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Tuesday, September 22, 2009 6:30-8:30 pm with discussion beginning at 7:00 followed by Q&A Location: The Irregardless CafĂ©, 901 W. Morgan Street, Raleigh 833-8898 Memory problems have become increasingly common as our population ages. The fear of developing dementia is one of the greatest fears of most Americans. There can be memory changes as one…

Cognitive Monthly #2 is out

And it is good. Much longer than #1 and interesting to all of us who have kids heavily involved in playing computer games: Whenever kids are involved in a violent crime, speculation about their upbringing inevitably takes center stage. Were they abused or neglected? Could their parents have prevented the tragedy? Most recently, video games…

Do a quiz, help shape research

It will not take more than a couple of minutes. Just go to this Sheril’s post and follow the directions. She will use the results of the quiz to inform experimental design for an interesting project on the neuroscience of kissing. This will then be included in her next book.

Most people are aware that social insects, like honeybees, have three “sexes”: queens, drones and workers. Drones are males. Their only job is to fly out and mate with the queen after which they drop dead. Female larvae fed ‘royal jelly’ emerge as queens. After mating, the young queen takes a bunch of workers with…

Cognitive Monthly

I am pretty much on record that I would not pay for anything online (to be precise, to pay for content – I certainly use the Web for shopping). But with some caveats. I have been known to hit a PayPal button of people who provide content and information I find valuable. And I would…

Spiders On Drugs

If you missed it before, I have written about this kind of research before – this is interesting stuff, as much as the video is just plain funny (video, hat-tip: Psique).

What is dopamine? (video)

Did I see that?

I forgot! But they say it was in a movie. Mo explores the portrayal of Amnesia in the movies. Lovely!

From SCONC: Thursday, March 5 7 p.m. What Good is it to Feel Good? The Science of Positive Emotions From our “what the world needs now” file, Dr. Barbara Frederickson, head of the Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology Lab at UNC will share thoughts from her new book, Positivity. You can strengthen relationships, relax the mind…

Innovation in education

A sixth of a GCSE in 60 minutes?: Later this year, pupils from Monkseaton high school will file into their new lozenge-shaped school and take their seats before a giant video wall in a multipurpose hall. Here, they will receive a unique lesson: an intense PowerPoint presentation, repeated three times, and interspersed with 10-minute breaks…