Heightened Senses: Cross-Modal Neuroplasticity
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Heightened Senses: Cross-Modal Neuroplasticity

Envision this scenario.  It’s the end of a grueling hike and you’re racing back to civilization along a trail in the mountains as darkness falls.  You’ve become separated from your fellow hikers when all of a sudden the last beams of sunlight fade and the moonless night descends.  You reach into your backpack for your … Continue reading

Is Self-Awareness Humanity’s Greatest Trait?
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Is Self-Awareness Humanity’s Greatest Trait?

The adult human brain is comprised of approximately 86 billion neurons on average, with at least as many nonneuronal cells, networked together to create the substance and memories of a human being.  Every skill that you’ve acquired, every memory that you’ve formed, and every experience you’ve ever had is contained and represented by these neural … Continue reading

Reverse Inference: Neuroscience’s Greatest Fallacy?
Neuro News / Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders / Neuroscience Technologies / Popular Articles

Reverse Inference: Neuroscience’s Greatest Fallacy?

The recent unveiling of the BRAIN Initiative promised a greater understanding of cognition through improved imaging techniques.  However, the biggest problem in neuroscience is not the limits of technology, but the way inferences are being drawn from that technology. The usual inference drawn from functional neuroimaging studies is that when a certain cognitive process occurs, … Continue reading