Tag Archives: Brain

NO CAKE FOR CHILDREN

Approximately out of 2.2 billion children in the world, around a billion live in poverty. For each child not living in poverty, there is a child somewhere struggling to survive with less than $1 a day, seeking access to nutrition, … READ MORE>>

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5 Habits of Good Writers (and How Their Brains Worked)

Whether or not you consider yourself a writer, chances are, you probably have your own writing habits. At the very least, you likely have some ritual that helps you formulate ideas and foster productivity. Here’s what some literary giants did … READ MORE>>

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Meditation and the Brain

Anyone who has ever attempted to meditate can vouch for the fact that while it is theoretically simple, it is extremely challenging in practice. In fact, its simplicity is what makes it difficult, and it is also what makes it … READ MORE>>

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How the Brain Remembers Our Dreams

We often live our lives with the advice to “follow our dreams,” to always do that which we can aspire to do. While dreams in reality are often less flattering than that, and almost always less coherent, we’ve attached value … READ MORE>>

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A Cup of Coffee Could Boost Your Memory

Ah, a fresh crawford—it’s what my friends call a coffee and a delicious vehicle for caffeine. What could be better than a fresh craw on a cold day? Well, it may help me remember that cute barista who served it … READ MORE>>

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7 Tips to Drop Excess Pounds with Diabetes

Losing weight when you have diabetes can be a good news-bad news thing. The good news is that dropping even a few pounds can help reduce your need for diabetes medications. When adults with diabetes lose just seven percent of … READ MORE>>

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Second Season of Brain Games Premiers Tonight on the Nat Geo Channel!

We couldn’t possibly be more excited about tonight’s season premier of Brain Games, one of our absolute favorite shows on the National Geographic Channel that critics are calling “tremendous fun!” The Emmy (R) nominated series is back, bringing you whole … READ MORE>>

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CHANGING OUR MINDS ON BRAIN SCIENCE

In 2014, Americans are expected to spend a whopping 20% of their total income on their health. This will be a tremendous burden on the US economy, but it also has far reaching implications for healthcare itself. One particularly challenging … READ MORE>>

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Boston Marathon Bombing Triggered PTSD Symptoms in Veterans

In the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, 1918, hostility ceased between Germany and The Allies marking the unofficial end of World War I. The following year, U.S. President Woodrow Wilson named “Armistice Day” the first … READ MORE>>

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Your Brain Takes Out The Trash While You Sleep

For centuries, sleep has been more of a mystery to evolution than the duckbill platypus. Yet despite its weirdness, like every animal, even the platypus needs its zzz’s. Considering this unconscious function has been conserved across species and the fact … READ MORE>>

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The Neuroscience of Infidelity: “Flame Addiction”

When most people think of infidelity, they don’t think of junkies injecting heroin or smoking crack cocaine. They ought to, because the behavior that takes place during an affair mimics exactly the behavior of a drug addict. Like a moth … READ MORE>>

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The Cerebral Organoid Has Emerged

The cerebral organoid has been described as the size of a pea, but please don’t eat it. It is not a food. It is not something floating around in space either. Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce the first … READ MORE>>

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The Odor of Your Dreams

I woke up last week convinced that I could smell coffee. My husband, the coffee drinker in our household, was away for business and my 20-month-old son hasn’t yet discovered the substance so it seemed odd that there would be … READ MORE>>

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Electric Symphonies of Small Effects

It’s the little things–we’ve all heard it, and probably so much that its meaning has gotten lost in the deep canals of our jaded ears. But when it comes to science, little things can make a big difference. I’m talking … READ MORE>>

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Neuroscientists: Disc Jockeys With Lasers

What could moving a needle across a piece of vinyl and shining a laser over a mouse brain have in common? They are both techniques that allow us to play back memory of a specific event. The concept of stamping … READ MORE>>

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