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Entries in brain science (17)

Thursday
Mar012012

Wealthy More Likely to Cheat, Cut Off Pedestrians with Cars, Keep Wrong Change & Take Candy From Children

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Photo illustration: Curtis Mann; Photo: Owen Franken/CorbisFor centuries, common wisdom has been that the most effective way to forget a horrible memory is to talk it out. Today researchers understand that the process of erasing painful and traumatic memories is more complex, because the memory itself is always changing. Wired writes in The Forgetting Pill Erases Painful Memories Forever:

New research is showing that every time we recall an event, the structure of that memory in the brain is altered in light of the present moment, warped by our current feelings and knowledge. That’s why pushing to remember a traumatic event so soon after it occurs doesn’t unburden us; it reinforces the fear and stress that are part of the recollection.

Neuroscientists have a molecular explanation of why and the methodology os how the brain processes painful memories and illnesses like PTSD and addiction. Soon, writes Wired, people will have a choice of whether or not to take a pill that will erase painful memories.

Ethics & Wealth

It’s no surprise that rich people driving luxury cars have few qualms about running lesser beings in smaller cars off the road. But taking candy from children? Surely a new study reported in the National Academy of Science is exaggerating when it concludes that people driving expensive cars are more likely to cut off pedestrians in San Francisco, more likely to cheat to win a prize, pocket extra change handed to them in error and ‘yes’ take candy from children.

Because rich people have more financial resources, they’re less dependent on social bonds for survival, the Berkeley researchers led by Paul Piff, who is studying for a doctorate in psychology. Self-interest reigns among the rich, causing them to have fewer qualms about breaking the rules.

“There is a strong notion that when people don’t have much, they’re really looking out for themselves and they might act unethically,” said Scott Wiltermuth, who researches social status at USC’s Marshall School of Business and wasn’t involved in the study. “But actually, it’s the upper-class people that are less likely to see that people around them need help — and therefore act unethically.” via LA Times

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The Rape Painting by Darwin LeonWomen’s health care won a victory in the US Senate yesterday when the chamber voted 51-48 to block an amendment by Missouri Republican Roy Blunt that would have cancelled President Barack Obama’s administration mandate that health insurers cover contraception without charge for employees of religiouisly-affiliated institutions.

The Republican measure “takes aim at women’s access to health care,” said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat. “It would allow any employer or insurer to deny coverage for virtually any treatment for virtually any reason.” Mammograms, flu shots and prenatal care are among the services women could be denied, Reid said. via BloombergBusinessweek

Democrats say that Republicans in moderate states like Massachusetts will pay a price in the November elections for supporting a bill that doesn’t reflect the views of the majority of Americans, including large blocks of Republicans.

Republican Backlash?

A new poll suggests that Democrats may dead-on, especially if the Republican War on Women continues. It’s been decades since women’s rights had such extensive coverage in the public press.

Sixty-three percent of Americans said they supported the new birth control coverage requirement in a Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation poll conducted in mid-February. Breaking down the numbers, 8 in 10 Democrats supported the measure but only 4 in 10 Republicans voiced approval, writes the New York Times. 6 in 10 people calling themselves Independents voiced support for the measure.

Kaiser found little gender gap differences in support. Among younger Republicans 18 to 49, just over half supported the birth control program, with only 1 in 3 Republicans over 50 supporting the measure. The study confirmed disappointment verging on disgust that Republicans were making these issues a priority instead of jobs.

Writing for The Daily Beast, Michael Tomasky says that Mitt Romney backed himself in a serious corner when he first declared himself against the Blunt-Rubio contraception amendment on Wednesday and then reversed himself. Romney supported an identical bill — as did most Republicans a decade ago — when he was governor of Massachusetts.

Tuesday
Feb282012

Dems Positive Re Winning Snowe's Maine Senate Seat | A Depressed Brain Discovery | Anne on PInterest

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Maine Republican Senator Olympia Snowe is retiring.Maine Senator Republican Olympia Snowe has announced that she won’t seek reelection, citing gridlock and pure partisanship as the reason she is putting her seat in play.

I do find it frustrating, however, that an atmosphere of polarization and “my way or the highway” ideologies has become pervasive in campaigns and in our governing institutions. … [W]hat I have had to consider is how productive an additional term would be. Unfortunately, I do not realistically expect the partisanship of recent years in the Senate to change over the short term. So at this stage of my tenure in public service, I have concluded that I am not prepared to commit myself to an additional six years in the Senate, which is what a fourth term would entail. As I enter a new chapter, I see a vital need for the political center in order for our democracy to flourish and to find solutions that unite rather than divide us. It is time for change in the way we govern.

