• Tweet Year in Review

    Each year I review 12 months-worth of articles I’ve tweeted about to get a handle on what’s been hot and what’s not in the world of brain science. My daily scouring of the latest brain news usually results in around 10 to 20 articles per week that I feel merit making a link and posting it on Twitter (@drjacklewis). For an article to be deemed tweet-worthy it has to be real science, usually brain-related and written in an accessible, compelling way so that anyone can get something out of it.

    This year the top three categories of brain-related articles I’ve been tweeting about were on the topics of strategies for improving brain health, brain scanning studies and experiments relevant to understanding how young brains differ from adult brains.

    I’ve pulled out 15 of my favourites from 2017 and beneath these you’ll find the whole year’s worth:

    1. The mere presence of your smartphone reduces brain power, study shows bit.ly/2u8Vxym
    2. Brain training to help people avoid the need for reading glasses in middle age nyti.ms/2nstfhN
    3. To help comprehend just how much complexity is contained within a single cubic millimetre of brain tissue bit.ly/DrJ1CubBrMm
    4. The pen is mightier than the keyboard bit.ly/DrJMightyPen
    5. Influential tech investor slams Silicon Valley for adopting techniques that encourage compulsive media consumption bit.ly/DrJscncmplsv
    6. Neuroscientist Molly Crockett explains Brexit debacle in terms of our aversion to disadvantageous inequality bit.ly/DrJCrockBrex
    7. Fantastic article by Tali Sharot explaining why brains continue to believe info even after it’s revealed to be false bit.ly/DrJFakeNews
    8. Read for 30mins every single day and you’ll (probably) live for two years longer than if you don’t bit.ly/drJReadDaily
    9. Firm body, firm brain: magnetic resonance elastography shows positive correlation between memory & hippocampal firmness! bit.ly/DrJFitBdFitBrn
    10. Two large studies find that heavy coffee consumption predicts reduced mortality ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28693038 & ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28693036
    11. Vagus nerve stimulation implant zaps man back into consciousness after 15 years in post-car crash vegetative state bit.ly/2wPJax6
    12. Using high frequency magnetic stimulation to zap the voices generated by schizophrenic brains: bit.ly/DrJzapthevoices
    13. Fresh human brain, anyone? [don’t watch this if you’re eating, if not -behold the wonderous mass betwixt thine ears] bit.ly/2giJZaL
    14. AI based on organisation of visual brain thwarts CAPCHA “Are you a robot?” security measures bit.ly/DrJCAPCHAbash
    15. An essay on a neuroscience-informed approach to improving the prison service bit.ly/DrJNformedPrisn

    Below is every brain-related article I posted between 1st Dec 2016 and 30th Nov 2017 with clickable links so you can navigate straight to anything you find interesting:

    November 2017

    Opt in or out of old-aged infirmity – the choice is yours bit.ly/DrJ70new50

    Dog ownership makes middle aged people less likely to die or suffer cardiovascular problems according to study of over 3 million swedes bit.ly/DrJDogLifeExt

    Dolphin and killer whale brains reflect their intensely social nature bit.ly/DrJSocialCet

    The man behind Kernel’s efforts to crack the Brain Computer Interface challenge bit.ly/2z7rqhQ

    Monkey amputees trained to use a robotic arm via electrodes implanted into their brains give new insight into the mechanisms of neuroplasticity bit.ly/DrJMnkRobArm

    From American football to football football – study sets out to discover whether all those headers cause long term brain trouble bit.ly/DrJFootyBran

    If you never got around to reading about how avatar therapy can reduce schizophrenic hallucinations bit.ly/DrJSchAvTher you’ll be happy to hear we cover it in the latest episode of our @GCweirdscience podcast! bit.ly/DrJGeekChicPod

    I cannot wait until the longitudinal data on the impacts of allowing technology to constantly interrupt whatever we’re doing is finally published. In the meantime we have articles like this (which at least make people stop and think) bit.ly/DrJCyberSlack

    The record company exec’s dream come true: how much people like a song can be influenced by applying magnetic fields to a listener’s brain (Zatorre lab) bit.ly/DrJMagMusLik

    Do your brain training at the gym, the benefits may well be multiplicative bit.ly/DrJBrTrGym

    Actually, New Scientist covers the story much better… bit.ly/DrJAdHiStakes Brain imaging study highlights difficulties younger adolescents have compared to older adolescents when making (relatively) high stakes decisions

    Neuroscience study compares impact of after-school music lessons versus sports on brain structure and cognitive flexibility in kids from disadvantaged communities bit.ly/DrJMusicBrain

    Brain imaging study highlights difficulties younger adolescents have compared to older adolescents when making (relatively) high stakes decisions bit.ly/DrJAdolStakes

    Being a loner not always associated with bad outcomes. When freely chosen rather than compelled by socially-induced anxiety it predicts superior creativity bit.ly/DrJIsolCreat

    Cognitive training improves innovative thinking, along with corresponding positive brain changes, in healthy adults over the age of 55 bit.ly/DrJCogTrn55pl

    Couples may..have more opportunities for social engagement than single people-a factor that has been linked to better health and lower dementia risk bit.ly/DrJMarryDem

    The Society for Neuroscience conference is always full of surprises – love the study where they taught rhesus monkeys to play chicken and cooperate to maximise their earnings bit.ly/DrJRhesChickn

    Head and/or face pain tends to induce more emotional suffering, new study suggests it’s because neurons from these body parts plug directly into the parabrachial nucleus – others are indirectly connected bit.ly/DrJHdFcPn

    60% of people are pro-socials, meaning they prefer resources to be distributed equally among everyone, but these pro-socials – according to a new study – are more prone to depression bit.ly/DrJProsocDep

    Stress experienced by fathers may alter gene expression in their sperm, potentially leading to less resilient offspring bit.ly/DrJStressSperm

    Where neuroscience meets Virtual Reality, beautiful things can happen bit.ly/DrJNeuroXvr

    Interested in building games in virtual reality? Here’s a great lesson in what NOT to do if you want to create a sense of satisfaction when the player finally cracks the puzzle bit.ly/DrJVRescFAIL [if you don’t like swearing, DO NOT click the link]

    Turns out that smartphone addiction might be a thing after all – Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy study suggests it leads to neurotransmitter imbalance (GABA/glutamate) bit.ly/DrJPhoneAdict

    Head and/or face pain tends to induce more emotional suffering, new study suggests it’s because neurons from these body parts plug directly into the parabrachial nucleus – others are indirectly connected bit.ly/DrJHdFcPn

    “Stress experienced by fathers may alter gene expression in their sperm, potentially leading to less resilient offspring” bit.ly/DrJStressSperm

    Neuroscience study compares impact of after-school music lessons versus sports on brain structure and cognitive flexibility in kids from disadvantaged communities bit.ly/DrJMusicBrain

    Taste of what’s being talked about at the Society for Neuroscience conference today bit.ly/DrJTasteSfN17

    Study tests whether people recall images they were briefly shown (but not asked to memorise) 10 years previously bit.ly/DrJ10yrsLater

    Going beyond opioids in pain management to avoid the potential for addiction brings us to… snail venom bit.ly/DrJByndOpio

    The more you exercise the less your telomeres shorten, helping you to stay (biologically) young: bit.ly/DrJ70new50

    New brain probe has 1,000 recording sites per millimetre and is likely to be a “game-changer” for neuroscience research bit.ly/DrJBrainProbe

    Tales of a brain detective nyti.ms/2zqhDTj

    Mind-typing is on the horizon bit.ly/DrJMindType

    How the presence of irrelevant alternatives on a menu affect decision-making Decoy effect examined in fMRI-TMS study bit.ly/DrJMktgTrx

    Sleep deprivation makes your brain cells sluggish – literally – according to measurements from human neurons bit.ly/DrJSlpDepSlug

    Don’t spank your kids. What did and didn’t happen in your own childhood is irrelevant, we know better now… bit.ly/DrJDontSpank

    Brains severely damaged by heart attack more likely to recover if brain scans show that core connectivity is intact bit.ly/DrJPostHAbrnscn

    If GABA (in hippo) can reduce neg thoughts & high fat diet reduces GABA,then do high fat diets promote neg thoughts? bit.ly/DrJHiFatHiAnx

    An essay on a neuroscience-informed approach to improving the prison service bit.ly/DrJNformedPrisn

    Re-defining the phrase “Spaced Out” – what happens to an astronaut’s brain over the course of a long trip bit.ly/DrJSpacedOut

    The trouble with clinical trials involving brain implants… bit.ly/2zoOrg7

    Sweet dreams… make those zzzzz’s count bbc.in/2lCppnF

    OCT 2017

    If you’ve heard people moaning about the clocks going back, you may wish to take them out with this bit.ly/DrJBrBenClkBk

    New study demonstrates 40% faster learning with tDCS in non-human primates bit.ly/DrJfstrlrng

    Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) therapy for depression and OCD may trigger transient episodes of rage bit.ly/DrJtDCSrage

    AI based on organisation of visual brain thwarts CAPCHA “Are you a robot?” security measures bit.ly/DrJCAPCHAbash

    All hail the king of brain training, Dual n-back, freely available from brainworkshop.sourceforge.net for almost a decade! bit.ly/DrJDualNking

    I love that dolphins gossip about each other when the subject of the gossip isn’t around bit.ly/2yOjvFA

    Science of the female orgasm revisited bit.ly/DrJFemOrgasm

    Resetting the Circadian Clock Might Boost Metabolic Health ja.ma/2xGe4Z6

    Psilocybin therapy described as feeling like reset button had been pressed for many depressed people in neuro study bbc.in/2ymbV24

    Fresh human brain, anyone? [don’t watch this if you’re eating, if not -behold the wonderous mass betwixt thine ears] bit.ly/2giJZaL

    Activity-dependent plasticity can re-establish voluntary control of movement..after complete paralysis in humans bit.ly/DrJRecovParal

    Plans are afoot to grow a little-known cannabinoid (cannabidivarin) in GM yeast as a therapy to treat epilepsy bit.ly/DrJCBDV

    Cybernetics in action: a robot that can swim… & fly bit.ly/DrJCybernetics

    Feeling connected to others is vital for health so audio brain training for hard-of-hearing could be a real boon bit.ly/DrJAudioTrng

    If the body has to choose between fuelling the brain or the skeletal muscles, brains win every time bit.ly/2yvZjIe

    Waste not want not – how offcuts from human surgery are helping to unravel the #SecretsOfTheBrain bit.ly/DrJHmnBrnRes

    More hope means less anxiety bit.ly/DrJHopeProtects

    A window into the brain’s autopilot mode bit.ly/DrJBrAutoplt

    How to do lucid dreaming more effectively bit.ly/DrJLucidDrms

    Feeling connected to others is vital for health so audio brain training for hard-of-hearing could be a real boon bit.ly/DrJAudioTrng

    If the body has to choose between fueling the brain or the skeletal muscles, brains win every time bit.ly/2yvZjIe

    New GDF15 drugs progressing through pre-clinical testing show good prospects in fight against the obesity pandemic bit.ly/DrJGDF15wtls

    New theory suggests migraines occur when brains sensitive to oxidative stress take steps to protect against damage bit.ly/DrJMigrProt

    Power of touch in soothing social pain bit.ly/DrJTouchSocPn

    Re: artificial retinas…it may actually take less work to enhance human vision than to restore normal vision: bit.ly/DrJEasya2Enh

    non-REM sleep is especially important in clearing plaques involved in Alzheimer’s disease from the brainî bit.ly/DrJNonREMdplq

    Great article to start trying to comprehend how much complexity is contained within1cubic millimetre of brain tissue bit.ly/DrJ1CubBrMm

    If you want to know how people are really feeling, close your eyes bit.ly/DrJHearEmot

    Neuroscientist Molly Crockett explains Brexit debacle in terms of our aversion to disadvantageous inequality bit.ly/DrJCrockBrex

    Phase II clinical trial of FDA-approved antihistamine restores function in patients with chronic multiple sclerosis bit.ly/DrJAntihstMS

    While perception tends to extract simple components and build up to complex features, recall appears to flip this bit.ly/DrJRecallBtoF

    Female brain’s attach more value to prosocial choices than men, whether due to nature or nurture uncertain bit.ly/DrJGendProS

    Who’d have thought there’s a genetic component to propensity to get divorced?!! bit.ly/DrJDivGenes

    Bad news for my high school which has a major A-road running between the 2playgrounds. Pollution & brain development bit.ly/DrJYngBrnPln

    Here’s a cracking (hyperbole-free) article describing where we’ve got to in the epic journey of merging mind&machine bit.ly/DrJBrnCmpInt

    Why do smart people do foolish things? Intelligence is not the same as critical thinking and the difference matters bit.ly/2y6vAUZ

    34,000 Norwegians followed over 11 years suggest exercise reduces incidence of depression -what are you waiting for? bit.ly/DrJExerBrain

    Experiencing traumatic brain injury – from the perspective of a science journalist knocked off her bike by a car bit.ly/DrJTrmBrnInj

    Mindfulness meditation influences different brain areas to compassion-based meditation bit.ly/DrJMedtnBrn

    Google’s DeepMind postulates that hippocampus doesn’t just contain memories of the past, but also visions of future bit.ly/DrJHipoFutr

    Geek Chic Weird Science podcast Ep81 is out now: this week we discuss living in lava tubes, the IgNobels & more… bit.ly/DrJGCWeirdSci

    Experimental transcranial Direct Current Stimulation significantly reduced fatigue in people with multiple sclerosis bit.ly/DrJtcDCS4MS

    Nobel prize for three researchers who unpicked the brain mechanisms of circadian rhythm bit.ly/DrJNobl17Circ

    Pregnancy fundamentally alters female brains, find a summary of the findings of this groundbreaking research here bit.ly/DrJPregBrain

    2,500 pickled human brains harvested from psychiatric patients in Essex now being studied in Belgium bit.ly/DrJBoxedBrains

     

    SEP 2017

    Being busy ruins creativity http://bigthink.com/21st-century-spirituality/creativity-and-distraction

    MRI study indicates that gamers deal better with uncertainty than those who don’t regularly play action video games bit.ly/DrJGmrsUncrt

    Vagus nerve stimulation implant zaps man back into consciousness after 15 years in post-car crash vegetative state bit.ly/2wPJax6

    A Beginner’s Guide to Machine Learning for Humans chw.ag/2fhexZW

    Fantastic article by Tali Sharot explaining why brains continue to believe info even after it’s revealed to be false bit.ly/DrJFakeNews

    Introducing… The International Brain Laboratory bit.ly/2xcEVZl

    Worrying takes up cognitive resources..get these worries out of your head through expressive writing..become more efficient bit.ly/2wu3BKP

    Researchers uncover mechanism behind calorie restriction and lengthened lifespan bit.ly/2jsCRJr

    Wow – the symptoms of anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis sound out of this world – imagine thinking you’re a T-Rex?! bit.ly/2h1rg3m

    I wrote a blog about the potential for deep brain stimulation without needing to put electrodes inside the brain… bit.ly/DrJFutureDBS

    Using high frequency magnetic stimulation to zap the voices generated by schizophrenic brains: bit.ly/DrJzapthevoices

    Move over stem cells, we can make motoneurons from people’s skin now… bit.ly/DrJmotoNfrmSKN

    MRI study reveals the vast majority of dogs love us “at least as much as food” nyti.ms/2gSbS9h

    Brains using photons for communication using neurons like optical fibres? Now i’ve heard it all… bit.ly/2wJ41ii

    Understand your child’s changing brain as the years go by ind.pn/2iW8pXQ

    All aboard who’s going aboard – wondering whether or not to get on the Brain Train? bit.ly/2x2kRf1

    Healthy glucose levels the key to a healthy ageing brain bit.ly/2x9vYCb

     

    AUG 2017

    Most of us alive today carry at least some DNA from a species that last lived tens of thousands of years ago bit.ly/2gc5Yzr

    Natural High? Finnish PET scanning study suggests High Intensity Interval Training boosts brain endorphins bit.ly/2ivpVlC

    Artificial Intelligence algorithm can predict dementia two years before onset on basis of single amyloid PET scan: bit.ly/2g5YWfC

    Here we go again: Aussie firm plans to target eSports gamers with their electrical brain stimulation headsets ab.co/2vWpDYk

    Scientists: There IS something you can do to save the world trib.al/n7zvDcl

    Struggle with insomnia? Try the Body Scan meditation shortly before bedtime bit.ly/2uIQ0i1

    In a nutshell: Walnuts activate brain region involved in appetite control bit.ly/2w61nVU

    Apparently cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can help procrastinators, personally i’d never get round to it.. bit.ly/2vP2pmO

    Eating walnuts makes brain area activated by unpleasant feelings(eg disgust) light up when people see junk food pics bit.ly/2wTMkfC

    Read for 30 mins every single day and you’ll (probably) live for two years longer than if you don’t bit.ly/drJReadDaily

    Firm body, firm brain: magnetic resonance elastography shows +’ve correlation between memory & hippocampal firmness! bit.ly/DrJFitBdFitBrn

    Thinking of a career change? Why not figure out how to accommodate extra 70k elderly who’ll need care by 2025 bit.ly/drJCare4Eld

    The robots are coming (and this are the places where you’ll see them first) bit.ly/2vwf53g

    Going on holiday soon? Lucky you. Please read this and then as soon as you get to your destination UNPLUG bit.ly/DrJUnplug

    Will the future involve supercomputers made out of networked “brain balls” in vast underground server rooms? bit.ly/DrJBrainBlls

    A brief glimpse into the future of the neurotechnology industry bit.ly/DrJNuroTech

    Memory like a sieve? Imagining the irritating consequences of an action sequence makes memories stickier bit.ly/DrJMemTrix1

    Just when you think you’re getting your head around how complicated brains are..turns out they’re more complex still bit.ly/DrJEvnMreCplx

    Calm down dear the mighty @Neuro_Skeptic provides much needed perspective on male/female brain difference headlines bit.ly/DrJGndBrnSPCT

    Learning in your sleep, very specific phases of sleep, mind bit.ly/DrJSlpLrn

    Are energy drinks the new gateway drug to the hard stuff? Probably not but this makes interesting reading bit.ly/DrJrBllGtwy

    Influential tech investor slams Silicon Valley for adopting techniques that encourage compulsive media consumption bit.ly/DrJscncmplsv

    Cash incentive-based neurofeedback goals enable control over functional connectivity. Could lead to brain therapies! bit.ly/DrJNfdbkConX

    Litmus test for the brain? bit.ly/DrJBrainpH

    Anyone for a brain-controlled Virtual Reality experience? The future will be here next year engt.co/2vfpGOA

    Coming Soon: sub-micron sized Nanoswimmer rockets to ferry drugs across the blood brain barrier bit.ly/2vblYXy

    Hot yoga reduces comfort eating in the mildly depressed bit.ly/DrJHotYog

    Finally someone’s figured out how to remove BPAs from drinking water safely, simply and, it seems, very thoroughly bit.ly/DrJBPAremov

    Specially engineered ceramic skull implant should improve future delivery of ultrasound/laser-based brain therapies bit.ly/DrJUSimplnt

    Who’d have thought: moderate alcohol intake is associated with lower rates of cognitive decline in elderly…cheers! bit.ly/DrJModBooz

    Slowly but surely we’re starting to uncover the biological mechanisms involved obesity bit.ly/DrJObesAdip

    Major breakthrough in our understanding of how brains perceive faces bit.ly/DrJFacePerc

    Neurofeedback can increase the incidence of alpha brainwave spindles but not their duration or amplitude bit.ly/DrJNeuroFdbk

    Aussies invest twice as much in bodily health than in their brain’s wellbeing. What would the figures be for you? bit.ly/2w0R42B

    Virus-restored plasticity – would you? bit.ly/DrJVrsRestPlst

     

    JUL 2017

    The pen is mightier than the keyboard bit.ly/DrJMightyPen

    Sugar linked to depression & memory problems in men @ERWatkins2 tinyurl.com/y7kvs27x

    A vital step closer to cheating death? Will we all be replenishing our hypothalamic stem cells come 2030? ind.pn/2eO8BqD

    In future schools will have to balance cognitive training with PE & brain stimulation, If this is anything to go by bit.ly/DrJCogXTrain

    Want to have your brain in a jar? And live to tell the tale? Believe it or not, this is now technically possible bit.ly/DrJBrainInJar

    Freeing up time by paying others to do your dirty work makes you happy bit.ly/DrJDechoreJoy

    I’d love to know what brain area this young lady’s therapists are pointing the TMS at – temporal pole? bit.ly/DrJ_TMStreat

    Here are some visual illusions to start the week and to remind you that your brain has no direct access to reality bit.ly/DrJIllusions

    How physical exercise prevents dementia bit.ly/2ukXISk

    I can’t quite believe how many of those born in the 21st century can reasonably expect to see their 100th birthday.. bit.ly/DrJ100isnew80

    Given heart delivers blood2brain 24/7 perhaps unsurprising that healthier heart in 20’s means healthy brain in 40’s bit.ly/DrJHeartHead

    Omega oils can be converted into cannabinoids that target the immune system to reduce inflammation bit.ly/DrJOm3Cann

    Human foetuses can tell the difference between spoken English and Japanese from inside the womb a month before birth bit.ly/DrJFoetLang

    These ravens have better planning skills than some people I know. ow.ly/qjyx30dJbE7

    Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never… oh wait, hang on, that’s not actually true nyti.ms/2u8b8Q0

    Let your kids play in the dirt. Immune systems, like brains, adapt to the local environment through exposure bit.ly/2u983km

    Composition of gut bacteria aged 1 seems to predict cognitive development aged 2. Whether or not this is causal is tbc bit.ly/2vxQ1pX

    WE NOW GO LIVE TO BREXIT pic.twitter.com/edf48mbqmj

    O2 and hyperbaric oxygen therapy reverses brain damage in drowned toddler bit.ly/2u1Bhjz

    Give us this day our daily crossword, forgive us our grammatic inaccuracies, deliver us from tongue-tiedness… bit.ly/2vwXV2I

    Fascinated by the brain? Here are some apps that explain how brains work. In sickness and in health bit.ly/2txqM5N

    A blast of light to spark dmPFC neurons and the previously subordinate mouse’s sumo skills went through the roof bit.ly/DrJSumoMice

    Flatcam: small enough to sit between skull/cortex to sense & deliver signals from ~millions of neurons to a computer bit.ly/DrJ_FlatCam

    Two large studies find that heavy coffee consumption predicts reduced mortality ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28693038 & ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28693036

    Immune cells pass dopamine molecules between them? (T cells -> B cells) Now I’ve heard it all bit.ly/DrJDopImmT2B

    Being generous to others makes us happy and brand new study published in Nature Comms helps to explain why bit.ly/DrJGive2BHap

    Video games and your brains bit.ly/DrJ_GameBrain

    Will we ever manage to simultaneously record activity from 1million neurons? $65M from DARPA says it CAN be done… bit.ly/DrJ_1MilNeur

    Look into my eyes, look into my eyes, your eyelids are starting to feel veeeeery heavy bit.ly/DrJ_Hypno

    I bought BEHAVE on a whim yesterday – now, having read this NYT review, I really can’t wait to get started nyti.ms/2uNCJVQ

    Psychopath brains overvalue immediate gratification over long term consequences even more than the rest of us bit.ly/2sHhuIA

    Brain wiring mapped in unprecedented detail using latest MRI technology bbc.in/2sHC7zC

    Brain training can work after all: 40% improvement in amnesic mild cognitive impairment after a bit of “Game Show” bit.ly/2t7SHfs

     

    JUN 2017

    Brain plasticity can occur in a “blastic” or a “clastic” direction. You have the power of controlling the switch -Dr. Merzenich In other words brain plasticity can have positive and negative consequences depending on what you do with your lifestyle choices

    Cockatoo drumming film bitly.com/gcwsDrumming

    High fat diet causes weight gain by increasing microglial cells and inflammation in the mouse hypothalamus bit.ly/2sNfVEj

    For those teaching pre-school kids to read, beware picture overload.. no more than one illustration per page is best bit.ly/2tLL7IT

    Higher IQ aged 11 predicts better chances of making it to 80 bit.ly/2tpqxxc

    Gambling on the Dark Side of Nudges: bit.ly/2tTpm72

    Why our brains need us to keep moving bit.ly/2scBind

    Regular moderately-intense exercise helps to delay onset of Alz, even in genetically-prone people ti.me/2sUbQ2O

    By many accounts, we’re experiencing an epidemic of anxiety, and several experts pin the blame on our smartphones bit.ly/2tku8tR

    The mere presence of your smartphone reduces brain power, study shows bit.ly/2u8Vxym

    Overstated evidence for short-term effects of violent games on aggression ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28639810

    What is cognitive reserve? How we can protect our brains from memory loss and dementia bit.ly/2tWLCvH

    PET study indicates 6 brain areas implicated in OCD exhibit signs of greater inflammation than in non-OCD brains bit.ly/DrJ_OCD_Inflam

    Multitasking reduces efficiency by 40% in the vast majority of humans.. now we know (part of) the reason why bit.ly/2sDPm66

    Now THIS is brain art bit.ly/2rRm9av

    Food for thought bit.ly/DrJFood4Thought

    Short blog on research studying how playing Tetris directly after traumatising experiences can reduce flashbacks bit.ly/DrJTetTerTher

    Brain circuitry of hunger regulation involves intimate relationship between hypothalamus & insula: bit.ly/DrJHungerHypIns

    Great article explaining why development of brain computer interfaces must proceed hand in hand with ethics, or else bit.ly/2sA8J2f

    Don’t Text While Parenting – It Will Make You Cranky dld.bz/eYRf7

    A nice, succinct explanation of the biological processes determining sex and gender bit.ly/DrJSexAndGender

    How to Stay Sharp in Later Life on.dana.org/2sUlOAE

    Blue Brain team discovers a multi-dimensional universe in brain networks bit.ly/2sf3GUx

    Could Einstein’s quirky habits be responsible for his genius? Maybe you have a few of them too…find out here! bbc.in/2rRABO1

    Implanting pig brain chemical manufacturing plant (choroid plexus) into Parkinson’s patients’ brains looks promising bit.ly/DrJPigPrksRmdy

    Temporal interference stimulation to target deep brain areas without opening the skull has HUUUGE potential bit.ly/2satP7D

    New study confirms performance boost in creative thinking task by reducing left frontal brain activation via tDCS bit.ly/DrJcreativeZap

    Seven beers per week increases chance of brain shrinkage and white matter degradation (over the course of decades) bit.ly/DrJ7beersPW

    Temporal interference seems like a much smarter form of brain stimulation than TMS or tDCS: nyti.ms/2rw4HqT

    This is an armadillo’s defense mechanism pic.twitter.com/gUUNaOmu4O

    Memory loss and other cognitive decline linked to blood vessel disease in the brain bit.ly/2rQzVcj

    Einstein’s first wife was a physicist too, who contributed to his work. ow.ly/3JBY30ck9TH

    New! Cassetteboy vs Theresa May – youtu.be/p7iUYWMD77w

    Typing by brain sounds great. Up to the point where,like Trump,every silly idle thought gets broadcast to the world bit.ly/DrJtypebybrain

    Human brain replays memories in fast-forward bit.ly/2rKrOho

    Human faces reconstructed from monkey brain data bit.ly/DrJBrainFaces

     

    No Tweets In May (Went into hiding to finish new book)

     

    APR 2017

    Tiny ancient skull has ridges suggesting possibility of Broca’s area therefore speech + self-evident burial instinct bit.ly/DrJ_Naledi

    The coconut octopus uses coconut shells as protection against predators! pic.twitter.com/wInVITqwaG

    Sugary drinks aren’t great for your brain health, neither are diet drinks, probably best to stick to juice and water bit.ly/DrJ_OneDietSoda

     

    Flying car costing more than $1 million goes on show in Monaco reut.rs/2p1FBPg

    Whether zapping brains improves or degrades memories depends on the timing and AI, it seems, can help with that.. nyti.ms/2pYpgbi

    A new study adds to the oft-controversial research on the apparent antiaging properties of “young blood”: scim.ag/2oW9Qab

    Contraceptive pill reduces quality of life bit.ly/2oraNU2

    ..arrest the progression–>change Alzheimer’s disease into something completely different so it becomes liveable.. bbc.in/2pF4v5h

    Relapse-prevention apps connect recovering addicts to support and use AI to predict when relapse is likely to occur bit.ly/DrJ_RelaPrevApp

    SuperAgers suggest that age-related cognitive decline is not inevitable bit.ly/DrJ_SuperAgers

    Aha! moments observed in eye tracking data bit.ly/DrJ_Aha

    Efficacy of ayahuasca – a hallucinogen usually used in shamanistic rituals – tested in clinical trial for depression bit.ly/DrJ_Ayahuasca

    A UK company is creating edible water blobs that it hopes will eradicate the world of plastic waste. pic.twitter.com/k2jHsYRNND

    Music-induced awakenings in Alzheimer’s patients… surely it’s worth a try?! bit.ly/2odwUxV

    Let your mind roam free bit.ly/DrJ_MindWander

    When people detect a moral conflict, zapping (tDCS) their brain (right dlPFC) helps to keep them honest bit.ly/2onTiaq

    An update on the differences between male and female brains on the basis of an even bigger brain imaging study bit.ly/2p28yIk

    Anti-Parkinson’s virus therapy bit.ly/2oj7b9R

    You can really identify a signature of the dreaming brain” bit.ly/2oj3bWU

    Born to love superheroes: Research into the roots of justice may contain hints for solving social ills bit.ly/2ofjVyb

    Are you a night owl? This could explain why bit.ly/DrJ_NightOwl

    Marmite – not just delicious – new study says a daily dose can significantly change how your brain works: bit.ly/2oB3T3d

    Nearly every disease killing us in later life has a causal link to lack of sleep bit.ly/DrJ_SleepDeep

     

    MAR 2017

    Science may have got multiple sclerosis all wrong, now they’ve figured out it’s caused by B-cells not T-cells we may be able to nip it in the bud bit.ly/2ola0Fo

    Maturation of white matter connecting front of brain to back key to understanding others around age of 4 years okd bit.ly/2nzk8vP

    Understanding the role of cannabinoids in stress relief, bit by bit bit.ly/2nNKtH9

    tetraplegic man can move his arm again just by thinking about it with device that reads brain –> stimulates muscles bit.ly/2obLKIQ

    I’ve said it once,I’ll say it again: if you want you brain to age gracefully -it’s time to get your dancing shoes on nyti.ms/2njb8Zc

    holotropic breathwork..uses hyperventilation-induced fainting to achieve..an expansion of awareness bit.ly/2nuQLsS

    Without an intact anterior temporal lobe you’d never be able to keep up with all the gossip sciof.us/2ov2HKG

    3min film of Ed Boyden sharing his vision of how the merger between brain&machine will unfold in the coming years bit.ly/DrJ_BoydnCoPro

    Brain training to help people avoid the need for reading glasses in middle age? Now that would be pretty cool… nyti.ms/2nstfhN

    There is a journal called Religion, Brain and Behaviour bit.ly/2nVqV1d

    New Alzheimer’s test can predict age when disease will appear buff.ly/2ne7ySy

    Older mums can often be better mums according to Danish study bit.ly/DrJ_Oldermums

    Ditch the GPS, use your noggin bit.ly/2n4uBhe

    What do smartphones do to our brains? We still don’t know bit.ly/2nNQrW1

    Extract of funnel web spider venom can protect against stroke damage even when given after the event bit.ly/2mngQNd

    Sexual afterglow – still benefits couples 48hrs later bit.ly/2mIrGso

    Imaging neurons in vivo with a needle thin probe… bit.ly/2n6MP3f

    Tea please… any colour will do bit.ly/2nDyqtp

    Humpback whales are organizing in huge numbers, and no one knows why pops.ci/DEYPA6

    Clever fMRI drug smuggling study investigates differences between recklessness & knowingly committing a crime bit.ly/DrJ_DrugSmug

    Cognitive enhancing drugs can improve chess play, scientists show bit.ly/2mGhsfG

    Metacognitive therapy addresses thinking processes 2 help people reduce depressive symptoms by lessening rumination bit.ly/DrJ_MCT4Deprsn

    amateur scientists who like to experiment with their own mixes..aren’t afraid to use their own brains as lab rats bit.ly/DrJ_StackTwats

    HIV can get into brain & interfere with cognitive process by disrupting white matter,MRI can detect this fairly well bit.ly/DrJ_HIV_MRI

    If all the Ice melted: National Geographic’s Interactive map on Rising Seas – Geoawesomeness buff.ly/2mYYkKE

    Blueberry Brain bit.ly/DrJBlubryBrain

    Bigger brains aren’t always better, when you’re a sociable bird or insect, that is bit.ly/DrJSmSocBr

    2017 Winners of The Brain Prize: Peter Dayan, Ray Dolan and Wolfram Schultz for research on brain’s reward system bit.ly/2maRX4b

    Just bought my 1st robot! Although I can control it with my smartphone, sadly I can’t control it with my brain alone bit.ly/DrJBrainRobot

    OCD: Brain fails to send safety signals (vmPFC) as experience demonstrates perceived danger is no longer a threat bit.ly/DrJ_SafetySig

    Uncertainty is in the eye of the beholder (literally) bit.ly/DrJ_UncertEye

    Artificial Intelligence goes ALL IN;but will it wipe out online poker altogether? Would that be a good or bad thing? bit.ly/DrJ_AI_All_In

    Here’s something @mocost wrote about the possible role of the cerebellum in cognition and emotion bit.ly/2mDaM2O

     

    FEB 2017

    Stem cell transplants for human multiple sclerosis patients. Controversial yet encouraging. But does it last? bit.ly/DrJStemXplant4MS

    Dad’s who take cocaine around time of conception may be damaging their kids’ memory capacities bit.ly/DrJ_CokeDads

    Why parents seem to be blind to their kids’ extra pounds bit.ly/DrJ_PorkyKids

    Novel study investigates brain areas critical to the process of dreaming up funny captions bit.ly/DrJ_HumourGen #creativity

    Newborns can recognize the voices they’ve been hearing for the last trimester in the womb nyti.ms/2m3sgFv

    Digital reconstruction of a giant neuron that encircles the entire mouse brain go.nature.com/2lClhBV by @Sara_Reardon via @kenanmalik

    Never underestimate the power of bee brains. It’s amazing what a million neurons can be trained to do nyti.ms/2lAajNq

    Hair fine electrodes that can send electrical, chemical and/or optical information to and from the brain bit.ly/2mbhM72

    The TRAPPIST-1 star & 7 Earth-sized planets orbiting it, are relatively close to us; located ~40 light-years away: go.nasa.gov/2lvVN7G

    Brains better at divergent thinking tasks (related to creativity) have denser connectivity between left & right side bit.ly/2lGeTKz

    Huge study of 3,242 brains aged 4-63 shows consistent structural differences of those with ADHD vs others without bit.ly/DrJ_ADHDbrains

    Build up of iron in the globus pallidus is positively correlated with duration of cocaine use bit.ly/DrJFeCokeHed

    Standord scientists enable paraplegic man to type,using brain computer interface,at speeds of up to 39characters/min bit.ly/2kIp1mJ

    Many different compartments and barriers in the brain create multiple unique immune environments bit.ly/2lbQr2M #brain

    Sleep is a powerful source of resilience in difficult times bit.ly/2lwV34K …so stop looking at screens late at night sleepyhead

    That dopamine is involved in human bonding is less surprising than dual scanners doing fMRI/PET at the same time!! bit.ly/2kYBlv8

    A computer to rival the human brain – what’s it gonna take? bit.ly/2lNRxmM

    Autism detected in “cerebral cortex” from age<2 (narrowing it down to virtually anywhere on brain’s outer surface!) bbc.in/2lLOdc5

    Neurons in the amygdala fired 120 milliseconds earlier than the hippocampus bit.ly/2laFY8p

    Laughter is important. This made me laugh: bit.ly/2kzOhHD

    Using genetics to personalize diet for effective weight loss & disease prevention @DrJackLewis @DrMichaelMosley tinyurl.com/hhm8d28

    New generation brain implants stimulate neurons with magnetism rather than electricity to get around sticky problem bit.ly/DrJMagBranImp

    If anyone needs me, I’ll be playing with this whale song synthesizer whalesynth.com

    Opioid release vital to process of deriving pleasure from your favourite songs (or any pleasure for that matter?!) bit.ly/DrJMuOpiMusic

    A retinal cell has been identified that might just explain why more and more kids are becoming short sighted bit.ly/DrJMyopiaCell

    Study confirms the assumption that E-Cigarettes are far less toxic than real cigarettes bit.ly/DrJeCigsSafe

    Studying the mysterious condition of mirror touch synaesthesia bit.ly/DrJMirrorTouch

    Sleeping patterns all over the place? Time to go camping! Couple of days in the wilderness resets melatonin cycle bit.ly/2jQ6lvL

    Mini brains spontaneously produce mini blood vessels. All they need now is a mini heart and some blood and we’re off bit.ly/2jZ4W6Y

    How time in space changes brains bit.ly/2jv9o1p

     

    JAN 2017

    Using psychedelics to treat addiction – how to get the reduction in cravings without the hallucinations? bit.ly/DrJ_Ibogaine

    Hanger – it’s the real deal bit.ly/DrJHanger

    Could problems with the brain’s blood flow gatekeepers be a key part of problems like Alzheimer’s, ALS etc? bit.ly/DrJGateKeep

    Wisdom of the crowd is not always on the money, MIT scientists have figured out how to extract it better bit.ly/DrJBetCwdWis

    Imagine a neuropeptide that can induce gut to burn fat without stimulating appetite (in C. elegans, not humans, yet) bit.ly/DrJFatBurnFLP7

    New angle for treating aggressive form of brain cancer (glioblastoma) suggests prior drug devel. = wild goose chase bit.ly/DrJGlioBlaster

    Metallic hydrogen – it could change the course of humanity across the cosmos if we could use it to fuel our space ships bit.ly/2jf0MeW

    Why an LSD trip lasts so much longer than a cannabis high or magic mushrooms bit.ly/2jei7Vf

    Dreaming (REM) sleep accelerates pruning of certain brain connections, a process vital to reshaping teenage brains bit.ly/2jZz2ul

    A study of 500 MRI scans reveals the links between personality traits and brain structure bit.ly/2khAZjj

    A cautionary tale about the promises of modern brain science econ.st/2jaKI9q

    I’ve often wondered why so many schizophrenic people smoke so fast and intensely; this suggests they might be self-medicating bit.ly/2knNHw8tv

    Peripheral neuropathy (a health complication seen in diabetes, chemo, HIV) could be helped by anti-muscarinic agents bit.ly/2jJ7Eho

    Resensitising brain cancer to chemotherapy using old school anti-malaria drug bit.ly/2k3sCeg

    No meaningful difference in amygdala sizes in male vs female brains across 30yrs of MRI studies bit.ly/2jxgmBC

    Antibody targeting protein in Blood Brain Barrier reduces signs of brain ageing bit.ly/2iDLtap

    ALL ROWS NOW COMPLETE. With 4 new elements discovered Asia enters the hall of fame and the USA jumps to 2nd place. pic.twitter.com/XE5X7un5e0

    Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for psychosis found to be associated with measurable changes in brain connectivity bit.ly/2jVE6fM

    Mixing up names of your nearest & dearest is probably due to them being stored in your “people I love” brain directory n.pr/2jvE417

    Facebook wants in on Brain Control Interfaces bit.ly/2iyPqgR

    Neuroscience in practice to enhance your star gazing experience bit.ly/2iDexCn

    Monkey metamemory bit.ly/2iyA4sD

    Genetically-speaking you are 10% retrovirus – deal with it! bit.ly/2jf5fgE

    Who better than Russ Poldrack to review a book about what MRI can and can’t do? go.nature.com/2jeuDn5

    Turning mice into killers at the flick of an (optogenetic) switch n.pr/2j53LTZ

    The orbits of the stars in the vicinity of the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy buff.ly/2jffcrX

    Increased amygdala activity related to more heart disease (prob via elevated white blood cell-induced inflammation) bbc.in/2jmd1mt

    You can tell how old a person is from their brain’s glial cell health (if you chop their brain out for post-mortem) bit.ly/2icNCPb

    Just how smart is an octopus? Smarter than you think wapo.st/2ifbbW8

    Will nose-witnesses soon play a role in our courts of law? (“Eyewitnesses” are so 20th century) bit.ly/2i9qjG0

    Earth and the moon – as seen from Mars nyti.ms/2jqwQs8

    Mini-brains grown from stem cells taken from kids’ milk teeth can tell you a thing or two about their actual brains bit.ly/2icfvBT

    The mess that is tcDCS therapy 4 depression/addiction/fibromyalgia (good news) tinnitus/stroke (bad news) untangled bit.ly/2ival59

    Believe it or not foetal fMRI has arrived! Yes, that’s right, brain imaging in the womb… bit.ly/2i5LBUQ

    If learn (or revive) a 2nd language is one of your New Year’s resolutions for 2017, this might be motivating for you bit.ly/2iUkPfn

    16 year old’s ovarian tumour found to contain brain tissue that resembles a cerebellum and brainstem bit.ly/2iYwtW6

    Memory and cognition improvements in 65+ year old people if they take a regular 1-hour long siesta after lunch bit.ly/2iPwsqm

    Fusiform gyrus – containing region (FFA) for recognising faces – is ~13% larger in adults than kids bit.ly/2hXxvA6

    Interfering with vagal nerve function can help various health conditions – now it can be done with greater precision bit.ly/2iUpYDZ

    Carbon nanotube electrodes much better than conventional electrodes, but how to jam a “wet noodle” into the brain? bit.ly/2ifDcdq

    “It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance.” Thomas sowell

    Finally FDA restrictions on antibiotic use in livestock. Can’t use the medically important ones anymore, at least. ow.ly/e7Za307Gqr2

    Some people (3-5%) simply get no joy from listening to music – now we know why bit.ly/2idYGHO

    Gaming that can help depressed people to feel better by helping them to focus bit.ly/2i9ICH2

    Prof Van der Meer (Norwegian University of Science&Tech) offers science-based tips for optimal ways to raise infants bit.ly/2iaftvq

    Reduced blood flow to Broca’s area (key area in speech production) in stutterers bit.ly/2iHtFPP

    Brain + Nature = Health bit.ly/2iI7iXX (NB that’s coming from someone who just finished a 1hr cross-country run in Richmond Pk – practise what I preach!)

    Nice synopsis of a few of the more notable achievements in neuroscience to arise over the course of 2016 n.pr/2irU5oA

     

    DEC 2016

    Vera Rubin, Who Confirmed Existence Of Dark Matter, Dies At 88 n.pr/2iwYGq9

    Hacks often write obituaries before celebs have died for quick release. Turns out brains do a similar thing with DNA bit.ly/2i2ndmj

    How genes can influence music’s impact on mood bit.ly/2hjT6XK

    When does brain development reach completion? nyti.ms/2hjNvB2

    The true hidden home of Christmas is in China bbc.in/1sDLrOC

    Could stoned drivers be more cautious? Maybe.. bit.ly/DrJStndDrivr

    How many different types of neurons there in the brain (even just the hypothalamus) blows my mind bit.ly/DrJHypothalNs

    ..a lesion in exactly the right place..can disrupt the brain’s familiarity detector&reality monitor simultaneously bit.ly/DrJImpstrLsn

    How to grow your own brain bit.ly/DrJGrwURownBrn

    New drug improving longevity & memory in animal studies of prion disease brings hope for fight against Alz. dementia bit.ly/DrJMuscAlzHope

    Schizophrenics more likely to try cannabis, but WHY would delusional people crave yet greater distance from reality? bit.ly/DrJSchizWeed

    Brain-inspired intelligent robotics: The intersection of robotics and neuroscience – a special booklet in @scienmag buff.ly/2i0kni6

    The truth behind baby brain bit.ly/DrJBabyBrain

    Brain Books of 2016 bit.ly/DrJBrainBooks16

    Talk about getting the wrong end of the stick… bit.ly/DrJOMG

    Dear Santa, If I’ve been good enough this year, please may I have a robotic arm controllable via 64 electrode EEG? bit.ly/DrJEEGcntlRobt

    If you want to hang onto your crystalline intelligence in later life don’t forget to eat your greens bit.ly/DrJEatURgreens

    Could thinning of the grey matter really account for risk aversion in older adults? bit.ly/DrJRskAvrsn

    Time passes fast, time passes slow and now neuroscience may finally have pinpointed brain areas that influence this bit.ly/DrJStpFstSloMo

    Could the impact of oxytocin on human behaviour boil down purely to synchrony bit.ly/DrJOxytosync

    Deep brain stimulation soon to use tiny coils (magnetrodes?!) to influence neurons w magnetism rather than electrons bit.ly/DrJMagnetrode

    Could increasing gamma band activity in the brain really help eliminate the beta amyloid plaques of Alzheimer’s? bit.ly/DrJGammaAlz

    Incredible to think that switching one pair of nucleotides in an ancient ancestor’s DNA trebled our brain volume bbc.in/2gZ4lDM

    If the way we breathe influences what we remember,I wonder if there are breathing techniques 2 help students revise? bit.ly/DrJBreathingMem

    Small double-blind trial shows that single dose of psilocybin can give 6 months relief from cancer-related anxiety bit.ly/DrJ_MushCancAnx

    I am Groot: Plants can do associative learning bit.ly/DrJ_IAmGroot

    Finally!! Potential for MDMA (ecstasy) as a therapeutic agent for PTSD to be investigated in a proper clinical trial bit.ly/DrJ_MDMA4PTSD

    Added sugar in our diet is bad, we know that, but I didn’t realise range of negative impacts, like reduced oxytocin! bit.ly/DrJExcessSugar

    Africa’s sunshine could eventually make the continent a supplier of energy to the rest of the world bbc.in/2fMxtwX

    @PainConcern Irene Tracey neuroscience of pain interview is now back up on YouTube. Sorry for the protracted wait! bit.ly/DrJPainStem

    @hugospiers et al have been doing a fantastic job of getting the globe involved in science research through gaming.. bit.ly/SeaHeroQst

    TMS reawakens access to latent memory (link to orig Science paper at end of article) bit.ly/2guWFc1

    Parkinson’s disease may start in gut & nose (ie neurons most exposed to environment) 10yrs before it hits the brain! bit.ly/2glBbOL

    Quite possibly the strangest sex study i’ve ever read about.. and there is a LOT of competition for that accolade bit.ly/2gGJt4v

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Another Tweet Year

    The aim of this annual brain post is to make a whole year’s worth of my daily tweets available, all in one place, in case anybody fancies browsing what I considered to be the most interesting, accessible brain research breakthroughs of 2016. It’s not purely neuroscience. There are also tidbits from other realms of science beyond the brain. If you’d like to follow me on Twitter you can find me at @drjacklewis

    So, without further ado, here are all my tweets from 2016, in no particular order…

    7 not 8 hrs sleep per night appears to be the magic number

    The buzz of truly altruistic giving seems to increase with age, according to a new brain imaging study

    Could Alzheimer’s boil down to the immune system developing a taste for synapses?

    Drug opens blood brain barrier 2 let therapeutic drugs in; huge potential 4treating many brain illnesses

    Big data approach indicates that first sign of Late Onset Alzheimer’s is reduced blood flow to the brain

    New study in humans with bipolar disorder unexpectedly finds genetic abnormalities in the striatum

    High intelligence in tiny bird brain by “packing more neurons into a smaller space than primates”

    Why comparisons between brain and silicon-based computing power are just plain silly

    Control over hand/arm movements to be regained after neck break via brain chip is spectacular

    BrainCraft – a YouTube channel using stop-motion animation to bring neuroscience to life

    Neurosurgery retrospective came from Henry Marsh, now prospective view from a brain surgeon in training

    Look mum – no hands!! Racing drones with the power of thought alone – the future has finally arrived

    Our ability to adapt quickly to new circumstances fades as we age. Pesky brain circuit responsible is identified

    Exercise after learning can help you retain information better. To maximise this brain hack – timing is key…

    Everyone should know these simple psychological tricks to reduce calorie intake daily

    Move aside old fashioned fingerprints, hello new-fangled brain prints

    Love this study that used fMRI to figure out what physics concepts volunteers were thinking about

    Concussion induced changes in the white matter still evident 6 months after initial injury

    It was always just a matter of time before a study emerged indicating that zapping brains boosts creativity

    We enjoy making decisions for others more than we do our own

    Designer drugs try2retain memory by boosting maintenance of dendritic spines, whilst reducing toxicity

    Why do about 80% of elderly people with Alz’s also have diabetes (or similar)

    Drugs can screw up your brain. We’re not talking recreational drugs. We’re talking drugs from the pharmacy

    Mechanism of action by which long-term memories are erased in the brain has been identified

    Even one of neuroscience’s most powerful tools for investigating how brains work was discovered by mistake

    I’ve been banging on about the need to exercise body for the brain’s sake for years, NS explains why

    Brain area identified in fMRI (pSTS) is particularly interested in emotionally meaningful facial expressions

    Allergy-prone? Could your low fibre diet. Give your gut bacteria food they need to calm your immune system

    Bug in most popular fMRI analysis software may invalidate findings of over 40,000 brain imaging studies

    Why so many of us struggle to NOT eat the things we know we shouldn’t

    If you need to tell a lie and want to get away with it then do it on a full bladder

    Computers predicting Oscars? Movie directors control audiences’ eye gaze and brain responses…?

    Brain to gut and gut to brain in IBS

    From the horse’s mouth… what the first ever brain scan of people on LSD actually discovered

    In UK where many mums can’t AFFORD full-time infant nurture during pre-school years, this must sting

    Precise location/connectivity of “inner compass” defined for the very 1st time

    DNA To what degree is intelligence hereditary?

    Oh the irony: artificial sweeteners can stimulate our brains to seek out more food

    Here’s a thing or six you should know about how your brain does learning

    What your child’s brain, needs now, is love, sweet love…

    Brains on acid (fMRI study from Imperial)

    Protein engineered into brain allows neurons to be switched on/off with the stroke of a bar magnet (sort of)

    Memory Chains

    Young migraineurs often have deficiency in certain vitamins, perhaps same in older migraine-sufferers too?

    Before you know it, brain stimulation to improve mood will be as commonplace as laser eye surgery

    Small study indicates people with Multiple Sclerosis have different gut bacteria to those with healthy brains

    This article about how rapidly our cognitive abilities dwindle through digital multitasking is excellent

    Mouse study indicates that Obsessive Compulsive Disorder could be switch on and offable

    Degree to which person’s oxytocin gene is switched on/off seems to have fundamental impact on social skills

    If brain’s “pain matrix” lights up in people born without a sense of pain, can you still call it a “pain matrix”?

    Brace yourself for therapeutic poo transplants for MS&depression! If this way round then why not in reverse?

    Why we’d all benefit from napping like a pro – it improves alertness, concentration&attention for 4hrs

    Using fMRI to scan a brain at rest predicts much about how it responds to tasks using language, gambling etc

    School kid 3D prints bioreactor for studies on mini-brains (cheaper & more efficient than industrial ones)

    When contact sports career ravages body, leaving you in constant pain, where should you turn for relief?

    A different way of thinking about stress (and how to get the best out of it)

    Biohacking in Silicon Valley – rather them than me

    Who’d wear a device that can detect when you’re making a decision & nudge you towards the healthy choice?

    How to turn a mouse transparent and make its neurons glow so you can see whole nervous system in 3D

    How your working environment can impact brain function – for better and for worse

    Evidence continues to build attesting to the rejuvenating impacts of meditation on the very fabric of the brain

    Give your gut bacteria a little TLC and they might just help you dodge a stroke

    Why a walk in the woods really does help your body and your soul

    “Since its formation, our solar system has orbited the Milky Way 20 times..”

    In the 1900s, Being a ‘Cigarette Fiend‘ Was a Legitimate Defense for Murder

    High tech approach to treating phantom limb pain

    Dr Tamminen’s article How a lack of sleep affects your brain – and personality

    Why are gambling machines so addictive?

    Controlling pain in phantom limb patients via robotics

    UKBigBrainData study suggests interesting positive correlations between alcohol and white matter reduction, also smoking and iron deposits

    I love that a few cunning multisensory illusions can help to relieve some forms of chronic pain – so clever

    @LlianaBird & I wrote a book based on 100+ stories from our Geek Chic Weird Science podcast

    Mo Costandi’s book, NEUROPLASTICITY, is now available on Amazon amzn.to/1WSUfUp

    First case of a ‘monkey midwife‘ seen in golden snub nosed monkeys – the monkeys that act as midwives

    How much is 1 more year of your life worth? That’s exactly what health services must decide

    The enormous power of the unconscious brain

    The space submarine hunting the solar system for aliens

    The art of brain function and dysfunction

    Oxford Uni study finds that stroke patients given electrical brain tingle (tcDCS) plus intensive rehab recover best

    Another nutbag decides to devote his life & fortune to uploading his brain to a computer

    Congratulations Cardiff on your sparkly new Connectom brain scanner. Hubble telescope of the human brain, huh?!

    British memory researchers win prestigious Brain Prize

    RIP Terry Brain author of Trapdoor stop-motion children’s animations

    Orangutan ‘copies human speech‘, offering “new clues to how human speech evolved”

    Increased amygdala activity related to more heart disease (prob via elevated white blood cell-induced inflammation)

    Don’t be surprised in 2025 when our high streets start to become eerily empty. Coming soon to a living room near you bit.ly/1L73T15

    Small numbers processed in the right side of the brain, large numbers on the left, but the goalposts move…

    Your brain’s constant gardener

    Either the most amusing, or the most terrifying, promotional video I’ve ever seen. What do you think?

    It’s heart-warming to see that we’re probably all hard-wired for altruism;sad that so many bury it under selfishness

    That there are this many brain cells in a dust mite-sized chunk may help us to fathom the complexity of a full brain

    On the role of meat in evolution of the modern brain – exquisite

    Higher fluid intelligence – for problem solving – is associated with greater energy turnover in specific brain areas

    “..shunned in the mistaken belief they have biological defects.In fact..evidence shows that most’ve endured traumas

    Measuring brainwaves of expert pilots with EEG to guide the stimulation of novice pilots with tcDCS, speeds learning bit.ly/1oUAs86

    Monkeys fitted with brain machine interfaces can manoeuvre their electric wheelchairs with thought alone

    Staggering to think of all the cash made by companies selling as-yet-unproven performance improving neurostimulation

    New hippocampal neurons in the adult brain for the first time sheds light on their importance in learning

    Maple syrup might help to stop brain proteins getting in a tangle

    Breaking bad (habits)

    Epicentre of aggression pinpointed in mice; does human violence stems from similar brain structures?

    Immersive Virtual Reality 3D art is here…

    Clinical trials to experiment with bringing (freshly) dead people back to the land of the living

    Treating sugar addiction like drug abuse

    Brain modem

    What you know fundamentally impacts upon how you see

    7T+ magnets might be just the ticket for MRI scans that type for you as you imagine each individual letter

    Prosthetic arms that allow users to feel touch at the finger tips so they can handle delicate objects

    A nice summary of the current state of play in the world of brain training

    Homing in on important brain mechanisms involved in triggering migraines

    When i was being electrocuted for my latest TV show – anticipation of infrequent shocks was the worse

    Crossing the uncanny valley in VR – it’s coming…

    Scientists show that rubber-hand illusion can be produced by smartphones

    Why most people close their eyes when kissing? Pretty obvious isn’t it. Do we really need this to explain?

    Believe it or not, children who intensively play video games actually seem to do pretty well at school after all..

    Sugar—the addictive enemy hiding in plain sight

    Could hypnosis banish the worried well from GP waiting rooms?

    Why do sunbathers live longer than those who avoid the sun?

    How the acoustics in musical spaces can impact on the emotional experience

    Interactive blog post shows what it’s like reading with dyslexia

    Strength training helps older adults live longer

    Kavli Neuro Prize to Eve Marder, Michael Merzenich & Carla Shatz for experience-dependent plasticity work

    Early Alzheimer’s supplement drink helps to maintain brain volume but has little effect on cognition

    For a youthful brain –  stay in school for as long as possible and avoid the sedentary lifestyle like the plague

    Did human-like intelligence evolve to help us care for helpless babies?

    Breathing polluted air during pregnancy leads to kids w/ poor self-regulation issues

    Zapping brains with electricity (tDCS) may exert various benefits by triggering calcium release in astrocytes

    Antimatter changed physics: the discovery of anti-memories could revolutionize neuroscience

    Heart-warming to know that pinky and the brain still get on after all this time

    Same sex brains sync up better than different sex brains when performing a joint task

    Brain Topiary: new neurons in adult brains proliferate before being pruned back 2right shape

    Skynet Is Coming… Machine Intelligence from Cortical Networks program receives $100M

    How awareness of your heartbeat may be tweaked in order to reduce anxiety

    Brain benefits of NOT watching TV

    Reward pathways of cannabis smokers respond strongly to a image of a joint

    Study on cadaver w/ electrodes on inner surface of skull suggests tcDCS has no effect on the brain

    The importance of bromance

    The weirdest senses animals have that you don’t

    I love it when my “frontal lobe just goes on holiday… and it lets the sensory cortex just do what it wants”

    There are many roads to fear. Twins with no amygdalae both still feel anxiety when exposed to certain drugs

    When you get interrupted when in the middle of something and struggle to remember where you were at..?

    Sleep deprivation increases pleasure derived from eating food through similar mechanism to cannabis

    Being in clinical trials may seem like easy money, but tragic off-target side effects are always a possibility

    Just imagine what will happen when parkour enthusiasts get their hands on these robotic exoskeletons

    Keeping busy is good for the brain, but chronic stress is bad for health of body & brain

    Why Your Profile Picture Doesn’t Reveal the True You

    Looking back at Sci-Fi literature that predicted modern VR tech

    Ep 2 of my new TV series is all about faces…available to stream, anywhere in the world, at your leisure, here

    In ep4 of SotB I meet a man who hallucinates in his blind patch & a surgeon who fits bionic lenses

    Ciliated cells control the flow of cerebrospinal fluid through brain ventricles

    Gut bacteria gobble GABA – helping to explain how what goes on in our bellies can influence our moods

    Improved visual acuity that lasts two hours with just 20 mins of electrical brain zapping

    Researchers find that children’s brains develop faster with music training

    In ep7 of my new series i conquer fear&pain with help of Wim Hof, stream in 4k definition, at your leisure

    How the brainstem regulates breathing

    The Physical damage racism inflicts on your brain and body

    Multiple drones controlled by a brain-computer interface

    People with anger problems seem to have less white matter connecting their frontal lobes and parietal lobes

    What goes on in the brain as you learn a brand new language…?

    How laughing gas inspired early psychedelic literature

    We’re discovering new ways to detect if someone is lying. And finding old ways are wrong

    New tricks to peer deep into the brain with yet more precision

    A few simple questions can help anyone disarm anxiety before it strikes

    3D imaging of amyloid-beta plaques in the brains of deceased Alzheimer’s patients

    New study reveals a link between circadian clock disruption and tumor growth

    Similar deficits in white matter tracts connecting left and right sides of brain in autistic, OCD & ADHD kids

    Seeking Clues to Stuttering Deep Within the Brain

    The Strange Brain of the World’s Greatest Solo Climber

    Doggy fMRI study reveals that, like us, canine brains process word meaning on left & intonation on right

    Fusiform gyrus – containing region (FFA) for recognising faces – is ~13% larger in adults than kids

    Believe it or not foetal fMRI has arrived! Yes, that’s right, brain imaging in the womb

    Gaming that can help depressed people to feel better by helping them to focus

    Will nose-witnesses soon play a role in our courts of law? (“Eyewitnesses” are so 20th century)

    Prof Van der Meer (Norwegian University) offers science-based tips for optimal ways to raise infants

    Mini-brains grown from stem cells taken from milk teeth can tell you a thing or two about their actual brains

    You can tell how old a person is from their brain’s glial cell health

    Neuroscience in practice to enhance your star gazing experience

    Antibody targeting protein in Blood Brain Barrier reduces signs of brain ageing

    Some people (3-5%) simply get no joy from listening to music – now we know why

    What happens in the brain when people’s beliefs are challenged?

    Carbon nanotube electrodes much better than conventionals, but how to jam a “wet noodle” into the brain?

    Reduced blood flow to Broca’s area (key area in speech production) in stutterers

     Brain + Nature = Health

    Memory &  cognition improvements in 65+ year old people if they take regular 1-hour long siesta after lunch

    If learning a 2nd language is one of your New Year’s resolutions for 2017, this might be motivating for you

    Interfering w/ vagal nerve function can help various health conditions – now can be done w/ greater precision

    tcDCS therapy overview: depression/addiction/fibromyalgia (good news) tinnitus/stroke (bad news)

    Monkey metamemory

    Facebook wants in on Brain Control Interfaces

    16 year old’s ovarian tumour found to contain brain tissue that resembles a cerebellum and brainstem

    Genetically-speaking you are 10% retrovirus – deal with it!

    Peripheral neuropathy ( seen in diabetes, chemo, HIV) could be helped by anti-muscarinic agents

    CBT for psychosis found to be associated with measurable changes in brain connectivity

    No meaningful difference in amygdala sizes in male vs female brains across 30yrs of MRI studies

    Dreaming (REM) sleep accelerates pruning of certain brain connections, vital to reshaping teenage brains

    Resensitising brain cancer to chemotherapy using old school anti-malaria drug

    A study of 500 MRI scans reveals the links between personality traits and brain structure

    I’ve often wondered why so many schizophrenic people smoke&smoke so hard;they might be self-medicating

    We’ve known for a while that Zika shrinks foetal brains, now tech is helping science to figure out why

    WHO said Brazil Olympics must be cancelled or zika virus will spread all over world at home time.

    How serious Rio Olympics Zika problem could be for global health? Read this Harvard Public Health Review.

    Awesome: “artificial neuron that switches between crystal and glass-like states as information comes in”

    What’s your #littlelifesaver ? When i feel blue, i get on my skates

    Once a year I pick up my mouth organ, give it a sniff & put it right back down again – probably for the best

    Beware the backup plan

    5 books on the brain review by Scientific American

    Ever thought of depositing your brain in a brain bank when you’re done with it. You should. You really should

    “Lab tech to lab leader” tale of scientist striving to identify molecular secateurs for trimming the brain bush

    Ep5 of my new series Secrets of the Brain is all about Time Perception. Stream it anytime, anywhere…

    Nature have made a nice 2min video to explain why the new improved brain map is so cool

    Souped up MRI shows newly discovered rubbish disposal system in action as it pumps waste materials out of the brain

    New research has “uncovered stress&depression connectome” .. multiple routes from brain2adrenal glands

    Breast feeding boosts neurodevelopment aged 7 for pre-term babies

    “New” study shows Brain Training improves dementia outcomes? Dodgy reporting strikes again

    Brushy One String always makes me smile. Amazing what you can do with a guitar that has 5 strings missing

    Precise imprint of brain on inner skull enables comparison of today’s brains to those of 17,000 yrs ago

    I thought I knew a thing or two about Cognitive Ease, now thanks to @veritasium I know a thing or two more

    Human brain enlargement was driven by social comparison skills to aid strategic helping

    Don’t call it a comeback, it’s been here for years. ElectroConvulsiveTherapy for major depression, would you?

    Being overweight in middle age seems to rob humans of brain white matter compared to normal weight peers

    Fizzy pop

    Learning to be generous, it’s all in the brain

    Gene therapy for Parkinson’s patients with goal of reviving the early benefits of L-Dopa drug treatments

    Greater past / future happiness = delusional

    What happens in brains of hypnotised people (vs those who can’t be)? Newly published fMRI study reveals all

    High fat/sugar diet in pregnancy linked to higher rates of ADHD in kid in later life

    Meditators may have greater awareness of subconscious will – that’s one way of interpreting these results…

    Some people are over-reliant on internet to supplement memory – imagine if Google started charging

    Morphine – gold standard of pain relief – has side effects ranging from annoying to deadly. Now a new option

    Neanderthals not bright enough to be schizophrenic

    Olympians zap brains in hope of improving performance despite no independent evidence to show  it works

    Role of oxytocin in optimism (it seems to place the focus on desirable rather than undesirable feedback)

    Physics intuition and action planning are “intimately linked in the brain”

    Some interesting neuroscience-based speculations on Pokemon Go – why has it become so popular?

    Exposure therapy helps people get over arachnophobia. Now a simple tweak has been found to make it last

    Poor sleep may partly cause PTSD, not just symptom, so improve sleep (via brain zap) to reduce PTSD cases

    Honestly officer, it’s not my fault, I keep flying into these rages because of a parasite that’s living in my brain

    Scanning kids brains before they can read predicts how well areas that support reading will develop by age 8

    Reorientation Cost (my term) seems to be the difference between older and younger brains in elite gaming

    Unexpected ability to feel touch / muscle control when spine injury patients learn to use exoskeleton to walk

    Stock market prediction involves brain areas usually recruited when wondering what others are thinking

    Method for measuring synaptic density without having to chop up a brain

    How to make low calorie food taste better? Tweak the odour

    Window into teenage brain development – all about developing hubs (through which so much traffic passes)

    Ever imagined being able to make music with lightening? Someone’s cracked it..

    Specific brain rhythm observed in EEG data when people write a text on their smartphone

    “[the temple] is the perfect window to the thalamus, which lies seven centimetres below”

    UltraSoundAwakening: man emerges from minimally conscious state after having thalamus ping’ed with US

    Quote of the week: “Who needs legs when you’ve got chemistry”

    Where does the instinct to be altruistic come from in the first place? As with everything… it promotes survival

    Why do we sleep? If we don’t: our synapses get saturated and brains become overly excitable

    Real-life zombie cockroach, courtesy of the emerald wasp.

    We’re making great progress in understanding what drives risky choices using very latest neuroscience tools

    Motivation boost …anyone?

    Facebook’s #ArtificialIntelligence Research lab releases open source #fastText on GitHub

    The orbits of the stars in the vicinity of the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy

    Neuroscientists create ‘atlas’ showing how words are organised in the brain

    A cautionary tale about the promises of modern brain science

    What really happens to food when you drop it on the floor…

    To increase productivity take some breaks (and sleep better)

    What Teens Need Most From Their Parents

    Beautiful images from futuristic work. The tools of neuroscience get evermore powerful

    Who better than Russ Poldrack to review a book about what MRI can and can’t do?

    Could brain stimulation help people with anorexia?

    Stop blaming mental illness for violent crimes | Dean Burnett

    Gut bacteria regulate nerve fibre insulation

    Race & DNA & Neanderthals & sex & the new book & stuff.

    MoCostandi’s book NEUROPLASTICITY is out now in the UK

    The brain becomes more modular and integrated in development

    LatitudeTalks is back with its second episode, ‘The Porn Perspective’ Listen here

    Why billionaires have more sons

    The viruses that may save humanity

    Africa’s sunshine could eventually make the continent a supplier of energy to the rest of the world

    How we built machines that can think for themselves

    The Spartan launch system could radically reduce the costs of blasting satellites into orbit

    Next generation of flexible robots w/ stretchable sensors

    Week in Brains

    Teaching old dogs new tricks (literally)

    How problems with spelling provide evidence to suggest separate systems for long term vs working memory

    Dogs and some primates may have a magnetic compass in their eyes

    New research suggests that “modern men increasingly value brains over beauty in their long-term partners”

    Concerned about drones snooping on your city? Might time to take up the art of falconry

    Iceman Wim Hoff is teaching science a thing or two about mind over matter

    MRI parts are being recycled to help discover the fundamental forces of nature

    Brains and Beauty

    Brains work better in summer

    Vagus nerve stimulation results in significant relief of depressive symptoms versus sham stimulation

    Nanoscale implants that are inserted into the brain but which interact with cells optically”

    Understanding the human brain – the story so far…

    excessive synaptic pruning model..far from new..was proposed in 1983 &..discussed in 3580 papers”

    Babies can categorise colours before language… which I don’t find surprising at all but apparently it is

    Who would’ve thought brushing your teeth could help you avoid a stroke!

    “Japanese already had a name for the experience of well-being in nature: shinrin-yoku or ‘forest bathing’”

    Why being sceptical of anyone claiming to be a “great multitasker” makes sense

    Sleep deprivation leads to higher rate of false confessions

    Half the population of the globe will be short sighted by 2050 =5Bn of 10Bn

    Midlife physical activity is associated with better cognition in old age

    ‘Gambling’ wolves take more risks than dogs

    Big neuroscience is going global

    Mice who sing for sex in the ultrasound range use vocal cords arranged like a bit like a jet engine

    Preventing obesity with mindful eating

    London Eye tastes like lumpy mashed potato and baked beans to a lexical-gustatory synaesthete

    Brain size and the risk of getting shot – Size does matter

    Mice fall for rubber hand illusion just like us

    Show me the former pro footballers with accelerated age-related cognitive decline, then i’ll stop heading balls

    The revival of brain PET

    Irrational decisions neatly explained by reward driven behaviour + biases

    Little did we know how big a role immune cells play in everyday brain function; in health not just in sickness

    Tesla unveils its new line of camouflaged solar panels

    N=2?-1

    Cognitive benefits in later life for mum’s who have their last kid after 35, but why…?

    The world in 2076: Genetically engineered people are everywhere

    Connectome fingerprinting can identify people with 100% accuracy

    Staying socially active can slow decline in older adults’ ability to function

    Remote-controlled optogenetic mice

    Winners of the 2016 BioArt competition include this image of a spinal neuron in culture

    Eternal Sunshine is here. Rather than erasing painful memories,mightn’t this result in a penchant for BDSM?

    The Eye As a Biomarker for Alzheimer’s Disease

    Musical training creates new brain connections in children

    Obituaries are often written before celebs have died. Turns out brains do a similar thing with DNA

    Double-blind trial shows that single dose of psilocybin can give 6 months relief from cancer-related anxiety

    Levels of IL-6 inflammatory cytokine in blood at 9 years old used to predict bipolar symptoms in adulthood

    Your not just imagining it – people’s aggression really does manifest itself in the way they walk: agro-swagger

    Cracking the brain

    One day, logging into your computer, email, twitter etc may require you to don a hatful of EEG electrodes

    Your brain’s structural connections are as unique as your fingerprint. No surprises there then

    Sleep and thermoregulation

    Cloudy with a chance of pain” Study investigates potential link between the weather and pain conditions

    The language of creativity

    Using MRI to distinguish between depression subtypes to predict whether TMS might be useful or not

    Hippocampal detonator synapses

    http://bit.ly/DrJEEGcntlRobt Dear Santa, If I’ve been good enough this year, please may I have a robotic arm controllable via 64 electrode EEG?

    How the brain juggles tradeoffs between effort and reward in decision making

    “Individuals may engage in geek culture in order to maintain narcissistic self-views”

    Star-shaped glial support cells form chain to bridge L/R halves of the brain for baby neurons to grow along

    The world’s first home-made brain implant

    Ban digi-media use 1hr before bedtime, keep bedrooms, mealtimes & parent-child playtime screen free

    Don’t mesmerise under-3’s with screens – chances are you’ll be doing them a great disservice in long run

    Insightful video about how to make see-thru brains & what we can learn. Karl Deisseroth on CLARTY

    Although “Princess Leia brainwaves” is unashamedly headline grabbing – science itself is pretty fascinating

    The most self-ruinous way of consuming social media? Lurking: observing without contribution

    Ability to make new memories, but keep the old prob relies on multiple synaptic “dials”

    @LlianaBird & I are delighted to announce our new book #MiceWhoSing available now at Waterstones

    Miltary Brain Stimulation

    Hopefully this will dispel the widespread myth that it takes a lot of mindfulness practice to gain any benefit

    Porn Brain: some teens are over-consuming porn to the extent that it effects normal sexual function

    TV/radio off please: tough to separate speech/noise for older people, even in those who aren’t hard of hearing

    Schizophrenics more likely to try cannabis. Why would delusional people crave greater distance from reality?

    Maybe I won’t be saving up my $200k to hitch a ride to Mars with Elon after all… space brain sounds nasty!!

    Stress and conception don’t mix: one of the dark sides of mind over matter

    Boys &  girls brains change as a result of extreme stress: insula volume is reduced in girls, increased in boys

    Rats are ticklish too

    Male/female brains, more similar than dissimilar, but why stereotypical gender differences in behaviour…?

    Sleep paralysis in Brazilian folklore and other cultures

    Brain-inspired intelligent robotics: The intersection of robotics and neuroscience

    This mental quirk could explain why you’re always running late

    There was I thinking MRI was terrible at monitoring for specific emotions – not according to this…

    A few words from the man behind Google’s brain

    In this week’s @GCweirdscience podcast we discuss a miracle cure for cancer, gravity waves and horses

    WeirdScience Ep51 podcast: newly discovered planet in our solar system, head transplants & ejaculating bees

    Episode 62: Tribute to John Glenn, Preserved Dino-Tail, Pubic Hair grooming /  STD’s &  Magic Mushrooms

    11 out of 10 on the geek-o-meter: Milky Way over the Pinnacles

    How to stimulate deep brain areas without having to open the skull to implant electrodes – very clever work

    Too many neurons spoil the memory

    Leave my iPhone alone: why our smartphones are extensions of ourselves

    Music therapy can reduce pain and anxiety; improve quality of life for people w/dementia

    Learning from experience of others (single cell recordings in the human AC)

    Thought that learning to get around was all about the hippocampus? Think again

    Cheetah brains

    Imagine being able to feel sensation of touch through a robotic finger…BCI makes it reality

    Global connectivity differences in brain scans of PTSD vs no-PTSD kids traumatised by Sichuan Earthquake

    1st 2 months of human embryonic development in womb with amazing new accurate 3D interactive atlas

    Tuning brains to banish pains: alpha freq light / sound pulses induce activity observed in placebo analgesia

    Study investigates how far electrical current applied at human brain surface travels via phosphene mapping

    Deep brain stimulation soon to use tiny coils to influence neurons with magnetism rather than electrons

    If the way we breathe influences what we remember, are there breathing techniques to help students revise?

    Starting with the world’s first city in 3700 BC, this map visualizes the history of urbanization

    Explore how the brain is computing the mind

    When does brain development reach completion?

    In Cambridge? You can contribute to cutting edge @The_MRC cognitive neuroscience research.

    How to get Artificial Intelligence to tell us when it’s not sure anymore and needs some human help

    Ditch that sense of entitlement – it’s an illusion and will just make you perpetually miserable

    “..a lesion..can disrupt the brain’s familiarity detector and reality monitor simultaneously”

    Multilab study indicates that pulling smiling/frowning facial expressions does NOT induce emotions after all

    How many different types of neurons there in the brain (even just the hypothalamus) blows my mind

    Experts: “almost twice as likely to remember incidents relating to..topic that never happened”

    Might stoned drivers be more cautious?

    Mouse study suggests Omega-3 may promote brain toxin removal by helping out the glymphatic system

    Could the impact of oxytocin on human behaviour boil down purely to synchrony

    Psychobiotics – science of figuring out what to feed your gut bacteria so they influence the brain positively

    Psychics used as controls for schizophrenia studies! Both hear voices, psychosis only present in latter group

    Turns out people high on psychopathy scale ARE capable of regretting past actions, just don’t learn from it

    How sleep affects responses to anti-depressant medication

    Drugs for ex-convicts to reduce violent reoffending

    See how superagers brains compare2young ones. Figure out how they keep their brains so plump&juicy

    Pano brain

    fMRI measures impact of antidepressant drugs on serotonin and dopamine levels in discrete brain areas

    Dino brain

    Could NA hold the key to coordinating integration of different brain areas according to task demands?

    Preference lag for previously pleasure-giving things

    UK Biobank imaging study finds links between brain anatomy and cognitive decline

    Toddler robots help solve how children learn

    First pop song ever written by artificial intelligence. The singularity is coming!

    Graphene brain implants

    One day BRAIN may replace Google

    “The Irrational Idea That Humans Are Mostly Irrational

    Now you see ‘em, now you don’t: Visual illusion 12 ever-present black dots cannot be seen at the same time

    Obesity epidemic

    Being bored is good for children – and adults

    The best-known homunculus diagram was actually drawn by Penfield’s secretary

    Could ultrasound therapy activate immune cells to increase toxin removal, thereby slowing brain ageing?

    I am Groot: Plants can do associative learning

    Secrets for how to master your #intuition and trust your gut from @bakadesuyo

    Yoshinori Ohsumi gets Nobel medicine prize

    Rhesus monkey with damaged spinal cord moves leg via remote (brain) control

    Deep brain ultrasound procedure zaps thalamus to abolish Cornish man’s uncontrollable tremor

    Iron-based pollution nanoparticles found in the brains of deceased; from Mexico City to Manchester

    Incredible: switching just one pair of nucleotides in an ancient ancestor’s DNA trebled our brain volume

    Loneliness is endemic among older people, with deep cuts to befriending and daycare services

    Why women feel cold more than men? (and why are many women advised that it’s in just their head!?)

