Michael Costa

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Pioneering researcher on the brain's 'plasticity' has died

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Marian Diamond, a neuroscientist who studied Albert Einstein's brain and was the first to show that the brain's anatomy can …

The Brain

Videos suggest Russian government may be arming Taliban

<b>Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) —</b> The Taliban have received improved weaponry in Afghanistan that appears to have been supplied by the Russian government, according to exclusive videos obtained by CNN, adding weight to accusations by Afghan and American officials that Moscow is arming their one-time foe …

Afghanistan

5 Things That Will Make You Much Happier

There's enough advice on <i>happiness</i> floating around out there to make your head spin. Yet, this is understandable, as everyone is different. What makes one person happy might make another miserable.<p>In the face of so much contradictory, and often subjective, advice, what are you supposed to do if you …

Neuron-Based Chips Will Soon Become Commonplace, This Startup Founder Says

What does it mean to be alive? This question has been haunting us since the beginning of time. Thousands if not millions of novelists, philosophers, scientists have tried to answer.<p>However, for practical purposes, you don’t really need to know: you just live. You just learn to move in this world …

Particles

How to Trick Your Brain Into Conquering Fear, According to This Top Harvard Professor | Inc.com

Social psychologist, Harvard Professor, author and public speaker Amy Cuddy delivered a phenomenally popular TED Talk in 2012, sharing how clear, nonverbal techniques can liberate an individual from anxiety riddled moments with a strategic change in body position. But, the TED Talk is only one of …

Public Speaking

Stop Adding Stuff To Your Life, It's Time To Declutter Your Soul Now

We live in a society that always tells us to get more.<p>You may be doing this unconsciously, because you’ve always been living this way and that’s your …

Minimalism

A 69-year-old monk who scientists call the 'world's happiest man' says the secret to being happy takes just 15 minutes a day

Matthieu Ricard, 69, is a Tibetan Buddhist monk originally from France who has been called "the world's happiest man."<p>That's because he participated in a 12-year brain study on meditation and compassion led by a neuroscientist from the University of Wisconsin, Richard Davidson.<p>Davidson hooked up …

Happiness

One Way That Scientists' Brains Are Different From Other People's

A bizarre research study has revealed that neuroscientists are more excited at the prospect of seeing their names in prominent research journals than …

Men: Watch Out for Male Menopause

Women are not the only ones who end up developing menopause later in life. That's right -- men get menopause too. When men get menopause, it is actually called andropause. The symptoms of andropause are quite similar to the symptoms that women experience before or during menopause.<p>So what is …