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The rhythm that makes memories permanent

Every time we learn something new, the memory does not only need to be acquired, it also needs to be stabilized in a process called memory …

Neuroscience

This is your brain on drugs

Brain scans and other studies reveal how drugs hijack your brain<p>For millennia, psychonauts have ingested both natural and man-made substances to see the world in new ways. Now, brain scans and other studies reveal how these buzz-builders work, helping scientists harness their power for good and …

Gene therapy is here, and it could radically change modern medicine

So what is gene therapy, anyway? The US Food and Drug Administration says it's any treatment in which a replacement gene is added to a person's body or a disease-causing one is inactivated. That's usually done by adding­­­­­­ new instructions to cells via billions of viruses stuffed with correct …

Genetic Engineering

Five Fun Science Experiments You Can Do at Home With Your Kids

You’ve already taken your summer trip, it’s too hot to do anything outside, and the kids are tired of the library. It’s the perfect time for at-home …

3tags.org

Neuroscience Reveals the Nourishing Benefits That Silence Has on Your Brain

Here's what happens to your brain when it's surrounded by the noise of nothingness.<p>When's the last time you sat in total, utter silence? While it's not easy to find true peace and quiet, there's now evidence you may want to find more opportunities to embrace noiselessness throughout your day.<p>We …

The Brain

Tulips Blossom in Germany: Pictures

Nutrition

How a Sense of Purpose Adds Years to Your Life, According to Scientists | Inc.com

As a therapist, I work with people who are battling depression and anxiety. For some individuals, their debilitating symptoms make it impossible to maintain their jobs. Unfortunately, unemployment only worsens their mental health.<p>The lost income not only hurts their bank accounts, but it also …

Happiness

Half of All Straight People Are Carrying ‘Gay Genes’, According to New Study

New research examining the persistent presence of homosexuality across different time periods and cultures has concluded that at least half of all …

It's Not All Genes: Getting Evolution Right When Explaining Human Behavior

One thing I've always loved about anthropology is its commitment to understanding humans by bringing to bear two divergent perspectives: evolutionary science, aimed at understanding the contribution of biology to our behavior, and field ethnography, a process whereby the anthropologist works to …

Anthropology

22 Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes for a Quick Boost of Inspiration

You're reading 22 Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes for a Quick Boost of Inspiration, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. …

Motivation

Our biology wants us untethered. So why does society place so much emphasis on monogamy?

Monogamy is a mystery. A Martian zoologist, visiting Earth and noting our basic biology — not to mention our frequent philandering — would conclude that monogamy is not "natural" to the human species. So why is it so widely promulgated, especially in the modern Western world?<p>Of course, just because …

How to Balance Dopamine and Serotonin Levels

Dopamine and serotonin are chemical messengers in the brain called neurotransmitters. Dopamine stimulates pleasure and alertness. Serotonin …

Nutrition

What Every Entrepreneur Can Learn From Howard Schultz About Success

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Entrepreneurship

20 Motivational Quotes That Can Invoke A Great Leader In Every Entrepreneur

<b>1. “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” — Mark Twain</b><p><b>2. “If you just work on stuff that</b> …

Meditation for Beginners: How to Meditate

Shutterstock<p>Leave a Loud Room<p>There's no <i>wrong</i> place to meditate, but choosing a calm place might make it easier when you're first starting out: "Your …

Meditation

40 Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You To Make Something Of Your Life

<b>1. “Don’t count every hour in the day. Make every hour in the day count!”— Mark Amend</b><p><b>2. “It always seems impossible until its done.”— Nelson</b> …

How The Brain Distinguishes Safety From Danger

<b>Researchers at Columbia University’s Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute and the Department of Neuroscience at Columbia University</b> …

Neuroscience

'The Doctors Thought I Was Brain Dead' Student Hanna Lottritz Warns Of Binge Drinking Dangers

When Hanna Lottritz woke up on July 27 last year, she thought it would be like any other day. She had breakfast and prepared for a day out with her …

New technique can help us understand signaling direction of brain networks | Ars Technica

Older techniques can show regions are linked, but not which is influencing which.<p>Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) is used to record …

Neuroscience

5 Ways Faking Confidence Leads to Authentic Happiness

<b>Sometimes you have to work with what you’ve got!</b><p><i>Fake it ’til you make it</i> — We hear this advice all the time.<p>But, does the approach really work?<p>When …

Top 10 Ways to Brainstorm New Ideas

Ideas make the world go round, but coming up with great ones isn’t always easy. Here are ten ways you can prompt your brain to get those ideas …

What is innovative leadership?

In 2014, I wrote about the “8 Characteristics of an Innovative Leader“, and listed those characteristics as the following:• Visionary<br>• Empathetic<br>• Models …

Leadership

You Can Outrun Your Genes

New research shows that exercise can fight the genes that cause obesity.<p>Within the massive pool of “exercise is good for the body” research, genes are a relatively new addition. Scientists for years have examined the benefits of physical activity on your hardware—like your heart, lungs, and even …

Exercise

Secrets to Success From Elon Musk, Steve Martin and Mike Bloomberg

What are the secrets to success? Well, successful people work hard. But you work hard too, right?<p>And if you keep working harder and harder you’re …

Motivation