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  Neuroscience - Psychology Wiki - a Wikia wiki
Neuroscience is at the frontier of investigation of the brain and mind.
Neuroscience is also beginning to become allied with social sciences, and burgeoning interdisciplinary fields of neuroeconomics, decision theory, social neuroscience are starting to address some of the most complex questions involving interactions of brain with environment.
The term neurobiology is sometimes used interchangeably with neuroscience, though the former refers to the biology of nervous system, whereas the latter refers to science of mental functions that are built upon by the constituent neural circuitries.
psychology.wikia.com /wiki/Neuroscience   (1985 words)

  
 The Wikipedia Knowledge Dump (WikiDumper.org): Lists of unsolved problems
An unsolved problem is a question that has been developed but currently has no answer, nor means for formulating an answer.
Unsolved problems in biology Unsolved problems in chemistry Unsolved problems in cognitive science Unsolved problems in computer science Unsolved problems in economics Unsolved problems in Egyptology
Unsolved problems in linguistics Unsolved problems in mathematics
wikidumper.blogspot.com /2007/04/lists-of-unsolved-problems.html   (367 words)

  
  Arts and Social Sciences   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Neuroscience is a multidisciplinary field that presents many challenging questions and unsolved problems in areas such as the molecular basis of learning and memory, neurological disease, and neural development.
Many problems in neuroscience have a direct bearing on the health and general welfare of humanity.
The Institute of Neuroscience is part of a larger community of neuroscientists with active research groups at the University of Ottawa Health Science Centre, the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology, the Loeb Institute of the Ottawa Hospital (Civic and General campuses), the Royal Ottawa Hospital, and the National Research Council.
www.carleton.ca /cu/ed4life/brochures/neuro.html   (838 words)

  
 GSBS Course: Ten Unsolved Questions of Neuroscience   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Neuroscience, being a young field, does not yet enjoy the benefits of having established its general principles.
Motivated by a desire for 'field-sense', this course introduces the major problems in the field of neuroscience.
Each week's lecture introduces a new unsolved problem in the field, addressing why the question is important, what its history is, what we think we currently understand, what guesses we have for the future, and by what methods we might chase down the answer.
www.uth.tmc.edu /gsbs/courses/gs140013.html   (149 words)

  
 GBS Homepage
We bring an engineering approach to the challenging problems yet unsolved in the field of neuroscience, and, as along-term goal, to provide the bridge to clinical applications.
In the November 2004 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience, we reported on the function of tonic and burst spikes in LGN X-cells in signaling features of natural stimuli.
A significant increase in bursting was observed during natural stimulation (relative to white noise stimulation) and was linked to the strong correlation structure of the natural scene movies.
people.deas.harvard.edu /~gstanley   (177 words)

  
 Mind Hacks: Inside the Brain Archives
This can be a problem in court, because it means the pathology evidence largely rests on a single examination, done in whatever way the pathologist thought was best, and can rely on their subjective interpretation.
The 'binding problem' is the question about how the brain can process different aspects of an experience in different parts, but we still get an impression of a single combined perception.
Huge numbers of news sources are reporting on recent neuroscience studies that have linked the effect of cannabis on the brain to the development of
  
 Philosophy & Neuroscience Conference
We are pleased to invite you to a Conference on Philosophy and Neuroscience, to be held at Carleton University, in Ottawa, in October 2002.
The conference is being organized by the Cognitive Science Programme at Carleton University and the McDonnell Project in Philosophy and the Neurosciences at Simon Fraser University.
Of course, undergraduate and graduate students in philosophy, neuroscience, psychology and the other cognitive sciences are warmly encouraged to attend the Thursday session as well as the rest of the conference.
www.carleton.ca /iis/Conference2002   (1055 words)

  
 Consciousness and Neuroscience
In approaching the problem, we made the tentative assumption (Crick and Koch, 1990) that all the different aspects of consciousness (for example, pain, visual awareness, self-consciousness, and so on) employ a basic common mechanism or perhaps a few such mechanisms.
The problem of meaning and how it arises is more difficult, since there is, as yet, not even an outline formulation of this problem in neural terms.
The explanation of consciousness is one of the major unsolved problems of modern science.
www.klab.caltech.edu /~koch/crick-koch-cc-97.html   (9811 words)

