Month: June 2018

How Accepting Are Western Countries of Immigrants Today?

The number of international migrants (people living in a country that is different from their country or territory of birth) reached 244 million in 2015 — over 3 percent of the world’s population today — according to the United Nations. Some migrants have moved by choice to seek economic

Applying Neuroscience to the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals

Together with its partner organization the Korean Institute of Brain Science, the International Brain Education Association (IBREA) organizes a conference at the United Nations every year and submits a subsequent statement to the U.N. Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). The yearly conference

If You Catch World Cup Fever, Here’s How to Prevent Injuries

We love the “beautiful game.” The 2018 World Cup in Russia brings the best teams and players from around the globe to compete for the most famous trophy in the world.Engagement in soccer is always fun, whether as a player or as a spectator. However, it only stays fun for as long as it stays safe.

Will Electronic Tattoos Ever Go Mainstream?

An electronic tattoo that bends with body tissue and is able to sense brain-wave activity, muscle movement, and heart activity? It may sound like science fiction, but scientists at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and Northwestern University, among others, have been working on these

Helping War-Affected Children in Liberia

Growing up in a village in Grand Bassa County in the west-central portion of Liberia, Remongar Dennis was one of only seven children to survive infancy in what would have been a family of 13. He was the only child in his family to go to school. Now Liberia’s deputy permanent representative to the U.N.

The Hipster Paradox: The Science of Why Hipsters Are So Mainstream

Where I work, my customers drink beer, a lot of beer. But not the trendy, craft microbrews flooding in from San Diego and Portland. They drink cheap beer — Coors, Budweiser, and, most of all, Pabst. They bring out their finest plaid shirts, Stetson high-crown hats, and Western boots for a night full of

“Predicting” the Future: A Look Into Psi Phenomena

Ask a handful of people if they believe in the abilities of psychics, and you will find a bitter divide between several distinct camps: some put full faith in a psychic’s capacity to predict the future, while others are staunch in their skepticism. The subfield of science that seeks to gather empirical evidence

Gray Matter And Graffiti: What Does It Say About Us?

Is it art, or is it a crime? When the topic of graffiti comes up at dinner parties these days, that question might be at the center of the discussion. But this was certainly not always the case. Back in the 1940s and ’50s, no one would have dreamed of calling graffiti “art.” It was vandalism, plain and

Let’s Hear the Earth’s Plea

What is the relationship between humans and nature? What have we communicated to the Earth, and what message is the Earth trying to convey to us now? We may consider these events to be natural disasters, but we have to realize that they are actually the result of choices that each of us makes

Like Sightseeing in Paris — A New Model for Brain Communication

Many of our most common, debilitating and socially expensive health problems involve our brains — such as dementia, depression, and drug addiction. We know that regions of our brain are constantly sending and receiving electrical signals through a vast network of nerve connections, and that this exchange

Meeting Our Potential: Brain-Based Holistic Education in New York City

On a recent morning in P.S. 65X, a high-needs elementary school in the South Bronx, a group of 20 fifth-graders stood smiling in a circle while tapping their foreheads and repeating, “I love my brain!” These children, ages 10 to 12, all from economically disadvantaged homes, were participating in

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