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The geometry of consciousness is a multi-dimensional math trip

The geometry of consciousness is a multi-dimensional math trip

Before reading this post you have to know that… This text originally comes from a blog. For re-use, please attribute to original author and blog (Amanda Alvarez, https://medium.com/neurographic/the-geometry-of-consciousness-is-a-multi-dimensional-math-trip-3bd53219969b ) text is licensed under CC BY 4.0: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ By Amanda Alvarez What if you could visualize consciousness as a geometrical pattern that shifts and morphs over time? A group of […]

By February 25, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Wild salmon numbers crash

Wild salmon numbers crash

The Atlantic Salmon Trust’s new President commits to saving a keystone species 24 October 2016-. Over the last forty years, salmon numbers have more than halved, from 8 – 10 million in the early 1980s to 3 – 4 million in 2016 according to NASCO, the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization. “We are sleep walking […]

By October 25, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Positive and negative memories and behaviors are split up in the brains of mice

Positive and negative memories and behaviors are split up in the brains of mice

Like broccoli and ice cream on a toddler’s plate, the brain also keeps nice and nasty information in separate places. Within the amygdala, an important memory center in the brain, pleasant experiences, tastes, and smells are confined to the back of the basolateral nucleus (BLA), while unpleasant ones are stored at the front. These anterior […]

By October 25, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Disease-causing gut bacteria common in children

Disease-causing gut bacteria common in children

Gut bacteria that can inhibit growth are more common in children than we thought A type of bacteria, which can cause diarrhea and inhibit growth in children in developing countries, has been found in 14% of a sample of children in an industrialized country. However, the children had only mild gastrointestinal symptoms or no symptoms […]

By October 10, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Locating social memories in the brain: Haven’t I seen you someplace before?

Locating social memories in the brain: Haven’t I seen you someplace before?

Research at the RIKEN-MIT Center for Neural Circuit Genetics has identified where social memories are located in the brain. Published in the journal Science, the study shows that memories of social encounters are stored in a specific brain circuit that includes the ventral hippocampus, and that they remain in the brain even after mice can […]

By October 2, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Brain more robust than previously thought

Brain more robust than previously thought

The brain is well capable of coping with the erratic way individual brain cells transmit information. This robustness is quite useful because variation in signal transmission doesn’t merely concern noise, but also contains valuable information. This is the finding of research conducted by neuroscientists from the University of Amsterdam. Their results are published in the […]

By September 8, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Current atmospheric models underestimate the dirtiness of Arctic air

Current atmospheric models underestimate the dirtiness of Arctic air

Black carbon aerosols—particles of carbon that rise into the atmosphere when biomass, agricultural waste, and fossil fuels are burned in an incomplete way—are important for understanding climate change, as they absorb sunlight, leading to higher atmospheric temperatures, and can also coat Arctic snow with a darker layer, reducing its reflectivity and leading to increased melting. […]

By May 31, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
16th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference and Expo SGEM 201

16th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference and Expo SGEM 201

Annual International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference and Expo SGEM again call to gather all global minds in one at the most splendid resort of Bulgaria, Albena, from 28 June till 7 July, 2016 to make best geoscientists collaborate, exchange ideas and their scientific experience. The GeoConferences is one of the most successful forums in its field […]

Crowdfunding archaeologists launch campaign to discover first Lindisfarne monastery

Crowdfunding archaeologists launch campaign to discover first Lindisfarne monastery

DigVentures, the crowdfunding archaeological social enterprise, today, 4 March, announces a major excavation to discover the location of the first monastery on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne. The excavation follows new research by Dr David Petts, Lecturer in the Archaeology of Northern England at Durham University, and a world-leading expert on the archaeology of Lindisfarne, […]