    Why childbirth is so painful

    “Big-brained adults start out life as big-brained babies, so evolution came into conflict with itself.”

    Why do paper cuts hurt so much!?

    http://www.bbc.com/news/health-37988197?post_id=1119922004725090_1275515435832 BBC News – Dementia game ‘shows lifelong navigational decline’

    Ketamine for Depression: An Update

    Radio interview on new paper on decision making in traders, gut instinct and interoception

    “Assorted mammalian brains, roughly to scale.”

    Science must take risks/push boundaries to advance. Can psychedelics open new window into mental health?

    The truth behind new mum’s baby brain

    The well-designed city is a healthy city, all over the world

    Brain Books of 2016

    Walk more, it’s good for your brain

    Drink for joy, not to drown woes – boozing under duress may reverberate through your brain in later weeks

    People tweaking doses of multiple nootropics with no concept of drug-drug interactions is terrifying

    Buffalo worms for dinner. They have as much biovailable iron as sirloin

    What is a SuperRecogniser?

    Illuminating the realities of “flashbulb” memories – not as reliable as once thought

    Areas critical for consciousness identified in human brain

    Gene editing now works on cells that have stopped multiplying, prospect of fixing adult DNA malfunctions

    The latest memristors – materials that mimc behaviour of synapses – are becoming incredibly sophisticated

    Potential for MDMA (ecstasy) as a therapeutic agent for PTSD to be investigated in a proper clinical trial

    Swimming… good for your brain, it seems

    Added sugar in our diet is bad, but I didn’t realise range of negative impacts, like reduced oxytocin!

    How genes can influence music’s impact on mood

    Imagine if middle-aged people were one day prescribed nicotine to slow brain ageing?

    Improved muscle strength via weight training “significantly improved global cognition” in mild cog. impaired

    Talk about getting the wrong end of the stick

    How brains restore masked speech

    Cross-species studies of orbitofrontal cortex & value-based decision-making

    Whole new neuroscience-based perspective on adage: “not the size of the boat but the motion in the ocean”

    Sharks like listening to AC/DC and heavy metal music, says #MiceWhoSing

    “People who speak two languages often outperform monolinguals on general measures of executive function”

    Article on helping kids with dyslexia & brain changes that result is great lesson in using animated gifs

    What placebo/belief can and can’t heal

    The marriage of technology and young brain, for better and for worse…

    “Like many of my friends, I spent years using prescription stimulants… Then I tried to get of”

    NYT highlights problems UK faces –Brexit May Hurt Britain Where It Thrives: Science and Research

    Bonobos become long-sighted when middle-aged too

    How to get adolescents to eat healthily? Make it a joint act of rebellion against the food industry…

    Fast fMRI can detect oscillatory neural activity in humans

    Why do we kill? Controversial study blames our distant ancestors

    Lithium (yes the element) useful treatment for various psychiatric conditions & we’re finally figuring out why

    Most influential neuroscientists from the world of brain imaging? A computer programme has worked it out

    Kahneman and Tversky’s errors in understanding human error

    Yawning cools brain? Do they need to cool a bit to get off to sleep, or in an effort to postpone sleep?

    Researchers translate bat talk. Turns out bats spend most of their time arguing and complaining

    How memory actually works is deeply counter-intuitive and constantly fascinating.

    The Sahara desert could advance into Southern Spain

    Tories just quietly put £7.9 BILLION worth of #NHS contracts up for sale

    Apart from getting readers to consider TMS/ tDCS these reminders re: improving brain function ain’t too bad

    Brain soup anyone? Apparently the best way to compare cortical neuron number across different species.

    Our little black box podcast where we chat with neurologist+neuroscientist @DuzelLab is up

    Fisher gave scientists a mathematical machine for turning baloney into breakthroughs..flukes into funding”

    How video games unwittingly train the brain to justify killing

    So this is what adolescence is all about

    Neuroscientist who spanned intellectual divide offers some thought-provoking new perspectives

    “Rotating waves during human sleep spindles organize global patterns of activity…”

    Wonder how many other podcasts talk about cuttlefish who count and growing sperm!?

    GC EP 56: Green Slime with sight, Paracetamol lies and Pigtails!

    Brain Game Claims Fail A Big Scientific Test

    Your brain has a physics engine & helps you avoid causing chaos in the grocery aisle

    New drug improving longevity & memory in animal studies of prion disease brings hope for fight against Alz’s

    How subtle changes in our bodies affect awareness & confidence

    Structural changes in the brains of teens are highly correlated with genes linked to schizophrenia

    Winners of the 2016 British Wildlife Photography Awards

    Teens perform better at reinforcement learning than adults (NB main difference in hippo not striatum)

    Higher BMI-> More inflammation-> poorer cognitive function according to new study

    Before you start zapping your brain why not wait until science has actually researched what it does to us?

    How to manage the global Neuro-Tsunami

    Sleep deprivation associated with increased calorie consumption the following day

    Delta waves represent slow wave activity that increases after brain injuries.”

    Time passes fast, time passes slow. Neuroscience may finally have pinpointed brain areas that influence this

    If you want to hang onto your crystalline intelligence in later life don’t forget to eat your greens

    Some wise words on ToDo lists

    You can’t work people to death just because you pay them lots

    The brain’s stick (as in carrot and stick) of decision making resides in the globus pallidus

    Images of neurons migrating within brain tissue of newborn babies (mostly completed by ~5 months old)

    Would you let someone implant a $100 million dollar brain chip if would make you more intelligent?

    Feel like you’re addicted to your prescription medicine? You’re not alone…

    Cancer surgeons can tell healthy from cancerous cells with audio signal generated by laser reflection analysis

    The plaques and tangles of Alzheimer’s disease don’t necessarily result in symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease

    Injecting blood plasma of human teenagers into “old” mice rejuvenates their cognition

    New approach halts spread of Alzheimer’s via tau protein tweak to prevent tangles

    Quite possibly the strangest sex study i’ve ever read about.. and there’s a lot of competition for that accolade

    A musical about cancer, playing at National Theatre from tomorrow until the end of November… who’s in??

    Further financial boost for NIH BRAIN Initiative

    Congrats @kmdouglass et al for winning the image contest

    The biology of bigotry (is prejudice in your genes?)

    Time to revise how we think about the cerebellum (role extends far beyond balance and muscle coordination)

    TMS reawakens access to latent memory (link to orig Science paper at end of article)

    Train the parents to train the child. A successful strategy for improving autistic kids’ communication abilities

    How to grow your own brain

    A common diabetes drug may stave of dementia even in nondiabetics

    Now the human brain’s beauty is available for all to see (in great detail) thanks to the Allen Institute

    Any book by Steven Rose =winning for me

    Promising Links Found Between Different Causes of Parkinson’s

    Magnetic pulse (TMS) applied at border between temporal/parietal lobes hobbles perspective taking ability

    Why ice skaters don’t get dizzy when they spin

    How do we track the evolution of myths and folktales over time? Anthropologist Julien D’Huy explains

    Bigger the brain, longer the yawn

    Growing up, my mother seemed lost in her own world. Then I discovered why. She had a lobotomy

    Injectable electrode mesh could revolutionise deep brain stimulation

    Can you boost your brain power by making yourself ambidextrous?

    Where in your brain do all those virtual maps of space live?

    What living with Lewy Body disease was like in Robin Williams’s last months on Earth

    High incidence of brain injuries among homeless is not being addressed by NHS

    If you want to practise mindfulness, the garden is the place to be

    Could thinning of the grey matter really account for risk aversion in older adults?

    An fMRI study that shines some light on why negative stereotypes stick (clue: it’s easier)

    What’s different about the brain of a man who can play 33 games of chess simultaneously (and blindfolded)?

    Lie to me: first a little, then more and more – it will become easier as your amygdala adapts to the habit

    Stem cells from schizophrenics produce fewer neurons

    These monkeys are creating tools thought to be unique to humans – by accident

    Building a building so high that the roof spins around earth at the speed of light?

    This #selfie single-handedly justifies the existence of selfie-sticks. #slothselfie @reddit

    Oversharing on Facebook – my brain made me do it… again!

    Dear fans of MMA, If you repeatedly punch someone in the head this kind of thing is inevitable

    Might diabetics of the future be treated with an injection directly into the brain?

    A single species of gut bacteria can reverse autism-related social behavior in mice

    Longer maternity leave linked to better infant health

    Neurofeedback during fMRI scan enables volunteers to learn to crank up their reward pathways

    Best of both worlds for Middle Aged brains (better emotional regulation techniques&crystalline intelligence)

    Nice synopsis of a few of the more notable achievements in neuroscience to arise over the course of 2016

    Turning mice into killers at the flick of an (optogenetic) switch

    Mixing up names of nearest & dearest probably due to them being stored in ur “people I love” brain directory

    “I did what honour dictated and that belief sustains me, except for a slight desire to be dead, which I’m sure will pass” Brando re: Bounty

    “In my whole life, I have known no wise people who didn’t read all the time, none, zero” —Charlie Mungern

    Read this & you’ll find clues re: why mixing up your exercise regime is a good way2promote neuroplasticity

    A new study indicates that taking up yoga can have a very positive impact on the brain

    Go inside the lab with the world’s largest collection of brains affected by the disease CTE

    Could Alzheimer’s stem from toxic remnants of the brain’s attempt to fight off infection?

    I hope my retirement home is as brain health-centric as this one…

    Earth and the moon – as seen from Mars

    SkyWall gun stops drones dead, then gives a parachute landing

    Cocoa benefits turn out to be a bit of a chocolate teapot, upon closer inspection

    Interesting perspective from a man with a rare form of synesthesia

    Finally FDA restrictions on antibiotic use in livestock. Can’t use the medically important ones anymore.

    The brain looks like a forest but the forest works like a brain! Brilliant @Radiolab episode

    Today’s route to work involves driving thru’ mountains of Spain – who knew neuroscience would be so jetset?

    Make the best out of any situation!

    With 4 new elements discovered Asia enters the hall of fame and the USA jumps to 2nd place

    Analysis of MDMA studies suggests ‘ecstasy’ can damage brain’s serotonin system

    Smell you later, stranger

    How brains respond to being insulted and laughed at

    You can draw a straight, uninterrupted line across the sea from Newfoundland to Australia

    Confused about mixed messages regarding differences between male & female brains?

    Jamie Oliver praises “brave” sugar tax move in #Budget2016

    Could “vesicle trafficking” be at the root of the brain disease that so afflicted the great Ali in his later years?

    Why do we make bad choices? It’s all relative. As in, quite literally…

    That powered exo-skeleton from Aliens? Yep. We got that now

    The mysterious science of hiccups: why we get them and how to stop them

    Just how smart is an octopus? Smarter than you think

    New Chinese supercomputer is world’s most powerful

    Success! Nasa’s #Juno craft is now in orbit around #Jupiter

    Bacteria can turn cylindrical rotors and provide a steady power source

    Ingestible batteries and robots in the bloodstream could be future treatment solutions

    Sugar tax will raise £520m for primary school sports

    A glia chased by three axons! It doesn’t end well. 40 hours time-lapse from the archives

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  • Another Year of Brain Tweets

    It’s that time of year again!

    Every day I trawl the internet for fascinating, illuminating pearls of brain wisdom to leak out of neuroscience laboratories across the planet.

    So each year I look back on a year’s worth of brain tweets to see what’s been trending recently.

    This year the topic I appear to have been tweeting about the most, with over 50 separate articles shared on this topic via the social networking site Twitter, is brain technology.

    In second spot are the tweets drawing attention to the science podcast I’ve been doing with RadioX’s Lliana Bird for the past 18 months. Incidentally we’re currently turning this into a book. We’re literally writing it right now. She’s sat right opposite me as I type. We’re 50,000 words down and have just 30,000 to go. It’ll be in all good book shops and online repositories in time for Christmas 2016. We’re tremendously excited.

    In third place with just over 40 citations is the topic Youth Brains – which is what I label any cool science that is of relevance to baby brains, infant brains, teenage brains and brain development in general.

    Anyway, I could go on – but a glance at the following histogram should tell you everything you need to know about the topics contained in this digest of my tweets from Feb 2015 to Jan 2016. Enjoy…

    2015 Tweets

    BRAIN TECH

    “implant-free means2provide brain stimulation&mapping” magnetic iron oxide particles (22nm diameter)injected in2brain http://bit.ly/1x0TBsq

    Deep brain stimulation of PFC triggers increased growth of new hippocampal neurons – hope is this will help dementia: http://bit.ly/1Jk8Deh

    Digital bee brain flies quadcopter drone (rather well by all accounts) Check out this video clip from BBC news: http://bbc.in/1DLhFSF

    Dissolvable wireless sensors to monitor head injuries http://bit.ly/1RxzdrB

    EEG-controlled telepresence robot for the disabled http://bit.ly/1PVr2EA

    Fantastic interview w/ Karl Deisseroth – psychiatrist, vagus nerve stimulation dabbler, inventor of optogenetics etc: http://nyr.kr/1cI6xu

    Finally a tech innovation that results in fewer rather than more distractions. If your brain’s busy, all alerts off: http://bit.ly/1W5CQoT

    For the proper geeks amongst you – a potted history of the neuromorphic chip; past, present and future: http://tcrn.ch/1DtyCwq

    Forget that article on tiny brain made from skin cells..no evidence. Until we see some..pretend it never happened: http://bit.ly/1Ky91Vg

    Futuristic “rolled up mesh” electrodes inserted into brain frozen don’t cause scarring as very flexible when thawed: http://rsc.li/1RtB39N

    Good Grief:unwinding w/ electrical brain stimulation http://huff.to/1IOm75M “wouldn’t describe the feeling as zen so much as vaguely stoned”

    Hacking the nervous system http://bit.ly/1SA7dC8 New @mosaicscience feature about vagus nerve stimulation by @WanderingGaia

    Human brain + Computing power = better, faster processing of visual intelligence than the sum of their parts: http://bit.ly/1PFsQjk Scary!

    If spiderman was a neuroscientist he’d be using this new injectable electrode webbing from Harvard to wire up brains: http://bit.ly/1GuVLoj

    Imagine knowing what someone else is thinking simply by seeing splashes of light in your mind’s eye: http://bit.ly/1R2LdxD #usetheforceluke

    Making sense of MEG: a different type of brain scan helping us understand how top-down & the bottom-up fit together! http://bit.ly/1P1LOxr

    manipulating the “gatekeeper protein” p53 can ramp up conversion of skin cells into dopamine neurons: http://bit.ly/1N6Be9E

    Memory-boosting devices tested in humans http://ow.ly/UcroE

    Motion sickness may soon be remedied by applying weak electrical current to scalp via wire plugged into mobile phone: http://bit.ly/1KSb0rN

    Neural dust & injectable brain webbing should help circumvent problems associated with conventional brain electrodes: http://bit.ly/1FZhrTM

    neurosurgeon practises surgery on 3D printed patient’s brain: http://bit.ly/1SulGhH ..but without blood vessels,how useful is this really?

    Neurotech overview – (nearly) everything you need to know about the past, present and future of brain augmentation: http://tcrn.ch/1FjvQz9

    Now the parents are at it!! Using DIY brain zapping in the hope it will improve their kids grades: http://ab.co/1D76FNs #sgonnaendintears

    Remote control neurons implanted with gold/iron nanoparticles heated up by infrared/magnetic fields, respectively: http://bit.ly/1Bqb1K5

    SpaceX for the brain: http://bit.ly/1QqAqgy

    Surgically implanted chip translates thoughts into words at average rate of 6 words/minute – MUCH faster than before: http://bit.ly/1N4cBgd

    The tone in this article may be a bit cheesy but some of this neuroscience future-casting gives food for thought: http://huff.to/1tRe4IY

    This book on DARPA’s research over decades into augmenting human brain function with technology looks tantalising: http://fus.in/1PJ4tiJ

    2015, the year a student used EEG to drive a cyborg cockroach along an S-shaped path http://bit.ly/1Pktodi

    7T MRI brain imaging can now identify in which layers of the cortex activations & suppressions are happening: http://bit.ly/1RqHSJb

    A big step closer to communication for those with locked-in syndrome – speech decoded directly from brain activity: http://bit.ly/1J1Ntom

    A paralysed man learns to walk again with the help of a robotic exoskeleton http://bit.ly/1IN2bK3

    addicted2the quick fix..tasty junk food..electronic cocaine of the Internet..painless ease of a credit card purchase http://on.wsj.com/1PdB445

    Blind people in bionic eye trial have “‘ceramic tiles’ the size of a small fingernail implanted into…visual cortex” http://bit.ly/1KJeUAI

    Brain balls: http://wrd.cm/1F6yUs2

    Brain dipstick: http://bit.ly/1M2Twc1

    Brain implants to help” criminals behave better instead of death penalty? Discuss… http://bit.ly/1MrVPXA

    Brain implants to improve memory no longer preserve of films like Jonny Mnemonic – testing in real humans right now!! http://bit.ly/1LvVw8Q

    Brain stimulation in kids holds great promise for those with learning disabilities but could end in tears for others: http://bit.ly/1gNmFM9

    BRAIN ZAP / Transcranial direct current stimulation – who would you rather wire your brain up? Oxford uni or DIY man? http://bit.ly/1OJcDZD

    Brain-controlled computer cursor getting better&better: http://bit.ly/1Re40GC But how long before we find ourselves chucking out the mouse?

    Brain-controlled smart home. I for one have had quite enough of having to manually flick light switches on/off: http://bit.ly/1QIy2SB

    Brain-powered prosthetics: http://tcrn.ch/1R3r6zO

    Cerebellum – involved in fine motor control&balance – may be good target for developing new brain-machine interfaces: http://bit.ly/1uUNG19

    Christof Koch discusses machine intelligence in the cinema, including a review of Ex Machina: http://bit.ly/1BpqRG8

    Computer hackers & neuroscientists join forces in an effort to create algorithms that automatically spot sick neurons http://n.pr/1OWGuxG

    Consumer device “zaps” your brain – this time to change your mood. Reeks of codswallop… http://ind.pn/1BHuGGV

    One day we’ll log onto our computers using super-secure Brainprints http://tcrn.ch/1AQGTht Unique/unfakeable EEG responses to visual stimuli

    Paralyzed Rats Walk Again With Flexible Spinal Implant http://bit.ly/1C279Dr #science

    Pencil-eraser-sized brain, equivalent to 5wk old foetus,engineered from adult human skin cells (no blood vessels yet) http://bit.ly/1EAXNwX

    GEEK CHIC

    NASA alien predictions, pointless sport supplements + brontosaural revivals: Geek Chic’s Weird Science Podcast Ep28: http://geekchic.libsyn.com/

    “@PopSci: Scientists are making chocolate tastier&more cancer-fighting http://pops.ci/P50bKk ” __@GCweirdscience @Xfm_Lliana @DrJackLewis

    #GeekChicPodcast Ep30 out now! Midnight feasts,defeating ear worms& 1/6 species to go extinct by 2100 http://bit.ly/1IVQg0M @GCweirdscience

    1st Geek Chic Weird Sci podcast of 2015 is a Superhuman Special courtesy of the lovely @heather_berlin Available now: http://bit.ly/1rpMfIh

    Check out the armor on this #FossilFriday! Panochthus frenzelianus is a giant glyptodont: http://trib.al/zHdKvF2

    Chimps Would “Cook” Food If They Could http://bit.ly/1BJerJp

    Dodging killer robots, reflections on magic mirrors, lego roads & pluto’s tail – all in @GCweirdscience ep40: http://apple.co/1KEJu22

    Don’t do Apple? All episodes of Geek Chic Weird Science podcast still available at the touch of a button: http://bit.ly/1E5JwJY @Xfm_Lliana

    Don’t lie to your dog – he might rumble you. Dogs know if you’re untrustworthy http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150220-dogs-know-if-youre-untrustworthy …

    EP 28: The return of the brontosaurus,possibilities of alien life & Is fast food actually good for you?Find out NOW! http://geekchic.libsyn.com/

    Ep36 of our Geek Chic podcast covers “Seeing in Tongues, Dangers of Skinny Jeans & Hotties Getting Away With Murder”: http://bit.ly/1EZuvcw

    Finally – a flying car to get excited about – made in…. Slovakia: http://cnn.it/1BQoIpf

    Fluorescing #corals: nature’s glow sticks! Bask in their glow: http://mbayaq.co/1843aez

    For non-apple folks… Geek Chic podcast ep26 rainbow gravity, antibiotic mayhem & panning sewage for precious metals: http://geekchic.libsyn.com/

    Geek Chic podcast ep37: http://apple.co/1rpMfIh

    Geek Chic podcast episode 26 OUT NOW – rainbow gravity, antibiotic mayhem and panning sewage for precious metals: http://apple.co/1rpMfIh

    Geek Chic podcast is back!! ep42 includes Johnny mnemonic brain chips, batband headphones and mice crooning for love: http://apple.co/1gDcwl2

    Geek chic podcast. Very cool range of topics, including this one on BioMusic 🙂 @DrJackLewis http://tinyurl.com/peprmmf

    Geek Chic’s Weird Science made it to iTunes best of 2014 (debut section): http://itunes.com/bestpodcasts2014 … This week: solar planes, robo-roaches et al

    Graphene spacecraft could fly on starlight http://wired.uk/itY6QO

    Have a listen to all the geek chic weird science podcasts by following us on @audioBoom https://audioboom.com/channel/geekchic …

    How creepy a robot seems is strongly influenced by it’s likeness to the human form: http://bit.ly/1OH2n6k

    I gotta get me one of these octopus-inspired marine robots: http://bit.ly/1I8zAoi @GCweirdscience @Xfm_Lliana

    In ep39 we discuss the search for ET, pink rhino horns & the latest from the moon on 46th moon landing anniversary: http://bit.ly/1IoavW3

    In ep51 of @GCweirdscience podcast we discuss our solar system’s newly discovered 9th planet. Ace vid explains more: http://bit.ly/1V8yxGX

    In the latest Geek Chic Weird Science podcast we discuss Pluto pics, a forthcoming mini-ice age & mini-hearts: http://bit.ly/1gK5bAZ

    In this week’s @GCweirdscience podcast we’ve got dogs holding grudges, internet rationing, boozy chimps & philae: http://bit.ly/1E5JwJY

    In this week’s DRUGS SPECIAL podcast we discuss origins & investigations into psychadelics & MDMA with @zoecormier: https://itun.es/i6Lb74f

    In this week’s GCSW podcast (released earlier in the week) we discuss – Should Dolphins Be Granted “Personhood”? http://bit.ly/1rpMfIh

    Is Eminem’s brain different from yours? Find out in ‘The Science of Rapping’ #GeekChicPodcast special – http://geekchic.libsyn.com/

    Kick your week off with a bang (literally) as @gcweirdscience’s @DrJackLewis & @Xfm_Lliana talk the science of music: http://bit.ly/1F2wMkK

    Listen to our new #GeekChicPodcast NOW on iTunes and on http://geekchic.libsyn.com/ !

    Missed last weeks #GeekChicPodcast on ‘The Science of Sex’ have a listen here – https://audioboom.com/channel/geekchic @audioBoom

    Monkey ball transplantations, the discovery of clitoris&”posh wanks”… love the latest episode, @GCweirdscience _! @Xfm_Lliana @DrJackLewis

    New #GeekChicPodcast is UP! ‘The Science of Rapping’ explored w/ guests @heather_berlin & @BabaBrinkman. Listen here http://geekchic.libsyn.com/

    New #GeekChicPodcast is UP!! Download here https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/geek-chics-weird-science/id921816230?mt=2 … OR listen here http://geekchic.libsyn.com/ @GCweirdscience @DrJackLewis

    NEW GC! This week we talk flying cars, powdered alcohol & how scientific accidents can help the battle against cancer http://geekchic.libsyn.com/

    NEW GC! We look at why cats & classical music could make surgery safer,how to make chocolate healthier & robot birds http://geekchic.libsyn.com/

    Not yet listened to this week’s @GCweirdscience podcast? Click here for our Marine Special w/ tales from @TheBlowfish http://apple.co/1rpMfIh

    Nursing a hangover? Geek Chic Weird Science podcast BOOOZE episode should sort that out: http://bit.ly/1rpMfIh @GCweirdscience @Xfm_Lliana

    On a more light-hearted note GeekChicWeirdScience podcast is back with memory boost chips, crooning mice & bat bands: http://geekchic.libsyn.com/

    Our @GCweirdscience Marine Special = Jellyfish Apocalypse, Metal-Loving Sharks, Thieving Whales & Guff-Talking Fish: http://apple.co/1rpMfIh

    This week on Geek Chic’s Weird Science: sesame seed clitoris, monkey ball transplantations & more in our Sex Special: http://bit.ly/1rpMfIh

    This week’s @GCweirdscience in emojis gotta be ___, ___, ___, _! Exciting!_here –> http://geekchic.libsyn.com/

    This week’s @GCweirdscience podcast features Underwater Strawberries, Reversing Memory Loss & Heavy Metal Happiness: http://bit.ly/1rpMfIh

    This week’s edition of @GCweirdscience completes our Sex Drugs & RocknRoll trilogy with a Science of Music special: http://bit.ly/1rpMfIh

    This week’s geek chic podcast will enlighten you with weird science tales of dogs,kittens,chimps,satellites&asteroids http://bit.ly/1EZuvcw

    Today’s @GCweirdscience podcast take us from starlight-powered spacecraft to grow-your-own drug kits (using yeast): http://bit.ly/1rpMfIh

    We love this – why IS late-night snacking so tempting? Listen to @Xfm_Lliana & @DrJackLewis finding out why: http://bit.ly/1F6MBvC

    What happens when a neuroscientist marries a rapper & starts experimenting on his brain! Find out here http://geekchic.libsyn.com/ #GeekChic

    YOUNG BRAINS

    “..altering the electrical properties of these cells can dramatically change how the ensuing brain develops..” http://bit.ly/1EU4n4t

    babies’ brains are building connections at an incredible rate..particularly sensitive2changes in the last trimester” http://bit.ly/1bugB8K

    Boys raised in better-educated adopted family end up with higherIQ than brothers raised in lowerIQ biological family: http://bit.ly/1EFwLni

    Brain scanning study differentiates between raw talent (natural predisposition) versus hard graft (neuroplasticity): http://bit.ly/1LXQjvV

    Prof Sarah-Jayne Blakemore did a TED talk in 2012 on the adolescent brain. It’s now been viewed 1.5 million times! http://bit.ly/1fUgG6e

    RESPECT MY AUTONOMY!” Foster closer bonding by giving your 2yr old space OR How to make your offspring like you 😉 http://bit.ly/1zgzu6P

    Sadly, impacts of child abuse don’t just include damaging brains for life, it can even shorten life expectancy too: http://ab.co/1HFPjYC

    Scientists hope..findings will help to drive fresh interventions to boost brain growth in children who need it most http://bit.ly/1EVgY42

    The devastating impact of childhood neglect on the human brain emphasises the vital importance of emotional support: http://bit.ly/1JyukYt

    Two brain cannabinoids are critical for all aspects of brain function, differences in developing brain & adult http://bit.ly/1IDx3gP #brain

    When kids get outside more often, incidence of short-sightedness plummets. Gotta exercise those eyeball lens muscles! http://bit.ly/1NuYZZL

    Why I think it’s irresponsible for advertisers to encourage/normalise use of technology to silence kids: http://bit.ly/1FkJYIK

    “Malaria blocks brain blood flow, inducing inflammation, causing pressure build up on brainstem in infected children”: http://n.pr/1MLoEf5

    10am start at school for 16yr olds, 18yr olds at 11am – could explain why I never made it to morning lectures at uni! http://bit.ly/1UrqusX

    Brain imaging of 1-6 day old babies suggests they probably have better ability to perceive pain than we realised: http://ti.me/1HQhaqg

    Can you detect the signs that your child is cyberbullied? http://bit.ly/1bECeUv #bullying #cyberbully

    Childhood adversity linked2psychiatric disorders via cellular changes e.g. telomere shortening (also assoc w/ ageing) http://bit.ly/1EqMaJO

    correlation between weaker working memory&the likelihood that a teen would have..unprotected sex – at a younger age” http://n.pr/1FnvFMG

    Cunning analysis of very premature baby EEG data “correlated significantly w/ child’s cognitive development at age2”: http://bit.ly/1SAoDOY

    Differences between 1st-borns & “later-borns” are so small that they have no practical relevance to people’s lives”: http://bit.ly/1CIRNHa

    Do you routinely give your infant a smartphone or tablet to play with to keep them occupied? If so, think again: http://bit.ly/169vVF0

    Exciting to think that in the future teens at risk of psychosis might be treated with anti-inflammatory drugs: http://bit.ly/1yg4SSq

    first study suggesting that a mother’s education affects her child at cellular level from birth http://bit.ly/1jNA9Jo

    fMRI evidence suggests:“When kids are hearing stories,they’re imagining in their mind’s eye when they hear the story” http://nyti.ms/1IYUBx5

    From mother to daughter – emotional inheritance http://bit.ly/1NDdEOH

    Give kids more opportunities for unstructured play at school and it may well lead to all sorts of benefits: http://n.pr/1JSbeLE

    Given impacts on brains&impulsivity,might drinking booze whilst pregnant contribute to our overflowing prison system? http://bbc.in/1K92wwK

    Great resources to help teach kids about the human brain: http://bit.ly/1NBcIxV

    How to best build babies’ brains? http://bit.ly/1LTAdyk or just don’t worry too much / give them plenty of emotional support / stimulation

    I’d almost certainly have been diagnosed as ADHD (had it been invented when I was at school) so I love “Squirm2Learn” http://bit.ly/1O7JGso

    If more infants played regularly w/ building blocks,spatial cognition boost might bolster interest in STEM subjects! http://bit.ly/1v8XCtK

    In adolescents with bipolar disorder, key areas of the brain that help regulate emotions develop differently” http://bit.ly/1J8khvP

    Japanese rat study suggest that balance of omega-3 vs omega-6 is key to ensuring healthy foetal brain growth: http://bit.ly/1WmOWJf

    more you read to your child the more you help the neurons in this region to grow and connect: http://cnn.it/1g8PimZ

    Neuroscientist’s Survival Guide To Raising Adolescents and Young Children – sounds like a good read:   http://bit.ly/1AIf32V #SYKBO

    Persistent nightmares aged 2-9 predict higher incidence of psychotic episodes aged 18: http://bit.ly/1Pv6rY1

    Premature baby brains: “immature,fragile blood vessels struggle2provide tissue with enough oxygen4normal development” http://bit.ly/16ufGDA

    BRAIN HEALTH

    Pet lovers – this one’s for you… Having a pet is good for the health of your brain. Here are some reasons why: http://bit.ly/1DTONnt

    70yr study focuses on “how lifetime experiences interact w/ genetics2determine individual’s risk4developing dementia” http://bit.ly/1K4GPhC

    Air Polution / Shrinking Brains… discuss! http://bit.ly/1Owd9g5

    All that daily spinach probably kept Popeye’s brain in very good nick; holding dementia at bay well into old age: http://bit.ly/19vKbK5

    As far as heart disease is concerned “trans” fats (margarine) are more dangerous than saturated fats (meat, dairy..): http://bit.ly/1P7XKOS

    Certain brain cancers grow faster if they are in a region of high as opposed to low activity: http://n.pr/1FiFS1O

    Cheesy but true… The pursuit of gratitude and compassion will make you happier than the pursuit of happiness”: http://youtu.be/GZZ0zpUQhBQ

    Cooling brains of head trauma patients might reduce blood pressure but leads to worse outcomes 6months after injury: http://bit.ly/1RvzsQB

    Craniotomy (trepanning) saves lives by reducing pressure on brain when people suffer brain injury – but is it safe? http://bit.ly/1zPSRSt

    Deep brain electrodes implanted in woman’s reward pathways in an effort to ameliorate her anorexia (oxford uni) http://bit.ly/1NyeajI

    Diabetes… Can play havoc with your brain: http://ti.me/1G7XGbo

    Does the National Academy of Sciences really call glioblastoma multiforme “the Terminator”? Anyway-now there is hope! http://bit.ly/1CGZDdf

    Does TV Rot Your Brain? – via Scientific American – http://bit.ly/1YVCsbk –

    From East to West diabetes is associated with increased cognitive impairment: http://bit.ly/1GwQRAI

    From the tiny Pacific Island of Guam to a potential treatment for neurodegeneration via cyanobacteria: http://bbc.in/1NmnQuL

    Get up&dance: “regular exercise, at least 5 days per week, is a way to sharpen our cognitive ability as young adults” http://bit.ly/1yJwAXR

    Great study investigates PTSD development in people required 2make serious decisions for relatives in intensive care: http://bit.ly/1JgtcKS

    Green Tea – fad or genuine “smart” drug? http://bit.ly/1CetNnX I’ve been reading up on green tea, so I wrote a blog about it.

    Have resisted posting this story cos I hate unnecessary scaremongering, but such white matter loss is worth noting: http://nyti.ms/1LuCg0h

    How much sugar is lurking in your cereal? Here are the top five worst offenders http://bit.ly/15OC3lZ #health

    Imagine being able to pack soldiers off to war with a vaccine that protects against Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder..! http://bit.ly/1LepsI5

    Mugabe effect revisited. How proteins found in young blood might rejuvenate old bodies and brains: http://bit.ly/1M2hhkr #SortYourBrainOut

    Omega-3 Shown to Reduce Antisocial, Aggressive Behavior in Kids http://buff.ly/1JUtYuO #psychology #feedly

    Protect your brain: http://ind.pn/1KjnpFj . #SortYourBrainOut

    Scary how much time some people spend watching telly – time better spent interacting with people: http://on.wsj.com/1MMU5FC #SortYourBrainOut

    Several brain illnesses all involve reduced grey matter in same areas, but why are dACC/bilat. insula so vulnerable?: http://bit.ly/1DIJA17

    Sitting is the new smoking: http://bit.ly/1KHFWvf Sofa sloths and couch potatoes are slowly but surely killing themselves…

    some studies have linked a regular fish habit over a lifetime to..lower risk of cognitive decline” http://n.pr/1EsRKQk #SortYourBrainOut

    Synopsis of Vagus Nerve stimulation treatment for various illnesses plus a great illustration of its meandering path http://bit.ly/1QEzR4B

    The debate over whether or not drug treatments for ADHD can “normalise the brain” http://nyti.ms/1z8nxwC

    These are some of the surest ways to preserve your brainpower, says @d_a_robson http://bbc.in/1hJorPI

    Treadmill desks lead to health benefits overall but for highly demanding cognitive tasks – better to step off: http://bit.ly/1QiSsTa

    Vid on new philosophy on how to be strong and flexible has the ring of truth to it: http://bit.ly/1iCg6gU

    What high blood pressure does to the brain, as revealed by MRI scanning that focuses on white matter tracts (DTI): http://bit.ly/1LCg5Ay

    subgenual prefrontal cortex broodiness assuaged – easy as a walk in the park: http://nyti.ms/1JxCmyl

    The case against e-readers: Why #reading paper books is better for your mind. http://oxford.ly/1ywWPkn by @justbluffing @washingtonpost

    MISCELLANEOUS

    Sponge-filled syringe that plugs gunshot wounds in seconds to be used by US ambulance crews http://wired.uk/yoeWEd

    A repository of recent, useful, high quality, brain research news articles (categorised by theme) at your disposal: http://bit.ly/1zyk8Oq

    All have same mean, variance, correlation, & regression line. Lesson: Always Visualize Data http://bit.ly/1y3MMju

    Also explore @KnowledgeCiv’s website for loads vids & articles http://www.the-knowledge.org

    Although an enormous amount of research has been done on the HIV virus, much is still unknown. http://bit.ly/1AjT9jK

    BBC Radio 4’s Animated Short – No.9 Buddhism’s Four Noble Truths – narrated by Stephen Fry, is ace! http://itun.es/i6L77Ck @GCweirdscience

    Best medical images of the year: a mesmerising nano-world where science becomes art http://bit.ly/1Aa4hR5 #2015wia

    Brain surgery for beginners @GCweirdscience https://instagram.com/p/491ygGjLEN/

    Can you grow a human bone outside the human body? The answer may soon be yes! http://ow.ly/ONtem

    combined action of2naturally-occurring hormones can trigger..conversion of..white fat2brown..which is easier2burn off http://ab.co/1yrPiTZ

    Gastrophysics is changing the way we understand food http://wp.me/p5ozmk-q via @DomNicholls

    GIF (1987) and ZIP (1989) must be some of the oldest file formats that we use every day.

    Greenland is basically a great lie MT @flashboy: How map projections are weird http://thetruesize.com

    Huge prehistoric monument found near Stonehenge http://on.mash.to/1VItZIz

    I like memes – this one deserves particular attention due to it’s cultural multiplicity! (Spanish, Arabic & Ukranian) http://bbc.in/1LwUOOp

    If only there were always a dolphin to fetch your phone when you drop it into the lagoon http://on.mash.to/1FEzJ2z

    If viruses never existed, neither would you “8% of our genetic material is made up of absorbed forms of retroviruses” http://bit.ly/1KXJmZe

    Imagine how it would feel to discover that your embryonic twin had been hitching a ride in your brain for 26 years!!: http://huff.to/1Gik6wA

    Interesting that murderous neuroscience student chose2research topics that could shed light on his own brain errors: http://yhoo.it/1EexQ89

    It often occurred to me during my PhD that without excellent maths I’d never be a great neuro researcher – here’s why http://bit.ly/1h05PKl

    Just press play” to watch living standards rise around the world over time. http://buff.ly/1Mm2VYm #progress

    Nearly two-thirds of Earth’s minerals were created by life http://to.pbs.org/1W5f37d

    Neural waves: http://bit.ly/1ntn5ew

    Now I’ve heard it all! Ayahuasca (S.American psychedelic) may promote growth of pancreatic BetaCells (cure4diabetes?) http://bit.ly/1BxkeUe

    Offspring of Inside Out, this one imagines a brain’s inner stakeholder meeting as it struggles through a typical day: http://nyr.kr/1gPCi69

    Oslo will be completely car-free by 2019 http://wired.uk/aLSeZ3

    Podcasting is perfect for people with big ideas. Here’s how to do it http://gu.com/p/4fy7b/stw #HE #SciComms

    Protect Your Cat With a Suit of Armor – http://bit.ly/1BUDmgb

    This extreme slow motion of a paint-covered drill is mesmerising http://on.mash.to/20eepa4

    Understanding the human brain – the story so far… http://bit.ly/1Su85bN

    Wake up & smell the @Neuro_Skeptic – Is Your Brain Really Necessary? [revisited]: http://bit.ly/1U1O0ce

    Why do we hate waiting in some queues more than others… even if they’re the same length? http://bbc.in/1LOgHTF

    Why people leave their bodies to medical research – and what happens http://gu.com/p/466b3/stw

    Brain speedometer discovered: http://bit.ly/1K8WFVF

    Nobel Prizes in Science for 2015 done and dusted. Catch up on all three here: http://bit.ly/NobelSci2015

    Numbers processed in both brain hemisphere’s not just the right as previously thought: http://bit.ly/23u9DYm

    FOOD

    “obese teens are especially vulnerable to…brand seduction” http://onforb.es/1LBAx5P

    “overeating..partially a matter of our fullness meters being unknowingly broken by the abundance of fat in out diets” http://bit.ly/1NNYGqW

    “you eat to get rid of the unpleasant feeling of hunger” – relevant neurons to target for obesity therapy established http://nbcnews.to/1zg21gt

    Don’t usually post worm articles but this one on dopamine circuits for increasing appetite for risk is mind-boggling: http://bit.ly/1aQxg71

    Eat yourself happy: http://bit.ly/1OAgAjQ

    FOOD PORN – why do people obsess over taking beautiful photos of every single delicious meal that is set before them? http://theatln.tc/1HnJLCR

    Food provides less pleasure (less reward activation) when consumed late vs early -> eat more at night2feel satisfied http://bit.ly/1JtdVUm

    Food-related reward processing in obese brains assoc w/ “neural changes similar 2 those found in substance addiction” http://wb.md/1fUUgTM

    Great NYT blog concisely explaining the “effect of stress on food choices/brain responses” study: http://nyti.ms/1UUW2UO #SortYourBrainOut

    High fat and high sugar diets may lead to loss of cognitive flexibility: http://bit.ly/1Rss6Mb

    How does gastric bypass change people’s taste for sugary and fatty foods? #obesity #RYGB #WLS http://tinyurl.com/ppz748a via @BariatricNews

    Impact of food porn” on your poor defenceless brain by @Psych_Writer http://sciof.us/1jyKb1J

    individualised medicine coming soon? “same food would cause huge sugar spikes in some people…tiny blips in others” http://theatln.tc/1HbCsRJ

    infusion of oleic acid..in the brain ‘triggers’..signal from the hypothalamus 2 the liver 2 lower its fat secretion” http://bit.ly/1Bn2lVi

    Investigating how stimulating obese kids with scent of tasty food impacts brain areas associated with impulsiveness http://bit.ly/1OduYz0

    Keeping food visible throughout the house is linked to obesity: Low self-esteem also identif… http://bit.ly/1Et96t9 #psychology #news

    Knowing You’re Overweight May Lead to Further Weight Gain: http://neurosciencenews.com/obesity-weight-gain-psychology-2386/ … #psychology

    MILK+BRAINS: http://bit.ly/1BPzpVu It just makes me happy to know NHS Choices are always there to rain clarity down upon the sensationalism

    MSG/umami – is probably not too bad for us after all & it may even help stimulate a healthy appetite in the elderly: http://bit.ly/1ykIrrU

    New fMRI study examines brain mechanisms involved when control over impulse to eat tasty snacks is reduced by stress: http://reut.rs/1IYBdWe

    Our favourite foods are not the ticking time bomb we’ve been led to believe (even bacon) http://bbc.in/1GAKG5G

    Poor diet assoc. w/ accelerated shrinkage of hippocampus in humans for 1st time (animal studies showed this earlier): http://ab.co/1VRyDnS

    The basis of a “sweet tooth” is…… the liver! (and its FGF21 production) http://bit.ly/1OfLhet

    This guy thinks we could curb overeating by eating more delicious food. I’m skeptical, but…I volunteer anyway. 🙂 http://ow.ly/T6gxA

    Unravelling the mechanisms by which brains interact with body fat via hormones to generate stress-eating behaviours: http://yhoo.it/1eFYCgY

    Volunteers consume 6000 calories/day to induce insulin-resistance (in just 2days!) in study to investigate mechanisms http://bit.ly/1L3YANy

    Why does food taste different on planes? http://bbc.in/1EM6q8L

    Why is late night snacking so tempting? Find out NOW! #GeekChicPodcast http://bit.ly/1IoavW3

    Our #POSTnote on Novel Food Production http://bit.ly/1e8HnWr Insects for dinner anyone?

    DRUGS

    11 Odd Facts About ‘Magic’ Mushrooms http://www.livescience.com/48704-odd-facts-about-magic-mushrooms.html …

    2 for the price of 1: Could this be the drug breakthrough we’ve all been waiting for? Targeting mis-folded proteins.. http://bit.ly/1fhzZIi

    Aversive memories dependent on cannabinoid receptors in habenula – perhaps accounting for paranoia assoc w/ high THC? http://bit.ly/1P1k5QE

    Brain in a dish” technology could save time, money & millions of animal lives when it comes to screening new drugs: http://bit.ly/1LF1M2C

    Clever way of using anti-insomnia drugs so that they are effective for longer, w/ fewer side effects & less addiction http://bit.ly/1KVlVPL

    Contraceptive pill associated with thinning of specific brain areas possibly accounting for emotional side effects: http://ind.pn/1FS6qmE

    Death by deliberate caffeine overdose: 258 empty blister packs (200 mg/tablet) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4337497/ … over 50 grams of caffeine!

    diabetes patients who took Viagra for erectile dysfunction had fewer symptoms of peripheral neuropathy”: http://bit.ly/1Cs3Doi

    Does a fry-up really help a hangover? @d_a_robson explores http://bbc.in/1OvQdb5

    doses required to achieve..same anesthetic state in older patients can be..half what is needed for younger patients http://bit.ly/1J8wPSV

    Drinking the pain away? Those who work longer hours tend to drink more booze: http://bit.ly/1yj9Pd3

    Good to try&account for effects tobacco separately from cannabis but a smaller hippo correlating with better memory?! http://bit.ly/1LlpoHw

    Have we reached peak coffee? Climate change is threatening the source of our caffeine fix http://bbc.in/1DOcFaT

    I’ve never ever heard MDMA referred to as “Molly”..so ..here’s an interesting article on the brain effects of “Mandy” http://bit.ly/1C4cnRA

    Insights into the experiences of the world’s only psychiatrist allowed to prescribe LSD for therapeutic purposes: http://bit.ly/1kXAZUN

    Lancet study evaluating 24yrs of data concludes that legalizing cannabis does NOT lead to increase use in teens: http://bit.ly/1R3KACq

    Medics do it, school kids do it, even educated silicon valley entrepreneurs do it… Nootropics are all over the place: http://bit.ly/1CvySzq

    More intrinsic brain connectivity means more anaesthetic required to knock you out: http://bbc.in/1RJMqhe

    Poorly thought through legislation will yet again hamper research into new therapeutic uses for psychoactive drugs: http://bit.ly/1HWjJGc

    Runners high more to do with endocannabinoids than endorphins: http://bit.ly/1NsVg0F (i.e. more cannabis-like than opium-like so to speak)

    Smoking lots of skunk (v strong weed) seems to knacker the bundle of cables that connects L/R halves of the brain: http://bit.ly/1jmrUne

    St John’s Wort -why you shouldn’t mix prescription drugs with alternative medicines willy nilly (ask your doctor 1st) http://bit.ly/1GO0jku

    Still drinking too much booze? Might be time to get married… http://bit.ly/1IDscLX

    The chemistry secrets behind the perfect cup of #coffee | Andy Brunning http://gu.com/p/4dh5q/stw

    The pleasure of sex, drugs AND rock n roll all seems to depend upon the old opiods: http://bit.ly/1OTxqI0

    Until cannabis is legalised, users will risk brain damage | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett http://gu.com/p/4etc2/stw

    Ultra detailed site for caffeine geeks http://www.caffeineinformer.com/ via @SamOltman @danielas_bot

    Are you a tea or a coffee person? What do you think it says about your philosophical outlook? http://bbc.in/1eaQ6XH

    NEUROANATOMY

    5 arguments backing the importance of complex carbs consumption in driving evolution of our over-sized brains: http://bit.ly/1IQToeG

    Ancient Ancestor of Humans With Tiny Brains http://dlvr.it/C6TspH

    Brain folding arises “not from subtle developmental processes.. but rather from the same simple physical process”: http://bit.ly/1RVUBSH

    Check out how dolphin brains compare to human brains in terms of the complexity of the ridges and folds of the cortex

    Choroid plexus cells are the center of activity between brain & immune – determining what enters the brain http://bit.ly/1iqZRTm #brain

    Forget 1.5T, Cardiff Uni to get 7T MRI scanner & world’s 2nd Connectom3T MRI to trace brain’s white matter highways: http://bbc.in/1DuntL7

    Functional anatomy of interhemispheric cortical connections in the human brain http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2100336/ …

    Glia are no longer considered to be “just” support cells; they’re critical in various aspects of neuroplasticity too http://bit.ly/1QpDUR0

    Human brain evolution with tennis ball scale to depict size – 8-balling ain’t bad – but neanderthals were 9-balling! http://bit.ly/1KIYqNh

    IBM neuroscientist proposes interesting hypothesis to explain why the human brain consumes so much energy at rest http://bit.ly/1Ph5LG1

    If injectable webbing isn’t futuristic enough for you, how about using 20 billion nanoparticles to measure the brain? http://bit.ly/1IrZZdR

    In the search for better measures of brain cell activity: “activated neurons swell due to the massive entry of water” http://bit.ly/1geMepy

    Injecting microbubbles into bloodstream enables 3D pic of rat brain to be constructed from 5000 coarse images / sec: http://bbc.in/1Nf76tT

    Is your brain a quantum orchestra? A question usually posed by crackpots. But this guy seems very cogent: http://huff.to/1LZ2GHB Just maybe…

    It is now possible to predict a person’s “genetic ancestry based on the geometry of their cerebral cortex” http://bit.ly/1SiEaA6

    Living without a cerebellum provides clues to what the cerebellum actually does: http://n.pr/1DrRGim

    Looking at brain circuitry in intimate fine detail reveals some surprises re: how one neuron is wired up to others.. http://bit.ly/1GbbtVu

    Micro-map of hippocampus lends big hand to brain research http://bit.ly/1leNeNj

    New maths helps unravel fundamental organisation of brain areas, even for neurons whose functions remain a mystery: http://bit.ly/1hQaXAQ

    New technique for preparing brain for study with electron microscopes reveals it’s not as squished as we 1st thought: http://bit.ly/1L2fLxk

    Project to find consensus on how many different types of neuron there are likely to get scientists’ axons in a twist: http://bit.ly/1CsjakT

    Protein imaging reveals detailed brain architecture: http://bit.ly/1NJEF9H

    Radio Thalamus – broadcasting to the rest of your brain on multiple frequencies: http://stan.md/1RdVzxM

    Retracing white matter pathways likely to have been severed in most famous cases of brain damage (HM, “Tan”, Phineas) http://bit.ly/1UwsDOA

    The Candy Anatomy project http://bit.ly/1HVfE7a

    World’s first deep brain microscope can magnify structures deep within a living brain: http://bit.ly/1IyGt09

    SLEEP

    19 patients’ medial temporal lobe recordings during REMsleep suggests eye movements = ‘moving onto..next dream frame’ http://bbc.in/1hx3nvw

    Analysis of Crocodile behaviour suggests that – like dolphins – they sleep half their brain at a time: http://bit.ly/1jVNPlY

    Brain scanning study identifies mechanism that could account for why we react more emotionally when sleep deprived: http://bit.ly/1Fv9pro

    Further from recent talk at #EphMRA in Amsterdam.. more on the relationship between work strain & sleep disturbances: http://bit.ly/1It3lPH

    Getting plenty of sleep in ur young-adult&middle-age yes..can actually boost mental health&lessen chance of disease http://fxn.ws/15ORyKN

    high spindle activity helps sleepers resist waking/low spindle activity predicts development of insomnia post-stress: http://bit.ly/1GsmZXW

    Histamine & GABA – two neurotransmitters fighting it out over how awake & energised you should feel: http://bit.ly/1MUyfQa

    Insomnia and the brain: http://bit.ly/1Trnn1L

    New research suggests that,when sleep deprived,little pockets of your brain really do go into slow wave “sleep” mode http://bit.ly/1PrwLAw

    Poor sleep quality in elderly people associated w/ hardening of brain’s arteries http://bit.ly/1RSamx3 (brains were examined after death)

    Short sleepers may catch more colds http://nyti.ms/1JQrQlQ @nytimes

    Side sleeping double bubble – not only does it prevent snoring but it even facilitates toxin removal from the brain: http://bit.ly/1KTB2fe

    SLEEP CLEANS YOUR BRAIN: http://bit.ly/1e3Khf8 If you want your brain to serve you well… give it the sleep it needs!! #SortYourBrainOut

    Sleep deprivation dulls our ability2accurately read facial expressions: http://bit.ly/1J02lCQ (should we encourage CU kids2get more sleep?)

    Sleep is incredibly important for your brain, so why don’t you stop (compulsively) using your smartphone at bedtime?! http://bit.ly/1FaGlFl

    Sleep is vital for memory; we all know that. The mechanisms at play,however,are only just unfolding http://bit.ly/1JPNdc7 #SortYourBrainOut

    Small study indicates that obstructive sleep apnoea (blocked airways during sleep) might damage blood brain barrier: http://bit.ly/1JJGMXl

    Study links healthy sleep duration to less sick time from work http://www.psypost.org/?p=27851

    The six strangest sleep studies ever performed at http://ift.tt/1UWkqnb

    Time to get nap happy: http://bit.ly/1ha3I7u Napping good for brains but don’t go over 20mins & try to do it on the regs #SortYourBrainOut

    What happens in your brain when you sleep and which bits see the greatest change: http://bit.ly/1GL3snR #SORTYOURBRAINOUT

    When it comes to sleeping we get an awful lot done in a comparatively short space of time http://bit.ly/1QN7eCb

    Why a good night’s sleep helps memory – Melvyn Bragg explores circadian rhythms #inourtime http://bbc.in/1T3rxdZ

    Why you shouldn’t wear “not needing much sleep” like a badge of honour: http://bit.ly/1MR29HO

    Your brain flushes out neurotoxins as you sleep: http://bit.ly/1dOb91R #SortYourBrainOut #GetMoreSleep @polarbearpirate

    SOCIAL

    “..predictions about how participants made social judgements by gauging activity in..dorsomedial prefrontal cortex” http://onforb.es/1BzZ7yR

    ~1yr old babies appear to have more sophisticated grasp of the rules of social interactions than previously thought: http://bit.ly/1D65PQz

    A Scientific Theory of Humour http://bit.ly/201hjSF

    An Invisible” Body Could Reduce Your Society Anxiety http://ift.tt/1EJHnYr

    Another “neurological footprint of gratitude” – this time with long term benefits: http://sciof.us/1Ry70iD

    BEWARE: Loneliness kills… http://bit.ly/1ByIDc4

    Brain areas involved in empathising with others’ pain are not activated when person in question has outclassed us: http://sciof.us/20yP3oc

    Brains and blame: http://bit.ly/1NBJXxG

    Excess serotonin in amygdala implicated in studies of social phobia (shame it’s been treating with SSRIs up ’til now) http://wb.md/1JZAWCe

    Feeling cold is contagious: http://bit.ly/1AYPD3H

    Friendships keep you healthy http://bit.ly/1O3ix7i

    How dark is your personality? Put your Machiavellianism to the test in our quiz http://bbc.in/1NrT7Bf

    Human brain area specifically sensitive to moving faces confirmed in non-human monkey using fMRI: http://bit.ly/1DtmWwO

    Humans are wired for cooperation as much as for competition. Via research @Stanford by primatologist Robert Sapolsky http://buff.ly/1Qg3qGZ

    I concur re: specific features of medium used to find a date fundamentally influences how people engage with them http://ow.ly/VmjAb

    I feel your pain (with the same brain networks that generate my own feelings of pain): http://bit.ly/1LZGnwY

    Importance of striking the right tone: “brain detects & assesses confidence in another’s voice in as littles as 0.2s” http://onforb.es/1yvGGts

    Octopi are misunderstood: They’re surprisingly social animals, study finds http://on.mash.to/1PF2AC1

    Researchers are still working out the nuances of #oxytocin in the brain, http://bit.ly/1LrNXDR

    When you move in synchrony with another person, your brain starts to blur its sense of self http://bbc.in/1Wd1a7i

    When You Think Your Brain Is Doing Nothing, It’s Really Getting You Ready To Socialize http://onforb.es/1JkByjQ

    ADVANCES IN TECHNOLOGY

    Prof Wang “created a camera that shoots at 100Bn frames/sec,fast enough2freeze an object traveling at speed of light” http://n.pr/1fz8tG4

    “..it looks like he & Jessie J are interacting & singing together this is not actually the case” http://bbc.in/1J8Lu1n #welcometothefuture

    21st Century Falconry; amazing autopilot camera drone hovers overhead to capture ultimate in action sports narcissism http://bit.ly/1EDKsTi

    A Visual Introduction to #MachineLearning, with examples: http://bit.ly/207c55s #abdsc #BigData #DataScience

    Acoustic levitation! – How cool is this?! http://youtu.be/669AcEBpdsY

    Designer brain circuits drawn in thin air using 3D pen with “ink” containing immature neurons PHENOMENAL: http://bit.ly/1EmFYBM via @mocost

    Disney’s robot car uses propellers to climb walls http://wired.uk/qHWz2C

    Ehang says it has built a drone you can ride inside #CES2016 http://wired.uk/mLgW8B

    Forget wires. You can use Wi-Fi to power your gadgets at home http://ow.ly/NKYXs

    Get ready for Li-Fi, a technology 100 times faster than Wi-Fi: http://on.mash.to/1IeBiVM

    In 1963, a French engineer built a hovercraft on rails. http://on.mash.to/20hxrfA

    Intelligent food factory robots perform dazzling movements and expert feats of coordination http://bbc.in/1CUmORI

    L’Oreal is 3D printing human skin tissue in order to test cosmetics http://wired.uk/wEKkEs

    Meet the neurosurgeon who uses a 3D printer before operating http://wired.uk/xneHZk

    Organ-On-Chip wins prestigious Design Museum award and could revolutionise future development of pharmaceutical drugs http://ind.pn/1LqZi89

    releases of a virtual reality film for Oculus and Samsung Gear VR http://on.mash.to/1MCjuzo

    Scrap over Onewheel/Surfing Electric Scooter patent infringement results in firm setting US marshals on rival at CES http://bbc.in/1O8kf7s

    Smart knife: http://bbc.in/1KvpH4k

    Smart shoe devices generate power from walking http://ow.ly/I4hyC

    The DJI Phantom 3 Standard is the drone you’re looking for: http://on.mash.to/1M43rAE

    This braille watch enables blind people to read their smartphones! http://bit.ly/1SJa6Ol

    KEEPING YOUR BRAIN FIT

    Twin study (males, mid-30’s) indicates that exercising more regularly increases grey matter volume (in PFC/striatum): http://huff.to/1c60ijl

    What is Cognitive #Enhancement? https://www.academia.edu/10090218/What_is_Cognitive_Enhancement … via @academia

    “We think leg strength is a marker of the kind of physical activity that is good for your brain” Claire Steves, KCL http://bbc.in/1Y1oLsx

    10 perfectly reasonable tips on how to improve your brain function: http://bit.ly/1AKmKEf #SortYourBrainOut @polarbearpirate

    15 mins daily mediation will keep those newly formed connections strong and those unhelpful ones of the past at bay” http://bit.ly/17Vlpmy

    5 (not-particularly-unique-but-nonetheless-relevant) ways to keep your brain in shape;for anyone keen2age gracefully http://huff.to/1NEY87d

    BBC reporter suspects brain training might work after being cognitively trounced by one of Kawashima’s octogenarians http://bbc.in/1JEfwqs

    Born to run – incentivised by hedonistic chemical release – if only we’d get up off our arses&find out for ourselves: http://bit.ly/1LTnVpy

    Brain training improves memory and performance of everyday tasks in older people: Playing on… http://bit.ly/1Hpg1TM #psychology #news

    Brain training studies are finally getting their act together… http://bit.ly/1PrgF9I

    Brain Twisters anyone? There are some classics in this selection: http://bit.ly/1KU9Z26

    Differences in MRI brain activations induced by talking a walk in the park vs along a busy road: http://wapo.st/1U3UVCU

    I wrote a blog about the Runner’s High & the brain benefits of regular exercise, hope you like it: http://bit.ly/1Lkrp5y #SortYourBrainOut

    If you can bare the lame title/slightly cheesy writing style – these 5 tips to “improve brain growth” are not untrue: http://bit.ly/1R2JlJd

    Immersive, exploratory, problem solving video games can boost memory beyond world of game itself: http://for.tn/1M2ZzJm #SortYourBrainOut

    Now that you’re all gonna have to ditch your rubbish brain drinks here’s some real brain foods that may benefit you: http://bit.ly/1BQU7d7

    Omega-3 can now be made from algae, not overfished sardines http://wired.uk/pXUC8z

    Reminder of some of the many simple lifestyle tweaks that can keep your brain in shape: http://entm.ag/1Nr23H2 #SortYourBrainOut

    We knew exercise increase rate at which new brain cells are born.Now it seems to have +’ve functional consequences:) http://bit.ly/1QKb7cp

    What goes on in the brains of generous, giving people? http://bit.ly/1N4PQJ2 #SortYourBrainOut

    ALZHEIMER’S

    AlzCycle? Ageing compromises Blood Brain Barrier – interfering w/ beta-amyloid removal which further compromises BBB: http://bit.ly/1Gpny4U

    Alzheimer’s spares brain’s music regions: http://bit.ly/1FWCDtA

    Amyloid plaques might be screwing with the brain’s blood supply in Alzheimer’s disease: http://bit.ly/1QFsLhf

    Beware of using over-the-counter anti-cholinergic drugs long term, it might accelerate brain decline into Alzheimer’s http://bit.ly/1CIJ2u3

    Chemicals plants make “to ward off pests stimulate nerve cells in ways that may protect..brain against..Alz’s&Park’s” http://bit.ly/1Lft1Qk

    Could proliferation of microglia really be the main cause of Alzheimer’s disease symptoms? http://bbc.in/1mHhZv9

    Detecting Alzheimer’s with computerised voice analysis is surprisingly accurate (82% hit rate) http://bit.ly/1ORZgpp

    Direct evidence linking brain injury from bangs-on-head to development of protein pre-cursor of Alz (misshapen tau): http://bit.ly/1O6ZQ0O

    Earlier this week Alzheimer’s from leaky brain blood vessels, now depression from overactive inflammatory response: http://bit.ly/1y9gx36

    Experimental treatment uses ultrasound to break up amyloid plaques of Alzheimer’s: http://cbsn.ws/1BAaEBa – but will that improve anything??

    High iron levels in brain may accelerate development of Alzheimer’s (as 1st indicated in clinical trial decades ago) http://bit.ly/1KjjqZq

    How brain fires (fMRI) whilst navigating a virtual environment may predict risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease http://bit.ly/1W8gzJG

    Insulin nasal spray shows promise as treatment for adults with dementia and Alzheimer’s http://www.psypost.org/?p=30657

    Interesting Alzheimer’s blog on study that measured decrease in rate of beta-amyloid removal aged 80 vs those in 30’s http://bit.ly/1W11OFQ

    Might we become a little less cavalier with our eating habits if we accept insulin resistance speeds us towards AD? http://bit.ly/1MvV5kc

    One town in Columbia has the highest density of early onset Alzheimer’s in the world, now we know who’s to blame: http://bit.ly/1HcAssD

    Research trying to untangling the link between diabetes & dementia finds increased tau protein in those with type II: http://bit.ly/1N58aQv

    Traces of fungus discovered in the brains of Alzheimer’s sufferers raise the question of infectious origin http://bit.ly/1jrzC0f #brain

    Women appear to be more vulnerable to Alzheimer’s than men http://n.pr/1HPbLN0

    MEMORY

    Fascinating new clues about how brains integrate current experiences with memories of previous experiences: http://bit.ly/1Qs3FAh

    How does the brain’s memory system work?

    Humans file away trivial sights & sounds just in case they’re useful later. Who knew? http://nyti.ms/1CBJLdP @bencareynyt

    Imagine getting lost in your own house http://theatln.tc/1ESOXcN ..that’s what happens when the hippocampus & prefrontal cortex aren’t synch’ed

    Its mind-blowing to think that every human brain potentially has a memory capacity equivalent to the world wide web! http://onforb.es/1SLJpwF

    Keeping your memory banks organised, efficient & clutter free. Brain deletes memories that have low predictive power: http://bit.ly/1DPFftF

    Memory: “an adaptive process, continually updating itself according to what knowledge may be important in the future” http://nyti.ms/1CgE9rU

    Novel theory about how brains store long term memories (and why we recall so little of the first few months of life) http://bit.ly/1O2DZpR

    Phenomenal research in humans aims to bypass damaged areas of hippocampus to turn short-term memories into long-term: http://bit.ly/1h9coKk

    Repeated remembering now thought to *actively* wipe similar memories in effort to keep most recent ones clutter-free: http://bbc.in/1BQiAyy

    Resting brain connectivity differs according to how strong your autobiographical memory is http://bit.ly/1NfMIYz

    Short-term memory – like writing your name with a sparkler http://bit.ly/1YbsdSp

    Sniffing rosemary improves memory (&lavender makes it worse) Statistically significant results from Northumbria Uni: http://bbc.in/1K5WZ7E

    Some people can remember everything, says @d_a_robson, and it’s a blessing and a curse http://bbc.in/1lNxLTV

    The ability to forget is arguably as important as the ability to remember: http://bit.ly/1Rz5VaH

    The brain forgets in order to conserve energy http://bit.ly/208ylvL

    Watching the human hippocampus make new memories and perform pattern completion: http://bbc.in/1CiveJd #neuroscience

    What goes on in the brain of a super-memoriser versus untrained (mere mortal) brains like yours and mine? http://bit.ly/1MGuSjB

    Where did I put those 30kg dumbbells?” Anabolic steroid use among body builders is associated with memory problems: http://bit.ly/1HfzDLS

    MENTAL HEALTH

    ..depressed feelings & lots of time on Facebook & comparing oneself to others tend to go hand in hand” Steers M.-L.: http://bit.ly/1NQ6Eis

    “People hospitalised 4 anorexia [show greater activation of dorsal striatum] while making decisions between..foods” http://reut.rs/1Lnzmsc

    $217 million says time is right for Genetech neuro-heavyweights to branch off and tackle Alzheimer’s / Parkinson’s: http://onforb.es/1Fghc9V

    1/5 of the Chinese population suffers from a neurological disorder,” Nancy Ip – Hong Kong University of Sci&Tech: http://bit.ly/1Jvvsvq

    1st:new arthritis drug that could slow cognitive decline http://bit.ly/Wq88MT Now:similar hope 4 anti-asthma drug http://bit.ly/1OuQ8Zc

    Brains of psychopaths have reduced grey/white matter in areas implicated in empathy and don’t learn from punishment: http://bit.ly/1v2uMLt

    hyperconnectivity between thalamus&sensory areas of the brain” seems to precede development of full blown psychosis: http://wb.md/1Tx20J7

    Neurosurgeon Emad Eskandar Thinks He Can Cure Complex Psychiatric Disorders Using Implanted Electrodes | MIT Techno http://ow.ly/T9Fda

    New research investigating causes of Seasonal Affective Disorder points to dorsal raphe nucleus (brain serotonin hub) http://bit.ly/1E1VTUi

    Retinal neurodegeneration may be associated w early signs of frontotemporal dementia (FTD) http://ow.ly/HzpGw and http://bit.ly/1J3r6Kg

    Science finally starting to understand why autistic brains have more/less brain cells&different connectivity pattern http://bit.ly/1P2Wq11

    Study shows that ‘testosterone can help people with social anxiety’ http://bit.ly/1Wa1h3F

    Trying to gain a better understanding of the suicidal brain: http://bit.ly/1IPj9ZQ

    Two different fear pathways in the brain? … with implications for post-traumatic stress disorder: http://bit.ly/1yDotfE

    Victims of childhood bullying AND the bullies themselves have increased incidence of adult mental health issues http://bit.ly/1lSywLM

    Weak link between month of birth and dementia risk uncovered in data analysis of 150,000 German medical records: http://bit.ly/1RFcnv1

    Ever suspected someone you know of being psychopathic? Simply yawn in front of them x100 & see if they ever yawn back http://bit.ly/1Lm2n7i

    A window into what it’s like to work with neurologically compromised individuals: http://bit.ly/1X0Gtzp

    QUOTES

    “single most important lesson my colleagues & I have learned is that you can literally change people’s brains..” AMEN http://bit.ly/19b4dIZ

    “Brains are as unique as snowflakes” – @davideagleman http://bit.ly/1gJqYYJ

    “Fairness seems a bit like air – its absence is a lot more noticeable than its presence” from SOCIAL by Matthew D Lieberman @social_brains

    “It is easier to ship recipes than cakes and biscuits” John Maynard Keynes

    “Just as kidneys produce urine, the brain produces mind” Jacob Moleschott (1822-1893) via Dick Swaab in We Are Our Brains

    “Making milk is a costly process-mums quite literally liquify their own bodies to churn out this fluid” Ed Yong http://bit.ly/1GKDyk4

    “Science must be put first. These data are not scientific, they’re not evidence-based & this is a bad law” Prof Nutt, Daily Politics, BBC2

    “The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease” Voltaire (1694-1778) via Swaab (2014)

    “The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven” Milton

    “The mind of the bigot is like the pupil of the eye; the more light you pour upon it, the more it will contract” ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

    “There’s increasing evidence that what’s good for the heart is also good for the brain” Prof Manson, Harvard Uni: http://n.pr/1JcF2Fd

    “We are pulled by many currents, but it is the people we swim with who make us who we are” Michael Bond (2015)

    Give a man a fire and he’s warm for a day, but set fire to him and he’s warm for the rest of his life.” – Terry Pratchett

    He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals” I. Kant

    Hippocrates:”Proper exercise & nourishment, not too little or too much, is safest way to good health”. Best sol’n for diabetes

    Kahneman on writing Thinking, Fast and Slow: ‘it was an acutely miserable experience’ #BX2015

    Life is a sexually transmitted disease that is invariably fatal” Mark Twain (who always cracks me up) via Dick Swaab in We Are Our Brains

    Vernon Mountcastle, Brain Explorer “no greater thrill in life than to make an original discovery,no matter how small” http://nyti.ms/15kV688

    BRAIN INJURY

    Kiwi strategy for reducing prisoner re-offending factors in high incidence of traumatic brain injury in this pop’n: http://bit.ly/1T37omV

    People who suffer brain injuries tend to heal quicker if they get up and moving again as soon as they are able to: http://n.pr/1exDN7J

    People with damage to sagittal stratum don’t “get” sarcasm: http://bit.ly/1a5BVR2 FYI here is the sagittal stratum: http://bit.ly/1yd6jol

    People with past traumatic brain injury more likely to have ADHD than those who’ve never had a major bang on the head http://bit.ly/1NoqKVe

    Perhaps rugby medics should have telmisartan on touchline to suppress production of brain swelling-inducing protein?: http://bit.ly/1gFRbrd

    RWC2015 rugby players will be happy to hear MRI’s getting better at spotting brain micro-bleeds/prompting treatment: http://bit.ly/1KcAoGN

    Shape memory alloy implant designed2protect brain aneurysms before they burst (haemorrhage) goes into clinical trial http://bit.ly/1PN1Jnq

    Strategic cognitive training programme at Uni of Texas Centre for Brain Health boosts performance after brain injury: http://bit.ly/1JcbTd5

    Study tracking pro fighters for 5yrs shows greater brain shrinkage/compromised cognition in boxers vs martial artists http://bit.ly/1A6aQsy

    Two-minute flashcard test detects concussions in athletes http://nyti.ms/19bnviP

    Using Virtual Reality to investigate what networks are affected by brain trauma, establishing best course of therapy: http://bit.ly/1LZPgMl

    When a brain injury makes you forget how to read: http://bit.ly/1gzJ0gD – can you imagine having Alexia? Dunno what I’d do with myself…!

    100yrs later cause of ShellShock found:’distinctive honeycomb pattern of broken&swollen nerve fibres’in frontal brain http://ind.pn/154kuPs

    A scarily high proportion of US soldiers with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury show evidence of brain scars in MRI scans http://bit.ly/1ROUdJ1

    All in the dose…Carbon monoxide can be neuroprotective for subarachnoid haemorrhage (brain bleed) in small amounts: http://bit.ly/1RnISy1

    SENSES

    Ever experienced body parts seem to suddenly change size? Me neither.. but it’s called Alice In Wonderland Syndrome! http://theatln.tc/1EKgpNL

    Cool multisensory trick enables punters to feel like they’ve teleported out of the MRI scanner: http://bit.ly/1JX9cdF

    Human inferior frontal gyrus responsive to changes in sound patterns that monkey brains just don’t seem to register: http://bit.ly/1gRkmZ5

    I’ve never really thought of hearing as “vibration sensitivity” before, now I feel a greater kinship with bacteria: http://n.pr/1KFYVaK

    For Nick Johnson, losing his sense of smell was a bigger loss than he could ever have imagined http://bbc.in/1DJKq2o

    Limbic system reimagined: “you see (& hear & smell & taste) what you believe…believing is largely based on feeling” http://bit.ly/1Qp1ZW5

    Noradrenaline tunes&filters auditory cortex sensitivity in noisy environments to pick out” sounds from the clamour: http://bit.ly/1CtPfak

    Occipital face area is activated by visual perception of single features of face, Arcurio et al (2012), FFA is more interested in whole face

    Occipital lobes (back of head) enable you or I to see, yet process language by age of 5 in those blind from birth!: http://bit.ly/1gXMZDL

    Social media meme inspires serious scientific investigation into.. The Dress Effect (blue/black, white/gold or both?) http://ind.pn/1PocDks

    The Purpose of Our Eyes’ Strange Wiring Is Unveiled http://bit.ly/1FAm0XJ #science

    When it comes to writing well “there are things the ears pick up which the eyes don’t” – I couldn’t agree more: http://bit.ly/1H3P0a8

    Why scratching that itch feels so good: http://bit.ly/1KVaRDA

    Ever wondered if you have synaesthesia? University of Radboud, Netherlands have created an App so you can find out: http://bit.ly/1P24NKR

    For some people, chocolate smells pink and stripey – how radical is that?! http://bit.ly/1RJT2ca

    BRAIN AGEING

    ..vocabulary skills, written and verbal, require many more years before they peak in our 60s and 70s..” http://onforb.es/1xrM1an

    Curiosity may kill cats but it might just help us humans to dodge age-related cognitive decline: http://bit.ly/1DjMj60 #SortYourBrainOut

    If you want to live to the grand old age of 100 then you’d better try and, er, keep your inflammation down… http://bit.ly/1NiUiQT

    Imagine eyedrops that can treat cataracts without surgery &protect against need for reading glasses in old age? Wow! http://bit.ly/1HEUQwS

    It might not feel like it but having more children actually seems2slow the ageing process (via telomere lengthening) http://bit.ly/1UIXqc3

    Keeping coffee intake steady appears 2b key in keeping mild cognitive impairment at bay for longer: http://onforb.es/1OOy8Hg #SortYourBrainOut

    Molecule implicated in old age memory loss identified, becomes drug target for halting age-related cognitive decline: http://bit.ly/1dKtg8x

    most physically active elderly volunteers..better oxygenation & healthier..brain activity than the more sedentary” http://nyti.ms/1L4BQbY

    Older people getting smarter, but not fitter-http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/08/150831144100.htm

    Twice weekly “light resistance training may also slow the age-related shrinking of some parts of our brains” http://nyti.ms/1hSTXK8

    What properly-controlled, clinical investigations into interventions trying2help elders improve cognition have found: http://nyti.ms/1K46RAW

    Who’d have thought that your blood type could affect your cognitive function in later life?! http://bit.ly/1uvLRNs

    Yet more evidence suggesting that playing music in youth protects brains against cognitive decline in later life: http://bit.ly/1z7rypG

    ..age-related cognitive decline seems to be mostly associated with loss of myelin rather than loss of neurons..” http://bit.ly/1GL2YfB

    LANGUAGE AND THE BRAIN

    “..that mammalian crying serves as a cue 4 maternal support rather than as a dinner bell,is a major evolutionary difference Lieberman(2015)

    Whilst language predominantly relies on left brain hemisphere for most, ancient whistling languages use both sides: http://bit.ly/1TRaa4w

    “The rise of audio-only narratives & why stories told in just the right way are so engaging to the human brain”: http://theatln.tc/1PRBSJO

    Dimensions are..encoded in..sound of..words kekere vs tobi – guess which means big/small in Yoruba language?! http://bit.ly/1LIn6nF

    Is it funny or sad that computers can now detect sarcasm in text yet whole nations of English native speakers cannot? http://bit.ly/1HBYYTn

    Linguistic analysis of email phrases that signal hierarchy in the workplace http://bit.ly/1MyM7l3

    Neurons in Broca’s area (just above left temple) become active when you read aloud, but also when you read silently: http://bit.ly/15EIMyY

    Never heard of “octopus cells” before – yet they might well lead to cochlear implants with better speech recognition: http://ab.co/1JZZcCu

    Pro motor mouths show less activity in Broca’s area reflecting “fact that they simply find speech less effortful” http://bit.ly/1Hzf1Po

    Resting brain connectivity between various language areas predict how quickly people will pick up a 2nd language http://bit.ly/1OF8naZ

    Some of the many brain benefits of speaking more than one language: http://bbc.in/1NsA21P

    Speech Quilts – they might not keep you warm at night but are helping us understand how brains process spoken words http://bit.ly/1Gr0FRB

    Talk to me: Humans and birds share language-producing brain structures http://bbc.in/1QJbX6B   (via @BBCEarth)

    Two words is all you need to hear to recognise a good friend or relative’s voice: http://bit.ly/1jgTmDh ..still 1 step ahead of AI…just!

