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The mind is an interesting subject to study on, with its intricate, complicated nuances making people act the way they do. Ajay Satpute thought along these same lines, which made him try his hand in many fields - such as psychology and religion - before finally settling on neuroscience. After completing his graduation and post-doctoral from the University of California and Columbia University respectively, he...

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ASome neuroscientists have been studying the explanation of how the brain works. The research basically focuses on the brain’s predictions and expectations about reality. A “predictive coding theory” was developed which suggests that the brain makes up models or beliefs at each level of the cognitive process. These beliefs generally revolve around the information that they should be receiving from the lower part of the...

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Two men were walking on a street side-by-side towards a camera. One of them was wearing a black outfit and another, white T-shirt with Khakis. The astonishing part was that the camera reports only one person, the other person with white T-shirt was invisible.   The white T-shirt was designed by researchers at Northeastern University, IBM, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, to deceive the specific neural...

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Donald O,Malley, associate professor of biology at Northeastern University, discusses the latest trend in science and how everyone is keeping up with it. He begins by stating how a company named Ancestry DNA sold more than 1 million test kits to consumers to keep up with the latest trend. These test kits reveal the genetic print or gene sequences of an individual, but one that...

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“Much of what you read about the brain is riddled with myths or fiction, or simply outdated science,” says Lisa Feldman Barrett, University Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Northeastern University.  Barrett is currently working on her next book, Seven Insights About The Brain, which will be a collection of seven short essays. She aims to spread information and bust neuroscience myths through her book. "You...

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Nigeria is a country in West Africa. Nigeria is often referred to as the "Giant of Africa", owing to its large population and economy. Since its independence in 1960, Nigeria has had a very limited scope of legal coverage for social protection. Besides, over 90% of the Nigerian population are without health insurance coverage. The quality of health care services delivered is poor and remains a huge source...

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The scientific study of the nervous system is called Neuroscience. However, there are a lot of common misconceptions about the functioning of the brain. It is often difficult separate brain facts from fiction once these myths take hold in the public consciousness. Lisa Feldman Barrett, a neuroscientist at the Northeastern University is of the belief that it is high time to correct these myths. Much of what we read about...

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