Dawn Santiago

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Study Says Making Art Is Good For Your Brain, And We Say You Should Listen

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life," so Pablo Picasso once famously proclaimed. Though we expect the pompous Cubist was being his usual haughty self when he uttered the well known quote, his belief in art's <i>transcendent</i> qualities might not be too far from the scientific …

How To Win The Impulse War Inside Your Brain

Your brain is complicated. Understanding how it works can help you make better decisions.<p>What role do our emotions play in decision-making? Some might say it’s a fairly contentious one. Acting on emotions without reason can be dangerous. 17th-century French philosopher Descartes would have you …

The Brain

String field theory could be the foundation of quantum mechanics

Two USC researchers have proposed a link between string field theory and quantum mechanics that could open the door to using string field theory—or a …

Scientists create lab-grown spinal cords

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How body illusions can warp our mind

The human brain is a remarkable organ, but it can be easily tricked – making us believe we’re the size of a Barbie doll, or a statue. David Robson investigates.<p>The “rubber hand illusion” – is one of the weirdest and most-studied illusions in neuroscience. As Lawrence Rosenblum at the University of …

Bee brain hints at how we make memories

Researchers studying honey bees have found that genes switch off as memories are being formed, allowing for new connections between nerve …

Neuroscience

Why there won't be a male pill any time soon

The science to produce a male contraceptive pill is in place, so why aren't big pharmaceutical companies interested? In an extract from his new book, Peter Lloyd finds out<p>When I enter Professor Lee Smith’s office at the University of Edinburgh’s <b>Centre for Reproductive Health</b>, two things strike me: …

Dying for more sleep? How insomnia may kill you

A 40-year study shows that people who suffer from chronic insomnia face a higher risk of dying.<p>Insomnia—difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or …

Sleep

Is Depression An Infectious Disease?

Mental health continues to be one of society’s greatest concerns. Its enigmatic nature leaves both the public and the health professional in a quandary to understand not only the cause but also the means to cure. Though research has been conducted for centuries, at times it feels we are up against …

7 Physical Effects of Sleep Deprivation: Psyche

Comedy Issue<p>Mistakes were made.<p>By The Editors of GQ1 day agoView More<p>Culture<p>Ensley? Kashton? Kairo? KAYCE?!<p>By Drew Magary1 day agoView More<p>Health<p>One …

How our brains can control our emotions

The brain’s complicated wiring could help dictate whether we feel happy, angry or sad. Could electrical charges be the answer to help treat mental disorders? (WARNING: Contains mild footage of animal experiments)<p>We all know humans have a complex range of emotions – from anger to fear, aggression to …

The Brain

Electrical brain stimulation beats caffeine – and the effect lasts longer

Researchers in the US have used electrical brain stimulation to boost the vigilance of sleep-deprived military personnel working on an airforce base.<p>Experiments on 18- to 42-year old men and women on active duty found that half an hour of electrical brain stimulation improved their performance …

Dash of turmeric with breakfast improves memory

A single gram of turmeric in the morning can improve the memory of people in the very early stages of diabetes who are at risk of cognitive …

Diabetes

Sleep's Link To Learning And Memory Traced To Brain Chemistry

Almost a century after the discovery that sleep helps us remember things, scientists are beginning to understand why.<p>During sleep, the brain produces chemicals that are important to memory and relives events we want to remember, scientists reported this week at the Society for Neuroscience meeting …

Can coconut fat keep brains from aging too fast?

Mice placed on a high-fat diet appear to fight off symptoms of aging that affect the brain.<p>The mice had a defect in their DNA repair system. In …

Coconut

How to save your memory

Are there ways to stop yourself losing your memory? The latest brain research suggests there’s hope for the forgetful…<p>Memory loss has to be one of our biggest fears. Names, words, facts and faces – nothing is spared.<p>As the latest video from the Head Squeeze team describes above, mental …

Gel implant might help fight heart failure

(HealthDay)—Injecting beads of gel into the wall of a still-beating heart has the potential to improve the health of patients with severe heart …

WATCH: This Band-Aid Gel Instantly Stops Bleeding

Meet the band-aid of the future - VetiGel is a plant-based adhesive that stops bleeding in 20 seconds flat.<p>Produced by a small US biotech company …

New York University

Brain damage could be repaired by creating new nerve cells

Researchers have regenerated damaged areas in the brains of mice by converting structural cells into functioning neurons<p>Scientists have raised hopes that brain damage caused by strokes, stab wounds and even bullets could one day be repaired by converting structural cells into functioning …

Seven steps to creating a brain implant

Scientists are starting to build implants they hope can cure blindness and help paralysed people walk. But how do they work?<p>The brain is one of the most delicate and complex objects in the universe, so tinkering with its activity may seem like a fool’s errand. Yet armed with a growing understanding …

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NYC's Payphones Will Become Gigabit Wi-Fi Access Points

It's a change that everybody but Superman will love.<p>Even if you've spotted a payphone in the wild recently, it's probably been a while since you've actually reached out and touched one. But that may soon change: New York City is planning on replacing the old public phones with 21st century …

The Theory of Everything: Stephen Hawking visits the set

Watch: Stephen Hawking meets Eddie Redmayne, who plays his younger self, on the set of the biopic The Theory of Everything<p>In this exclusive video Stephen Hawking has the surreal experience of watching Eddie Redmayne, who plays the scientist in the forthcoming biopic <b>The Theory of Everything</b>, film a …