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Who Are Bowlby & Ainsworth and What Is Attachment Theory?

Attachment theory is focused on the relationships and bonds between people, particularly long-term relationships, including those between a parent …

Psychology

'Where do I fit in?': Meghan Markle's struggle to accept herself as mixed race in a divided America

<b>When Meghan Markle says “I do” to Prince Harry next month, she will single-handedly drag the royal family into the modern world.</b><p><b>Not only is she an</b> …

Ronald Reagan

Can This Neuroscientist Solve the Autism Puzzle?

“I think of it as the Mount Everest of disorders.” Karen Parker is speaking about autism, a condition that the United Nations estimates affects up to …

Autism

What Happens After Death? New Theory Suggests Consciousness Moves To Another Universe

A book titled “<i>Biocentrism: How Life and Consciousness Are the Keys to Understanding the Nature of the Universe</i>“ has stirred up the internet, because …

Consciousness

Autism-Related Brain Changes May Begin in the Womb

The growing body of research about the causes of autism continues to point toward pregnancy and delivery as moments when the brain changes associated with the disorder can occur. Earlier this week, a study was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, reporting that inducing …

Autism

What is it like to have never felt an emotion?

Some people seem to lack the capacity to feel joy, sorrow or love. David Robson discovers the challenges and surprising advantages of “alexithymia”.<p>Caleb is telling me about the birth of his son, now eight months old. “You know you hear parents say that the first time they looked at their kid, they …

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Can you learn in your sleep? Yes, and here's how

Sleep is known to be crucial for learning and memory formation. What's more, scientists have even managed to pick out specific memories and …

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LSD Brings Your Brain to the Edge of Chaos

This new LSD study is like an acid trip all on its own.<p>One Saturday in 1964, neurologist Oliver Sacks took a bit of amphetamines, LSD, a “touch” of cannabis, faced a white wall in his home, and said “I want to see indigo now—now!”<p>“And then,” he wrote in the New Yorker in 2012, “as if thrown by a …

Consciousness

No one noticed when this man’s speech was fed to him by a 12-year-old. Welcome to the Cyranoid Illusion

Imagine if the words that came out of your mouth were spoken by another person. Would anyone notice? This idea was explored by social psychologist …

Did everyone 3,000 years ago have a voice in their head?

Today, plenty of us talk to ourselves, but relatively few of us hear voices. According to one psychologist, as little as 3,000 years ago it was the …

Brain overload explains missing childhood memories

Scientists -- and parents -- have long wondered why we don’t remember anything that happened before age 3. As all parents know, no matter how momentous an event is in a toddler’s life, the memory soon drifts away and within months there isn’t even a wisp of it left.<p>Now a new study shows that …

Yes, Your Toddler Really Is Smarter Than A 5-Year-Old

Parents, does your 18-month-old seem wise beyond her years? Science says you're not fooling yourself.<p>Very small children can reason abstractly, researchers say, and are able to infer the relationships between objects that elude older children who get caught up on the concreteness of things.<p>In …

Kaggle Learn review: there is a deep learning track and it is worth your time

Right from my undergrad days when I was starting out with machine learning to this date, my admiration for Kaggle continues to grow. In addition to …

Want to Remove Yourself From Toxic Situations? Try This Decades-Old Japanese Art" | Inc.com

You are stuck and frustrated, sinking into the black hole of your circumstances. No matter what you do, you keep falling back into this quagmire of negative energies and thoughts, from which there is seemingly no escape. These emotions drain us of all vigor and enthusiasm, leaving us without the …

Self-help

Is all that holiday drinking hurting your brain?

For many, the holidays are indeed the most wonderful time of the year. Families and friends come together and enjoy food, good cheer — and often, …

Alcohol

How Building 1 Keystone Habit Can Transform Your Life | Inc.com

This is the time of season where gym membership enrollment goes through the roof. I am sure self-help books are flying off the shelves right now too. We are telling ourselves that this is going to be the year that we get work and life and everything in between, in order.<p>But if we have failed in the …

Keystone Pipeline

Physicists Overturn a 100-Year-Old Assumption on How Brains Work

This is how neurons actually fire.<p>The human brain contains a little over 80-odd billion neurons, each joining with other cells to create trillions of …

Neuroscience

This Italian Family Feels No Pain, And Scientists Finally Understand Why

A real-life superpower.<p>Scientists have identified a mysterious genetic mutation that effectively negates the sensation of pain, enabling people with …

University College London

Marijuana And Depression

<i>Ever think about how marijuana and depression seem to go hand in hand?</i> It’s an illness that a lot of people have trouble with and there’s debate …

To Unlock the Brain’s Mysteries, Purée It

One day in June 2012, at São Paulo’s international airport, Suzana Herculano-Houzel hauled two heavy suitcases onto an X-ray-machine conveyor belt. As the luggage passed through the scanner, the customs agent’s eyes widened. The suitcases did not contain clothes, toiletries or any of the usual …

São Paulo

Scientists Successfully Use Hypnosis to Trigger Color-Number Synesthesia

The strange phenomenon may not be completely hardwired.<p>Synesthesia is an extraordinary neurological condition in which a person simultaneously and …

The Brain

Boy Missing Visual Section of His Brain Can Somehow Still See, Stunning Doctors

Our brains are seriously incredible.<p>A seven-year-old Australian boy who is missing most of his visual cortex has surprised doctors by being able to …

Neurology

Here are the most stunning images NASA has ever taken of our planet

While NASA is mostly known for studying the outer reaches of our solar system, it's trained countless satellites on Earth, giving scientists a cornucopia of data about our changing planet.<p>But sometimes, science and art aren't so different. In November, NASA's Global Climate Change Group released …

Papua New Guinea

Willpower - Scientifically Proven Techniques to Increase Willpower

So That's Why Some People Are Night Owls And Others Are Up At The Crack Of Dawn

Evolution may be working against our solid eight hours per night.<p>Bernhard Lang via Getty Images<p>Sleep experts say adults should be getting a …

This ancient mind trick can vastly improve your memory

In Arthur Conan Doyle's detective novel <i>A Study in Scarlet</i> (1887) we learn that Sherlock Holmes used the most effective memory system known: a memory …

What Your Dreams Actually Mean, According to Science

If dreams were movies, they wouldn’t make a dime. They’re often banal, frequently fleeting and they’re screened for an audience of just one. As for …

Consciousness

Central Nervous System Function

The nervous system includes the brain, spinal cord, and a complex network of neurons. This system is responsible for sending, receiving, and …

Neuroscience