Science News: Our Weekly Picks from Around the Web

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Science News: Our Weekly Picks from Around the Web

Hunger Affects What We See

When our body needs something, like food, the brain tends to open a fast track for perceiving that specific thing. (3/4/2012)

Japanese artist creates music using brain waves

Normal instruments aren’t enough for musician Maskaki Batoh, so the Japanese artist and therapist created a machine that can create sound from brain waves. (3/2/2012)

Beholding beauty: How it’s been studied

Beauty.  We know it when we see it, but what is it?  Scientists are still trying to figure out what makes things and people beautiful.  (3/3/2012)

Mapping out a new era in brain research

The Human Connectome Project is giving neuroscientists a new perspective on the connections in the brain and how they communicate with each other. (3/1/2012)

Building a human brain from scratch

Neuroscientist Henry Markram feels the only way to see how the mind works is to create one. (3/2/2012)

Hyperactivity in brain may explain multiple symptoms of depression

Electrical signals can’t shut off, suggests UCLA researchers. (2/27/2012)

Treating Brain Cancer with Viral Vector

UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center researchers and surgeons are among the first in the nation to treat patients with recurrent brain cancer by directly injecting an investigational viral vector into their tumors. (3/1/2012)