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This Optical Illusion Will Break Your Brain

The Brain Photo credit: Marc Blank-Settle/TwitterA tweet by the BBC’s Marc Blank-Settle about his kid’s train track has been baffling the Internet. …

Optical Illusions

How Does a Mathematician's Brain Differ from That of a Mere Mortal?

Alan Turing, Albert Einstein, Stephen Hawking, John Nash—these “beautiful” minds never fail to enchant the public, but they also remain somewhat …

Study Shows How LSD Mimics Infant's Mind as Ego Dissolves

A groundbreaking series of experiments show how LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide) alters the operation of the brain. Scientists gave LSD to 20 healthy …

Consciousness

For the First Time, Scientists Have Imaged the Brain on LSD

The scientists hope their long-awaited study on LSD in humans will open the floodgates to further research into psychedelics.<p>Researcher, drug policy reformer, and Countess of Wemyss Amanda Feilding made a promise to Albert Hofmann, the "father of LSD," after meeting him in the 90s: She would carry …

Science Says Do These 7 Things to Be Happier Right Now

You've got the power to be happy any time you want, starting right now.<p>Had a bad day or feel down in the dumps? Tired of trying to think yourself out of your bad mood all to no avail? Check out these 7 scientifically proven ways to be happier.<p><b>1. Exercise</b><p>Although we've all heard it a million times, …

Here’s How A Month Of Exercise Affected My Brain

It’s been long known that physical activity produces mental benefits, but are all exercises equal when it comes to brain boosts?<p>Recently the <i>New York Times</i> reported on a Finnish study published in the <i>Journal of Physiology</i> that found, as long thought, that physical exercise could have a positive …

Largest network of cortical neurons mapped from ~100 terabytes data set

Neuroscientists have constructed a network map of connections between cortical neurons, traced from a ~100 terabytes 3D data set. The data were …

Neuroscience

I’ve Got Your Missing Links Right Here (3 April 2016)

Science & InnovationNot Exactly Rocket Science<p><b>Top picks</b><p>From me at the Atlantic:<p>Lost for Words: A disease called primary progressive aphasia gradually robs people of their language skills while leaving their minds intact.<br>• The 8-Bit Game That Makes Statistics Addictive<br>• How to Make Psychology Studies …

How to tell if other people think you’re hot, according to science

By Ana Swanson<p>, Reporter<p>One of the most pressing and mysterious questions for humans, the self-centered beings that we are, is what other people think about us. We expend a huge amount of time and mental energy wondering if our date finds us attractive, or if our co-workers noticed that stupid …

This Interactive Tool Shows You What Sugar Is Doing To Your Body

It’s no secret that overdoing sugar isn’t good for your teeth or your waistline. But a diet consistently high in sugar can be bad news for many parts …

Children's Logic Puzzle Has The Internet Baffled

An obscure cartoon riddle has resurfaced on the Internet, causing a lot of people to scratch their heads.<p>It’s thought the puzzle is from an old …