    BRAIN BENEFITS OF MINDFULNESS

    I wrote a blog on “brain benefits of mindfulness” based on a review of latest neuroscience studies -hope you like it! http://bit.ly/1iOdeNN

    mindfulness meditation has been linked with shrinkage 2 the amygdala..neural region involved in processing emotions” http://sciof.us/1L6tOnc

    Mindfulness meditation may make people more susceptible to false memories http://bit.ly/1JWddBS

    Mindfulness study to track effect of meditation on 7,000 teenagers http://gu.com/p/4ay58

    Mindfulness treatment as effective as CBT for depression and anxiety http://www.psypost.org/?p=29751

    Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy may reduce the demand for primary care visits http://thementalelf.net/?p=10069 #mhaw15 @ag2460

    Mindfulness-based stress reduction diminishes chemo brain http://ln.is/ift.tt/p4pzB #feedly

    How to do mindfulneess meditation: http://ti.me/1QOhZ6X .. if Steve Jobs found it stimulated his creativity, surely it’s worth your time

    I had no idea that a neuroscientist pioneered flotation tanks way back in the 1950’s: http://bit.ly/1K4aBDp

    Nice synopsis of brain benefits of meditation: http://onforb.es/1M6fP07 – inspires me to actually do some whilst on holiday later this month..

    TED-ed’s latest video “How stress affects your brain” & how exercise / meditation can reverse the damage: http://bit.ly/1OEgzwZ

    The Neuroscience of Meditation, and the Virtues of Just Shutting Up http://www.snsanalytics.com/1rliy3

    We think mindfulness could recalibrate the imbalance in the brain connections associated with childhood obesity” http://bit.ly/1PjVPvi

    Yoga and your brain: http://huff.to/1Fwmk5k

    BRAIN HACKS

    The extraordinary tale of the neurosurgeon who hacked his own brain: http://bit.ly/1QpmF2e

    The Future Is Here – Paraplegic man walks again via EEG decoding brain’s intention to move -> relayed to leg muscles: http://bit.ly/1LaIKlT

    More on consumer brain-wearables: http://onforb.es/1JUcbqG

    Wanna upload your brain to evade death? It may be a trickier undertaking than you ever imagined: http://nyti.ms/1Pad017

    Wearing an EEG baseball cap to monitor fatigue/reduce accidents in dangerous jobs is a great idea -but does it work? http://bit.ly/1I8UaG0

    Will we soon be ditching remote controls for our brain machine interfaces to switch between shows on the BBC iPlayer? http://bit.ly/1H0gQa8

    Wireless brain-machine interface is a great stride forward in giving paralysed folks control over their environment: http://bit.ly/1DGHKRG

    Worrying surge in neurotechnology patents indicates intention2measure consumer brain openness to advertising on sly: http://yhoo.it/1QpDfib

    You have to ask whether you’d want to have invasive surgery to not have to press a button on a remote control” http://bit.ly/1PPpBrG

    Would you consider freezing your brain at death in hope that medicine would catch up with sci-fi&bring you back2life? http://nyti.ms/1gm7DNh

    Firing patterns in inferotemporal cortex perfectly match human visual object recognition in many different contexts: http://bit.ly/1KVZDxt

    Nice synopsis of research into electrical brain stimulation to help Alzheimer’s, memory, smokers, stroke repair&more: http://bit.ly/1YyHahz

    Hero or nutcase? US doc has electrodes he made himself implanted in his own brain to do research on thought decoding http://bit.ly/20GYVwn

    Using focused ultrasound & gas microbubbles to temporarily break blood brain barrier to help treat aggressive glioma http://bit.ly/1HqDNUv

    DECISION MAKING

    In case you missed it here’s a blog I wrote about books, podcasts & my appearance on BBC1 doing the Marshmellow Test: http://bit.ly/1xVucQw

    “..damage to the LOFC leads people to base their vote on simpler information, namely the candidate’s good looks” http://bit.ly/1FENtEm

    after making lots of insignificant decisions, we can end up making truly bad decisions about something important http://bit.ly/1zpraEk

    Ask Ariely: Surge Charges, Moving Costs, and Expiration Dates http://wp.me/p5oiR-1l1

    Boom/bust of global financial cycles attributed to brain’s penchant for quick small gains over greater long term ones http://ti.me/1V7sW8o

    Brain training for weight loss? In principle this could work (despite reputation of the newspaper it’s printed in 😉 http://dailym.ai/1CkmwKn

    Love the concept that Cookie Monster taught infants principle of delayed gratification -but didn’t he always give up? http://econ.st/1I8Z0N3

    New study sheds light on how “serotonin and dopamine affect people’s willingness to harm others for personal gain” http://bit.ly/1epipBD

    Nucleus accumbens stimulation gets mice coming back for more, but stimulation 1mm alongside leads to strong aversion: http://bit.ly/1EBU47P

    Old but still fascinating: judges suffer cognitive bias too i.e. more lenient when they’ve returned from a nice break http://bit.ly/1JjSa9d

    On 2nd thought “A person’s decisions are not at the mercy of unconscious & early brain waves” Prof John-Dylan Haynes http://bit.ly/1ZLNIt5

    Should you rely on first instincts when answering a multiple choice exam? http://goo.gl/etVsoZ

    Marshmallow Test with cute kids from last night’s show: http://bbc.in/1x47cJl @BBCWatchdog Remember: Deferring gratitude wins bigger prizes

    EXPLORING OUTER SPACE

    11 years ago @esa’s #Huygens probe landed on Titan http://go.nasa.gov/1P3cS4H

    A new look at Saturn’s moon Prometheus, one of the highest resolution views ever. Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1m8Vs9T

    Check out some of the closest ever views of Mars, Charon, and Pluto http://wired.uk/K0yS9Q

    Exciting. First exoplanet visible light spectrum http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-04/e-fev042015.php …

    In 2018 Hayabusa2 will collect samples of asteroid Ryugu, reenacting a Japanese fairy tale. http://bit.ly/1Pe7omt

    Nasa is looking for new astronauts — here’s how to apply http://wired.uk/N8Uo1h

    Our cover story: how Babylonians tracked Jupiter with geometry 1400 years ahead of its time http://scim.ag/1nqRVEh

    Peering at the ‘heart,’ @NASANewHorizons reveals evidence of carbon monoxide ice: http://go.nasa.gov/1KbzMB4 #PlutoFlyby

    Planet Earth now has a flag. Take that, several billion other planets. http://wired.uk/PKuli1

    Sweet! Deep-Space Sugars May Reveal Clues About Origins of Life http://shar.es/1bgqRl by @cqchoi for @SPACEdotcom

    Thank you @newscientist for the link to the Live Pluto flyby on 14th July (at ~50,000km/hr): http://bit.ly/NSpluto #worldfirst

    What we can see of Pluto, and what’s to come: New Horizons’ Pluto Flyby http://nyti.ms/1HqUHip

    You can now look at over 130,000 pages of declassified US Air Force files related to UFO sightings – http://www.theblackvault.com/

    ALL THINGS ADDICTION

    Anatomy of addiction: opiods http://n.pr/1OK261c

    Brain circuits for loss prediction disrupted in cocaine users, accounting for not taking steps to avoid losses? http://bit.ly/1D1I23R

    Brain scans show compulsive gamers have hyperconnected neural networks http://sco.lt/7qbChV

    Cocaine addiction is often compulsive (not primarily motivated by pleasure seeking) & new studies might explain why http://bit.ly/1TREK9W

    Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong | via TED Talk | http://bit.ly/1To8xrk by @johannhari101

    Happy birthday, William James! The father of American psychology on habit http://buff.ly/1DLdpi4

    If stroke damages the insula more people manage to quit smoking cigarettes, so it might be a good target for therapy: http://bbc.in/1KYscMk

    Increased ventral-striatal activity during monetary decision making is a marker of problem poker gambling severity http://bit.ly/1CK7cEY

    Insula functional connectivity differs in brain scans of people who successfully quit smoking vs those who relapsed: http://bit.ly/1EeIjgp

    Medical treatment for cocaine addiction on horizon after breakthrough in basic science of dopamine transporter: http://bit.ly/17E4AMz

    Scientists are giving hallucinogens to smoking addicts to help them quit: http://bbc.in/1R07Lxw

    Step closer to understanding mechanisms of alcoholism: http://bit.ly/1JDB7AI (booze potentiates dm-striatal “go” neuron D1 receptors)

    CREATIVITY

    10Hz (alpha wave) transcranial Alternating Current Stimulation boosts creativity (slightly): http://bit.ly/1DnBmcJ

    A step-by-step guide to stimulation creative breakthroughs courtesy of @sciammind http://bit.ly/1KFS4LH #behindthepaywall @Xfm_Lliana

    Capturing the moment an idea is recorded in the human brain… http://bit.ly/1IJoeXL

    Creativity can be thought of as a capacity, independent of intelligence, that enables assimilation of contradictions http://bit.ly/1Z0SuAH

    Creativity is really about neuroplasticity and this might actually be helpful in preventing and healing disease http://ab.co/1T1bTSs

    How our brains comes up with original, creative & workable ideas: http://bit.ly/1I2q8n2

    New research reveals unexpected brain regions contribute to #creativity, http://bit.ly/1GFP411

    Overseas travel can increase creativity and openness – so long as you actually engage with the local culture: http://bit.ly/1ZGOxXr

    Surely there’s a huge confound in this fMRI study that finds greater cerebellum activity in more creative drawings? http://bit.ly/1FPU1ne

    Taking pen to paper inspires more creative thought..it is a slower process than just typing something on a keyboard” http://on.mash.to/1CdoF7u

    The excuse we’ve all been waiting for: Want to be more creative? Go travelling: http://theatln.tc/19ENs9G …like Hemmingway, Huxley, Twain…

    When your brain gets knackered it can think more creatively, allegedly.. http://bit.ly/1B30GKy Personally I nap to come up with novel ideas

    PAIN

    I do love a counterintuitive headline.. High intensity interval training helps ease pain of arthritis: http://bit.ly/1KAPsAN

    Chilli Pepper Jeckyl & Hyde: http://bbc.in/1j8VbTc

    Dorsal posterior insula brain region identified as key to generating “hurting” aspect of pain says Prof Irene Tracey: http://bit.ly/1FFnsWw

    Grey matter thickness changes in various important brain areas after just a month on morphine pills for back pain! http://reut.rs/1PtEmut

    Ice cream head explained..consensus points to: dynamics in blood flow to brain when back of palate is rapidly chilled http://bbc.in/1iRDdV1

    Mo Costandi on chili peppers: Catching fire http://bit.ly/1HRp0hi

    New research points to novel drugs that might reduce pain & declutter cognition for peripheral neuropathy sufferers: http://bit.ly/1L7t3Ji

    Studying roots of migraine..protein regulating trigeminal nerves (which innervate face) could be key to future cure: http://bit.ly/1WNI3kN

    Teasing apart the brain networks for physical vs psychological aspects of pain: http://bit.ly/1u6uRNW

    The burn of wasabi could lead to new pain meds http://wrd.cm/1IKpaqV

    These findings demonstrate a novel role for how dopamine contributes to maintaining chronic pain states: http://bit.ly/1PpmXn4

    yoga can be an important tool for preventing or even reversing the effects of chronic pain on the brain” http://bit.ly/1ELwrTS

    SEX AND ATTRACTION

    “The breadth of circumstances that seem to be affected by facial attractiveness is mind boggling”: http://bit.ly/1QatVy4

    Denmark bans bestiality in move against animal sex tourism http://uk.mobile.reuters.com/article/idUKKBN0NC1Z620150421?irpc=932 …

    Don’t skip sex when you have a headache” http://fxn.ws/1zQyBnm 30% cluster-headache sufferers reported partial or total relief thru’ sex

    Dutch study finds the more sexually active older people are, the better their memories and brain function” http://bit.ly/1BvH1AY

    How much human brain cortex is dedicated to processing touch sensations arising in the penis versus other body parts? http://bit.ly/1H7dvAi

    Human pheromone debate: Hedione (magnolia/jasmine) scent “..generates sex-specific activation patterns in the brain”! http://bit.ly/1NWJfMl

    Just discovered the supporting actor’s 1st scene in “Epic of Gilgamesh” involves a marathon 7day/6night sex session #GoodInnings #6000BCporn

    Love is…http://onforb.es/1MHo0PI

    Scientists confirm two forms of female ejaculation http://bit.ly/1FIs42b

    Sex, pheromones, monogamy: http://bit.ly/1diRsih

    The Relationship Between Digit Ratio (2D:4D) and Sexual Orientation in Men from China. | Arch Sexual Behavior http://ow.ly/3xRZ2C

    Women’s sexuality has been a source of controversy throughout the ages, says @LindaGeddes http://bbc.in/1KgHhct

    CONNECTOME: WORKING OUT THE BRAINS CIRCUIT DIAGRAM

    “digital lump of rat brain…mimics the behaviour of about 30,000 neurons connected to one another by 40m synapses”: http://bit.ly/1NsUu3I

    3D brain map reveals neuronal connections in nano-scale http://gu.com/p/4b59m/stw by @hvthomson

    Allen Institute for Brain Science launches database of neuronal cell types in key step towards 1st *real* brain model http://wrd.cm/1JgNROp

    Allen Institute unveils new science search engine http://buff.ly/1LNK8IA (via @NatureNews) @allenai_org

    Boosting connections via molecule influencing synapses at micro level (NMDA receptors) shows up at macro level (EEG) http://bit.ly/1ONxJHH

    Cool vid explains how all those beautiful HD 3D images of mouse brain were created http://bit.ly/1IVXYdp (DanBerger is a really nice guy 🙂

    How to make a map that plots brain functions in a way that mankind can really grasp, utilise and drive progress: http://n.pr/1CfOMbL

    Huge volumes of brain scan/genetic data + Paul Thompson + Big Data methods = insights linking genes to brain size: http://bit.ly/1yMgQ6w

    NeuroElectro, an open access database of electrophysiological properties of different types of neurons http://www.neuroelectro.org/

    Prospect of GPS for tracing neuronal pathways is particularly exciting in light of Seb Seung’s brilliant CONNECTOME: http://bit.ly/1GATI1l

    Very, very funny: Neuroscience lab manager talks about the Human Brain Project https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhsZll_P1iA … via @jpeelle

    MICROBIOME: HOW YOUR GUT AFFECTS YOUR BRAIN

    Are we master or slave to the bugs in our guts? You are what you eat 2.0? http://bit.ly/1ZukzFT

    big question right now is how the microbiome exerts its effects on the brain Christopher Lowry: http://bit.ly/1xgTlyl #gutbrainconnection

    Biotech getting in on the gut-brain excitement: http://bit.ly/1Nkkf1D

    Gut Feelings–the “Second Brain” in Our Gastrointestinal Systems [Excerpt] http://bit.ly/1IvtKM5 #science

    Gut microbe dynamics in 98 new mothers and their babies during the first year of life http://bit.ly/1AfPlq5

    Is Your Nervous System Being Hacked by Bacteria in Your Gut? http://swyy.co/rrz6oUS @Gizmodo #bacteria #brain @getswayy

    Metformin Users Have Different Gut Bugs | The Scientist Magazine® http://bit.ly/21JCBTg What other Rxs are affecting gut bugs

    Understanding how gut/brain interacts2induce satiety leads to development of foods that make us feel full for longer: http://bit.ly/1SCDJ5I

    When it comes to truly understanding impact of gut microbes on human brain function, here’s our progress so far: http://bit.ly/1hE5dtL

    When the gut is healthy, you create more serotonin. Approximately 80-90% of our serotonin comes from the gut”: http://cnn.it/1KMufAD

    ADVANCES IN ARTICIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

    “We can take GPS coordinates and feed it into an artificial brain and it understands, no problem” http://wrd.cm/1Prm4dR

    Google offering free online class abt deep learning http://bit.ly/1SCb82W #machinelearning #DataScience #analytics

    Having beaten human champions to win US quiz show Jeopardy in 2011 IBM’s Watson is now in training to become a doctor http://bit.ly/1IHnwpq

    Machine learning approach using 182 fMRI brain datasets can identify negative emotion with 90% accuracy: http://bit.ly/1L4kTkp

    Not to be outdone by Google, Microsoft have now made their own deep learning tools open sourced: http://bit.ly/1Qpsqx1

    Part of me hopes that they never achieve this goal of helping Artificial Intelligence to catch up with human brains: http://bit.ly/1ORG21l

    Practical everyday application of neural computing No.1 – cleverer smartphones without using wifi or killing battery: http://wrd.cm/1NADIfA

    What happens when robots are given “grid” & “place” cells (like those found in human brains) to help them navigate?: http://bit.ly/1OOiWvi

    Will computers ever really *get* the subtle nuances of human speech e.g. the influence of context over word meaning? http://bit.ly/1RPCIYX

    INNOVATIONS IN BRAIN SCANNING

    Measuring brain connectivity using fMRI to predict whether someone has a diagnosis of ADHD: http://n.pr/1R2M4Al

    MRI study identifies changes in brain processing that occur as a result of practice doing two things simultaneously: http://ab.co/1REdlro

    PET scanning demonstrates changes in density of dopamine receptors after weight loss surgery: http://bit.ly/1wCKtnA But WHY though?

    Predicting the future using brain imaging techniques is starting to show promise: http://n.pr/143uVkG Good, bad or ugly? #neuroethics

    Psychiatry’s holy grail: Can brain activity predict how depressed patients will respond to drugs or psychotherapy? http://bit.ly/1LkRh5p

    Reward learning fast and slow: http://bit.ly/1PZ15QT (simultaneously scanning brains with MRI & EEG is just showing off)

    Scanning kids’ brains to predict educational attainment – interesting insights,but I don’t like where this is going.. http://bit.ly/1gbjoG6

    Scary prospect of kids in 2020 being screened by their schools with MRI to decide what set/stream they’ll be in: http://wrd.cm/1LJIpHc

    Therapy for anxiety=like wheel of chance..brain imaging2help provide more reliable predictors of treatment response” http://bit.ly/1Tx0uqd

    UNDERSTANDING COGNITION

    “..how dynamic flexibility of brain networks can predict cognitive flexibility” (ability to switch from task to task) http://bit.ly/1KrzhGG

    Homing in on the genes of cognition with a study spanning 12 countries and involving over 30,000 people: http://bit.ly/1cQ634T

    Is “pregnancy brain” a myth? http://ti.me/1WRzP9b

    It’s not everyday that neuroscientists discover a whole new brain network, this one’s sensitive to familiarity: http://bit.ly/1DSMRjj

    Super-forecasters: Meet the ordinary people who may be better at predicting world events than experts. http://ow.ly/HDeVF

    The odd hallucination here and there is perfectly normal: http://sciof.us/1kPnOG3

    Theory of “Threaded Cognition” suggested as explanation for why some forms of multitasking seem to work… http://huff.to/1LCst4Z

    This is why I work out of libraries rather than cafes or at home – turns out effort is contagious! http://bit.ly/1grmNkf

    What gives the human brain it’s highly complex behavioural repertoire? Glial cells might be the key: http://n.pr/1lstcyI

    CONSCIOUS AWARENESS

    Consciousness reimagined: http://bit.ly/1K0ID69

    Consciousness: here, there and everywhere? http://bit.ly/1aeaHHZ

    Consciousness: http://theatln.tc/1RJs8mj

    Double-good – @mocost writing up science (on learning, consciousness, and pain) by @neuroconscience @francescafardo http://gu.com/p/4b67d/stw

    Embodied cognition suggests that the body / brain divide is fuzzier than you might have thought: http://sciof.us/1MX5EI9

    Freud’s Model of the Human Mind – http://journalpsyche.org/understanding-the-human-mind/ … #psychology #journalpsyche

    How colour perception could unlock consciousness, and other science stories http://bbc.in/1N3P3EG

    Neurosurgeon Henry Marsh on the conceptual leap between brain tissue and person https://thepsychologist.bps.org.uk/mysterious-starry-sky-above-me … Taster from @psychmag

    New brain monitor used in Australian hospitals makes possibility of coming round during surgery virtually impossible http://bit.ly/1GEcpNj

    DEPRESSION

    Elevated levels of FGF9 ID’ed in major depression. Rat studies show tweaking level pushes anxiety up/down accordingly http://bit.ly/1FxgxOB

    Global study finds the more episodes of depression the greater the reduction in hippocampus size” – but reversible! http://bit.ly/1g6Itmj

    Hmmm, video gaming as an antidote to depression. Susan Greenfield is gonna LOVE that notion… http://slate.me/1MS0hjF

    If Facebook makes you feel envious of others, consider deleting your account before it develops into depression: http://bit.ly/1CZ24fv

    New drug tinkering with cAMP levels in nucleus accumbens improves stress response, provides new target for depression http://bit.ly/1Kjriba

    Should depression be treated more like a stroke? http://on.wsj.com/1Qkm67E

    those who experienced multiple episodes of depression showed ‘decoupling’ between the amygdala..&emotional network http://bit.ly/1S5Kujg

    To suggest that anxiety & depression are caused by too little serotonin is far too simplistic. Here’s 1 reason why: http://bit.ly/1S8O34s

    Your phone knows if you’re depressed http://bit.ly/1Rzc48A

    DIGI-BRAIN: THREATS POSED BY DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY

    “..as your brain becomes accustomed to checking a device every few minutes, it will struggle to stay on task..” http://ti.me/1FdILkc

    “Ah, such delicious irony… Minds are in some ways more flaccid – especially if we’re dabbling in social media”: http://ind.pn/1SoFKQT

    Hardly scientific, yet musings of these “mystery” neuroscientists on 4day desert digi-detox provide food for thought: http://bit.ly/1MzQuxx

    METRO says: too much screen time screws you up.. http://bit.ly/1GnIYAD

    Now you can coerce your kids into going out to play by telling them that staying indoors will make them short-sighted http://bit.ly/1CsHvsp

    oh dear .. separation anxiety from iphones #psychology #tech http://ow.ly/H3AeY

    To begin a digital detox, we need to identify what is causing the need in the first place http://ow.ly/M7Z6Z #digitaldetox #addiction

    Two new books dig into the philosophical roots of why our lives are so filled with distraction http://ow.ly/MHTPi

    Can EEG measurements whilst subjects watch film trailers predict box office success? http://bit.ly/1EQATED

    UNDERSTANDING HOW BRAINS DO EMOTION

    Interesting article explaining why/how the brain triggers the torture of a broken heart: http://bit.ly/1MhvM49

    LeDoux’s been studying the amygdala for decades & he’s NOT happy that you keep referring to it as the “fear” centre: http://bit.ly/1EoEbfw

    Our brains begin to register any emotion in non-verbal sounds in just a tenth of a second http://bit.ly/1OuueUG

    “The acoustical properties of the human scream poke at the neural circuits that control fear” http://bit.ly/1KAFtLU

    The more graphic the description of the murder, the greater the activity in the amygdala: http://on.wsj.com/1FPYdUo

    Using pupil size to objectively measure people’s emotional responses to music: http://bit.ly/1X1R4F5

    Women are better than men at telling how someone’s feeling from the look in their eyes…but not if they’re autistic: http://bit.ly/1LeXKt6

    only way to get through fear is to be exposed to it..finding ways to get through it..training yourself 2 manage it” http://cnn.it/1QOgyUq

    INTELLIGENCE

    Are you as clever as a bright 15 year old? Test your Grey Matter general knowledge with this Brain Bee quiz: http://wapo.st/1FX31X3

    Are you as clever as the UK’s finest codebreakers? Try this Christmas puzzle from GCHQ http://bit.ly/1QgHjEr

    Crows recognize human faces, mourn their dead, and may even fear death http://bbc.in/1KXkFtm by @melissasuzanneh

    Fats in the Brain May Help Explain How Human Intelligence Evolved http://bit.ly/1DkpVJZ

    Flynn Effect: steep increase in IQ score over 20th century attributed to.. “more challenging learning environment” http://bit.ly/1CafTXu

    Intuitive evaluation of attacking vs defensive strategy recruits different parts (back vs front) of cingulate cortex: http://bit.ly/1QeEeme

    Octopus ancestors are, perhaps, the first intelligent beings on Earth. http://bit.ly/1jqU4hQ

    The prospect of human-machine superintelligence rears it’s potentially ugly head http://bit.ly/1O8rM3Z

    LEARNING

    “Sleep almost doubles our chances of remembering previously unrecalled material” http://bit.ly/1HUhL9y

    Have a listen to this “Teachers tap into brain science to boost learning” PBS item: http://to.pbs.org/1CbnrNf …& let me know what you think!!

    How to cram effectively – spaced repetition: http://bit.ly/1nfkKmX

    I will not bring neuromyths into the classroom Well written and well argued essays at:http://bit.ly/1RIHsRz

    Learning sequence of notes involves tight association of brain modules at first followed by functional disconnection: http://lat.ms/1O2zKNn

    Learning with All the Senses: http://neurosciencenews.com/vocabulary-learning-sensory-perception-1742/ … #neuroscience #psychology

    strong links between epigenetic marks at birth & a child’s ability to learn” in2culturally diverse sets of children: http://bit.ly/1OgKlIc

    Studies investigating importance of sleep for learning incorporate findings into teaching strategy recommendations: http://bit.ly/1OPga7Z

    MUSIC

    Brains that sync to the musical beat (all of us at fast tempos, musicians only at slower tempos!) http://bit.ly/1GWIUMj

    Got an annoying song stuck in your head (an ear worm)? Wanna get rid of it? Chew some gum. No, really… http://bit.ly/1PSmjAL

    Music lessons spur emotional and behavioral growth in children, new study says http://ow.ly/Ho9ds via @washingtonpost

    Musical instruments reinvented to study the brain in MRI scanners – from plastic trumpets/harmonicas to cello: http://wrd.cm/1C27gBT

    Musical marmosets http://bit.ly/1RoZdDP

    Piano man learned control over his Tourette’s (which developed overnight aged 7) through classical performances: http://ind.pn/1GW6gN2

    The BaAka people of the Congo have developed “water drumming” in complete isolation – and they are brilliant http://bit.ly/1uno8dr

    The beautiful things music does to your mind cogs x here’s a science of rock n roll podcast x @GCweirdscience https://audioboom.com/boos/3254177

    NEUROPLASTICITY

    Brains subtly remodel themselves over periods of intensive smartphone use: http://reut.rs/1xgOxQd

    Miracle gene therapy cure for certain forms of blindness couldn’t possibly work without adult neuroplasticity: http://bit.ly/1MEVi1g

    Mirrorbox therapy, facilitates rehabilitation after stroke, but also good for other conditions affecting single limb: http://ab.co/1J5xkZJ

    MIT’s Tara Swart’s tips on what it takes to truly re-wire a brain after the age of 25 are bang on: http://bit.ly/1PSltE5 #SortYourBrainOut

    More tales of triumphs of neuroplasticity from Norman Doidge in his new book “The Brain’s Way of Healing”: http://ab.co/1DbjRvT

    New research indicates that tinnitus & chronic pain results from the brain reorganising itself in response to injury: http://bit.ly/1jeeBpC

    Pirate eye patch experiment supports idea that moderate exercise promotes neuronal adaptability in visual cortex: http://nyti.ms/1SLnliD

    Psychotherapy that changes brains: http://bit.ly/1QodS39

    PERSONALITY

    107chimp brain MRI’s indicate personality traits (eg dominance,reactivity) linked to differences in brain structure: http://bit.ly/1GeKEdY

    Increased grey matter density in different brain areas in those who tend to respond emotionally versus rationally: http://bit.ly/1Ch583N

    Nothing Personal: The questionable Myers-Briggs test http://gu.com/p/3egzq/stw via @deevybee

    Restless Berserker – what your choice of avatar name in a battle video game says about your temperament: http://bit.ly/1LlnWSm

    Strong connectivity in specific default mode network indicative of many different positive traits: http://1.usa.gov/1NZyR9L

    Too Much Praise Promotes Narcissism http://ift.tt/1dw1kW1

    Want to be happier? Choose a neighborhood that meets your #personality! http://ow.ly/HenMh #socialpsychology

    When Good People Behave Badly: http://neurosciencenews.com/temptation-ethics-psychology-behavior-2100/ … #psychology

    ANIMAL BRAINS

    Fly whisperer” conducts study of fly brain that finds new doughnut-shaped neuronal network that acts as a compass: http://bbc.in/1HfOkOH

    Scanning dolphin brains reveals surprising similarity to bat brains: http://nbcnews.to/1KNqe1Q

    Thai macaques are veritable artisans – wide repertoire of tools and actions observed, documented and published: http://bit.ly/1ILEDJp

    The NIH will retire all research chimpanzees and send them to sanctuaries http://bit.ly/1LoG121

    Would you trust a bird brain to diagnose your biopsy for signs of cancer? Turns out pigeons are pretty good! http://nbcnews.to/1MVJmqm

    Squirt of fast-acting insulin enables cone snail to gobble hypoglycaemic fish whole: http://bit.ly/1CKEFfR @GCweirdscience #newscientist

    What boney creature has a big head, a tiny brain, lives at the bottom of the sea and has an unflattering name? http://bit.ly/1lcDYsj

    BRAIN TRAINING

    Plenty of video games are improving working memory and attention: http://bbc.in/1gq8UCP

    Report published today details specific features of video games that can lead to improvements in cognitive abilities: http://bit.ly/1WA5VrQ

    Simple game helps people cope better with distraction to reduce anxiety,courtesy of Jason Moser at Michigan State Uni http://bit.ly/1NcNp5N

    For future generations of soldiers “brain training might be just as important as pushups” http://bit.ly/1YnH9ua #SortYourBrainOut

    Is this “Brain Training Doesn’t Work” article: http://bit.ly/1Gwy9yE reporting a new study? Or simply re-hashing: http://bit.ly/1ybKSDL ?

    Lumosity fined by regulator for vastly overstating the benefits of their brain training games: http://1.usa.gov/1MR1LEl

    ECOLOGY MATTERS

    Poor bumblebees. A climate vice is squeezing their habitat from the north and the south http://ow.ly/PqCWS

    Poor sealions http://bit.ly/227mGyf

    Rhino horn is now being bioengineered in the hope it will deter poachers http://wired.uk/kLtPQr

    The world’s smallest and rarest dolphin could be extinct within 15 years http://bbc.in/1SzE4XD

    This rare butterfly is half male, half female http://wapo.st/1IuZmxW via @washingtonpost

    Poor outlook for Borneo’s mammals http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-30924523 …

    EVENTS

    30,000 neuroscientists descend on Chicago; SfN2015 is GO!! So finding tweetworthy brain news becomes much easier 😉 http://n.pr/1GlDAlu

    Anyone at a loose end in London next week(13-16th) should check out this ‘NeuroArt Exhibition’ in UCL! @DrJackLewis

    Cannabis, neuroscience & TV: A ‘joint’ enterprise http://gu.com/p/46gvm/stw by @m_wall and other researchers involved in @Channel4’s Drugs Live

    Cracking review of “Brainstorm” – new play devel in conjunction with WT & Prof S-JB where teens play the teen brain: http://bit.ly/1fz8Qk5

    Hard Problem”Sir Tom proves that it is possible to construct a tight100mins of drama around neuroscientific conceits” http://econ.st/1velJao

    Sounds like Beano comic’s Numskulls conception of brain function gets a trippy 21stC upgrade in Pixar’s latest film: http://ti.me/1d5IXXC

    PERFORMANCE

    Hunting down those pesky brain areas responsible for making us crack under pressure http://bit.ly/1nyJG9w

    If dual-tasking study/Facebook leads to bad grades: http://bit.ly/1J7Hmfi Is keeping 1 eye on Twitter at work messing with your efficiency?

    If optimal sporting prowess varies according to chronotype(lark/owl) does the same go for optimal cognitive function? http://bit.ly/1u8Bdfh

    Routine behavioural sequences governed by rostrolateral Prefrontal Cortex: http://dailym.ai/1gXjUYK (yes I do realise this is a DM article!)

    Would you like to be smarter, more confident, kinder, more resilient under stress &more successful? http://ti.me/1UbKddp #SortYourBrainOut

    Want to feel more relaxed and enthusiastic at work? New experiment proves that this intervention works http://bit.ly/17z3aTd

    ROBOTS

    “one more step toward making brain control of a robotic limb or computing device a reality”: http://bbc.in/1HzetL9

    MIT has developed a robot that uses human reflexes to stop it from falling over http://wired.uk/BJXOsK

    Apt that i’m tweeting this “robots learning from the example of infants” article from a robot-run hotel in Japan!!! http://ow.ly/Vmndh

    Robots that do experiments on fruit flies: http://nyti.ms/1G2Osni

    Who knew drones could be so pretty? Watch a video of drone butterflies fluttering about http://pops.ci/IpVnhe

    Would you like to see 100 robots perform a synchronised dance routine? Of course you would. http://ow.ly/HJZ5s

    SCHIZOPHRENIA

    Cambridge Uni Wizard game improves episodic memory in those with schizophrenia;helping them get back on their feet: http://bbc.in/1M64BL0

    In #schizophrenia it’s what we’ve been waiting for – a way to prevent it progressing in those showing the first signs http://bit.ly/1L4W2gs

    New genetic study suggests that one possible trigger for schizophrenia in teens is overactive synaptic pruning: http://bit.ly/1KbbKtA

    Schizophrenia may involve faulty inhibitory circuit between thalamus (sensory junction box) & prefrontal cortex http://bit.ly/1aLAt7G

    schizophrenic hallucinations linked to specific valley in the landscape of the human frontal cortex: http://bbc.in/1Pyqzb9

    Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation at forehead helps normalise schizophrenic brain response to error detection: http://bit.ly/1D2PclW

    ATTENTION

    How the brain blocks out distractions: http://bit.ly/1LLSP6w

    It’s nice to hear that TED realise how hard it is on brains to concentrate for hours on end: http://bit.ly/1GQoFuC

    Major brain junction box (thalamus) seems vital for ability to ignore irrelevant sensory information: http://1.usa.gov/1hUdtGb

    Study identifies part of brain key to controlling attention – http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/287692.php

    Why We Become Temporarily “Deaf” When Focusing Hard via @Braindecoder http://rbl.ms/1OWg40j

    GAMES AND QUIZES

    It’s an interesting/scary concept that Lumosity brain game achievement tracking might one day come back to haunt us: http://bit.ly/1HVL6zt

    Video games will soon compete with drugs as a form of medicine http://wired.uk/xywEIQ

    Video-game robot helps to accelerate injured kids’ recovery: http://bit.ly/1lRfwgu

    Want to be a GCHQ spy? Play this game http://wired.uk/dIxwRq

    You’ll soon be hunting Pokemon in the real world http://wired.uk/4f9oKM

    HAPPINESS

    We use laughter as a way of breaking down boundaries, making new friends..showing that we like people @sophiescott: http://bit.ly/1BsaGHL

    Cunning study provides evidence to suggest that we use the sound of our own voice to gauge how happy or sad we feel http://bit.ly/1ONdZUh

    Why is happiness so difficult to measure, and other science stories from around the web http://bbc.in/1g9dDd0

    Why we laugh: http://bbc.in/1IkfLqn Fascinating interview with @sophiescott

    I find it very hard to believe that the precuneus is seat of all happiness -can someone independently replicate pls? http://bit.ly/1S8Pxf0

    JOKES

    Asked librarian for a book on Pavlov’s dogs and Schrodinger’s cat. She said it rang a bell, but couldn’t say if it was there or not.

    IQ and BMI walk into a bar. They see Phrenology in a corner, scoff, and then each order alcohol in different-equally useless-measurements.

    Love that Nature gets in on the April Fool “Climatic conditions are rapidly reaching an optimum for breeding dragons” http://bit.ly/1CLL2BZ

    Sadly, I can imagine the “neuroelectric cosmonaut look” hitting our streets in not too distant future http://bit.ly/1LfFsgF #futureiscoming

    I’ve literally got tears streaming down my face -truly remarkable! http://bit.ly/1RvrCXH

    NEUROMYTHS

    Prof Sarah-Jayne Blakemore slates those who peddle the myth that people are either left brained or right brained: http://bit.ly/1B8apbK

    Neuro-hit or neuro-myth? great new resource from @UoL_CEN on 12 common neuromyths: http://tinyurl.com/z5pk9qe   #neurohit_or_miss

    Neurosophism, “a sophisticated but fallacious application of neuroscientific language” http://bit.ly/1QnMijr Rife in education & business

    Religious zealotry could be temporarily dampened with a simple jolt of magnetism to a specific brain area (pmPFC): http://bit.ly/1RJS3Zv

    The existence of ‘Learning Styles’ is a ‘neuromyth’ that is thriving in Higher Education. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26696947

    PRE-HUMANS

    compelling evidence for the co-evolution of early Stone Age slaughtering tools & our ability to communicate & teach” http://bit.ly/1B0OcSo

    Human DNA is 1 to 2% Neandertal, or more, depending on where your ancestors lived http://bit.ly/1QyNpzv

    Human migration out of Africa left its mark in mutations http://sco.lt/6p7qSX

    Monkey “brain net” … “has a high ‘gosh’ factor”: http://bit.ly/1KTDmme

    Who’d have thought that cannibals in Papua New Guinea could teach scientists something about brain disease/evolution? http://ab.co/1QO5zcg

    REVIEWS

    I first heard of this Pixar project 5years ago. They are the only movie house I would trust with a tale of the brain: http://wapo.st/1J5DqMl

    The Brain: The Story of You by @davideagleman is out soon, here’s an extended extract… If you’re curious http://on.ft.com/1GYQ5On

    Do No Harm by Henry Marsh is an excellent read. Reviews by moi: http://bit.ly/1bQFLiC and the New York Times: http://nyti.ms/1FqNI9m

    Inside Out is ‘a work of simple genius’ says WIRED’s @olifranklin http://wired.uk/hz1tgz

    Last month I wrote a book review on “DO NO HARM” by neurosurgeon Henry Marsh, take a peek… http://bit.ly/1bQFLiC

    VIRTUAL REALITY

    I’ve been meaning to build one of these for ages. Now GE has I don’t need to 🙂 Navigating Brains in Virtual Reality http://engt.co/1IqsngD

    Virtual brain surgery http://bit.ly/1YhsXTh

    Virtual reality comes in very handy when studying human communication http://bit.ly/1Vu4UAg

    Visual feedback in form of 3D images of tongue movements hold promise as a tool to aid speech rehab after stroke: http://bit.ly/1I1FhQ9

    Visualising brain microcircuitry in3D enables rotation+view from different perspectives=better understanding of data http://bit.ly/1PDqx1l

    LEGAL

    “fundamental problems that brain images bring into the courtrooms” http://bit.ly/1SrzFru

    Neurojurisprudence :-p Guilt/innocence judgements, penalty severity pondering & the brain http://bit.ly/1KjlaxA #onemoreneuroprefixcanthurt

    Neuroscience and the Future of the Insanity Defense http://www.snsanalytics.com/1nlvy4

    Re-offending rates can be reduced by as much as 20% if those leaving jail have stable accommodation to go to http://buff.ly/1KrBYWV

    IMMUNE BRAIN

    Great article outlining key experiments supporting concept that gut health fundamentally impacts upon brain health: http://bit.ly/1KZkMGM

    Why discovery of brain lymph vessels might be missing link that helps us understand Alz & MS http://bit.ly/1GWKCd0

    Discovery: lymphatic system (tubes ferrying immune cells around body) extends into the brain alongside blood vessels: http://bit.ly/1ERp5hg

    CSF provides pressure..necessary to build&maintain the brain..pressure is too low, brain can’t grow..if it’s too high..tissue is destroyed

    MIND OVER MATTER

    Bringing a smile to one’s face, even if it’s fake, can induce physiological benefits of a smile & make us feel better http://bit.ly

    Control over pain enabled through mindfulness is superior to mere placebo effect: http://bit.ly/1SM4MLI

    Neurologist Suzanne O’Sullivan lifts the lid on psychosomatic illness http://bit.ly/1KFEauD

    MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

    Bacteria responsible for causing stomach ulcers may help to protect against Multiple Sclerosis, but only for women!: http://bit.ly/1BdWZOG

    Melatonin, which regulates sleep/wake cycle, may protect against seasonal multiple sclerosis relapse as well as vitD: http://bit.ly/1LOiY1a

    Two drugs already on the market .. may potentially take on new roles as treatments for multiple sclerosis” http://1.usa.gov/1E2HqfA

    PARKINSON’S

    Now we know it takes 3-5yrs to really kick in, treating Parkinson’s with foetal stem cells is getting its 2nd wind: http://bit.ly/1evvXf6

    The woman who can smell Parkinson’s disease!!! http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-34583642 …

    Using nano-particles to ferry fully-formed dopamine across blood brain barrier to improve symptoms of Parkinson’s: http://bit.ly/1aUvMrk

    PEOPLE

    In 2003 i got chatting to Russ Poldrack on a plane, 1000miles later I knew he was destined to achieve great things.. http://stanford.io/1OjIw7Q

    Oliver Sacks is a truly remarkable human being: http://nyti.ms/1Or3GlF

    Prof Nancy Kanwisher gives herself a skin head to help students see exactly where each different brain area resides: http://bit.ly/1b4sCli

    SELF

    The bizarre things that happen when you see your doppelgänger http://bbc.in/1EsDR4K

    Damage to the default mode network disrupts autobiographical memory retrieval http://bit.ly/1Ezh46f

    The Science of Self: http://n.pr/1KwOLpg

    BRAIN BANK

    Sneaky peak into the daily activities of a brain bank: http://bit.ly/1F1NxAT What? Where? How? and most importantly Why?…

    50’s Brain Rush People were collecting brains – it was a thing” and Einstein’s brain got dragged into it: http://bbc.in/1G1fW9u

    GENDER

    Take a female brain, inject large quantities of testosterone, et voila, the brain undergoes some interesting changes; http://slate.me/1KphHD2

    This is why, when people ask “what ARE the differences between male&female brains?” I’ve always ducked the question: http://ow.ly/Vml9R

    MULTITASKING

    In case you’d forgotten… multitasking always comes at a cost: http://cnn.it/1INM80f

    Organising the mind & so-called multi-tasking: you’ll find this fascinating @JoeDyble @AnnaCookson @DrJackLewis http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0505zw1

    PROSTHETIC

    Extensive use of bionic arm should lead to significant neuroplastic rearrangement – Bionic Man’s Likely Brain Change http://bit.ly/1TeV985

    Prosthetic hand, wired directly into man’s brain, enables him to feel when his fingers touch something: http://bit.ly/1UP5BYX

    SCI ART

    Who says science and art don’t overlap? http://on.mash.to/1wY14by via @conversationuk

    Winners of the 2015 BioArt Image and Video Competition http://bit.ly/1NqAlMo

    TALKS

    Phenomenal TED talk covering everything from formation of universe through to human global connectivity in 18 mins: http://bit.ly/16XEva8

    This guy’s a great speaker… how a mayor helped the obese people of his city to shed 1,000,000 pounds in just 5 years: http://bit.ly/1d3oEtq

    TIME

    Scientists amass evidence indicating that NOW “lasts on average between 2 & 3 seconds”! http://bit.ly/1BP2Wks

    Very comprehensive series of articles about how brains do time&various factors that can make it run faster or slower: http://bit.ly/1K7jX13

    PREGNANCY

    What pregnancy does to a woman’s brain: http://theatln.tc/1KoRPo7 Witnessed the whole process take place in my sister last year! Phenomenal 🙂

    RELIGION

    Time2ditch religion?“..similarity across countries in how religion negatively influences children’s altruism” Decety http://bit.ly/1kxtVOu

    STRESS

    StressGoldilocks&TheBrain – when it comes to stress hormones the aim is: not too little, not too much, but just right http://bit.ly/1MtVUYv

    TINNITUS

    “signals relating to..constant ringing noise of tinnitus..mapped across the brain of a patient undergoing surgery” http://bbc.in/1DiLao4

    TOURETTE’S

    Verbal/motor tics associated with Tourette’s may be remedied with GABA (not the techno music..the neurotransmitter:-) http://bit.ly/1JJueug

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  • Hot Topics in Neuroscience by Dr Jack

    PrisonerOfConscienceTurnedHumanRightsLawyerOn an annual basis I copy a year’s worth of Tweets and paste them into a blog post to preserve them for posterity. Turns out I’m going to have to start doing this biannually. Why? Because Twitter now only seems to allow access only to the last 6 months worth.

    Where all those tweets from earlier years have gone I may never know. But assuming that they’ve all been deleted then I’m relieved that I’ve been archiving them myself. This is because, for me, Twitter serves a valuable role in terms of enticing me to find and flag the three most interesting brain research stories from that day. I’d have been very sad to have lost my chronology of favourite breakthroughs and curiosities from the world of neuroscience because I find it useful resource for several reasons (and you might too):

    1) Whenever I’m reminded of something I’ve read in the past I often want to go back to the original article to refresh my memory with the details. The re-visiting process helps me consolidate my knowledge and integrate it with other evidence that I’ve come across during the intervening period. I find that internet search engines are pretty useless in this regard. Any particular search term will invariably return huge amounts of relevant information. Far too much to wade through to be genuinely useful when the goal is to track down a specific, but perhaps obscure, article.

    2) Having a separate record of the articles that I thought were interesting, insightful and/or useful enough to bother the Twitter-sphere with also enables me to keep track of which areas of neuroscience are making the greatest strides forward. So this year I finally took the time to categorize and tally as many of my recent Brain Tweets as I could get my hands on to clarify what topics have been the hottest in recent times.

    2014TweetAnalysisChartThis chart features only those blog categories that contained 10 items or more. Unsurprisingly given that it’s a weekly podcast tweets relating to Geek Chic’s Weird Science topped the bill with nearly 50 (click here if you’d like to download all episodes, for free!).

    In 2nd place came the Brain Tech category which includes anything relating to augmenting sick or healthy brains with some kind of man-made technology. Implanted electrodes, direct brain-to-brain intercontinental communication, zapping brains with electrical currents, stem cell therapies and so on.

    In 3rd place came the Brain Illness category. This encompasses tweets about developments in all neurological and psychiatric maladies excluding brain injuries and dementia. These each have their own category due to the large numbers of articles I tweeted about on these topics.

    In 4th place with 30 tweets came the Drugs category meaning articles that I thought were of broad interest relating to psychoactive drugs (i.e. those that can get into and affect the brain).

    Many neuroscientists have been getting their knickers in a twist about the rise of Brain Training games despite scant evidence to back up most of the developers claims so it comes as no surprise that this topic should have stolen 5th place. Neuroplasticity was just two places behind and is a category that I reserve for articles relating to behaviour-induced changes in brain structure and function that are unrelated to commercial Brain Training. I’m not going to bore you by explaining every single category but I should point out that Bad Journo is a category for articles that I thought were misleading / poorly written or articles written to correct / clarify misleading journalistic communications.

    So now you have a sense of what each of these categories mean you can now navigate this half year’s worth of brain tweets accordingly and hopefully find what your interested in more easily. Categories in order of most to least often tweeted about are:

    Geek Chic, Brain Tech, Brain Illness, Drugs, Brain Train, Brain Imaging, Neuroplasticity, Sleep, Creativity, Neuroscientists, Brain Injury, Senses, Dementia, Neuroanatomy, Bad Journo, Brain Art, Eating, Events, Brain Food, Emotion, Young Brains, Brain Health, Memory, Other Brains, Quotes, Holding Onto Marbles, Neurodevelopment, Evolution, Music, Sex, Altruism, Brain Ageing, Brain Hacks, Gut bacteria, Language, Books, Fun, Learning, Neurosurgery, Reward Pathways, Addiction, Artificial Intelligence, Gaming, Optical illusions, Talks, Vision, Brain Education, Coding, Decisions, Heuristics, Mind over Matter, Navigation, Neuromarketing, Pain, Parenting, Stress, Brain-Gender, Consciousness, Exercise, Habits, History, Intelligence, Morality, Personality, Politics, Reviews, TV, Window to the Soul, Body Language, Film, Free will, Hallucination, Immunity, Impulses, Interview, Meditation, Neuromyths, Poverty, Religion

    Listed below, in alphabetic order, for your convenience:

    Addiction

    Quitting smoking leads2release of hormone at heart of stress response (CRF) in key part of brain reward pathway (VTA) http://bit.ly/1xiXeXU

    The cycle of addiction – this simple but beautiful animation says it all

    Use of e-cigarettes does not discourage, and may encourage, conventional cigarette use among US adolescents @JAMAPeds

    Workaholism: The Addiction of this Century — via #Neuroscience News – http://bit.ly/1oRkfbY

     

    Altruism

    “necessary role for prefrontal control in generating honest behavior by overriding our tendencies2be self-interested” http://bit.ly/1qf7Nsc

    Extraordinary altruists and their oversized amygdalae – would you give a kidney to a stranger for nothing in return? http://n.pr/1C45T1e

    People give more generously when the advertising focuses on a needy individual rather than the masses: http://n.pr/13H2Jok

    Amazing role reversal in altruistic behaviour (homeless man giving taxi money2damsel) inspires many acts of kindness http://huff.to/1wTEgpv

    How the environment impacts childrens’ tendency to be altruistic http://stanford.io/17D7d1h

    Kindling altruism in kids is not just for Christmas – “best way2teach generosity is to show it in your own behaviour” http://bit.ly/1Gw03b1

     

    Artificial Intelligence

    It finally happened: A robot beat the Turing Test (@qz) http://bit.ly/1kaeiEO

    Google #Brain -snapping up every deep learning expert / business they can get their hands on: http://wrd.cm/1r3Mole

    “New landmark in..history of brain-inspired computing” Super-fast processing/low power consumption: http://bit.ly/1lH2Pyw

    System uses information on internet2teach robots how2interact with world using Markov models: http://tcrn.ch/1qcATqs

     

    Bad Journo

    Part of brain responsible for hangover guilt – is an “intriguing hypothesis” with “no direct implications for humans” http://bit.ly/1pGyt6s

    FAIL: “..cause for this behaviour may lie in the “anterior insular cortex”, located behind the forehead.” http://bit.ly/VTK3h2

    “Wire your brain for gratitude” – this Forbes article is horrible, it actually made me gag… http://onforb.es/1uASaIw

    “Brain GPS” is NOT an “exciting NEW part of.. jigsaw of our brain. O’Keefe’s 1st paper was published in 1971!! http://bit.ly/ZAXRP4

    Gambling Addiction Related To Brain Reward System – BBC News I’m ashamed of you – that headline is not “news” http://bbc.in/1CL9n7l

    Great example of why people who have only the vaguest understanding of neuroscience shouldn’t write about the brain: http://bit.ly/1k3isUv

    ‘Sci-Fi or Sci-Fact?’- separating the science fiction from the science fact in the media. http://thescifact.wordpress.com

    Humans only use 10% of their #brain, right? Wrong! This myth still lurks, e.g. in new movies like LUCY: http://bit.ly/1rwvtXH   #neuroscience

    Piece by @m_wall on @TheConversation on ‘cargo cult neuroscience’ in business and education: http://bit.ly/1tAR5Eg

    Watson/Crick did not discover DNA. That was Miescher 84yrs earlier. W/C worked out its structure. cc @TheAtlanticTECH

     

    Body Language

    Body language – how it works, where to look and why it evolved in the fist place

     

    Books

    Reading http://bit.ly/1oBHTtY which resonates with the ‘Gone Fishing’ principle of @polarbearpirate and @DrJackLewis #SortYourBrainOut

    Memoirs of a neurosurgeon, essential reading, methinks: http://bbc.in/1qqkvq7

    NYT book review covers recent tomes that consider impacts of the internet / related technologies on our minds: http://nyti.ms/1uFoZZK #SYBO

    Sort your brain out is @AmazonUK’s Kindle Daily Deal! http://ow.ly/GjrS4 @DrJackLewis @polarbearpirate Get it NOW!

    I’m reading Do No Harm by neurosurgeon Henry Marsh – it is without doubt the best book I’ve read this year: http://bit.ly/1eRYZ1K #xmaslist

     

    Brain Ageing

    Psychology news Why the Elderly Can Die from a Broken Heart http://ow.ly/2NRdjS

    In Men, Long-Term Unemployment May Speed Aging – http://psych.ly/I9JfO6 #mentalhealth #health

    Older people find it harder to filter out irrelevant info – but retain the mental flexibility of their former selves: http://bit.ly/1z28tT6

    2015 looms large and 2014 has flown by, why our perception of time changes as we get older http://buff.ly/1xkMLwV

    Older brains work better early: http://bit.ly/1vf4nJy So elders,plan more cognitively demanding chores for the A.M.

     

    Brain Art

    GeekChicWeirdJewleryDo you want to showcase your artwork or film? Is it about the brain? Show us and feature in our magazine! #NeuroArt http://youtu.be/7mM_8XbhXOo

    Cake brains! #MoreBrainz http://bit.ly/1qOVEFL

    Can the arts and humanities contribute significantly to the study of the brain? http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0896627314008368 … by Semir Zeki, so the answer is, of course, yes!

    Science graphic of the week – depicting how psilocybin (magic mushrooms) change the brain’s (functional) connectivity http://wrd.cm/1rDv6HZ

    Warner Bros style public service announcement re: The Perils of Porn Brain = quite amusing:http://huff.to/1wCqlmu

    Nice brain collage BBC news – top notch effort: http://bit.ly/1HEb0c0

    One for you @DrJackLewis – Artists and neuroscientists join forces: Art Neuro @theragfactory http://bit.ly/1xdBF90

    Beautiful complexity “@andyextance: The ‘brainbow’: Cells tagged with fluorescent proteins”

    I WANT ONE!! RT @vaughanbell: 3D-printed Christmas tree decorations of own brain http://3dprint.com/31522/3d-printed-brain-ornaments/ … via @Radiolab

    Anyone for a helmet studded with crystals that change colour according to #brain state? No? http://huff.to/1qQMH0o #BCI meets #fashion

    Micrograph, created by Spike Walker, depicting dopamine crystals illuminated by polarised light | #WellcomeImages | http://blog.wellcome.ac.uk/2014/08/01/image-of-the-week-dopamine/

     

    Brain Education

    Neurobiology for dummies courtesy of the brain science podcast #neuroscience #SortYourBrainOut #SYBO #brain http://bit.ly/XfdKtG

    I heard about MOOCs long ago (Massively Open Online Courses) – now I’ve actually enrolled in 1! At Yale; on morality: http://tinyurl.com/lnmhrl5

    Hands up who wants to learn how the brain deals with space? (space around us, not outer space!) Here’s a free course: http://bit.ly/1uMESvv

     

    Brain Nutrition

    Study suggests higher levels of omega-3 in diet are associated with better sleep: http://www.psypost.org/?p=23550

    Brain Food: Superfoods for ultimate brain power and what to avoid … good video! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KlMxriH4Cg&sns=tw

    I love the idea of actively training people to become addicted to healthy food: http://bbc.in/1ur22qB

    Fruit and vegetable consumption could be as good for your mental as your physical health http://ow.ly/C035A

    vmPFC activity (above bridge of ur nose!) upon viewing different foods is positively correlated with calorie content: http://bit.ly/1rpPyvW

    Scientific American made a film which explains why a turkey dinner makes us sleepy. win/fail?  http://bit.ly/1xUCkQp

    Space-aged brain food put to the test by amusing Guardian blogger: http://bit.ly/1uqnPO1

    Recently published paper indicates there are more anti-oxidants in organic than non-organic foods: http://bit.ly/1rf3j49

    Eat fish on a weekly basis (don’t stress to much about which type) for your #brain’s sake: http://ti.me/1mh7YgV

    Weight loss probiotics? http://bit.ly/1mTl4Ak Does this just allow people2continue keep eating badly;w/out getting fat?

    I wonder if cold weather increases glucokinase activity in hypothalamus? I ate a whole pack of Matchmakers last night http://reut.rs/12IcilH

     

    Brain Hacks

    “How to debug your brain..”is 1 of the strangest blog posts I’ve ever read. Can’t work out whether that’s good or bad:  http://bit.ly/1t7z8ch

    How the #brain makes and breaks habits via @SciAmMIND http://bit.ly/1oeyU3H

    Exercise may leave you feeling less anxious because you perceive your environments as less threatening http://on.apa.org/1rWHF6O

    Some of those “old chestnuts” that reduce cognitive burden in a world of info overload: http://bit.ly/1qLRD6zThe power of the green office: Having plants around increases productivity by 15% http://ow.ly/AWqPz

     

    Brain Health

    Power of tumeric @bbchealth: Curry spice ‘helps brain self-heal’ http://bbc.in/1vkvlfG

    Novel approach to treating brain cancer boosted by new UK system of extra support for Promising Innovative Medicines: http://bit.ly/1qYbkLB

    Former Surgeon General for US also has #SortYourBrainOut message – he advises weekly saunas to sweat off the toxins! http://bit.ly/1qhQR5O

    Has anyone out there ever tried Prof Bartlett’s Brain Vitality Index? Interesting? Motivating? http://bit.ly/WJElzb

    Ever wondered if small blood vessels in your brain are getting clogged up? Try standing on 1 leg: http://bit.ly/1wKKcCG

    If you do this Brain Health check over the Christmas break -consider your booze levels before getting too concerned! http://onforb.es/1CWtWzg

    Get out in that glorious sunshine! Even mild Vit D deficiency is assoc with increase risk of dementia: http://bit.ly/1r0RhZW   #skin+sun=vitD

    Imagine: in the not-too-distant future school kids might be asked2donate blood2help rejuvenate grandparents’ #brains! http://bit.ly/1ADTmAO

    Shed some fat to #SortYourBrainOut by reducing its inflammatory impact on #brain tissue (which promotes #Alzheimer’s) http://ti.me/1vSSJk4

    Crafts like knitting work the brain to produce flow which can help to ease symptoms in people w/ PTSD,depression etc: http://cnn.it/1uWAxnb

    Keeping your heart & blood vessels in good nick leads to better #brain function http://bit.ly/1olanqU   #SortYourBrainOut #neuroscience #SYBO

    Physical fitness in childhood improves white matter in the brain – Medical News Today: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/281269.php#.U_tGfu9i1bY.twitter

    Pre-natal exposure to phthalates (commonly found in many consumer products) associated with reduced IQ aged 7: http://bit.ly/1Gg2zSL

     

    Brain Illness

    Tell-tale signs that you might have a brain tumour (hypochondriacs – do not click here)

    Brain tumour pressing against temporal lobe causes uncontrollable laughter (gelastic epilepsy) in girl

    Wii Balance Board Induces Changes in the Brains of MS Patients

    Autism appears2involve insufficient synaptic pruning resulting in “too many” connection points between brain wires

    Disorganised patches of #brain tissue in frontal & temporal lobes may disrupt high level social function in #autism

    From lab to real life – environmental enrichment seems to be very helpful for kids with #autism: http://bit.ly/1ltCkSU

    Brain degeneracy (it’s good for you!) and people with bits missing from / creatures burrowing through their brains: http://bbc.in/1sJ1X5C

    Brains get sick too – teaching kids about mental illness: http://ind.pn/1spdG8S

    Default Mode Network (your ego/where you daydream) connections appear to mature more slowly in kids who develop ADHD: http://n.pr/1qXAjx9

    Interesting case of a man born with disconnected brain hemispheres

    Living With Schizophrenia: The Importance of Routine | NYT

    “Alzheimer’s in a Dish” will hopefully accelerate the process of screening new drugs 2treat this devastating illness: http://nyti.ms/ZWyOXv

    Autism re-conceived as a disorder of being able to make predictions about what is going to happen next: http://bit.ly/ZdB2AF

    Smoking and mental health, what’s the connection? http://www.theguardian.com/science/sifting-the-evidence/2014/jul/15/smoking-and-mental-health-whats-the-connection … Important @soozaphone piece

    Take two books and call me in the morning, pediatricians say Great column on prescribing books http://ti.me/1pu7db8 from @anniemurphypaul

    Talk about a controversial science topic: paedophile #brain processes child faces differently2others..   http://ind.pn/1oRyDWZ

    Tale of discovering that, despite seemingly being a well-adjusted person, you are in fact a psychopath http://bit.ly/1osg9sx

    Reduced temporal lobe volumes in #brains of homocidal youth offenders http://bit.ly/1khCUB7

    I had no idea that the rate of suicide is much higher amongst men than women – interesting speculations here re: why? http://bit.ly/1xRvq9F

    Gene implicated in schizophrenia produces too much protein that prevents dendrites (brain cell “antennae”) from branching out http://fxn.ws/1tq3ruY

    Bedside EEG uses graph theory maths to establish whether “anybody’s home?” with patients in vegetative state: http://bit.ly/1CrZnj0

    Tumour on pituitary gland causes release of too much growth hormone Can you imagine growing 20cm in just 12 months?! http://dailym.ai/1wIpNLv

    Exercise Counteracts Genetic Risk for Alzheimer’s – Scientific American http://buff.ly/1rftlAK

    I remember when people were mocked for having Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, now neuroscience defines its brain hallmarks: http://stanford.io/1xEj1Hj

    Inspiring story of brain machine interfaces helping people with locked in syndrome communicate with the outside world: http://n.pr/1rINUqk

    Might many -‘ve symptoms of schizophrenia (left over after +’ve ones coshed with drugs) boil down to working memory?

    New Multiple Sclerosis research – make local environment of damaged nerve wrappers more conducive to re-myelination: http://tinyurl.com/prfjvmf

    Treating depression w/ implants, tricky given brains are like “a hundred billion people all singing at the same time”

    Turning anecdotes of antidepressants killing brain cancers into clinical trials is good e.g. of “no profit, no dice”

    When dementia comes early: http://bbc.in/1DThNvO

    This piece on face blindness by @KateSzell won the @wellcometrust science writing prize http://gu.com/p/43cta/stw

    Tongues are connected directly to the brain stem – electrical stimulation in people with MS can improve their gait! http://bit.ly/1uwXjb9

    Oxytocin…attenuates hyperactive amygdalas in social anxiety disorder…explored as a potential treatment for PTSD”

    Are you genetically predisposed to antisocial behaviour?

    PTSD can develop even without memory of the trauma: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/08/140814123844.htm

     

    Brain Imaging

    A major drawback of MRI is that the machines are big, expensive & immovable – enter DOT: http://bit.ly/1hJsni6

    “Sounds create visual imagery, mental images, and automatic projections…” Pattern classifier fMRI experiment: http://bit.ly/1inpfTD

    Free will emerges from brain “noise” #neuroscience #EEG http://bit.ly/1l2xbyo

    The good, the bad and the ugly of fMRI #brain imaging experiments: http://bit.ly/1lq0DOB

    “solid evidence that neural measurement can be useful for..prediction of mass preference” #neuroscience http://bit.ly/1rR9oCr

    Using MRI2track human brain white matter volume changes from 7-85 show rainbow-like pattern of expansion&contraction: http://bit.ly/1tDz60c

    “decreased #brain activation seen with fMRI may help explain why many chemotherapy patients complain of #chemobrain” http://reut.rs/1nC88D1

    Discovery of brain’s Default Mode Network is 1 of best examples of key finding that starts with “huh? That’s weird..” http://m.medicalxpress.com/news/2014-10-brain-mind-rest.html

    Reduced blood flow2certain brain areas (posterior cingulate) detected with MRI (ASL) warns of dementia risk early on: http://tinyurl.com/MRIdetectsARCD

    How to get disproportionate press coverage of your neuroscience study? Get folks2read Harry Potter in an MRI scanner: http://abcn.ws/1HI8dyF

    Heard the 1 about where jokes come from? MRI on 22 improv comedians whilst dreaming up amusing captions for cartoons: http://bit.ly/1ydfwbf

    NHS Choices doing what they do so well..this time clarifying news articles on MRI studies of chronic fatigue syndrome http://bit.ly/10NVwl4

    “Scientists generate tons of data..nobody uses it. We are building the technology to bring all..that together” http://nyti.ms/1kL9yqA #brain

    New #brain imaging technique tracks tau tangles of #Alzheimer’s plus new Alz protein identified: http://abcn.ws/Uc70ec #neuroscience

    “#brain scans revealed that..amygdala responded differently to subliminal images of trustworthy &untrustworthy faces” http://bit.ly/1y64NOL

    DOT – new way to scan brains. Diffuse Optical Tomography shines light into #brain through scalp/skull: http://bit.ly/1sYQZ95 #neuroscience

    Using fMRI to capture transition from counting on fingers to just “knowing” the answer to a sum: http://fxn.ws/1rizTou #SYKBO #neuroscience

    Neuroscience Study Finds Brain Can Take Quick Call On Trustworthiness http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/neuroscience-study-finds-brain-can-take-quick-call-trustworthiness-1459915 #neuroscience

     

    Brain Injury

    Any #brain aneurysm you might have in your noggin=much more likely to burst (haemorrhage) if you smoke  http://bit.ly/1tFpKQf

    Wide awake man being fitted with Deep Brain Stimulation Electrodes4Parkinson’s – can’t believe they missed 1st time!! http://ab.co/1wd27Ci

    Would Neymar be Neymar if he’d followed recommendations for under14’s to “not head the ball in soccer”? http://bit.ly/1poRGtb

    Brain Disorders Might Arise from Starving Neurons: http://bit.ly/1qrxdQe

    6 yrs of living w/ flashbacks, strange smells, headaches – caused by parasitic worm, living in brain, captured on MRI: http://bit.ly/1t9bSf7

    Progress towards new use for MRI in detecting free radicals to assess severity of #brain injuries #neuroscience http://bit.ly/1tL573h

    Could American Football Pro’s brain injuries explain violent behaviour off pitch? Is it even above national average? http://nbcnews.to/1wHl541

    “Helicopter view” on EEG data allows spreading depolarisation assoc w/ Traumatic Brain Injury2come into sharp relief: http://bit.ly/1ozhcGK

    A single season of American Football can damage a kid’s #brain even if they don’t suffer a concussion: http://onforb.es/1l9JPsf #neuroscience

    FIFA’s Dazed and Dated Attitude to Head Injuries http://nyti.ms/1nvxYUV – should player with head injury stay on when 3 subs have been used?

    Giving erythropoeitin (EPO) to babies born prematurely protects them from #brain damage: http://bbc.in/VN3rfo #neuroscience #SYKBO

    How to help babies deprived of oxygen during birth avoid #brain damage? Cool them to 33 degrees C asap: http://bbc.in/1wa99TL #neuroscience

    Don’t forget to breathe! Who ever heard of screen apnoea? http://bit.ly/1r00UwN

    Inspiring account of woman adapting 2 new life after traumatic #brain injury: http://bbc.in/1ooCRpj #DiaryOfAHeadcase – her title not mine!

    Stimulating #brain cells in the motor cortex improves recovery from stroke (in mice using optogenetics) http://bbc.in/YsP15E

     

    Brain Tech

    Interesting paper about potential4hackers to access personal data via consumer-grade #brain computer interfaces #BCI http://bit.ly/1lv8QNn

    Don’t dabble in DIY-tDCS until you at least know the real risks (watch out for those known unknowns): http://bit.ly/1giqOXw

    Chip implanted in paralysed man’s brain (eventually) enables him to move his hand again: http://bit.ly/1q8JvAt

    US military to invest in research into brain implant to monitor/remedy psychiatric problems of veterans: http://bit.ly/1rcvt1X

    What social media tech does2brains 1st bit very similar to Cyber Heads chapter in #SortYourBrainOut http://bit.ly/1utTCQb

    Mind boggling that severe #OCD is treated w/ deep #brain stimulation despite noone really knowing how/why it works: http://cnn.it/UFdPpm

    “beginning of a future in which people with paralysis will be able to leave the wheelchair & literally walk again” http://nbcnews.to/1oZ66eZ

    Love of Johnny Cash induced when #OCD man’s Deep #Brain Stimulation electrodes tickle his Nucleus Accumbens, but why? http://wapo.st/1neiB9X

    “Telepathy or a Painstaking Conversation in Morse Code?” Pierre Mégevand goes beyond the media hype: http://bit.ly/1qHg9ax

    “West Virginia Uni…won a $539,000 grant to engineer a wearable scanner to image activities of the brain in motion” http://tinyurl.com/oo3y5xy

    How science of social pressure is being leveraged by wearable tech companies to make getting fit a battle with others http://bit.ly/WGO1db

    Look mum no hands! Flying a plane using the power of thought alone: http://bit.ly/1CbdH1b News clip of an EEG-manipulated flight simulator

    Advanced prosthesis restores sense of touch to amputees http://bbc.in/1vSTD1J

    Even Just the Presence of a Smartphone Lowers the Quality of In-Person Conversations #psychology #communication http://www.psmag.com/navigation/nature-and-technology/presence-smart-phone-lowers-quality-person-conversations-85805/

    AMAZING: “decoder was able to reconstruct which words several..volunteers were thinking, using neural activity alone” http://bit.ly/1p65zNp

    During my NeuroBSc I wrote a theoretical essay about wiring a prosthetic hand into neurons of the arm. We are now one step closer… http://bit.ly/1uAjqeT

    Electrodes in to human hippocampus via cheek using bendy,MRI-compatible,robot-controlled needles http://bit.ly/1ocoN3u

    People who meditate are better at controlling machines via brain-computer interfaces (BCI) than those who don’t: http://tinyurl.com/ku9m9ww

    Can you imagine having ur brain wired into a robotic arm and controlling it just by thinking? From the horse’s mouth: http://bit.ly/1x27NNu

    I might get one of these thought-controlled brain chips to squirt dopamine into my reward pathways when I daydream: http://bit.ly/1v3EMDF

    Neuromorphic chips take flight enabling miniature drones to learn on the fly (literally): http://bit.ly/1phOMXM

    Scary that these brain-to-brain studies essentially treat 2nd person as an inert, arm-twitching, zombie: http://bit.ly/110D4VY #neuroethics

    This puts the Q “are you a man or a mouse?” into a new light/brave new world http://bit.ly/1yaywL3 Human astrocytes take over mouse brain..

    DIY Brain Zapping Meets the World of Internet Marketing http://bit.ly/1nROJ16

    Does controlling the cursor by moving your tongue around in your mouth sound futuristic? Yes? Well – future is here: http://bit.ly/1o5ZWXI

    For those who missed this on XFM’s #GeekChic last Sun – wearable robot providing 2extra fingers 4tricky manual tasks: http://bit.ly/1sJLmg6

    Progress & stumbling blocks in the development of an implantable chip that might one day boost #memory: http://bit.ly/1wE62Uv #neuroscience

    Wearable robotics will really catch on when they produce force illusions to pull hand towards destination, like this: http://bit.ly/1jSZKzZ

    “High-tech shower cap” controls glioblastomas 4 longer by disrupting cancer division via local electromagnetic fields http://bit.ly/1EuUgVD

    Deaf tech transformation: #GoogleGlass could help deaf communicate @BBCNews http://bbc.in/1qXJbRP

    EEG from person1 imagining moving hands/feet (in India) used2induce visual experience via TMS in person2 (in France) http://bit.ly/1tSLqsh

    The wisdom in exercising caution with DIY attempts2enhance #brain function w/ TDCS,via the delicious http://bit.ly/1tSLqsh

    Deep brain stimulation is big business. Dutch firm Sapiens acquired by Medtronic for $200,000,000 http://on.wsj.com/1q1j92r #DBS #neurosurgery

    Navy Uses Exoskeletons for Shipyard Maintenance | Defense Tech http://ow.ly/AGyi1

    One for you, @DrJackLewis “@sweatscience: brain stimulation on elite endurance athletes: http://www.outsideonline.com/fitness/bodywork/the-fit-list/Inside-Red-Bulls-Project-Endurance.html?c=n

    Philips & Accenture IT team up to develop brain computer interfaces for people with #ALS: http://fxn.ws/1qVyK1c

    I’ve banged on a lot this year about not buying into the electrical brain stimulation fad – turns out it can do harm: http://bit.ly/1ujtVyN

    IBM’s bee brain capacity SyNAPSE chip soon to be released into the hands of universities, next stop – Skynet? http://bit.ly/1AZOs0O

    The man who grew eyes’ fascinating piece by @mocost for @guardian http://ow.ly/ALBrX

     

    Brain Training 

    Old skool Dr Kawashima’s Brain Age re-launched on the Wii U Virtual Console: http://aol.it/1uy3Pch

    Brain training package LearningRX claims new data shows transfer of benefits beyond trained skills: http://bit.ly/1j59rUY

    Remarkable documentary detailing Navy SEAL training that enables recruits to control their brain’s fear response: http://bit.ly/1pEgs48

    Lumosity brain training (which my parents are now hooked on) tries2expand its 60M users thru android: http://bit.ly/1qVNFci

    Top ten #brain training apps courtesy of Huffington Post: http://huff.to/1kN3r3G

    Most people “know it is possible to maintain a healthy brain, but more than half of respondents admit they don’t know how” http://huff.to/VdC26n

    Excellent summary of the issues surrounding Brain Training by @dana_fdn http://dana.org/Cerebrum/2014/The_Brain-Games_Conundrum__Does_Cognitive_Training_Really_Sharpen_the_Mind_/

    “Can you really teach people to be mentally tougher?” http://bbc.in/1qK2t0U

    Brain training games must play second fiddle to regular exercise & social engagement if you want to #sortyourbrainout http://ti.me/1DxtiKc

    Latest brain training app on the block, Berlin cash-backed Memorado, raises $1.3M in seed funding: http://tcrn.ch/1tZOSCz

    Brain training is not a new fad, Pelmanists were at it in the UK 100 years ago: http://bit.ly/1r4fTna

    Meditation suggests that happiness is…a skill, something you can train just [like training] your body in the gym” http://bit.ly/1qmw9B9

    Could a Video Game Be the Key to Stroke Recovery? http://ow.ly/C9BSE

    Forget brain training games; spend your lunchtime trying to wrap your noggin around these classic mind benders: http://bbc.in/ZLxwh4 #SYBO

    If Brain Fit Clubs crossed the pond & popped up in the UK – would anyone go for it? Or could it only work in the USA? http://bit.ly/1shD1PW

    Regular exercise helps kids brains,improving ability2 “block out irrelevant information&concentrate on..task at hand” http://tinyurl.com/Play4urBrain

    Sort Your Brain Out! @DrJackLewis & @polarbearpirate share their top tips: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wS857UVWqPQ&list=UUAvEpbsRFKYkc7zgCU6IHyw (thanks @fifthframe) #SYBO #Brainpower

    Time “spent doing solo software drills..not spent hiking, learning Italian..playing w/ ur grandchildren”=not worth it http://bit.ly/1xcSFfj

    MUST READ-> Fostering and Measuring Skills: Improving Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Skills to Promote Lifetime Success http://go.shr.lc/1zwSV8I

    Expanding working memory boosts fluid intelligence This free game will help you do just that! http://bit.ly/1nZO4Xa     #SortYourBrainOut #SYBO

    1 hour after waking up from general anaesthetic my spatial working memory has plummeted from ~12 items to ~8.

