Yearly Archive for 2014
If you read a lot of neuroscience articles, or even just news about the brain, you'll likely notice that there's a significant gender imbalance: almost all of the big names are men. But a 17-year-old girl from Denver is trying to change that. Grace Greenwald founded The Synapse Project to connect young women with professors and scientists to establish mentor relationships that will help them learn about, develop a passion for, and enter the field of neuroscience.
Depression involves, in part, dysfunctions in the perception of, response to, and interpretation of emotions. Research is now focusing on biomarkers that are involved in the pathophysiology of depression, which may lead to improved treatments.
Identifying deception is something humans have attempted to do for centuries. Initial techniques, such as facial expression interpretation, were developed without technology. Later, simple technologies, such as the polygraph, were designed to detect physiological changes consistent with the autonomic arousal that often accompanies the act of lying. More recently, a powerful technique, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), has gained popularity as a potential lie detector and is sometimes used commercially for this purpose.
Henry Gustav Molaison (1926-2008) was perhaps the best-known and most studied patient in the history of neuroscience. Henry became the subject of a scientific article which would become one of the most cited articles in the history of medical literature.