Alexandra Dreyer

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Mapping Emotions On The Body: Love Makes Us Warm All Over

Close your eyes and imagine the last time you fell in love. Maybe you were walking next to your sweetheart in a park or staring into each other's eyes over a latte.<p>Where did you feel the love? Perhaps you got butterflies in your stomach or your heart raced with excitement.<p>When a team of scientists …

Our brains can multitask for visual searches

Many studies suggest that pushing your brain to multitask—writing emails, for instance, while watching the day’s latest news and eating …

After cocaine, nerve cells send signals that intensify cravings

One way to control cravings for cocaine may be to reverse a process that allows nerve cells to mature and send signals that intensify the urge to use …

How and where imagination occurs in human brains http://goo.gl/vEzM4j

Forgetting Is An Actively Controlled Process In The Brain

A study of genetically-modified roundworms has turned up a protein that is involved in eroding memory.<p>When it comes to maintaining sanity, forgetting is at least as important as remembering. Without it, the constant stream of stimuli--faces on the street, words read, items glanced at--would quickly …

The Brain

People with high IQs really DO see the world differently: Researchers find they process sensory information differently

• Experts found that a high IQ brain was better able to block out larger or more irrelevant images when focussing on a small moving object<br>• But …

The Brain

Why Do We Want To Squeeze Cute Things?

Studying how adorable animals can turn us aggressive<p>Seeing something cute actually does bring out aggression in us, according to a paper presented at Society for Personality and Social Psychology's annual meeting in New Orleans last Friday.<p>Researchers found 109 people to look at pictures of animals …

An Equation That Predicts Happiness

Researchers say the most important variable is your expectations.<p>Let’s talk about that age-old question: What is happiness?<p>Ben Franklin said it’s wine (or beer, in the more well-known version of the quote). <i>Peanuts</i> creator Charles Schultz said it’s a warm puppy; his brainchild Charlie Brown, in a …

Secrets of the Creative Brain

A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness.<p>As a psychiatrist and neuroscientist who studies creativity, I’ve had the pleasure of working …

Scientists Have Figured Out a Way to Convert Solar Energy Into Liquid Fuel

Researchers at Harvard have discovered how to convert solar energy into liquid fuel, potentially accelerating our switch to the alternative-energy …

Tago Arc Smart Bracelet Blends E-Ink And NFC

From gizmos to trinkets: the era of smart jewelry is upon us, with makers and businesses of all stripes and sizes busy mixing electronics and sensors with ‘fashion-friendly’ designs intended to be displayed proudly on the person.<p>Sure your Fitbit wristlet is technically a wearable but it’s not going …

A Stunning, One-of-a-Kind Penthouse in Chelsea

This sleek, modern interior renovation came at the hands of Matthew Bremer of New York City’s Architecture in Formation. Located in New York City’s …