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Mind Blowing Brain Cases: The Man With A Hole In His Head

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This week in Mind Blowing Brain Cases: Phineas Gage. The human brain has been described as 'the most complex thing we have yet disco... Read More


Mind Blowing Brain Cases: A Series About Neuroscience

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First version about Phineas Gage soon to be published. The human brain has been described as 'the most complex thing we have yet di... Read More


How Liked And Disliked Music Influence Our Brain

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Brain imaging explains the power of music. We all know that listening to music that we like is uplifting. It makes us detach temporaril... Read More


Gaming Against Depression: It Can Really Help

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Game based interventions could help battling depression amongst elderly Playing World of Warcraft, virtual role-playing or simply exercisin... Read More


Brain Myth: You Use Just 10% Of Your Brain

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May we one day be able to unlock our brain's full potential? Right now, your eyes are skimming over these very words whilst your brain ... Read More


Time-lapse Video Of Developing Depression And Trichotillomania

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6.5 years in 4 minutes: young women dealing with hair loss condition. If you thought you needed to take it easy with the selfies, this... Read More


Blue Eyes Mean Lies?

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Study shows eye colour has an influence on our perception of trustworthiness Have you ever noticed how sometimes we get an inexplicable gut... Read More


Get Your 8 Hours Sleep: How Your Brain Makes Memories

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Studies confirm your teacher's advice about getting enough sleep Conventional wisdom says that sleep is an important part of learning ... Read More


That Shiver Down My Spine: How We Experience Emotions

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Researchers draw bodily maps of emotions associated with corresponding brain maps Emotions, in particular if intense, are associated with ... Read More


Cynicism & Dementia – Thinking Healthy Helps

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Cynics more prone to dementia, at least in Finland. Mental health is in the forefront of everyone’s minds here in the United States. ... Read More


Do Women’s Brains Make Them Better Parents?

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Spending time with their child influences both father's and mother's brain. Scientists have been studying the differences in male and f... Read More


Mental Illness Is More Deadly Than Tobacco

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Time to take a closer look at treatment of mental diseases.  We all know tobacco as a killer. It was first found about 18.000 years ag... Read More


Electrical ‘Brain Hacking’: The New Caffeine Fix?

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A new study suggests electrical brain stimulation is better than coffee. You feel a wave of fatigue come crashing over you so you reach... Read More


Shock & Jolt: Developments in Biomedical Research

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Growth of biomedical research simultaneously hinders and advances its development This week brought to the forefront two important pieces o... Read More


How A ‘Medium-Size’ Can Trick You Into Buying ‘Large’

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Adding an unattractive third option makes a high prize look reasonable. Maybe you have already heard about the magic effects of adding ... Read More


Could We Use Scents To Improve Our Health?

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A new study suggests hidden odours can control our food choices You walk through the sliding doors of the supermarket and, within se... Read More


Brain Mapping Projects And Sheldon Cooper

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Are neuroimaging researchers headed the Sheldon Cooper way? The Human Connectome Project, The Brain Activity Map Project, The Human... Read More


19th Century Neuroimaging Experiment Manuscripts Found

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Mosso's 19th century experiments in cerebral blood flow dynamics found and reproduced. It’s a great time to be a neuroimaging researcher,... Read More


5 Facts Explain Why We Love Music

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Scientific evidence on why music is of such high value across all human societies. “Without music, life would be a mistake”, Frie... Read More


Invisible Cure For TBI: Good News For NFL And US Army?

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Researchers find new approaches to address TBI using network analysis theory. I follow a lot of sports and politics - in print, on social m... Read More


Just A Blood Test Is Enough to Detect Dementia

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New effective method to detect future Alzheimer’s patients. In a recent research published online in the journal Nature Medicine, sci... Read More


Read Novels And Become A Better Person

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Reading fiction may improve your brain function. Reading novels is passé. On the internet vast amounts of information are available ... Read More


4 Strange Facts About Tickling

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Being ticklish as the brain's response to danger. Being tickled is a rather weird phenomenon. Why can we not tickle ourselves, for exam... Read More


Is It Better To Be A Morning Person?

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Different sleeping habits: where they come from and what they do. Always get an energy boost after your after dinner dip? Or are you that ... Read More


Humans Will Tolerate Tyranny So Long As They Feel Safe

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Well-known human pyschology experiments prove it. Think you’d recognize tyranny – like fascism, communism, or dictatorship – if it tr... Read More


At Night People Are More Likely To Lie and Cheat

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The exhaustion of a normal day decreases your capacity for self-control. Why do good people do bad things? That's the question research... Read More


Coffee Improves Memory: Just A Load Of Froth?

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A new study claims caffeine enhances long-term memory. Caffeine is the world’s most used drug with 90% of us consuming it on a daily ... Read More


Erasing Long Term Memories: Scientists Finally Did It

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50 years ago many scientists thought it was impossible. A research group guided by Marijn Kroes from Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen deve... Read More


4 Tips To Stick To Your Resolutions

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New year, new start, new you. Why is it easier said than done? Resolutions, shmesolutions. We have all tried to re-invent ourselves, bu... Read More


Try Something For 30 Days Instead Of A Whole Year

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Try that thing you always wanted to do. Just for a month. Matt Cutts is experienced in this and sees a lot of advantages. In this snack... Read More


Gender Differences in the Brain Explain Behaviour, Truth or Delusion?

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An over-hyped study claims brain differences underlie gender-specific behaviours. You have most likely already heard of this study if y... Read More


Brain Scans in the Classroom: The Future of Neuroscience

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 Three applications of neuroimaging you didn’t know of. Neuroimaging techniques have been widely used to study the brain as well as for ... Read More


4 Beneficial Effects Of Physical Exercise On The Brain

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How sports can increase cognitive abilities and prevent depression. It is well known that regular physical exercise (PE) improves healt... Read More


Biology of Love: Are We Made To Live Happily Ever After?

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Research suggest that humans are serial monogamists. While we learn from songs, movies and fairy tales that life is all about finding the p... Read More


Does Modern Life Make Us Less Rational?

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Isolated hunter-gatherers act more rational than western consumers.  If you give a Westerner one of two items randomly and then ask ... Read More


5 Truths And Lies About Your Brain

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New research (dis!)proves popular brain claims. We have heard a lot about how the brain is such a marvelous organ, how it directs and c... Read More