Source: Medical News TodayChildren with autism showed significant improvement after six months of simple sensory exercises at home using everyday items such as scents, spoons and sponges, according to UC Irvine neurobiologists. They found that a treatment known as environmental enrichment led to notable gains in male subjects between the ages of 3 and 12. Results appear online in Behavioral Neuroscience. Study co-authors Cynthia Woo and Michael Leon randomly assigned 28...
Source: Medical News TodayIs it permissible to harm one to save many? Those who tend to say "yes" when faced with this classic dilemma are likely to be deficient in a specific kind of empathy, according to a report published in the scientific journal PLOS ONE...
Source: CBS News - World NewsTwo women now in their 80s, who were forced into sexual slavery for Japanese forces in WWII, refuse to meet politician who recently defended practice.
Source: L.A. Times - HealthA new anti-tobacco campaign is urging smokers to turn to their physicians for help in quitting.
Source: Medical News TodayAccording to new research carried out by scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, forty percent of medical students are unconsciously biased against obese people. The study, published in the Journal of Academic Medicine, revealed that doctors generally have an anti-fat bias which results in obese people not receiving the same level of respect as slim people. Doctors may assume that due to their obesity they won't follow treatment plans....
Source: The GuardianFrancis Maude to show commitment to equality agenda by allowing flag to be flown from cabinet office next month Francis Maude is to show the government's commitment to the equality agenda by allowing the rainbow flag to be flown from the cabinet office in Whitehall during Pride week next month. David Cameron has faced criticism for attempting to distance the Tory leadership from gay rights after declining to speak in detail about the equal...
Source: Reuters - US NewsArizona lawman Joe Arpaio violated the constitutional rights of Latino drivers in his crackdown on illegal immigration, a federal judge found on Friday, and ordered him to stop using race as a factor in law enforcement decisions.
Source: Google News - HealthHigh IQ folks' brains focus on the details and dispense with less relevant matters, an optical illusion study suggests Thursday, pointing to mental focus as the key to higher scores on intelligence tests.
Source: ScienceDailyA new study shows that adults can be trained to be more compassionate. The report investigates whether training adults in compassion can result in greater altruistic behavior and related changes in neural systems underlying compassion.
SISSA International Summer School in Social Cognitive Neuroscience (SCoNe)
15 - 28 July
Social Cognitive Neuroscience is an emerging field with an interdisciplinary vision on human behavior in social contexts. This perspective, built on confluence of neurological, cognitive, and social sciences, addresses fundamental questions... more
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