Preliminary results are in from a huge online experiment designed to test a flaw in the way the brain stores memories. [VIDEO]
Earlier this year, an online memory experiment was launched on the Guardian blog. They had an extraordinary response. In the three weeks the experiment was live, tens of thousands of people of all ages and from all around the world took part, making it one of the biggest memory experiments ever conducted. Although they only had a couple of weeks to process the responses, here’s a sneak preview of the numbers from a sample of 27,000 participants. Continue reading
Heightened activity between the emotional and auditory parts of the brain explains why the sound of chalk on a blackboard or a knife on a bottle is so unpleasant.
In a study published today in the Journal of Neuroscience and funded by the Wellcome Trust, Newcastle University scientists reveal the interaction between the region of the brain that processes sound, the auditory cortex, and the amygdala, which is active in the processing of negative emotions when we hear unpleasant sounds. Continue reading
The latest buzz in the Open Access community is that Maryann Martone is joining the board of Brain and Behavior in the role of co-Editor-in-Chief. Dr. Martone is a neuroscientist at the University of California at San Diego and a leader in the field of neuroinformatics, and she will complement the expertise Andrei Alexandrov brings to the journal as a practicing neurologist.
Dr. Martone started at UCSD in 1993 in the Department of Neurosciences and is currently the co-director of the National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research as well as the principal investigator of the Neuroscience Information Framework project. She has also served as the US scientific representative to the International Neuroinformatics Coordinating Facility (INCF), helping to develop tools and standards for neuroscience data exchange. We are excited to have a Maryann join our team, as her breadth of knowledge and experience make her uniquely qualified to work on an open access journal, such as Brain and Behavior, with the goals of rapid and wide dissemination of research in neuroscience, neurology, psychology, and psychiatry.
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