Tagged: fMRI

Junk food packaging hijacks the same brain processes as drug and alcohol addiction - Guest Work

Guest Work May 10, 2017

By Bernd Weber, University of Bonn Food is important for our survival, which is why all living beings have developed an urge for high energy foods, like those high in sugar and fat. Historically, this hadn’t been an issue, as energy dense foods weren’t always as available as they are today. But in modern societies, we not only … Read More

Re-examining the therapeutic potential of LSD - News

Erica Mather Apr 20, 2016

Humans have paired psychedelic drugs with music to alter their consciousness for millennia. Retro psychiatric therapies actually made patients listen to music while high on LSD and now scientists from New Zealand and Europe have found that these therapies weren’t so outrageous after all. Despite the lack of formal investigation, music has been considered essential for psychedelic psychotherapy as it … Read More

TOSP Episode 24: March 12th 2012 - The Sciblogs Podcast

Aimee Whitcroft Mar 15, 2012

Greetings again, fine TOSPers! Apologies for the delay – a host of computer and time-related issues have delayed us a little. But here we are! This week, Elf and aimee talk many things atom/molecule-related, and some other pretty cool stuff, too 🙂 Specifically, we look at anti-atoms and the new science of … Read More

fMRI Foundations Get a Little More Secure - Skepticon

Darcy Cowan Nov 26, 2010

“it’s all about getting to the truth” – Karl Deisseroth. May 20th Nature Podcast fMRI, it’s everywhere. From studies looking at how we separate fantasy from reality to identifying psychopaths. The technique offers a very powerful way analyse that most elusive of domains, the contents of another person’s brain. Even so the technology is not [...] … Read More