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Puppy-Dog Eyes Release Love Hormone

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Gazing between pets and owners neurologically strengthens their bond. We all know that by looking into somebody’s eyes we can better ... Read More


Momnesia: Does Pregnancy Really Change The Brain?

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Pregnancy does cause brain alterations, but scientists still disagree about other factors. Momnesia is a slang term for a mother’s seem... Read More


Flawed Shades Of Gray

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The Munker-White Illusion: flawed expectations of brightness and shadow. Take a look at the grey areas. Is one darker? Which one? T... Read More


Smell: Our Underrated Sense

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Your sense of smell could help you find the perfect partner. A friend of mine is very attentive to my heightened sense of smell. “Oh!... Read More


Meditating For Alice In Wonderland Syndrome

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Meditation can evoke the same experience as hallucinative child fevers. She drank from a bottle called DRINK ME And up she grew s... Read More


Only Non-Depressed See Monster In The Mirror

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See the monster in the mirror? If so, you are not depressed. “And certainly the glass was beginning to melt away, just like a bri... Read More


Now Available In Technicolor! #3: Greenish Red

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This week in RAZ's colorful trilogy: Why doesn't greenish red exist? Why do colors have opposites? Why would it be impossible to d... Read More


Now Available In Technicolor! #2: Color-Blindness

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This week in RAZ's colorful trilogy: What is color-blindness? Imagine waiting at the traffic light and not not being able to see t... Read More


Now Available In Technicolor! #1: Color Basics

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This week in RAZ's color trilogy: How do we perceive color? Why are red and green opposites? Why do colors look different in a da... Read More


Rock Paper Scissors: Win Every Time

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A recent study reveals the two tricks you need to win every time. The last time I played Rock-Paper-Scissors (RPS), I lost and had to not... Read More


Mind-blowing Brain Cases: The Man Who Hears Colours

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This week in Mind Blowing Brain Cases: Cyborg Neil Harbisson. The human brain has been described as ‘the most complex thing we ha... Read More


Investing In Happiness? Study The Brain!

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What happens to the dollars spent in the BRAIN initiative.   Can money buy us happiness? Probably it can; if we measure happiness... Read More


Optical Illusion: Can You See Vase And Faces Simultaneously?

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You brains shows when you switch between seeing a Vase or Faces. Take a look at the image to the right. This image raises a few quest... Read More


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