    16hrs after waking from general anaesthetic not only did spatial working memory return2normal but I smashed my Go-NoGo record

    BBC article on first results from The Great Brain Experiment @CitizenBrains http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-28447177

    All the best scientists experiment on themselves 😉 http://bit.ly/1kWicID I’m studying my working memory, are you? #SortYourBrainOut #SYBO

    I’m going to master this dual 3-back task if it kills me: http://bit.ly/1nZO4Xa #braintraining #workingmemory #fluidintelligence #SYBO

    If, like me, you’ve really struggled with transition from Dual 2-Back to Dual 3-Back.. soldier on!! http://bit.ly/1nZO4Xa #SortYourBrainOut

    Took me 50 trials 2 reach Dual 4-Back! If @ first you don’t succeed.. http://bit.ly/1nZO4Xa #braintraining #workingmemory #SortYourBrainOut

    Brain train gaming for sporting prowess, anyone? http://bit.ly/1uv2EcK #SortYourBrainOut #SYBO

    RE https://twitter.com/sciammind/status/539760126714855424 … Brain Training Doesn’t Make You [Much] Smarter via @sciammind

     

    Computer Coding

    Want to help your kids code? Ages 5+ in England will be learning – we’ve got tips for parents: http://ow.ly/B5QfK

    If I was 13 I would KILL to do this MT @alomshaha: London parents: UCL are running FREE coding tuition for 13-18yo http://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/ucl-coding-club/

    East London Kids To Be Offered Training Loans To Learn Coding http://tcrn.ch/1ybcAh

     

    Consciousness

    The claustrum – brain area that appears to be the ON/OFF switch for conscious awareness: http://bit.ly/1pXbUWH

    Has team of Max Planck neuroscientists affectionately referred to as “The Greek Mafia” finally cracked consciousness? http://bit.ly/1u2NRtE

     

    Creativity

    Extremely thorough account of investigations into links between creative genius and mental illness: http://bit.ly/1qdzWAt

    “Creativity is a perversely difficult thing to study” Steven Pinker on fMRI exp on creative writing: http://nyti.ms/1pwI5Ow

    Can epilepsy fuel creativity? http://bit.ly/1uU9dIY

    http://bit.ly/1oBHTtY is very relevant to Gone Fishing (For Great Ideas) chapter in our book #SortYourBrainOut by @polarbearpirate & myself

    Link between creativity & subclinical levels of madness (colloq.) has always rung true to me. Finally some hard data: http://bit.ly/1wm5G6u

    Magic of a powerful narrative – a neuro perspective: http://bit.ly/1nMzTf2 Great article from the Mack Daddy of oxytocin – Paul Zak #SYBO

    Innovation MYTHS: open-office plans decrease productivity, group brainstorming -> fewer & worse ideas than solo http://www.newrepublic.com/article/118815/innovation-districts-are-oversold-you-cant-engineer-creativity

    Why we all need to make time to play: http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/oct/05/why-play-is-important-to-us-all-lauren-lavern

    Imagination and Reality Flow in Opposite Directions in the Brain: http://neurosciencenews.com/eeg-neural-circuit-reality-imagination-1560/

    #creativity in decline amongst youngsters despite broadly accepted importance in achieving success: http://onforb.es/1k3HwvE

    How do ideas happen? And how do we feed our brains to have more of them? @mattfutureproof gives it some thought: http://futureproof.co.uk/no-idea-about-ideas/

    Finding inspiration in your sleep: http://bit.ly/1B8MpsT #SortYourBrainOut #creativity #innovation #SYBO

    Robin Williams, 2010 in the Guardian, http://www.theguardian.com/film/2010/sep/20/robin-williams-worlds-greatest-dad-alcohol-drugs

    The relationship between mental illness & creativity is not straightforward: http://bit.ly/1r7dr1s #psychology #genius #madness #brain

    The War on Fun: How Modern Culture is Killing Creativity http://warriorwriters.wordpress.com/2014/07/31/the-war-on-fun-how-modern-culture-is-killing-creativity/

    Why You Should Doodle More. #creativity http://zite.to/1qUI0Y8

     

    Decisions

    Not acting fast enough to save Earth from climate change/not saving enough for retirement -caused by same brain flaw? http://bit.ly/1zeU5r6

    Excitement and anxiety battling it out in #brain during a decision where you win either way (WIN-WIN): http://bit.ly/1ldofmO   #neuroscience

    Our “gut feelings” are messages that simplify life decisions for us by guiding our attention toward smarter options.. http://lnkd.in/d3jze79

     

    Dementia

    36-pronged approach simultaneously targeting diet, exercise, sleep, brain stimulation improves memory in mild Alz: http://bit.ly/1nJvgm9

    Investigating links between mental illnesses / immune system; particularly depression and Alzheimer’s: http://bit.ly/16IzIKo #thankyouHenry

    “Puzzles and crosswords could be best way to beat dementia” http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/488869/Puzzles-and-crosswords-could-be-best-way-to-beat-dementia

    Dose of curcumin (in turmeric) enables eye test4 Alz to catch it early enough4development of new drugs: http://bit.ly/1q9KDou

    In 2011, I blogged about potential for arthritis drug to halt Alz: http://bit.ly/Wq88MT Now more new data: http://bit.ly/Wq7W08

    Study reveals how gardens could help dementia care http://bit.ly/1l1xGoR

    Testing people’s sense of smell may provide clues to accumulation of beta-amyloid plaques of Alzheimer’s: http://bit.ly/1zBSQ6O

    Everyone back to bed! Research on how sleep relates to onset of #dementia: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/07/140701091458.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily%2Fmind_brain%2Falzheimers+%28Alzheimer%27s+News+–+ScienceDaily%29

    On the connection btw Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, and cinnamon — @Alzheimersnet via @APlaceForMom http://bit.ly/1mJWfGw

    The value of Exercise: being physically active in middle age may reduce the risk for Alzheimer’s disease in old age http://bit.ly/1uGHRVS

     

    Drugs

    In case you missed the chat about chemical Brain Enhancement the first time round: http://bit.ly/1rTaSj9

    New study suggests magic mushroom therapy much more effective than nicotine replacement for smoking cessation: http://bit.ly/ZjidMU

    Didn’t even realise methamphetamine caused #brain damage, let alone this finding that THC protects against it: http://ti.me/1pmZ8nj

    Popular anti-depressant drug (SSRIs), long thought to take weeks to take effect, changes healthy brains in just 3hrs: http://ti.me/Yyrnyt

    Antipodean link between cannabis & suicide risk is tenuous. Correlation does not mean causation, explained here: http://bit.ly/XnwGGh

    Fantastic article in this month’s The Psychologist by @ProfDavidNutt on therapeutic potential of psychedelic drugs: http://bit.ly/W34JCJ

    Finally homing in on truth behind the proposed link between childhood cannabis use & psychosis in later life? http://bit.ly/XFxtCv

    In the Q&A after my brain talks one topic consistently seems to pique curiosity: CAFFEINE -so I wrote a blog on it.. http://bit.ly/1ry3qZx

    Worth further study? Of 446 adults treated 4 head trauma, lower incidence of death among those testing +’ve for THC: http://bit.ly/1uapOW4

    “1 transcendent trip can alter people’s personalities on a long-term basis..making them more open..more appreciative“ http://bit.ly/1zJd0yg

    If this wasn’t the NYT/well-written I’d never have retweeted yet another piece entitled “This Is Your Brain On Drugs” http://bitly.com/1thHVvC

    Cannabis is orexigenic (i.e. smoking weed gives you the munchies) now we have a better understanding of the mechanism http://bit.ly/1ouaI1s

    If your nightly cup of cocoa has a whopping dose of flavanols – it might just improve your memory: http://bit.ly/1wBPorI   #SortYourBrainOut

    Microbubbles + ultrasound = ferrying drugs across the blood brain barrier: http://bit.ly/1DADhNL

    This type of article usually makes me cringe. This 1 didn’t! Brain benefits of green tea etc: http://bit.ly/1t3HINJ   #SortYourBrainOut #SYBO

    Does cannabis really shrink your brain and compensate by increasing connectivity? NHS Choices set the record straight http://bit.ly/10XXoY5

    Electrical brain stimulation 2 – Caffeine 1 http://bit.ly/1vpJb3o

    Update on therapeutic uses of MDMA (ecstasy) and psilocybin (mushrooms): http://bit.ly/1p1UmGV #brain #neuroscience

    Smart drugs like modafinil don’t make your brain work better if you’re a bright spark: http://bit.ly/1BJoaUN   #SortYourBrainOut #SYBO

    A little bit of booze improves your sense of smell: http://bit.ly/1np1FLV #neuroscience #SortYourBrainOut #SYBO

    Supplementing radiation therapy with cannabinoid drugs slows down the progression of brain cancers even more in mice: http://ind.pn/1vcf9Rj

    The bonding hormone oxytocin inhibits the fear center in the brain – http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/285441.php

    Finally a proper nootropic on the horizon! Keep an eye on Ana Pereira’s clinical trial of riluzole in mild Alz. http://bit.ly/13tDDIG #SYBO

    The American Academy of Neurology calls for more long term studies into therapeutic use of medical marijuana: http://bit.ly/1vBWLfv

    #marijuana &your #brain -does it REALLY do significant damage? http://bit.ly/1uwNau1 #neuroscience #hippocampus #amygdala #SortYourBrainOut

    Drugs in space and sleepless in the shuttle http://wp.me/ptsTD-7RJ

    More on impact of #cannabis use on the adolescent #brain, courtesy of Nature: http://bit.ly/1sz41LV #neuroscience #SortYourBrainOut #SYBO

    Great news for drunks! New compound seems to mitigate against the brain damage that results from binge drinking: http://bit.ly/1FKLmRf

    Laughing gas shows therapeutic promise in treatment-resistant clinical depression: http://bit.ly/1zHjJ9Z

    Smokers have tougher time quitting menthol cigs – menthol alone increases nicotinic receptors in pleasure pathways! http://bit.ly/1IJ86TS

    Time for another cuppa? Nice animation from @AsapSCIENCE about caffeine & how it affects your brain http://bit.ly/1qbq7Cd

     

    Eating

    “Eating a lot of sugar or other carbohydrates can be hazardous to both #brain structure and function”: http://bit.ly/1pMHgAk

    2.1Bn people on Earth are obese/overweight; that’s a lot of narrowed #brain blood vessels : http://bbc.in/1lSW6Rl

    People w/ “binge eating disorder..lower grey matter volumes..in OFC&striatum” which help keep track of goals/rewards: http://bit.ly/1ktGBDd

    After eating – leptin travels up to #brain – reducing hunger – via astrocytes not just neurons: http://bit.ly/1rGQvpN

    “mother’s high-fat diet triggers brain inflam in..developing fetus leading2anxiety&hyperactivity in offspring” [mice] http://fxn.ws/1C5UxNG

    “trans fats increase the shelf life of foods..reduce the shelf life of people” +it makes you stupid: http://onforb.es/1xS2oZT

    Another reason to stay in – Home cooking a main ingredient in healthier diet: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/11/141117084711.htm

    Obesity=chronic low-grade inflammatory state, influencing neuropsychiatric status thru’ effects of inflammation on brain (Castanon et al, 2014)

    Cell hub within amygdala (renowned for it’s role in fear response) switches off urge to feed: http://bbc.in/1uy92G6     #neuroscience #brain

    “Signals in the #brain that tell us to stop eating function less efficiently as we approach mid-life” http://bit.ly/1BdT8BD     #thankyouHenry

    Forget the gastric band, to reduce obesity we may some day just crank up the juice on our vagus nerve stimulator: http://bit.ly/1o65u9E

    Weight gain/obesity from high fat/high sugar diet prevented when receptor is blocked – but where do the calories go? http://bit.ly/1uf9V2F

    More mindless eating of high calorie food when brain area implicated in resisting impulses is experimentally zapped: http://bit.ly/1r7rtyv

     

    Emotion

    Doh, why did I do that? How could I be so stupid!! (Rat regret) http://bit.ly/1oGdPQE

    Longest running study homes in on what really makes men happy: http://bit.ly/1jvAuME

    “aggressive men’s blood pressure went down..non-aggressive men..blood pressure [rose,whilst watching violent scenes]” http://bit.ly/1uyW5Jf

    “I’ve got a bad feeling about this” Habenula #brain region activated when viewing images assoc w/ nasty consequences http://bbc.in/1pzAATn

    Changing flavour of a mouse’s emotional associations w/ a specific environment thru’ #optogenetic #brain stimulation: http://bbc.in/1qLM9Yl

    “fine-grained patterns of neural activity w/in orbitofrontal…code that captures an individual’s subjective feeling” http://bit.ly/1wb9pSy

    “Chewing gum, surprisingly, improved mood, possibly because chewing seems to increase blood flow to brain” http://bbc.in/1DANoAg

    “What we have found is a process that may dampen the brain’s sensitivity to negative life events.” http://bit.ly/ZBYW9P

    As days get shorter “production of a transporter protein ramps up in S.A.D., lowering available serotonin” http://bbc.in/1ye9RlH

    Ever noticed that musclebound gym freaks seem particularly moody? Appears that stronger men are quicker to anger: http://bit.ly/1qvZE0Y

    Exercise protects against depression – but how? – The rise of PGC-1a1 as a possible mechanism http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/283057.php

     

    Events

    Today=Big Day. When that paralysed person kicks off the World Cup they’ll feel underfoot via their arm: http://bit.ly/1iqKGU4

    #Brain play at Young Vic, London: “The Valley of Astonishment” until 12th July http://bit.ly/1peny3J

    Fancy trying some EEG Pong? Just head down to the Royal Society’s Summer Exhibition starting 1st July http://bit.ly/1q9txWN

    If anyone over there in the US lives near the Franklin Institute this Your Brain exhibition sounds ace! http://bit.ly/1xTJUc3

    Birdies for brains – golfing 100 holes in 1 day to raise money for brain charity http://kare11.tv/1kY0Fh0

    You’ve been quoted in my #Storify story “The App-othecary: Is the future of medicine calling?” http://sfy.co/a00Pk

    #Today is #World #Brain #Day !! Love your brain http://www.wfneurology.org/world-brain-day#

    If I was in Philadelphia right now I would go, immediately, to the Franklin Institute’s Neural Climb: http://bit.ly/1zA2ozO Sounds awesome!

    Read ’em and sleep: how one tweet led to a literary lock-in http://gu.com/p/42nvn/tw via @guardian

    Very much looking forward 2 speaking at the London Business Forum event with @polarbearpirate tomorrow morning: http://bit.ly/11iQKMr

    The App-othecary: Is the future of medicine calling? is hosted by @DrJackLewis at @acmedsci on 18th in London http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-app-othecary-is-the-future-of-medicine-calling-tickets-13850500219

     

    Evolution

    Did #brains of pre-human ancestors thrive on bug diet / the challenge of making #tools to get at them? http://bit.ly/1qJPVDZ

    Brawn v brain: During human evolution, the brain got stronger and our muscles weaker

    http://econ.st/1k1Dv9X

    Protective buttressing of the hominin face #sexualdimorphism #evolution

    http://goo.gl/Eva1MU  http://goo.gl/19SfmN

    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/brv.12112/full

    Did Standing Up Change Our Brains? http://neurosciencenews.com/bidepal-walking-cognitive-brain-change-1045

    huh, interesting…Non-dominant hand vital to the evolution of the thumb http://bit.ly/1ulHl15

    8,000 yr old (prob. human) brain found preserved in skull during archaeological dig in Norway: http://bit.ly/1nCc1si

    Neanderthal trait found in archaic early human skull http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/07/2014/neanderthal-trait-found-in-archaic-early-human-skull

     

    Film

    Having been bored all week by Luc Besson’s Lucy inspired resurgence of articles on 10% #brain myth, this tickled me: http://bit.ly/1nB8NVD

     

    Free Will

    Free will emerges from brain “noise” http://bit.ly/1l2xbyo #neuroscience #EEG #freewill #noise #brain #SortYourBrainOut via @DrJackLewis

     

    Funny

    BrainJellyCroppedThere comes a time in every neuroscientist’s life when the urge2make a human brain out of jelly becomes irresistible

    X-ray GIFS of the human body in action http://bit.ly/1A4LrfB

    Mathematical proof that hipsters all look alike http://wapo.st/1zk0otu

    http://twitter.com/mocost/status/498756900956434432/photo/1pic.twitter.com/2ja2LbZ8rm

    PNIS, it’s like The Onion for science: http://pnis.co/index.html

     

    Gaming

    Immersive virtual reality gaming is now so good it might be game over for reality, new blog just posted http://bit.ly/1lNOLYr

    Video gaming in kids might not have adverse impact on cognition but “displacement threat” should not be trivialised http://bit.ly/1nKeKx9

    Anyone want to make a game with me? http://www.tiga.org/repository/documents/editorfiles/onlinesubscribers/tiga_sources_of_finance_document.pdf

    “Throw Trucks With Your Mind..ultra-violent meditative competitive game” – anyone? http://lat.ms/1oQ7HpM

     

    Geek Chic

    Nearly lunchtime (in Europe at least) Perfect opportunity to listen to ep1 of our brand new podcast!: http://bit.ly/1lwfx8E

    New improved #GeekChicPodcast – out now!! Getting people hooked on healthy food, brain-to-brain comms & titanosaurs http://bit.ly/1qH2K2i

    Saving lives with crisp packets, Xe memory erasers & @AsapSCIENCE animations on internet brains #geekchicpodcast ep4: http://bit.ly/1rinZJl

    A True and Complete Account of the Neuroscience of Zombies – Scientific American http://ift.tt/1HeHLfT

    Amazing Rosetta images show Philae bouncing 1km off comet: http://po.st/N8Im3Q by @jtemperton

    New #GeekChic popscience podcast from me & @Xfm_Lliana. This week: pandas who fake it & lesbians who don’t need to http://tinyurl.com/mhvyt6x

    Do we actually dream in slow motion? Find out in @DrJackLewis and my geek chic Podcast here: https://itun.es/gb/MYC82.c

    Ever heard of coloured icebergs? Read about this natural phenomenon here: http://bit.ly/terranostra #travel #nature

    #geekchicpodcast episode 4: http://bit.ly/1rinZJl

    Cockroach biobots have caught the attention of the U.S. Department of Energy: http://bit.ly/1ui1Lbi

    Geek Chic Science Weekly podcast will be available for download from today onwards #geekchicpodcast https://itun.es/gb/MYC82.c

    Geek Chic Podcast Episode2 – Out Now!! How to get hooked on healthy food, vulcan-esque communication &huge dinosaurs: http://bit.ly/1qH2K2i

    Geek Chic Weird Science Podcast is finally on iTunes!!! Pls download all episodes for FREE & share 🙂 x https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/geek-chics-weird-science/id921816230?mt=2

    Geek Chic Weird Science podcast, download, for free, from iTunes & listen anytime you like: https://itun.es/gb/MYC82.c

    In Jan 2014 @Xfm_Lliana invited me2chat weird&wonderful science stories on XFM every Sun. Now we have a podcast! Ep1: http://bit.ly/1lwfx8E

    Looking for some Fri distraction? #geekchicpodcast Ep3 Jack The Ripper Special -has science finally cracked the case? http://bit.ly/1qXEIBC

    #geekchicweirdscience podcast ep9 Nobel Special is OUT NOW!! http://tinyurl.com/pw9w77a Catching up on new approaches to investigating Brain GPS

    Abolishing arachnaphobia by taking a scalpel to the brain;very halloweeny article from New Scientist http://bit.ly/1089Cg7   @GCweirdscience

    Anchoring the brain’s compass: http://bit.ly/1vzVYzV   Little amuse bouche ahead of this week’s #geekchicweirdscience podcast @GCweirdscience

    Curious about teleportation? Baffled by quantum entanglement? Prof Gisin explains all in our latest GCWS podcast: http://tinyurl.com/GCweirdscience

    DidUcatch new ep of #geekchicweirdscience podcast? Killer whales speaking dolphin, transplanting sexual organs&more! http://tinyurl.com/pw9w77a

    Geek Chic Weird Science ep10 – miracle spinal surgery, hoverboards, re-heated pasta, tractor beams & birds on Prozac: http://tinyurl.com/pw9w77a

    Dolphins can detect magnetic fields and might well use this ability to help them navigate the oceans: http://bit.ly/1vbV1tO

    Geek Chic Weird Science podcast ep7: “Teleportation Special” OUT NOW!!  @Xfm_Lliana & I interview a quantum genius…

    https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/geek-chics-weird-science/id921816230?mt=2 … – ep6 – Out now! Cunningly cultured chimps, (potentially) calamitous comets & [gasp] a coffee crisis on the horizon

    Rosetta Mission selfie http://wrd.cm/1wjGa3c

    Thanks @DrJackLewis & @Xfm_Lliana for the fun interview abt the hippocampus, place cells & Nobel prize https://itun.es/i6B33FT

    This one’s also very #geekchicweird science: http://echinoblog.blogspot.ca/2014/10/five-points-about-fossil-history-of.html

    Being Halloween ’n’ all presumably someone out there fancies making a zombie..here’s a 1-stop-shop from @SciencePunk: http://amzn.to/1udf2V2

    Bounce baby bounce: http://www.planetary.org/blogs/emily-lakdawalla/2014/11171502-rosetta-imaged-philae-during.html … #philae bounce data

    Ever wondered how “homing” ravens in Game of Thrones reach their destination? Brain gyroscope+gravity detectors: http://bit.ly/1EG6iYQ

    Geek Chic’s Weird Science podcast ep14 http://bit.ly/1rpMfIh Will we Clone Wooly Mammoths? Is Brain Electrocution better than Coffee? Et al

    Spider brain, spider brain, does whatever a spider brain does… Delving into the jumping spider brain: http://nyti.ms/1yTGZQ7   @GCweirdscience

    PODCAST: ep15 @GCweirdscience Do we dream in slow motion? Could you live a life aquatic? How to make a digital animal http://bit.ly/1rpMfIh

    When Philae/Rosetta were first launched from French Guiana ten years ago..Twitter had yet to be invented via @RogerHighfield @GCweirdscience

    “whales,dolphins&elephants share our ability2learn new vocalisations/3groups of birds:songbirds,parrots&hummingbirds” http://bit.ly/1AcRtdw

    Print a personalised virus to kill your specific cancer and for a fraction of a price http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22429990.200-i-want-to-print-personalised-cancer-drugs-in-a-day.html … – amazingly beautiful idea

    Very Blade Runner, this: extracting images from corneal reflections http://ow.ly/GwUSZ

    Lego robot with a worm brain: http://nydn.us/1ITmrgE OpenWorm project seems to be capturing imaginations all over the world @GCweirdscience

    JanisCarter lived in cage onGambian river in effort2reintroduce domesticated chimp2wild: http://bit.ly/1B94mYi @Radiolab #SelfExpHeroes

    New #GeekChic popscience podcast from me & @DrJackLewis. This week: pandas who fake it & lesbians who don’t need to http://tinyurl.com/mhvyt6x

    PODCAST: we look back on the best weird science stories from 2014 in our 17th episode of @GCweirdscience http://bit.ly/1rpMfIh   @Xfm_Lliana

    Which is better: http://brainsciencepodcast.com/   or @GCweirdscience (paranormal science special will be released tomorrow!!) #battleofthepodcasts

    No but seriously this is great – Swiss / Ukranian collaboration on homing pigeons, study required huge meteor crater: http://bit.ly/1EG6iYQ

     

    Gut Bacteria

    This account of human evolution sees us merely as puppets dangling on the strings of our gut bacterial puppeteers! http://theatln.tc/1mIVtAV

    Balanced, well-written account of story-so-far re science taking influence of gut on brain more & more seriously: http://bit.ly/ZSBh5g

    Nice update on the latest research investigating the link between gut bacteria and brain function from Nature http://bit.ly/1v5thvr #SYBO

    “armies of bacteria living in our guts can pull the strings in our #brains to get what they want” http://onforb.es/1riA8jh   #neuroscience #SYBO

    Daily microbiome tracking – I wish I could have done this for my connectome!

    Gut bacteria may influence food cravings2get what they want by sending message2 #brain via vagus nerve: http://bit.ly/1tLIhtA   #weirdscience

     

    Hallucination

    How cultures influence content of hallucinations/delusions

     

    Heuristics

    Brains go to great lengths to preserve personal narratives -only getting labelled “confabulation” once at the extreme http://bit.ly/1nXJB8P

    I don’t have a stock portfolio… but if I did I’d certainly keep these psychological biases in mind: http://onforb.es/1ou2oP6   #SortYourBrainOut

    Attractive people are often assumed to be “good” but does being “good” bias people to rate them as more attractive? http://bit.ly/1rk7lEt

     

    History

    “Aldini zapped the #brain of a decapitated criminal by placing a metal wire into each ear & then flicking the switch” http://wrd.cm/1nUd5VT

    Mosso machine 1882: get person balanced on plank, play them a sound, blood rushes to #brain, tipping the balance! http://n.pr/VzEyDu

     

    Holding Onto Marbles

    “Less time sitting down” = better way of helping older people keep their white matter in good nick: http://bit.ly/1ucWqQi   #SortYourBrainOut

    “cognitive health in old age reflects the long-term effects of healthy, engaged lifestyles” …but not “brain games” http://stanford.io/1rXY05B

    Brain Age test for middle aged people to slam the brakes on our descent into cognitive decline – NICE! http://bit.ly/10OrbTA   #RetirementDNA

    Brain function can improve as you age: http://bit.ly/1yR3sgs – great to hear given that I’ve spent all day thinking about #RetirementDNA !!

    I did a little piece in the Independent Online on Holding Onto Your Marbles to promote #SortYourBrainOut http://ind.pn/143Scnb #SYBO

    You are what you..do for a living: http://yhoo.it/1ATx54x Daily mental activity induced by your job can help u build cognitive reserve #SYBO

    The big message for #brain health to aid the battle against dementia in 2015? “Use It Or Lose It” http://ind.pn/1zN8dIY   #SortYourBrainOut

    “parts of the brain that were the last to develop were also the first to show signs of age-related decline” http://bbc.in/1ALZhX8

     

    Intelligence

    After decades of slowly increasing IQ it looks like we might now be going backwards. But why? http://bit.ly/1toL8JA   #SortYourBrainOut

    Outgamed by a chimp – in your face Homo sapiens! http://bit.ly/1nSsRj4

     

    Interview

    What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Neuroscience w/ @DrJackLewis

     

    Language

    Time to learn a new language? “those who spoke2or more languages had significantly better cognitive abilities” http://bbc.in/1tAAZYi

    “Listening effort and accented speech”. http://feedly.com/e/Scjtk42b The case for NOT outsourcing call centers?

    This is unbelievably amazingly awesome – Star-Trek style instant voice translation

    “people who speak more than 1 language fluently have better memories..more cognitively creative & mentally flexible” http://bit.ly/1rODTNM

    If you get someone to say a word out loud, but tweak the sound of their own voice, you can make them talk nonsense: http://bit.ly/1xEGBT1

    Mandarin speaking nanny for your infant child,perhaps? Adult brains recognise language features from infancy exposure: http://ti.me/1zDi8jV

     

    Learning

    “..striatum learns the pieces of the puzzle and then the prefrontal cortex puts the pieces.. together.” http://bit.ly/1lUHip6 via @PsyBlog

    What goes on inside the brain as we learn from our mistakes http://ti.me/1qBjfwJ

    Don’t Dismiss MOOCs – We’re Just Starting To Understand Their True Value: http://www.science20.com/the_conversation/dont_dismiss_moocs_we_are_just_starting_to_understand_their_true_value-144160

    Dopamine helps with math rules as well as mood: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/12/141205093831.htm

    Utilise the “dead time”: Essential health info,distilled into small chunks,offered not force fed -perfect!

     

    Meditation

    Laughter puts #brain in2state similar to that of deep meditation

     

    Memory

    Nice short video with distinguished neuroscientists explaining basics of #memory: http://bit.ly/1nuJPcC

    Bring unpleasant memory to mind, inhale Xenon, goodbye emotional pain – future of recovery from heartbreak / trauma? http://bit.ly/1rinZJl

    Incredibly intricate interplay between hippocampus and septum enables us to create chunks of memory: http://stanford.io/1qct5GK   #neuroscience

    Default mode network, usually associated with daydreaming/mindwandering, very much involved in certain memory tasks: http://bit.ly/1sh2Hrk

    Obama dishes out: $810k MIT – determining which exact brain circuits are involved in generating short-term memories that influence decisions

    fMRI: CA3 overlap in #hippocampus may explain when we find it “difficult2differentiate between similar past memories” http://bbc.in/1mfkjGb

    “frontoparietal network plays key role in analysis,memory retrieval,abstract thinking&problem-solving/fluidity2adapt” http://bit.ly/1A8dEBm

    NEWSFLASH: memory may not be in synapses http://bit.ly/1DUXmSH Next they’ll say action potentials are just there 2 generate electric fields

    On the topic of TMS.. 20mins of daily magnetic stimulation for just 5 days improved memory in study of 16 volunteers: http://bit.ly/1qlNN5w

    Shedding New Light on the Formation of Emotional Fear Memories: http://neurosciencenews.com/memory-formation-hebbian-plasticity-1605/ #neuroscience #memory

     

    Mind Over Matter

    Cool! RT @mrianleslie: This is amazing: the neuroscience behind Bruce Lee’s “one-inch punch” http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/health/nueroscience/the-science-of-bruce-lees-one-inch-punch-16814527

    Mind over matter – Wim Hof can withstand freezing swims/hikes in bare skin – 3 tricks to control his body & #brain: http://bit.ly/VQBVNS

    These incredible robot exoskeletons used in Korean shipyards remind us of something… More: http://ow.ly/zVJ54

     

    Morality

    Possible neurobiological basis for tradeoff between honesty and self-interest http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/09/140902114230.htm

    Morality pills: reality or science fiction? http://www.theguardian.com/science/head-quarters/2014/jun/03/morality-pills-reality-or-science-fiction

     

    Music

    Musical training improves various aspects of executive #brain function in old & young alike http://bit.ly/1p9jaCR

    Speaking of Default Mode Network: activity ramps up when you hear song you like -is this losing yourself in the tune? http://huff.to/XvXxQA

    Numerous benefits of providing music lessons to underprivileged kids includes improved language processing http://n.pr/1nMzbZL

    Music saved my voice: http://bit.ly/1v0ApGZ     Brain aneurysm robs music teacher of ability to speak, melodic intonation therapy wins it back

    Been wondering when a band would jump on the binaural beat bandwagon – headphones on – relaxing?: http://bit.ly/1k9Dcv8 #SortYourBrainOut

    What Wired thinks about a music neuroscience app that helps you increase focus by many hundred % http://wrd.cm/1j8VSu9     #neuroscience #music

    Why is melody in the high notes and rhythm in the bass: http://bit.ly/1A5RsJO #neuroscience #music #SortYourBrainOut #SYBO

     

    Navigation

    Fascinating research from @hugospiers throws more light on #brain navigation systems http://bit.ly/1nWhMTx

    Bat Nav http://bbc.in/124L3lb @GCweirdscience

    Your brain’s internal compass – the stronger the signal it produces, the better your sense of direction: http://bbc.in/1r5IY48 @hugospiers

     

    Neuroanatomy

    If your brain was size of planet Earth..this infographic shows size of its nuts&bolts http://bit.ly/1jUrCTq

    The Neuromythology of Einstein’s Brain http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/neuroskeptic/2014/05/24/myth-einsteins-brain/

    Leonardo Da Vinci with his neuroscientist hat on: http://bit.ly/1Afvwfz #neuroscience

    If I get hold of a cow brain would anyone be interested in bringing their kids2see a live dissection? http://bit.ly/1yjsFTz   @GCweirdscience

    Convention Defying Brain Cell: new neuronal “short-circuiting” feature spotted in brain’s memory bank: http://bit.ly/ZknTqq

    Brain’s glial cells – long thought2be *just* passive support cells – increasingly recognised to play important roles: http://bit.ly/1qwK2Y5

    Prodding around inside human brains during neuroanatomy practicals I always wondered what the choroid plexus was for: http://bit.ly/1rF1LQL

    From physics to neuroscience: “Single neurons, he said, are fairly well understood, as are small circuits of neurons” http://nyti.ms/1xq0gbL

    Bizarre Human Brain With No Wrinkles Discovered http://www.iflscience.com/brain/lost-and-found-smooth-human-brain

    Major brain pathway rediscovered http://gu.com/p/43cmm/stw

    100 missing brains: http://bit.ly/1zmmRpD   If you are entrusted with Einstein’s brain you really should take more care.. @GCweirdscience

    Regions of the brain strengthen with age http://medx.cc/334222167 #neuroscience

    Astrocytes:always the bridesmaid,never the bride in discussions about #brain function;’til now? http://bit.ly/1qKqxBt #neuroscience #memory

    Investigating factors that cause the #brain surface to fold up forming the distinctive peaks & valleys: http://bit.ly/1o9ih6A   #neuroscience

     

    Neurodevelopment

    Ultra-fine particles found in air pollution seem to play havoc with early brain development

    Consumption of highly-sweetened drinks throughout adolescence leads to cognitive impairment (in rats, so far) http://bit.ly/1s4q0rm

    Great advice re: how best to stretch a child’s #brain described at 3m40s in this lovely interview: http://bit.ly/1mDK2r6   #SortYourBrainOut

    Baby’s brain rehearse speech five months before they talk http://bit.ly/1ne4HUC @ScienceDaily #babytalk #SYKBO via @perked_brain

    “..newborn #brains grew at an average rate of 1%/day” Cerebellum doubles in size over 1st 90days http://bbc.in/1pMeC2q   #neuroscience #SYKBO

    “When it comes to #brain development, time in the classroom may be less important than time on the playground” http://n.pr/1p9PMdK #SYKBO

    On topic of importance of play4children.. Nils Norman compared adventure playgrounds across globe, book only £85!!: http://amzn.to/1oqSlDh

    The Case for Packing Libraries Full of Toys and Games – http://www.citylab.com/work/2014/08/the-case-for-packing-libraries-full-of-toys-and-games/375530/ … #creativity

    Young humans grow up much slower than our primate cousins because our #brain is so “energy expensive”: http://bit.ly/1p9Jpsb #neuroscience

     

    Neuromarketing

    Interesting thoughts on using insights from neuroscience in #advertising / #marketing: http://bit.ly/1pZqMIt via @stromilof #neuroformed

    So good it needed tweeting twice: http://bit.ly/1rR9oCr Shared brain activity in few predicts audience preferences at large #neuroformed

    Happy shoppers come in many varieties: run-of-the-mill happy, happy-excited. happy-aroused & (beware) happy-frenzied! http://n.pr/11vQjxY

     

    Neuromyths

     Neuromyths are hampering education

    Christian Jarrett is worried about the impact of neuromyths on society

    Exploding the 10k hrs of deliberate practice #myth – it’s no guarantee for greatness

    Beware fake brain science in schools: http://slate.me/1yjtsEg

     

    Neuroplasticity

    NHS Choices continue to marshal the dubious fringes of science journalism – multi-tasking shrinks your brain, huh? http://bit.ly/1CrolB3

    “30mins..daily training for 1 month..improvement in..ability to understand speech in noisy..conditions” http://bit.ly/1pAFh20

    This is the most accurate description of our study: Media multitasking ‘brain shrink’ claims unproven NHS Choices – http://www.nhs.uk/news/2014/09September/Pages/Claims-media-multitasking-shrinks-brain-unproven.aspx

    Bats are the only creature that can see using echolocation, right? Wrong! This amazing young blind lad can do it too: http://youtu.be/TeFRkAYb1uk

    Brain Scans Reveal Gray Matter Differences in Media Multitaskers: http://neurosciencenews.com/gray-matter-acc-multitasking-1358/ … #neuroscience

    Brainy processing at your fingertips http://gu.com/p/4xbpk/tw #neuroscience

    Football “is a triumphant display of the incredible plasticity of the human brain http://bit.ly/1lkr3RP

    How Culture Shapes Our Senses – NYT http://nyti.ms/1oUsT9S @tanyaluhrmann Ht @somatosphere

    Making it to 24 years old without realising your whole cerebellum is missing is a true testament to neuroplasticity: http://bit.ly/1rXP3ja

    My PhD supervisor used2say painters were visual scientists. Here @wiredscience effectively suggests same4film editors http://wrd.cm/1pMHIS0

    When it comes to changes in brain thickness… Bigger is not always better: http://wrd.cm/1taWfr8   #geekchicweirdscience @GCweirdscience

    Coaxing brain support cells (glia) to convert into electrical brain wires (neurons) to fix damaged parts of the brain http://bit.ly/1yY0aYd

    Zoe Kourtzi leads Adaptive Brain Computations project in Cambridge; aiming to understand & test how learning happens: http://bit.ly/1t9XoM8

    “Vagus nerve stimulation takes advantage of the brain’s neuroplasticity” to cure tinnitus: http://bit.ly/1rcV1bm   #neuroscience #tinnitus

    Well read? How digital reading is changing (hurting) comprehension. http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/mariakonnikova/2014/07/being-a-better-online-reader.html

    Intensive smartphone use causes your brain’s territory for processing thumb sensations2enlarge: http://fxn.ws/1xqnpOz   169articles in 4days!

    Neuroplasticity in action – how your touch screen devices are changing your brain: http://bbc.in/1zTWzvY   #SortYourBrainOut @polarbearpirate

    The Tortured Brain – Insightful article that pulls together info on CIA torture practices, neuroplasticity & PTSD: http://bit.ly/1whLEax

    Something special about neuronal gamma activity (40Hz)-making mouse #brain supersensitive2gentle touch: http://bit.ly/1pvFLIk #neuroscience

    Sleep-Dependent Neuroplastic Changes during Auditory Perceptual Learning http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1074742714002111

     

    Neuroscientists

    If I was Miguel Nicolelis I’d B getting really nervous about 2morro’s brain-controlled exoskeleton world cup kick off http://bit.ly/1kKhxI6

    Here’s a short film I edited & animated of interviews with top scientists at last year’s BNA conference http://bit.ly/1mNF2hl

    Here’s a taste of 10 interviews I filmed w/ top neuroscientists at the British Neuroscience Association conference http://bit.ly/1mNF2hl

    Trouble at t’mill: KCL scientists facing mass redundancy. Sounds brutal. My heart goes out… http://bit.ly/T32nlT

    Did I mention I interviewed some of world’s top neuroscientists &cut a short animated film? 🙂 http://bitly.com/1mNF2hm

    On subject of @hugospiers, here he describes role of #hippocampus in imagining future scenarios http://bitly.com/1mNF2hm

    How to Criticize with Kindness: Daniel Dennett on the 4 Steps to Arguing Intelligently http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2014/03/28/daniel-dennett-rapoport-rules-criticism/ … via @timetit

    Nice interview with Charles Spence in CB. Even manages to diss post-pub peer review on the way 🙂 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S096098221400387X

    Charles Limb – head & neck surgeon, improv pianist & rapper exploring brain mechanisms of creativity: http://bit.ly/ZMAAKo @GCweirdscience

    Future of the Brain, anyone? Collection of essays from some of the world’s leading thinkers in neuroscience: http://bit.ly/1DGxTMy

    Coming soon ‘The Para-Academic Handbook’ http://hammeronpress.net/page19.htm <you don’t have to be in academia to do good research or innovative practice

    Meet the mother and father of cognitive neuroscience @utafrith & @cdfrith | @mocost http://gu.com/p/4x56x/tw via @guardian

    Fascinating article: http://bit.ly/1vblwDw by @hugospiers – who we interviewed for next week’s #geekchicweirdscience Nobel Special podcast

    John O’Keefe is a living legend anyway & now his scientific genius has been recognised with a Nobel prize! http://tinyurl.com/johnokeefenobel #brainGPS

    My favorite professor of behavioral economics, @danariely recommends MOOC by @paulbloomatyale, so I’ll be tuning in. http://ow.ly/C8DcK

    One of my favourite personalities in #neuroscience defending Europe’s Human Brain Project from a broadside attack: http://bit.ly/1t3imgF

     

    Neurosurgery

    Successful trepanation on Mongolia/China border 2,300 years ago – what was the motive for this hole-in-head surgery? http://dailym.ai/1p2g7XI

    Genius! Neurosurgeon predicts diagnosis of brain area impacted by stroke – asking patient to speak a 5 word sentence: http://n.pr/1mG9COM

    Fantastic description of how surgical treatment of epilepsy helps us do phenomenal #brain research: http://nyti.ms/1kDsAz2   #SortYourBrainOut

    Can’t get enough of the concept of playing the violin whilst surgeons operate on your #brain: http://cnet.co/1tjWnCd   #neuroscience #SYBO

    The Fascinating Reason This Man Is Playing Violin During His Own Brain Surgery by @erbrod http://mic.cm/1sRlj5s via @MicNews

     

    Optical Illusions

    Here You can change some visual attributes to increase or decrease the café wall illusion. http://joyfulcoder.net/cafewall/

    This is definitely one for @GCweirdscience Spinning chocolate cake illusion: http://youtu.be/HxSN1FkcZ64 Stunning #GeekChicWeirdScience

    Optical illusions anyone? Go on, you know you wanna spend your lunch break tying your occipital lobe in knots: http://wrd.cm/1vlRIV1

     

    Other Creatures’ Brains

    Devil rays have “sponge-like mesh of large&small arteries” to warm their #brains during 2km deep dives http://bbc.in/1qR5fyV #neuroscience

    39,000 year old Wooly Mammoth brain (with a well preserved “tough mother”): http://bit.ly/1sscZVX  @GCweirdscience

    “humble nematode worm has..its neural connections hot-wired,changing the way it responds 2 salt&smells” http://bit.ly/1rcXJxt #neuroscience

    Elephant’s nose best: African elephants have twice as many olfactory genes as any other mammal. http://feedly.com/e/r_rCUv8d

    Giant prawn fossil discovered in China has perfectly preserved 520Million year old #brain: http://bit.ly/1nO2f6m #archaeology #neuroscience

    RT @mocost: 80,000 neurons firing in zebrafish http://bit.ly/UIaXHv http://wrd.cm/1qaCTOg http://bit.ly/UIaXHw

    Dolphins & Beluga whales squeal with delight when they know a prize is coming their way: http://bit.ly/1twlbbV #brain #reward #weirdscience

    Lethal aggression in Chimpanzees is better explained by adaptive strategies rather than human impacts http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v513/n7518/full/nature13727.html

    If crayfish can convert blood cells2brain cells2replace damaged ones-why cant we? http://bit.ly/1nLlKYV   #neuroscience #transdifferentiation

    In other news today, scientists have taught fish how to walk http://bit.ly/1qDaoM9   http://youtu.be/mKxRe0hAQmg?list=UU7c8mE90qCtu11z47U0KErg

     

    Pain

    Swearing when you hurt yourself actually makes it feel better. http://DiscoverMagazine.com   Cursing & #hypoalgesia.

    Chronic back pain? Maybe it’s time to quit smoking http://bit.ly/1s1vu3d I find the explanation hard to believe; make of it what you will !

    The benefits of psychological treatment for chronic back pain http://blog.backpainrelief.net/the-benefits-of-psychological-treatment-for-chr

     

    Parenting

    Fascinating! Gay dad #brain responds to new parenting role (adoption) just like both straight parents: http://ti.me/1jWeNbd

    Many pregnant women are slightly iodine deficient which can have knock on effect on their baby’s #brain development: http://bit.ly/1k952k6

    Supportive parenting is neuroprotective: http://bit.ly/1pGUuxm

    Amazingly, fatherhood actually changes a man’s #brain: http://wrd.cm/1qKEoDw #neuroplasticity #neuroscience #SortYourBrainOut #SYBO

    For those archaic types that still believe a good spanking is good for your kids – not true, read this: http://cnn.it/1x0ORN7   #neuroscience

    As women leave childbirth later,will this: http://tinyurl.com/pptt85y (mitochondrial problems) lead 2 more of this? http://tinyurl.com/nh73ek6 (IVF)

     

    Personality

    What is introversion? What REALLY defines an introvert? Or an extravert for that matter http://bit.ly/1oJ0qaw

    Why The Myers-Briggs Personality Test Is Misleading, Inaccurate, And Unscientific via @bi_strategy http://www.businessinsider.com/myers-briggs-personality-test-is-misleading-2014-6

     

    Pornography

    Negative correlation discovered between pornography consumption&volume of striatum (drive, reward etc) #neuroscience http://reut.rs/1tT54Ej

    “increasing numbers of young men…cannot maintain an erection because they’ve wrecked their appetite w/ pornography” http://bbc.in/1jlZ8lW

    Pornography ” is an addictive, disruptive drug in visual form.” http://ow.ly/FbTqM h/t @EduardoZugasti

     

    Poverty

    Poverty can be so cognitively demanding – little mental energy left for anything else

     

    Psychology

    Sports psychology perspectives on Luis Suarez’s propensity to bite people http://bit.ly/VqvGB9

    Nice example of using knowledge of the #brain to underpin habits of thinking that help you get what you want http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/07/brain-science-get-what-you-want_n_5455366.html?ir=Healthy+Living

    Psychology is weird, child psychology is much weirder. http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2014/06/developmental_psychology_s_weird_problem_children_from_rich_educated_families.html By @jane_c_hu via @le_feufollet

     

    Quotes

    “Science does not know it’s debt to imagination”

    “There is a road from eye to heart that does not go through the intellect” #SortYourBrainOut

    Levi Roots’ reggae reggae message: Be yourself Believe in yourself If you fail in 1 passion – merge it with another 1

    “I have decided to be #happy, because it’s good for my health.” -Voltaire

    “ If you were a plant…you would think of a drug as this: ‘Something I use to make animals do what I want’ ” @zoecormier SexDrugsRock (2014)

    “Any fool can know. The point is to understand” ― Albert Einstein

    If you don’t know where you are going, any path will get you there. ~ Lewis Carroll

    “Every man can, if he so desires, become the sculptor of his own brain” – Santiago Ramón y Cajal

    “The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn” ― Bertrand Russell

     

    Religion

    Bit of light Fri reading on “Neurotheology – neurological study of religious & spiritual experiences”

     

    Reviews

    Wow – that’s 3/3 book reviews so far suggesting Susan Greenfield’s new book is more “Mind Cringe” than “Mind Change”: http://econ.st/1thls49

    1st thought: ‘TV series called “Hack My Brain” – why didn’t I think of that?’ then I actually read the review – Ouch! http://nyti.ms/1saEZ6B

     

    Reward Pathways

    “the striatum shows more activity to monetary rewards when the reward was judged to be fair” http://bit.ly/1sGyh5x     #SortYourBrainOut

    Doing it with someone else makes it feel more intense: http://tinyurl.com/Do1tTogether     …whatever “it” may be!

    How to create an addictive gaming experience? Hijack the reward system. Unfortunately, it really is as easy as this.. http://n.pr/1oUcljA

    Study investigating curiosity highlights the importance of dopamine in learning… not just pleasure and drive: http://bit.ly/1vyhlyk

    Stimulation of the “pleasure hub” (VTA) whilst mouse dreams of a certain place in space makes it prefer it when awake http://n.pr/1BQwDp6

     

    Science Communication

    Learning about #science through #comedy: http://bit.ly/1uWMiju

    Loving animations like this that illustrate our #brains in action..even with the inevitable corner-cutting: http://bit.ly/1cKa7An #SYBO

    This truly is a thing of beauty: http://bit.ly/1pLYoUe Immaculate narrated-animation depicting 2000yrs of human migration via @tomstafford

     

    Senses

    “Stem cells in the tongue produce new taste cells every fortnight” http://bbc.in/1xbDiY2

    Olfactory Reveille: it’s now possible to purchase an alarm clock that emits the smell of bacon at “wakey-wakey” time! http://bit.ly/1BxT0MK

    New study: Neurons in your skin perform advanced calculations http://ow.ly/3pNMcr

    Newsweek Interview: Digitising Smell: The Third Sense Is Coming to Your Phone – interview with @adriancheok http://www.newsweek.com/2014/09/19/digitising-humanity-about-take-another-huge-step-forward-smell-269729.html

    Every cloud… silver lining of #dyslexia is a #brain that is more adept at certain visual abilities: http://bit.ly/1z4IQQq   #neuroscience

    Reaching for object of unknown size in cluttered environment people grasp correctly anyway – spooky! http://bit.ly/1GHHmiV   @GCweirdscience

    Bee brains – with only a million neurons (we have 86 Bn!) – can still see the big picture: http://bit.ly/1w4zKp8

    Cunning study: how brain makes vision feel Hi-Def despite fovea only covering area size of thumbnail at arm’s length: http://bit.ly/1waUDxo

    Why we don’t (usually) notice stunt doubles: http://bit.ly/1sQle3S Brain design “feature” not “flaw” #SYBO #SortYouBrainOut @GCweirdscience

    Can humans really distinguish 1 trillion different odours? Or just 10? http://arxiv.org/abs/1411.0165 via @ewencallaway

    Neuroscience of Taste: Chef’s Creations Delight the Senses – Live Science http://ift.tt/1EZ3PJs

    It’s beginning to smell a lot like Christmas: The neuroscience of our nostalgia. http://ow.ly/GplSt #science

    The taste of music – courtesy of the crown prince of multisensory interactions: Prof Charles Spence http://bit.ly/1yz5H69   #SortYourBrainOut

    If it was 1st April there’s no way I would post this – ‘average’ person can guess ur car from ur face: http://bit.ly/1tLDzfl     #weirdscience

    How #brain sees shape that isn’t really there. Less activity required when illusory contours perceived http://bit.ly/1sR6QZw

    Insights into vision from people blind from birth but given back the gift of sight in adulthood by science/medicine: http://nyr.kr/1qkNeZT

    Where Hollywood movies and #neuroscience converge: http://wrd.cm/YWb1WU #brain #vision

     

    Sex

    How I Rebuilt Tinder And Discovered The Shameful Secret Of Attraction http://www.buzzfeed.com/annehelenpetersen/we-are-all-classists?bffb&utm_term=4ldqpgp#18dhj72 … oh, this is quite interesting!

    Easy Access Internet Porn: “..worries &frightens people..creates anxieties about their bodies &sexual performance…” http://bit.ly/1xtwqVZ

    The headline we’ve all been waiting for: Sex is good for your brain http://huff.to/1neOpMc … it was only a matter of time

    Lesbians have more orgasms than straight women – so should straight men ask lesbian friends 4 some tips? http://bit.ly/1vFhK2k   #sexhospital

     

    Showreel

    I’ve compiled clips from TV series I’ve presented http://bitly.com/1u10k21 Please watch&let me know which clips are best #crowdsourcedshowreel

    Thank you @jjunno for your selections: “TM05-SH04-HT01 and you had at HT 03 :)” #crowdsourcedshowreel

    Using Wisdom of Crowds to make perfect showreel, pls pick favourite clips: http://bit.ly/1u10k20 #neuroscience #brain #crowdsourcedshowreel

     

    Sleep

    “Working antisocial hours can prematurely age the brain&dull intellectual ability” #SortYourBrainOut – get a new job? http://bbc.in/1x28EyH

    Not just too little (<6hrs) but also too much (>8hrs) sleep is linked2poorer cognitive function in older people http://bit.ly/1rFrgjK

    “The less older adults sleep, the faster their brains age” http://bit.ly/1sTSrvQ

    ASMR for #insomnia? Soothing/tingling sensation travels over scalp in response2specific types of sensory stimulation http://nyti.ms/1tyjv2T

    I often bang on about importance of good night sleep 4 #brain health -so it’s good to see evidence accumulating http://reut.rs/TcTHKv

    Lack of sleep linked to negative thinking http://bit.ly/1vzjM1t (and neurodegeneration http://bit.ly/1lnf07j)

    Doesn’t surprise me one little bit: http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/health-29166466 … I often find myself continuing daytime tasks in my sleep (even debugging code!)

    Earlier I admitted2solving computer programming bugs in my sleep.According2 @sciammind it’s been going on since 60’s! http://bit.ly/1oBHTtY

    Implanting designer gene into certain region of brainstem makes deep sleep switch-on-and-offable: http://bit.ly/1s6gE1T

    In #SortYourBrainOut @polarbearpirate & I stress importance of sleep for brain health,here’s why + ways2improve sleep http://bit.ly/1BdicI6

    It’s not big, it’s not clever… going without sleep is deleterious to brain function: http://theatln.tc/1wfaM7n   #SortYourBrainOut #SYBO

    Love how cunning yet simple this experiment is: http://bbc.in/1r9SN1a – establishing whether or not we dream in slow motion via @BBC_Future

    To Sleep, Perchance To Learn: why memory suffers when we’re sleep deprived & the chemical injection that can boost it http://n.pr/1BQwDp6

    “#memory distortion is greater after #sleep deprivation..people are getting less sleep each night than..ever” http://bit.ly/1ne7M68   #SYBO

    #Meditate While Lying in Bed For More Restful #Sleep http://ow.ly/Gebe6 #SortYourBrainOut

    Get a new iPad for Christmas? Don’t use it just before bedtime or it will screw up your sleep: http://bit.ly/1xrLuEA   #SortYourBrainOut

    ‘Sleep drunkenness’ more common than thought, new study finds – Health – http://TODAY.com http://ow.ly/AMb6q

    The chicken and egg of sleep problems / beta amyloid deposition in the brain of elderly people: http://bit.ly/1vzkuf8   #SortYourBrainOut

    Why we yawn: http://bit.ly/1H7se0c   @GCweirdscience @Xfm_Lliana #behindthepaywall

     

    Stress

    #Stress, can provide benefits IF you don’t let it hang around too long | p129 http://ow.ly/AIcqk @drJackLewis

    How #stress hormones promote #brain’s building of negative memories (@ScienceDaily) http://bit.ly/UvhoO2   #trauma

    Impact of stress on body and #brain is a core part of #SortYourBrainOut philosophy. Brilliantly described here: http://n.pr/UdECbJ #SYBO

     

    Talks

    Last week i did a talk on #bodylanguage @MiddlesexUni & promised i’d write a blog up about it. I’m a man of my word: http://bit.ly/1mzlKw9

    Confirmed panellists for “The future of self-hacking”: @DrJackLewis, @StuartCalimport, and Andrew Vladimirov http://www.meetup.com/London-Futurists/events/190686472/

     

    My Most Unexpected Telly MomentTV

    Insight into how NatGeo decides what kind of series to fund – stumble on something that works, copy it: http://fxn.ws/1oNHHKp   #scienceTV

    Could viewers hear me mutter, under my breath, right at the end: “ethically dubious.. but lovely” – I wonder? #ThisMorning #miniWinnie

     

     

    Virtual Reality

    Fascinating! People more comfortable sharing secrets w/ #virtual human (computer controlled) than real 1 http://bit.ly/1oFjCCT #psychiatry

     

    Window to the Soul

    “pupil dilation correlated more closely with perceived effort than actual effort” – for both physical & mental effort http://bit.ly/1udmkWt

    Catching undiagnosed glaucoma before it damages vision – simply by analysing eye movements whilst people watch telly: http://bit.ly/110f99a

     

    Young Brains

    In low-income neighborhoods, 1 book is available for every 300 kids. In richer areas the ratio is 13 books per child http://anniemurphypaul.com/2014/06/why-pediatricians-are-prescribing-books

    What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades: http://nyti.ms/1kqAhfj

    What happens in a teenager’s brain when they are criticised by their mother (what it means is another matter) http://wrd.cm/1uOM5by #SYKBO

    Analysis of 5-HT receptors in brainstems of babies who died of SIDS (a.k.a. cot death) reveal new subtypes/functions: http://bit.ly/16IzIKo

    A Vaccine for Childhood Anxiety: Effort-Based Praise http://ift.tt/1rUTZTK #psychology

    Baby brains – how you curate their environments & choreograph their social interactions sculpts their personality: http://huff.to/1xz0O21

    Newborns spend about 16-17 hours sleeping a day. But about 80% of neonatal and newborn sleep time is actually REM (‘dreaming’) sleep.

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  • 2013: Another Year’s Worth of Brain Breakthrough Tweet Action

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 24 Dec

    Dunno if I agree w/ every last detail but on balance I think this is a healthy way to think about brains http://huff.to/Jo3J5L  #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 24 Dec

    Best bionic leg I’ve ever seen: http://on.ksdk.com/19Kv9xp  Prosthetic detects neurally triggered activity in stump2decode intention #neuroformed

     

    Barb Markway, Ph.D. ‏@barbmarkway 23 Dec

    Research shows getting excited or telling yourself that you are excited helps overcome anxiety. http://www.examiner.com/article/research-determines-excitement-overcomes-anxiety …

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    The Dana Foundation ‏@dana_fdn 23 Dec

    Big Data on Healthy Brain Aging http://bit.ly/1eA2AGV  by @mocost for us

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis

     

    Mo Costandi ‏@mocost 23 Dec

    A sensory guide to Christmas drinking http://bit.ly/1gIfzXp

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis

     

    Dr. SunWolf ‏@TheSocialBrain 23 Dec

    {How good is your memory for sex?} Our brains mis-recall how interested in sex we were in the past. http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/neuroskeptic/2013/06/29/are-men-less-into-sex-than-they-think/#.UfaPwJi4JFI … …

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 23 Dec

    Beautiful design in this webfrographic http://www.dangersoffracking.com/  … enlightening content too. #lookaftertheplanet #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 23 Dec

    Neuroestradiol: hypothalamus’s direct contribution to oestrogen production.. http://www.sciencealert.com.au/features/20132312-25124-2.html … #neuroscience

     

    Stephen Marcus ‏@stephen_marcus 23 Dec

    Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe. ~ Abraham Lincoln

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 23 Dec

    Well timed electrical surges erase emotion of disturbing memories in severely depressed: http://www.nature.com/news/zapping-the-brain-can-help-to-spot-clean-nasty-memories-1.14431 … #neuroscience #psychiatry

     

    Kate 🙂 ‏@KateMcLoughney 23 Dec

    High-res scan shows exactly where in the brain Alzheimer’s begins http://dailym.ai/1jxaAe0

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 23 Dec

    Subconscious pattern spotting, pain killing, smart drugging, dreams & white matter: http://bbc.in/1coLg67  #neuroscience #brain #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 20 Dec

    Experimental #neuroscience evidence supporting observations that girls mature faster than boys in adolescence: http://bit.ly/1jqh6Du

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 20 Dec

    Aspirin to treat aggression? Unlikely. http://bit.ly/1cFgWz1  #psychiatry (But it’s still pretty good for preventing stroke)

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 20 Dec

    Why do “This is your brain on…” headlines resonate so strongly with Americans? http://bit.ly/1c7wgrL  #neuroscience

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 19 Dec

    How “deep learning” – loosely inspired by the human #brain – can train machines to extract meaning from big data: http://bbc.in/19eZHcC

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 19 Dec

    If only this was a bona fide (pun intended) device – would be perfect xmas gift for dog lovers: http://bit.ly/18TgsEx  #dogs #neuroscience

     

     

    Alom Shaha ‏@alomshaha 19 Dec

    Billionaire buys a *lot* of wind turbines. Why don’t more rich people do useful stuff like this? http://reneweconomy.com.au/2013/warren-buffetts-energy-rules-wind-cheaper-coa-83767 …

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 19 Dec

    Window into brain changes that precede severe mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and autism: http://bit.ly/18T9Ky9  #neuroscience

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 18 Dec

    Will open source brain computer interface gadgetry for affordable prices trigger surge of DIY studies?: http://bit.ly/IVhppi  #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 18 Dec

    Every week I see a headline then check the calendar to see if it is 1st April, here’s today’s: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2013/12/18/brains-hardwired-to-accept-celebrity-health-advice/ … #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 18 Dec

    NHS Choices I salute you for policing medical health-related journalism by qualifying both accuracies & inaccuracies: http://bit.ly/1bPFbNc

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 17 Dec

    Congratulations to BBC Natural History Unit for being awarded the Freedom of Bristol City (c/o David Attenborough – such a modest legend!)

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 17 Dec

    Weaker auditory input + overly strong tactile input into dorsal cochlear nucleus may underpin tinnitus: http://neurosciencenews.com/tinitus-discovery-new-treatment-avenues-684/ … #neuroscience

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 17 Dec

    “use of marijuana may contribute to..changes in brain structure..associated with having schizophrenia” http://www.northwestern.edu/newscenter/stories/2013/12/marijuana-users-have-abnormal-brain-structure–poor-memory.html … #neuroscience

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 16 Dec

    Cardiff Uni’s Alan Watson – very comprehensive review on brain’s emotional response to music at #BNA Xmas symposium pic.twitter.com/Ph4Qdt7R23

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 16 Dec

    Lovely talk by Edinburgh Uni’s Katie Overy about studies investigating 4yr olds spontaneous movements to music #BNA pic.twitter.com/1eV0oxdUnX

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 16 Dec

    Lauren Stuart at #BNA Christmas symposium talking about what kind of sounds people with amusia can & can’t process pic.twitter.com/COy7FQofGc

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 13 Dec

    Mild traumatic head injury doubles incidence of war-related PTSD: http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-ptsd-tbi-brain-injury-combat-marines-20131212,0,917125.story … #neuroscience #psychiatry

     

    Greg Whyte ‏@gpwhyte 12 Dec

    CHILD NEGLECT – Successive governments fail children with lack of physical activity policy. Here’s the full paper

     

    http://m.bjsm.bmj.com/content/early/2013/12/11/bjsports-2013-093018.long?view=long&pmid=24324207 …

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 12 Dec

    In case you missed it first time round… How sleep enables deep cleansing of brain’s nooks & crannies: http://huff.to/Jieo30  #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 12 Dec

    How to build spare brain parts: 1) build artificial scaffold, 2) seed it with person’s own stem cells: http://bit.ly/1hONIVI  #neuroformed

     

    David Vogelsang ‏@VogelsangDavid 12 Dec

    Deep brain stimulation for enhancement of learning and memory http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1053811913008355 …

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 12 Dec

    Steven Rose’s sage words regarding overstatement from “neuroeducation”  enthusiasts http://bit.ly/1cqbQqk  #neuroscience #neuroformed #brain

     

    Elaine Fox ‏@profelainefox 12 Dec

    Nice article on benefits of exercise. http://fb.me/2baHuxtGN

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 11 Dec

    Watch to end for description of surgically rewiring of arm nerve into chest for robotic arm control (incl wrist 360!) http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-25323252?ocid=socialflow_twitter_bbcnews …

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 11 Dec

    “Oh god, me arm’s fallen off” British soldier with bionic arm makes understatement of the century: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-25323252?ocid=socialflow_twitter_bbcnews … #neuroformed

     

    BBC News (UK) ‏@BBCNews 11 Dec

    Wounded soldier given bionic arm he controls with his thoughts http://bbc.in/19BKWeh  & pic.twitter.com/9hdxBWamFY

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 11 Dec

    No evidence that depression is caused by low serotonin. SSRI’s may work by encouraging synaptogenesis: http://bit.ly/18lTB9x  #neuroscience

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 11 Dec

    World must unite to fight dementia i.e. catch it early and develop agents to stop it in it’s tracks: http://reut.rs/18BxFSP  #Alzheimers

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 11 Dec

    “Delaying dementia by five years could halve the number of people living with the disease” http://bbc.in/1kuX7OY  #neuroscience #dementia

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 10 Dec

    “In a constantly changing world, we need the flexibility that only imperfection provides” Edward O Wilson 2012 The Social Conquest of Earth

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 10 Dec

    “..selfish individuals beat altruistic individuals, while groups of altruists beat groups of selfish individuals” E O Wilson 2012

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 10 Dec

    Concept that memory could be passed down through generations, genetically, is absolutely mind-boggling: http://bbc.in/1dNShPe  #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 10 Dec

    Clear, concise explanation of how brain balances plasticity/stability with critical ingredient – noise: http://bit.ly/18kcvO8  #neuroscience

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 10 Dec

    Satay salmon with black beans and broccoli, anyone? http://onforb.es/1aRDNGc  – boosting folate, DHA, magnesium and Vitamin D for #brainhealth

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 9 Dec

    What I learned at #SmartRehabilitation Don’t mention: “IQ” Do mention: unique opportunity for prisoners to improve their cognitive abilities

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 9 Dec

    Panel (2 former prisoners & 1 prisoner’s sister) agree that 2hrs of Brain Age/day=viable,greeted with enthusiasm. Hit me up @NintendoAmerica

     

    Yolanda M Ricci ‏@YolyMRicci 9 Dec

    @DrJackLewis why don’t you include @NintendoAmerica in your petition??

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 9 Dec

    Dear Nintendo, please give me 100 DS handsets + Dr Kawashima’s Brain Age 2 so I can try to help prisoners improve their working memory / IQ

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 9 Dec

    “People are spending too long, locked in their cells, with nothing to do” Nick Hardwick, HM Chief Inspector of Prisons #PrisonerLearning

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 9 Dec

    In the Grand Committee Room of Houses of Parliament discussing #PrisonerLearning & Prisoner Learning Alliance’s #SmartRehabilitation report

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 9 Dec

    Electrical stimulation of anterior mid-cingulate cortex results in reproducible sense of determination: http://www.theguardian.com/science/2013/dec/05/determination-electrical-brain-stimulation … #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 9 Dec

    Why sex differences in #brain wiring are more likely to be explained by culture/neuroplasticity than sex chromosomes: http://bit.ly/18rCYXW

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 9 Dec

    New evidence confirms male vs female brains differently wired – from which we can conclude…very little: http://bbc.in/1bfxGLP  #neuroscience

     

    roryscanlan ‏@roryscanlan 9 Dec

    The ministry of nudges. Excellent @nytimes article on behavioural economics via @rohan__silva http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/08/business/international/britains-ministry-of-nudges.html?ref=business&pagewanted=all …

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 26 Nov

    Just off to film a taster in Sri Lanka. Unlikely to have internet access for next 10 days. Will resume #neuroformed tweeting upon my return.

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 26 Nov

    26th Nov: a day for reminiscing about handling 1st human #brain. Wired’s Christian Jarrett http://wrd.cm/IdlxjZ  &me http://bit.ly/1gf4Q3y

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 26 Nov

    How brains keep track of time… the long and the short of it: http://huff.to/18EuTzJ  #neuroscience #time #perception

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 25 Nov

    The man who discerned psychopathy in his own brain (and why he has surely misunderstood his own data): http://bit.ly/1hdh3J9  #neuroscience

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 25 Nov

    More pain now or less pain later? Discomfort of waiting for pain means people choose more pain now!! http://bit.ly/1i8yL1Q  #psychology

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 25 Nov

    Providing transcranial Direct Current Stimulation as consumer product is morally questionable: http://bit.ly/1etOmEj  ..discuss #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 22 Nov

    Promising new #tinnitus treatment, pairing vagus nerve stimulation with auditory stimulation, only works for some: http://bit.ly/1g0I9jm

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 22 Nov

    DTI brain imaging to trace white matter pathways ahead of surgery to ensure vital ones don’t get cut: http://bit.ly/17z0ge6  #neurosurgery

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 22 Nov

    An eclectic synopsis of the multiple influences of music on the brain: http://bit.ly/1i1CBK8  #neuroscience #psychology #music #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 21 Nov

    Mammalian Intelligence=very well established. Few bird species also very bright. Now.. clever reptiles: http://nyti.ms/17FxIwn  #neuroscience

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 21 Nov

    “during a night of sleep, connections weakened within hemispheres but strengthened between hemispheres” http://bit.ly/1aSVfKo  #neuroscience

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 21 Nov

    Using smartphone games to gather publishable scientific data from a larger, broader population: http://bit.ly/19ImcQD  #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 21 Nov

    “According to Darwin.. Life progressed BECAUSE of disorder, not despite it” Jonah Lehrer PWAN 2007

     

    The Atlantic ‏@TheAtlantic 21 Nov

    The evolution of bitchiness, according to science http://theatln.tc/17LaVol

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 20 Nov

    Larger a basolateral amygdala, greater a child’s anxiety -research funded by pharma, I wonder? http://bit.ly/1jlKx4j  #skeptical #psychiatry

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 20 Nov

    Will such research trigger a surge of pregnant mums hitting the gym to boost their baby’s brain power? http://nyti.ms/1asoUhF  #neuroscience

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 20 Nov

    Check out how squishy a fresh (ie not fixed with formaldehyde) human brain is;a truly remarkable organ: http://read.bi/1aqXNU2  #neuroscience

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 19 Nov

    High tech combos: 3D printing based on brain MRI yields new models for neurosurgeons to practice on: http://bit.ly/18KNzda  #neurosurgery

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 19 Nov

    Improvisation engages brain areas involved in sustained attention 2greater degree than rehearsed music: http://bit.ly/1jgwA7z  #neuroscience

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 19 Nov

    Weekly supermarket shop: 23 mins of rational decision making, then you’re easy meat to the special deals http://bbc.in/19CfYSb  #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 18 Nov

    I’ve heard great anecdotal reports along these lines: http://bit.ly/1jfav9z  Tablets/iPads can really help kids with #autism to communicate

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 18 Nov

    Our best hope for beating Alzheimer’s might be an arthritis drug: http://bit.ly/18IJ4jk  I mentioned this 2 yrs ago!: http://bit.ly/1aB8lis

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 18 Nov

    3 steps to dietary confusion:1990’s-fat is bad for health,2000’s-wholegrain foods are good for health,2010’s-flip it: http://huff.to/HUPkhh

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 15 Nov

    A little place I come to read sometimes.. James Davies “Cracked” is essential reading – a psychiatry expose (e-acute) pic.twitter.com/oxuZ9hX0oF

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 15 Nov

    Time to can the fizzy drink habit, not just for diabetes/heart disease, but also to keep your brain proteins normal: http://bit.ly/1eUAm9a

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 15 Nov

    Psychobiotics – mood-influenceing gut bacteria – thought to play big role in mental health by serious scientists: http://bit.ly/1eRehZd

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 15 Nov

    Porn rewiring male brains: http://bit.ly/18zeOHM  “the issue isn’t porn [it’s] the complete absence of a counterpoint to porn” #neuroformed

     

    Hugo Spiers ‏@hugospiers 14 Nov

    At 1.15pm next Thursday I’ll be asking “What goes on in the mind of a London cabbie?”

    Live-webcast public lecture:

    http://events.ucl.ac.uk/event/event:a1k-hjialh9h-inyy47/lunch-hour-lecture-what-goes-on-in-the-mind-of-a-london-cabbie …

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 14 Nov

    Glad JPaediatricPsychology recommends removing electrical entertainment devices from kid bedrooms to improve sleep: http://bit.ly/1gNCMHp

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 14 Nov

    Well written article on plasticity in brain areas specialised for socialising (= our default state?): http://bit.ly/1coHWE6  #neuroscience

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 14 Nov

    Genuinely fascinating article about fats, grains&brains: http://onforb.es/1dtOxOH  Fascinating concept: dementia = Type 3 diabetes #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 13 Nov

    Valiant attempt 2 shift concept of left-right brain to more accurate top-bottom framework: http://bit.ly/1cOoIMW  #neuroscience #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 13 Nov

    Scientists create dinosaur brain map – all we need now is a frozen dinosaur to see if they are right: http://bit.ly/1dpkDuR  #neuroscience

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 13 Nov

    @neuroconscience Smells fishy to me. Fairly certain that TMS can’t reach insula without an awful lot of frontal/temporal operculi activation

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 13 Nov

    TMS helps people to quit smoking / TMS can reaches right down to the insula – which is most newsworthy? http://bit.ly/HVs9mD  #neuroscience

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 12 Nov

    Telling the difference between normal age-related #cognitive impairment vs early signs of #dementia: http://bit.ly/HL5Mk0  #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 12 Nov

    New mums to be paid a £200 incentive to breast feed for first 6 months to reduce disease risks for mother & child: http://bit.ly/1cRFtH7

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 12 Nov

    Let us toast the tantalising possibility of new type of booze that could be completely hangover-free: http://bit.ly/17jreD8  #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 11 Nov

    “It’s not my fault, it’s my brain that’s faulty” – rise in neuroscience-based excuse in US legal cases: http://bit.ly/1hzHCJE  #neuroscience

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 11 Nov

    Thrice weekly 20min exercise sessions for pregnant women improves infant brain development http://abcn.ws/HN1SY5  #neuroscience #neuroformed

     

    Paul J. Zak ‏@pauljzak 11 Nov

    How does office design affect your brain and mood?  I’ll discuss this today @techonomy http://techonomy.com/conf/13-tucson/  #Techonomy13

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 11 Nov

    Having a good old sing song improves mental abilities in people with moderate to severe Alzheimer’s: http://bit.ly/1ceHwQE  #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 8 Nov

    Special protein that triggers re-growth of damaged nerve cells is identified; 1 day may help paralysis: http://bit.ly/HBJml1  #neuroscience

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 8 Nov

    Regularly speaking more than 1 language delays onset of 3 different forms of dementia: http://bit.ly/16Mu5HN  #neuroscience #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 8 Nov

    Aussie TV series “Redesign Your Brain” puts Mike Merzenich’s insights into #neuroplasticity to the test: http://bit.ly/17gmx2c  #neuroformed

     

    COFEP Lab ‏@cofeplab 7 Nov

    Daniel Wolpert talking about movement control: The real reason for brains (fascinating). http://on.ted.com/ecD5  #brain #memory

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 7 Nov

    Latest research in diabetes shifts focus from pancreas to brain: http://bit.ly/1bd95YF  #neuroformed #neuroscience #glucosecontrol

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 7 Nov

    Science education kit enables kids to implant electrodes into cockroach brain&control w/ smartphone ap: http://bit.ly/1bZlRvA  #neuroscience

     

    Justin Esarey ‏@JustinEsarey 6 Nov

    Yo dawg… “@NMMGreenwich: This is a ship-shipping ship, shipping shipping ships. pic.twitter.com/QwMfNAk8ig via @usmanm”

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 7 Nov

    “Between stimulus&response there is a space.In that space is our power2choose our response.In our response lies..growth&..freedom” V Frankl

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 7 Nov

    Cunning fMRI experiment reveals that brain “colours in” black&white images of normally colourful scenes http://bit.ly/1iOtEyQ  #neuroscience

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 7 Nov

    @KateMcLoughney Lovely thanks – alas no surfing as wind was too strong/wrong direction. Typically conditions were perfect the following day!

     

    Miguel Angel Escotet ‏@DrEscotet 6 Nov

    Monkeys Use Minds to Control Avatar Arms – #Neuroscience via Science/AAAS – http://bit.ly/18ZTOsS

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 6 Nov

    Dark side of psychology=disturbing read;psychologists advising on interrogation techniques: http://bit.ly/HsVmW6  #psychology #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 6 Nov

    Computers can hear better in noisy environments when they copy how brain does audition: http://bit.ly/1aF6v2C  #neuroformed #neuroscience

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 6 Nov

    All those childhood music lessons were not wasted – even if you haven’t found time to play for decades: http://bbc.in/1b6Gaa9  #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 5 Nov

    “This bow tie arrangement is a typical feature of self-organizing information processing systems.” http://bit.ly/1cKKxZF  #neuroscience

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 5 Nov

    This paper basically suggests that the more porn you watch the more prone you are to cheat on your partner- #discuss: http://bit.ly/1bxkTXg

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 5 Nov

    More clues on neuronal mechanisms of visual attention – input selection by decreasing variability: http://bit.ly/19z4K51  #predictionerror

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 5 Nov

    People self-administering tcDCS w/ battery&wires on basis of YouTube guide= Darwin Award waiting2happen: http://bit.ly/HoEKPk  #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 2 Nov

    “..integrative powers of the brain for the sensations..from handling objects spills out into all other domains of intelligence” EOWilson2012

     

    Mo Costandi ‏@mocost 1 Nov

    Neuromorphic transistor learns while it computes http://bit.ly/16SZYAA  A correlated nickelate synaptic transistor http://bit.ly/1bKsq56

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 1 Nov

    Great – so you’ve got an algorithm that can categorise dolphin whistles: http://nyti.ms/19jTbhX  but what are they actually saying, I wonder?

     

    Matt Lieberman ‏@social_brains 1 Nov

    These 2 Words Will Make You More Selfish (& 2 more that will make you share) http://bit.ly/1hAcG9y  http://bit.ly/1hAcG9y

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 1 Nov

    @AliceProverbio @Neurosciencee indeed, have you ever read Stuart Shipp’s TICS paper on pulvinar attentional mechanisms? It’s a great read..!

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 1 Nov

    Sadly, the UK has recently lost a fine and much respected research scientist. RIP Andy Calder: http://bit.ly/16RtI0H

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 1 Nov

    Human facical expressions & body language can signal emotional state,in dogs it’s all about which side the tail wags: http://bit.ly/16OVeMg

     

    emily dawson ‏@emilyadawson 1 Nov

    Amazing resource from @WellcomeLibrary shows the medical history of each London borough: http://bit.ly/1chaxM7  #londonspulse

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 1 Nov

    rTMS of dmPFC (vital4understanding others’ thoughts, beliefs & intentions) improves social skills in autistic people: http://bit.ly/17x31ix

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 31 Oct

    When observing an adult push a button with hand vs foot infant brain is activated in MOTOR cortex for hand or foot: http://bit.ly/17tOxQi

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 31 Oct

    Surely no light means no vision? It’s impossible to see anything in total darkness, right? Wrong… : http://bit.ly/18EZzMo  #neuroscience

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 31 Oct

    “early life pain has an immediate & long-term impact on responses to stress- & anxiety-provoking events” http://bit.ly/1coPLdz  #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 30 Oct

    @Xfm_Lliana Good shout… glad you’re still up for it… I’ll drop you a line now. Looking forward to it!