Christian Science Monitor writes that Maine is largely Democratic today, although Snowe was very popular. Obama won Maine by 17 points in 2008 and is expected to win again in November.

The Depressed Brain

UCLA researchers studying depression have observed that people suffering from depression have increased connections among most areas of their brain. A healthy brain must be able to regulate its connections to function properly.

Dr. Andrew Leuchter, a professor of psychiatry at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA explains: “The brain must be able to first synchronize, and then later desynchronize, different areas in order to react, regulate mood, learn and solve problems.”

The depressed brain maintains its ability form functional connections but loses it ability to turn off these connections, putting it in a permanent state of hyperactivity. via Science Daily

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Adweek focues on Pinterest: The New Facebook for Lifestyle Magazine. With its mostly female user base (68%) and focus on visuals, Pinterest is in play. Traffic is up 10-fold in the last six months, for the three-year-old Pinterest writes WSJ.

Comcast reports that Pinterest passed the 50,000 monthly visitors for the first time in May 2011. In January the site surpassed the 11-million mark.

Anne has been on Pinterest for one week and is very happy with our traffic response and followers generated. Much easier to operate than Tumblr, if you want separate concepts like Fashion & Style vs Values & Ideas, flipping from one board to the next is so easy.

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Mother-Son Bond Is Tricky

Getty imagesCan we just be honest, asks Kate Stone Lombardi, talking about mother/son relationships.

For generations mothers have gotten one message: that keeping their sons close is wrong, possibly even dangerous. A mother who fosters a deep emotional bond with her son, we’ve been told, is setting him up to be weak and effeminate—an archetypal mama’s boy. He’ll never be independent or able to form healthy adult relationships. As the therapist and child-rearing guru Michael Gurian wrote in his 1994 book about mothers and sons, “a mother’s job…is very much to hold back the coming of manhood.” A well-adjusted, loving mother is one who gradually but surely pushes her son away, both emotionally and physically, in order to allow him to become a healthy man.

Society doesn’t worry about ‘masculinizing’ our girls. Why does a close mother/son bond make everyone so nervous? Read on at WSJ

Friday
Feb172012

Adele Trashes Newt in Song | Does Online Dating Promote Happier Relationships? | Texting Dimishes Linguistic Ability

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Getty ImagesIn 2005 only 3% of Americans reported meeting their partners online. By 2007-09, the figure was 22% for heterosexual couples and 6% for same-sex couples. After meeting through friends, digital dating is the second most common way that couples find each other.

In an in-depth review of 400 studies and surveys on the subject of Internet dating, including the results of scientific algorithms on sites like eHarmony, PerfectMatch and Chemistry, researchers argue that online dating isn’t more effective than traditional dating for finding a happy relationship.

The authors also found that the sheer number of candidates that some sites provide their love-seeking singles — which can range from dozens to hundreds — can actually undermine the process of finding a suitable mate. The fact that candidates are screened via their profiles already sets up a judgmental, “shopping” mentality that can lead people to objectify their potential partners. Physical appearance and other intangible characteristics may certainly be part of the spark that brings two people together, but having to sift through hundreds of profiles may become overwhelming, forcing the looker to start making relationship decisions based on increasingly superficial and ultimately irrelevant criteria. via TIME

Study: Interracial marriage, acceptance growing CNN

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Credit: © Suprijono Suharjoto / Fotolia)Modern Linguistics

Text messaging used more often has a negative impact on an individuals linguistic ability to interpret and accept new words. Read on at Science Daily

Alcohol’s Impact on Different Brains

Using brain scans of two strains of mice drinking large amounts of alcohol, scientists determined that one one group of mice experienced serious shrinkage in some areas of the brain. Only those mice lacking a dopamine D2 receptor suffered alcohol-induced brain damage. Read on at Science Daily

‘It’ Girl Photographers

Hanneli Mustaparta is known for her personal style and her photos..Deidre Schoo for The New York TimesA growing pack of talented female photographers in the spotlight, writes NYTimes Style.  “They are all the more remarkable for effortlessly working both sides of the camera. Impeccable dressers themselves, women like Candice Lake, Hanneli Mustaparta and Tamu McPherson are often photographed by their peers. In pursuing street-style stars, they have become nouveau celebrities in their own right.”