats (not my full-featured analytics package) for a quick overview of how things are going over with Beloved Distance, and yes, people are taking me up on the offer of the … Continue reading

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It’s not just the dopamine. Facebook is implicated in opioids, as well

Sean Parker unloads on Facebook “exploiting” human psychology Former Facebook exec says social media is ripping apart society In the latest headlines, the neurotransmitter dopamine is invoked — that sweet pump we get from a rewarding experience. Apparently, Facebook / … Continue reading

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Question: Can Neuroscience Inform Everyday Life? The “Translation Problem” – Neuroskeptic

A new paper asks why neuroscience hasn’t had more “impact on our daily lives.” The article, Neuroscience and everyday life: facing the translation problem, comes from Dutch researchers Jolien C. Francken and Marc Slors. It’s a thought-provoking piece, but it … Continue reading

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Of All the Nerve… writing about the “neuro” things we all experience, but few completely understand

Of all the nerve, I — a non-scientist, a non-neurologist, a non-medical person — am writing a book about the nervous system. To make matters worse (in case you’re not sure, I am being facetious), I’m taking the liberty of … Continue reading

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