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 30 Oct

    High dose of VIP brain molecule jolts biological clock into re-synchronising quicker after jet lag: http://bit.ly/17oOi9g  #neuroscience

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 30 Oct

    We’re more moral in the morning, in the afternoon more prone to dishonesty, bizarre but apparently true: http://bit.ly/19SiY00  #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 30 Oct

    Super Mario 64 for 30+mins/day for just 2 months sufficient to increase grey matter volume in various brain regions! http://bit.ly/1adZ7VT

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 29 Oct

    Your #brain’s superhighways are not dissimilar, in principle, from those of worms & cats: http://wrd.cm/17pOl4F  #neuroscience #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 29 Oct

    A #brain region specialised for seeing snakes? Serpent detectors in the pulvinar? Apparently so: http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/10/28/241370496/eeek-snake-your-brain-has-a-special-corner-just-for-them … #neuroscience

     

    Discover Magazine ‏@DiscoverMag 28 Oct

    Evolution explains why mean girls get the guys http://bit.ly/HcnMTY

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 28 Oct

    I’ve just started EO Wilson’s Social Conquest of Earth. Three chapters in – I’m already blown away…

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 28 Oct

    Topiramate clinical trials show promise – helping people to keep cocaine #addiction at bay: http://bit.ly/1dwVBNu  #neuroscience #psychiatry

     

    Oliver Sacks ‏@OliverSacks 28 Oct

    Should primary-care doctors take a greater role in treating patients’ mental health? @NYTimes @SuzanneKovenMD http://ht.ly/qdCiJ

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 28 Oct

    Using artificial intelligence to do things that usually require a human brain – like solving CAPTCHAs: http://onforb.es/18taxo9  #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 28 Oct

    Genetic analysis of 75,000 folks with/without Alzheimer’s points accusatory finger at immune system genes: http://ind.pn/19L1oes  #neurosci

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 25 Oct

    One creatures poison is another creatures pain killer, courtesy of @mocost: http://bit.ly/HhEn9C  #neuroscience

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 25 Oct

    So good it got tweeted twice. Where we really are in using fMRI to decode thoughts, sights & intentions: http://bit.ly/HeYh5j  #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 25 Oct

    Human deep brain stimulation is primary focus of US DARPA funding..now why would they be interested in that I wonder: http://nyti.ms/1ih2VuC

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 24 Oct

    BRILLIANT article:  http://bit.ly/HeYh5j  – fantastic account of how fMRI brain scan data can be decoded: #neuroscience #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 24 Oct

    Reasons not to gorge on sugary snacks #9 High blood glucose assoc. w/ poor memory/smaller hippocampi: http://lat.ms/19AMasi   #neuroscience

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 24 Oct

    Great talk at Stoke Newington School. 100x 6th formers quiet, friendly, attentive, engaged.. very bright young people – a credit to N16 #sns

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 24 Oct

    This time yesterday I had no idea I’d be heading to Stoke Newington School today to give my Brain Talk – I do love a bit of spontaneity 😉

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 23 Oct

    fMRI results http://thechart.blogs.cnn.com/2013/10/22/resisting-temptation-its-all-in-your-brain/ … align w/ role of hippocampus in generating possible futures,not just recalling past events #neuroscience

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 23 Oct

    Dancing with Parkinson’s – Canadian National Ballet gets patients moving: http://bit.ly/1a59voR  #neuroformed

     

    Emma Seppälä, Ph.D. ‏@emmaseppala 22 Oct

    “#Kindness is ever the begetter of kindness.” -Sophocles

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 22 Oct

    “when we lose consciousness, the communication among areas of the brain becomes extremely inefficient”: http://bit.ly/1c2JDvn  #neuroscience

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 22 Oct

    Healthy aging involves not just keeping mentally active but challenging the #brain by tackling unfamiliar new skills: http://bit.ly/175uMfK

     

    Sasha Davenport ‏@SashDavenport 22 Oct

    The Rational Choices of Crack Addicts – highlighting great work by @drcarlhart . http://j.mp/1fSGorc

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 22 Oct

    Chicken &egg of positive correlation between poor sleep &accumulation of beta-amyloid plaques in #brain: http://reut.rs/1fR4zpT  #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 21 Oct

    SciAmMIND was on fire over the weekend – this piece on anorgasmia (inability to reach climax) is very #sexhospital http://bit.ly/1a0LCwN

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 21 Oct

    Leaky guts, spilling bacteria into your bloodstream – yet another way that diet might affect mood: http://bit.ly/GTSDVh  #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 21 Oct

    Simple visual test correlates very strongly with IQ: http://bit.ly/18uJ8pW  #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 18 Oct

    How brains do memory – hippocampus pulls cortical strings each time an episode of life is revisited: http://bit.ly/1enZthF  #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 18 Oct

    Would love to try this immersive 3D virtual reality system to explore the inner world of a human brain: http://bit.ly/1i1OSc4  #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 18 Oct

    “brain cells shrink during sleep to open up..gaps between neurons & allow fluid to wash..brain clean” http://bbc.in/19Pp8e2  #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 17 Oct

    I love it: money or pain on flip of coin – 10p per milliamp – he’s gone for 50m for a fiver @TimandraHarknes & victim pic.twitter.com/3lomeNhrDa

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 17 Oct

    That’s what I call a set! pic.twitter.com/PD1ZnB4Taa

     

    Y Touring ‏@YTouring 17 Oct

    Special thanks to @c_mcgettigan @drjacklewis Prof Steven Rose and Alex Chakmakjian for being our panel last night https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.535808066500494.1073741827.219947884753182&type=3&uploaded=8 …

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 17 Oct

    “Stiffer arteries..increases..likelihood of having..white matter disease&amyloid deposition in..brain”: http://bit.ly/18pDdSU  #neuroformed

     

    Scientific American ‏@sciam 17 Oct

    The Heritability of Intelligence: Not What You Think http://bit.ly/1bCplEJ

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 17 Oct

    Twice in my life I’ve taken the chance 2 thank an author 4 changing the way I think.Paxman in ’08 for The English;Rose ’13 for Lifelines 🙂

     

    Roger Dooley ‏@rogerdooley 17 Oct

    Skynet is almost here: Coming Soon and in Billions: Devices That Talk to Each Other http://on.wsj.com/H2Tm7l  via @WSJ

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 17 Oct

    Anyone up for a spot of BrainSex tonight 7-8pm in Kings Cross? @TimandraHarknes highly praised Edinburgh Fringe show: http://bit.ly/1ar1UM4

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 17 Oct

    Evolutionary drive behind increasing brain size =dramatic shifts in climate between very wet&very dry: http://ind.pn/1cuIhXd   #neuroscience

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 16 Oct

    Studies investigating potential of Google Glass for helping Parkinson’s people improve gait via visual patterns: http://bit.ly/17Kep3S

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 16 Oct

    Looking forward2hosting tonight’s post-screening neuroethics chat btwn ProfStevenRose,a playwright,lawyer & a neuroscientist @bloomsburyfest

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 16 Oct

    Amazing video of patients w/ electrodes implanted on IPS neurons – activity rises whenever discussion gets numerical: http://bit.ly/1bWc9il

     

    Mashable ‏@mashable 16 Oct

    Textbook Company Partners With Drone Service to Ship Deliveries to Students Quickly http://on.mash.to/17HAShU

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    Neurobonkers ‏@neurobonkers 16 Oct

    Just in time for Halloween – Combined Motion capture + MRI study shows how skeletons move during sex http://www.artanim.ch/en/projects-detail.php?id=5 … via @drpetra

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 15 Oct

    Essential reading for an overloaded mind: brain benefits of taking your foot off the pedal: http://bit.ly/18hgVCX  #neuroformed #takeabreak

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 15 Oct

    Ghrelin – a hormone known for it’s role in appetite regulation – seems to be involved in chronic stress: http://bit.ly/17r9ghV  #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 15 Oct

    “..autists experience the world too intensely & so take refuge by turning inward”: http://bit.ly/1gGPiXt  #neuroformed #autism #neuroscience

     

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 14 Oct

    Birth triggers serotonin drop which triggers development of brain areas involved in sensory perception: http://bit.ly/GZR6g7  #neuroscience

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 14 Oct

    @TBeardsworth I checked my inbox: nothing from you there. Tested the contact page at http://www.drjack.co.uk  – it’s working fine. Try again?

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 14 Oct

    Why irregular bedtimes can lead to bad behaviour in children: http://bit.ly/16HQYMx  I wonder if the same goes for adults? #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 14 Oct

    Born with a moral compass? Evidence that even 3 month old babies have an innate sense of right & wrong: http://bit.ly/17lyBd3  #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 12 Oct

    “Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind, if history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten”RK

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 11 Oct

    US Department of Defense continues to cough up big grants for further development of commercial EEG aps: http://bit.ly/15sxx9H  #neuroformed

     

    David Eagleman ‏@davideagleman 11 Oct

    Brain Science: Can we use technology to greatly enhance our natural senses? http://ow.ly/pawqo

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 11 Oct

    Nothing like a bit of Helen Fisher on a Fri to unpack the brain rules of attraction & romantic love: http://fxn.ws/1gvWDsR  #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 11 Oct

    Opioid system activated by social rejection, to dampen emotional (not just physical) pain: http://bit.ly/GNCHEn  #neuroscience #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 10 Oct

    Seems our caveman ancestors who daubed cave walls with humanity’s 1st artistic efforts were,in fact,mostly cavewomen: http://bit.ly/19xIjim

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 10 Oct

    Simple bedside brain scan improves ability to detect minimal consciousness vs complete unconsciousness: http://bit.ly/18RZWq1  #neuroscience

     

    Cambridge Psychiatry ‏@psychiatry_ucam 10 Oct

    Use of cognitive enhancing drugs by university students is commented on by @BJSahakian in the @MailOnline http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2451586/More-students-turning-cognitive-enhancing-drug-Modafinil-hope-boosting-grades-job-prospects.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490 … @CamNeuro

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    Uta Frith ‏@utafrith 10 Oct

    Great post from @deevybee on obsession with speculative implications for intervention re language and brain development.

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 10 Oct

    Suggestion in this article that we should change type of maths taught in schools to suit needs of 21st C is bang on: http://read.bi/16tZrD5

     

    Dr Natalie Butcher ‏@Dr_N_Butcher 10 Oct

    “@deevybee: What made me cross this morning? Media accounts of a brain development study http://t.co/yCX2UdzsD” #ResearchEthics

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 10 Oct

    New drug which halts neurodegeneration in mice hailed as turning point in battle against brain disease: http://bbc.in/17giZrk  #neuroscience

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 9 Oct

    Does improving your working memory lead to enhancements in fluid intelligence? http://bit.ly/17mHLVL  #neuroformed #braintraining

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 9 Oct

    Vasopressin receptors seem 2 be key 2 quickly resetting body clock after changing time zones (in mice): http://bit.ly/1e7QOQ9  #neuroscience

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 9 Oct

    Brain scans on 1-6yrs olds shows neuron myelin “go-faster” wrapping is mature age4 in language centres: http://bbc.in/GKh1sA  #neuroformed

     

    Neuroscience nw ‏@Neurosciencenw 8 Oct

    Neuroweapons, Neuroscience and “Brain Circuit Manipulation”: Inside Story of … – Center for Research on… http://dlvr.it/460jsz

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 8 Oct

    “selective [prefrontal] enlargement is part of a trend that has been present since..dawn of primates” http://bit.ly/1e5IuQT  #neuroscience

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 8 Oct

    Fantastic, inspiring account of having Parkinson’s from age of 8 (yes eight) & just getting on with it: http://ind.pn/1agHTcc  #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 8 Oct

    The immune system plays a more powerful role in your brain than you may have realised: http://bit.ly/17iQ3Ok  #neuroformed #neuroscience

     

    Neuro Now ‏@NeuroNow 7 Oct

    Nobel winners plotted body’s ‘cell traffic’ system: …  the vesicle system.

    Suedhof, a neuroscientist, … http://bit.ly/17PmYym

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 7 Oct

    Breakfast and the brain: http://bit.ly/1fF3bri  #neuroformed #neuroscience

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 7 Oct

    Human Brain Project 1) Wait 10 yrs for powerful enough supercomputers 2) Build VR human brain: http://bbc.in/GHjS5M  3) Re-watch Terminator

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 7 Oct

    Male vs female brains. Neurophilosopher @mocost sets us straight on facts of this ever-popular theme: http://bit.ly/17JDQ9P  #neuroformed

     

    Kate Nightingale ‏@StylePsychology 6 Oct

    Just watching #BodyLanguageSecrets programme on #Sky2 Great as always! @therealanjulam @drpetercollett @DrJackLewis

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    Gary Marcus ‏@GaryMarcus 23 Sep

    Jetpacks and flying cars. Has the future finally arrived? Or will it be supplanted by autonomous ground vehicles? http://www.kurzweilai.net/jetpack-to-be-available-in-2014?utm_source=KurzweilAI+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=8749b4c39a-UA-946742-1&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_6de721fb33-8749b4c39a-282092137 …

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    Discover Magazine ‏@DiscoverMag 4 Oct

    4,000-year-old brain preserved after boiling in its own juices http://bit.ly/16Kj1NM  pic.twitter.com/OJWEKRqp9a

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 4 Oct

    @dyskinesiachick @NBCNews I thought so too. Always nice to stumble across a film that does brain science justice. Now no need to stumble!

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 4 Oct

    Hollywood movies exploring brain science themes scored, ranked and indexed for quality, accuracy & relevance: http://nbcnews.to/19oclyW  #neuro

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 4 Oct

    What kind of people tend to believe in conspiracy theories? http://bit.ly/15ScJtK  #neuroformed #personality

     

    Björn Brembs ‏@brembs 4 Oct

    Science Mag sting of #OA journals: is it about #OpenAccess or about peer review? http://wp.me/psD5K-181

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 4 Oct

    Brain area responsible for driving fair behaviour when dealing with other people is ID’ed: http://ti.me/1g9S0Vh  #neuroscience #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 3 Oct

    Dream machine (for mice). Optogenetics used to switch on REM sleep via circuit in lateral hypothalamus: http://bit.ly/1brkwC9  #neuroscience

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 3 Oct

    Hearing colours – a poem on auditory synaesthesia: http://bit.ly/1g7qlEh  #neuroformed

     

    Scott Barry Kaufman ‏@sbkaufman 3 Oct

    The Real Link Between Creativity and Mental Illness | Beautiful Minds http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/beautiful-minds/2013/10/03/the-real-link-between-creativity-and-mental-illness/?WT.mc_id=SA_sharetool_Twitter … via @sciam #SciAmBlogs

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 3 Oct

    Exercise is great for brains = it encourages release of BDNF from hypothalamus promoting neurogenesis: http://huff.to/1f0pZAm  #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 2 Oct

    Why adolescents are prone to take risky decisions / develop long lasting addictions: http://bit.ly/18NDoYm  by @field_matt #neuroscience

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 2 Oct

    Higher incidence of bipolar disorder for offspring of mums who smoke during pregnancy: http://bit.ly/16FKT5r  #neuroscience #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 2 Oct

    White matter connecting areas involved in sadness/depression is in worse nick in night owl brains than early birds: http://bit.ly/1btTQgz

     

    D. Bunnell ‏@BrainfitWorld 1 Oct

    How to Improve Your Short-Term Memory Without Playing Computer Games http://ow.ly/p6psd  #brain

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    Dr. David Ballard ‏@DrDavidBallard 1 Oct

    .@BarackObama to award Medal of Freedom to psychologist Daniel Kahneman, PhD (@APA) http://bit.ly/16EAFlQ  #psychology

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 1 Oct

    Carrying coconut shells2hide in transit: with 500M neurons vs our 86Bn an octopus is still a pretty smart cookie: http://bit.ly/1bpoZC1

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 1 Oct

    RIP visual brain pioneer David Hubel: http://www.theguardian.com/science/neurophilosophy/2013/sep/30/obituary-david-hubel … #neuroscience

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 1 Oct

    Seeing a shape when it’s not really there (illusory contours) evokes activity in visual brain’s areaV4: http://bit.ly/170uR0l  #neuroscience

     

    mindhacks blog ‏@mindhacksblog 1 Oct

    The effect of diminished belief in free will: Studies have shown that people who believe things happen randoml… http://bit.ly/1bp2gGf

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 30 Sep

    Developing new technologies to accelerate #re-habilitation from #stroke after discharge from hospital: http://bit.ly/17fxjmM  #neuroformed

     

    Neuroskeptic ‏@Neuro_Skeptic 30 Sep

    Polymorphisms in the oxytocin receptor gene are associated with psychopathy http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24059750  “Hug hormone in psychopath gene shock!”

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    Erin Brodwin ‏@erbrod 30 Sep

    The science of beating #addiction: Why addicts should be treated as people with a choice http://theatln.tc/17iUoFq  by @slsatel in @TheAtlantic

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 30 Sep

    Oct = brain tumour awareness month: http://huff.to/19iz3IE  #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 30 Sep

    False memories: http://bbc.in/198DbRn  #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 27 Sep

    Following my #brain-adapting powers of #internet #porn blog: http://bit.ly/1al6Gwo  Norman Doidge explains further: http://bit.ly/19CIKE1

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 27 Sep

    Most of the damage of a traumatic brain injury occurs after the event, but Xenon gas may stop the rot: http://bit.ly/16Fa3KA  #neuroscience

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 27 Sep

    Ballerina’s brains adapt to reduce spinning-induced dizziness: http://bbc.in/1fu2b9m  #neuroformed #neuroscience

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 26 Sep

    Powers of Omega3 to boost brain function thrown into question – but don’t ditch the oily fish just yet: http://bit.ly/19C4y2l  #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 26 Sep

    Lithium is an effective treatment for several psychiatric illnesses yet we don’t know how it works-here’s a new clue: http://bit.ly/15wTEOo

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 26 Sep

    @drjacklewis aw thanks Hugo – that you found my ramblings worthy of a re-tweet is high praise indeed – hope all is well…

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 26 Sep

    Prosthetic limb controlled with greater than usual accuracy via nerves feeding thigh muscles: http://bit.ly/1b89P3X  #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 26 Sep

    How virtual environments can shape your brain: http://bit.ly/1al6Gwo  #neuroscience #neuroformed #neuroplasticity

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 25 Sep

    @DrSkyrme good point well made… today I have learned that you cannot reply to a favourited tweet… #somethingneweveryday

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 25 Sep

    A recent news article about online porn got me thinking about how virtual environments shape our brains: http://bit.ly/1al6Gwo  #neuroformed

     

    Scientific American ‏@sciam 25 Sep

    Humans May Be Most Adaptive Species http://bit.ly/18ZDloa

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 25 Sep

    Environments shape brains – stimulating 1’s help people w/ traumatic brain injury hold onto grey matter: http://bit.ly/1an88P1  #neuroformed

     

    Professor Bob ‏@psychoBOBlogy 25 Sep

    Are Men’s Brains Just Bigger? | discover http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/neuroskeptic/2013/09/25/are-mens-brains-just-bigger/#.UkLV18i9LCR …

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 25 Sep

    Neuroscience insight into what goes on in the brain of a psychopath when they see other people suffer: http://fxn.ws/16I0wmZ  #neuroscience

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 25 Sep

    @all_time_sykes maybe hold off caffeine for few yrs: http://bit.ly/1al0pAV  – caffeine helps brains in adulthood but hinders in adolescence

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 25 Sep

    Party mums beware: cocaine exposure in womb has long term consequences when baby brain hits adolescence: http://bit.ly/1dIjv6b  #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 24 Sep

    Personal Trainer for brain sounds dodgy? This bespoke brain training is provided by top medical centre: http://bit.ly/1aiwWYi  #neuroformed

     

    Stephen Marcus ‏@stephen_marcus 23 Sep

    One of the nice things about problems is that a good many of them do not exist except in our imaginations ~ Steve Allen

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 23 Sep

    @SydenhamHigh Absolute pleasure. Thanks for having me back again. I always enjoy talking brains with such intelligent young people… 😉

     

    Medical Xpress ‏@medical_xpress 23 Sep

    Breakthrough offers first direct measurement of #spinalcord myelin in multiple sclerosis http://medx.cc/299158480

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 23 Sep

    Pornography addicts have exaggerated responses to sexual images in pleasure pathway (ventral striatum): http://ind.pn/18OdeAu  #neuroscience

     

    William Eggers ‏@wdeggers 23 Sep

    More behavioral economics. The Mental Strain of Making Do With Less http://nyti.ms/15bLBX6

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 23 Sep

    High IQ teenagers stay in hyper-learning brain state (more typical of earlier childhood) for longer: http://n.pr/15OhXWy  #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 23 Sep

    Out with old chemical interventions, in with new electrical / light-sensitive brain interventions: http://bit.ly/16PPFKV  #neuroscience

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 20 Sep

    Mystery of multiple sclerosis trigger, new evidence suggests grey matter problems presage white matter damage: http://bit.ly/1gDGpLB  #MS

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 20 Sep

    @all_time_sykes moderate dose, 3-5 cups per day max, beyond that it’s bad news.. thanks for getting in touch and for the follow..

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 20 Sep

    @amelia_barling Glad you enjoyed it, nice to meet you&thanks for the follow. Good luck with the challenge I set you,let me know how it goes.

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 20 Sep

    RIP Candace Pert – neuro-explorer who played a key role in the discovery of the opiate receptors: http://nyti.ms/17OOqv2  #neuroscience

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 20 Sep

    Mechanism of use it or lose it – how brains ensure synaptic connections in active pathways mature: http://bit.ly/1dv9sB8  #neuroscience

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 20 Sep

    Nu-complexes originating in the hippocampus spotted in brain of person in a very deep coma: http://bit.ly/17OBqFY  #neuroscience

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 19 Sep

    US endocrinologist uses EEG neurofeedback to help people whose cortisol and stress levels are all over the place: http://fxn.ws/15F58xJ

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 19 Sep

    “..study highlights potential new method for detecting tau..key player in both Alzheimer’s &frontotemporal dementia”: http://bbc.in/18azqsj

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 19 Sep

    Big shout going out to the Sydenham High Yr11 crew. Your ability to focus & engage with secrets of the brain for 2 solid hours astounded me!

     

    Brainworks Rehab ‏@BrainworksRehab 19 Sep

    How does the body clock work? http://ow.ly/oYW8d  #Sleep #Circadian

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    Caspar Addyman ‏@BrainStraining 19 Sep

    To learn more children should have more playtime and less lessons – Peter Gray on the power of play http://babylaughter.net/blog/2013/09/19/the-power-of-play-peter-gray/ …

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 18 Sep

    Shining light on what goes on in the brains of traders as their decisions create stock-market bubbles: http://ind.pn/153jiKr  #neuroscience

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 18 Sep

    “musical training could *possibly* sharpen the brain’s response to language”: http://bit.ly/17I7ZFz  #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 18 Sep

    Persistent back pain predicted by using brain scans to take snap shots of white matter integrity: http://lat.ms/1gy8XGc  #neuroscience

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 17 Sep

    Telomeres shrink when cells replicate, limiting life duration. Now, it seems, healthy lifestyle can extend them!!: http://bit.ly/1aHMUMw

     

    Prof Sophie Scott ‏@sophiescott 17 Sep

    excited about next week’s Life Scientific (9am, R4)? You should be, because it’s about ME *uncontrollable ego klaxon* http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03bdpl5 …

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 17 Sep

    #Brain areas involved in manipulating mental images in mind’s eye – there’s a lot of ’em!: http://bit.ly/169g1Dv  #neuroscience #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 17 Sep

    US brain initiative prioritises tackling “how circuits in..brain generate complex thoughts & behaviour” http://nyti.ms/18uxFbC  #neuroscience

     

    Corpina Nootropics ‏@corpina_noots 13 Sep

    Antioxidants and their Role in Improving Brain Function | http://buff.ly/13RcRY4

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    DementiaToday ‏@DementiaToday 16 Sep

    A Novel Neurotrophic Drug for Cognitive Enhancement and Alzheimer’s Disease http://tinyurl.com/84b5crr  #dementia, #alz

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 16 Sep

    Brain benefits of a nap: http://bit.ly/168rT8J  I’ve encouraged many institutions to tolerate napping to increase productivity #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 16 Sep

    DNA analysis of girl who cannot feel pain advances understanding of genes critical for nociception: http://bit.ly/14ZNsZH  #neuroscience

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 16 Sep

    Lower/upper PFC brain areas battle it out when tempted by immediate gratification/exerting self-control: http://bit.ly/1gmIvPI  #neuroformed

     

    Guardian Tech ‏@guardiantech 13 Sep

    Introducing Observer Tech Monthly – tech, science & ideas from the Observer on Sunday #owntheweekend https://vine.co/v/hnZjpgAZHTd

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    Guardian Tech ‏@guardiantech 13 Sep

    We have abandoned our children to the internet | Beeban Kidron http://bit.ly/13XzjyP

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    Elizabeth R. Miller ‏@ElzbthMllr 13 Sep

    RT @RWJF_PubHealth: Regular exercise may help decrease #depression: http://bit.ly/16qezRf

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    Neurensics ‏@Neurensics 13 Sep

    New study shows that the intensity of facebook use can be predicted by reward-related activity in the brain http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130829214400.htm …

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    Chris Frith ‏@cdfrith 13 Sep

    RT @neuroconscience: infering confidence form movements Players’ Poker Hands Is Perceived Accurately From Arm Motions http://bit.ly/1e8NlDo

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 13 Sep

    Child abuse changes the brain qualifying it as a serious public health concern: http://bit.ly/180jKGi  #neuroformed #development #childabuse

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 13 Sep

    With the inimitable @polarbearpirate putting final touches to our new book (out in March)

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 13 Sep

    Sleep studies w/ AAD patients give clues as2 where in  brain dreams originate: http://lat.ms/188qiQP  #neuroformed #neuroscience #neurology

     

    Simon Baron-Cohen ‏@sbaroncohen 12 Sep

    Huge Danish study shows younger siblings of a child with autism are 7 times more likely to develop autism http://tiny.cc/9j6b3w

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 12 Sep

    Just about 2 start filming for CBC with the lovely Peter Keleghan of Seinfeld, Cheers, Newsroom fame – a very nice man, a very very nice man

     

    Reasonable Ape ‏@ReasonableApe 12 Sep

    The McGurk Effect http://youtu.be/BDGkCsdyKXs  #Speech #perception #illusion

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    Social Psych ‏@SoclPsych 12 Sep

    Are We Hard-Wired to Enjoy Cheating? : DNews http://fb.me/6tmitii5J

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    Dr Andrew Storey ‏@dracstorey 10 Sep

    #DCLibStudies great talk on the brain from @DrJackLewis .. drink more water and take exercise .. good for your brain

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 12 Sep

    @dracstorey many thanks for the positive feedback! You’re very kind..

     

    Anna Simpson ‏@AnnaSimpson87 11 Sep

    @DrJackLewis  Great talk @ DulwichCollege: accessible, useful & fascinating, took me back 2 my psych undergrad before theatre stole my heart

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 12 Sep

    @AnnaSimpson87 thank you very much for taking the time to give some feedback, much obliged!

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 12 Sep

    Tracking changes in #schizophrenic brain over long term & examining impact of anti-psychotic medications: http://bit.ly/1d5Qf8W  #psychiatry

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 12 Sep

    Stimulation of nucleus basalis (http://bit.ly/184bnqR ) during learning enhances recall: http://bit.ly/15O8YAG  #neuroscience

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 12 Sep

    Opiate addiction relies on molecular mechanism in amygdala where memory of intense reward is stored: http://bit.ly/1asABDF  #neuroscience

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 11 Sep

    Irrespective of what my hero Sir David Attenborough might believe, we are all still evolving: http://bit.ly/1azCEJx  #neuroformed #evolution

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 11 Sep

    A concise re-cap on why regularly speaking two languages is so good for your brain:: http://huff.to/1e29tze  #neuroformed #neuroscience

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 11 Sep

    How to definitively measure #brain damage threat from sports injuries? Scan before as well as after: http://bit.ly/1eBdOIr  #neuroscience

     

    Adam ‏@adamhayden 10 Sep

    A nice take on current neuroscience/cognition:

     

    Adam Gopnik: The New Neuro-Skeptics http://www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/books/2013/09/09/130909crbo_books_gopnik?currentPage=all?mbid=social_retweet … via @NewYorker

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 10 Sep

    Deterioration of fornix (#brain structure feeding info to hippocampus) may foretell cognitive decline: http://bit.ly/17MYIfX  #neuroscience

     

    David Nutt ‏@ProfDavidNutt 10 Sep

    Sensible parenting drugs advice from @timlottwriter http://ow.ly/oJ79c . More drugs info from me & @Official_ISCD: http://drugscience.org.uk

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 10 Sep

    Famous autistic academic Temple Grandin interviewed live today by @SciAmNeur at 1pm EDT (5pm GMT): http://bit.ly/1evgE1O  #neuroscience

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 10 Sep

    Why do we humans love to see, hear, touch etc. the ocean so much, here’s some suggestions: http://huff.to/1exxhtz  #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 9 Sep

    Why some people just can’t sing – less about hearing badly, more about poor control of vocal apparatus: http://bit.ly/14sQU42  #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 9 Sep

    Survey of erogenous zones: http://bit.ly/13tGMFy  #neuroformed #sexhospital

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 9 Sep

    Why brains love yoga: http://huff.to/1acJdhJ  #neuroformed

     

    Psychology Quotes ‏@QuotePsychology 8 Sep

    Earth laughs in flowers. – Ralph Waldo Emerson #quote #quotes

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 6 Sep

    #Brain gyms can work, so long as one cognitive skill is targeted at a time: http://bit.ly/15JgoUZ  #neuroformed #neuroscience

     

    John Hewitt ‏@jhewitt123 6 Sep

    Featured on Brains & Beers: Whats a glial connectome look like? http://medicalxpress.com/news/2013-09-glial-connectomes.html …  @KordingLab @nucAmbiguous https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110381959669738916846 …

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 6 Sep

    People make poorer financial decisions when money’s tight compared to when they’re flush for cash: http://bit.ly/193dXAt  #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 6 Sep

    Making music together boosts prosocial behaviour: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130905202851.htm …

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 5 Sep

    Here’s that #braintraining video game for seniors again,sorry2repost but NYT hacks write so eloquently: http://nyti.ms/13erpkh  #neuroscience

     

    Sarah-JayneBlakemore ‏@sjblakemore 5 Sep

    The development of metacognitive ability in adolescence. Open access article:  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1053810013000068 …

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 5 Sep

    Analysis of laser beam reflection from brain tissue during surgery helps to find tumour edge with greater accuracy: http://bbc.in/1dIl4Uf

     

    Keith R Laws ‏@Keith_Laws 5 Sep

    Smoking & reduced negative symptoms in schizophrenia @PLOSONE http://www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0071343 … Exploring nicotinic pathways for novel treatments?

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 5 Sep

    Neurons get the headlines,but glial cells are gaining increased recognition as brain’s unsung heroes: http://bit.ly/15ZhlMY  #neuroscience

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 4 Sep

    @NeilRBurns Without myelin wrapping the speed at which electrical messages are sent down axon (wire) of that neuron is significantly reduced

     

    Scott Barry Kaufman ‏@sbkaufman 4 Sep

    Why Do You Want to Be Famous? | Beautiful Minds, Scientific American Blog Network http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/beautiful-minds/2013/09/04/why-do-you-want-to-be-famous/?WT.mc_id=SA_sharetool_Twitter … via @sciam #SciAmBlogs

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 4 Sep

    Mapping sights, sound and smells onto the human brain (warning: gory pic of electrodes on human brain): http://bit.ly/1dDJf6a  #neuroscience

     

    Popular Science ‏@PopSci 4 Sep

    A new driving-based video game helps senior citizens multitask better than twentysomethings http://pops.ci/1efl906

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 4 Sep

    Sleep (in particular: REM sleep) bolsters maturation of go-faster myelin wrapping around brain wires: http://bbc.in/17CRklw  #neuroscience

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 3 Sep

    That’s surely going to end in tears.. RT @mims: China moving legalize parcel delivery by drone http://qz.com/120654/china-could-become-the-first-country-to-legalize-parcel-delivery-by-drone/ …

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 3 Sep

    Window to the brain – literally: http://bbc.in/1eap3aP  Soon it’ll be offered as a cosmetic procedure: “does my brain look big in this?” 😉

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 3 Sep

    “It’s not that I’m so smart..It’s that I stay with problems longer” Albert Einstein quoted in the excellent Quiet by Susan Cain #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 3 Sep

    Facebook’s addictiveness may be explained by sporadic NA activation upon receipt of social affirmation: http://ti.me/15sSNrs  #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 3 Sep

    Developing opioids that kill the pain without inducing a high – best way to limit potential for abuse: http://bit.ly/17gFfjj  #neuroscience

     

    Vaughan Bell ‏@vaughanbell 2 Sep

    Separating neuromyths from science in education http://is.gd/uktFoF  via @bengoldacre

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 2 Sep

    “..later in childhood..2nd #language is acquired..greater are..changes in..inferior frontal cortex”:http://bit.ly/17hRJY5  #neuroscience

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 2 Sep

    Alcohol seems 2 disrupt connectivity b/ween amygdala-OFC + ability 2 read emotional facial expressions: http://bit.ly/18x4WgS  #neuroscience

     

    Miguel Angel Escotet ‏@DrEscotet 2 Sep

    RT @SusanaDeLeonMD: Excellent overview of state of affairs in #neuroscience by @jonlieffmd  http://bit.ly/19cpopF  @DrEscotet

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 2 Sep

    Insomniacs show decreased activity in brain areas associated w/ working memory during increasingly tough memory test: http://bbc.in/176InhO

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 29 Aug

    Babies remember words that they heard from the womb before birth: http://bit.ly/15cQgZ6  #psychology

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 29 Aug

    Harvard study suggests stresses of poverty reduce cognitive capacity: http://reut.rs/17ml0ox  Talk about a vicious cycle 🙁 #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 28 Aug

    Can’t remember last time a #neuro-breakthrough left me feeling so flat: http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/health-23863544 … Mini human brains will contribute very little

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 28 Aug

    What is schizophrenia? What is madness? Questions as relevant now as they ever were: http://bit.ly/18dej5e  #psychiatry #dontcallmecrazy

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 28 Aug

    Neurolegend Rajesh Rao (champion of predictive coding) controls colleague’s arm with his brainwaves: http://usat.ly/18iDZxl   #neuroscience

     

    Natasha Eyles ‏@NatashaEyles 27 Aug

    @DrJackLewis my brain was working overtime last night, I had the most vivid dreams and you were in them! I blame #SexHospital on b4 bed ha!

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 28 Aug

    Sweet, colourful and deadly addictive – drug lords trying to hook Thai kids on meth as young as possible – horrific: http://bit.ly/1dkuq8s

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 27 Aug

    RIP Dr Huttenlocher – neurolegend who spotted that synapses are pruned back over course of adolescence: http://nyti.ms/14Z37bA  #neuroscience

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 27 Aug

    Another cracker from @mocost – how brains incorporate added extras into their body maps: http://bit.ly/1aJ19Dc  #neuroscience

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 27 Aug

    Study indicates improved cognitive flexibility as a result of intensive engagement with fast-moving strategy game: http://huff.to/1f9Zlk9

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 23 Aug

    Trippy optical illusions flicker with the same frequency as brain alpha waves: http://huff.to/14p6o7x  #illusion #neuroscience #vision #brain

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 23 Aug

    Empathy: how your brain can feeling the pain that others are about to go through: http://onforb.es/19Ngraw  #neuroscience

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 23 Aug

    Lovely description of how owl brains map visual and auditory space to keep track of prey when hunting: http://bit.ly/19Od0jY  #neuroscience

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 22 Aug

    Humans dramatically change environments, a selection pressure that’s increasing #brain size of co-habiting creatures: http://nyti.ms/12sfKhj

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 22 Aug

    Brain regions comprising ‘switch’ btwn internal thought&external sensory info impaired in schizophrenia http://bit.ly/14Z0k12  #neuroscience

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 22 Aug

    Mirror neurons: “allow us to grasp the minds of others not through conceptual reasoning but through direct simulation..” Rizzolatti NYT 2006

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 21 Aug

    Whether or not sugar snack provides boost when depleted by mentally challenging work depends on beliefs: http://bit.ly/14QnExT  #neuroformed

     

    Colleen McCaffery ‏@deadendrite 21 Aug

    Social giving makes us happier: implications for nonprofits http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130820135034.htm#.UhS2yEzU-Z4.twitter … #nonprofit

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    NIBIB ‏@NIBIBgov 15 Aug

    Exercise and stress cause visible changes to the brain. Expert brain imager, Paul Thompson, explains http://youtu.be/xpy_rAWSWkA  #brainimaging

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 21 Aug

    Morning sex/restorative napping: testosterone levels fall in day,restored by sleep,peak around 1st REM sleep,high until waking #sexhospital

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 21 Aug

    Learning finger movement seq. consolidated during sleep (delta waves in SMA) for improved performance: http://bit.ly/13PNcvM  #neuroscience

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 20 Aug

    Thank you @folkinabox for a lovely 1-on-1 concert on Young Vic’s balcony – a fantastic “creative break” from writing! pic.twitter.com/AlqZGjXxE0

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 20 Aug

    Great piece from @mocost on Prof Loftus / fallibility of witness testimony based on “recovered” memories: http://bit.ly/14RU8fa  #psychology

     

    Galen Bodenhausen ‏@GVBodenhausen 20 Aug

    Psychedelics & mental health: Population study finds psychedelic use associated with fewer mental health problems http://buff.ly/12lwU02

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 20 Aug

    But on the other hand… RT @tharagai: reflects on the dropping rate of #Dementia http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/17/health/study-finds-dip-in-dementia-rates.html?_r=0 … #insightsbs #stayingalive

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 20 Aug

    How trace levels of dietary copper (building up over long periods of time) may accelerate Alzheimer’s: http://bit.ly/12ljq4r  #neuroscience

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 20 Aug

    Using #brain activations to determine which letter of alphabet subject in MRI scanner is looking at: http://bit.ly/1d0ol0K  #neuroscience

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 19 Aug

    Curious that vagus nerve stimulation seems2benefit people w/cluster headache,depression&maybe tinnitus.. http://bit.ly/1bMmMjQ  #neuroformed

     

    Brilliant Ads ‏@Brilliant_Ads 10 Aug

    Just because you can’t see it, doesn’t mean it isn’t there. pic.twitter.com/xruG2YsEy3

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 19 Aug

    Measuring EEG signals… via the ear: http://bit.ly/1acI7F2  #neuroformed #neuroscience #brain

     

    Chris Chambers ‏@chrisdc77 19 Aug

    Ten of the most interesting errors & biases we fall prey to while #driving: http://www.theguardian.com/science/head-quarters/2013/aug/19/driving-road-neuroscience-psychology … #psychology #GuardianHQ

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 19 Aug

    “aggression, attention problems & withdrawal behaviour..all associated with soft drink consumption in young children” http://bit.ly/1acI7F2

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 16 Aug

    The chicken & egg of intelligence – why might taller people become smarter? (teacher favouritism) http://bit.ly/14EErUH  #STEM #neuroformed

     

    Neuroscience nw ‏@Neurosciencenw 16 Aug

    Crosswords don’t make you clever – The Economist http://dlvr.it/3pkbjD

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    Cary Cooper ‏@ProfCaryCooper 16 Aug

    A report that drinking more than 4 cups of coffee everyday can damage your health Too many confounding factors? http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/health/news/article3844357.ece …

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    Hannah Devlin ‏@hannahdev 16 Aug

    @soozaphone if you do, this is a really good paper on coffee, breaking down association by specific causes of death http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1112010#t=articleBackground …

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 16 Aug

    Your amazingly adaptable# brain. Eye movements quickly adjust around blockage to central vision: http://bit.ly/16gzhlB  #neuroscience

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 16 Aug

    Anyone can be good at maths, you just need the right teaching strategy: http://bit.ly/142mlAh  #STEM #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 15 Aug

    Putting the left-brained versus right brained myth to bed, for good: http://bit.ly/14zPoqq  #neuroformed #neuroscience

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 15 Aug

    Simple test to measure consciousness: http://bit.ly/14d5ZRN  #neuroscience #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 15 Aug

    Excellent article on impact of porn trends on real life sex: http://bbc.in/1eJMJjz  – a really important topic for debate… #sexhospital

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 14 Aug

    Scanning important brain pathway 2 predict kids likely to develop dyslexia 4 better early intervention: http://bbc.in/169oYzE  #neuroscience

     

    Nicol Sara ‏@SaraSnicolau 14 Aug

    __Diffusion Tensor Image of Brain fiber tracts  #IOD http://bit.ly/1cHxBqm  pic.twitter.com/ZqLqYPVMBV @TheScientistLLC

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 14 Aug

    New drug discovery inspirations from unique individuals with amazing genes / biological characteristics: http://onforb.es/13jUz3M  #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 14 Aug

    People eat less from a plate of food when it’s labelled “double-sized” rather than “regular” http://bit.ly/16x5u7d  #neuroformed #psychology

     

    Faun Kime ‏@FaunKime 13 Aug

    Great infographic on how important bees are to our food supply. #savethebees http://ow.ly/nTtct

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 13 Aug

    Very #sexhospital-esque article suggesting multiplicity of ways in which #orgasm is good for brains: http://bit.ly/16IKZnZ

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 13 Aug

    Had no idea 3D printers could be used 2build living body parts – here’s some ears – amazing! http://bit.ly/1brXGqo  #neuroformed #technology

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 13 Aug

    I’d like my sensory brain implant to give me UV vision to see what bees & turtles can see: http://bit.ly/19dv4QX  #neuroformed #neuroscience

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 13 Aug

    Surge of #brain activity when heart stops beating thought to generate near-death experiences: http://bbc.in/165KjtY  #neuroscience

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 12 Aug

    Experimental robotic device guided to location of blood clot by CT scan & sucks it out to get blood flowing: http://bit.ly/13ePx8A  #stroke

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 12 Aug

    Flexible hubs proposed as key 2how humans adapt so adeptly 2changing circumstances: http://bit.ly/16KBM0p  #brain #neuroscience #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 12 Aug

    Genetic analysis reveals large degree of overlap between major mental illnesses: http://bit.ly/13RIwJj  #neuroscience #genetics #psychiatry

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 9 Aug

    I mentioned earlier this week that SciFi imaginings=much closer 2 becoming reality than you might think: http://fxn.ws/13UamAZ  #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 9 Aug

    Your #brain’s marvellous ability to effortlessly autocorrect without you even realising: http://bit.ly/197Bl0v  #neuroformed #neuroscience

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 9 Aug

    Remember the nun study? 678 nun’s tested over several decades, brains examined after death, to understand Alz better: http://bit.ly/14cUhW9

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 9 Aug

    @alessarampolla Hey Alessa, We’re going out in the UK on Monday at 10pm!! Fingers crossed it goes down well. Besos y abrazos. Cuida te, Jxx

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    Business booming in #BrainTraining market (hit $1Bn last year) as consumers not bothered re: lack of strong evidence: http://econ.st/16xPGRA

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 8 Aug

    Genius image, check this out!! RT @PopSci: Infographic! What Pangaea would look like with modern political boundaries http://pops.ci/19Q3yM0

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 8 Aug

    Fantastic short film demonstrates how mind-bogglingy tightly-packed neurons of the retina are: http://bit.ly/1cvTZD9  #neuroscience #brain

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 8 Aug

    I suspect IBM’s cognitive computers (functioning more like brains than normal computers) will turn SciFi in2 reality: http://onforb.es/1ceyMON

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 8 Aug

    Emotiv raise half a million US dollars on kickstarter to revamp their EEG brain scan headset technology: http://bit.ly/16C0Iar  #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 8 Aug

    2cups of cocoa/day improves blood delivery throughout brain: http://cbsn.ws/14l1SpM  Other tips for delaying dementia: http://bit.ly/15bestT

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 8 Aug

    @ballantine70 ah, I see, so it’s a matter of approaching journalists rather than titles they publish in..intros would be gratefully received

     

    The Atlantic ‏@TheAtlantic 7 Aug

    Why sleep deprivation makes people want to eat fat http://theatln.tc/175DRSs

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    Psychiatry Update ‏@PsychUpdate 7 Aug

    Psychiatrist’s respond to Wll Self’s “Drug Pushers” piece in The Guardian http://gu.com/p/3hptx/tw   @guardian

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 7 Aug

    @HEBF1 hi, thanks for the re-tweet! I’m not ignoring your email. Just flew in after a week away. Will reply by the end of the week…

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 31 Jul

    July blog just posted, all about what we can do to Hang Onto Our Marbles: http://bit.ly/15bestT  #neuroformed ..gone surfing, back in a week

     

    Matt Ballantine ‏@ballantine70 31 Jul

    @timanderson @ABridgwater @mbrit problem with micro moments = mental switching costs http://www.apa.org/research/action/multitask.aspx … (cc @DrJackLewis)

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    Psychotherapy Herts ‏@TherapyHerts 30 Jul

    I applaud @bbcthree for their realistic and empathetic portrayal of extreme OCD #extremeOCDcamp

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 30 Jul

    I’m really enjoying learning about all the different flavours of OCD on #extremeOCDcamp – fascinating programme – amazingly brave people

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 30 Jul

    Why did human monogamy evolve? To stop offspring being murdered by rival males, it seems: http://bit.ly/1bFtM5z  #neuroformed #parenting

     

    Neuromarketing ‏@neuromarketing 30 Jul

    Neuromarketing for Dummies via Neuromarketing – Book Review: Neuromarketing For Dummies by Stephen … http://tinyurl.com/oj5b3bv

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 30 Jul

    How insights from #neuroeconomics can inform strategies that help you manage your money better: http://bit.ly/12yZXj0  #neuroformed #brain

     

    Danielle DeSouza ‏@NeuroNerd13 30 Jul

    Brilliant =) Bacteria- the only culture some people have… via @I_love_science_ pic.twitter.com/G0PYszU5B8

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 30 Jul

    According to New York Times review re: recent neuro books… Touching a Nerve 1 – 0 Brainwashed: http://nyti.ms/162Z9QF  #neuroformed #brain

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 29 Jul

    “Astrocytes..help2limit..spread of damage after..#stroke & may also help2regenerate & repair damaged #brain cells.” http://bit.ly/18Mgnrh

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 29 Jul

    Lifestyle choices have a significant impact when it comes to delaying the onset of dementia: http://bit.ly/16sTDqd  #neuroformed #brain

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 29 Jul

    Cause of #migraine: more to do with layout of brain blood vessels than composition of brain chemicals? http://huff.to/16ewYQJ  #neuroscience

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 26 Jul

    Neuroscience of Aggression & Sex, by one of the most prolific & enduring #neuroscience commentators: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=touching-a-nerve-exploring-the-implications-of-the-self-as-brain-part-1 … … #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 26 Jul

    Recent research indicates might be sensible 2 postpone cannabis until after adolescence has finished sculpting brain: http://www.science20.com/news_articles/marijuana_use_adolescence_may_cause_permanent_brain_abnormalities-117040 …

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 26 Jul

    How to implant a false memory: http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2013/jul/25/false-memory-implanted-mouse-brain … (in a mouse) #neuroscience #optogenetics #memory

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 25 Jul

    #EEG evidence suggests “sex addiction” is just lame excuse for not bothering to exert control over sexual behaviour: http://bit.ly/13B9ZhL

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 25 Jul

    #Dementia, #Stroke & #MentalHealth estimated to cost UK £113 billion per year – imagine the global financial burden! http://bit.ly/144UL7K

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 25 Jul

    Surely this is a wind up? Research linking human & fish gestures by scientist called Bass in an article by McGill 😉 http://bit.ly/13drXDA

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 25 Jul

    Art exhibition focusing on brains at Manchester’s museum of science & industry features some thought-provoking stuff: http://bbc.in/13Gflbu

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 24 Jul

    First there was the homunculus, now we have… the mouseunculus and moleunculus: http://bit.ly/17DbJae  #neuroscience #brain

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    Dr. Larry McCleary ‏@DrLarryMcCleary 10 Jul

    Increased Risk of Heart Disease Linked to Decreased Brain Function   http://psych.ly/13VM8HM  via @psychcentral #heartdisease #brain

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 24 Jul

    Never come across the Einstein Aging Study? Have a look at this for clues about keeping dementia at bay: http://bit.ly/17DbJae  #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 24 Jul

    There may be something in the concept of “beauty sleep” after all: http://bit.ly/13C3POn  #neuroformed

     

    Inside The Brain ‏@The_Brain_Blog 24 Jul

    Harvard Wants to Know: How Does the Act of Making Shape Child’s #Brain? http://ow.ly/ngyI1

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 24 Jul

    Blank cigarette packets make smoking seem less appealing than packets with branding: http://bit.ly/17D74oT  #neuroformed #psychology

     

    Dr. SunWolf ‏@TheSocialBrain 24 Jul

    {Our brain’s memory is a slippery thing.} Even recalling an event alters it. How memory really works in the brain: http://alturl.com/do9ma

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 24 Jul

    We ID faces as friend or foe in fifth of a sec, but are you a nose-looker or a between-the-eyes-looker?: http://bit.ly/13cNIU5  #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 23 Jul

    Crazy how good these computer chips inspired by how the #brain works (neuromorphic chips) are becoming: http://bit.ly/14CXbJF  #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 23 Jul

    Ability to learn new words related 2 thickness of white matter between Broca’s&Wernicke’s #brain areas: http://bit.ly/15cZYXT  #neuroscience

     

    Brainworks Rehab ‏@BrainworksRehab 23 Jul

    New Hypothesis Explains Why We #Sleep via @SciAm http://ow.ly/nbV7w

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 23 Jul

    Gotta admire Ruby Wax’s approach 2 dealing w/ #depression e.g. studying mindfulness-based cognitive therapy at Oxford http://bit.ly/18w8GSe

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 22 Jul

    Great article on impact of working memory training on #brain connectivity and function: http://bit.ly/15Zf2cy  #neuroformed #neuroscience

     

    Mo Costandi ‏@mocost 21 Jul

    Weight Loss Improves Memory and Alters Brain Activity in Overweight Women http://bit.ly/14Gtg1l  via @razibkhan @whsource

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    Professor Bob ‏@psychoBOBlogy 21 Jul

    Everything you know about the brain is wrong | Salon http://www.salon.com/2013/07/21/everything_you_know_about_the_brain_is_wrong/?source=newsletter …

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    Brain ‏@BrainCosmos 22 Jul

    To create a robot with common sense, mimic a toddler http://bit.ly/12XSjNx

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    Aidan Horner ‏@aidanhorner 22 Jul

    Must watch! RT @tom_hartley John O’Keefe’s talk on how the brain represents the space we live in: http://royalsociety.tv/rsPlayer.aspx?presentationid=1121 … …

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 22 Jul

    Regular social contact, sustained attention, precisely timed movements, group coordination..hand-bell brain training! http://bit.ly/13v4gtO

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 22 Jul

    Can’t get enough of these tales of workplace +’ve discrimination for people with autism spectrum disorder: http://thebea.st/17tGMW7  #ASD

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 22 Jul

    Revolt against the constant, flagrant, un-restrained use of smartphones in public – and what’s the 1st thing I do..?! pic.twitter.com/vFqAOv9NTi

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    Leonor Agan ‏@LeonorAgan 21 Jul

    RT @carlsenior1: The psychology of workout music http://www.inform.kz/eng/article/2575739 …

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    BPSOfficial ‏@BPSOfficial 21 Jul

    Working in hot weather affects employees’ attention span and reduces cognitive functions http://ow.ly/n7usT

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 19 Jul

    Impact of law changes on psychiatric admissions for #cannabis psychosis: http://bit.ly/13mPWUb  courtesy of @soozaphone #neuroscience #drugs

     

    neurobollocks ‏@neurobollocks 19 Jul

    WOW that’s fast! Wait, what?!

    “The brain can process information at up to 120 meters per second”

    http://cogstate.com/our-company/about/ …

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    Nicol Sara ‏@SaraSnicolau 19 Jul

    __Why you think your phone is vibrating when it is not

    http://wp.me/ptsTD-742  vía @wordpressdotcom

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 19 Jul

    Talking about yourself feels good (even better if someone’s listening) ‘cos it stimulates reward system: http://bit.ly/18lk1Im  #neuroformed

     

    Derren Brown ‏@DerrenBrown 19 Jul

    Would also recommend: Quiet: The power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking – by Susan Cain…

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 19 Jul

    10MHz of UltraSound applied to the brain for 30s can induce feelings of elevated mood: http://bit.ly/15MJuEz  #neuroscience #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 19 Jul

    Love that “mens amplio” brain installation for burning man only shoots flames if controller gets in2meditative state: http://bit.ly/112z3NI

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 18 Jul

    Improve #brain health with green tea, a toothbrush, cholesterol & nature docs: http://huff.to/15p6Jop  #neuroformed #neuroscience #psychology

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 18 Jul

    “The human #brain just isn’t very well designed to monitor for an event that very rarely happens” http://ti.me/1dGKf58  #neuroformed

     

    New Scientist ‏@newscientist 18 Jul

    Viva Las Vagus: Meditate your way to better health thanks to your vagus nerve http://ow.ly/n5KvM  (PREVIEW)

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 18 Jul

    #brain benefits of being bilingual & efforts to harness them in schools: ttp://t.co/a5L4eNIJBQ #neuroformed #neuroscience #psychology

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 17 Jul

    Improving Deep Brain Stimulation by combining it with Brain Computer Interface: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/161411-real-time-adaptive-brain-control-combining-a-bci-with-dbs-to-treat-parkinsons … #neuroformed #neuroscience #DBS #BCI

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 17 Jul

    What a lovely email: “Hi! Just want to say you that you are awesome and keep doing what you do because you are the best. Have a nice day :)”

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 17 Jul

    Computer bods rigged their table football 2automatically keep score, update 2leaderboard &predict score of any match! pic.twitter.com/OoHVXYaj8U

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 17 Jul

    What it’s going to take to solve the brain (much more than just money): http://www.nature.com/news/neuroscience-solving-the-brain-1.13382 …

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 17 Jul

    @sciencebase … no doubt. Yet there’s no harm reminding people to drink more water in this heat. That was the sole aim of that last tweet..

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 17 Jul

    Quick reminder of someting you already knew..your brain works better when it is properly hydrated – drink more water: http://dailym.ai/17kwRSw

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 16 Jul

    “#pain is an opinion on the organism’s state of health rather than a mere reflexive response to injury” VS Ramachandran

     

    Uta Frith ‏@utafrith 16 Jul

    Read @mocost’s coverage of the BNA Neuroscience Festival on the @wellcometrust’s Think blog http://bit.ly/1aL77Eo

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 16 Jul

    Tough day at the office… pic.twitter.com/s3kezYKv8y

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 16 Jul

    @m_wall I’m looking forward to using neural dust to order a pizza just by thinking “calzone” 😉

     

    Eric Zimmer ‏@etzimmer 12 Jul

    ““Never give up hope,” Using a #bci to control a robotic arm http://buff.ly/15ooTpX

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 16 Jul

    Step aside optogenetics,here comes NEURAL DUST “sprinkle electronic sensors size of dust particles into cortex”: http://bit.ly/18kGl4G  #BCI

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 16 Jul

    #EEG measuring beta & theta waves in #brain’s electrical activity approved in USA for use as #ADHD diagnostic tool: http://nyti.ms/13fOBhL

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 16 Jul

    Glad 2 read my favourite Harvard neurologist is doing clinical trials on many different approaches 2 #braintraining : http://b.globe.com/17dReAI

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 15 Jul

    Interesting Q&A with Moran Cerf – computer hacker turned neuroscientist after chance conversation with Francis Crick: http://smrt.io/16DyJDB

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 15 Jul

    Having scanned convict brains 2identify low activity in brain area linked2 empathy Kiehl’s MRI lorry is up for grabs: http://lat.ms/12DcYl4

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 15 Jul

    I usually hate “tips4keeping UR brain fit”-but these were written by a Harvard prof of neurology;so they’re accurate: http://b.globe.com/136cJmN

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 12 Jul

    If you make it to your 90’s you’ll enjoy better mental abilities than previous generations: http://huff.to/13QgyPa  #neuroformed #ageing

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 12 Jul

    “Though our brother is upon the rack..by imagination we place ourselves in his situation..” Adam Smith 1759 via book: Connected #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 12 Jul

    Author of Brainwashed rips into #neuromarketing, giving it a good and thoroughly well deserved spanking: http://smrt.io/14Nkmi8  #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 11 Jul

    “Nostalgia increases empathy-based charitable intentions and behaviours”: http://bit.ly/13L39Yp  #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 11 Jul

    Could having a sweet tooth be predictive of having difficulties resisting temptation to drink too much? http://bit.ly/12GgADV  #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 11 Jul

    Brain benefits of reducing vices… “Healthy behaviours in mid-life may prevent cognitive decline into early old age” http://bit.ly/1acJaSN

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 10 Jul

    Ability to learn predicted on basis of “resting connectivity” between brain areas involved in performing that skill: http://bit.ly/1aZCzOu

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 10 Jul

    Acquired savants & one neuroscientist’s attempts 2get people thinking outside the box by zapping brains: http://bit.ly/10LFEvy  #neuroformed

     

    Fiona Williams ‏@fionacoach 10 Jul

    Tonight on the BBC: The Truth about Personality >> @profelainefox: Can science explain #optimism & #pessimism? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23229014 …

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    Neurology Today ‏@NeurologyToday 10 Jul

    To slow #cognitive decline, keep your #brain active: http://bit.ly/10MIbFW . Study: http://bit.ly/14tylcx  #neurology http://fb.me/2f9uh0IpS

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    Ward Plunet ‏@WardPlunet 10 Jul

    Link between low vitamin D blood levels and heart disease varies by race http://bit.ly/1dfYv4D

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 10 Jul

    I know it’s not a competition but I genuinely just heard one of the kids say: “yeah man – the guy with the brain was the best” #STEM

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 10 Jul

    Career speed dating to get young people into Science Technology Engineering and Maths careers… #STEM pic.twitter.com/DplYhxF7Si

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 9 Jul

    Pitch-side EEG test for concussion being developed to give American Football players immediate feedback: http://bit.ly/12AKuJz  #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 9 Jul

    Singing in a choir synchronises breathing which in turn synchronises heart beat – ain’t that sweet? http://bit.ly/18KuMD9  #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 9 Jul

    Regular sleeping patterns are very good for body/brain and particularly important in young children: http://bbc.in/170C3L8  #neuroformed

     

    Summer Science ‏@summerscience 8 Jul

    We have a winner! Cell Invaders is the favourite science game from the exhibition! Congratulations @sugarcomplexity http://ow.ly/mKvYu

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 8 Jul

    Facial analysis software that discerns emotional expression may find applications in tailoring learning: http://bit.ly/1cwgDGU  #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 8 Jul

    Brain area involved in spotting ideas likely2catch collective imagination&go viral is vital for empathy: http://onforb.es/14z9Oms  #neuroformed

     

    Sandeep Gautam ‏@sandygautam 7 Jul

    IQ tests hurt kids, schools — and don’t measure intelligence | @scoopit http://sco.lt/5TaJ8r

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 5 Jul

    @sciencebase it does, all you have to do now is regularly speak a second language and dance 2-3 times per week (I’m not joking) 😉

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 5 Jul

    @sciencebase anyone who loses their childlike wonder and starts pulling out set pieces of behaviour over and over build no cognitive reserve

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 5 Jul

    Could deficiency in good gut bacteria contribute2 autism spectrum disorder? http://bit.ly/1cWytDd  #Prevotella #Coprococcus #Veillonellaceae

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 5 Jul

    @sciencebase Never grow up, hold onto child-like approach –> follow curiosity into new experiences which challenge/protect your brain…

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 5 Jul

    If this blog wasn’t written by a Prof I’d never have darkened your twitter feed with it “This is your Brain on Kale”: http://huff.to/1cMbQRN

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 5 Jul

    Tracking changes to human DNA throughout gestation explains why taking folic acid during pregnancy is so important: http://bit.ly/18ALaWQ

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 4 Jul

    @BevSamson Whatever brain we’ve inherited it can’t hurt2keep physically/mentally active2slightly delay whats inevitable if we lived forever!

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 4 Jul

    @sciencebase no such thing as “cut off”..would imagine constantly challenging one’s brain throughout 50’s will build some cognitive reserve

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 4 Jul

    Incredible!! Man hears people speak before their lips move “Badly dubbed movie” effect in everyday life: http://bit.ly/18yAKXG  #neuroformed

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 4 Jul

    “The #brain that we have in old #age depends in part on what we habitually ask it 2 do in life” http://bbc.in/14rH92C  #neuroformed #marbles

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 4 Jul

    RIP jon driver – an inspiration to me and many neuroscientists who follow in his wake.. #neuroscience #brain #archway pic.twitter.com/EBpiLS6Ilq

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    Michael Bloomfield ‏@docbloomfield 3 Jul

    @DrJackLewis maybe – although studies in ex cannabis users suggesting normal dopamine makes this unlikely we think.

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    Fatima M Felisberti ‏@ffelisberti 3 Jul

    Contralateral smile and laughter, but no Mirth, induced by electrical stimulation of the cingulate cortex. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1528-1167.2006.00442.x/full …

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    Neurobonkers ‏@neurobonkers 3 Jul

    Banning khat makes as much sense as banning cats. @ProfDavidNutt’s satirical take on latest rejection of ACMD advice: http://www.drugscience.org.uk/blog/2013/07/03/more-one-way-skin-cat/ …

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 3 Jul

    Emotional & economic calculations..more closely related than brain scientists..realized: http://bit.ly/12EwbH7  #neuroformed #neuroeconomics

     

    Kia Nobre ‏@KiaNobre 2 Jul

    Enjoyed Dienes’ Perspectives Psych Sci paper on Bayesian x orthodox stats – erudite, informative & even enjoyable: http://pps.sagepub.com/content/6/3/274.abstract …

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    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 2 Jul

    How do brains switch off pain when you hurt yourself badly in a dangerous environment?: http://bit.ly/13hgmcs  #brain #pain #neuroscience

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 2 Jul

    Lunch break listening? BBC World Service DISCOVERY episode entitled “Build me a #brain”: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p01b67xt/Discovery_Build_Me_a_Brain/ …  #neuroformed #neuroscience

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 2 Jul

    Or maybe people with low dopamine in striatum find themselves motivated to seek out cannabis in teens?  http://bit.ly/19O5rWO  #neuroscience

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 1 Jul

    An informal chat with Oxford Uni’s Prof Irene Tracey about basic role of brainstem in modulating #pain sensation: http://bit.ly/13hgmcs

     

    Jack Lewis ‏@DrJackLewis 1 Jul

    UK needs to put more money into researching #brain tumours; success rates currently lagging way behind other cancers: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-23085835 …

     

    .     Summer Science ‏‪@summerscience 30 Jun 

All the events at the exhibition here ‪http://ow.ly/mvpC4   includes scientific discussions, live experiments, comedy + family activities
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    .    Summer Science ‏‪@summerscience 1 Jul 

Our first day! We’re open just for school trips during the day but we’ve got ‪#twilightscience for the adults tonight ‪http://ow.ly/mxaLR 
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    .     David Rodigan ‏‪@DavidRodigan 1 Jul 

Today is International Reggae Day 1st July ‪@JamaicaObserver  ‪#Jamaica
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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 1 Jul 

The good, bad and ugly aspects of ‪#neuroscience in the 21st century: ‪http://bit.ly/12yemVT   ‪#neuroformed (yes, I know, I’m at it too..)

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    .    Oxford Neuroscience ‏‪@OxNeuro 1 Jul 

Age of language learning shapes brain structure: A cortical thickness study of bilingual and monolingual individuals ‪http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0093934X13001120 …
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    .    Media Guardian ‏‪@mediaguardian 30 Jun 

TV commissioning is just a bad joke ‪http://gu.com/p/3hvdx 
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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 28 Jun 

Glastonbury theme part 1: RT ‪@VICEUK: The science behind what you see when you’re tripping on hallucinogenics: ‪http://bit.ly/13bMv5f 

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    .    Richard Wiseman ‏‪@RichardWiseman 28 Jun 

Ok, this is getting ridiculous. My new YouTube video has had 6.5 million views in 3 days ‪http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXfIRHoJu-o …
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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 28 Jun 

This NHS blog is brilliant – it suggests taking reports that chips are as addictive as heroin – with a pinch of salt: ‪http://bit.ly/18iKXYe 

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 28 Jun 

Glymphatics; a lymphatic-like disposal system controlled by glial cells – elegant solution for dumping brain waste: ‪http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/06/130627142402.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Latest+Science+News%29 …

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 28 Jun 

Fascinating new perspective on Alz’s – may simply be matter of inefficiencies in waste removal system: ‪http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/06/130627142402.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Latest+Science+News%29 … ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Dr Richard Roche ‏‪@RRocheNeuro 28 Jun 

It’s the last day for early bird registration & abstract submission for Neuroscience Ireland’s 2013 conference – ‪http://neuroscienceireland.com/nsi-conference/2013conference/ …
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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 28 Jun 

Live in the SE? If U have a cardiac arrest -once paramedics resuscitate U, they may well chill UR brain: ‪http://bbc.in/1ctThlk  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Mike Larsen ‏‪@Marleybonez 28 Jun 

Woman’s ‘Foot Orgasm’ Is First Known Case  ‪#Science ‪http://www.livescience.com/37828-foot-orgasm-syndrome-report.html …
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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 27 Jun 

Beautiful cartoon summarising history of the ongoing voyage that is makind’s efforts to map the brain: ‪http://bit.ly/10W70zL  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 27 Jun 

More evidence supporting hypothesis (NB NOT proof) that brain training games improve memory in old folks ‪http://dailym.ai/11MZGU1  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Lorenzo Pia ‏‪@lorenzopia 27 Jun 

Irrelevance renders visual information invisible (even if we have resources for processing)

    .    ‪http://lnkd.in/T8fdzc 
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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 27 Jun 

Your daily experiences: reverberating through your brain and visible to brain scans even 24 hours later: ‪http://bit.ly/17EqcXx  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 26 Jun 

I’ve spoken up 4 the DailyMail science desk in the past saying they’ve improved in recent years…I take it all back: ‪http://dailym.ai/14ssVgk 

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 26 Jun 

Power of expectation – touch expectation sufficient4illusion that rubber hand is yours: ‪http://bit.ly/1adUwYY  ‪#neuroformed from ‪@SimonMakin

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 26 Jun 

Why do humans idolise celebrities?Another brain system that served us well in past,now being misdirected: RT ‪@garwboy ‪http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23046602 …

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 26 Jun 

Larger the social group, bigger the brain (proportional to body size, I suspect): ‪http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-23045905 … ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 25 Jun 

RAOK:nice man @ Ethiopian coffee stall in courtyard of St John’s by Waterloo Bridge surprised me w free iced coffee=mutual NucAcc burst 🙂

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 25 Jun 

Using VR environments to assist CBT approaches to helping those with social anxiety develop better coping strategies: ‪http://bit.ly/178DcRF 

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 25 Jun 

I’ve definitely met a few people in my time who were short-changed on left anterior insula grey matter: ‪http://yhoo.it/19lsg7s  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Mo Costandi ‏‪@mocost 25 Jun 

Art installation turns east London house into one big 3D illusion ‪http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-23041236 …
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    .    Cambridge Psychiatry ‏‪@psychiatry_ucam 25 Jun 

Mindfulness can increase wellbeing and reduce stress in schools; Felicia Huppert comments ‪http://www.healthcanal.com/index.php?news=40100 … ‪#psychology ‪#mentalhealth
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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 25 Jun 

Like the concept of brain training? Why not try speed chess?: ‪http://bit.ly/15A3tFb  ‪#neuroformed

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 24 Jun 

Prosthetic device wired into hippocampus (converting short –> long term memories) tested in humans: ‪http://huff.to/11yoiTI    ‪#neuroformed

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 24 Jun 

‪@DemTigerpaw I’m anti-Greenfield paranoia-I believe that tech is neither good or bad for brains. How intensely it’s used is another matter..

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    .     The Atlantic ‏‪@TheAtlantic 24 Jun 

Looking for creativity? Try caffeine. ‪http://theatln.tc/18aGAhW 
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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 24 Jun 

‪@ballantine70 4clarity: I’m no digi-luddite -everything in moderation -tech only poses threat 2brain if it displaces vital mental activities

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 24 Jun 

‪@DemTigerpaw Lol – same thought occurred to me. Not everything I post do I agree with entirely..just putting it out there to catalyse debate

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    .     Nick Wan ‏‪@nickwan 24 Jun 

‪@AliceProverbio ‪@DrJackLewis whoa. The seizure/orgasm descriptions are awesome. Scary and wild.
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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 24 Jun 

‪@ballantine70 my view=books enhances concentration, attention span, info retention.. smartphones don’t: so overuse should be avoided in kids

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    .     Daniel Maier ‏‪@danielmaier 24 Jun 

Have your nut briefly done in by this: RT ‪@lIIusions: Your eyes will color this black & white photo. ‪http://psychoIogy.com/illusionGIF 
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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 24 Jun 

Digital dementia: “Over-use of smartphones & game devices hampers balanced development of brain” Byun Gi-won, Seoul: ‪http://bit.ly/18a7arw 

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 24 Jun 

Nice little synopsis of the many different approaches to brain surgery throughout the ages: ‪http://bit.ly/14kAHch  ‪#neuroformed

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 24 Jun 

‪@DVDwizz probably not I’m afraid.. it augments intact hippocampus.. can’t replace the memory circuits usually removed in such a procedure

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 24 Jun 

Epileptic seizures focused on anterior insula (most probable site) can result in feelings of bliss/connectedness: ‪http://bit.ly/11VskRD 

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    .     BPS Research Digest ‏‪@ResearchDigest 24 Jun 

UK TV alert – BBC Three 9pm “Don’t Call Me Crazy” features patients at the McGuinness adolescent mental health Unit ‪http://ow.ly/mjDea 
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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 21 Jun 

Feeding probiotics to boost ‘good’ gut bacteria seems to impact upon emotion centres of human brain (not just rats): ‪http://huff.to/17Va1Er 

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 21 Jun 

‪@matthewherper Given that you just posted that on Twitter… am I right to assume that’s a rhetorical question…?

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    .    Sanjay Srivastava ‏‪@hardsci 21 Jun 

The mind IS the brain. Just like math is calculators.
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    .    The Atlantic ‏‪@TheAtlantic 21 Jun 

The perils of distracted parenting: Why you should talk to your baby instead of texting your friends ‪http://theatln.tc/13D6N4j 
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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 21 Jun 

I still love this article about the impact of gut bacteria on mood, stress response and pain perception: ‪http://bit.ly/PLGBjN  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 21 Jun 

‪@GrahamCLDavey … presumably it would follow that “wife-material” would have a strong jaw line, deeper voice and strong arms?

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 21 Jun 

”Rationality by itself would be overwhelmed & directionless were info not emotionally tagged for significance” Coates et al (2010) PhilTrans

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 21 Jun 

Oooh I do love an ultrahigh resolution 3D brain constructed via painstaking process of thinly slicing a human brain: ‪http://bit.ly/14Mq58z 

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 20 Jun 

Pentagon gets serious about better understanding traumatic brain injury by setting up a brain bank: ‪http://bit.ly/11Q534o  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Scott Brenman ‏‪@Brenman_Scott 20 Jun 

New Blog-Post: “Do we need space from the Facebook soap opera?”,partly inspired by a talk last week from ‪@DrJackLewis ‪http://wp.me/p3CZjo-1a 
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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 20 Jun 

What’s personality got to do with the putative link between madness and creative genius? ‪http://bit.ly/yIkxhf  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Guardian Science ‏‪@guardianscience 20 Jun 

Walter Murch: searching for the sound of the God particle ‪http://gu.com/p/3gm8g/tf 
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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 20 Jun 

If we do go cyborg 1 day I’ll bet we’re plugged into our computerised prosthetics using carbon nanotubes like these: ‪http://bit.ly/1bY2C4F 

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 20 Jun 

Happy?Sad?Angry?Disgusted?Contraversial study identifies specific emotions via fMRI activation patterns: ‪http://nbcnews.to/12bUA2e  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 19 Jun 

”..learn something there’s a physical change in brain..[what]..gets changed is distribution of synaptic connections”: ‪http://bit.ly/1037ovs 

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    .    Justin Kiggins ‏‪@neuromusic 19 Jun 

”Retrogenese – A Stop Motion Tale of Alzheimer’s Disease” ‪http://j.mp/17WyNnD 
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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 19 Jun 

That’s a relief – it turns out fMRI gives a pretty good picture of anatomical and functional connectivity after all: ‪http://bit.ly/10xTe83 

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 19 Jun 

Would you go bionic? And if you would, should you? ‪http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/jun/16/observer-editorial-biotechnology-ethics … ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 19 Jun 

Good at doing accents /impressions of famous people? New fMRI study illustrates how your brain does it: ‪http://bit.ly/17Wc9vB  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 18 Jun 

Eye tracking captures eye movement patterns –> tell-tale signs about an individual’s model of world: ‪http://bit.ly/12GyHOL   ‪#neuroformed

     

    .    The Mental Elf ‏‪@Mental_Elf 18 Jun 

Is Big Pharma medicalising normal human behaviour, to sell more drugs and maximise their profits? ‪http://thementalelf.net/?p=5720  ‪#DSM5
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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 18 Jun 

Beautifully written&thorough account of what we know about neuroscience of re-writing memories (so far): ‪http://bit.ly/1ajZFxb  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 18 Jun 

Air pollution/autism link. Would pregnant city-dwellers be well advised to stay away from exhaust pipes? ‪http://bloom.bg/18UeR5W  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Roger Highfield ‏‪@RogerHighfield 17 Jun 

How to be a batman/batwoman/batboy/batgirl etc ‪http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23709-echolocating-app-will-let-you-map-a-room-with-sound.html#.Ub9oQRbU70c …
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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 17 Jun 

@nawabbas That’s very nice of you to say. But there are an awful lot of great neuroscientists out there. All I do is spread the word!

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    .    Abbas Ahmad ‏‪@MrAbbasAhmad 16 Jun 

‪@DrJackLewis The best neuroscientist ever :)
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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 17 Jun 

Obesity related memory impairment reversed by dieting;brain changes commensurate with improved encoding: ‪http://bit.ly/14Gtg1l  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 17 Jun 

Investigating the impact of environmental noise on brain activity during sleep: ‪http://bit.ly/19JqwnM  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Aneka Hindocha ‏‪@AnekaH 13 Jun 

Thank you for a great talk today ‪@DrJackLewis really enjoyed it!
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    .    Scott Brenman ‏‪@Brenman_Scott 14 Jun 

‪@DrJackLewis Thanks for the great talk y-day! Any chance you could send me the source for the study on heavy media consumption/distraction?
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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 14 Jun 

Research conducted@ DukeUni in US indicates that intense video gaming can improve visual working memory: ‪http://bit.ly/11EQu3w  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 14 Jun 

‪@Brenman_Scott Here’s that reference you were after.. Ophir et al 2009 PNAS:

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 14 Jun 

‪@Brenman_Scott what happens to you all the time?

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 14 Jun 

‪@Brenman_Scott follow me and I’ll send you the reference, thanks for the positive feedback

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 14 Jun 

‪@Brenman_Scott sure..no problem..let me dig it out..glad2C someone was paying attention!Very rewarding..I routinely set expectations low 😉

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 14 Jun 

Good2c neuroscience starting 2take personality into account rather than assuming all brains process rewards same way: ‪http://huff.to/18DKUqO 

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 14 Jun 

In decade or so trial&error approach2treating depression may be supplanted by brain scan-informed choice ‪http://n.pr/10fDAhp  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 14 Jun 

Although, to be fair, we never used the neural networks in our petri dishes to control robots: ‪http://bbc.in/13IPoFG   ‪#cyborgsarecomingsoon

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 14 Jun 

This article makes it sound like building neural networks in vitro is new – I was doing that in 1999: ‪http://bbc.in/13IPoFG  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 14 Jun 

‪@chiarapelizzari She would say that wouldn’t she! Unisex take out: impact of any gift is increased when it’s given at unexpected time/place

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 13 Jun 

Anyone played Lumosity on iPhone or Brain Trainer / Mind Games on Android? ‪http://nyti.ms/195f571  …good, bad, ugly? ‪#timetogetanewsmartphone

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 13 Jun 

‪@AnekaH I’m glad the technical hiccup didn’t ruin the overall effect. Thanks for the positive feedback. Glad you liked it!

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 13 Jun 

NHS says don’t stop playing football – specifically, heading footballs – on account of one piddling little study: ‪http://bit.ly/11vVzdB 

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    .    Neuroscience nw ‏‪@Neurosciencenw 13 Jun 

Neuroscience in Marketing – Delving Into the Consumer’s Brain – Brain Blogger (blog) ‪http://dlvr.it/3WDNJl 
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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 13 Jun 

Investigating the impact of socioeconomic status on brain development from childhood through 2adulthood: ‪http://bit.ly/1bzjz53  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 12 Jun 

Nice little article in the LA Times giving some insight into what it feels like to use a brain computer interface: ‪http://lat.ms/172m5UN 

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 12 Jun 

Mind-blowingly interesting start to Imperial’s ‪#pday symposium about effects of psychadelic drugs on ‪#brain Thanks ‪@profdavidnutt for invite

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 11 Jun 

On the impact of allowing technology to constantly interrupt your thinking: ‪http://nyti.ms/15akv20   ‪#neuroformed

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    .    PZ Myers ‏‪@pzmyers 11 Jun 

Jonah Lehrer: he’s baaaaack: Lehrer has landed a new book deal. This has sparked justifiable disgust: Maria Ko… ‪http://bit.ly/18suxgD 
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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 11 Jun 

Lovely idea: singing groups4people w/ dementia; motivating social re-connection, recall of “forgotten” tunes’ lyrics: ‪http://bbc.in/1brIEiy 

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 11 Jun 

Everything in moderation. Including headers: ‪http://bit.ly/16Yxc13  So next time a ball’s crossed in from the wing-let someone else head it!

