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There is one more way how to use neuroscience for better education and learning - the brain-based coaching by David Rock. This kind of applied neuroscience is part of some managerial courses. The limits of neuroscience has been mentioned by Benedict XVI. in his encyklica Caritas in Veritate.


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I can't speak to color blindness, but a little about the neural correlates of color processing in general. There has been some thought that macaque V4 (non-primary or extrastriate visual cortex) and the human V4 topologue may be responsible for color processing--some studies have found wavelength-specific cells in V4, but other studies have found no greater ...


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Interesting question! I performed a fairly extensive search in Google Scholar and Scopus using various keyword searches, including, but not limited to "color blindness and plasticity", "color blind and brain", "dichromates brain", and "monochromates brain". Strikingly, I found nothing. The reason is aptly explained by Solomon & Rosa, 2014 and I quote ...


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Most of the 'true' hallucinogens are classified as 5HT2A agonists. 5HT2A is a postsynaptic serotonin receptor. Serotonin-specific reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) on the other hand act by increasing serotonin (5HT) levels in the brain, which in turn activates presynaptic 5HT1A receptors. Due to a continuous stimulation of these 5HT1A receptors they become ...


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There are myriad plants (amongst other sources) containing psychoactive chemicals, many of which produce a vast array of other affects of which hallucinations are merely one. A source that by mere virtue of being a hallucinogen does not necessarily mean it will alleviate depression in either the long or the long term. Relatively little is known about the ...


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Verbalizing out loud is a technique that is actually very useful. Once this begins (out loud, I'm not sure about in your head) the amygdala gets slower and the prefrontal cortex lights up.


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Preliminary answer I intend to improve later. Stumbled upon this in the context of description of how people read: According to this paper on readin (Sousa, 2005), novice readers internally verbalize written words of English and German using "an area of the brain just above and behind Wernicke's area". This area then communicates with the Broca's area and ...


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Yes, you can experience the stroboscopic effect under continuous illumination. This wikipedia article does a nice job of summarizing relevant findings. As mentioned in the article, there are two competing theories for how the stroboscopic effect happens under continuous illumination in the human visual system. The first theory is that human visual ...


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There are different types of masking that may have different mechanisms. Even backward masking may mean: noise masking - such as when white noise is presented pattern masking - when target-resembling pattern of lines is shown metacontrast masking - when an object adjacent to target (but not occluding it) and highly different in contrast is used object ...


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In short, I'm interested in cognitive, neuroscientific, biological and/or computational perspectives on what we vaguely refer to as meaning seeking. That's not very short. :-P it seems to me that a meaningful existence requires the absence of cognitive dissonances, but I wonder what science would have to say about this, and if there is any ...



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