neuroscience http://wamc.org en Dr. Michael Inzlicht, University of Toronto - The Science of Self-Control http://wamc.org/post/dr-michael-inzlicht-university-toronto-science-self-control <p>Is there a measurable limit to the amount of self-control each person possesses?</p><p>Dr. Michael Inzlicht, associate professor of psychology at the University of Toronto, studies self-control and is helping to debunk a popular theory regarding the now widely studied topic.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Matthew Pryce 87352 at http://wamc.org Dr. Michael Inzlicht, University of Toronto - The Science of Self-Control Dr. Nathan Spreng, Cornell University - The Aging Brain Network http://wamc.org/post/dr-nathan-spreng-cornell-university-aging-brain-network <p>Breakthroughs in how we understand the human brain's structure and internal communication networks are helping scientists track neurological changes over time.</p><p>Dr. Nathan Spreng, assistant professor at Cornell University's Department of Human Development, is using advancement in neuroimaging to better understand how the brain functions and changes as we age.</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Matthew Pryce 86914 at http://wamc.org Dr. Nathan Spreng, Cornell University - The Aging Brain Network "Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason, And The Gap Between Us And Them" By Joshuar Greene http://wamc.org/post/moral-tribes-emotion-reason-and-gap-between-us-and-them-joshuar-greene <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.wjh.harvard.edu/~jgreene/">Joshua Greene</a> is the John and Ruth Hazel Associate Professor of the Social Sciences and the director of the Moral Cognition Laboratory in the Department of Psychology, Harvard University.</p><p>In his new book, <em>Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them</em>, he explores the underlying causes of modern conflict.</p><p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 79964 at http://wamc.org "Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason, And The Gap Between Us And Them" By Joshuar Greene “The Psychopath Inside” By James Fallon http://wamc.org/post/psychopath-inside-james-fallon <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><em>The Psychopath Inside: A Neuroscientist’s Personal Journey into the Dark Side of the Brain</em> is James Fallon’s dramatic story of how his research led him to view his life and his scientific work in a new light.&nbsp; Part memoir, part scientific journey, his account of his discovery changes the kinds of questions we need to ask about nurture and nature; about the role of genes and the role of environment;&nbsp;and the long term effect of violence versus the power of supportive and nurturing parenting.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>James Fallon is an award-winning neuroscientist and the Sloan, Fulbright, and National Institute of Health Scholar at the University of California, Irvine.</p><p> Tue, 05 Nov 2013 16:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 76977 at http://wamc.org “The Psychopath Inside” By James Fallon "Brain Wars" http://wamc.org/post/brain-wars <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>We speak with acclaimed neuroscientist Mario Beauregard, Ph.D. about his book, <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0070XAZDW/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B0070XAZDW&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Brain Wars: The Scientific Battle Over the Existence of the Mind and the Proof That Will Change the Way We Live Our Lives</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=B0070XAZDW" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em>.</p><p> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 43201 at http://wamc.org "Brain Wars" Vox Pop : Medical Monday - Drs. Matthew Adamo and Timothy Lynch : 3/25/13 http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-medical-monday-drs-matthew-adamo-and-timothy-lynch-32513 <p>Joining us today on Medical Monday to discuss neurological issues, specifically the treatment and surgical interventions for epilepsy are Drs. Matthew Adamo and Timothy Lynch of Albany Medical Center.<br><br>Dr. Matthew Adamo specializes in general and pediatric neurosurgery, including surgical treatment for epilepsy, brain and spinal cord tumors, traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries and congenital and developmental abnormalities, such as spina bifida.</p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 19:00:00 +0000 60610 at http://wamc.org Vox Pop : Medical Monday - Drs. Matthew Adamo and Timothy Lynch : 3/25/13