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 10 Jun 

‪@NelioAFC hope you enjoyed .. great audience.. a room full of business people can struggle to focus for a solid hour.. you lot were diamonds

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 10 Jun 

‪@DanielfBritt sorry mate,wasn’t checking Twitter feed whilst I was speaking..wish I had been cos it would have been funny2give U a shout out

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 10 Jun 

‪@RickVoropayev thank you – glad you enjoyed it!

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 10 Jun 

Another day another talk. I do particularly enjoy school ones..shaping beliefs about brains sooner rather than later ‪pic.twitter.com/5NqC0qt2FB

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 10 Jun 

Is it breast milk itself that promotes white matter growth? ‪http://bit.ly/13sGqw7  Or is it being pressed comfortingly against mum’s bosom?

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    .    Ebony ‏‪@ebonical 10 Jun 

Completely distracted by pulsing magnifying glass in Skype’s latest version search box. I cannot stop staring at it. SKYYYYPE!
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    .    Derren Brown ‏‪@DerrenBrown 10 Jun 

Interesting… RT ‪@philosophybites: Is cloud computing a trap? ‪http://m.guardian.co.uk/technology/2008/sep/29/cloud.computing.richard.stallman?CMP=twt_gu … ‪@guardiantech

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    .    myprefrontalcortex ‏‪@myprefrontal 10 Jun 

good luck Mr. Snowden, good luck… ‪http://goo.gl/aMZhi  ‪#NSA ‪#CIA ‪#PRISM
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    .    Michael Hogan ‏‪@michaelhogannui 10 Jun 

New from our lab: The interactive effects of physical fitness and acute aerobic exercise on coherence and cognition ‪http://buff.ly/11nWSeH 
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    .    Jon Sutton ‏‪@jonmsutton 10 Jun 

50 dangerous things you should let your children do: Interesting comment on my ‪@dadprideblog post ‪http://ow.ly/lS0aE 
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    .    Wired UK ‏‪@WiredUK 10 Jun 

Bayes’ theorem: its triumphs and discontents ‪http://bit.ly/1638HvP 
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    .    Louis Rothschild ‏‪@LRothschildPhD 10 Jun 

No Learning Without Feeling ‪http://nyti.ms/11MVrpW 
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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 10 Jun 

The intense pleasure we take from music seems to be closely related to anticipating what’s coming next: ‪http://nyti.ms/127pE9a  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 9 Jun 

RIP Iain (M) Banks – I’ve read almost all his books and loved every 1. What a legendary mind. Player of Games was one my all time favourites

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 9 Jun 

Gleick just “honoured the craziness” of Charles Babbage’s 19th C idea that if machines could make clothes/pins they should do arithmetic too

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    .    Roger Highfield ‏‪@RogerHighfield 9 Jun 

Wearing my Information Overload shirt in honour of ‪@JamesGleick (eat your heart out ‪@jimalkhalili!) ‪http://yfrog.com/mo36ojoj 
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    .    Exergasia ‏‪@Exergasia 9 Jun 

‪@DrJackLewis ‪http://www.scienceworldreport.com/articles/7360/20130606/breastfeeding-babies-linked-superior-cognitive-development.htm … for a better link. Thanks for yesterday’s ‪#cheltscifest talk.
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    .     Simon P ‏‪@simon_p_herts 9 Jun 

Great lecture, Life of the Brain by Jack Lewis at great setting, Parabola Arts Centre. ‪#DrJackLewis ‪#CheltSciFest ‪pic.twitter.com/C37VRXfe9T
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    .    Andrea Sella ‏‪@SellaTheChemist 8 Jun 

‪#scienceburlesque Ashley Kent dissolves like with like. Condom. Baby oil. Don’t try this at home folks.
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    .    Jamie Gallagher ‏‪@JamieBGall 9 Jun 

As Sunday dawns a dozen or so scientists rise and ask themselves “did that really happen” ‪#scienceburlesque ‪#cheltscifest
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    .    CABI ‏‪@CABI_UCL 8 Jun 

Whirlwind tour of the brain with ‪@DrJackLewis – fascinating! ‪#CheltSciFest
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    .    Cameron ‏‪@itsclloyd 8 Jun 

Necked my bottle of water by my bed as soon as I woke up this morning thanks to ‪@DrJackLewis – feeling hydrated ‪#BOP ‪#cscsf2013
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    .    Lauren ‏‪@_LaurenOB96 8 Jun 

Okay so ‪@DrJackLewis is the coolest brain biologist i’ve ever seen
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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 9 Jun 

‪@CABI_UCL Glad you found it interesting.. Thanks for sdharing your kind words

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 8 Jun 

Tech itself neither good or bad for brain but how it’s used is. Aleks only checks email 1/day. What of those who check every ping? ‪#webandus

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    .    amy sanders ‏‪@amyplatypus 8 Jun 

‪#webandus how is the web affecting our sex lives? Is the Internet ‘for porn’ as they sang in Avenue Q?
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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 8 Jun 

‪#webandus kicking off in the pillar room at ‪#cheltscifest with great panel discussing our relationship with the web&its xetabytes of content

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    .    Geoff Barton ‏‪@RealGeoffBarton 8 Jun 

Love the way one of our Science teachers corrects a Year 9 student’s understanding of both biology & spelling:  ‪http://twitpic.com/cvyqsr 
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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 8 Jun 

If any of you happen to be at the Cheltenham Science Fest today I have 2 spare tickets for my “Life of Brain” talk at 6.30pm, 1st reply wins

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 7 Jun 

I’m on a train, headed west, en route to the Cheltenham Sci Fest.. feeling very privileged to have been invited to give a talk (Sat, 6.30pm)

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 7 Jun 

Even mushroom clouds can have silver lining – A-bomb enabled discovery that 700 new neurons born daily in hippocampus ‪http://bit.ly/1b9ZD8E 

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 7 Jun 

‪@mocost mos def… Sat will herald the mid-way point in 5 talks in 10 days so week after next should have more time on my hands…

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 7 Jun 

White matter development in certain brain areas boosted 20-30% in newborns fed breast milk exclusively for 3 months: ‪http://bit.ly/14ETWMH 

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 7 Jun 

Ultralow doses of cannabis may offer prophylactic protection against impact of traumatic brain injury: ‪http://fxn.ws/11nr4Yf  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 6 Jun 

Why buy an iPhone case protecting from radiation? There’s no evidence 2 support myth that mobiles are bad for brains: ‪http://bit.ly/18ZO7jI 

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 6 Jun 

‪@stuartsmith ‪@renate ‪@Naked_Pheasant I concur! Great host. Interesting talks. Insightful debates that followed. I thoroughly enjoyed it all.

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 6 Jun 

‪@renate ‪@stuartsmith likewise with the stories of pungent Norwegian delicacies inspiring a love of efficiency… what doesn’t kill us 😉

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 6 Jun 

Neural scars of emotional and sexual abuse: ‪http://ti.me/11haB6M 

     

    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 6 Jun 

Currently sipping tasty beverage that’s perking me up/protecting against ‪#diabetes, ‪#cancer & ‪#dementia: ‪http://nyti.ms/17qp8FK  ‪#neuroformed

     

    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 6 Jun 

‪@ballantine70 Very happy to continue our discussion.. enjoyed it thoroughly.. when’s good for you? Thanks for taking the time to come along!

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 6 Jun 

‪@SamVanTilburgh The slide about how brains process written / spoken words had to be chopped to stay within time. Lets talk more…next week?

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    .    Charlotte Martin ‏‪@charlmartin88 5 Jun 

Fascinating insights on the brain in the digital age from ‪@DrJackLewis at @edelside ‪#EdelEnt

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    .    Matt Ballantine ‏‪@ballantine70 5 Jun 

According to ‪@drjacklewis we are training our brains to potentially become endlessly distrac… Erm what? ‪#edelent

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    .    LaurenceEvans ‏‪@LaurenceEvans 5 Jun 

Unexpected gifts or rewards makes us very happy – friends please note 🙂 ‪@DrJackLewis ‪#EdelEnt

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 6 Jun 

RIP Tom Sharpe. “Riotous Assembly” is still one of my favourite books of all time; shocking/entertaining me into a lifelong love of books…

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 5 Jun 

”LSD:my problem child” by chemist who discovered it: ‪http://bit.ly/11E5ain  Hoping to read it before ‪@ProfDavidNutt‘s P-day debate next week

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    .    Ed Yong ‏‪@edyong209 5 Jun 

Mind-controlled drone ‪http://www.nature.com/news/thinking-cap-steers-helicopter-1.13139 …

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 5 Jun 

Everyone’s invited to my “Life of Brain” talk at Cheltenham Science Festival this Sat, 6.30pm (see p34 of programme: ‪http://bit.ly/1b3uR1l )

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    .    Mo Costandi ‏‪@mocost 4 Jun 

Brain imaging may nab criminals ‪http://bit.ly/1aXF8fz  via ‪@DrJackLewis Or maybe not ‪http://gu.com/p/2jzeg/tw 
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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 5 Jun 

I ran 6km last night for my future brain: ‪http://bbc.in/18RsrWZ  “environmental factors outweigh..impact of genetics in ageing of the brain”

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    .    Nathan Berman ‏‪@NathanBerman 4 Jun 

Looking forward to the @edelside event tomorrow evening with ‪@DrJackLewis speaking… ‘Designing the Future of Entertainment’. ‪#MultiScreen

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    .    Big Think ‏‪@bigthink 4 Jun 

Is big brother watching you? A spine chilling look at the tools that are used to track you: ‪http://bigthink.com/neurobonkers/is-big-brother-watching-you … via ‪@neurobonkers

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 4 Jun 

I [heart] prarie voles; epigenetic changes seem to induce their monogamous behaviour after mating: ‪http://huff.to/18L3DNO   ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 4 Jun 

Here we go again… article on potential of fMRI to catch criminals… ‪http://bit.ly/1aXF8fz  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 4 Jun 

Given barrage of Q’s following my multisensory integration talk at brainstorming session for Nespresso in Lausanne… I think they liked it

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    .    SciAm MIND ‏‪@sciammind 4 Jun 

Smile: You Are About to Lose ‪http://bit.ly/17WdZgM 
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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 4 Jun 

I’ve heard anecdotal reports of severe OCD people faking Parkinson’s to qualify for deep brain surgery, think again: ‪http://yhoo.it/15zWPkO 

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    .    Anita Hall ‏‪@ani2tall 3 Jun 

Inspiration: Neuropsychologist Brenda Milner,  94 and still making new research discoveries about the human ‪#brain.

    .     ‪http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/21/science/still-charting-memorys-depths.html?ref=science&_r=0 …
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    .    Eze Vidra ‏‪@ediggs 3 Jun 

VC Cafe: Sorry, Brands…Your Digital Agencies are Lying to You ‪http://goo.gl/fb/5rZIO 
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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 3 Jun 

Excellent critique of many false promises & pitfalls (plus glimmers of hope) surrounding neuromarketing: ‪http://bloom.bg/15tPVgn  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 30 May 

Nice photos of brains in jars.. in case that does it for you: ‪http://bit.ly/11aCn8Z  … more from me next week… just off to Latvia!

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 30 May 

Positive discrimination in action: German industry giant specifically headhunts autistic people: ‪http://bit.ly/18cgBpQ   ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 30 May 

Smelling salts for those who get carried away when interpreting brain imaging results: ‪http://ti.me/15deXR9  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 29 May 

‪@m_wall No hassle perceived.. In your shoes I’d have been wondering too.. By the end of the summer I should have spun something together!

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 29 May 

Avatars created to embody voice of schizophrenic hallucinations enable people to be free from decades of living hell: ‪http://bbc.in/13izodx 

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    .    Barbara Straubenger ‏‪@straubengerM 29 May 

‪@DrJackLewis ‪@TheAvaverse awsome! (I hear voices too, often…..:-/)
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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 29 May 

Who’d have thought it would be possible to modulate brain activity simply by meddling with gut bacteria: ‪http://bit.ly/18s1g4B  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Alvaro Fernandez ‏‪@AlvaroF 28 May 

‪@DrJackLewis We try 🙂 Btw, we’re equally critical of random brain games and the BBC “Brain Test Britain”) (book in ‪http://amazon.co.uk )
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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 29 May 

Brain training seems much like smart drugs: those that benefit most have brains in sub-optimal state;e.g. chemobrain: ‪http://bit.ly/12Aca3w 

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    .    Guardian Science ‏‪@guardianscience 29 May 

Rise in legal highs is fuelled by drug prohibition | Mike Power ‪http://gu.com/p/3g6qn/tf 
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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 29 May 

Brain microbleeds contributing2 age-related cognitive decline may stem from stiffening in heart’s aorta: ‪http://bit.ly/111HsfO  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 28 May 

SciAm review of book that attempts to cut through neuromyth & neurobollox that surrounds brain training: ‪http://bit.ly/1aulOGu  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 28 May 

Twas but a matter of time -transcranial Direct Current Stimulation now offered in home for $249: ‪http://bit.ly/12eFJv1  ‪#neuroformed ‪#IGTEIT

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 28 May 

Aussie study indicates reduced capacity for neuroplasticity in brains of chronically depressed people: ‪http://bit.ly/10ZAtnN  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Claudia Hammond ‏‪@claudiahammond 28 May 

Why neuromyths still persist in the classroom. ‪#Allinthemind at 9pm ‪@bbcradio4
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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 28 May 

Brain cells created from skin cells from 2 Down’s Syndrome people suggest 60% fewer synapses is key to the condition: ‪http://bbc.in/15d8tBm 

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 24 May 

New insight into why it’s rare to have any memories prior to the age of 3: ‪http://nbcnews.to/16ecYjE  Hippocampus too busy expanding to do admin

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 24 May 

Neural network dedicated to “itch” discovered and is distinct from system that creates sense of pain: ‪http://bit.ly/1aeyUr8  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 24 May 

Brain machine interface used to think into existence an object created with 3D printer: ‪http://bit.ly/13tTLTK  …how underwhelming is that?

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 23 May 

Seemingly unnecessary step of waking up patient during brain op to sing&play guitar actually fine tunes the surgery: ‪http://cbsloc.al/10pLb7R 

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 23 May 

Should suicide be considered separately from depression and other conditions with which it is commonly associated?: ‪http://bit.ly/17GIlCV 

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    .    Neurobonkers ‏‪@neurobonkers 23 May 

A big thumbs up to ‪@danieldennett‘s “seven tools for thinking” ‪http://bigthink.com/neurobonkers/some-good-rules-for-life-in-general … catch him on Tues at ‪@FestivalofIdeas!
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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 23 May 

Caffeine is a bit of a wonder drug – ideas, neuroprotection, anti-cancer… but everything in moderation: ‪http://bbc.in/187yRkp  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Matt Lieberman ‏‪@social_brains 22 May 

Compassion Training: An fMRI Study ‪http://bit.ly/12vc9fD 
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    .    Mo Costandi ‏‪@mocost 22 May 

Dreaming of animals and other warning signs of neurodegeneration ‪http://gu.com/p/3g3xx/tw 
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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 22 May 

Ice cream head explained: ‪http://bit.ly/1a6vOp0  Familiar sensation for ice cream fans & surfers of freezing cold waters alike! ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Cem Yildiz ‏‪@ckyildiz 22 May 

”Curiosity is the engine of education.” – Ken Robinson ‪http://bit.ly/13GmJDk  ‪#TED
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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 22 May 

Glial cells: the brain’s unsung heroes ‪http://bit.ly/14sxLvm  As with all things the main players (neurons) would be nothing without support

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 22 May 

What studying Bonobos can tell us about origins of human morality: ‪http://bit.ly/1181CdE  Review of Frans de Waal’s new book ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 21 May 

Major depression related to disruption of daily rhythms of gene expression (caused by bad sleep habits): ‪http://wapo.st/117ltnx  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 21 May 

Caffeine affects you more than most? On the pill? Coincidence? Oral contraceptives slow blood clearance of caffeine: ‪http://bit.ly/12rehoL 

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 21 May 

Dinosaur brains! ‪http://bit.ly/190Zt5s 

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 20 May 

Euronews clip on Cervorama brain exhibition in south of France ‪http://bit.ly/Z8dgoU   My favourite is EyeballUltrasound2detect brain trauma

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    .    NeuroYoda ‏‪@BraveNeuroWorld 20 May 

To Stave off Alzheimer’s, Stay Hungry? | Dana Foundation Blog:  ‪http://bit.ly/12pfBsn 
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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 20 May 

For The Geek Shall Inherit The Earth. Computer/maths gurus create neural networks to supercharge Google products: ‪http://bit.ly/16DtGbY 

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 20 May 

Are you a “Happy Aspie” -perhaps without realising? Temple Grandin describes boon of tablet tech for those w/ Autism: ‪http://ti.me/13DTmBy 

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 19 May 

‪@ProfDavidNutt – heard about this? Ketamine shows therapeutic benefit in people with treatment-resistant ‪#depression ‪http://medx.cc/288146314 

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    .    Medical Xpress ‏‪@medical_xpress 18 May 

Ketamine shows significant therapeutic benefit in people with treatment-resistant ‪#depression ‪http://medx.cc/288146314  ‪@mountsinainyc
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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 18 May 

Odd but true: ultrasound applied to temple stimulates frontal/temporal brain resulting in improved mood ‪http://bit.ly/10qhZR9  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 18 May 

‪@AmygdaloidSpew Here you go: ‪http://bit.ly/10qhZR9  … thanks for the follow and for getting in touch

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 18 May 

Brain Training Games – given Brain Age 3 is rumoured2b coming out on DS soon I thought I’d better review Brain Age 2: ‪http://bit.ly/14B4Kxd 

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 17 May 

A nice, easily comprehensible and, at times, even amusing account of how transcranical magnetic stimulation works: ‪http://bit.ly/17D2jOV 

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 17 May 

Students using “smart drugs” to boost academic performance is old hat,b4long they’ll be zapping their brains w/ TRNS: ‪http://bbc.in/YNugOY 

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 16 May 

Hideous new weapon uses 1mm wavelength microwaves to heat skin to excruciatingly painful 55 degreesC from a distance: ‪http://bit.ly/17aLQ4d 

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 16 May 

I doubt omega-3 oils really will “reverse damage [to brain] caused by high fats” ‪http://bit.ly/10YGJM2  Will it unclog heart arteries? (No)

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 15 May 

Developing affordable devices to detect brain damage in parts of the world lacking the necessary medical facilities: ‪http://bit.ly/YUhW1v 

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 15 May 

Cambridge Uni’s Ed Bullmore embarks on study tracking changes in teen brain/behaviour as it matures 4better & 4worse: ‪http://bbc.in/ZYlXgx 

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 15 May 

Susan Greenfield loosely describes evidence suggesting modern technology is going 2 end in tears for kids-these-days: ‪http://bbc.in/140qZNn 

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 14 May 

Low anandamide (cannabinoid naturally produced by brain) suggests new route to treat post-traumatic stress disorder: ‪http://bit.ly/10w05sa 

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 14 May 

PintOfScience brings the public together with academic scientists for a boozy chinwag ‪http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-22522359 … Well done Lucy! ‪@pintofscience

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 14 May 

“I like his vision,” Koch says. “The guy has cojones.” Everything you need to know about Markram & his €1Bn brain: ‪http://bit.ly/10PP8Zi 

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 13 May 

Temping agency employees;high level of psychopathic markers:”Psychopaths can’t settle..need to move around, look for new stimulation”! Raine

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 13 May 

Is it possible to spot a murderer from a brain scan?: ‪http://bit.ly/18C4YY8  ‪#neuroethics

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 13 May 

High recreational pill-popping rate makes Australasia great test tube 4 characterising amphetamine/Parkinsonian link: ‪http://bit.ly/16szQel 

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 10 May 

Neurofeedback: live display of activity levels in OFC (above eyes),enables greater control over anxiety: ‪http://bit.ly/178Ua4y  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 10 May 

Brain areas involved in suppressing movements also activated when we choose to suppress an emotional response: ‪http://bit.ly/12h29Ix 

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 10 May 

Ongoing development of several different new ways of examining eyes for tell-tale signs of brain injury: ‪http://bit.ly/196HOXc  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 9 May 

When computer games end up accidentally becoming ideal virtual labs for conducting important research..: ‪http://bit.ly/13yhJzO  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 9 May 

Will our grandchildren use this kind of brain implant to cheat in their exams, I wonder: ‪http://bit.ly/YHtBk6  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 9 May 

50 shades of laughter, what functions they serve and how the brain distinguishes between them: ‪http://bit.ly/11kg7MM  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 8 May 

Tone deaf? Alas it seems you can’t train yourself around the “functional&structural brain differences”: ‪http://bit.ly/12dRMoH   ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Marc Smith ‏‪@PsychologyMarc 8 May 

Why Lord Winston steers clear of 1st class degrees ‪http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2321056/Lord-Winston-Why-I-dont-employ-students-class-degrees.html …
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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 8 May 

Using fMRI brain imaging to distinguish between alcoholic who are versus are not likely to relapse: ‪http://bit.ly/15p5DNJ  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 8 May 

”reduction in..ability to feel..fear&pain might make..people less concerned about inducing such feelings in others”: ‪http://ti.me/17K2e9A 

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 7 May 

20+% of chronic back pain caused by bacteria, so antibiotics will save thousands from perils of surgery: ‪http://bit.ly/140sOcs  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 7 May 

‪@PinkProgram1 By the way I get the distinct impression that I am talking to a computer algorithm. Are you a biological entity? Or merely AI?

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 7 May 

‪@PinkProgram1 “descendants of” implies that humans have moved on. Go back far enough&we are “descendants of” fish. Are humans fish? No 😉

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 7 May 

What’s the difference (in the brain) between the pain of a broken leg and the pain of a broken heart? ‪http://ti.me/11O2WyK  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 7 May 

Latest progress on creating a real-life Jonny Mnemonic: ‪http://bit.ly/11Q8rgg   Memory chips in animals in 2yrs, human testing in 5-10yrs!

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 7 May 

‪@PinkProgram1 humans are primates not monkeys… but you’re on the right track

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 7 May 

Taking inspiration from brain mechanisms of computation to inform new approaches to cracking artificial intelligence: ‪http://bit.ly/12dhW9X 

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 6 May 

Bad for the heart = bad for the head: ‪http://bbc.in/YtyvBe   Smoking and high cholesterol impacts cognition as young as 35 ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 3 May 

”restricting food intake increases.. reward value of food, particularly high-calorie, appetizing food”: ‪http://bit.ly/154ZYvS  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 3 May 

Imagine not being able to recognise faces, not even your own: ‪http://bit.ly/12sm9VK  For a taste take your lenses out for rest of day…

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 3 May 

Neuroscience+criminal culpability: Did Tumour pressing against Charles Whitman’s amygdala make him kill? ‪http://ti.me/15e0qYW  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 2 May 

Hub of all hormones – the hypothalamus – seems 2 be critical brain structure regulating how fast we age: ‪http://ind.pn/10VRcPA  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 2 May 

Check out the “Who Am I?” interactive exhibition at the London Science Museum in May and June: ‪http://bit.ly/XYRUYn  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 2 May 

I realise I’ve already posted one pro-brain training and retweeted one anti-brain training article today – I’m trying to keep an open mind..

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    .    Mo Costandi ‏‪@mocost 2 May 

Putting brain training to the test ‪http://1.usa.gov/YeP0dY  by ‪@comadork et al: “no evidence… for transfer effects to untrained tasks”
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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 2 May 

Having a rough day? Having a bad day? Former activates brain areas involved in “sense of texture” more than latter: ‪http://n.pr/18eqaDe 

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    .    Vaughan Bell ‏‪@vaughanbell 2 May 

Fascinating blog on poetry, neuroscience and their intersections ‪http://is.gd/hsUUQY  by ‪@HelenMort – via ‪@sophiescott
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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 2 May 

Study published in PlosONE suggest cognitive improvements for 50-somethings who play new brain game: ‪http://bit.ly/ZAsO3g  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 1 May 

Nice article from Discovery News on how perception can warp reality, particularly in vision: ‪http://bit.ly/16mae2y  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 1 May 

Nat Geo vs Discovery in Brain TV wars: ‪http://nyti.ms/12lwgeW  Seems like the more popular one actually involves neuroscientists. Makes sense

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 1 May 

Fantastic article about architectural spaces that promote creative thought and/or healing from disease: ‪http://bit.ly/SNvU0o  Thanks Elke!

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 30 Apr 

Newly identified “itch” touch cells in the skin now joined by even newer “stroke”/”massage” touch cells: ‪http://bit.ly/12UfkzY  ‪#neurformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 30 Apr 

Window into minds of the many people who love conspiracy theories (they mainly seem to hate authority): ‪http://bit.ly/ZiujPL  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 30 Apr 

A tale of discovering the brain cells in your memory banks that create imaginary grids to help you know where you are ‪http://nyti.ms/11U2cZk 

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 29 Apr 

It’s not digital technology itself that is good or bad for your brain,it’s the way you choose to use it: ‪http://bit.ly/Yh959R  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    David Wolf ‏‪@DaveWolf141 26 Apr 

‪@DrJackLewis Theory: copy Connectome, get digital twin. Result: Mindclone, a witty ‪#scifi novel on 1st brain-upload. ‪http://ow.ly/koXd7 
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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 29 Apr 

1 day,in the not2distant future,we’ll all be using brain-computer interfaces as if it’s nothing special: ‪http://nyti.ms/10lqrMU  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jon Sutton ‏‪@jonmsutton 29 Apr 

‪@sjblakemore Have you also seen ‪http://www.mysonsnotrainman.com/ 
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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 29 Apr 

Nice BBC interview with Oliver Sacks including original footage of patients that inspired “Awakenings”: ‪http://bbc.in/ZJlEKT  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Brain Blogger ‏‪@BrainBlogger 26 Apr 

You Are What You Eat ‪http://bit.ly/181tiQ7 
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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 26 Apr 

”children whose speed of processing info became slower [aged 8to11] had greater risk of having psychotic experiences” ‪http://bit.ly/15VFhSv 

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 26 Apr 

Genes causing surface of human brain to create folds can be switched on in mouse brains (which are normally smooth): ‪http://bit.ly/11oMiFO 

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 25 Apr 

Enter neurogrid – a computer simulation of only 1 Mil neurons that computes in “real time” (bigger ones take ages): ‪http://bit.ly/14S372h 

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 25 Apr 

Clench with your right fist whilst memorising and left fist whilst recalling for better performance, hmmmmm….: ‪http://bbc.in/17UZJzv 

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 25 Apr 

Keen to do more to keep dementia at bay but already jog 3-4 times per week? Do some weights, apparently: ‪http://nyti.ms/XZsidR  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Capstone Publishing ‏‪@thisiscapstone 25 Apr 

Team Capstone have just had a wicked meeting with ‪@polarbearpirate & ‪@DrJackLewis! So excited about working with these guys.
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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 24 Apr 

Arrival of spring in London inspires short blog on courtship displays; from ‪#neuroformed perspective, just posted: ‪http://bit.ly/11PAFGX 

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 24 Apr 

Inferior temporal neurons respond 2 numerals; discovered with implanted electrodes (but hidden to fMRI): ‪http://ti.me/17NUnpD  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 24 Apr 

Tracking shrinkage of thalamus with MRI may provide useful biomarker to identify Multiple Sclerosis: ‪http://bit.ly/13WVKWz  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 23 Apr 

Why car insurance companies seem to understand brain development better than the US judicial system: ‪http://abcn.ws/11zrKMk  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 23 Apr 

Getting better at predicting future involves training up on what “should” have happened in ideal world: ‪http://bit.ly/14MfpZR  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 22 Apr 

Re: clear comprehensible account of relevance of recent NatureNeuro paper: ‪http://bit.ly/15AWlgJ  Daily Mail 1-0 Wired (Would you Adam it?)

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 22 Apr 

The brain has a search mode: ‪http://bit.ly/XZD6Ld  Is it me, or does this article tell us absolutely nothing? Maybe Daily Mail will clarify

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 22 Apr 

I wonder whether this will live up to potential? ‪http://bit.ly/15BzyRW  Sounds like a great TV to me. Guess there’s only 1 way to find out..

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    .    Kevin Mitchell ‏‪@WiringTheBrain 22 Apr 

So pissed off w/ rhino horn stories lately! Think we can start rumor that poacher testicles have medicinal properties? Should even the odds.
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    .     Neuro Science ‏‪@TheNeuroScience 22 Apr 

Dopamine-producing neurons derived from bone marrow stem cells yield … ‪http://sns.mx/xhoHy7 
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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 19 Apr 

Heathrow volunteer squad. Giving help for free in return for a ripple in the reward pathways and a squirt of oxytocin ‪pic.twitter.com/4q8Vr3RrJK

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 19 Apr 

Thought controlled tablet – that’s more like the 21st century I was sold as a kid: ‪http://bit.ly/13sZ8YT  ‪#neuroformed ‪#In

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 19 Apr 

Saw Stunted Trees Broken Bridges yesterday: ‪http://bit.ly/15qOUsl  – effortlessly weaves together many downstream issues of brain research

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 18 Apr 

Sophie Scott plus cast of excellent show that truly brings implications of fMRI brain research to life ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 18 Apr 

Sophie Scott speaking centre stage after Ytouring’s play “Stunted Trees Broken Bridges” ‪@Pimlico Academy ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 18 Apr 

”The brain is a rhythm machine, producing all kinds of rhythms all the time” Prof. Arthur Konnerth: ‪http://bit.ly/10jfBy7  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Micah Allen ‏‪@neuroconscience 18 Apr 

Great introduction to sleep research ‪http://feedly.com/k/10jKti0 
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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 18 Apr 

Protecting yourself from inexorable lure of multi-tasking myth: 20min chunk/task, email free periods… ‪http://ti.me/15fZQZv  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Naomi Mc ‏‪@NaomiMc 18 Apr 

How to Talk to Little Girls ‪http://huff.to/krcXFv 
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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 18 Apr 

Men are rubbish at reading emotion in a woman’s eyes – not so bad when judging mood in male eyes,though: ‪http://bit.ly/1700h8N  ‪#neuroformed

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    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 17 Apr 

London Book Fair 2013 – publishing seems to be alive and well in the 21st century ‪pic.twitter.com/PwzBsitKJh

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 17 Apr 

Stress (in moderation) is not your enemy -it’s your friend -you’d get little done without it: ‪http://bit.ly/14uAtUK   ‪#neuroformed ‪#Be_A_Ten

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 17 Apr 

Regular physical exercise may mitigate damage done to your brain’s white matter by booze: ‪http://bit.ly/ZYT1ni  ‪#neuroformed ‪#In ‪#Be_A_Ten

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 17 Apr 

..when people are terrorized, “Problem solving becomes more categorical, concrete and emotional” ‪http://ti.me/XPRUvX  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 16 Apr 

Drug trial which aims to improve memory in people with Down’s Syndrome targets GABA inhibition: ‪http://bit.ly/Ygch01  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 16 Apr 

Games that improve working memory transfer to yield benefit in other cognitive abilities: ‪http://bit.ly/118twUm   ‪#neuroformed ‪#BangWozWrong

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 16 Apr 

”Many of these improvements remain over..course of several months, suggesting that..benefits of..training are long lasting” ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 16 Apr 

”The effects generalize 2important domains such as attentional control, reasoning, reading, or mathematical skills” Jaeggi says ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 16 Apr 

Or, just maybe, efficacy of brain training depends on exactly what kind of games you choose to play: ‪http://bit.ly/118twUm  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 16 Apr 

Might we be better off watching documentaries than playing brain training games to improve cognition? ‪http://bit.ly/YKHYmR  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 16 Apr 

Now there’s a surprise; scientific research indicates that men like the taste of beer: ‪http://bbc.in/10XHSW3 

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 16 Apr 

Today my mum congratulated me on one of my blogs; said she liked the way I’d embellished the coitus MRI: ‪http://bit.ly/SvabKr  ‪#awkward

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 15 Apr 

‪@n_ramnani Credit where credit’s due… it was an especially good conference… very high standards from beginning to end… roll on 2014!

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 15 Apr 

One in ten people in their 80’s – the “superagers” – have memories as good if not better than those in their 50’s: ‪http://n.pr/10WYvBl 

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 15 Apr 

”The meeting of 2 personalities is like the contact of 2 chemical substances; if there is any reaction, both are transformed” Carl Jung ‪#In

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    .    Keith R Laws ‏‪@Keith_Laws 15 Apr 

“In science there is only physics; all the rest is stamp collecting” Ernest Rutherford ‪@Neuro_Skeptic ‪@GuyLongworth
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    .    Dr Richard Roche ‏‪@RRocheNeuro 15 Apr 

RT ‪@ldtimmerman: Christof Koch: As brain sci consumes more $, it’s our job to educate policymakers, public abt it. Do intvws, write books.
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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 15 Apr 

Susan Cain describes importance of “restorative niches” in workplace for introverts;if you haven’t yet read QUIET, then do, it’s great.. ‪#In

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 12 Apr 

It is rare to meet a true creative genius… I’m utterly convinced I’ve just spent the last 2 hrs with a genuine visionary! ‪#neuroformed ‪#In

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 12 Apr 

Always thought that the term “increased sensitivity” was code for “easier to get results”: ‪http://bit.ly/14h0GGh  But don’t throw the baby..

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    .    APS ‏‪@PsychScience 12 Apr 

When do you do your best creative thinking? ‪http://on.wsj.com/YAkqjC 
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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 12 Apr 

This disgusts me: ‪http://nyti.ms/Ze6eMY  feel like suing builders for not preventing me hurting myself from banging my head against the wall

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 12 Apr 

Interviewing Irene Tracey about pain imaging: ‪http://cbsn.ws/Zkerfu  revealed -different areas relate to sensory/emotional/attention aspects

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 11 Apr 

How reading on paper compares to reading on screen: ‪http://bit.ly/16UwpbQ   ‪#neuroformed ‪#In ‪#Be_A_Ten

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 11 Apr 

‪@lastminute_com did a great survey on ‪#iSocialButterflies – people who go to many events per night – article in The Metro with my comments

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    .    Science Museum ‏‪@sciencemuseum 11 Apr 

Do you love listening to the radio? Discover how radio has evolved since the first public broadcast in 1922 ‪http://ow.ly/jVcbb 
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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 10 Apr 

Big thanks to all involved in making the British Neuroscience Association’s 2013 Festival of Neuroscience such a resounding success ‪#BNA2013

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 10 Apr 

Amazing colour-coded images of cells in whole brain; without having to chop it into wafer thin slices: ‪http://bit.ly/14XMFMC  ‪#RIPmicrotome

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 10 Apr 

They say never meet your heroes – not always true – just met 1 of mine&he was even more interesting than my high expectations led me2believe

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 10 Apr 

Profs Everitt, Nutt, Illes & Sarhakian just all gave fascinating talks on cognitive-enablers ‪#bna2013

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 9 Apr 

Find ‪@neurocomic doc on Guardian website: collaboration between neuroscientist&artist bringing brain sci2kids&adults

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 9 Apr 

It’s great to see the public engaging with science on wonder street: converting APs into “music of muscles” ‪#bna2013 ‪pic.twitter.com/1FPoZM1nKJ

    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 9 Apr 

Bipolar disorder is often preceded by sleep disturbances so if everyone had smartphone aps measuring sleep-labs may know when best2intervene

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 9 Apr 

You can become accustomed to very few hrs sleep, but too short and it will have an unavoidable negative impact on metabolism and performance

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    .    Anna Zecharia ‏‪@annazecharia 8 Apr 

Irene Tracey on the ‘nocebo’ effect at ‪#BNANeuroFest – researchers lie about removing a painkiller, pain increases: ‪http://m.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/nov/13/nocebo-pain-wellcome-trust-prize …
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    .    Fadel Soliman ‏‪@FadelSoliman 23 Mar 

enjoying watching Susan Fiske’s

    .    Varieties of (De)Humanizing – Divided by Status & Competition

    .    ‪http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f–dDx0q6so …
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    .    Cem Yildiz ‏‪@ckyildiz 8 Apr 

”You can’t break humans down into pixels.” – Susan Fiske ‪#BNA2013 Neuroscience ‪#Quote
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    .    Björn Brembs ‏‪@brembs 7 Apr 

Getting ready to leave for the airport for our session on ‘voluntary action’ at ‪#bna2013 tomorrow. Slides: ‪http://www.slideshare.net/brembs/voluntariness-behavioural-freedom-and-decisionmaking-in-flies …
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    .    Rodrigo Braga ‏‪@RodBraga 8 Apr 

If we hear a violin and oboe playing the same note, most of us can tell then apart.. So pitch isn’t necessary for identification ‪#bna2013
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    .    Jumana Ahmad ‏‪@JJumana 8 Apr 

‪#BNAneurofest ‪#BNA2013 TDCS and TMS can modulate GABA & glutamate, affecting learning ability.
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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 8 Apr 

How magic mushroom can help depression. Guardian: ‪http://bit.ly/14WbEAa  Imperial: ‪http://bit.ly/ZJdyvT  Spot the difference? (Imp=correct)

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 7 Apr 

A special thank you to @MyScriptQuotes for some brilliant camera work today!

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 7 Apr 

Got some amazing interview with top neuroscientists at the BNA2013 conference today. Thank you to everyone who agreed to be interviewed..

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 5 Apr 

Using MRI to know what people are dreaming is cool: ‪http://bbc.in/14HjoWq  Inducing specific dreams would be even cooler; ever read Vurt?

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 5 Apr 

After all this time thinking amyloid plaques of Alzheimer’s=cause, might actually turn out to be involved in defence: ‪http://bit.ly/11uIR2l 

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 5 Apr 

If you can’t stick a silicon chip into a human cell what do you do? Build computer circuits out of cellular material: ‪http://bit.ly/14rrhz4 

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 5 Apr 

‪#ff People I find myself retweeting an awful lot (cont.) ‪@GrahamCLDavey ‪@edyong209 ‪@sciencebase ‪@guardianscience ‪@NatureNews ‪@RogerHighfield

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 5 Apr 

Brain re-construction of 7M year old skull suggests it belongs to human ancestor;just after we split from chimp line: ‪http://bit.ly/ZDsFXH 

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 5 Apr 

‪#ff These are those I RT most often: ‪@MillerLabMIT ‪@mrccbu ‪@marklythgoe ‪@utafrith ‪@neuroghetto ‪@mocost ‪@DrEscotet ‪@RRocheNeuro ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Earl K. Miller ‏‪@MillerLabMIT 5 Apr 

Automatic Do-Not-Disturb Measures Your Brainwaves to Know When You’re Busy

    .    ‪http://gizmodo.com/5993631/automatic-do+not+disturb-measures-your-brainwaves-to-know-when-youre-busy …
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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 4 Apr 

Following previous hunches: ‪http://bit.ly/fN64jd  role of glutamate in schizophrenia now backed by genetic evidence: ‪http://bit.ly/14PJgj8 

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    .    Guardian Tech ‏‪@guardiantech 4 Apr 

Forget me not: campaigners fight for control of online memories ‪http://gu.com/p/3eqc9/tf 
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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 4 Apr 

Imagine having full colour vision in the dead of night (oh to be an ancestral tarsier): ‪http://nyti.ms/10B8TgD 

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 4 Apr 

‪@alisonrevitt I think Keirsey Temperament Sorter is over-rated and Big 5 is under-rated. Read Susan Cain’s “Quiet” re: adv’s of introversion

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 4 Apr 

Combining stroke risk measure with brain imaging to detect dementia proteins more accurately plots cognitive decline: ‪http://bit.ly/17dR2Ts 

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    .    CognitionandBrain ‏‪@mrccbu 4 Apr 

Memory strategy may help depressed people remember the good times ‪http://www.mrc-cbu.cam.ac.uk/blog/2013/04/memory-strategy-may-help-depressed-people-remember-the-good-times/ …
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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 3 Apr 

‪@alisonrevitt depends which system they use… some are over-hyped… others can be very useful as a rough guide… all are imperfect

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 3 Apr 

How can you tell the degree to which someone is extraverted &/or neurotic? Just give them a good sniff: ‪http://bit.ly/10qbU5S   ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 3 Apr 

Figuring out who the person in the fMRI scanner is thinking about (their personality type anyway): ‪http://bit.ly/12r6YSE 

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 3 Apr 

If differences between male & female brains float your boat – go ahead & gorge yourself on the latest: ‪http://bit.ly/10wjISI  ‪#neuroformed

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 2 Apr 

There’s plenty for the public to do at BNA2013 at the Barbican next week (starting Sunday 7th) ‪http://londonist.com/2013/04/wonder-art-and-science-on-the-brain-at-barbican.php …

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 2 Apr 

The McFetish sculpture installation in the Tate Britain provides plenty of food for thought… ‪pic.twitter.com/jGFXJ4AD1H

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 2 Apr 

The lift up to the 40th floor of Heron Tower scares me to death everytime… ‪#sillyplaceforameeting ‪pic.twitter.com/8M036oQQ4p

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    .    Sarah-JayneBlakemore ‏‪@sjblakemore 1 Apr 

My lab is carrying out a Live Science experiment at the London ‪@sciencemuseum this month. Come and take part in the Who am I? gallery!
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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 29 Mar 

People who engage in prosocial behaviour enjoy psychological benefits;sense of belonging protects against depression: ‪http://bit.ly/WTGncd 

     

    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 29 Mar 

I read ‪@claudiahammond‘s book TimeWarped last week – a good read; covering novel ground in great style: ‪http://ind.pn/YOv0zM  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 29 Mar 

New series “Brain Games” starts on Nat Geo on 22nd April: ‪http://yhoo.it/ZDldz8  …sounds like it could be a good ‘un ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Uta Frith ‏‪@utafrith 29 Mar 

Chilling. Low ACC activity a marker for persistent antisocial behavior? Predicts rearrest in adult offenders. ‪http://bit.ly/10mKmNk 
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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 29 Mar 

Good Friday has got off to a great start with a healthy dose of NeuroLinguistic Processing bashing: ‪http://bit.ly/kYnJG  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Indie Neuroblogs ‏‪@neuroghetto 29 Mar 

Neuro-Linguistic Programming – the 1970s neurobollocks that just refuses to die ‪http://bit.ly/ZGBtQ3 
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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 28 Mar 

My new favourite word: AMBIVERT – a person who is neither extremely extraverted nor introverted ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 28 Mar 

Giving to charity increase activity in reward pathways of the brain, even more so when others witness the generosity: ‪http://bit.ly/WTGncd 

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 28 Mar 

Critical brain changes that led to great apes diverging from old world monkeys &us humans to end up dominant primate: ‪http://yhoo.it/ZBYvYc 

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 28 Mar 

Guardian’s neurophilosopher Mo Costandi writes his 1st book: ‪http://bit.ly/10TQCP6  Consistently brilliant journalism = must be a good read!

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 27 Mar 

Why would one human help another when there’s no chance of getting anything in return? ‪http://bit.ly/WTGncd  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 27 Mar 

Odd that everyone felt that they needed to film it-why do we feel the urge to put posterity ahead of live experience? ‪pic.twitter.com/uuWuHH0soP

    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 27 Mar 

Why do we yawn? To cool brains in anticipation of an important event! ‪http://bit.ly/SKi2WL  (yawning is catching to synchronise the group)

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    .    The Independent ‏‪@Independent 27 Mar 

”Don’t leave sex education to porn stars” says ‪@archiebland ‪http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/dont-leave-sex-education-to-porn-stars-8550154.html …
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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 27 Mar 

If the concrete jungle is stressing you out some “soft fascination” may be in order-take a stroll in your local park: ‪http://nyti.ms/10h7mxe 

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 26 Mar 

In advance of tonight’s ‪@Vinspired awards I’ve published an article on my blog about brain benefits of volunteering: ‪http://bit.ly/WTGncd 

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 26 Mar 

During the last TV series I filmed, a contributer had a migraine during an EEG exp – clearly visible in the heatmap!: ‪http://fxn.ws/X8qlwv 

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 26 Mar 

Is central nucleus of amygdala the root of all anxiety? Can this area be re-trained to ameliorate anxiety disorders: ‪http://www.news.wisc.edu/21617 

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    .    Callum Wood ‏‪@callumwood90 22 Mar 

‪@DrJackLewis Please RT my survey on military neuroethics! Hopefully your followers find it interesting! Thanks! ‪http://survey.liv.ac.uk/mindwars 
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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 25 Mar 

How current trends in use of brain computer interface technology might affect future societies, policies & culture: ‪http://slate.me/10cboan 

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 25 Mar 

”circuitry involved in emotion&higher-order decision making..hyperactivated in [those] with family history of schiz.” ‪http://bit.ly/10crwZk 

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 25 Mar 

New MRI-guided procedure for Parkinson’s deep brain implants is quicker & removes need to wake pt up during surgery: ‪http://fxn.ws/X3BlLE 

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 25 Mar 

Automatic Pilot. F1 driver Lewis Hamilton demonstrates power of dorsal striatum by going to pit stop of former team: ‪http://bit.ly/YxLE9O 

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 28 Feb 

Chatting on phone whilst driving reduces visual activation when turning across path of oncoming traffic: ‪http://bit.ly/YIBt24  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 28 Feb 

I can’t wait2get my hands on Daphne Bavelier’s new Nature paper “Brain training: games that do you good” ‪http://bit.ly/Va7OyN  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    BBSRC ‏‪@BBSRC 28 Feb 

Adding seaweed extract to ‪#foods can boost ‪#fibre content & ‪#weightloss: DRINC-funded research @NewUniPress ‪http://ht.ly/i7QBu 
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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 27 Feb 

‪@LibertyLndnGirl Wow! Like manna from heaven. Thank you for sharing your ideas so generously. I feel truly inspired.

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 27 Feb 

EEG network analysis on autistic brains reveals clues as to why they struggle to integrate information: ‪http://bit.ly/XG6bFT  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 27 Feb 

When your body finally gives up the ghost your brain could live on in a jar; given that neurons can outlive the body: ‪http://fxn.ws/YV4Lr0 

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 27 Feb 

Re-programming existing brain cells to re-route down damaged spinal cords may be possible after all: ‪http://bit.ly/YyChSU  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 26 Feb 

If exercising body is good for brain, then doing brain teasers while exercising body is even better: ‪http://bit.ly/WfcNdH  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 26 Feb 

Why a “Memristor” has more in common with a synapse than a conventional computer chip: ‪http://bit.ly/Wd3j8s  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 26 Feb 

Book proposal writing is so much more productive, efficient and rewarding when undertaken with a co-author than alone ‪#greaterthansumofparts

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 26 Feb 

”If we want things to stay as they are, things will have to change” Giuseppe di Lampedusa [The Leopard] ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 26 Feb 

Babies listen 2what you’re saying beyond the womb, which is why I often talk directly into pregnant friends’ bellies: ‪http://bit.ly/Xxk38t 

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    .    Karen Weeks ‏‪@karenweeks1969 25 Feb 

‪@DrJackLewis great read at gym with my disco beats THANKS !!
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    .    Mo Costandi ‏‪@mocost 25 Feb 

‪@DrJackLewis Same goes for depression – they can spend months repositioning the electrodes to hit the right spot ‪http://bit.ly/QrNvtM 
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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 25 Feb 

‪@mocost Many thanks for directing towards that link… fascinating stuff

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 25 Feb 

‪@jgilleen I thought the days of the “chlorpromazine approach” to brain intervention were behind us…

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 25 Feb 

Gyms of the future should combine high tempo music with brain teasers – to exercise both body and mind: ‪http://bit.ly/WfcNdH   ‪#neuroformed

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 25 Feb 

‪@mocost What about depression? Surely they had a game plan at least? Or do they just dig around until the patients start grinning?

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 25 Feb 

Isn’t it a bit odd2treat OCD w/deep brain implants 1st &then figure out how it actually works later on?: ‪http://bit.ly/Xv0fCr  ‪#neuroformed

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 25 Feb 

How certain brain cells survive stroke by going into protective lockdown when blood supply is cut off: ‪http://bbc.in/Yr708H  ‪#neuroformed

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 22 Feb 

Just posted – what high tempo music does to the brain to enable a longer, harder, faster workout: ‪http://bit.ly/WfcNdH  ‪#neuroformed

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 22 Feb 

Functional near infrared spectroscopy headsets monitor the brain to track cognitive load: ‪http://bit.ly/12Ob5r4  ‪#neuroformed ‪#BeAThen ‪#In

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 22 Feb 

Posit tailors brain training to suit tastes of schizophrenic people, games that improve their cognition: ‪http://bit.ly/11Z7hnE  ‪#neuroformed

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 21 Feb 

If 1 electrode really sends ACCURATE feedback re: meditation quality2ur smartphone -I would be stunned: ‪http://prn.to/1363R1D  ‪#neurotwaddle

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 21 Feb 

St Thomas Hospital/KCL to do MRI study tracking foetal brain development whilst floating in mum’s womb! ‪http://bit.ly/13lG9tS   ‪#neuroformed

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 21 Feb 

Speech: 1 group of neurons controls the lips another group the tongue, but why 2 groups for the larynx? ‪http://bit.ly/ZhC09Z  ‪#neuroformed

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 20 Feb 

Moles (as well as rats and sharks) can smell in stereo,helping them to locate tasty morsels quicker: ‪http://nyti.ms/XoLlKR  ‪#neuroformed ‪#In

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    .     Mo Costandi ‏‪@mocost 20 Feb 

Critiques of connectomics by ‪@bradleyvoytek ‪http://bit.ly/ikqIy5  and myself ‪http://gu.com/p/3at3x/tw 
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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 20 Feb 

The secret to being happy it to always be on the move,but not too rushed all the time,allegedly: ‪http://bit.ly/YDMMFg  ‪#neuroformed ‪#BeATen

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    .     Kevin Mitchell ‏‪@WiringTheBrain 20 Feb 

Wow! Zuckerberg, Brin and Milner join forces to establish most lucrative prize in the history of science: ‪http://bit.ly/133OqqD 
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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 20 Feb 

Dolphins sleep 1 side of the brain at a time. Seals can do this in water2,but both sides sleep together when on land: ‪http://bit.ly/12IGyv1 

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 19 Feb 

Fresh tidbit of recently published neuropolitical twaddle,in case you fancy blaming ur voting preference on ur brain: ‪http://ti.me/11SCwkd 

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 19 Feb 

Whilst on topic of mapping the brain.. nice 2 see USA worrying about losing edge in this race to Europe, for once!: ‪http://bit.ly/UDoAGt 

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 19 Feb 

Nice video of BBC reporter getting a tour of most important white matter pathways through his own brain: ‪http://bbc.in/Yfu71C  ‪#neuroformed

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 15 Feb 

I contributed to a BBC World Service (radio) programme on open plan offices. It’s on tonight @ 19:32GMT: ‪http://bbc.in/129BZEU  ‪#neuroformed

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 15 Feb 

Finally someone puts Markram’s uber-expensive Human Brain Project into perspective: ‪http://bit.ly/XF1wH2  Thank you ‪@edyong209 ‪#neuroformed

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    .     Wellcome Trust ‏‪@wellcometrust 15 Feb 

Thanks for all your ‪#mindtunes suggestions – a great eclectic mix! Keep them coming. You’ll hear them @ ‪#wonderseason ‪http://wellc.me/12OPWwB 
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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 15 Feb 

Prions (made infamous by mad cow disease) play a vital role in neuroplasticity and myelin maintenance: ‪http://bit.ly/WrpcNO   ‪#neuroformed

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    .     Dr Richard Roche ‏‪@RRocheNeuro 15 Feb 

RT ‪@mocost Chimpanzees have faster working memory than humans ‪http://ind.pn/VVbLZK  by ‪@SteveAConnor, w/ video
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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 15 Feb 

Brain implant enables rats to see infrared light as well as visible wavelengths: ‪http://bbc.in/WKIz6j  ‪#neuroformed ‪#BCI

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 14 Feb 

“The fact that magic works is evidence that multitasking doesn’t exist” Steve MacNick, 2013 ‪http://ti.me/XEvBWZ  ‪#neuroformed ‪#BeATen

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 14 Feb 

Mind-ready conversation-like social networking updates more memorable than polished text: ‪http://bit.ly/W5mzPi  ‪#neuroformed

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 14 Feb 

Eric Kandel continues to muscle in on Semir Zeki’s patch with 1st a book and soon a TV series about neuroaesthetics: ‪http://bbc.in/VVCD6D 

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 13 Feb 

Brain changes more profoundly when learning an instrument occurs before vs after 7 years of age: ‪http://bit.ly/WIApLv  ‪#neuroformed ‪#BeATen

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 13 Feb 

Making better decisions. Importance of unconscious brain activity in making the right choice: ‪http://bit.ly/YX14Tp  ‪#neuroformed

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 13 Feb 

Fascinating account of how immune system’s T-cells (in brain sack) can influence ur cognitive abilities: ‪http://bit.ly/VU8xQU  ‪#neuroformed

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 12 Feb 

When it comes to lifelike avatars (i.e. CGI humans) why do they sometimes seem so eerie? The eyes have it: ‪http://onforb.es/XCH8US  ‪#neuroformed

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 12 Feb 

”Nun study” hinted B-amyloid =not key to dementia;this 1 shows vascular brain injury =more likely culprit: ‪http://bit.ly/14OohKZ  ‪#neuroformed

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    .     weswhite ‏‪@weswhite 12 Feb 

It’s Darwin Day and Shrove Tuesday today, so I’m putting nuts and berries on my pancake – it’s a natural selection. ‪#flippindarwin
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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 12 Feb 

Interesting to see how broadly such “good news for the aging brain”-type articles circulate these days: ‪http://cbsn.ws/Z5o8TP  ‪#neuroformed

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 11 Feb 

The (optimistic) impact of increasing brain dopamine on perceived likelihood of nasty things happening: ‪http://bit.ly/12k2Jmb  ‪#neuroformed

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 11 Feb 

Smartphone app reliably reproduces results of dichotic listening test (diff sounds 2 diff ears) outside the laboratory: ‪http://bit.ly/Xp8gZs 

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 11 Feb 

Henry Markram, director of £1Bn Human Brain Project, explains what modelling a ‪#brain on supercomputers will achieve: ‪http://bit.ly/155tgYG 

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 8 Feb 

Looks interesting… Hallucinema Paradiso: How cinema depicts delusions & hallucinations, 17th March, Barbican Centre: ‪http://bit.ly/11sYYQt 

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 8 Feb 

Not long before a little bit of cunning gene therapy enables us to dodge age-related cognitive decline: ‪http://bit.ly/14VDaw2  ‪#neuroformed

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 8 Feb 

Ingenious (experimental) Multiple Sclerosis treatment: skin cells–>stem cells–>baby glial cells 2 re-insulate neurons ‪http://bbc.in/WSU236 

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 7 Feb 

Reasons to not rely entirely on internet for information you used to know by heart #23 Solar Superstorms: ‪http://bit.ly/VXHE0h  ‪#neuroformed

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 7 Feb 

Interesting associations between diet&sleep, not necessarily causal, but worth exploring if u sleep badly: ‪http://bit.ly/X65CaE  ‪#neuroformed

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 7 Feb 

I agree with Mayberg:Amen’s brain scan is just a prop,but if it motivates folk2improve their lifestyle,does it matter?: ‪http://bbc.in/XlApPh 

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 6 Feb 

I wonder if such red/green enhancing glasses might make a person better at spotting ‘tells’ in poker? Hmm: ‪http://bit.ly/UVrhC6  ‪#neuroformed

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 6 Feb 

Clinical trial combining novel brain-cooling technique w/ usual anti-clotting drug to treat stroke increases no of pts: ‪http://bit.ly/11VwOZ5 

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 6 Feb 

Dr Roth’s “evil dark patch”=root of all evil, imaging artifact or just particularly large frontal sinuses? ‪http://bit.ly/14DUm8b  ‪#neuroformed

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 5 Feb 

Larger prefrontal cortices appear to distinguish those who can vs cannot indulge in cocaine without becoming addicted: ‪http://nyti.ms/VASMOu 

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 5 Feb 

‪@Terry_Ryall funk/soul genre..doesn’t sound too dated either..should work for your purposes,but you’re best positioned to make that call!;-)

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 5 Feb 

Having trouble conceiving? Try becoming a sport addict. No, not watching it on telly. Actually doing it: ‪http://bit.ly/11Lw1di  ‪#neuroformed

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    .     Suzi Gage ‏‪@soozaphone 5 Feb 

The phrenology in Django Unchained. ‪http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/blog/2013/feb/05/django-unchained-racist-science-phrenology?CMP=twt_fd … ‪@guardianscience
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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 5 Feb 

Infants raised by squabbling parents have brains that are more sensitive to angry voices,even when asleep: ‪http://bit.ly/Ycw816  ‪#neuroformed

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    .     Richard Harper ‏‪@harpersnotes 5 Feb 

Postdocalypse now (and the Tenure Games), ‪http://www.perlsteinlab.com/blog/postdocalypse-now#.URDAPWGiBsw.twitter … …
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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 4 Feb 

‪@nien1983 have lots and lots of authored papers, book chapters, books on your CV and plenty of experience/ success applying for grants 😉

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 4 Feb 

A beautifully-written account of some of the difficulties associated with having &/or researching autism: ‪http://n.pr/Y4IpCR   ‪#neuroformed

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 4 Feb 

Last night’s ‪#wonders chose critters very well – paramecium for ion gradients, cyanobacteria for origins of sight, scorpions for touch…

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 4 Feb 

Sharpen up your mind, key up your reflexes, improve those reaction times, with….chewing gum?!?? ‪http://ind.pn/XyXoWP   ‪#neuroformed ‪#BeATen

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 4 Feb 

@SarcasmCraze Glad it was helpful. Future-proof yourself:develop expertise in skills that are in demand&in something you’re passionate abou

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 4 Feb 

Feelings of fear,even when amygdalae are absent,only if threat arises from within body (not external cues) ‪http://nyti.ms/XRL02d  ‪#neuroformed

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 1 Feb 

Two brains are better than one.Particularly when you are steering a virtual spaceship via EEG – go Essex!: ‪http://bit.ly/XrsBuX  ‪#neuroformed

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 1 Feb 

Beautiful dynamic images of perceptual information pinging around the brains of simple fishy creatures: ‪http://bit.ly/XYuLkG  ‪#neuroformed

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 1 Feb 

‪@nien1983 Studied audiovisual integration during PhD / post-doc and the climax of my labours was Lewis&Noppeney, 2010, Journal of Neurosci)

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 1 Feb 

Man flu explained by extra temperature sensors in male>female brain (allegedly)& a rant about neurosexism: ‪http://bit.ly/Ypn35a  ‪#neuroformed

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 31 Jan 

Brain training game company Lumosity makes $24M from its 35M members in 2012: ‪http://bit.ly/WTTqIb  ‪#neuroformed

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 31 Jan 

Athletes are extraordinarily good at learning unpredictable complex dynamic visual scenes: ‪http://bit.ly/WDOBBU  ‪#neuroformed

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 31 Jan 

Spoke at a great ‪#STEM careers session at Stoke Newington School today with 3other excellent ambassadors for: maths,engineering and medicine

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 31 Jan 

‪@Terry_Ryall I heard a brilliant funk/soul tune called “you gotta get up and do something” this morning – you should use it as ur theme tune

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 30 Jan 

Its official – Brian Cox is the new David Attenborough as far as the future of BBC Natural History docs are concerned: ‪http://bit.ly/WQgAPM 

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    .     Miguel Angel Escotet ‏‪@DrEscotet 30 Jan 

Sleight of Hand, Sleight of Mind: Illusions, Delusions & the Immune System | ‪#Neuroscience –  ‪http://bit.ly/XjeCHt 
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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 30 Jan 

Giving elderly people a small gift to put them in a good mood improves working memory and decision making: ‪http://bit.ly/Wy2sws  ‪#neuroformed

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 30 Jan 

Memory of events at a certain time versus certain place invoke electrical bursts of differing frequency: ‪http://bit.ly/WwhrqA    ‪#neuroformed

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 30 Jan 

‪@KellsChurch ‪@caratuk Thanks for +’ve feedback Was impressed by calibre of questions (And relieved that only one of them had me stumped!)

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 30 Jan 

‪@alextaubs Likewise – I’m glad you too the time to initiate the discussion. I’ve been wanting to roll out the system I described for ages!

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    .     piece of mind ‏‪@pieceofmindgb 29 Jan 

Hey ‪@DrJackLewis Was good to see you at ‪#betagen not just a Neuroscientist but an all round good person. dont become a stranger :)
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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 29 Jan 

Cracking the retinal code with a view to using silicon devices to bring vision to the blind (R.P.&M.D.): ‪http://bit.ly/TNaPFA    ‪#neuroformed

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 29 Jan 

Brain science podcast covering neuroscience highlights of 2012: ‪http://bit.ly/ZG6HK9  ‪#neuroformed ‪#BeATen ‪#In ‪#vInspired

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 29 Jan 

‪@blessboy09 You too Blessing! Your entrepreneurial endeavours are an inspiration – keep up the good work and good luck with the new business

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 29 Jan 

‪@Terry_Ryall Thoroughly enjoyed working with you over the past 2 days. Great work during today’s radio day. I think we make a dynamic duo!

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    .     Terry Ryall ‏‪@Terry_Ryall 28 Jan 

Your stuff is awesome ‪@DrJackLewis More people should know about it. Good job today ‪#GenBeta. Neuroscience in ordinary speak -love it!
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    .     TED News ‏‪@TEDNews 29 Jan 

10 places where anyone can learn to code ‪http://wp.me/p10512-hK1  Cause it’s not just kids who can learn this valuable skill. ‪#TED
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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 29 Jan 

Why we humans do love to have a good cry sometimes: ‪http://bit.ly/11a5quQ  ‪#neuroformed

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 28 Jan 

@MyScriptQuotes likewise… thoroughly enjoyed our chat. Enlightening in so many ways! Looking forward2 working with you again ‪#neuroformed

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 28 Jan 

Using fMRI scanning2gain better understanding of Tourette’s to help predict which brains will overcome it: ‪http://bit.ly/VJhPke  ‪#neuroformed

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 28 Jan 

Improving quality of sleep improves memory; deep sleep=memories moved from hippocampus (short term) to PFC (long term): ‪http://bit.ly/110Mg5V 

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 28 Jan 

‪@vinspired great to meet you today -excellent work one and all ‪@stooshe ‪@iamwillbest ‪@iammishab ‪@luke11campbell (well done for being golden)

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 28 Jan 

‪@cherryhealey fantastic work guiding fascinating discussion on ‪#GenBeta‘s brilliant prospects if they choose to get ‪@vinspired ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 25 Jan 

More evidence indicating that anorexia involves problems w perception; body looks wider than it really is: ‪http://bit.ly/11WAiim  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Antonia Hamilton ‏‪@antoniahamilton 25 Jan 

Fellowship in Nottingham Psychology ‪http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/currentvacancies/ref/SCI11055 … Great opportunity for postdoc looking for independence & great resources inc fMRI
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    .    Antonia Hamilton ‏‪@antoniahamilton 25 Jan 

Lecturer job in Nottingham Psychology. Great resources for fMRI, autism, mental health & more.  ‪http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/currentvacancies/ref/CE09395S …
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    .    Antonia Hamilton ‏‪@antoniahamilton 25 Jan 

Assoc Prof/Lecturer job in Nottingham Psychology.  Great resources for fMRI / MEG/ ERP/ eyetracking / autism & more.  ‪http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/jobs/currentvacancies/ref/CE10923S …
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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 25 Jan 

These “7 ways to build a better brain” are not new but the point is to remind yourself of the reasons why: ‪http://bit.ly/WUw5Wu  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    New Scientist ‏‪@newscientist 25 Jan 

Dolphins spotted teaming up to try to rescue an injured group member ‪http://bit.ly/Y3ipJZ  ‪#dolphin
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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 25 Jan 

Oooh I do love to read a good neuro-rant: “intellectual pestilence” is such a great turn of phrase! ‪http://bit.ly/SJHWJ1  ‪#neuroformed 😉

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 24 Jan 

Studying science, tech, engineering, maths (‪#STEM) is on the up. Pros/cons of STEM degrees versus others: ‪http://bit.ly/UYPgiq  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 24 Jan 

Given the impact of diet on mood and mental health: ‪http://huff.to/UnC1cc  You should really consider giving this a go: ‪@FarmDrop ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 24 Jan 

& the winners are… 1 Billion Euros over 10yrs divided between brain simulation & graphene superprojects: ‪http://bit.ly/10JYkwN  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 23 Jan 

Could the Integrative Nuclear FGFR 1 Signaling pathway be the rosetta stone for schizophrenia? ‪http://bit.ly/SBRTYQ  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 23 Jan 

1yr olds language development predicted by changes in cerebellum (motor control) and hippocampus (memory): ‪http://bit.ly/Sx5m4m  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 23 Jan 

Picking up baton from Sir Gordon Holmes:exploring wounded brains to isolate areas vital2emotional&general intelligence: ‪http://bit.ly/10pmDeE 

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 22 Jan 

Dangers of the latest designer drugs (and importance of developing the tools to detect them quickly): ‪http://bit.ly/10CZfiA  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Kevin Mitchell ‏‪@WiringTheBrain 22 Jan 

Deconstruction of a neural circuit for hunger – an absolute tour de force, using ‪#optogenetics and pharmacogenetics…

    .     ‪http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22801496 
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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 22 Jan 

Role of gene fusion – consequence of DNA replication accident – in most aggressive form of brain cancer: ‪http://bit.ly/VhyiPZ  ‪#neuroformed

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    .     DanielJordanUK ‏‪@DanielJordanUK 22 Jan 

geeez i love the opportunties being a violinist brings…seriously children if you are studying an instrument…STICK AT IT!very beneficial!

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 22 Jan 

Strange but true: treating any hearing loss promptly may delay onset and slow progression of dementia: ‪http://bbc.in/11NwT5B  ‪#neuroformed

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 21 Jan 

The importance of getting a good night’s sleep for promoting prosocial behaviours (and vice versa!!): ‪http://bit.ly/Ve0inD  ‪#neuroformed

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 21 Jan 

Well balanced blog on the impact of shoot ’em up video games on the brain – everything in moderation: ‪http://huff.to/Sq3Pgc   ‪#neuroformed

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 21 Jan 

‪@Maqualan Hola Fernando, very kind of you to share your thoughts.. so exciting to hear that people are watching in Venezuela! Mucho gusto, J

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 21 Jan 

Mission impossible – genetic tweaking turns differentiated brain cell from 1 subtype to another (in vivo): ‪http://bit.ly/WwRFAj  ‪#neuroformed

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 18 Jan 

Premature babies = smaller brains, but with right post-natal care neurodevelopment can work out just fine: ‪http://bit.ly/13MXmyr  ‪#neuroformed

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 18 Jan 

Rodrigo Quian Quiora – the man who discovered a neuron dedicated to Maradona in his patient’s hippocampus: ‪http://bit.ly/SeCVI7  ‪#neuroformed

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 18 Jan 

Some thoughts on how to not get sucked in by winter sales ‪http://bit.ly/11Ck9yA  (I just don’t go into shops in the 1st place 😉 ‪#neuroformed

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 17 Jan 

The intoxicating influence of the casino environment on perceptions of risk and reward: ‪http://huff.to/Yc585K  ‪#neuroformed

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 17 Jan 

How foods can affect moods via the enteric nervous system (gut’s very own system of 100,000,000 neurons): ‪http://ind.pn/13IuGqq   ‪#neuroformed

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 17 Jan 

Dietary choline during pregnancy shows promise in reducing risk of offspring developing ‪#schizophrenia: ‪http://bit.ly/Ybw2KY  ‪#neuroformed

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 17 Jan 

@uberpatzer Translation: “Some rare people in their 80’s have memories as good as most people’s is in their 50’s and 60’s – now we know why”

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 16 Jan 

More von Economo neurons in anterior cingulate may account4certain octogenarians extraordinary memories: ‪http://bit.ly/X6LNvZ    ‪#neuroformed

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 16 Jan 

‪@GabyMatthewman I know quite a lot about neuroscience-informed mechanisms of overeating,but not so much about undereating..interesting post!

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 16 Jan 

Disorientation often tell-tale sign of Alz because early entorhinal cortex damage may impair “grid cells”: ‪http://bit.ly/WIb27W  ‪#neuroformed

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 16 Jan 

Predictions about future directions for using digital technologies to aid the brain: ‪http://huff.to/VJcsn0  ‪#neuroformed ‪#BeATen ‪#In

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 15 Jan 

A nice little synopsis of recent advances in the acute treatment and long term rehabilitation for stroke: ‪http://bit.ly/W6ZdcQ   ‪#neuroformed

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    .     Micah Allen ‏‪@neuroconscience 15 Jan 

Fisher-Price Synesthesia ‪http://bit.ly/11wIINd 
Retweeted by Jack Lewis

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 15 Jan 

Don’t bribe your kids into good behaviour: ‪http://nyti.ms/UNuBMg  My dad used: “spinach makes you smile” Hard as I tried to prove him wrong…

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    .     David Bradley ‏‪@sciencebase 15 Jan 

A good memory for Face(book)? ‪http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-01/uow-nfa011513.php … ‪#hmmm

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 15 Jan 

Anecdotal suspicions of cognitive decline and memory problems at menopause confirmed by recent research: ‪http://fxn.ws/13yOQUI  ‪#neuroformed

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 14 Jan 

se souvenir (Fr.) – “to remember” ¦ Souvenaid – a milkshake claiming to improve memory in mild dementia: ‪http://huff.to/RSF9N4   ‪#neuroformed

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 14 Jan 

Unlikely-sounding relationship between rainfall and incidence of hydrocephalus (water on brain) in Uganda: ‪http://bit.ly/SxKOtu  ‪#neuroformed

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 14 Jan 

This is your brain on Shakespeare: ‪http://bit.ly/Sss4vs  ‪#neuroformed

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 11 Jan 

I’d love to see an MRI of ‪#langlang‘s brain to take a look at his “omega sign motor cortex” -must be huge: ‪http://bit.ly/UbXALB  ‪#neuroformed

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 11 Jan 

Slowly but surely we’re starting to understand mechanism by which T cells orchestrate their attack on myelin in ‪#MS: ‪http://bit.ly/TP5IT8 

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 11 Jan 

If you want to do something about massive waste of fresh foods: ‪http://bit.ly/WSWmTK  Then get your veggies from ‪@FarmDrop ‪#neuroformed

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 11 Jan 

Premature baby’s brains appear to grow slower due to earlier than usual exposure to breathable oxygen: ‪http://bit.ly/XRXkpF  ‪#neuroformed

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 10 Jan 

Rubbish with numbers? Maybe your intraparietal sulcus needs some Prof Butterworth brain training: ‪http://bit.ly/11gXckd  ‪#neuroformed ‪#BeATen

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 10 Jan 

Desorption ElectroSpray Ionization soon to help surgeons better discern edges of brain tumours: ‪http://bit.ly/13liziW  ‪#neuroformed ‪#cancer

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 10 Jan 

How to promote your EEG-controlled computer game in a noisy exhibition hall w/ 150,000 delegates? Cue inflatable igloo: ‪http://bit.ly/UMnNE0 

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 9 Jan 

Concerns about cognitive enhancers hit world stage: ‪http://bit.ly/UWCce6  I won’t lose sleep over this particular “arms race” ‪#neuroformed

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    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 9 Jan 

Animal studies suggest that brain benefits of exercise wear off quickly-so keep up the new regime: ‪http://nyti.ms/UVluM6  ‪#neuroformed ‪#BeATen

     

    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 9 Jan 

Funny how much more sure non-neuroscientists (like Ray Kurtzweil) are about how brains work than most neuroscientists: ‪http://bit.ly/ZFZzwA 

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 8 Jan 

Virtual autopsies – establishing cause of death without having to cut anyone open, using several scanning technologies: ‪http://bit.ly/VydD5M 

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 8 Jan 

Cox filling Attenborough shoes for ‪#BBC Nature from now on,it seems: ‪http://bit.ly/WtViYa  Perpetual beatific smile, even when petrified 😉

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    .    BrainFacts.org ‏‪@Brain_Facts_org 8 Jan 

Neuroscientist Janet Zadina turned to science to address reading problems in children. Read her full story: ‪http://ow.ly/gB7ms  ‪#teachers

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 8 Jan 

Check this clever visual illusion. How’s it done? My guess: high frequency strobe lighting: ‪http://ind.pn/11bdafO  ‪#neuroformed ‪#BeATen

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 8 Jan 

2clever2survive: unintentionally funny HuffPost article in which neuroscientist argues our big brains are maladaptive: ‪http://huff.to/109Yle3 

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 7 Jan 

To fully understand why TV hosts shouldn’t hand politicians lists of suspected paedophiles – rent this remarkable film: ‪http://imdb.to/wjqw5H 

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 7 Jan 

The inexorable growth of the global market peddling digital products that improve *brain health*: ‪http://huff.to/ZgEqEh 

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    .    Keith R Laws ‏‪@Keith_Laws 7 Jan 

From Mind Pops to Hallucinations ‪http://bit.ly/REFC1J  Our recent paper (free) on Mind Pops in schizophrenia & depression
Retweeted by Jack Lewis

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 7 Jan 

Mind-bogglingly brilliant paper on adolescent depression uniting ‪#psychiatry ‪#psychology & ‪#neuroscience : ‪http://1.usa.gov/UvlbF8  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 7 Jan 

‪@culturengine Real life ‪#neuroforming in action – everything your brain needs to get firing on all cylinders; guinea pigs – I salute you…

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 7 Jan 

(…and I have tremendous staying power when it comes to perservering through even really bad pop science books)

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 7 Jan 

Shrink blogs about gaping flaws in Jill Bolte Taylor’s book -the only pop sci book I couldn’t bear2finish: ‪http://huff.to/XcwUe4  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 7 Jan 

Wellcome Trust launches blog written by variety of neuroscientists to give sense of breadth of research: ‪http://bit.ly/107R2DF  ‪#neuroscience

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 4 Jan 

The age of the cyborg has arrived – get used to it: ‪http://huff.to/YmPvmJ   ‪#neuroformed ‪#neuroscience

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    .    Alexis C. Madrigal ‏‪@alexismadrigal 4 Jan 

Could human enhancement turn soldiers into weapons that violate international law? Yes. ‪http://bit.ly/Z3W3af 
Retweeted by Jack Lewis

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 4 Jan 

‪@nabomita_smiles ‪@gautam_k_ ‪@Chaitanya_13 Thanks for the endorsement… glad you like what you read in my year’s worth of ‪#braintweet

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 4 Jan 

I was inspired to do neuroscience when a magazine like this appeared in my biology A-level lesson in ’95: ‪http://bit.ly/VnFsh1  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 4 Jan 

A surprisingly good article about the impact of digital technology on the human brain: ‪http://on.ft.com/UMgUkj  ‪#neuroformed ‪#neuroscience

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 3 Jan 

Staying focused at work… never heard of David Rock before but these three tips ain’t bad: ‪http://bit.ly/U8i6Qy  ‪#neuroformed ‪#BeATen ‪#In

    .     Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 3 Jan 

Eye blinks activate default mode network & deactivate dorsal attention networks when world is least interesting: ‪http://bit.ly/X2xYkO  ‪#neuro

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    .     Graham Davey ‏‪@GrahamCLDavey 3 Jan 

Let crying babes lie: Study supports notion of leaving infants to cry themselves back to sleep ‪http://bit.ly/VxsTiU 
Retweeted by Jack Lewis

     

    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 3 Jan 

Dopamine: driving consumption, addiction & even motivation – courtesy of the CBC: ‪http://bit.ly/UkCSHj  ‪#neuroscience ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Danny Penman ‏‪@DrDannyPenman 3 Jan 

Kind hearted childred are happier & more popular (BBC) ‪http://ow.ly/gu8nJ 
Retweeted by Jack Lewis

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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 2 Jan 

Time perception influenced not just by memory& attention but also emotional state& dopamine: ‪http://bit.ly/10IOXNv  ‪#neuroformed ‪#neuroscience

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    .    Julia Anderson ‏‪@BioLecturer 2 Jan 

BBC News – Young ‘cannot cope with daily life’ ‪http://bbc.in/S47525  <- I hope all my students know that they can talk to me about *anything*
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    .    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 2 Jan 

A reasonably well-balanced article on aims, abilities&tools of ‪#neuromarketing finds its way in2the press: ‪http://bit.ly/ZRIuAQ  ‪#neuroformed

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    .    Chris Chambers ‏‪@chrisdc77 2 Jan 

This wonderful interview w/ David Attenborough reminds me why he was such an inspiration to me growing up ‪http://www.newstatesman.com/sci-tech/sci-tech/2012/12/david-attenborough-life-measured-heartbeats …
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    Jack Lewis ‏‪@DrJackLewis 2 Jan 

Fructose poor at reducing activity in brain feeding centres (hypothalamus) = stay hungry: ‪http://bit.ly/10KZU10  ‪#neuroforming ‪#neuroscience

     

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  • A Year of BrainTweets – Which is Your Favourite from 2012? by Dr Jack Lewis

    There is an awful lot of fascinating information out there on the internet. But, as we have all experienced, there is also a load of old rubbish to wade through before those nuggets of wisdom come to light. And, in this age of information overload, filtering through the nonsense can be an extremely aggravating experience. Worse still is content that seems, at first glance to be reliable, but in actual fact is merely propagating uninformed opinion, urban myths or dishonest propaganda.

