The new discipline of network neuroscience yields a picture of how mental activity arises from carefully orchestrated interactions among different brain areas www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-the-mind-emerges-from-the-brains-complex-networks
The reality we perceive is not a direct reflection of the external objective world. Instead it is the product of the brain's predictions about the causes of incoming sensory signals. The property of realness that accompanies our perceptions may serve to guide our behavior so that we respond appropriately to the sources of sensory signals.
Nobel laureate Susumu Tonegawa’s lab is overturning old assumptions about how memories form, how recall works and whether lost memories might be restored from — Read on www.quantamagazine.org/light-triggered-genes-reveal-the-hidden-workings-of-memory-20171214/
The human brain needs to suppress obvious ideas in order to reach the most creative ones, according to scientists. These obvious associations are present in both convergent thinking (finding an 'out-of-the-box' solution) and also in divergent thinking (when individuals have to come up with several creative ideas). — Read on www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/12/181210150622.htm
Researchers say they’ve identified two brain networks that together underlie our sense of free will. 0 (0)Diamond2018-12-19T07:35:21-05:00
Researchers say they’ve identified two brain networks – one responsible for volition, the other for agency – that together underlie our sense of free will. More
Neurolaw and Neuroethics - Volume 27 Special Issue - JENNIFER A. CHANDLER — Read on www.cambridge.org/core/journals/cambridge-quarterly-of-healthcare-ethics/article/neurolaw-and-neuroethics/16E694B672AA41558F2A8DB616222D9F
A version of this article originally appeared on The Conversation. The first dance at my wedding lasted exactly four minutes and 52 seconds, but I’ll probably remember it for decades. Neuroscientists still don’t entirely understand this: How was my brain able to translate this less-than-five-minute experience into a lifelong memory? Source: Brains Store Temporary Records
Researchers find that when working memory gets overburdened, dialog between three brain regions breaks down. The discovery provides new support for a broader theory about how the brain operates. Source: When Overtaxed Working Memory Knocks Your Brain Out of Sync
How might spiritual practice affect the brain? A new study suggests that heightened spiritual experiences may help to counteract the effect of stressors. Source: What happens in the brain during a spiritual experience?