  
 The World's 20 Greatest Unsolved Problems - Prentice Hall Catalog
Given this wealth of unsolved problems in science, some 60 scientists were interviewed to predict what unanswered questions and/or unsolved problems will dominate their fields over the next 40 years.
Next, this part discusses the unsolved problem of “Biology: Protein Folding.” It covers how scientists plan to unravel the mystery of protein folding by looking at the early studies first, and then noticing that certain diseases are characterized by extensive protein deposits in certain tissues.
Finally, Part VI concludes with coverage of the unsolved problem of “The Fabrication and Manipulation of Carbon-Based Structures (Fullerenes).” Nanostructures’ fabrication from carbon nanocones and the design and functionality of a “nanoplotter” are also examined.
vig.prenhall.com:8081 /catalog/academic/product/0,1144,0131426435-PRE,00.html   (3577 words)

  
 List of unsolved problems - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This is a list of lists of unsolved problems in various subjects:
New York Times article on leading unsolved questions in science
This page was last modified 17:08, 16 November 2005.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Unsolved_problems   (57 words)

  
 : The World's 20 Greatest Unsolved Problems
This textbook is a comprehensive treaty on the 20 unsolved problems of this century.
The 20 unsloved problems are thought provoking, and reminds us that we are far from understanding this world we live in.
For this author, 12 of the 20 greatest unsolved problems in science are in physics and cosmology.
www.seven-sisters.com /Reviews/ItemId/0131426435/ReviewPage/1   (1425 words)

  
 The Neuroscience Graduate Program at USC
In addition, we are keenly interested in applications of brain-like processing strategies to unsolved technical problems such as visual face and object recognition, speech recognition, and control of complex humanoid robots.
In an relatively new area of research also within the technical realm of neuroscience, we are developing communication interfaces between neural tissue and electonic circuits with applications to neural prosthetics and implants, as well as neuromorphic hybrid opto-electronic hardware systems to implement extremely fast neural-network computations.
Finally, workers at USC have been leaders in the construction of databases and visualization and simulation tools for neuroscience research.
www.usc.edu /dept/nbio/ngp/res-comp.shtml   (97 words)

  
 List of unsolved problems   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Bernhard Riemann and the Greatest Unsolved Problem in Mathematics, by John Derbyshire...
The Millennium Problems: The Seven Greatest Unsolved Mathematical...
Unsolved Problems in Number Theory (Problem Books in Mathematics / Unsolved Problems in Intuitive Mathematics)
hallencyclopedia.com /List_of_unsolved_problems   (280 words)

  
 Churchland, Cognitive Science at Michigan State University   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
As neuroscience has flourished during the past several decades, maintaining a "field sense" is increasingly difficult.
This woods-for-the-trees problem is more serious in neuroscience than molecular biology or cell biology, chiefly because our field still lacks an "explanatory exoskeleton".
Utility requires that the questions should be neither too general nor too specific, but should aim to articulate those problems which, if answered, might yield an explanatory exoskeleton.
www.cogsci.msu.edu /churchlandabstract.html   (100 words)

  
 Scientific American: The Major Unsolved Problem in Biology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Such wondering, and meta-wondering, takes us to the heart of what geneticist-cum-neuroscientist Francis Crick (who would know) calls "the major unsolved problem in biology"--explaining how billions of neurons swapping chemicals give rise to such subjective experiences as consciousness, self-awareness, and awareness that others are conscious and self-aware.
The body of literature attempting to solve this problem is extensive, and getting one's mind around the field is a herculean task successfully executed by psychologist Susan Blackmore in her delightful introduction, Consciousness.
Something else is going on in private subjective experiences--called qualia--and there is no consensus on what it is. Dualists hold that qualia are separate from physical objects in the world and that mind is more than brain.
www.sciam.com /print_version.cfm?articleID=0009877A-D64E-101A-956483414B7F0000   (800 words)

  
 The Greatest Unsolved Problems in Science
The great problem is to determine what all the proteins do and how one can reproduce life from this knowledge.
This increases the importance of the cosmological constant problem.
There is strong evidence that neutrinos have mass and that electron neutrinos emitted in the core of the Sun transform into other neutrinos via oscillations on their way to the Earth.
www.jupiterscientific.org /sciinfo/gusp.html   (1318 words)

  
 Structural genomics: beyond the Human Genome Project - Nature Genetics
No sooner is the problem with one intersection resolved, when a traffic jam starts to build at the next choke point, possibly only one block away.
Not to mention the problem of trying to understand the function of proteins that remain unstructured until they interact with their targets.
One of the great unsolved problems in molecular biology concerns the relationship between one dimensional sequence information and three-dimensional structure—the protein folding problem.
www.nature.com /ng/journal/v23/n2/full/ng1099_151.html;jsessionid=9941C986AA14292E4A7B5F450E2F1BA4   (4914 words)

