Bryson Halley

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The Woman Who Woke Up in the Future

Naomi Jacobs went to bed a 32-year-old woman and woke up believing she was a teenager again. After temporarily losing 17 years of memories from a rare form of amnesia, Jacobs wrote a memoir about piecing her life back together.<p>Naomi Jacobs was a 32-year-old single mother living in Manchester, …

Controlling Gene Expression With Our Mind

Mind-controlled transgene expression by a wireless-powered optogenetic designer cell implant<p>Today I would like to discuss something about a new …

People like us: how our brains view others

Race-related demonstrations, Title IX disputes, affirmative action court cases, same-sex marriage bans.<p>These issues made headlines in all spheres of …

Scientists Are More Creative Than You Might Imagine

But original thinking could be declining among students because of the growing emphasis on test-taking in schools.<p>Scientists don’t usually have a reputation for being very creative. They have to adhere to the scientific method, use statistics and data, and carefully measure their results—activities …

Bilingual People Are Like Brain 'Bodybuilders'

People who speak two languages may have brains that are more efficient at language processing and other tasks, new research suggests.<p>Scientists have …

Language Learning

Researcher controls colleague’s motions in 1st human brain-to-brain interface

News and Information | UW News<p>University of Washington researchers have performed what they believe is the first noninvasive human-to-human brain …

One Tiny Box May Replace Doctors Completely

<b>The news</b>: Want to know how healthy you are? Don't look at the scale. A new device is not only going to change the future of medicine, it's going to …

Why Scientists Think Completely Unclassifiable and Undiscovered Life Forms Exist

Right now there are three general types of life. There are probably more that we're completely missing.<p>In high school biology, we are taught that there are three types of life: eukaryotes (that's us, and most everything else we often think of as life), bacteria, and archaea (extremophiles and other …

Fungus kills some (but not all) yellow-legged frogs

Symbiotic microbes can help protect us from infection by disease-causing pathogens. But what happens when the interaction goes the other way, with a …

Bill Nye: The pope’s comments on evolution were “helpful” | Salon.com

Coverage of Disruptive Science and Technology

You Are Making More Unconscious Decisions Than You Ever Realized

What makes us decide? At one level, this seems like an easy question: we think our options through, pick the one we like best and act on it.<p>If we dig a little deeper, though, the question becomes more difficult to answer. How do we settle on what our options are? What makes us prefer one option to …

The Brain

4 Ways Your Smartphone Is Making You Dumber

Like you, I love my smartphone. And like you, I probably love it more than anything else. But research is making it increasingly clear that our first love is hurting all the other relationships that it’s supposed to assist with.<p>Here’s how.<p><b>1. We’re tossing out a decent chunk of our IQ.</b><p>Phones can …

Anxiety may speed up Alzheimer's onset in people with mild cognitive impairment

It is well established that people with mild cognitive impairment are at higher risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. Now, a new study suggests …

“Consciousness Creates Reality” – Physicists Admit The Universe Is Immaterial, Mental, & Spiritual

Money as survival, living off grid and a money free world are terms that are being bandied around more and more as people become aware of the …

Meditation Is Even More Powerful Than We Originally Thought

With our stress levels creeping higher than ever before, we could all stand to reap the benefits of this mindful practice.<p>A recent study from Harvard University and the University of Sienna found that the powers of meditation move beyond the cultivation of self-awareness, improvement of …

New Study Suggests Meditation Can Actually Alter Your Body On A Cellular Level

Scientists aren’t quite sure how the placebo effect works. This phenomenon occurs when a patient believes they are getting treatment and their …

Is Your Subconscious Making You Anxious?

People that are shy and introverted tell therapists that when they enter a restaurant, people look at them, creating anxiety. It’s true, but it …

Who Thinks Your Thoughts?

<b>“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” ~ Charles Swindoll</b><p>The notion that how we feel is merely caused by events around us or …

Brain-to-Brain Link Makes 'Mind Control' Possible

Humans could be much more efficient communicators if they could bypass language altogether and directly transmit thoughts, ideas and instructions …

The Brain

The Brain May Compensate For Heavy Pot Smoking -- Until It Can't Anymore

Another study adds to the growing but controversial pile of evidence that heavy marijuana use over the years can lead to changes in the brain. The research, published in <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</i>, found that an area in the front of the brain called the orbitofrontal cortex …