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Scientists Have Discovered How Traumatic Experiences Actually Rewire The Brain

This is why they're so hard to forget.<p>For many people dealing with traumatic memories, cognitive behavioural therapy is the best shot at living an …

The Brain

Adventures in brain-hacking: how an electrical stimulator boosted my IQ

People have always sought advantages over their rivals. But trying to improve intelligence as a way to do it has been off-limits. An education can be bought, but ability? You either had it or you didn’t. Now a new science called cognitive enhancement promises that someone who doesn’t have …

The Brain

Deep Sleep is Critical For Visual Learning

A new study reveals NREM sleep plays a vital role in visual perceptual learning.

Mental Training Changes Brain Structure and Reduces Social Stress

Using three different training models, researchers report mental training, mindfulness and meditation can induce structural brain plasticity and …

5 Mantras for a Happier, Calmer, More Confident You

These powerful slogans can help you reprogram your brain think more positively.<p>Can one simple phrase actually make a difference in your life? …

Researchers Have Discovered a Previously Unknown Role For The Brain's Hippocampus

Whoa!<p>That sea-horse shaped chunk of grey matter deep inside our skull called the hippocampus has a job on its resume we've never seen before – …

Brain's Link To Immune System Might Help Explain Alzheimer's

Fresh evidence that the body's immune system interacts directly with the brain could lead to a new understanding of diseases from multiple sclerosis to Alzheimer's.<p>A study of human and monkey brains found lymphatic vessels — a key part of the body's immune system — in a membrane that surrounds the …

Immune System

What dinosaur and bird skulls tell us about brains - Futurity

Research into the dinosaur-to-bird transition may have uncovered a connection between brain development and the shape of the skull.

A stroke took away this neuroscientist's sense of past and future

Jill Bolte Taylor recalls all the things she forgot.<p>As a neuroanatomist at Harvard, I studied how our brain creates our perception of ­reality. And then one morning, I woke up with a sharp pain directly behind my left eye. In the course of four hours, I lost the ability to walk, talk, read, write, …

The Power of Coincidence - Deepak Chopra 11/11

The Secret Of Attraction