Scott Weems, a cognitive neuroscientist
, argues that laughing is an involuntary reaction to our resolution of a cognitive conflict.
In "Places of the Heart: The Psychogeography of Everyday Life", Colin Ellard (A cognitive neuroscientist
at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and Director of its Urban Realities Laboratory) explores how our homes, workplaces, cities, and nature (places we escape to and can't escape from) have influenced us throughout history, and how our brains and bodies respond to different types of real and virtual space.
Proving that the adolescent human brain really does show a peak of sensitivity to certain signals in the environment will be tough, though, says Delia Fuhrmann, a cognitive neuroscientist
at University College London.
Overall, this project will contribute to 1) refine current neurocognitive and economic models of decision-making, 2) train a promising cognitive neuroscientist
to tackle human decision issues relevant to social sciences, with advanced quantitative economic/computational tools, and 3) foster fruitful cross-talks between scholars from economics, psychology, and neuroscience at the host institution.
IN 2011, Shai Danziger, PhD, a cognitive neuroscientist
at Tel Aviv University School of Management, and his colleagues published a groundbreaking paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that gave new insight into the old adage, "Justice depends on what the judge had for breakfast.
Professor Sophie Scott, Wellcome Trust Senior Fellow at University College London (UCL), stand-up comedian and cognitive neuroscientist
also gave a lecture.
Janina Seubert, a cognitive neuroscientist
said that odor pleasantness and facial attractiveness integrate into one joint emotional evaluation and this may indicate a common site of neural processing in the brain.
Groundbreaking research shows how subjective and personal experiences can lend to research and serves as the foundation for an examination by a cognitive neuroscientist
who writes about all the disciplines involved in the science of consciousness.
The study was by no means comprehensive: as Christian Jarrett, a cognitive neuroscientist
writing for Wired magazine points out, there was no control group, the size of the connectivity changes was not reported, not much is known about the subjects' reading history, and there was no direct comparison to activities other than reading.
The human sense of smell is far better at guiding us through our everyday lives than we give it credit for," said senior author Johan LundstrEaA[micro]m, PhD, a cognitive neuroscientist
TOP TIPS TO IMPROVE YOUR MEMORY COGNITIVE neuroscientist
and psychologist Dr Lynda Shaw (www.
This fall, Adam Anderson, associate professor at the University of Toronto who specializes in the psychology and neuroscience of emotions, and Eve De Rosa, associate professor and comparative cognitive neuroscientist
at the University of Toronto, are joining the college's Department of Human Development.