  
 The Reader: Unsolved mathematical problems   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
It was a pure mathematics problem that remained unsolved for 350 years!The problem was solved by one Princeton University researcher Andrew Wiles a decade ago.
To-day, I read that another 100-year old problem called Poincare Conjecture is about to be solved by a Russian.
Determinate equations are easy to solve if you know the methods,but real life problems are indeterminate in nature-something like you have more variables than the number of the equations.
adib.typepad.com /blog/2004/01/unsolve_mathema.html   (826 words)

  
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Following famous list of 23 mathematical problems displayed by David Hilbert in 1900, a similar eclectic catalog of hard problems in Neurosciences is given here by keywords.
This is done in the knowledge of limits and errors of any such compilation.
At the onset it is good to define: how to be unsolved and at the end how these entries could be solved.
www.rmki.kfki.hu /biofiz/dbf2002/abstracts/a_labos.html   (133 words)

  
 The Rockefeller University - Heads of Laboratories
Two members of our group are actively working on issues of noncommutative physics, and more specifically on noncommutative gauge theories, quantum mechanics on noncommutative spaces and the noncommutative field theory picture of the fractional quantum hall effect.
Finally, in mathematical physics, a new method was introduced to study the Riemann Hypothesis, one of the last unsolved problems in mathematics.
If you have comments, problems, suggestions, corrections concerning these web pages, please contact us.
www.rockefeller.edu /research/abstract.php?id=78&status=eme   (473 words)

  
 Eagleman Lab   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
This is a tricky problem, because different features of a stimulus are processed in different areas — which have different architectures and different processing speeds.
To understand the temporal binding problem, my lab examines the problem from multiple angles.
Taken together, these experimental lines will provide us with a deeper understanding of time perception and its neural mechanisms, and hopefully guide us to the right neuronal populations — and the right moments in their spike trains — to seek correlates of awareness.
nba.uth.tmc.edu /homepage/eagleman/time.html   (1641 words)

  
 Vašek Chvátal's home page
perfect graphs) and in combinatorics (with an emphasis on extremal problems and on random discrete structures).
Problems from the AIM Workshop on Perfect Graphs (compiled by Maria Chudnovsky)
Problems from British Combinatorial Conferences edited by Peter Cameron
users.encs.concordia.ca /~chvatal   (1133 words)

  
 Jonathan D. Victor: Unsolved Problems
Here are some unsolved mathematical problems with potential impact for neuroscience.
Maybe this is a well-known problem in dynamic programming algorithms.
Maybe this is also a well-known problem in dynamic programming algorithms.
www-users.med.cornell.edu /~jdvicto/jdvunso.html   (1292 words)

  
 The Picower Institute: Events: Inaugural Symposium
Still in progress, her latest book is Ten Unsolved Problems in Neuroscience, co-authored with David Eagleman.
At MIT, she holds a faculty appointment as professor of neuroscience in the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences.
There, he was founding director of the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience, one of the largest science and technology centers funded by the National Science Foundation and, concurrently, director of an NIH-funded Center for Autism Research.
web.mit.edu /picower/events/inaugural.html   (3099 words)

  
 Montreal Inter-University Seminar   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Motivated by a desire for 'field-sense', this talk introduces 10 major problems in the field of neuroscience.
For each problem I will address why the question is important, what its history is, what we think we currently understand, what guesses we have for the future, and by what methods we might chase down the answers.
The talk is intended to illustrate (and often challenge) current thinking in the field.
alcor.concordia.ca /~scol/seminars/Eagleman.html   (203 words)

  
 Society for Neuroscience | Appropriations
Long-term behavioral consequences remain a serious problem after TBI, and deficits in cognition, memory, and attention often result.
Plans are also under way for a TBI clinical trials network to develop and conduct multi-center studies of therapeutic techniques and procedures, as well as devices and drugs that improve the health-related function of persons with TBI.
The research supported by NICHD addresses some of the most important health and development problems facing our children and families.
web.sfn.org /content/Programs/GovernmentAffairs/Appropriations/nihcd2k.html   (1821 words)

  
 BU 1998-2000 Division of Graduate Medical Sciences - Graduate Departments and Degree Programs
PhD degree study is available in anatomy and neurobiology, behavioral neuroscience, biochemistry, biophysics, cell and molecular biology, immunology, microbiology, oral biology, pathology, and pharmacology.
MA degree study is available in medical sciences and all of the above areas except behavioral neuroscience and pathology.
Graduate instruction in the Department of Anatomy and Neurobiology is offered in gross human anatomy, microscopic anatomy, and neuroscience, in addition to several courses designed specifically for graduate students.
www.bu.edu /bulletins/gms/item03   (6686 words)

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