Go ahead and sulk. Unhappiness won’t kill you. A study published on Wednesday in The Lancet, following one million middle-aged women in Britain for 10 years, finds that the widely held view that happiness enhances health and longevity is unfounded

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Dogs were the first animals people domesticated, long before the earliest human civilizations appeared. Today, tens of thousands of years later, dogs have an unusually close relationship with us. They share our homes and steal our hearts – and have even evolved to love us back. Sadly, they also suffer from many of the same difficult-to-treat psychiatric and neurological diseases we do

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Do we really need to study terrorists’ brains in order to understand their actions? Would a neuroscience of terrorism help us to prevent atrocities? To answer this question we need to distinguish between theoretical and practical approaches to this issue

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Widening the use of deep brain stimulation: Ethical considerations in research on DBS to treat Anorexia Nervosa

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Pigeons, with training, did just as well as humans in a study testing their ability to distinguish cancerous from healthy breast tissue samples. The birds were rewarded with food pellets when they correctly identified tumor samples. The pigeons were able to generalize what they learned, correctly spotting tumors in unseen microscope images

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OMG – What R They Thinking?

November 20, 2015

Video from our Bioethics Seminar Series: Douglas Diekema presents on adolescent brain development and the implications for decision making

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Philosopher Eric Schwitzgebel argues that conscious machines would deserve special moral consideration akin to our own children

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We used to believe our brains couldn’t be changed. Now we believe they can – if we want it enough. But is that true? Will Storr wades through the facts and fiction

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