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The Most Popular Antidepressants Are Based On A Theory We Know Is Wrong
One in ten Americans takes an anti-depressant drug like Zoloft or Prozac. But these drugs are designed based on a theory that's already been roundly disproven: the "chemical imbalance" theory of depression. Why haven't our drugs kept up with the science of depression?
science  neuroscience  mental_health 
april 2015 by amerberg
What Broadway Musicals Tell Us About Creativity
In 2012, with every 20th-century mode of public expression writing its living will, you might not expect the dowdy Broadway musical to have much to teach us about creativity in a networked world. Social scientists Brian Uzzi and Jarrett Spiro say differently, and their research—thanks to its featured billing in...
math  science  neuroscience  debunking 
april 2015 by amerberg
Researchers debunk myth of 'right-brained' and 'left-brained' personality traits
Neuroscientists now assert that there is no evidence within brain imaging that indicates some people are right-brained or left-brained. For years in popular culture, the terms left-brained and right-brained have come to refer to personality types, with an assumption that some people use the right side of their brain more, while some use the left side more. Researchers have debunked that myth through identifying specific networks in the left and right brain that process lateralized functions.
psychology  neuroscience  journals 
april 2014 by amerberg
A Calm Look at the Most Hyped Concept in Neuroscience - Mirror Neurons - Wired Science
The exaggerated and oversimplified story about mirror neurons has been swallowed whole by the media and much of the public. In fact, there is no scientific research that directly backs some of the most widely reported claims.
science  empathy  neuroscience  biology 
february 2014 by amerberg
Matan Shelomi
's answer: They do have a nervous system, and can detect certain damaging stimuli, such as intense heat and pressure. So they can sense certain painful stimuli, yes. They cannot detect physical damage to their body, however. An insect with broken legs will walk with the same amount ...
science  insects  pain  neuroscience 
february 2014 by amerberg
Mice Inherit Specific Memories, Because Epigenetics?
Two weeks ago I wrote about some tantalizing research coming out of the Society for Neuroscience meeting in San Diego. Brian Dias, a postdoctoral fellow in Kerry Ressler's lab at Emory University, ...
genetics  epigenetics  science  neuroscience  animals  biology 
december 2013 by amerberg
British psychology student Nick Brown and two co-authors have just published an astonishing demolition of a top-ranked paper in the field of positive psych
science  papers  corrections  neuroscience  psychology 
august 2013 by amerberg
Is this the most bizarre paper ever published in a peer reviewed journal?
A <a href="">paper titled "Welcome to My Brain" has been published in the journal <em>Qualitative Inquiry</em></a><em> </em>by <em>Sage</em> which is so unintelligible that it is baffling beyond belief. Unfortunately, the paper is behind a pay-wall, but some of the highlights are below. "This article is therefore about developing ...
science  publishing  odd  neuroscience 
august 2013 by amerberg
Why the number 2.9013 will go down in the history of bad science
If you’ve been reading this blog for any amount of time you’ll probably be familiar with the name Sokal from the <a href="">Sokal affair</a>, the scandal in 1996 in which physicist Alan Sokal intentionally submitted a paper that was a steaming pile of horse manure in a leading journal of cultural studies ...
science  math  errors  psychology  neuroscience 
august 2013 by amerberg
My life as a guinea pig for science
Reporting from the frontline often involves putting yourself under the microscope, says Alok Jha
science  neuroscience 
july 2013 by amerberg
The Problems with Jonah Lehrer’s “Proust Was a Neuroscientist”
News & Views on Work and Organizations (by Fiona McQuarrie (@all_about_work))
science  neuroscience  fabrication  plagiarism  books 
june 2013 by amerberg
Is There Plagiarism in Jonah Lehrer’s New Book Proposal?
Yesterday, I reported that disgraced science journalist Jonah Lehrer had sold his new book on the power of love to Simon & Schuster. In a follow-up story last night, the New York Times quoted the book’s new editor, Ben Loehnen, about the project: “The wisdom and the skill on the page...
books  science  writing  plagiarism  neuroscience  publishing 
june 2013 by amerberg
Jonah Lehrer scores book deal
The disgraced author is writing a "meditation on and exploration of love" for Simon & Schuster
books  fabrication  plagiarism  neuroscience  science 
june 2013 by amerberg
Jonah Lehrer Is Shopping a New Book About Love
“Woody Allen once remarked that ‘Eighty percent of success is showing up,’ ” wrote science journalist Jonah Lehrer in a 2009 article for the Boston Globe called “The Truth About Grit.” Citing the work of University of Pennsylvania psychologist Angela Duckworth, Lehrer argued that “it’s not enough to just show...
books  science  neuroscience  plagiarism  fabrication  love 
june 2013 by amerberg
Oxytocin, the Love Hormone, Also Keeps People Apart: Scientific American
Love will tear us apart? Think oxytocin is a "love hormone"? Think again. #schmoxytocin #neuroscience via @sciam
love  science  debunking  neuroscience  from instapaper
june 2013 by amerberg
Changing Gut Bacteria Through Diet Affects Brain Function
Researchers now have the first evidence that bacteria ingested in food can affect brain function in humans. In an early proof-of-concept study of healthy women, they found that women who regularly consumed beneficial bacteria known as probiotics through yogurt showed altered brain function, both while in a resting state and in response to an emotion-recognition task.
food  diet  neuroscience  microbes  science  probiotics 
may 2013 by amerberg
Temple Grandin is wrong on vaccines and autism
Temple Grandin is undoubtedly one of the most famous women with autism of our time. Trained in animal science, Dr. Grandin is a widely read author and noted speaker on autism. April is National Autism Awareness Month, and Dr. Grandin has a new book out, “The Autistic Brain.” Together, this must have seemed like a…
science  vaccines  autism  neuroscience 
april 2013 by amerberg
Christopher Chabris: What Has Been Forgotten About Jonah Lehrer
What Has Been Forgotten About Jonah Lehrer yes, primarily shoddy science, who cares if prose was pretty....
science  journalism  writing  neuroscience  facts  plagiarism  fabrication 
february 2013 by amerberg

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