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Man explains why you should always ask before you help someone who has a disability

It’s perfectly natural to want to rush in to help someone who you think is struggling.<p>It’s basic human instinct. There’s no maliciousness there, and …

Brazil: People With Disabilities Confined in Terrible Conditions

Thousands of children and adults with disabilities in Brazil are needlessly confined to institutions, where they may face neglect and abuse. Brazil …

Astronaut's gene expression no longer same as his identical twin, NASA finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> Spending a year in space not only changes your outlook, it transforms your gene expression.<p>Preliminary results from NASA's Twins Study reveal that 7% of astronaut Scott Kelly's genetic expression -- how his genes function within cells -- did not return to baseline after his return to Earth …

Space Science

Truck driver wipes out Peru's ancient Nazca Lines

The historic Nazca Lines of Peru have been damaged by the actions of an inconsiderate truck driver. The driver, who has since been arrested and will …

Is death still frightening if you believe the self is an illusion? An astonishing study of Tibetan Buddhists

<i>By</i> Christian JarrettImagining ourselves as no longer existing is, for most of us, terrifying. Buddhism may offer some reassurance. A central tenet of …

A needle the size of a human hair makes brain injections possible

Targeted Treatment<p>Researchers from MIT have created a system that can deliver medicine directly to areas of the brain as small as one cubic …

MIT Engineers Have Designed a Chip That Behaves Just Like Brain Cell Connections

The most promising artificial synapse to date.<p>For those working in the field of advanced artificial intelligence, getting a computer to simulate …

Artificial Intelligence

The world’s largest set of brain scans are helping reveal the workings of the mind and how diseases ravage the brain

ENIGMA, the world’s largest brain mapping project, was “born out of frustration,” says neuroscientist Paul Thompson of the University of Southern …

Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Letting Silenced Genes Speak, on the site Neuroscience News

Summary: A new study reports there may be hope that epigenetic diseases could, some day, be cured.Source: University of Connecticut.Stem cell …

NIST's superconducting synapse may be missing piece for 'artificial brains'

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have built a superconducting switch that "learns" like a biological system …

Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Cognitive Neuroscience and the Awareness of Ignorance, on the site Neuroscience News

Summary: Researchers shed light on areas of the brain associated with metacognitive judgements.Source: Juntendo University.Metacognitive judgments on …

This is how humans are able to remember birthdays, random facts and to-do lists

Ever wondered, how people remember their childhood birthday parties or wedding days? According to researchers from the University of Colorado at …

The brain systems for language learning predate both language and humans

Word recall and grammar seem to be handled by different areas, too<p>Why has the human brain proved adept at learning languages? One explanation is that …

Language is learned in brain circuits that predate humans

It has often been claimed that humans learn language using brain components that are specifically dedicated to this purpose. Now, new evidence …

This peptide may explain female sexual behavior

A new study finds that a particular peptide — kisspeptin — plays a vital role in female sexual behavior. It could open the door to better treatments …

Neuroscience

“Parent” as a Verb: Sleep Training

The Google Arts & Culture App and the Rise of the “Coded Gaze”

A few days ago, I came across an old post on the Web site Bored Panda called “10+ Times People Accidentally Found Their Doppelgängers in Museums and Couldn’t Believe Their Eyes.” The post consisted of around thirty photos of people posing with portraits whose subjects looked eerily like them. There …

The Book That Colored Charles Darwin’s World

“I had been struck by the beautiful colour of the sea when seen through the chinks of a straw hat,” Charles Darwin wrote, in late March, 1832, as H.M.S. Beagle threaded its way through the Abrolhos Shoals, off the Brazilian coast. The water, he wrote, was “Indigo with a little Azure blue,” while …

Jeffrey Eugenides on a Story Forty Years in the Making

<i>This week’s story, “Bronze,” takes place on a November day in 1978, when two men—one a college undergraduate, the other an actor—meet on a train. Did you know from the outset that the story would take place that year? And did it always involve two strangers meeting on a train?</i><p>I knew the year. I …

What Does It Mean to Die?

When Jahi McMath was declared brain-dead by the hospital, her family disagreed. Her case challenges the very nature of existence.<p>Before having her tonsils removed, Jahi McMath, a thirteen-year-old African-American girl from Oakland, California, asked her doctor, Frederick Rosen, about his …

Alameda County

We may have just figured out how the brain processes good and bad experiences

How to Feel<p>A new study has mapped out in unprecedented detail the “neighborhoods” of the brain that assign good and bad feelings to objects and …

A simple technique called 'anxiety appraisal' can turn nervousness into success

<i>I just can't wait to learn how I will fail to live up to my own expectations.</i><p><i>I lie awake, tight-chested, at 3 a.m., just really looking forward to what fresh hell that meeting will be about.</i><p>Don't mind me, I'm just trying out a cognitive trick that's supposed to help with anxiety.<p>It's called …

A Scaredy-Cat’s Investigation Into Why People Enjoy Fear

Halloween is here again. That means your co-workers have planted surprise spiders around the office. You’ve been invited to a haunted hayride. Your neighbor’s yard has a full cemetery, rigged with motion detectors and pop-up zombies. Chicken-livered from the start, I have always dreaded this time …

Go scare yourself! It's good for you

<b>(CNN) —</b> Haunted houses, horror films, scary novels and chilling art: Do you ever wonder why we seek out situations that terrify us?<p>Experts say that being scared, at least when we can control it, can be healthy.<p>"People like to be scared, but there is scared, and there is 'scared,' " said Jeffrey …

50 Things You Should Never, Ever Say to Your Kids

17 Times The Internet Got Real About Anxiety

Spot. On.<p>Some people just get it.<p>Those with anxiety disorder are often isolated because of their condition (as if the debilitating emotional and physical symptoms weren't enough). The stigma surrounding anxiety issues is real: Only 25 percent of people with mental health conditions feel like others …

Artificial Intelligence: Google’s DeepMind Creates Neural Network That Can ‘Logically Reason’ Its Way Around London Underground

Artificial neural networks — systems patterned after the arrangement and operation of neurons in the human brain — excel at tasks that require …

Intuition: 10 Tips For Greater Awareness

The word “intuition” comes from the Latin word “intueri,” which roughly translates as “to look inside.” In simple terms, intuition is that gut …

4 Exclusive Secrets of the Myers-Briggs Test | Inc.com

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator has been a standard personality measurement for decades, but it's really come into vogue recently as Susan Cain and other thought leaders encourage us to understand the benefits of introverted leadership. In the just-announced Influence Research Project, Myers-Briggs …