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Animal intelligence.

I have covered a wide range of topics throughout my Biomedical Science degree: but one thing that really sparks my interest that isn’t really biomed related are studies involving animal behaviour. Animal rights have recently been a hot topic, especially due to the viral article recently informing about the dolphin killing ritual in the Faroe…

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Can neuroscience provide an explanation as to how the brain enables us to consciously process information?

Consciousness In The Brain

  You see, but you do not observe… A Scandal in Bohemia, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes:  Arthur Conan Doyle What is the distinction between seeing and observing? The term ‘seeing’ suggests a passive process, whereas observation clearly requires something additional; the attention to a particular detail or details within the visual scene, the extraction…

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Addictive behaviours include, but are not limited to, the abuse of drugs

The addicted brain

If you’ve got the money honey, we’ve got your disease — Guns n’ Roses: Welcome to the Jungle One of the key challenges of cognitive neuroscience is to gain an understanding of the neural mechanisms behind the various psychiatric disorders that can blight mankind. Knowledge of the how various brain mechanisms work in health, and…

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The dangers of self-report

A common methodology in behavioural science is to use self-report questionnaires to gather data. Data from these questionnaire can be used to identify relationships between scores on the variable(s) that the questionnaire is assumed to measure and either performance on behavioural tasks, physiological measures taken during an experiment, or even scores obtained from other questionnaires…

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