Category Archives: Neuroscience

An Open Letter to the Society for Neuroscience (SfN)

Dear Society for Neuroscience,                This is an open letter concerning the recent launch of the new open access journal, eNeuro. We welcome the diversification of journal choices for authors looking for open access venues, as well as the willingness … Continue reading

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To activate or not to activate: does hippocampal hyperactivation cause cognitive deterioration?

After his famous opening words, Shakespeare’s Hamlet wondered “Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer… Or to take arms”. Scientists, too, are puzzling about whether or not to take action, albeit of an entirely different kind: whether or not … Continue reading

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A new way of studying Alzheimer’s Disease:- Converting adult cells to brain cells

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia and can occur sporadically in old age or less frequently can occur as Early Onset Alzheimer’s due to inherited genetic mutations. Individuals with Down’s Syndrome are at very high risk of … Continue reading

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Can research on meditation help bridge the gap between phenomenological and neuroscientific approaches to consciousness?

Although consciousness continually resists a clear definition, there are roughly two principal approaches that populate contemporary western thought: the phenomenological and neuroscientific accounts of consciousness. Both offer a compelling perspective on the nature and function of consciousness, but before delving … Continue reading

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