    Social networking sites like Twitter are, in my opinion, a great first step in separating the wheat from the chaff. By following individuals who seem to know their onions, one can monitor those comments that they feel worthy of bothering the Twitter-sphere with for consistency, accuracy and relevance. Better still you might do some research to ensure that they have sufficient experience for their insights to be deemed trustworthy. When a twitterer proves themselves to be a bit of a twot, you can simply unfollow them. When a twitterer proves themselves to be a font of fantastic information you may even go out of your way to visit their twitter page every so often to see what has been getting them excited in recent times.

    A few years ago I decided to go a step further and create the hashtag (#) theme “#braintweet.” Anything that I tweeted with the #braintweet label is a grain of brain-related wheat, in the form of a news article, abstract, insight or quote, that I have taken it upon myself to sort from the chaff. Usually these are newspaper articles reporting neuroscience research to the world at large and which only earn the #braintweet seal of approval when my 16 years of experience studying the brain tells me that the reporter has done their due diligence with research and has understood what they have read well enough to report it accurately, concisely and compellingly.

    I had hoped that others would join me in using the #braintweet theme to label articles, blogs and reports that are worthy of this seal of approval, but it didn’t catch on and after 3 years I’ve decided to switch the tag to #neuroformed short for neuroscience-informed insights. If you wish to keep track of my thrice daily offerings you can follow me on twitter by clicking here.

    Even if you steadfastly refuse to join the fad you can still visit www.twitter.com and either search for @DrJackLewis or the theme “#braintweet” to read the latest brain news filtered by a neuroscientist who has devoted his life to making the breakthroughs in neuroscience understandable and accessible for all.

    In the meantime, please find below a year’s worth of #braintweet action to whet your appetite…

    5 Dec Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis fMRI neurofeedback training enables people to enhance their visual perception: http://bit.ly/TOKVvE  #braintweet #neuroscience #BeATen #In

    5 Dec Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis I wrote an article about #smartdrugs for the huffington post…if you’re interested: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/jack-k-lewis  #bbcscienceclub #braintweet

    4 Dec Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis Stroke deficits cured with surgery that goes in through groin to reach blood clot in brain: http://bit.ly/11tze3O  #braintweet #neurosurgery

    4 Dec Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis “Our..conviction that the world makes sense rests on a secure foundation: our almost unlimited ability2ignore our ignorance” Kahneman, 2011 #braintweet

    4 Dec Marsha Lucas, PhD ‏@DrMarsha Sex tip of the day: Learning how to meditate can boost your sex drive – http://ow.ly/fLDrl Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    4 Dec Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)  ‏@DrJackLewis Elderly people prone to scamming because their anterior insula doesn’t produce “gut feelings” of suspicion: http://reut.rs/R264qI  #braintweet

    3 Dec Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) @DrJackLewis Currently, severe uncontrolled #epilepsy is treated by removing offending area;soon it may just by cooled: http://bit.ly/Yovthn  #braintweet

    3 Dec Graham Davey ‏@GrahamCLDavey A meta-analytic review of the long-term negative consequences of spanking and corporal punishment http://bit.ly/QBVoh5  – Effect is minimal!!

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    3 Dec Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)  ‏@DrJackLewis Superior intelligence and mental illness from the same genetic origins: http://bit.ly/SqnYQQ  #braintweet #neuroscience # psychology #madness

    30 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis MRI of babies moving around in womb = real insight into what mums endure during pregnancy: http://dlvr.it/2YtHMf  #notabraintweet #motherhood

    30 Nov Brain Science new ‏@BrainSciencenew Video of MRI scan shows twins appearing to fight in the womb – New York Daily News http://dlvr.it/2YtHMf Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    30 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis This is why your brain feels foggy when you undergo chemotherapy: http://on.webmd.com/Yd2eOi  #braintweet #neuroscience #psychology #cancer #In

    30 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis Ain’t gonna be no cyborgs without much more of this..engineering 3D brain tissue: http://bit.ly/V9Sqz0  #braintweet #neuroscience #psychology

    30 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis IT HAS BEGUN: Virtual brain “sees” numbers “adds” them up & “writes” down answer: http://bit.ly/St0cEZ  #braintweet #neuroscience #psychology

    29 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis Testosterone patch significantly reduces incidence of lying in men: http://1.usa.gov/11jGQF0  #braintweet #neuroscience #psychology #BeATen #In

    29 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis Studying war wounded gave us insights into brain’s functional specialisation ~100yrs ago: http://usat.ly/U4oTnp  #braintweet #neuroscience

    29 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Synchronise rhythms of your brain with those of a friend – pick up an instrument and jam: http://bit.ly/X38M0F  #braintweet #neuroscience

    26 Nov Alejandro Salgado M Alejandro Salgado M ‏@tiempoasm

    A great article The behavioral pharmacology of hallucinogens http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2247373/ … #pharmacology #behavior #brain #hallucinogens

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    29 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) @DrJackLewis

    If you want to increase levels of growth hormone to get those stem cells making new neurons – go for a run: http://bit.ly/V80rTg  #braintweet

    28 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)  ‏@DrJackLewis

    Feeling down? Focus on improving your sleep (improves most psychiatric symptoms): http://bit.ly/RZJOZQ  #braintweet #psychology #BeATen #In

    28 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)  ‏@DrJackLewis

    Brain’s modular organisation gives Kurzweil hope of reverse-engineering human brain *soon*: http://bit.ly/TsOxab  #braintweet #neuroscience

    28 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) @DrJackLewis

    fMRI data used to identify when person thinks of certain word, regardless of language used: http://bit.ly/U3LaGt  #braintweet #neuroscience

    27 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) @DrJackLewis

    Tantalising similarities between growth of brains,social networks & the universe: http://huff.to/Tq3KJc  #braintweet #neuroscience #psychology

    27 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)  ‏@DrJackLewis

    Difficulties with measuring true as opposed to apparent influence in the digital world: http://tcrn.ch/SSko2V  #notabraintweet #In

    27 Nov Scientific American Scientific American ‏@sciam

    Psychology Uncovers Sex Appeal of Dark Personalities http://bit.ly/10NJoMm

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    27 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Same brain areas engaged during reading regardless of which language is read: http://bit.ly/TZwsvv  #braintweet #neuroscience #psychology

    27 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    White matter connectivity in old age seems to be bolstered by the gentlest of cognitive activities: http://bit.ly/SinSMs  #braintweet #BeATen

    26 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Keeping the brain in mind when you’re food shopping for you and your kids: http://bit.ly/TpDqhb  #braintweet #neuroscience #BeATen #In

    26 Nov Neuropsychology Neuropsychology ‏@neuropsychblog

    If you are a student of the neurosciences or of psychology, then you might be interested in my blog: BrainBlog: http://neuropsychological.blogspot.com/  Enjoy!

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    26 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Evidence that white matter adaptation might mitigate symptoms of mild traumatic brain injury: http://bit.ly/V1fTRf  #braintweet #neuroscience

    26 Nov Psychology News Psychology News ‏@PsychologyNow

    Study Explores Infants’ Skills And Abilities: Infants seem to develop at an astoundingly rapid… http://bit.ly/WQCGoD  #psychology #news

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    26 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    SMOKING KILLS (your brain): http://bbc.in/V71993  Anything that clogs arteries does so in the brain too #braintweet #neuroscience #psychology

    23 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Prevalence of neuromyths amongst teachers: http://bit.ly/QyWmvz  which I do my best to correct: http://bit.ly/zj8ndl  #braintweet #braincoach

    23 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Brain-controlled model helicopter goes into production – my guess is manoeuvers will be highly limited 😉 http://bit.ly/RXi61h  #braintweet

    23 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Foetuses yawning in womb thought to be related (somehow) to brain development: http://cbsn.ws/UhtVBA  #braintweet #neuroscience

    22 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Getting motivated boils down to three things: autonomy, value and competence: http://bit.ly/ThlqGH  #braintweet #psychology #BeATen #In

    22 Nov Psychiatric Times Psychiatric Times ‏@PsychTimes

    Ketamine-Induced Optimism: New Hope for the Development of Rapid-Acting Antidepressants http://ow.ly/fpxtR  http://fb.me/1GtnsR05L

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    22 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Focus shift: colour to orientation = rhythmic oscillations that amplify/supress different sets of neurons: http://bit.ly/TR4C4H  #braintweet

    22 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    New computer chips go back to analogue to create “neuromorphic” circuits inspired by neuronal design: http://bit.ly/UYFBeP  #braintweet #tech

    21 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Pilot study indicates promise for novel therapy of tones derived from brain EEG played back to insomniacs: http://bit.ly/XA6iba  #braintweet

    20 Nov Noah Gray Noah Gray ‏@noahWG

    Assigning a cog task to a particular brain area is like assigning A440 to a particular clarinetist in a symphony just because she played it.

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    20 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    @checkdisout … I did mean it as a compliment. Interesting that your comments triggered an outpouring of love for Berlin (I prefer Hamburg)

    20 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Influence of digital technology on development of adolescent brains: http://bit.ly/Teh1mV  #braintweet #neuroscience #psychology #In

    20 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    It’s not just humans that suffer mid-life crises – our primate cousins are also prone: http://bit.ly/10gXG6T  #braintweet #psychology

    20 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    It’s not just humans that suffer mid-life crises – our primate cousins also go through a dip: http://bit.ly/QsEUsR  #braintweet #psychology

    20 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Taking principle of bugs in perception and applying them to difficulties in human interaction: http://bit.ly/QW4Z3f  #braintweet #psychology

    20 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    IBM computer that mimcks the human brain more closely than ever before: http://bit.ly/SLW9k2  #braintweet #neuroscience #psychology #tech #In

    19 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Feeling down? Well stop staring at your bright TV/computer screen until late at night for starters: http://bit.ly/UQegeu  #braintweet #BeATen

    19 Nov 99U 99U ‏@99u

    How Rejection Breeds Creativity http://bit.ly/WpcLnR

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    19 Nov Cambridge Psychiatry Cambridge Psychiatry ‏@psychiatry_ucam

    Fast-tracking #dementia diagnosis with technology developed by Prof Sahakian at the Dept Psychiatry via @Cambridge_Uni http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/fast-tracking-dementia-diagnosis/#.UKowLO2_P-o.twitter …

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    19 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Evidence 2 suggest that oxytocin promotes fidelity in committed monogamous human relationships: http://bit.ly/U8wHaj  #braintweet #psychology

    19 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Prosthetic arms controlled by brain implant are moving more and more like the real thing: http://bit.ly/UCcnfq  #braintweet #neuroscience

    16 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Computer gaming w/ motion sensors + electrical stimulation of right parietal =improved maths: http://bit.ly/Sw6Fvs  #braintweet #neuroscience

    16 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Pregnant mums should take care to keep VitC levels up for sake of their kid’s hippocampus: http://bit.ly/Xfn6UC  #braintweet #neuroscience

    16 Nov David Nutt David Nutt ‏@ProfDavidNutt

    Find out how I think drug law hampers research progress; Cambridge Uni Scientific Society talk Tues 27th @CUSciSoc http://ow.ly/fl4kJ

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    16 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    What freestyle rap can tell us about role of medial prefrontal cortex in creativity& ‘flow’: http://bit.ly/Su9nSg  #braintweet #neuroscience

    15 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Amazingly honest account of how brain injury (#TBI) caused by head impact can aversely influence behaviour: http://bbc.in/T3cP9B  #braintweet

    15 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Supercomputer simulations used to design smart helmets that trigger alert when head impact may

    15 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    #EEG + #fMRI = sweet music; to help people exert better control over brain states: http://fxn.ws/UIfOld  #braintweet #neuroscience #In

    14 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Every cloud: gene related 2 early onset Alz associated w/ superior cognitive skills in youth: http://ind.pn/RX24UW  #braintweet #neuroscience

    14 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Gene expressed in us (but not apes) in brain areas involved in language&decisions: http://bit.ly/PUdafa  #braintweet #neuroscience #genetics

    14 Nov David Bradley David Bradley ‏@sciencebase

    MT @eandtbooks: Why Gladwell’s 10,000-hour rule is wrong report for BBC Future http://bit.ly/PUeRcq  (UK site) http://bit.ly/PUeTRy  (RoW)

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    14 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Roots of lonliness may be grounded in perception of social cues like eye contact: http://bit.ly/SaNlHQ  #braintweet #neuroscience #psychology

    13 Nov sci curious sci curious ‏@scicurious

    Crowdfunding basic neuroscience: http://scientopia.org/blogs/scicurious/2012/11/13/crowdfunding-basic-neuroscience/ … Sign of the times. Want to fund research?

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    13 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    I wonder what these brain genes linked to diabetes do? Regulate eating? Control insulin release? http://bit.ly/RQ53ju  #braintweet #genetics

    13 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Meditators’ improved emotional stability evident in fMRI even when they are not meditating: http://bit.ly/RUNihp  #braintweet #neuroscience

    13 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    fMRI brain scans enable man in coma for 12 yrs to prove that there is still someone in there: http://bit.ly/TyiyTE  #braintweet #neuroscience

    12 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    #depression in 18yr old girls linked 2 stress during infancy (changes neurodevelopmental path): http://bit.ly/RNsMkf  #braintweet #psychology

    12 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Microvesicles ejected by brain cancer cells in2 bloodstream used2detect cancer&track healing: http://bitly.com/SPsoze  #braintweet #neuroscience

    12 Nov Professor Bob Professor Bob ‏@psychoBOBlogy

    Most people can fake a genuine “Duchenne” smile | BPS by @psych_writer http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/ResearchBloggingPsychologyEnglish/~3/LlwZn_Fj9WQ/most-people-can-fake-genuine-duchenne.html …

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    12 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Carbon fibres will be at heart of the next generation of brain-machine interface technology: http://bitly.com/TvXw7A  #braintweet #neuroscience

    12 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Thanks @harmonypark for fantastic talk on obviousengine’s augmented reality products. Masses of neuroforming cross-fertilisation potential!

    10 Nov Paul Knoepfler Paul Knoepfler ‏@pknoepfler

    8 simple reasons not to get an unlicensed stem cell treatment: reason 1 is lost health insurance http://tinyurl.com/alp7svj  #stemcell #stemcells

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    10 Nov Stephen Marcus Stephen Marcus ‏@stephen_marcus

    A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds. ~ Mark Twain

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    16 Oct Steven Pinker Steven Pinker ‏@sapinker

    Still worth watching: Powers of Ten™ by Charles & Ray Eames, narrated by late MIT Prof. Philip Morrison: http://youtu.be/0fKBhvDjuy0

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    10 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    This is possibly the coolest thing I’ve ever seen, puts google earth to shame: http://youtu.be/0fKBhvDjuy0  thanks be to pinker #notabraintweet

    9 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    For easily recalled memories synapses should be not too strong & not too weak but just right: http://bit.ly/TvXw7A  #braintweet #neuroscience

    9 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    The seemingly unlikely but perfectly true link between #autism & #engineering: http://bitly.com/RUdzeE  #braintweet #neuroscience #psychology

    9 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Brain Power..sounds like my kind of film; TED Books.. sound like a good 21st C book format: http://bitly.com/Q1vcxi  #braintweet #neuroscience

    8 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    IQ has steadily increased over the past three generations, worldwide: http://bitly.com/SwPtX3  #braintweet #psychology #intelligence #BeATen #In

    8 Nov Wired UK Wired UK ‏@WiredUK

    Neuroscientist Molly Crockett: how to spot ‘neurobollocks’ http://bit.ly/XmU4kY  by @Olivia_Solon

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    8 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Article on child abuse changing genes&passed on2next generat’n: http://bit.ly/RHiTo9  Similar2themes mentioned on @BBCScienceClub #braintweet

    8 Nov UK Prime Minister UK Prime Minister ‏@Number10gov

    PM at Downing St reception: “1m people will have dementia by 2015. We need 1m people to sign up as #dementiafriends” http://www.dementiafriends.org.uk

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    8 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Barbara Arrowsmith – bit of a legend – if you’ve never heard of her… read this: http://bit.ly/WEWFrl  #braintweet #neuroscience #psychology

    7 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Different PFC regions activated in response 2 facial attractiveness v sense of compatibility: http://huff.to/YZhQBN  #braintweet #neuroscience

    7 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Vit A becomes retinoic acid in brain where it plays important role in ADULT #neuroplasticity: http://bit.ly/RTh4Ab  #braintweet #In #BeATen

    7 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Author is no brain scientist but nonetheless has some interesting insights into neuroplasticity&leadership: http://bitly.com/XjgV0A  #braintweet

    7 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Exercise: “more effective than diet control in preventing high-fat diet-induced Alz.’s disease development” http://nyti.ms/VBejL7  #braintweet

    6 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    A few handy tips on neuroscience-informed strategies 2 make revision more effective: http://bitly.com/YAhHpg  #braintweet #neuroformed #neurosci

    6 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    The chicken and egg of a smaller than average amygdala and post-traumatic stress disorder: http://bitly.com/SRZjGB  #braintweet #neuroscience

    6 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Another small step towards catching Alzheimer’s before it wreaks its havoc on the brain: http://bitly.com/SoVwgs  #braintweet #neuroscience #Alz

    5 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    I know I posted a caffeine-is-good-4-brain article last week, but this one’s better written: http://onforb.es/SOmOAr  #braintweet #neuroscience

    5 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Amazing antibodies: best treatment for MS is antibody which re-boots immune system to stop attacking brain: http://bitly.com/RLDFzz  #braintweet

    5 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Don’t believe everything you read.Autism cannot be diagnosed with a brain scan (yet): http://bitly.com/SsRaFl  #braintweet #neurosci #psychology

    5 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Really interesting NYT article on latest Brain Training offerings: http://bitly.com/PR0Ai0  Seems evidence is growing #braintweet #neuroscience

    5 Nov Neuro Science Neuro Science ‏@TheNeuroScience

    In-Sync Brain Waves Hold Memory of Objects Just Seen http://sns.mx/x7nOy2

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    5 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    New UK scheme to detect #dementia early enough to make a difference (hopefully): http://bitly.com/RJZbVj  #braintweet #neuroscience #psychology

    2 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Busy week? No time to exercise? This weekend get out there&do some exercise..for your brain’s sake: http://lat.ms/X6F9Lm  #braintweet #BeATen

    2 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Slightly high blood pressure during 20’s&30’s linked to accelerated brain aging visible by age 40: http://lat.ms/X6F9Lm  #braintweet #BeATen

    2 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Does it “ring true”? Guard against strategies that make the untrue sound true: http://bit.ly/W6bUck  #braintweet #psychology #BeATen #In

    2 Nov Sarah Rose Cavanagh Sarah Rose Cavanagh ‏@SarahRoseCav

    Neurobabble doesn’t get much worse than this. @neurocritic tears apart press release on Democratic v. Republican brains http://bit.ly/Wd3Mag

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    2 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Caffeine MAY be good 4 brain: http://bitly.com/RvMLUm  For the record adenosine receptors don’t “absorb” caffeine – they bind to it #braintweet

    1 Nov Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    In case you missed it before – exercise is good for your heart, brain AND cognitive abilities: http://bitly.com/PIqwvY  #braintweet #BeATen #In

    31 Oct Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Giving people temporary Tourette’s tic using transcranial magnetic stimulation: http://bitly.com/TQuCO2  #braintweet #neuroscience #psychology

    31 Oct Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    When replacing bad habits w/ good,don’t forget that old habits still lurk in the background: http://bitly.com/TXkjO2  #braintweet #neuroscience

    31 Oct Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    How you brain alternates between analytical mode and empathy mode but never both at the same time: http://bitly.com/SuWxXy  #braintweet

    30 Oct Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    “Cannabinoid system activity is neuroprotective.. slowing down progression of brain ageing”: http://bitly.com/V0NUG8  #braintweet #neuroscience

    30 Oct Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Oliver Sacks on acid ==> better insight into patients; inclusion into #psychiatry curriculum? http://bit.ly/W1ULRi  #braintweet #neuroscience

    30 Oct Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    I finally managed to satisfy a lifelong ambition by spending the morning working on my first book in the British Library. #notabraintweet

    30 Oct Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Social exclusion in alcoholics induces elevated activity in brain areas processing “unpleasant” sensations: http://bitly.com/U99anH  #braintweet

    30 Oct Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Early intervention(0-2yrs old)appears 2help infants w/ autism spectrum disorders 2better grasp social cues: http://bit.ly/RqBzZk  #braintweet

    29 Oct Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Immense brain power of Japan’s abacus elite enables mind-boggling feats of mental arithmetic: http://bitly.com/VWK6qU  #brantweet #neuroscience

    29 Oct Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    @virginiahughes @vaughanbell Thank you 4 clarifying the details..a well balance trashing of well-intentioned but bad journalism #braintweet

    29 Oct Virginia Hughes Virginia Hughes ‏@virginiahughes

    Fact: neglect affects brain development in bad ways. Fiction: much of a Telegraph piece on the subject,sez @vaughanbell http://mindhacks.com/2012/10/28/a-brief-reheating-of-the-refrigerator-mother/ …

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    29 Oct Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Key role 4 star-shaped brain cells (astrocytes) in vision – priming neurons to pay attention: http://bit.ly/TEhSA4  #braintweet #neuroscience

    29 Oct ben goldacre ben goldacre ‏@bengoldacre

    Dear Government, please spend the £4bn from 4G auction on science, or the UK will rot http://bit.ly/TPpI3B  Love, Science

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    29 Oct Graham Davey Graham Davey ‏@GrahamCLDavey

    Obesity influence diagram http://bit.ly/STFH29  No wonder obesity is complicated! via @mellojonny @Dr_Ellie

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    29 Oct Dawn Willis Dawn Willis ‏@Quinonostante

    Ed Milliband: Mental illness ‘biggest UK health challenge. #ukmh #mhuk http://wp.me/pNwla-3jt

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    29 Oct Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Impact of neglect on 3yr olds brains: http://bitly.com/SjwQt8  – does anyone know where these results were published? #braintweet #neuroscience

    27 Oct Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    @Kyle_Watson93 You are very welcome! Hope you got back home quickly and safely. All the best in your ongoing adventure together. Take care.

    27 Oct Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    @waynefoster86 Very kind of you take the time 2 say goodbye here! All the best 2 you&Sam. Good luck exploring your advanced level homework!

    26 Oct Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Sound theory behind possibility of improving brain function by increasing brain magnesium: http://bit.ly/Tk1Jxh  #braintweet #neuroscience

    25 Oct Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Just 30mins of using EEG to visualise alpha power in own brain improves attentional control: http://bit.ly/XkBQPx  #braintweet #neuroscience

    25 Oct Kevin Mitchell Kevin Mitchell ‏@WiringTheBrain

    Black mamba venom peptides target acid-sensing ion channels to abolish pain http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v490/n7421/full/nature11494.html …

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    25 Oct Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    30mins of EEG neurofeedback training improves attention control; lasting brain changes captured by fMRI: http://bit.ly/XkBQPx  #braintweet

    25 Oct Maria Popova Maria Popova ‏@brainpicker

    The science of why the rising and setting Moon appear larger than the Moon higher in the sky, animated http://j.mp/R15e7K

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    25 Oct Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Using EEG (frontal alpha power) to predict improvements in reaction time&working memory from video gaming: http://bit.ly/WLjOXV  #braintweet

    24 Oct Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Beluga whale mimics human speech: http://bit.ly/QQmlZU  #notabraintweet

    24 Oct Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Stocks go down. Anterior cingulate detects the “error.” Spurring you to fix the “problem”: http://bit.ly/TzJTIN  #braintweet #neuroscience

    24 Oct Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    New study proves fusiform face area is specifically dedicated to face perception: http://lat.http://lat.ms/RA6hwX  #braintweet #neuroscience

    24 Oct Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Faces warp in front of your eyes the moment electrical stimulation is applied 2 FFA: http://lat.ms/RA6hwX  #braintweet #neurosci #psychology

    23 Oct Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Only thing more gratifying than getting a ground-breaking brain exp to work 1st time is knowing the results will reach millions #braintweet

    23 Oct Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Greenfield predicts impact of technology era: “higher IQ, higher mental agility&.. good at information processing, but not at understanding”

    23 Oct Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Continuing to exercise regularly in your seventies will help keep dementia at bay: http://bbc.in/QPHW4F  #braintweet #neuroscience #dementia

    22 Oct Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    @Struanrobertson …and have you been napping to take advantage of all that hypnagogic creativity? Surely a must for any Be-A-Ten advocate?

    22 Oct Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Girls with conduct disorder have smaller amygdala -impairing empathy/emotion- just like CD boys: http://bbc.in/ROoTIW  #braintweet #neurosci

    22 Oct Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    What didUdream about last night? With a combination of fMRI&EEG (in the right hands) this lot could tell U: http://smrt.io/SeEHFi  #braintweet

    19 Oct Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Perfect model of a windpipe created from artificial materials at UCL, seeded w/ stem cells & implanted into man’s body: http://nyti.ms/U0PAP2

    19 Oct Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    High rate of brain injury amongst young offenders suggests new approach to crime prevention?: http://bbc.in/T2bQT3  #braintweet #neuroscience

    19 Oct Psychology News Psychology News ‏@PsychologyNow

    Romantic Outcomes In Adulthood Predicted By First Sexual Experience: It’s a common lament amon… http://bit.ly/S07wFy  #psychology #news

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    19 Oct Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Italian court rules that mobile phone caused tumour – despite considerable research suggesting otherwise: http://bit.ly/WIeF1h  #braintweet

    18 Oct Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Rest –> increased Rbrain activity: http://fxn.ws/RWqCwi  so napping could promote innovation as Aha! moment involves rPFC spike #braintweet

    18 Oct Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    An oldie but a goodie: Dolphins sleep one half of their brain at a time to stay alert for predators: http://bit.ly/VbDNzv  #braintweet

    17 Oct Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Brain of autistic savant professor examined for clues to her remarkable non-verbal intelligence: http://bit.ly/QSCxLd  #braintweet #neurosci

    17 Oct Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Less invasive method may soon replace electrodes implanted deep inside brain 2improve Parkinson’s symptoms: http://bit.ly/XmzUoC  #braintweet

    17 Oct Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Skipping breakfast causes brain to increase “desirability” of high calorie foods: http://bbc.in/OGVIKy  #braintweet #neuroscience #psychology

    16 Oct Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    More good stuff on teenage brains coming out of the 2012 Society for Neuroscience meeting in New Orleans: http://n.pr/PzXuyj  #braintweet

    16 Oct Brain Science Brain Science ‏@TheBrainScience

    “Broca’s Brain” –New Findings Announced http://sns.mx/yWjRy3

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    16 Oct Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Drugs to treat Multiple Sclerosis are improving by reducing immune attack on myelin with less side effects: http://bit.ly/TtjN43  #braintweet

    16 Oct Russ Poldrack Russ Poldrack ‏@russpoldrack

    Most Reported Genetic Associations With General Intelligence Are Probably False Positives http://www.wjh.harvard.edu/~cfc/Chabris2012a-FalsePositivesGenesIQ.pdf …

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    16 Oct Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    What TV does to infant child brain development re: acquisition of language: http://bit.ly/Xdnu2b  #braintweet #neuroscience #psychology

    15 Oct Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    New insights into facial mimickry (automatically copying facial expressions of others) revealed@ SfN conf.: http://bit.ly/Ruk6Q3  #braintweet

    15 Oct freakonomics freakonomics ‏@freakonomics

    “Under-Savers Anonymous”: Using Peer Pressure to Save More Money. A new experiment shows near-doubling of savings. http://bit.ly/RwZG8M

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    15 Oct Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Brains got bigger than our primate cousins by suppressing cell death=longer life,but more cancer: http://bit.ly/QgXkGI  #braintweet #neurosci

    15 Oct Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Development of cortex in late teens closely correlated w/child’s cognitive stimulation aged 4 http://bit.ly/RuRUfJ  #braintweet #neuroscience

    12 Oct Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    And once you’ve re-created the human brain in a supercomputer? Then what will you be doing with it?? http://bit.ly/QVMBVW  #braintweet

    12 Oct Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    New brain implant for epilepsy will monitor brain activity and emit electical impulses only when needed: http://bit.ly/Tc5Asp  #braintweet

    12 Oct NAMI Massachusetts NAMI Massachusetts ‏@NAMIMass

    Tactical Breather app can be used to gain control over physiological/psychological responses to #stress http://bitly.com/R1Jtsf  #honorvet

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    12 Oct Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    After hearing of many stem cell treatment disappointments it’s great to finally read about a success story: http://ind.pn/RlAVMN  #braintweet

    11 Oct Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Fight against dementia is far from over – dihexia has key features required of a viable therapeutic agent: http://bit.ly/T8wD81  #braintweet

    11 Oct New Scientist New Scientist ‏@newscientist

    Habitat loss may be to blame for an apparent spate of violent attacks by #chimpanzees on humans http://ow.ly/eoImy

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    11 Oct Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Neuroscience of hard knocks – why too many bangs 2 the head can cause trouble in old age: http://bit.ly/SSsMvI  #braintweet #whydidIplayrugby

    11 Oct Alom Shaha Alom Shaha ‏@alomshaha

    Clever / amusing ad campaign from Vancouver’s Science World: http://twentytwowords.com/2012/10/10/museums-creative-ads-show-that-science-is-funny-and-exciting-10-pictures/ …

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    11 Oct Brainworks Rehab Brainworks Rehab ‏@BrainworksRehab

    World #MentalHealth Day: 5 Tips for Combining Diet, Exercise, and Mental Health http://ow.ly/enLXw

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    11 Oct Alzheimer’s Society Alzheimer’s Society ‏@alzheimerssoc

    .@BupaUK have launched toolkit to help loved ones discuss dementia http://ow.ly/eoiyO

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    11 Oct Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Crenezumab – last great hope for preventing amyloid accumulation which (may or may not) cause Alzheimer’s?: http://bit.ly/Swg2R4  #braintweet

    10 Oct Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    “Deep reading creates attentiveness; heavy viewing destroys it.” THE AGE OF ABSURDITY, Michael Foley, 2010 #drjackreadlist12 #nonbraintweet

    10 Oct Neuro Science Neuro Science ‏@TheNeuroScience

    Tomato compound tied to lower stroke risk: study http://sns.mx/x7nFy4

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    10 Oct Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    World’s most unpleasant sounds (usually 2-5kHz) feel horrible as amygdala boosts auditory cortex response: http://bit.ly/Rec65t  #braintweet

    10 Oct Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Importance of healthy heart4good brain function emphasised by cognitive decline accel. after heart surgery: http://bit.ly/RdVcDW  #brainwteet

    9 Oct Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Development of white matter tracts between brain areas 4vision, hearing &language predict reading ability: http://bit.ly/WMyBiv  #braintweet

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    9 Oct Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    1st new neuroprotective drug 2help stroke victims since aspirin shows convincing benefit in clinical trial: http://bit.ly/T1zy2e  #braintweet

    8 Oct Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Hats off to Sir John Gurdon 4his Nobel prize…makes a good point re: importance of funding basic science: http://bit.ly/WHO03s  #braintweet

    8 Oct Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    @alessarampolla Likewise! I marvel at your ability 2 stay chirpy, personable & wise during such a hectic schedule. Cuida te y hasta pronto x

    1 Oct Neil R. Burns Neil R. Burns ‏@NeilRBurns

    @DrJackLewis. And why not?!! Ur #braintweet’s are brilliant. Keep going. 🙂

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    8 Oct Olivia Solon Olivia Solon ‏@olivia_solon

    What do we think of this “ethical” porn site? RT @WiredUK: Non-profit porn site generates revenue for ethical causes http://bit.ly/Q7Inbm

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    3 Oct Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Teen risk-taking may stem from a greater tolerance to ambiguity and uncertainty: http://ti.me/VqHvCs  #braintweet #neuroscience #psychology

    1 Oct Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Macaques,pheasants,squirrels,tiger,marbled cat,several creatures I’d never even heard of;U know U wanna: http://bit.ly/WaeRVH  #zenlikebuddha

    1 Oct Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    I’m told I shouldn’t be such a #braintweet purist so here’s some calming Sumatran wildlife filmed on a zillion go pros: http://bit.ly/WaeRVH

    1 Oct Keith R Laws Keith R Laws ‏@Keith_Laws

    The evolutionary role of music: it helps tolerate cognitive dissonance via @TrendsCognSci http://bit.ly/Rvzcng

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    1 Oct Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    How to crowbar the topic of topless sunbathing into an article on neuroscience (it’s a bad news day): http://bit.ly/SuOjKU  #braintweet

    27 Sep Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    New imaging evidence supports concept that 2different brain areas must battle it out when making decisions: http://bit.ly/Rktzbz  #braintweet

    27 Sep NAMI Massachusetts NAMI Massachusetts ‏@NAMIMass

    Therapeutic Video Games Aimed at Variety of Illnesses http://bitly.com/PFBUVF

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    27 Sep Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Feeling really +’ve about my new Discovery series having completed 1st couple of days filming;working with some brilliant people #braintweet

    17 Sep Ken Gilhooly Ken Gilhooly ‏@kengilhooly

    “@DrJackLewis: Apparently doing puzzles means you earn more. http://huff.to/Ny73f9  ” hmmm…report funded by Jumbo Games…puzzle that out.

    27 Sep Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    @CoBC_PT Brilliant article – thank you for passing it on! I always endeavour 2keep it real i.e. enthusiasm without overstatement #braintweet

    20 Sep Prince’s Trust Team Prince’s Trust Team ‏@CoBC_PT

    Hello @DrJackLewis. have you seen this? Thought you may be interested….. http://www.newstatesman.com/culture/books/2012/09/your-brain-pseudoscience … Good luck with the Brain Coach talk too!

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    27 Sep Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    @susannahbutter sorry for slow response… I’m filming a new series for Discovery – it is relentless (but entirely rewarding) – w/c 8th Oct?

    20 Sep Amelia Purcell Amelia Purcell ‏@purcell_amelia

    @DrJackLewis i am still able to remember the football league order 🙂 spain italy brazil france brazil west germany etc 🙂

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    27 Sep Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    @Kyle_Watson93 Twas a pleasure! You were a great asset to the retreat – well done. I’m glad you both enjoyed the experience/found it helpful

    27 Sep Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Male DNA found inside female brain – significance of this unknown;so why bother reporting it: http://ind.pn/S1igHT  #braintweet #neuroscience

    26 Sep Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    New findings suggest: if you’re feeling like you never have any time contemplate the vastness of a horizon: http://bit.ly/P5SDiB  #braintweet

    25 Sep Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Very excited(&just a little bit nervous)2finally be starting filming4my new Discovery series with the brilliant @alessarampolla #braintweet

    25 Sep Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    1st scientists jealously guarded Einstein’s brain;studying it 4 themselves.Now it’s an iPad app!: http://bit.ly/QgI94j  #braintweet #neurosci

    24 Sep Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Stimulation of the striatum increases enkephalin release which can lead 2 binge-eating (e.g. on chocolate): http://bit.ly/SpETVV  #braintweet

    24 Sep Sam McNerney Sam McNerney ‏@SamMcNerney

    12 talks on understanding the brain http://blog.ted.com/2012/09/24/12-talks-on-understanding-the-brain/ …

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    24 Sep Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Chimp and human foetus brains develop apace for 22wks, then the human brain accelerates away: http://bit.ly/ULd9dw  #braintweet #neuroscience

    21 Sep Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Fish provided building blocks 4increased brain size; genes 2get them from vegetables helped us maintain it: http://bit.ly/TcciVr  #braintweet

    21 Sep Mo Costandi Mo Costandi ‏@mocost

    What can we learn about consciousness from anesthetized patients? Christof Koch in SciAm http://bit.ly/NGdXz3

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    21 Sep Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    A big thank you to the ladies of Sydenham High. That your attention didn’t waver throughout 2hrs of solid brain chat is AMAZING #braintweet

    20 Sep Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    New brain atlas has full map of gene expression2aid research in2 brain illnesses: http://bit.ly/P1jeyw  #braintweet #neuroscience #psychology

    20 Sep Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Looking forward2giving my BRAIN COACH talk today at Sydenham High School today. 2hrs instead of usual 1hr=great chance 2try out new material

    19 Sep Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Microsoft co-founder reveals why he invested $500M in the Allen Institute for Brain Research: http://onforb.es/PvtKic  #braintweet #neuroscience

    19 Sep Olivia Solon Olivia Solon ‏@olivia_solon

    A wonderful selection of televised drug-taking experiments http://bit.ly/PyXV8h  by @iansteadman (my fave=http://youtu.be/9SlAMsaQbM4 )

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    18 Sep Andrew Lawes Andrew Lawes ‏@MrAndrewLawes

    @MindCharity Please could you RT my article, offering advice and support to those who love people with depression? http://lordgeord.tumblr.com/post/31501792186/loving-someone-with-depression …

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    19 Sep Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Ch4’s new “Drugs Live” series kicks off next week by getting people high on…ecstasy (MDMA): http://bit.ly/R4VcHC  #braintweet #neuroscience

    19 Sep Neuroskeptic Neuroskeptic ‏@Neuro_Skeptic

    My Ecstasy Brain Scan http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn22280-a-real-fmri-high-my-ecstasy-brain-scan.html … “Our reporter experience the highs, lows and psychedelic purple doors of MDMA during fMRI scan”

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    18 Sep Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Meet the placebo effect’s evil twin..nocebo: http://bit.ly/QKA6Mh  Subconsious associations heal, but can also hurt too #braintweet #neurosci

    18 Sep Anita Hall Anita Hall ‏@ani2tall

    Tonight:The Life Scientific: David Nutt, passion for science & disputes with Govt over drug policy http://bbc.in/P9t026  #Neurosci #HE

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    18 Sep Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    New tool in fight against Huntington’s Disease tracks brain shrinkage by measuring mutant protein in blood: http://bit.ly/UiOJrG  #braintweet

    17 Sep Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Most remarkable?.. Lack of eye contact explains trolling vs Computers in Human Behaviour is a real journal: http://bit.ly/N6R84t  #braintweet

    17 Sep Sophie Scott Sophie Scott ‏@sophiescott

    Do you like BRAINS? I’m running a short course @ Royal Institution starting this week: http://www.rigb.org/contentControl?action=displayEvent&id=1389 … (sorry for typo in prev tweet)

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    17 Sep Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Brain cell shape seems to be most important when it comes to wiring up a brain properly: http://bit.ly/Oy91Iq  #braintweet #neuroscience

    17 Sep James May’s TYNTK James May’s TYNTK ‏@JMsTYNTK

    30 mins to #JamesMaysTYNTK about Chemistry on BBC2 & 15 mins to the announcement of our competition winner. Exciting!

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    17 Sep Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    @sophiescott Please re-post w/ typo corrected so I can re-tweet.I’m sure some of my followers would love a bit of Prof Scott brain action…

    17 Sep Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Apparently doing puzzles means you earn more. Or maybe higher earners are just puzzle-inclined: http://huff.to/Ny73f9  #braintweet #MaxCog

    17 Sep Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    @sophiescott did you mean “short” course? Or is the Functional Imaging Lab still giving away T-shirts w/3Dbrain image on them to volunteers?

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    14 Sep Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    More clues 2 why early childhood neglect can lead to serious cognitive problems in adulthood; less myelin: http://bit.ly/QIYi1N  #braintweet

    14 Sep Katie Cadigan Katie Cadigan ‏@whenmedicine

    Interesting new self-help software 4 pple w #schizophrenia – @copingtutor ‘s online CBT called “Coping With Voices” http://ow.ly/dHET4

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    14 Sep Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Neural prosthetic implant improves monkey’s ability to spot target image when thinking impaired by cocaine: http://nyti.ms/PofAOw  #braintweet

    13 Sep Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Visual illusions born of the brains natural propensity to detect predictable patterns: http://huff.to/RUfKRG  #braintweet #neuroscience

    13 Sep Graham Davey Graham Davey ‏@GrahamCLDavey

    Impaired theory of mind but intact decision-making in Asperger syndrome http://bit.ly/Pe31qS

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    13 Sep Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Experimenting with using stem cells to replace auditory neurons to give hearing back to the deaf (gerbils): http://bit.ly/PrTLkv  #braintweet

    12 Sep Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    After gastric bypass surgery many people (unable2satisfy food addiction) shift addiction to something else: http://bit.ly/QJWp74  #braintweet

    12 Sep Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Obscure cannabinoid shows promise as anticonvulsant;may boost armoury of epilepsy treatments: http://bit.ly/PbCk60  #braintweet #neuroscience

    12 Sep Ed Yong Ed Yong ‏@edyong209

    Same gene linked to bigger brains in dolphins AND primates. http://bit.ly/PoDJrD  Convergence… but of what exactly. See rich comments too

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    12 Sep Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Exercise increases testosterone produced in brain –> increasing creation of new brain cells: http://nyti.ms/NnpwLu  #braintweet #neuroscience

    11 Sep Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Brain scanning kids throughout childhood, adolescence&into adulthood 2 catch development of mental illness: http://bit.ly/OcFjZ7  #braintweet

    11 Sep Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Heavy boozing leads to early brain bleeds (haemorrhage): http://reut.rs/PcSvy3  #braintweet #neuroscience #neurology #alcoholic #retirement

    11 Sep Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    “dietary habits of children can impact their energy level, mood & academic performance” http://wapo.st/Q9Clcw  #braintweet #neuroscience

    10 Sep Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Low serotonin levels implicated in ADHD as insufficient tryptophan(serotonin building block) reaches brain: http://bit.ly/NVIvhz  #braintweet

    10 Sep Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    “Brain science of the vagina” = great topic but poorly described: http://bit.ly/TuEsd4  & this explains why: http://bit.ly/HEixru  #braintweet

    10 Sep Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    How “low dimensional” thinking combined with rampant innovation could well lead2early exit for our species: http://bloom.bg/RMHiIx  #braintweet

    7 Sep Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    3new brainbooks: power of the unconscious, co-evolving with food & the importance of sleep for your brain: http://bit.ly/NZLnZV  #braintweet

    7 Sep Uta Frith Uta Frith ‏@utafrith

    Great stuff: Knowledge represented in the brain @WiringTheBrain – and genetic conditions that affect it http://bit.ly/RImLoG

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    7 Sep Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Why the placebo effect suggest that you can “will” your immune system to ramp up its efforts: http://bit.ly/Tqs10e  #braintweet #psychology

    7 Sep Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Using fMRI to see what happens in brains when CBT helps to reduce social anxiety: http://bit.ly/RSPmna  #braintweet #neuroscience #psychology

    6 Sep Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    This “Science of Orgasms” short is quite good: http://bit.ly/QbK9fs  ..but best of all = comments where people mis-read the title #braintweet

    6 Sep Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Scientists&inventors’ great Eureka moments happen much later in life than previous generations: http://on.wsj.com/Q9OLgu  #braintweet #dontpanic

    6 Sep Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Is the digital world, in which teens are so intensively immersed, good or bad 4their brains?: http://bit.ly/QcnrOF  #braintweet #neuroscience

    5 Sep Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Time dilation may explain why elite sportspeople seem2have more time on ball-they do,sort of: http://bbc.in/SibhL6  #braintweet #neuroscience

    5 Sep Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Here are those symptoms: http://bbc.in/yOPATa  ..all can be induced by other causes, so don’t jump2conclusions, just bear in mind #braintweet

    5 Sep Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Beaware: symptoms caused by brain tumours: http://bbc.in/ThifPC  ..u never know until it grows enough2make trouble: #braintweet #neuroscience

    5 Sep Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    @margaret_leigh apparently the rate of atrophy was 6-10% faster in people at higher end of the ‘normal’ range of blood glucose than lower

    5 Sep Wired Wired ‏@wired

    How Gaming Tech Is Making Safer Cars http://bit.ly/Si62ep

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    5 Sep Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    This is getting silly.Even blood sugar levels at the high end of “normal” screws ur brain up: http://bit.ly/OO3q2w  #braintweet #neuroscience

    4 Sep Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    If Alz can be caused by”brain diabetes”there could indeed be trouble ahead (4those who binge on sugar&fat): http://bit.ly/PS73Ec  #braintweet

    4 Sep Science Museum Science Museum ‏@sciencemuseum

    #LunchtimeReading: What happens when you sleep and how it affects your every waking moment http://ow.ly/drsth  via @brainpicker

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    4 Sep Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    @hugospiers That’s just made my day..many thanks for your kind words..it’s a labour of love but a bit of positive feedback never goes amiss!

    4 Sep Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    @hugospiers Many thanks for caring enough to correct me – good point! ps that the AI article was from 2009 is irrelevant..it’s still scary

    4 Sep Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Brain area active when mulling over autobiographical events must be dampened to do maths: http://bit.ly/R08apl  #braintweet #neuroscience

    4 Sep Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Brain area active when mulling over autobiographical events must be switched off to do maths: http://bit.ly/R08apl  #braintweet #neuroscience

    3 Sep Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Short film of disabled man flying remote controlled quadcopter by “thought”: http://bit.ly/OHUeN7  #braintweet #neuroscience #BCI #psychology

    3 Sep Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Teen obesity impairs attention, mental flexibility, ability in maths&spelling: http://bit.ly/OG3i55  ..smaller hippocampus too! #braintweet #

    31 Aug Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Utterly brilliant free game ap that beautifully illustrates how young brain cells grow in a baby’s brain: http://bit.ly/wmy8pl  #braintweet

    31 Aug Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    “Dyslexics performed most poorly on those subtests that involve phonological (?!) short-term memory”: http://bit.ly/T04HI2  #braintweet

    31 Aug Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    “Good [learning] practice..undermined by learning anxiety,attention deficits&poor recognition of social cues: http://bit.ly/PSf5PT  #braintwt

    31 Aug Sarah-JayneBlakemore Sarah-JayneBlakemore ‏@sjblakemore

    BBC News: How could cannabis alter the teenage brain? With quotes from my brilliant grad student Anne-Lise Goddings: http://bbc.in/PnQJPB

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    31 Aug Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Heads up re what’s in store at Society4Neuroscience2012conference in New Orleans 13-17th Oct: http://bit.ly/PwCEe9  #braintweet #neuroscience

    30 Aug Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Irregular day/night rhythm disrupts metabolism leading2obesity. Regulate bedtime/waking time2lose weight!: http://bit.ly/N0z4vM  #braintweet

    30 Aug RC of Psychiatrists RC of Psychiatrists ‏@rcpsych

    Psychiatrist Dr Peter Rice on why industry can no longer deny the link between alcohol unit price & consumption http://bit.ly/S0VEri

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    30 Aug Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Brain haemorrhage nearly 3 times more common in heavy smokers than non-smokers: http://bit.ly/N178I7  #braintweet #neuroscience #stopsmoking

    29 Aug Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Fantastic devices that “grab” & remove stroke blockages in brain are getting better & better: http://lat.ms/SPDJkS  #braintweet #neurosurgery

    29 Aug BBC SciTech BBC SciTech ‏@bbcscitech

    Chimp grooming postcode lottery http://bbc.in/STrPqc

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    29 Aug Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Piano tuners development of expertise in “pitch space” leads to growth in the hippocampus: http://bbc.in/NV2Cwj  #braintweet #neuroscience

    29 Aug Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Very well-balanced article on neuroscience in court: http://reut.rs/QRo6oa  ..brain tumours can induce paedophilia #braintweet #neuroscience

    28 Aug Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Plants may not have brains, but they do, nonetheless, sense the world around them: http://bit.ly/NsQhzj  #braintweet

    28 Aug BPS Research Digest BPS Research Digest ‏@ResearchDigest

    “Decision-making in the adolescent brain” New review @sjblakemore & Robbins: http://ow.ly/dieyI  pdf via author site: http://ow.ly/dieDl

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    28 Aug Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Watch this space4forthcoming major breakthroughs..where electronics&brain cells meet: http://bit.ly/OGREaF  #braintweet #neuroscience #cyborg

    28 Aug Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    World’s largest brain training company Lumos Labs hops into bed with Discovery: http://on.wsj.com/PLA7Qq  #braintweet #neuroscience #braintrain

    24 Aug Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Nanoparticle injection is being developed to minimise damage of traumatic head injury: http://bit.ly/OA2zTg  #braintweet #neuroscience

    24 Aug Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Brain recalls emotionally significant images much more clearly than the non-emotional: http://bit.ly/NjkYqC  #braintweet #neuroscience

    23 Aug Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Father’s age at conception influences incidence of autism and schizophrenia in offspring: http://nyti.ms/R0LT5I  #braintweet #neuroscience

    23 Aug Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Congratulations @claudiahammond on BPS 2012 public engagement award: http://bit.ly/mMRvkB  UR fantastic in: http://bbc.in/RcfWeL  #braintweet

    23 Aug BPSOfficial BPSOfficial ‏@BPSOfficial

    BPS News: Why time goes faster when we have fun http://www.bps.org.uk/news/why-times-goes-faster-when-we-have-fun … US psychologist and @claudiahammond explain

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    23 Aug Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Back2the drawing board: self-aware even when all 3 “self-awareness” brain areas are damaged: http://bit.ly/NhFacp  #braintweet #neuroscience

    23 Aug Dr. SunWolf Dr. SunWolf ‏@TheSocialBrain

    {Subtle cognitive biases that can block or stimulate motivation.} When info about our progress reduces goal motivation: http://alturl.com/zfno3

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    23 Aug Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    All protein within your brain cells are replaced every week. Don’t believe me? Watch this: http://bit.ly/PZpB97  #braintweet #neuroscience

    22 Aug Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    350 damaged brains enable identification of frontal areas critical for decision making&behavioural control: http://bit.ly/NfPPEE  #braintweet

    22 Aug Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Fantastic film footage of our bonobo cousins making&using stone tools just like our caveman ancestors did: http://bit.ly/TSxg8r  #braintweet

    22 Aug Mo Costandi Mo Costandi ‏@mocost

    What is neuroplasticity? It’s life rewiring the brain

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    22 Aug Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Learning a musical instrument in childhood improves hearing for life: http://bbc.in/PcwQpZ  #braintweet #neuroscience #psychology #In

    22 Aug SciAm MIND SciAm MIND ‏@sciammind

    Will We Continue to Get Smarter? The Flynn Effect Says Yes (preview) http://bit.ly/SlHr5D

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    21 Aug Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    It’s official – obesity is bad for your brain; associated with lower cognitive performance: http://bbc.in/NYHSOF  #braintweet #neuroscience

    20 Aug Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Pulvinar=switchboard for focusing attention: http://bit.ly/NTyxtf  (Stewart Shipp realised this years ago: http://1.usa.gov/OQXitJ ) #braintweet

    20 Aug Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Ever wondered what a whale shark’s brain looks like? http://bit.ly/NumPc0  ..me neither,but check out the size of its cerebellum! #braintweet

    20 Aug Claudia Hammond Claudia Hammond ‏@claudiahammond

    Tonight’s James May’s Things you need to know is on the brain @JMsTYNTK. 10pm BBC2. Includes @sophiescott @DrJackLewis and me.

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    20 Aug Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Modern day Phineas Gage takes 6′ pole through brain yet can describe accident to doctors on arrival in A&E: http://bit.ly/OISbLU  #braintweet

    20 Aug Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    ps if you’re in Scotland James May’s “Things You Need To Know..” is on at 11.20pm, BBC2. #braintweet #neuroscience #JamesMayTYNTK

    20 Aug Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Tonight I will be featuring on James May’s “Things You Need To Know..” 10pm, BBC2. Talking about brains, as usual. #braintweet #neuroscience

    20 Aug Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    People who want to remember people’s names better (e.g. @timlovejoy) may find this interesting: http://bit.ly/OsdQ85  #braintweet #memory

    17 Aug Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    I really hope this 10yr old maths genius chooses science or engineering over banking: http://bit.ly/NN4Ic0  #braintweet #neuroscience #STEM

    17 Aug carlzimmer carlzimmer ‏@carlzimmer

    There’s a “Who’s Your Daddy?” truck roaming the streets of New York, selling DNA paternity tests. http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/08/15/whos-your-daddy-truck-offers-answers-with-dna-tests/ …

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    17 Aug Miguel Angel Escotet Miguel Angel Escotet ‏@DrEscotet

    Common Parasite T Gondii May Trigger Suicide Attempts | #Neuroscience News – http://bit.ly/S4j2D4

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    17 Aug Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    How neuro explanation of psychopathy affects a judge’s jail sentence decision: http://ti.me/NMEpCU  #braintweet #neuroscience #jurisprudence

    17 Aug Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    All roads lead 2 Rome: examining brain&lifestyle of 80yr olds w/ youthful cognitive abilities http://bit.ly/N4EDuq  #braintweet #neuroscience

    16 Aug Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Chemical agent that blocks immune pathway reduces opiate reward = new hope for treating heroin addiction: http://bit.ly/Oyep32  #braintweet

    16 Aug Scientific American Scientific American ‏@sciam

    Most popular now on the site: “To Spot a Liar: An Offices of SciAm Mystery” http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/2012/08/16/to-spot-a-liar-an-offices-of-sciam-mystery/ … by @murphyod

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    16 Aug Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Special sewerage system (piggy-backing blood vessels) pumps metabolic waste out of the brain: http://bit.ly/OwQeCa  #braintweet #neuroscience

    15 Aug Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Getting to the bottom of the link between serotonin and BDNF in #depression : http://bit.ly/RUq7py  #braintweet #neuroscience #psychology

    15 Aug Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    New study reveals that a powerful punch involves a highly developed cerebellum: http://bit.ly/RO6nCq  #braintweet #neuroscience #karate

    14 Aug Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Specific patterns of internet use reliably indicate tendency towards depression: http://bit.ly/RLg5We  #braintweet #psychology #depression

    Expand14 Aug Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Diagram of new “bionic eye” implant which has special processor 2 stimulate retinal ganglion cells better: http://scr.bi/RL2Q7P  #braintweet

    14 Aug Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Having cracked the retinal code, new “bionic eye” enables much better vision in blind (mice): http://ind.pn/OVvXC0  #braintweet #neuroscience

    7 Aug Alzheimer’s Reading Alzheimer’s Reading ‏@ALZHEIMERSread

    Growth Hormone May Improve #Memory in Early Alzheimer’s Patients http://goo.gl/fb/g2mPu  #alzheimers #alzheimers #mci

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    14 Aug Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Daily cocoa drink improves blood flow to brain&hence cognition (exercise much more so): http://bit.ly/Sf48p7  #braintweet #neuroscience #MCI

    13 Aug Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Brain activity boosted when nose is blocked to keep sense of smell primed for rapid comeback: http://bit.ly/Qv4jLs  #braintweet #neuroscience

    13 Aug Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Migraines hurt like hell but, happily, don’t seem to cause any cognitive decline: http://bit.ly/ORFCK0  #braintweet #neuroscience #psychology

    13 Aug Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Beyond the limits of perception – augmenting the sense of touch with electronic fingertip “glove”: http://bit.ly/Neps1n  #braintweet #nano

    3 Aug Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    It’s not just learning a musical instrument – but playing it regularly – that protects against brain aging: http://bit.ly/Qyktdq  #braintweet

    3 Aug Dra. Teraiza Mesa R Dra. Teraiza Mesa R ‏@Dra_TeraizaMesa

    Intranasal Oxytocin May Ease Schizophrenia Symptoms http://www.clinicalpsychiatrynews.com/single-view/intranasal-oxytocin-may-ease-schizophrenia-symptoms/5d72e49ae9d135a18d83e3c813ce5764.html …

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    3 Aug Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Beautiful brain art: http://bit.ly/N70oWe  #braintweet #neuroscience #psychology #psychiatry #neuroanatomy #neuron #PNAS #histochemistry

    2 Aug Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Fantastic article on how the global battle against obesity lies firmly within the realms of #psychology: http://on.freep.com/NWg8Mv  #braintweet

    2 Aug New Scientist New Scientist ‏@newscientist

    Peruvians may have natural immunity from from rabies http://bit.ly/NMbmnM  #vampire #bats

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    2 Aug Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    On Mon 20th Aug,10pm, BBC2 I’ll be contributing to the “Brain” episode of James May’s brilliant new series: http://on.fb.me/M6c3He  #braintweet

    2 Aug Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    I hate it when headlines depart so dramatically from the evidence… “Objectifying Women Isn’t Your Fault: http://bit.ly/R7oOyK  #braintweet

    1 Aug Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Connectivity between left prefrontal cortex & rest of the brain is predictive of individual intelligence: http://bit.ly/QeV0U1  #braintweet

    1 Aug Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Knowing that you’re dreaming enables fMRI/EEG 2pinpoint several frontal brain areas vital 4 self-awareness: http://bit.ly/NjrAPm  #braintweet

    1 Aug Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    How psychologists help olympians to fight performance sapping demons of anticipatory anxiety: http://yhoo.it/T2SboM  #braintweet #psychology

    31 Jul Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    More white matter connectivity between areas involved in autobiographical memory=remember everyday of life: http://bit.ly/M8MEba  #braintweet

    31 Jul Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Expansion of frontal cortex surface area peaks 2yrs later in ADHD vs “normal” adolescents: http://bit.ly/MWSMHG  #braintweet #neuroscience

    31 Jul Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Nanotechnology breakthrough enables drugs that normally get blocked by blood brain barrier to reach target: http://bit.ly/QLsZQF  #braintweet

    30 Jul Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Mimetic desire (wanting what others value highly) arises from increased mirror / reward system interaction: http://bit.ly/Q3qSLb  #braintweet

    27 Jul Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Welcome2the future – improved task performance by switching brain cells on&off using light!!: http://bit.ly/QdGicu  #braintweet #neuroscience

    27 Jul Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Satiety hormones in junk food may help people feel full faster – helping to curb obesity: http://bit.ly/Opup5f  #braintweet #neuroscience

    27 Jul Andrew & Sabrina Andrew & Sabrina ‏@PsychScientists

    Olaf Sporns interviewed on the Brain Science Podcast about ‘Networks of the Brain’ http://bit.ly/O1e0V1  by @docartemis

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    27 Jul Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Top 5 ways to become immortal, continued.. perfectly preserve brain connections & recreate at a later date: http://huff.to/QMIlJa  #braintweet

    26 Jul Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    A genuinely fantastic resource: Exciting new technologies that are revolutionising neuroscience http://naksci.com/t/66186  #braintweet

    26 Jul Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    The female brain: http://bit.ly/MZ6mae  ..lives longer but ages quicker – how confusing is that?! #braintweet #neuroscience #psychology #In

    26 Jul Diana Cassar, IBCLC Diana Cassar, IBCLC ‏@DianaIBCLC

    2/3 of infants under 4 months globally are NOT exclusively breastfed. Imagine the implications as we rectify this? #ILCA2012

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    26 Jul Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Brain area specialised 4 detecting peripheral fast-moving objects triggers attention&emotion: http://bit.ly/Qj6qIn  #braintweet #neuroscience

    26 Jul Sarah-JayneBlakemore Sarah-JayneBlakemore ‏@sjblakemore

    Some interesting podcasts on neuroscience and FENS from The Naked Scientists: http://naksci.com/t/65661

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    26 Jul Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Memory losses identified by comparing performance before&after 12months of recreational ecstasy (MDMA) use: http://bit.ly/LPLn8V  #braintweet

    25 Jul Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Fantastic explanation of the Rorschach inkblot test – love that it orginated in a kids’ game! http://bbc.in/MF1ydp  #braintweet #creativity

    25 Jul Mo Costandi Mo Costandi ‏@mocost

    Brief wakeful resting boosts new memories over the long term. APS press release: http://bit.ly/OjCwyq  and the paper: http://bit.ly/O7tBmZ

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    25 Jul Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Wow! I’d only ever seen hydrocephalus in text books before. Poor little girl: http://bit.ly/OuRPCz  #braintweet #neuroscience #neurology

    24 Jul Neuroskeptic Neuroskeptic ‏@Neuro_Skeptic

    The Psychology of Bad PowerPoint Presentations http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22822402?dopt=Abstract … “8 psychological principles are often violated in PowerPoint slideshows”

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    24 Jul Mark Miodownik Mark Miodownik ‏@markmiodownik

    Why have pole vault records nearly doubled since 1900? New Materials in Sport: http://www.nature.com/nmat/focus/materials-sports/index.html … via @chrstnmrtn @naturematerials

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    24 Jul Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    The importance of some form of family unit to rearing a healthy young brain: http://bit.ly/SQDpkW  #braintweet #neuroscience #psychology

    23 Jul Miguel Angel Escotet Miguel Angel Escotet ‏@DrEscotet

    Why does vivid #memory ‘feel so real? – #Neuroscience – http://bit.ly/Mjc4Eu

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    23 Jul Anita Hall Anita Hall ‏@ani2tall

    Resources to help with your STEM public engagement http://www.publicengagement.ac.uk/stem  #STEM

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    23 Jul Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Disadvantaged kids to get fortnight of “brain training” over the summer holidays: http://bit.ly/NLsdFH  #braintweet #neuroscience #psychology

    20 Jul Scientific American Scientific American ‏@sciam

    Good-Natured Jokes Ease Pain http://bit.ly/Ph4ZUI

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    20 Jul Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    It was only a matter of time… Neuroscience For Dummies http://sns.mx/xSnky2  #braintweet #neuroscience #psychology from @TheNeuroScience

    20 Jul Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    If Snyder wasn’t a research director at Uni of Sydney I’d think “creativitycap” was a load of old coblers: http://bit.ly/OBC9RA  #braintweet

    19 Jul Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    How brains spot house keys when scanning a room before setting off out the door: http://bit.ly/Q7CmiY  #braintweet #neuroscience #psychology

    19 Jul Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Small clinical trial indicates better cognition/memory in Alz patients with alpha7 nicotinic receptor drug: http://reut.rs/NxhGxx  #braintweet

    19 Jul Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    @rosietratt @edstagg Thanks Ed..thoroughly enjoyed it..for brief synopsis of all that brain food banter: http://bit.ly/NzPVTZ  #braintweet

    19 Jul Rosie Tratt Rosie Tratt ‏@rosietratt

    Top interview on last night’s BBC Midlands Network you two @edstagg @DrJackLewis http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/player/p00v3g8h …

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    18 Jul Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    “If you continue drinking – the Tenant’s Super brewery will get richer and you’ll be dead” Quote of the series in my book! #24hrsAE

    18 Jul Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Is the dream of immortality getting close to becoming a reality? http://bit.ly/NzQgGc  methinks: no (for the time being at least) #braintweet

    18 Jul Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    As promised, here’s my #brainpost on foods to boost moods to enhance the experience of various film genres: http://bit.ly/NzPVTZ  #braintweet

    18 Jul Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Old folk should avoid binge drinking or risk brain damage (a little tipple is fine): http://ind.pn/OiNk1g  #braintweet #neuroscience

    17 Jul Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    “If we view people as neuronal weather patterns how can we coherently speak about morality?” Sam Harris (2010) #neuroscience #braintweetq

    17 Jul Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    A potted history of neuroaesthetics – how the brain appreciates aesthetics in (human vs animal) artworks: http://bit.ly/MDSWAe  #braintweet

    17 Jul Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Fascinating: why dealing with drug addiction should start with what’s on the end of ur fork: http://huff.to/Nv86IS  #braintweet #neursocience

    17 Jul Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Gait gives game away on early Alzheimer’s: http://bit.ly/SEpcHL  Similar work in Parkinson’s from Giese grp: http://bit.ly/NuJKif  #braintweet

    16 Jul Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    More evidence to suggest that regular exercise can slow brain aging: http://bit.ly/OHASFU  #braintweet #neuroscience #psychiatry #psychology

    16 Jul Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Check out my new post on how improving your working memory can boost IQ: http://bit.ly/O0efPk  #braintweet #psychology #braintraining #In

    16 Jul Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Improving working memory leads to higher IQ score so why not try Memneon on your smartphone: http://bit.ly/O0efPk  #braintweet #braintraining

    16 Jul Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    “Neuritin” brain protein reduced by chronic stress&may increase susceptibility to depression: http://bit.ly/LjnaaL  #braintweet #neuroscience

    16 Jul Guardian Science Guardian Science ‏@guardianscience

    Government wants free access to all publicly funded science within 2 years http://bit.ly/NqWSI5

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    16 Jul Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Odd but true: protect your newborn from Schizophrenia – breast feed for longer!! http://bit.ly/NuJEsz  #braintweet #neuroscience #psychiatry

    13 Jul Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Neurofeedback as brain training for athletes… what do you think? http://on.wsj.com/NysRFD  #braintweet #neuroscience #psychology #FIA #In

    13 Jul Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Glad that,despite many pharma companies ditching brain drug research,at least AZ is still up4the challenge: http://bit.ly/Si5IbP  #braintweet

    12 Jul Graham Davey Graham Davey ‏@GrahamCLDavey

    Subjective well-being in depressed individuals benefits from daytime naps http://bit.ly/OcO0RW

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    12 Jul Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Did you know that your gut has its very own brain? It’s called the enteric nervous system: http://bbc.in/OZ23PO  #braintweet #neuroscience

    12 Jul Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Auditory cortex,which usually crunches sound,processes touch and light in brains of the deaf: http://bit.ly/P0WL6t  #braintweet #neuroscience

    12 Jul Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Stress management prevents new multiple sclerosis lesions from developing in the brain: http://bit.ly/NhItuV  #braintweet #neuroscience #MS

    11 Jul Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Operation “Nip it in the Bud” – nailing Alzheimer’s early: http://bit.ly/Nl2XFp  #braintweet #neuroscience #psychology #neurology #psychiatry

    11 Jul New Scientist New Scientist ‏@newscientist

    Women dance most attractively when fertile http://bit.ly/MiMjCq  #evolution

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    11 Jul Science Magazine Science Magazine ‏@sciencemagazine

    A #nanoparticle-based drug targets and dissolves blood clots http://scim.ag/N2xd9r  #medicine

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    11 Jul Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Spiking Neural Network Architecture to take brain on at own game by using massively parallel computing: http://bit.ly/S2XEeS  #braintweet #AI

    10 Jul Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Dietary supplements (omega 3, curcumin..) that can minimise impact of spinal cord injury: http://bit.ly/Nln7yN  #braintweet #neuroscience

    10 Jul Jon Sutton Jon Sutton ‏@jonmsutton

    The potential of bio-sensing to enable new television formats http://ow.ly/c8cUp  Links to work of wonderfully named psychologist Dr Dare

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    10 Jul Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    On parenting techniques (pre-brain revolution): http://huff.to/OrlXPV  #braintweet #neuroscience #psychology

    9 Jul Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Why young kids find it hard to share: http://bit.ly/PoPVGz  #braintweet #neuroscience #psychology

    9 Jul Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Brain region that discerns distance of sound from listener is identified (planum temporale): http://bit.ly/NhrTKf  #braintweet #neuroscience

    6 Jul Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Fascinating bee study: http://huff.to/N0ZUBg  Help ur parents keep #dementia at bay – get them2raise ur children 😉 #braintweet #neuroscience

    6 Jul Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Hemispatial neglect only occurs after damage to right TPJ, s’a shame that poker study didn’t look at L&R separately… http://bit.ly/MOA4Tf

    6 Jul Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    How bluffing in poker teaches us about brain areas critical for social evaluation: http://bit.ly/L63Cv7  #braintweet #neuroscience #poker

    6 Jul Wiley Psychology Wiley Psychology ‏@WBPsychology

    More Women Look Over the Counter for a Libido Fix http://nyti.ms/MQw7LB

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    6 Jul Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    @psychiatry_ucam I can’t tell you how important it is to me to have your endorsement of my output-as honoured as I am grateful.. #braintweet

    6 Jul Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Metformin, long thought to be “just” a diabetes drug, also promotes neurogenesis! http://bit.ly/N0aWIi  #braintweet #neuroscience #psychology

    5 Jul Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Finally sci-fi dreams become real: lying in fMRI scanner seeing through eyes of robot in different country! http://bbc.in/Nauyst  #braintweet

    5 Jul Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Many bright 12-13yr olds in the London state school system. Seem to grasp the idea that #STEM expertise is key to a good career #braintweet

    5 Jul Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Today I will be mostly Illuminating the Futures of young people in my first outing as a #STEM Ambassador! #braintweet pic.twitter.com/uupYY1wF

    4 Jul Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Neuroplasticity will happen whether you choose how you let your brain adapt or not – I couldn’t agree more: http://bit.ly/RbdyDo  #braintweet

    4 Jul Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    How to make better decisions?? Think about it in a different language: http://bit.ly/MSozbj  #braintweet #neuroscience #psychology #In

    4 Jul Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Several recent articles lead me to conclude: if a brain gets skewered – LET THE DOCTORS TAKE IT OUT: http://bit.ly/P7eSsy  #braintweet

    4 Jul Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Isn’t it amazing that you can accidentally stab your brain with a pencil and suffer no ill effects?!: http://bit.ly/P7eSsy  #braintweet

    3 Jul Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Don’t remove from oven before at least 41 weeks or risk of learning difficulties may rise: http://bit.ly/LNX13z  #braintweet #neuroscience

    3 Jul Graham Davey Graham Davey ‏@GrahamCLDavey

    Neural Correlates of Moral Sensitivity in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder http://bit.ly/Luphd4

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    3 Jul Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Re-evaluation of old research indicates psychadelic drugs may help alcoholics: http://bit.ly/N3OsYW  #braintweet #neuroscience #psychology

    27 Jun Citydesk Sport Citydesk Sport ‏@CitydeskSport

    @DrJackLewis very excited to hear how I can train my brain. Assuming there is one up there somewhere #tametheflame

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    27 Jun CIMSPA Rising Talent CIMSPA Rising Talent ‏@cimspa_rt

    Your brain is like a city @DrJackLewis says, so what city are you? #tamethetiger

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    27 Jun igmorrison igmorrison ‏@igmorrison

    can imagine @drjacklewis on Blue Peter, or another scientific prog. His brainiac style of enthusiasm is rather infectious… #tametheflame

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    27 Jun sueanstiss sueanstiss ‏@sueanstiss

    Bringing ‘brain training’ to our gyms is the future says @drjacklewis #tametheflame

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    from Rotherham, Rotherham

    2 Jul Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    New drug for MS inhibits migration of T-cells 2 prevent them attacking myelin sheaths that surround nerves: http://bit.ly/LLq0Jx  #braintweet

    2 Jul Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Illusion also works when table top is stroked -so no surprise it works with black/white hand: http://bit.ly/M1nJZ2  #braintweet #neuroscience

    2 Jul Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Chronic back pain – it’s all in the brain (insula & nucleus accumbens to be precise): http://bit.ly/LQN0Zv  #braintweet #neuroscience

    29 Jun Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Helping paralysed people2 communicate by interpreting brain responses2 a hi-tech Ouija board: http://bit.ly/Ozy2XI  #braintweet #neuroscience

    27 Jun Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    How the Arctic ground squirrel’s brain might give us clues on how to keep Alzheimer’s at bay: http://bit.ly/Osk8If  #neuroscience #braintweet

    26 Jun Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    World’s largest EEG biofeedback installation (“The Ascent”) currently resides in Brooklyn (&sounds great!): http://nyti.ms/LNHzqs  #braintweet

    26 Jun Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Google’s 16,000 processor neural network develops a penchant for cats (without being taught what a cat is): http://bit.ly/LyFh0c  #braintweet

    26 Jun Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Using EEG to detect fledgling autism in two year old children: http://bbc.in/MV9RwL  #braintweet #neuroscience #autism

    25 Jun BBC Radio 4 BBC Radio 4 ‏@BBCRadio4

    “Dogs can detect the odour of cancer”- Dr Claire Guest tells #SaturdayLive how dogs’ sensitive noses could save lives http://bbc.in/NsGcfA

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    25 Jun Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    An unexpected link between brain areas that generate hunger and cocaine addiction: http://bit.ly/Ls8z0n  #braintweet #neuroscience

    25 Jun Geraint Rees Geraint Rees ‏@profgeraintrees

    Diagnosing Parkinson’s disease by listening to people’s voices http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-18427851 …

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    25 Jun Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Animal intelligence. Dolphin, bonobo, dog&elephant brains are capable of some amazing things: http://n24.cm/Lug1Iw  #braintweet #neuroscience

    25 Jun SciAm MIND SciAm MIND ‏@sciammind

    Reinforce learning with a nap: http://ow.ly/bNSnt  | @psychcentral

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    25 Jun Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    South African daffodils – helping to smuggle future drugs across the blood brain barrier: http://bit.ly/MOEFPG  #braintweet #neuroscience #ln

    22 Jun Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    What fMRI scanning can / cannot tell us about the human brain: http://bit.ly/MauWGq  #braintweet #neuroscience #psychology #In

    21 Jun Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Better understanding of how human brain does vision will help us make robots that see better: http://bit.ly/NTMmer  #braintweet #neuroscience

    21 Jun Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Experimental “gene-silencing” drug: fresh hope for effective Huntington’s disease treatment: http://cbsn.ws/L51puC  #braintweet #neuroscience

    21 Jun Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    8months of yoga, thrice weekly, increases brain volume (&prevent falls by improving balance): http://bit.ly/KAut23  #braintweet #neuroscience

    21 Jun Christian Jarrett Christian Jarrett ‏@Psych_Writer

    Psychopathology and the Human Connectome – open access review: http://ow.ly/bJ1TB  via @neurocellpress

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    20 Jun Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Wiring diagram of entire mouse brain to be made publicly available: http://bit.ly/KT4uiZ  ..but what 2 do with it?! #braintweet #neuroscience

    20 Jun Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Insula&striatum= critical areas on continuum from sexual desire to romantic love: http://bit.ly/MFmVKp  #braintweet #neuroscience #psychology

    19 Jun Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Victorian sports doping: http://bit.ly/MptXRP  ..in Peru I tried coca tea so can vouch for it -much more stimulating than coffee! #braintweet

    19 Jun Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    How to survive a spear through the skull: http://abcn.ws/NMc2tw  …don’t take it out until you get to hospital – or you’ll die #braintweet

    18 Jun Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    “Power and success work through the same [brain] circuit as sex and cocaine” Ian Robertson: http://bit.ly/Lz8FQv  #braintweet #psychology

    18 Jun Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    A candidate for one of the most bizarre biomedical research topics ever investigated?: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2602466  #braintweet

    18 Jun Science Museum Science Museum ‏@sciencemuseum

    #LunchtimeReading: Alan Turing: the free-thinker who programmed our world http://ow.ly/bDTc4

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    18 Jun Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Arrowsmith schools(which offer cognitive training for kids with learning disabilities)expands to Australia: http://bit.ly/KELWYv  #braintweet

    15 Jun Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    What’s the point of blushing? http://bit.ly/Fqldg  More likely to be forgiven a social faux pas.. apparently #braintweet #psychology #social

    14 Jun Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Poor sleep leads to rise in anticipatory responses in amygdala, especially in anxious people: http://nydn.us/M81VKl  #braintweet #neuroscience

    14 Jun Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Brain implant for new age prosthetic limbs to be powered by cerebrospinal fluid: http://bit.ly/LAW4iU  #braintweet #neuroscience #paralympics

    13 Jun Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Can food make people happy? A nice summary of physiol vs psych FX courtesy of TLC: http://bit.ly/MrjCWU  #braintweet #neuroscience #happiness

    13 Jun Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Blocking FAAH enzyme (breaks down brain’s natual cannibinoids) may lead to new treatment4anxiety disorders: http://bit.ly/MDa3S2  #braintweet

    11 Jun John Hosier John Hosier ‏@colonialdude

    “@Tangram100: #Chinese mindfulness #meditation prompts double #positive punch in #brain white matter http://bit.ly/Ky2ElJ  #BrainTweet”

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    12 Jun Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Low dopamine in midbrain & striatum of human brain linked to aggressive as opposed to strategic behaviours: http://bit.ly/OkT35N  #braintweet

    12 Jun Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    The future of brain surgery? Pulling brain tumours out through the nose: http://bit.ly/LYHpvE  #braintweet #neurosurgery

    12 Jun Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    White matter density increases in “self-regulation” brain areas after just 11hrs meditation: http://bit.ly/NuZ4iu  #braintweet #neuroscience

    8 Jun Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    I’d love2know where in brain this guy’s tumour was? http://abcn.ws/L9l52P  Tumours CAN cause very abnormal behaviour #braintweet #neuroscience

    7 Jun Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    +’ve imagery improves symptoms of depression best when fMRI images from own brain are viewed: http://bbc.in/LqayTL  #braintweet #neuroscience

    7 Jun Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Future stem cell therapies looks bright. Skin cells turned into brain stem cells with single genetic tweak: http://bit.ly/KlLB87  #braintweet

    7 Jun Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Virtual reality studies investigating deja vu find familiar spatial layout in a new environment may be key: http://bit.ly/McPIWT  #braintweet

    6 Jun Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Fatty acids may be key 2control immune system4better control of multiple sclerosis in future: http://buswk.co/KiwFry  #braintweet #neuroscience

    6 Jun Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Symptoms of brain cancer easily confused with non-life-threatening illnesses;late diagnosis..bad prognosis: http://bbc.in/L9VUNW  #braintweet

    6 Jun Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Increased risk of psychosis during adult life for premature babies (+behavioural problems as kids): http://bit.ly/KRpLu6  #braintweet #neuro

    5 Jun Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Guilt & the brain mechanism by which self-blame might spill over into depression: http://lat.ms/LvSO61  #braintweet #neuroscience #fMRI

    5 Jun PsyPost.org PsyPost.org ‏@PsyPost

    Anxious girls’ brains work harder http://bit.ly/M4uEOU

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    5 Jun Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Depression induced by stroke seems to involve disruption in the brain’s default-mode network: http://bit.ly/L06iYl  #braintweet #neuroscience

    1 Jun Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    @sandoz “The Information” by James Gleick – is brilliant. Reminds me of our first discussion: entropy, comms, machines…highly recommended!

