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Science News: Our Weekly Picks From Around the Web







Robot Legs Obey Brain

A pair of mechanical leg braces that are controlled by their wearer’s brain signals could help paralyzed patients walk again. (09/07/2012)

Pain Map: Novel Way to Know Intensity and Location of Pain
A group of neuroscientists at the University College of London has been developing a technology named as pain map. The technology will let know the researchers about the exact location and intensity of the pain. (09/03/2012)

Retrain Your Brain to Reduce Worry
A researcher at the Washington University School of Medicine and author of the forthcoming book “Why Worry? Stop Coping and Start Living” shares strategies for retrain the brain to overcome worry and anxiety.

Making Choices: How Your Brain Decides
Two distinct brain networks guide our reasoning and the behaviors we ultimately undertake based on those judgments (09/04/2012)

This is Your Brain on Jane Austen: Stanford Researchers are Taking Notes
Researchers observe the brain patterns of literary PhD candidates while they’re reading a Jane Austen novel. The fMRI images suggest that literary reading provides “a truly valuable exercise of people’s brains.” (09/07/2012)