    1 Jun Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    FOCUS (the BBC’s science & tech magazine) is particularly good this month. I’d highly recommend going out&buying it immediately! #braintweet

    31 May Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    As humans age our body odour changes,so our brains can judge a person’s age(roughly)from just their smell!: http://bit.ly/LJJSMz  #braintweet

    31 May Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    I really admire David Nutt’s bold, blunt honesty -banning drugs hampers research: http://reut.rs/KLIx6e  #braintweet #neuroscience #psychology

    30 May Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Stem cell hope for Huntington Disease patients on the horizon after promising early results: http://bit.ly/N666aB  #braintweet #neuroscience

    30 May Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Neuroscientists support musical strategies 4 getting going in the morning & calming down after an argument: http://bit.ly/JIPQPA  #braintweet

    30 May Tom Ziessen Tom Ziessen ‏@tomziessen

    My film exploring fMRI lie detection shown at ‘The Legal Mindfield’ @ExploreWellcome is here http://bit.ly/KavcHU  with thanks to @WCMT_UK

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    30 May Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Large Aussie trial 2 use MRI 2 ascertain impact of aspirin on blood flow 2 brain in elderly: http://bit.ly/KVGitX  #braintweet #neuroscience

    29 May Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Human brain responds to bright light…shone into ear hole!: http://on.mktw.net/MVb9NF  ..selection pressure driving that? Hmm? #braintweet #neuro

    29 May Jon Sutton Jon Sutton ‏@jonmsutton

    Particularly for @cfernyhough @jonahlehrer etc RT @ianwalker: .@iain_white Best. Scientific. Paper. Ever http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1311997/pdf/jaba00061-0143a.pdf …

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    29 May Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Getting it only half right (at first) ultimately leads to brilliant discoveries in the long run: http://bit.ly/KJHSmP  #braintweet #science

    26 May Jamie F. Lawson Jamie F. Lawson ‏@drlawson

    Humans and monkeys seem primed to acquire fear of spiders, snakes, but only if they see others afraid first. Social referencing. #science140

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    29 May Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    The human brain is more sensitive to the negative than the positive: http://newspr.es/L01TUh  #braintweet #neuroscience #psychology #In

    28 May Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Couple who wrote iBrain (dreadful) now pushing anti-Alz program: http://bit.ly/MTHdyS  seems perfectly reasonable: #braintweet #neuroscience

    28 May Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    New technique nudging stem cells down pathway2 “neuron-hood” in “natural” way=quicker,safer,better neurons: http://bit.ly/JzACrh  #braintweet

    28 May Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    What your brain is up to when you are asleep: http://bit.ly/Kzb7ru  (mostly speculative) #braintweet #neuroscience #psychology #sleep

    25 May Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Marbles: The Brain Store – what a good name for a company supplying mind bending games!: http://cnet.co/JONvSr  #braintweet #In

    24 May Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    How strong connectivity within the brain, mediated by healthy white matter tracts, relates to intelligence: http://bit.ly/JeTbje  #braintweet

    24 May Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    We’ve known for some time that little used synapses are trimmed away;now we know how brains actually do it: http://bit.ly/JouRQE  #braintweet

    23 May Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Teen brain sensitivity2rejection, 3D body scans2help #anorexia &Jonah Lehrer on fiction: http://bbc.in/LhbRyS  by @claudiahammond #braintweet

    23 May Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Exercise is great for brain health in many ways: http://bit.ly/KLCpgC  Even helps #ADHD in adolescence (BDNF genotype dependent) #braintweet

    23 May Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    MRIs done before Japanese tsunami enable brain regions involved in PTSD 2B identified after: http://bit.ly/KEGbED  #braintweet #neuroscience

    23 May Neuromarketing Neuromarketing ‏@neuromarketing

    Persuade with Silky Smooth Copy via Neuromarketing – It shouldn’t surprise Neuromarketing readers … http://tinyurl.com/cdz88m5

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    23 May Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    GET OUT&PLAY:warning on excessive time kids spent gawping@screens,resulting dependence&related morbidities: http://bbc.in/KH2Rbj  #braintweet

    23 May Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Today’s Google Doodle is wicked. Take five mins to have a mess around… I haven’t played “The Entertainer” in years! #braintweet

    22 May Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Brain Coach Live went down extremely well today (as part of a trio with the excellent Adrian Webster&Struan Robertson) #braintweet #In

    21 May Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    What bird brains teach us about how we learn by trial & error: http://bit.ly/JIkkRm  (what role basal ganglia play) #braintweet #neuroscience

    21 May Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    A squirt of oxytocin gives autistic brains a boost in areas involved in social behaviour: http://bit.ly/KFhet5  #braintweet #neuroscience

    18 May Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Novel fMRI study shows intense cognitive distraction eliminates pain at level of spinal cord: http://bit.ly/JzrEie  #braintweet #neuroscience

    18 May Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Playstation to board the brain train this autumn: http://bit.ly/Jcj6N9  But will it have substance? Or just style? #braintweet #braintraining

    16 May Ö. Ezgi Aktürk Ö. Ezgi Aktürk ‏@ezgiakt

    Paralyzed Man Regains Hand Function after Breakthrough Nerve Rewiring Procedure http://bit.ly/JjSJ2q  (via @dambil) #neuroplasticity

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    18 May Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Insights into the #neuroplasticity that can lead to chronic pain syndromes: http://bit.ly/Jc8tdd  #braintweet #neuroscience #pain

    17 May Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Check out video footage of quadriplegic using brain implant2control robot arm: http://bit.ly/JlPHLi  #braintweet #neuroscience #neurosurgery

    17 May Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Using 3D printer to create model of brain from MRI: http://bit.ly/JjdeD8  (NB brain chocolate PR stunt=not so cool) #braintweet #neuroscience

    17 May Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Phineas Gage’s brain damage accurately mapped over 150yrs after explosion skewered his skull: http://bit.ly/JhC5q2  #braintweet #neuroscience

    16 May Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    #24hrsAE is absolutely brilliant… We take for granted in the UK how lucky we are to have such incredible trauma care at our disposal I♥NHS

    16 May Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    I’m glad there are agencies out there cracking down on over-inflated claims about vitamin supplements: http://n24.cm/KeHSa0  #braintweet #In

    16 May Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Snacking on sugary foods may interfere with your cognition (but omega 3 can compensate!): http://bit.ly/JjggRg  #braintweet #neuroscience #In

    15 May Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Environments mould human brains that adapt their environments to which their brains adapt…: http://bit.ly/LMO2Sb  #braintweet #neuroscience

    15 May Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Does B-amyloid really cause Alzheimer’s? New drug2B tested on Columbian family will find out: http://reut.rs/JeemYJ  #braintweet #neuroscience

    15 May Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    CanUimagine needing2learn how2knock out ur own daughter? Epilepsy surgery prevents the need: http://bit.ly/IUJOpR  #braintweet #neurosurgery

    14 May Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Brainput from MIT: http://bit.ly/JboOzZ  -fNIRS detects brain states indicative of multi-tasking to provide a “cyber-helpinghand” #braintweet

    14 May Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Brain scans before and after giving birth reveal growth in hypothalamus,amygdala,mid-brain… http://bit.ly/M8c64P  #braintweet #neuroscience

    14 May Mo Costandi Mo Costandi ‏@mocost

    This Saturday afternoon @wellcometrust: Brains on Film http://bit.ly/JjTl7N

    14 May Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Alan Turing: http://bit.ly/JyqKPg  – “the world’s first computer scientist”?!..surely that was Babbage&his difference engine? #braintweet #In

    11 May Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Critical periods in brain development: http://bit.ly/LwjUKO  #braintweet #neuroscience

    11 May Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Apparently Santino the rock hurling chimp has been stockpiling ammunition in advance since 1997!!: http://bit.ly/ah94r8  #braintweet

    11 May Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Seems humans not alone in planning ahead-chimp collects rocks(before zoo opens) 2hurl at visitors later on: http://bit.ly/JoPRUQ  #braintweet

    11 May Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    An unexpected treat to cross paths with @claudiahammond today…hopefully next time we’ll get to have a proper chat… mind, brains etcetera

    10 May Earl K. Miller Earl K. Miller ‏@MillerLabMIT

    Even monkeys don’t like unfair economic policies. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QijfsvQO-5…

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    10 May Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    EEG brain scanning – at home – just for fun… fastforward10yrs – everyone will have one: http://bit.ly/ILoy4M  #braintweet #neuroscience #In

    10 May Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Watch out kids – big brother is watching you – to try and catch your autism early: http://bit.ly/KC29gm  #braintweet #neuroscience #In

    9 May Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    To get a sense of just how amazingly complex the wiring of the brain really is, check this: http://bit.ly/IKOWR8  #braintweet #neuroscience

    9 May Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Anyone up for watching a bit of live brain surgery? http://abcn.ws/JrzA2L  #braintweet #neurosurgery #neuroscience #In

    9 May Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Disclosing personal information via social media activates brain reward pathways (VTA/NAcc): http://lat.ms/JcmJQL  #braintweet #neuroscience

    8 May Mo Costandi Mo Costandi ‏@mocost

    Our ancestors’ squishy skulls led to bulging brains http://on.msnbc.com/IWMCEF  Bipedalism, birth and brain evolution http://gu.com/p/37d5d/tw

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    8 May Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    But are psychopaths born with less grey matter in brain areas for processing social signals?: http://reut.rs/ID6Jon  #braintweet #neuroscience

    8 May Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    MRI can distinguish between psychopaths and those with pure anti-social personality disorder: http://reut.rs/ID6Jon  #braintweet #neuroscience

    4 May Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Legendary psychologist Liz Spelke on studying infant behaviour2understand brain development: http://nyti.ms/IPZrj1  #braintweet #psychology

    4 May Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Eye implant gives rudimentary vision (basic monochrome outline of objects) back to two blind Brits: http://bit.ly/KYCrBH  #braintweet

    4 May Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    What’s the difference between a metaphor & a similie? It’s all in the brain: http://bit.ly/JHwZS3  #braintweet #neuroscience #psychology #In

    3 May Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Ancestral gene duplication slowed the process of brain growth for enlargement of human brain: http://bit.ly/JFq8bY  #braintweet #neuroscience

    3 May Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Yet more reasons to regularly eat foods rich in omega-3 (like salmon, tuna, sardines etc.): http://bit.ly/IynGT7  #braintweet

    3 May Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Which side of brain governs approach motivation is opposite for left and right handers: http://bit.ly/IVMvXg  #braintweet #neuroscience

    2 May Pete Cashmore Pete Cashmore ‏@mashable

    How One App Eases Cancer Treatment for Children http://on.mash.to/IUyysH

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    2 May Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Thanks for the heads up @sandoz re: “How we will build an artificial human brain”: http://on.io9.com/JT4QG9  #braintweet #neuroscience #In

    2 May Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Dopamine’s opposing influence on work rate in striatum (higher motivation) vs. anterior insula (slacking): http://ind.pn/IGs1Eu  #braintweet

    2 May Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    @sandoz Mankind will build an artificial brain w/ tech that hasn’t been invented yet, millions of collaborative man hrs (&great difficulty)

    2 May Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Chill Your Brain. Ambulance service to trial brain cooling device2help save lives and minimise brain injury http://bbc.in/Jo2Xyd  #braintweet

    2 May Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Beatboxing (using only vocals2create sound of many instruments)depends heavily on cerebellum: http://bbc.in/jomyrZ  #braintweet #neuroscience

    1 May Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    “The human brain is an engine of belief. Our minds continually consume, produce and attempt to integrate ideas…” Sam Harris #braintweet

    1 May Mo Costandi Mo Costandi ‏@mocost

    Bilingualism enhances pitch perception and attentional mechanisms http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2012/04/23/1201575109 …

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    1 May Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Exposure to a pesticide called chlorpyrifos in the womb associated with abnormalities in brain development: http://tinyurl.com/c5qxg74  #braintweet

    30 Apr Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    My latest re-tweaked 2012 showreel is up on YouTube: http://bit.ly/Kqi4J2  … I’d be really grateful if you’d log in & “like” it #braintweet

    30 Apr Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Company plans to transplant brain into robot & fly it into space 😉 Ambitious timelines to say the least!: http://bit.ly/Ibzu0O  #braintweet

    30 Apr Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Brain damage caused by brutal attack unleashes previously unknown mathematical genius: http://bit.ly/Iqyi92  #braintweet #neuroscience

    30 Apr Dr. SunWolf Dr. SunWolf ‏@TheSocialBrain

    The neurobiological roots of justice—willingness to punish others who lie, cheat, steal, even when we weren’t harmed: http://alturl.com/og9ox

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    30 Apr Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    But once fMRI has ID’ed teens “at risk” of experimenting with drugs-then what? Ground them for life? http://bit.ly/JnHRTw  #braintweet #neuro

    27 Apr Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    It seems that if you think very carefully and analytically… religious belief fades away: http://huff.to/JK08yf  #braintweet #psychology

    27 Apr SciAm MIND SciAm MIND ‏@sciammind

    MIND Reviews: Imagine: How Creativity Works http://bit.ly/K8tJjL

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    27 Apr Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    A few pigeon steps closer to understanding how bird brain GPS reads earth’s magnetic field: http://bbc.in/JeGVOn  #braintweet #neuroscience

    26 Apr Sam McNerney Sam McNerney ‏@SamMcNerney

    To See Humans’ Progress, Zoom Out http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2012/02/26/are-people-getting-dumber/zoom-out-and-youll-see-people-are-improving … @sapinker

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    26 Apr Science News Science News ‏@Science_Info

    Brain Plasticity: Learning mechanism of the adult brain revealed http://bit.ly/Iz8xCl

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    25 Apr Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Active cognitive lifestyle in later life keeps dementia at bay in a variety of different ways http://bit.ly/I96aY9  #braintweet #neuroscience

    25 Apr Scientific American Scientific American ‏@sciam

    Why Light Touching Can Double Your Chances of Getting a Date [Excerpt] http://bit.ly/IIiStU

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    25 Apr Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Studying link between mood (bipolar disorder) &brain’s “solar-powered” day-night clock (SCN): http://bit.ly/JprN2K  #braintweet #neuroscience

    25 Apr Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Fascinating insight into paraplegic man who controls robot from 100km away by focusing his mind entirely: http://buswk.co/I8x5TY  #braintweet

    24 Apr Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Grey matter lost at twice the rate in people addicted to cocaine versus non-users: http://yhoo.it/K68HNW  #braintweet #neuroscience

    23 Apr Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Lovely illustrated guide on how to mediate effectively to take the pressure off our overstimulated brains: http://bit.ly/Jtcut9  #braintweet

    23 Apr Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Hotdesking adventures bring me2 @ShineComms this week.Whole company applauded as I walked in.Complete coincidence.Aimed at someone else! #In

    23 Apr Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Ice-cream-head pain explained by dilation of anterior cerebral artery in response to intense cold: http://fxn.ws/I589gJ  #braintweet

    20 Apr Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Fascinating insights from neurologist-turned-teacher into info overload at school: http://bit.ly/IWJoNg  #braintweet #teaching #neuroscience

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    20 Apr Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    What goes on inside the female brain when they view hardcore pornography: http://huff.to/IAJRqp  #braintweet #neuroscience

    20 Apr Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    The truth behind #subliminal advertising: http://bit.ly/HFSGiC  (it’s nothing to worry about) #braintweet #neuroscience #psychology #In

    20 Apr Guardian Science Guardian Science ‏@guardianscience

    The cost of supporting the parasitic academic publishing industry is stifling science | Peter Coles http://gu.com/p/372yk/tw

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    20 Apr Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Boxers’ brains monitored over many years to enable intervention before brain shrinks: http://bit.ly/HSssbo  #braintweet #neuroscience #boxing

    19 Apr Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Superman’s dream-an important step closer2helping those w/ spinal cord damage regain control: http://bit.ly/HVhANT  #braintweet #neuroscience

    19 Apr Earl K. Miller Earl K. Miller ‏@MillerLabMIT

    There is no “God spot” in the brain;spirituality is complex and engages multiple brain areas?? Shocking! http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/04/120419091223.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Latest+Science+News%29&utm_content=Google+Reader …

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    19 Apr Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    #BrainCoach Live seemed to go down very well indeed at South Hampstead High. Great crowd. 40mins not enough.. so much more2tell! #braintweet

    19 Apr Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Very much looking forward to giving my #BrainCoach talk at South Hampstead High School this afternoon #braintweet – hope it goes down well

    18 Apr Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    I had no idea that very severe OCD can be treated by chopping out the anterior cingulate: http://bit.ly/I4JdQd  #braintweet #neurosurgery

    18 Apr Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    “Exercise.. does more to bolster thinking than thinking does”: http://nyti.ms/IYbfmO  #braintweet #neuroscience #psychology #fitness #BOPs

    18 Apr Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Larger nucleus accumbens response predicts women who will put on weight (or have more sex): http://fxn.ws/IljBB7  #braintweet #neuroscience

    17 Apr Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Why women get migraines more than men: http://bit.ly/J8iSSe  #braintweet

    17 Apr Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Creativity by Lehrer. PFC in improv jazz, surfing with Asperger’s, painting talent inspired thru’ dementia: http://tgr.ph/HMO0v0  #braintweet

    17 Apr Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    “fly through brain, zooming in on fine structure..zooming out to watch flow of info between brain regions”: http://bit.ly/HPBPKA  #braintweet

    16 Apr Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Are your parents smoking weed / cannabis on the sly? Numbers of late middle-aged UK stoners getting higher: http://bit.ly/HFOWPc  #braintweet

    16 Apr Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Entrain your brain to new habits before attempting a diet… it improves outcomes (allegedly): http://bit.ly/IY7YhM  #braintweet

    16 Apr Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Legendary scientist Paul Thompson uses crowd sourcing brain research2 ID intelligence genes: http://nyti.ms/HIL4iK  #braintweet #neuroscience

    13 Apr Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Promising new gene therapy injection4 Parkinson’s disease “re-programming” striatum2 produce more dopamine: http://huff.to/HFLW6I  #braintweet

    13 Apr Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    World’s largest Catholic country abolishes law banning abortion of foetuses whose brains fail to develop: http://reut.rs/HEFr2w  #braintweet

    12 Apr Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Brain areas vital for general intelligence ID’ed with help of brain damaged Vietnam veterans: http://bit.ly/IGgpRm  #braintweet #neuroscience

    12 Apr Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Whilst on subject of clever advertising @smartArg devised novel use 4 Twitter feed. Go to their full profile page &hold down ‘j’ #braintweet

    12 Apr Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Masterful advertising: all key ingredients necessary to grab attention,stoke emotion & stick in memory: http://bit.ly/HB7VJX  #braintweet #In

    11 Apr Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Key driving force behind enlargement of human brain? Teamwork: http://bit.ly/HvpREy  #braintweet #neuroscience #psychology #In

    10 Apr Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Short video from @sciammind providing a whistlestop tour around key areas of the human brain: http://bcove.me/zfygvjn0  #braintweet #neuroscience

    10 Apr Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Footballers boast superior executive function – higher the league, better the brain function: http://nyti.ms/HYcy1h  #braintweet #psychology

    10 Apr Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Good overview of latest research identifying early differences in autistic brain development: http://usat.ly/Huwb4E  #braintweet #neuroscience

    9 Apr Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    The future of fMRI brain imaging: http://bit.ly/HdWDJP  (relieved there is 1 as I’m starting a new post-doc in Oct) #braintweet #neuroscience

    8 Apr Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    My very talented girlfriend made a film about Gunther von Hagens’ take on the #crucifixion, tonight 10pm on Ch4: http://bit.ly/Hix0HQ

    29 Mar Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Now you too can make music with your brainwaves: http://tinyurl.com/bt7t6ox  … fun to make, but awful to listen to no doubt 😉 #braintweet

    28 Mar Science News Science News ‏@Science_Info

    Meditation Improves Emotional Behaviors in Teachers, Study Finds http://bit.ly/Hn8dUa

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    28 Mar Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Fantastic green screen shooting facilities up @ the CLC in Rotherham-best I’ve ever used #braintweet http://yfrog.com/kf4arzmj

    28 Mar Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Georgeous looking book ap for kids that tells the story of their brain: http://bit.ly/GWoMoA  … Wish I’d thought of that!! #braintweet #In

    27 Mar Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Einstein’s brain had enlarged parietal cortex and too many gilal cells. Now it’s to be exhibited at the WT: http://reut.rs/Haokqd  #braintweet

    27 Mar Earl K. Miller Earl K. Miller ‏@MillerLabMIT

    As an attention scientist, I declare this is a prudent decision: City Completely Bans All Cell Phone Use While Driving http://gizmodo.com/5896729/us-city-completely-bans-all-cell-phone-use-while-driving-yes-that-includes-bluetooth …

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    27 Mar Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    David Cameron issues “Challenge on Dementia”; will other world leaders follow suit?: http://bit.ly/GUSpfd  #braintweet #neuroscience

    26 Mar Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Undetectable brain tumours will soon be able to hide no longer with breakthrough in medical dye for MRI: http://bit.ly/GUH9cW  #braintweet

    26 Mar Geraint Rees Geraint Rees ‏@profgeraintrees

    Increased modularity of human brain activity during NREM sleep http://bit.ly/GU74rS

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    26 Mar Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Very dissappointed no MRI pic included to show cue tip lodged in brain. “Slip” my eye, bar brawl I’d wager: http://bit.ly/GNg4KC  #braintweet

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    26 Mar Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Brace yourself for an avalanche of brain training aps… here is BrainSwaggle2; fun & good for brains!: http://bit.ly/H6pLHg  #braintweet #ln

    26 Mar Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Got a massive spam (forehead)? This be indicative of a large social network… (possibly): http://onforb.es/GRAqAF  #braintweet #neuroscience

    23 Mar Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Insulin-resistance in the brain can accelerate cognitive impairment even in non-diabetics: http://bit.ly/GJsSm8  #braintweet #neuroscience

    23 Mar Psychology News Psychology News ‏@PsychologyNow

    Anxiety Makes Brain Poor At Maths For Some Children: A study from the Stanford University Scho… http://bit.ly/GSCiOC  #psychology #news

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    23 Mar Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Memory champ explains how you can do it too: http://bit.ly/GJJvkY  #braintweet #psychology #memory #braintips #ln

    23 Mar Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Just finished final edit of up2date showreel w/ help of digital genius @davidcurtis Editing is a long grind!! Watch this space. #hraintweet

    22 Mar Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Love brains? Now you can get one on your iPhone or iPad: http://bit.ly/GRxLdk  #braintweet #neuroscience

    22 Mar Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Microsoft man plunges big wads of cash into neuroscience research -thanks Paul, much obliged: http://nyti.ms/GILZv8  #braintweet #neuroscience

    22 Mar Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Boycott fast food or pay the consequences of cognitive decline…obesity=atherosclerosis in body AND brain: http://abcn.ws/GPI6Vx  #braintweet

    21 Mar Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    MRI provides new evidence on how Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias spread across brain: http://bit.ly/GDW0yK  #braintweet #neuroscience

    21 Mar Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    But will insula size also correlate with personality factors in people without a genetic brain disorder?: http://bit.ly/GBRVYf  #braintweet

    21 Mar Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Nanotherapy smuggles radiation-emitting isotopes deep inside the brain – causing less collateral damage: http://bit.ly/GDhOU5  #braintweet

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    20 Mar Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Performing surgery on two brains simultaneously? Surely that’s showing off: http://bit.ly/GCkdQL  – talented man!! #braintweet #neurosurgery

    20 Mar Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Look2China4glimpse of future. Clever art installation carries timely warning re: tech immersion: http://bit.ly/GE0ySw  (via @StringsLondon)

    20 Mar Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Step closer 2 cracking the riddle of how electroconvulsive therapy actually helps remedy severe depression: http://bbc.in/Ag6xZP  #braintweet

    20 Mar Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Finally a decent article on whether soldier’s brain injury could really have induced killing spree: http://bit.ly/GCgTp2  #braintweet #neuro

    19 Mar Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    @sophiescott to have a neuroscientist of your calibre favourite a #braintweet of mine is a great honour! -always been a big fan of your work

    19 Mar Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Knackered cops unable2 ID suspect after a chase – exercise-induced depletion in cognitive resources blamed: http://bit.ly/xGi56J  #braintweet

    19 Mar SciAm MIND SciAm MIND ‏@sciammind

    Social psych tips for successful weight loss: http://ow.ly/9JTxn

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    19 Mar Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Further from previous brainblog: http://bit.ly/r12F4h  how green spaces can accelerate the healing process: http://bit.ly/zQ3sen  #braintweet

    19 Mar SciAm MIND SciAm MIND ‏@sciammind

    Feeling productive this morning? Stay far, far away from this beautiful, science-rich brain game: http://ow.ly/9JRT5

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    19 Mar Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    New cure4tinnitus squashes ringing sound generated in brain w/ headphones that play tone of matching pitch: http://huff.to/wVMUoh  #braintweet

    16 Mar Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    What goes on in brains that always seem to forget everything after a night on the booze?: http://fxn.ws/AmF8Uj  #braintweet #neuroscience

    16 Mar Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    How brands are and are not permitted to use Facebook Timeline as of 30th March: http://bit.ly/zECeoU  #braintweet #ln

    16 Mar Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Keeping eye on vision for early warning on brain: http://bbc.in/zLvVVN  Retinal blood vessel health ~ brain blood vessel health #braintweet

    15 Mar Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    “4every neuron that receives..input from..outside world..10-100 do not..brain is therefore talking mostly2itself” 😉 Sam Harris #braintweet

    15 Mar Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Pearl wins computing world’s equiv of Nobel 4creating AI systems that mimic design features of human brain: http://bit.ly/zpIzWW  #braintweet

    15 Mar Jamie Joseph Jamie Joseph ‏@jamie__joseph

    the psychology of e-readers and memory http://healthland.time.com/2012/03/14/do-e-books-impair-memory/ … #kindle

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    15 Mar Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Yet more evidence of brain plasticity: more years of mediation practice –> more folding in brain tissue: http://bit.ly/wR2Jop  #braintweet

    15 Mar Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    The “brain fog” that strikes around time of menopause primarily interferes with working memory: http://bit.ly/yixuxA  #braintweet #psychology

    14 Mar Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Eating too much fatty food makes people more irritable and aggressive: http://bit.ly/w4LP9k  #braintweet #psychology

    14 Mar Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    MyBrainSolutions – another brain health website this time targeted at the corporate professional, it seems: http://bit.ly/A4eUOj  #ln

    14 Mar Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    MyBrainSolutions – another brain health website this time targeted at the corporate professional, it seems: http://bit.ly/A4eUOj  #braintweet

    13 Mar Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Nice concept! Amazing learning capacity of human baby brain to inspire next generation of robot brains: http://huff.to/zocA58  #braintweet

    13 Mar Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Men suffer cognitive stage fright when they think they’re being observed by a woman: http://bit.ly/AfvIfW  #braintweet #psychology

    13 Mar Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Any studies out there 2support anecdotes http://bit.ly/yJAYQ1  that persistant interruption by email/text etc ruins productivity? #braintweet

    13 Mar Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Wanna ditch those reading glasses? (#2) Correct long-sightedness by spending long periods of time in space: http://bit.ly/wTvBmT  #braintweet

    13 Mar Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    On smartphones vs desktop internet: “the value of depth was replaced by that of immediacy masquerading as relevancy” D. Rushkoff #braintweet

    12 Mar Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Wanna ditch those reading glasses? Train brain on demanding visual task2correct old age long-sightedness: http://1.usa.gov/xPmeax  #braintweet

    12 Mar Sarah-JayneBlakemore Sarah-JayneBlakemore ‏@sjblakemore

    fantastic clip of neuroscientists estimating how much of the brain is conscious: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00pyhx2 …

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    12 Mar Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Using LSD to treat alcoholism: http://bit.ly/xr9oRt  – “making the brain function more chaotically..like shaking up a snow globe” #braintweet

    12 Mar Wired UK Wired UK ‏@WiredUK

    Data glove could help diagnosis and treatment of arthritis http://bit.ly/AAR5mJ  by @KatieScott1980

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    12 Mar Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Consciousness=CEO, subconscious brain is all the other employees. CEO just deals with most pressing issues: http://tinyurl.com/749k7ob  #braintweet

    9 Mar Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Careful with ur Ritalin dosing.. low doses improve concentration (in ADHD) but high doses have negative FX: http://bit.ly/xaEOkz  #braintweet

    9 Mar Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Re: previous #braintweet … #dttah = new hashtag that stands for “don’t try this at home” (aimed at people who watch too much YouTube 😉

    9 Mar Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    No need to insert electrodes deep inside brain. Zapping it from the outside also lifts depression!: http://bit.ly/Amgh9x  #braintweet #dttah

    8 Mar Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Characteristics of a person’s heartbeat can tell you about their personality: http://1.usa.gov/y3HGQ3  – now I’ve heard it all!! #braintweet

    8 Mar Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Humans, born to cooperate: http://bit.ly/yYvsfN  I’m not convinced… are you? #braintweet #psychology

    8 Mar Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    For those who missed it… I recently posted this brainblog about creativity and the brain: http://bit.ly/AkZ2kY  #braintweet #neuroscience

    8 Mar Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    As brain areas controlling impulses mature from 6–>13 years old = bargaining skills improve: http://bit.ly/zj1fZ8  #braintweet #neuroscience

    8 Mar Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Streching brain power in middle age is vitally important to keep dementia at bay in later life: http://nyti.ms/AcHONS  #braintweet #psychology

    7 Mar Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Google is old hat. A glimpse of the future: http://bit.ly/yiBoPu  How might knowledge browsers like this affect our brain power? #braintweet

    7 Mar Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    New brainblog describing a recent talk I gave on “Creativity and the Brain”: http://bit.ly/AkZ2kY  #braintweet #neuroscience #creativity

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    7 Mar Brain Science Brain Science ‏@TheBrainScience

    Brain Food, Fox Medical Team Explains http://sns.mx/yQhry0

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    7 Mar Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    If you find earworms as fascinating as I do: http://bbc.in/zwWelQ  you should check out Oliver Sacks’ brilliant book MUSICOPHILIA #braintweet

    7 Mar Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Concussed kids may suffer mild cognitive impairment for up to a year: http://bit.ly/Ast8w7  -or maybe just parental rating bias? #braintweet

    7 Mar Dr. SunWolf Dr. SunWolf ‏@TheSocialBrain

     

    {The Power of Habit} How the habit loop forms in our brain and how to interrupt it: http://alturl.com/jqdaq

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    7 Mar Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Amygdala does not just trigger alarm bells – but processes any event “of immediate concern”: http://bit.ly/xIcbNp  #braintweet #neuroscience

    6 Mar Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    What a (near) waste of a good brain: http://bit.ly/yoUlpN  – brain donation to medical research (almost) scuppered by redtape #braintweet

    6 Mar Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Interview with living neuro-legend and Nobel Laureate Eric Kandel in the NYT: http://bit.ly/zbzg7S  #braintweet #neuroscience #psychology

    6 Mar Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Intensive computer gaming changes brains for better and for worse: http://fxn.ws/Ab0maq  #braintweet #neuroscience #psychology

    6 Mar Brain Science Brain Science ‏@TheBrainScience

    Study shows how new information is encoded into prefrontal cortex – News http://sns.mx/yqhpy0

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    5 Mar Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Anything that improves working memory increases IQ (Klingberg)& iPhone game “Memneon” nails that perfectly: http://bit.ly/iSAW1f  #braintweet

    5 Mar Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Interview with neuroeconomist Paul Zak on oxytocin, trust&decisions about money: http://bit.ly/wxBMyc  #braintweet #neuroscience #psychology

    5 Mar 99U 99U ‏@99u

    How the history of toothpaste explains the way habits are formed – http://slate.me/ztJP4L

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    1 Mar Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Connectome research(tracing brain connections)yields pretty pictures,but what can it tell us? http://bit.ly/Au61u4  #braintweet #neuroscience

    1 Mar Neuro Science Neuro Science ‏@TheNeuroScience

    How marijuana makes you forget http://sns.mx/xIkGy0

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    1 Mar Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Committee to consider many important questions about future of merging brains with machines: http://bbc.in/xFplpZ  #braintweet #neuroscience

    1 Mar New Scientist New Scientist ‏@newscientist

    No sense revising psychiatry’s bible, we need a system based on brain physiology http://bit.ly/ye0f4D

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    29 Feb Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Hopefully making brain cells from human skin cells will be a better model for psychiatric drug development: http://bit.ly/zeVA5g  #braintweet

    29 Feb Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Neuromarketing banned in France2prevent hype damaging reputation of scientific brain imaging: http://bit.ly/w58BZn  #braintweet #neuroscience

    29 Feb Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    EAT FISH-correlation between lower omega-3 oils in blood&increased brain shrinkage in humans: http://ti.me/zR44oo  #braintweet #neuroscience

    28 Feb Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Talk I just did at RSA “neuroscience of creativity”went down very well. Great2have another offering tucked into the utility belt #braintweet

    27 Feb Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

     

    Neurologist succinctly outlines difference between brain death vs. coma vs. vegetative state: http://bit.ly/y39jpu  #braintweet #neuroscience

    27 Feb Amy Jo Kim Amy Jo Kim ‏@amyjokim

    Reducing cognitive load is what good design is all about. http://bit.ly/y7MAWj  #pinterest

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    27 Feb Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Mysterious, but highly effective, mood stabilising drug Lithium boosts brain cells’ myelin: http://bit.ly/zCh27s  #braintweet #neuroscience

    24 Feb Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Like I was saying… teenagers taking risks is a perfectly normal side effect of brain maturation: http://bit.ly/w5IHyi  #braintweet

    24 Feb Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Sneaky peak of Joseph Le Doux’s theory of how emotion relates to brain circuits for survival: http://bit.ly/A7Axcn  #braintweet #neuroscience

    23 Feb Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    The neuroaesthetics of moving abstract art courtesy of my former PhD supervisor: http://bit.ly/xu6Dew  #braintweet #neuroscience #psychology

    23 Feb Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Ever wonder what goes on in the teen brain? Watch it change through adolescence: http://bit.ly/z38XIf  #braintweet #neuroscience #psychology

    23 Feb Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Marijuana is not (usually) addictive: http://bit.ly/wzmzHh  ..but tobacco is and they often go together #braintweet #neuroscience #psychology

    22 Feb Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Confounded? Surely all this shows is that we hold phone to ear closest to favoured hand (for that reason): http://bit.ly/ApgJz2  #braintweet

    22 Feb Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes” Marcel Proust #braintweet

    22 Feb Pete Cashmore Pete Cashmore ‏@mashable

    Google Heads-Up Display Glasses Are Coming by the End of 2012 [REPORT] – http://on.mash.to/xDxvRj

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    22 Feb Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Where’s the plus sign in this tweet?This is how your brain can do that so fast: http://bit.ly/yxwfpC  #braintweet #neuroscience #psychology +

    21 Feb Sam McNerney Sam McNerney ‏@SamMcNerney

    Atlantic’s Review of “This Will Make You Smarter,” by @edge http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2012/02/this-will-make-you-smarter-a-new-way-to-think-about-thinking/253059/ … via @davideagleman

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    21 Feb Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    @annie_blackmore: What @jeevanvasagar wrote about Hackney UTC new generation of schools offers a cure for jobless youth http://gu.com/p/355fg/tw

    21 Feb Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    The pain of losing money boils down to noradrenaline (and why its a good thing): http://bit.ly/zYdTsy  #braintweet #neuroscience #psychology

    21 Feb Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Four times ironman champion offers her tips on how to make your brain as strong as your body: http://bit.ly/zrVnSK  #braintweet

    20 Feb Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Brain injury recovery=motivation2commit enough hrs2retraining undamaged brain areas2recover lost abilities: http://bit.ly/zc3LSJ  #braintweet

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    20 Feb Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    MRI in a trailer on Kandahar airbase spots soldiers’ traumatic brain injuries in Afghanistan: http://n.pr/zMwsxO  #braintweet #neuroscience

    17 Feb Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    @sciammind Now that doesn’t happen everyday: retweet by none other than the mighty Sci Am MIND. Thanks for the seal of approval! #braintweet

    17 Feb Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Neuroplasticity of adult brain showcased by improving vision through playing computer games: http://bit.ly/ADtTwY  #braintweet #neuroscience

    17 Feb Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

     

    Accelerated white matter development aged 6 mths in infants diagnosed with autism at 2yrs: http://bit.ly/xIrW57  #braintweet #neuroscience

    17 Feb Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    This motley crew aren’t half bad at multitasking… but at what cost?: http://bit.ly/xOiX8S  #braintweet #psychology #neuroscience

    17 Feb Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    It turns out that, although most people are rubbish at multitasking, some are exceptionally good at it: http://bit.ly/waFCbW  #braintweet

    16 Feb Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Chocolate high in flavanols good for your brain: http://reut.rs/zOJ8hY  (never would have made a #braintweet without link to published study)

    16 Feb SciAm MIND SciAm MIND ‏@sciammind

    Retailers learn how your habits influence your behavior: http://ow.ly/96SKv

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    16 Feb Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Investigating the chicken & egg betwen brain injury, addiction & incarceration: http://bit.ly/zUH5B9  #braintweet #neuroscience #psychology

    15 Feb Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Is there anything that deep brain stimulation cannot do? Now it’s going to treat lung illnesses e.g. COPD!:http://bit.ly/wZqudE  #braintweet

    15 Feb Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    “There is no longer any doubt that psychotherapy can result in detectable changes in the brain” Eric Kandel #braintweet #neuroscience

    15 Feb Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    “Pain is an opinion on the organism’s state of health rather than a mere reflexive response to injury” VS Ramachandran #braintweet

    14 Feb Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Wow – I’ve seen quantum dots used to label brain cells with beautiful colours…but never to control them!: http://bit.ly/xbVc3Q  #braintweet

    14 Feb Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Brain scans predict longevity of loving romance: http://bit.ly/xV8iFK  = a load of old cobblers (but a sweet Valentine’s tale) #braintweet

    14 Feb Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    History of abuse appears to shrink the hippocampus – a biological strategy to aid forgetting? http://bit.ly/zjybPT  #braintweet #neuroscience

    14 Feb Graham Davey Graham Davey ‏@GrahamCLDavey

    Overeating (2000-6000 calories a day) doubles risk of mild cognitive impairment in over 70s (!) http://bit.ly/y9TWKe

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    13 Feb Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Organ donor system where opting out (rather than opting in) requires effort=guarantee of more availability: http://bit.ly/yXlNs8  #braintweet

    10 Feb Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    @gpwhyte great 2 meet you today..all the best with filming..would have been lovely to work with you..alas I feel I may have been outflanked!

    10 Feb Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    I met a very interesting US brain scientist 2day who studies a parasite suspected of causing Schizophrenia: http://bit.ly/flhCwM  #braintweet

    10 Feb Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    @simondwatt great to meet you today. I think we could work well together – if not on this one perhaps another day? Good luck. All best, J

    10 Feb Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Humans hear 20Hz-20kHz,but this freakish-looking primate cousin of ours hears ultrasound-right up to 90kHz: http://bit.ly/wTtTca  #braintweet

    9 Feb Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Prodigy uses different brain areas for mathematical calculation: http://1.usa.gov/zfh3JX  than us mere mortals: http://1.usa.gov/wr6zM0  #braintweet

    9 Feb Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    1st heard this from producer of I.N.G. – how a NY anatomist ended up inside a whale on a beach in Ireland: http://nyti.ms/zPY5RZ  #braintweet

    9 Feb Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Deep brain implants again! Navigational memory improved by zapping gateway 2 the hippocampus: http://bit.ly/AlWT6O  #braintweet #neuroscience

    8 Feb Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Using basic smart phone technology/training2increase independence for those w/ serious memory impairments: http://bit.ly/vZ4Bq3  #braintweet

    8 Feb 99U 99U ‏@99u

    The Power of Introverts: A Manifesto for Quiet Brilliance – http://cot.ag/Ax8kSA

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    8 Feb Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Breakthrough allows treatments for Parkinson’s disease to be effectively explored in vitro: http://bbc.in/z1CEQC  #braintweet #neuroscience

    8 Feb Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    @charliecave99 pleasure charlie, thanks for the follow… DrJ

    8 Feb Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Ethical concerns over military applications for tools that enhance or degrade brain function: http://bit.ly/zWDohb  #braintweet #neuroscience

    8 Feb Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    @JerBailey glad you got something out of it.. If you have any suggestions for brain blogs just let me know. Cheers DrJ

    8 Feb Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    @domwwright thanks dom..glad you enjoyed it.. I’ve been invited back so see you next time!

    7 Feb Dom WW FT Dom WW FT ‏@domwwright

    @DrJackLewis really enjoyed your talk today, what you saying about following me back #braintweet

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    7 Feb Jerry Bailey Fryars Jerry Bailey Fryars ‏@JerBailey

    @DrJackLewis really enjoyed the talk today #braintweet RT? Follow Back?

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    7 Feb Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Lovely day for a Brain Coach talk.. I hope it goes down well #braintweet http://yfrog.com/mmfyqgj

    7 Feb Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    “50yr old male smoker shows..similar cognitive decline as..60yr old male who never smoked” Severine Sabia: http://bit.ly/zm2o9E  #braintweet

    6 Feb Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Lumosity, a suite of online brain training games, hits 20 million registered users: http://bit.ly/yz3bF3  #braintweet

    6 Feb Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    In pursuit of flow: http://bit.ly/AfluJg  -can performance-boosting alpha waves be induced via brain electrocution? #neuroscience #braintweet

    6 Feb Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    @jteramsden great to interview you at #music4life on Sat night… looking forward2developing that brain-friendly menu with U in coming weeks

    3 Feb Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Cancer Research 10th Birthday Celebration on Sat at Angel Islington Metalworks – see you there: http://www.facebook.com/events/223527404394250/ … #braintweet #music4life

    3 Feb Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    The Tau of Alzheimer’s:if its neuron-to-neuron spread can be halted – brain should be spared: http://bit.ly/z9nkXY  #braintweet #neuroscience

    2 Feb Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    “relationship between brain size and social network size is mediated by mentalising skills”: http://huff.to/AnMJ5d  #braintweet #neuroscience

    2 Feb Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Mother love makes kids’ hippocampi grow larger: http://ti.me/xMbMGv  …method sounds a bit tenuous to me #braintweet #neuroscience

    1 Feb Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Nostalgia=Back in Senate House library for 1st time since I was writing my PhD thesis (7yrs ago!!) http://yfrog.com/mmnd4fsj

    1 Feb Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    First owls, now humans – heard words reproduced from electrical responses in sound-processing neurons: http://bit.ly/AwjZNi  #braintweet

    31 Jan Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    @millsustwo really well curated evening of talks. Very interesting stuff. Many thanks..

    31 Jan Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    @handcircus good to meet you – great talk – inspirational stuff!

    31 Jan Graham Davey Graham Davey ‏@GrahamCLDavey

    Never go to bed angry! Sleeping after a -ve experience preserves the feeling (http://nyti.ms/w73J7T

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    31 Jan Psychology News Psychology News ‏@PsychologyNow

    Ketamine: Quick Fix for Severe Depression?: Source: ABC News – HealthKetamine, a prescription … http://bit.ly/wNKo8Y  #psychology #news

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    31 Jan Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    It seems drinking milk is not just good for your bones… good for your brain too: http://bit.ly/wpXBHe  #braintweet

    30 Jan Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Aussie shrinks: never retire or your brain will go to mush (words2that effect) http://bit.ly/xhTHco  ..they may well have a point #braintweet

    30 Jan Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Placenta produces serotonin for foetus: http://bit.ly/wuOx7Z  -would you pop afterbirth capsules to fight post-partum depression? #braintweet

    30 Jan Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Fiercely bright, intimidatingly knowledgable, a great loss to neuroscience, RIP: http://bit.ly/wiGjPI  #braintweet #neuroscience #psychology

    30 Jan MNT Psychology News MNT Psychology News ‏@mnt_psychology

    The Amygdala And Fear Are Not The Same Thing http://mnt.to/44mz  #psychology

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    28 Jan Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    The offer is global… But flights can be expensive

    27 Jan Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    The many cognitive process that together enable your brain to complete that crossword: http://bit.ly/t9wkvi  #braintweet #neuroscience

    26 Jan Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Any other #schools out there want to get involved in the Brain Coach Live BOGOF?: http://bit.ly/zj8ndl  #braintweet #neuroscience

    26 Jan Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Unusual pattern of brain activation during eye contact can identify babies at risk of autism: http://reut.rs/xnT28l  #braintweet #neuroscience

    26 Jan Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Modern day quandary:would you electrocute your child if it meant their grades would improve?: http://bbc.in/Al0KFH  #braintweet #neuroscience

    25 Jan Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Remote controlled mice: http://huff.to/yisk7x  …optogenetic light switch operated via WIFI is a fairer description #braintweet #neuroscience

    25 Jan Mo Costandi Mo Costandi ‏@mocost

    On a relate note, see this – Seeing with eyes wide shut: Ayahuasca inner visions http://gu.com/p/325zy/tw

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    25 Jan Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    36 kindergarten kids scanned with fMRI to understand early stages of #dyslexia development: http://bit.ly/AAW65E  #braintweet #neuroscience

    25 Jan Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Competition hots up with new devices in the deep brain stimulation market: http://bit.ly/z4aVmy  #braintweet #neuroscience

    24 Jan Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Astonishing finding:more we stretch our mind, less Alz-inducing amyloid accumulates in brain: http://reut.rs/xWYlcW  #braintweet #neuroscience

    24 Jan Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Imperial neuroscientists experiment w/ magic mushrooms inside MRIscanner&find.. deactivation: http://ti.me/AldekS  #braintweet #neuroscience

    23 Jan Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

     

    Incorruptible: brain areas supporting “sacred values” (eg left TPJ) immune to cash incentive: http://bit.ly/zaVupq  #braintweet #neuroscience

    23 Jan 99U 99U ‏@99u

    LED ceilings simulate the outdoor sky inside the office – http://cot.ag/AAB2r0

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    23 Jan Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Kind words from top Headmistress re: benefits of my “Brain Coach” workshop for teachers & pupils alike: http://bit.ly/zj8ndl  #braintweet

    23 Jan Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Why does empathy so often fail between opposing members of a conflict group(e.g. Israelis and Arabs)?: http://bit.ly/xccf2v  #braintweet

    20 Jan Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Man accidentally shoots himself in the head with a nail gun… and doesn’t even realise it: http://trib.in/xMlFbB  #braintweet

    20 Jan Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Might problems with NMDA receptors be key to cell death in Alzheimer’s? http://bit.ly/x3D6yG  #braintweet #neuroscience

    19 Jan Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Enthusiasm and doubt over #neuromarketing in equal measure: http://bit.ly/AfUXr3  What do you think? #braintweet #neuroscience

    19 Jan Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Interesting metaphor4how brain represents visual information&consequent effects of technology on the brain: http://onforb.es/AnDXHa  #braintweet

    19 Jan Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    “we can have a real influence on how our brain ages through our lifestyle,” Prof Goodwin, AGE UK: http://bit.ly/zQJ1Ch  #braintweet

    19 Jan Graham Davey Graham Davey ‏@GrahamCLDavey

    Very interesting article on how placebos have their effects through the Ps conceptualisation of the placebo (http://bit.ly/zC4jbX )

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    18 Jan Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    A more relaxed approach to a post-retirement brain training regime: http://tgr.ph/waoheO  .. and why not? #braintweet

    17 Jan Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    “Cyborg” rats! Microchip implanted into cerebellum = sensory input –> movement: http://bbc.in/x9zFkX  #braintweet #neuroscience #psychology

    17 Jan Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    New clinical trial2determine if progesterone = reason women recover better from brain injury: http://bit.ly/AEqdF3  #braintweet #neuroscience

    16 Jan Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Predicting how life and the world will change over the next 100 years: http://bbc.in/ysqIX3  #braintweet

    16 Jan Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Iron levels during adolescence prove vital4healthy brain structure/function in later life: http://bit.ly/zB2p1m  #braintweet #neuroscience

    16 Jan Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Fantastic NYT blog on how perception,understanding & imagination can all be explained by predictive coding: http://nyti.ms/zFavbc  #braintweet

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    16 Jan Mo Costandi Mo Costandi ‏@mocost

    Blue Monday: a depressing day of pseudoscience and humiliation http://gu.com/p/34td6/tw

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    13 Jan Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    New peer-reviewed study indicates Nintendo Brain Age game improves brain function in elderly: http://bit.ly/zSud2Z  #braintweet #neuroscience

    13 Jan Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Emerged from chat w/ @YesUCanHaveMore inspired in many ways e.g. so much scope2unite neuroforming with comm. outreach creativity #braintweet

    12 Jan Toby Mundy Toby Mundy ‏@tobymundy

    Might be today’s biggest news: “@martinvars: IBM smashes Moore’s Law, cuts bit size to 12 atoms – Computerworld http://bit.ly/zPjZsT ”

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    13 Jan Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    She may get a lot of stick, but I’m reading Tomorrow’s People at the moment and I’m really struck by how beautifully Susan Greenfield writes

    12 Jan Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Newly discovered hormone IRISIN produced during exercise converts “bad” white fat into “good” brown fat: http://nyti.ms/xwUg4X  #braintweet

    12 Jan Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Thank you @LindaAshcroft & @swiftbrush 4pointing out that today’s date is NOT palindromic..henceforth I shall tweet ONLY when fully awake!

    12 Jan Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Official: internet addiction linked to poor white matter connectivity in the OFC: http://bit.ly/Aw3sM9  #braintweet #neuroscience #psychology

    12 Jan Graham Davey Graham Davey ‏@GrahamCLDavey

    Living with voices – an individual’s account of psychotic experiences (http://nyti.ms/xW5fkX )

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    11 Jan Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Opioid highs also achieved with a good run/cycle: http://bit.ly/hPgdWA  (so no using me as an excuse to get drunk!) #braintweet #neuroscience

    11 Jan Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Finally #neuroscience gets to bottom of why alcohol makes humans feel good: http://bit.ly/wCWz1m  …boils down to mu-endorphins #braintweet

    11 Jan Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    MRI study IDs host of overactive brain areas during common form of schizophrenic delusion: http://1.usa.gov/wcGmsk  #braintweet #neuroscience

    11 Jan Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    How your brain tells the difference between a face and something that just looks like a face: http://bit.ly/AAOo6s  #braintweet #neuroscience

    10 Jan Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Currently analysing an audio interview with a patient who sounds EXACTLY like the dad out of Family Guy…thought it was a wind up at first!

    10 Jan Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    re: http://bit.ly/xNi7qT  (both CBD & THC present in all cannabis but THC levels extremely high in skunk varieties) #braintweet #neuroscience

    10 Jan Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Beware of skunk! More evidence to suggests CannaBinDol balances out psychotic effects of THC: http://bit.ly/xNi7qT  #braintweet #neuroscience

    10 Jan Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Brain in a vat=forgotten repository of much needed DNA: http://bit.ly/yx5gma  (no longer just4thought experiments!) #braintweet #neuroscience

    9 Jan Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    re: Hawking’s inspiring 70th birthday advice “be curious…”: http://bit.ly/z2sQ2k  ..never accept ignorance-always ask questions #braintweet

    9 Jan Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Brain surgery without having to crack open the skull: http://bit.ly/Arn6HO  ..Gamma knife = very cool piece of tech #braintweet #neuroscience

    9 Jan Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Rehabiliation of congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, shot in head 1yr ago, aided music therapy: http://bit.ly/ADcTgJ  #braintweet #neuroscience

    6 Jan Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Read this last yr: http://bit.ly/yh5R7D  ..interesting,but no mention of what happens to all that #optimism in depressed brains? #braintweet

    6 Jan Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Is it really a surprise to science that (slight) cognitive decline starts at 45?: http://bbc.in/zQz0el  #braintweet #neuroscience #psychology

    5 Jan Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Grey matter loss in prefrontal cortex occurs in teen schizophrenic, but not bipolar, brains: http://bit.ly/xumdzL  #braintweet #neuroscience

    5 Jan Mark Barber Mark Barber ‏@mark_barber

    If brands are seeking to make people happier in 2012 http://bit.ly/w1DwR2  this research suggests radio is a must-have http://tgr.ph/mcA45L

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    4 Jan Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Don’t get fat! MRI scans show damage in obese folks hypothalamus (site of hunger regulation): http://ti.me/yVfL5m  #braintweet #neuroscience

    4 Jan Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Deep brain stimulation treats depression not just in unipolar;bipolar disorder2!: http://bit.ly/wGqtpC  #braintweet #neuroscience #psychology

    3 Jan Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Problems associated with even mild traumatic brain injury may B caused by changes in hormonal regulation http://bit.ly/uICxOS  #braintweet

    2 Jan Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    OregonBrainAgingStudy finds link between cognitive ability/brain volume&high level of circulating vitamins: http://bit.ly/us0grt  #braintweet

    27 Dec Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Feeling chirpy? That’d be all the turkey: rich in the essential amino acid “tryptophan” which your brain uses to make serotonin! #braintweet

    22 Dec Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    9 key areas in brain scans can indicate those most at risk of cognitive decline: http://ti.me/v3Y4mN  #braintweet #neuroscience #psychology

    21 Dec Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    High blood pressure MAY contribute2increase incidence of brain tumours: http://bit.ly/u2ZEuX  (go easy on the pies) #braintweet #neuroscience

    20 Dec Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Keep ur brain young this Christmas “eat until 80% full”: http://ind.pn/sO8tzF  (to activate Creb1 like an Okinawan) #braintweet #neuroscience

    19 Dec Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    When being upsold – focus on other uses for that money … to avoid overspending when shopping: http://on.wsj.com/rJvcwE  #braintweet #psychology

    19 Dec Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Do not make large purchases right at end of day..to avoid overspending when Christmas shopping: http://on.wsj.com/rJvcwE  #braintweet #psychology

    19 Dec Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Decide a budget and go shopping solo… to avoid overspending when Christmas shopping: http://on.wsj.com/rJvcwE  #braintweet #psychology

    19 Dec Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Pay in cash & leave credit/debit cards at home..to avoid overspending when Christmas shopping: http://on.wsj.com/rJvcwE  #braintweet #psychology

    19 Dec Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Clever/simple psychological strategies to help avoid spending too much when Christmas shopping: http://on.wsj.com/rJvcwE  #braintweet #psychology

    16 Dec Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Why u should never use tap water 2 wash out a device ur going 2 snort drugs thru: http://bit.ly/uyT4MT  #braintweet #neuroscience #psychology

    15 Dec Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Preliminary findings suggest zapping brains w/ TMS may help stroke recovery: http://usat.ly/s1lEtE  #braintweet #psychology #neuroscience

    14 Dec Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    BNA Xmas symposium hi-lights: obesity will soon be fought with artificial gut peptide messengers that suppress appetite 4 longer(Goldstone)

    14 Dec Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    BNA Xmas symposium hi-lights: getting infants 2eat more veg = don’t give up on 3rd attempt; by10th-intake doubles (Hetherington) #braintweet

    14 Dec Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    BNA Xmas symposium hi-lights: reward circuits more powerfully activated by hi vs lo calorie food pics when ur hungry(Goldstone) #braintweet

    13 Dec Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Brain science bolsters notion that age of criminal responsibility in UK is 2 low: http://bit.ly/uUaGf5  #braintweet #psychology #neuroscience

    12 Dec Psychology News Psychology News ‏@PsychologyNow

    Hormone Oxytocin Makes People More Sociable, Helps Them Feel More Extroverted: First dates, j… http://bit.ly/syZwDn  #psychology #news

    Retweeted by Jack Lewis (Ph.D.)

    12 Dec Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    12 yr olds w/ smaller orbitofrontal cortex more likely2smoke cannabis by age 16: http://bit.ly/vshCJ4  #braintweet #psychology #neuroscience

    9 Dec Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Trainee London taxi drivers passing “The Knowledge”–>more brain growth in hippo: http://bit.ly/vGCDT2  #braintweet #neuroscience #psychology

    8 Dec Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    In the past #epilepsy may have been mistaken4demonic possession(re-watch on 4OD): http://bit.ly/uF17Du  #braintweet #neuroscience #psychology

    7 Dec WB Neuroscience WB Neuroscience ‏@NeuroNewsWire

    Adding lithium to drinking water could cut the suicide rate http://goo.gl/SAFbq  http://ow.ly/1g2gaQ

    7 Dec Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Kids from violent homes’ brains show same hypersensitivity to danger as soldiers: http://bit.ly/vznecP  #braintweet #neuroscience #psychology

    6 Dec Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Brain reward pathways boosted when told viewed artworks are authentic (vs. fake): http://bit.ly/u2EyW6  #braintweet #neuroscience #psychology

    5 Dec 11 Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Pituitry gland(brain area producing vital neurohormones)made in lab from scratch: http://bit.ly/vilJ3r  #braintweet #neuroscience #psychology

    2 Dec 11 Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Sat nite (8pm) I’ll be on Tony Robinson’s new Ch4 series showing how epilepsy may once have been mistaken for demonic possession #braintweet

    1 Dec 11 Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Old school rules ok! Forceps delivery bit safer for brain than C-section/vaccum: http://reut.rs/sBetPQ  #braintweet #neuroscience #psychology

    30 Nov 11 Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Bad news for Fish&Chip shops: http://usat.ly/vRabOq  …brain-benefits of fish=rapid, but not when fried #braintweet #neuroscience #psychology

    29 Nov 11 Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    PLAY ON! If football damaged brains we’d see more cognitive probs in footballers: http://bit.ly/uZNlYr  #braintweet #neuroscience #psychology

    28 Nov 11 Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Review of “Beat City” (Nintendo DS) including why it might yield brain benefits: http://bit.ly/sSB354  #braintweet #neuroscience # psychology

    24 Nov 11 Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    Synaesthesia:where letters/digits trigger bursts of colour=overexcitable neurons: http://bit.ly/vnRrJn  #braintweet #psychology #neuroscience

    23 Nov 11 Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) Jack Lewis (Ph.D.) ‏@DrJackLewis

    New technology to more accuratly measure epileptic activity at the brain surface: http://bit.ly/sS3Zk2  #braintweet #neuroscience #psychology

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  • Dr Jack Lewis’ Top 100 #BrainTweets – vote for your favourite

    When I first heard about Twitter and took a look at what it had to offer I figured it wasn’t for me. My reasoning was that I don’t have internet access on my ancient phone (yes, yes, I know… I’m stuck in the past, but it helps to keep me sane), I don’t really see how anyone could realistically say anything interesting in a text message broadcast to the world (140 character maximum… just like a text message) and I have no interest whatsoever in knowing what my favourite moviestar/popstar etc had for breakfast. I was also put off by the thought of signing up as I have an aversion to giving away reams and reams of personal information that will no doubt be sold off to people who will simply bombard me with spam. I was wrong. You can access it from home on you PC or Mac in exactly the same way as you sign in to gain access to your emails. 140 characters is plenty of space to make an interesting point. As for signing up, the form you need to fill is the shortest I’ve ever seen (it takes less than 60s). Furthermore, you have complete freedom to follow the Tweets of absolutely anyone that interests you (and only them). Finding and following them is as simple as typing in their name and clicking a button.

    The first thing that made me consider Twitter more favourably was when I heard the following (poorly paraphrased) comment: “If Facebook is the social networking site that allows you to keep in touch with people you went to school with, then Twitter is the social networking site that allows you to get in touch with all the people that you WISHED you went to school with.” I’m not into celebrity culture in the slightest but I must admit that there are many fascinating individuals and institutions out there in Twitterland whose regular offerings of 140 characters or less are really very thought provoking. So, inspired by the idea that it can be used not only to peddle gossip, self-promotion and pseudo-philosophical musings, but also to disseminate more substantial information, I set up an account and began to dispense BrainTweets. Below are my first 100 pearls of brain wisdom, tweeted one every weekday, from which I would like you to choose THREE that you find particularly stimulating. This will help me to ensure that, in the future, I am able to give you more of what you genuinely find relevant, useful & engaging:

    BrainTweet #01

    Practice makes perfect because our brains adapt to perform better the next time round. If you practice everyday-the adaptation occurs faster

    BrainTweet #02

    Your eyes don’t see… they simply harvest the light; sending messages to regions at the back of the brain that actively create what we see

    BrainTweet #03

    Saying to someone “can you keep a secret?” really means “will you lie for me if you are ever asked about what I’m about to tell you?”

    BrainTweet #04

    When an epilepsy patient had electric current applied to the ‘nucleus accumbens’ (deep in the brain) they declared their love for the doc!

    BrainTweet #05

    A board game called “Ricochet Robots” is effectively a brain training tool that is not only great fun to play but improves spatial memory.

    BrainTweet #06

    Male bosses tend to try and blag it when they don’t understand something – female bosses are much more honest about what they do & don’t know

    BrainTweet #07

    “Butterflies in the stomach” = adrenaline rush constricts blood vessels in the gut so that there’s more blood available 4the brain & muscles

    BrainTweet #08

    There are more synapses (connections between brain cells) in your head than there are stars in our galaxy.

    BrainTweet #09

    We are extremely risk averse – in games of chance we only get involved if what we stand to win is at least double the potential loss

    BrainTweet #10

    Omega oils are good for your brain because they make its cell membranes more flexible allowing electrochemical messages 2 flow more smoothly

    BrainTweet #11

    The brain is a greedy beggar.. it consumes 20% of the blood’s oxygen at rest and a whopping 50% when your thinking hard

    BrainTweet #12

    Babies hear before they’re born-a sharp mum noticed that, during her 3rd trimester, the baby stopped kicking during the theme tune4Neighbours!

    BrainTweet #13

    In gelastic epilepsy the person’s fit primarily involves uncontrollable laughter. In one case a young patient won a “happy baby” contest!

    BrainTweet #14

    Check out: “Climbing”( http://twitthis.com/tzwie3 )

    BrainTweet #15

    Candlelit dinners always make for a romantic date because the flickering light makes your pupils dilate telling your partner: you excite me!

    BrainTweet #16

    fMRI brain scanning can be used to tell if there really is anybody home: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/8497148.stm #psychology

    BrainTweet #17

    Female orgasms occur when the inhibitory prefrontal brain influence is removed allowing the state of ecstasy to gradually build up unimpeded

    BrainTweet #18

    In a brain scanning study where people traded money only men showed strong activity in the pleasure pathways when they punished unfair play

    BrainTweet #19

    Alcohol gives you a hangover cos it clogs up the channels that reabsorb water back into the blood after it’s been extracted by the kidneys

    BrainTweet #20

    During adolescence, brain maturation=pruning away lesser used brain cells so that remaining neurons can function more efficiently #psychology

    BrainTweet #21

    The act of laughing exercises muscles, lowers blood pressure & reduces cortisol (stress hormone) – which improves immune function #psychology

    BrainTweet #22

    A special brain area is dedicated2hearing music -if damaged, you cannot make sense of music, yet you hear other sounds just fine #psychology

    BrainTweet #23

    Babies’ senses are intermingled-we learn2separate them through experience. Synaesthesia(e.g. hearing colours)=incomplete sensory segregation.

    BrainTweet #24

    A natural smile involves contraction of 4 out of 98 muscles in the face. When we pose for a photo we can’t help but use others = fake smile

    BrainTweet #25

    In a newborn baby responsive smiling begins at around 5weeks whilst laughter doesn’t usually kick in until about the 4th month #psychology

    BrainTweet #26

    Siestas=the secret2success?: http://bit.ly/ccmLjB – sleeping helps2clear space in memory? Or we simply think better when rested? #psychology

    BrainTweet #27

    Your brain’s 10,000,000,000 neurons were in place@birth, but the 10,000,000,000,000 connections between them were forged through experience

    BrainTweet #28

    Cooking meat helped our ancestors evolve upright stance->bigger brains via quicker digestion->smaller gut: http://bit.ly/9u9np3 #psychology

    BrainTweet #29

    One month before birth a foetus’s brain is one third of it’s full adult weight, yet contains double the adult number of neurons #psychology

    BrainTweet #30

    Colour doesn’t exist in the outside world. The brain actively creates colour based on relative strengths of different wavelengths of light.

    BrainTweet #31

    Between the ages of 20 to 90 a healthy human brain loses only 5-10% of its neurons but it’s volume reduces by 15-20% #psychology

    BrainTweet #32

    Neurons of the nasal epithelium, which detect scent, are replaced throughout life-which is why, when smokers quit, their sense of smell returns

    BrainTweet #33

    Hippocampus@core of temporal lobes (behind temples) creates memories. Physical exercise boosts neurogenesis rate (more new cells) #psychology

    BrainTweet #34

    MEPHEDRONE: http://bit.ly/3i3ZnM is not the same as METHADONE: http://bit.ly/9hSSCy MEPHEDRONE is not safe: http://bit.ly/9WHbvS #psychology

    BrainTweet #35

    We humans are extremely loss averse – a greater activity reduction occurs in the striatum when losing £50 than the increase from winning £50

    BrainTweet #36

    Overly-optimistic in predicting time2complete tasks?We focus entirely on steps2success,neglecting previous experience of interfering factors

    BrainTweet #37

    Extraverts=happier than neurotics 2 opt for high benefit/high risk choices i.e. more likely2succeed but less likely2stay alive! #psychology

    BrainTweet #38

    Your ventromedial PFC (behind forehead between eyebrows) enables emotions assoc with being rewarded/punished by ur choices 2guide future decisions #psychology

    BrainTweet #39

    CONFIRMATION BIAS is our tendancy2focus on info that confirms our existing beliefs whilst ignoring that which goes against them #psychology

    BrainTweet #40

    Easier we can think of e.g.’s of a phenomenon, the more freq we perceive it2b. Violent crime makes headlines daily so we’ve an exaggerated sense of the threat

    BrainTweet #41

    Can’t be bothered2do the washing up? Putting it in the sink only breeds more dirty dishes cos sink then can’t be used-that’s logic..not science

    BrainTweet #42

    A short film clip where I describe how ur brain makes decisions with simple tips on improving this process: http://bit.ly/dgR2Gx #psychology

    BrainTweet #43

    The reward pathways in ur brain produce much higher levels of activity (=greater degree of happiness) when gifts are unexpected #psychology

    BrainTweet #44

    Brush the palm of a 10 week old foetus’s hand & the beginnings of the grasp reflex can be observed in real-time ultrasound scans #psychology

    BrainTweet #45

    Brains adapt2their environment even before birth: a newborn’s “stepping” reflex actually develops in the womb2enable somersaults #psychology

    BrainTweet #46

    If I had a neuromarketing firm this is how I’d spread the word…Funny, accurate, great production values… http://bit.ly/avkKn5 #psychology

    BrainTweet #47

    The foetal brain develops so fast that the beginnings of the grasp reflex in response2touch@palm of the hand is in place@10weeks #psychology

    BrainTweet #48

    When people are dealt with unfairly by others, activity in their insula (an area that also responds2painful or unpleasant stimuli) shoots up

    BrainTweet #49

    Next time U listen2a tune with 80beats/minute reflect on the fact that in the3months B4Uwere born that was what U heard when UR mum was chilling

    BrainTweet #50

    At 3yrs old, but not 2.5, brain is developed enough2locate an object in a real room using mini-object placed in model of the room #psychology

    BrainTweet #51

    When expectations of how events will turn out don’t match the true outcome – ur anterior cinguate enables u2 adapt ur behaviour #psychology

    BrainTweet #52

    Do dogs “love” their owners? I suggest fMRI experiment: dogs shown pictures/smells of owners vs others & see if their caudate nucleus lights up! #psychology

    BrainTweet #53

    Placebo pain-relieving creams make electric shocks feel less painful via prefrontal cortex causing insula activations 2b reduced #psycholgy

    BrainTweet #54

    Purchasing decisions = a tug of war between the pleasure (nucleus accumbens) & pain (insula) induced when u consider each option #psychology

    BrainTweet #55

    Cravings, whether for food or for drugs, involve activation of the same 3 brain areas: hippocampus, insula & the caudate nucleus #psychology

    BrainTweet #56

    LIKING vs WANTING: Dopamine can make U WANT things that u don’t even like&endogenous opiods can make U LIKE things that U don’t actually want

    BrainTweet #57

    “Smells are surer than sights or sounds2make ur heart strings crack”(Kipling)=unlike the other senses, smell goes straight2the limbic system

    BrainTweet #58

    According to a BBC study brain training doesn’t work http://bit.ly/cA99ZD but is 10 mins,3 times a week for 6 weeks long enough? #psychology

    BrainTweet #59

    Damage2left frontotemporal brain areas results in speech difficulties but can also unleash previously unknown musical abilities #psychology

    BrainTweet #60

    When it comes2 empathy women are superior2 men (unless men take regular snorts of “Oxytocin” neuropeptide: http://bit.ly/bRML1S) #psychology

    BrainTweet #61

    Curly kale is packed full of tryptophan which the brain needs to make serotonin which is involved in regulating mood, appetite & sleep

    BrainTweet #62

    Pre-schoolers playing together in make-believe scenarios strengthens sustained attention,logical reasoning,creativity,empathy… #psychology

    BrainTweet #63

    Kids’ game “Simon Says” develops inhibitory control which frees up working memory2improve problem solving, reasoning & attention #psychology

    BrainTweet #64

    The lateral prefrontal cortex is vital4problem solving & thickness of its grey matter is positively correlated with intelligence #psychology

    BrainTweet #65

    Music is such a fundamental brain function that even those w/ severe Alzheimer’s can retain their musical abilities&appreciation #psychology

    BrainTweet #66

    Dementia is misunderstood.We’d all get it if we lived forever.To help people understand how 2 deal with it: http://bit.ly/cCxpyY #psychology

    BrainTweet #67

    Omega-3 oils: vital4development of the foetal brain but health benefits in adults now seems questionable: http://bit.ly/93rVap #psychology

    BrainTweet #68

    In 2007, when Steven Pinker was asked2explain how the brain works in 5words or less, he replied: “Brain cells fire in patterns” #psychology

    BrainTweet #69

    ADDICTION: early “impulsive” stage involves ventral(lower)striatum shifting 2 dorsal(upper)striatum in later “compulsive” stages #psychology

    BrainTweet #70

    PAIN: physical sensation is generated by parietal-insular cortex&unpleasantness by the anterior cingulate: http://bit.ly/afHxfO #psychology

    BrainTweet #71

    Prove chronic abuse disrupts brain development then measure how well childhood intervention can prevent it: http://bit.ly/bZq7iA #psychology

    BrainTweet #72

    Caffeine high “works” only by bringing coffee addicts back up2 the same level of alertness as non-drinkers: http://bit.ly/aSGPu4 #psychology

    BrainTweet #73

    Exciting new Korean plant extract drink multipies brain cells&reduces stroke risk/skin aging-2good2believe? http://bit.ly/ahk3Yk #psychology

    BrainTweet #74

    Brain scans may1dayB used2readURthoughts(whetherUlike it or not)so should it B regulated now?: http://bit.ly/aGwp7s #psychology #BrainTweets

    BrainTweet #75

    Caffeine might not wake U up properly: http://bit.ly/c1GfwR but it could fend off Alzheimer’s! http://bit.ly/4jRIo #psychology #BrainTweets

    BrainTweet #76

    Bad night’s sleep? Montmorency cherries=full of melatonin,helping you2 sleep better&age slower: http://bit.ly/EKjtm #psychology #BrainTweet

    BrainTweet #77

    Stroke ( http://bit.ly/aUe343  ) victims saved by Canadian neurosurgeons’ “blood clot hoover”: http://bit.ly/aqpXp0 #psychology #BrainTweet

    BrainTweet #78

    New genetic research provides clues2origins of autism: http://bit.ly/92DylF =earlier diagnosis+quicker intervention #psychology #BrainTweet

    BrainTweet #79

    Oxytocin – the Jekyll&Hyde of neuropeptides – makesUwant 2embrace ur friends but repel ur foes: http://bit.ly/9cwoxs #psychology #BrainTweet

    BrainTweet #80

    Lucid dreaming – how2gain control of UR dreams: http://bit.ly/cvvxJA … just imagine the mischief U could get up2!! #psychology  #BrainTweet

    BrainTweet #81

    Brain training is big business but does it really work? The BBC says NO. I say the jury’s out: http://bit.ly/aMxFgy #BrainTweet #psychology

    BrainTweet #82

    Don’t worry…you’re not so fat…our brains perceive our bodies 2b wider than they really are: http://bit.ly/b9t7hg #psychology #BrainTweet

    BrainTweet #83

    Why it feels so much better when people agree rather than disagree with our opinions… http://bit.ly/b2L8JR  #psychology #BrainTweet

    BrainTweet #84

    New research in2light therapy2find out why epileptics have fewer seizures during summer months http://bit.ly/a2XUex #BrainTweet #psychology

    BrainTweet #85

    Cyclists who listen2loud music on their headphones R missing out on 360 hearing ie what’s beyond their field of view #psychology #BrainTweet

    BrainTweet #86

    Conquering phobias – new neuroscience research uncovers brain area that helps us be brave: http://bit.ly/9WVgdW #BrainTweet #psychology

    BrainTweet #87

    Are you impulsive? Increased dopamine makes us go4small gains NOW over larger rewards later on: http://bit.ly/cb9yaX #BrainTweet #psychology

    BrainTweet #88

    Brain area critical for understanding sarcasm revealed… http://bit.ly/anmEqI #brainBrainTweet #psychology

    BrainTweet #89

    Fascinating radio interview with woman who chose2undergo brain operation whilst fully conscious http://bit.ly/cbAfHE #BrainTweet #psychology

    BrainTweet #90

    Cannabis receptor blocker producing “Anti-Munchies” effect may soon help us fight off the flab: http://bit.ly/cy0Arc #BrainTweet #psychology

    BrainTweet #91

    New study provides clues2brain causes of anti-social behaviour in chronically aggressive teens: http://bit.ly/aH6uAo #BrainTweet #psychology

    BrainTweet #92

    Step closer2spotting people@risk of developing schizophrenia based on EEG brain signals? http://bit.ly/dAhF88  #BrainTweet #psychology

    BrainTweet #93

    If U ever developed Alzheimer’s disease U may find that having a big head comes in very handy: http://bit.ly/dutewM #BrainTweet #psychology

    BrainTweet #94

    Even celebrity endorsement seems2boost ‘liking’ response in mOFC,making the item easier2recall: http://bit.ly/cghxcc #BrainTweet #psychology

    BrainTweet #95

    Monitoring changes that lead2Alzheimer’s will allow treatment2be given early enough2prevent it: http://bit.ly/aTmEdH #BrainTweet #psychology

    BrainTweet #96

    The secret of long life – animals with larger brains (relative to body size) have longer lives: http://bit.ly/agbGwm #BrainTweet #psychology

    BrainTweet #97

    Quitting smoking joints=double trouble:addict must get used2functioning without cannabis AND nicotine in their brain #BrainTweet #psychology

    BrainTweet#98

    Cannabis doesn’t just get you high – it also has many useful/therapeutic effects… shame it’s so carcinogenic! #BrainTweet #psychology

    BrainTweet #99

    Super-weed: pain suppressing,anti-puking,appetite-boosting,blood pressure-reducing,brain-protecting Cannabis sativa! #BrainTweet #psychology

    BrainTweet #100

    The reason Cannabis has so many different effects on the brain is because it contains 60+ different active compounds #BrainTweet #psychology

    VOTE NOW: please leave a comment at the bottom of this blog to let me know which were your top 3 braintweets. This will help me to figure out which subjects stimulate the greatest interest so that I can try to provide more on the topics that you find most fascinating.

    Footnotes:

    If you are curious about the “#” that precedes the keywords at the end of each tweet these are “hashtags”. Hashtags can be created by anybody to identify the theme of the tweet in the hope that others will start using it themselves. Hashtags allow tweets to be searched for by a common theme rather than just searching for individual keywords (which usually turn up lots of irrelevant tweets as well as those of interest). So if any of you out there stumble across a fascinating brain fact or new piece of research from the neurosciences then get onto twitter and remember to label your tweets with: #braintweet.

    You might also be wondering why the weblinks on tweets are so unusual. As Twitter only allows a maximum of 140 characters per Tweet it was essential that web addresses, which are often extremely long, could be abbreviated as much as possible. The following website offers this service: http://bit.ly/ You simply paste in the long version of the address, click on “shorten”, and it instantly provides you with a shorter link (which usually looks completely different) which can then be cut and pasted into your Tweet saving space for your words of wisdom. This allows Twitter to be used to share interesting websites and webarticles with your followers and anyone who happens to search for the keywords you have used in your Tweet.

    To follow me simply go to: www.twitter.com, sign in (or join), type: “DrJackLewis” into the search box in panel on the right, press enter.

    In the search results you should see my photo, next move the cursor arrow over my face.

    It will bring up a “rollover” box with a button in it that you can click allowing you to: “Follow” me – so that my tweets are fed straight to your account… enjoy!!

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