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Spooky! Human brain waves control mouse genes

Human thoughts can be used to turn on genes in mice, new research suggests.<p>A tiny, light-based machine uses people's brain waves to generate a flicker of light, which then turns on genes in the brains of mice. The new method could one day be used by people who suffer from chronic pain or epilepsy …

Did treats convince cats to live with people? - Futurity

Cats are newer additions to human homes than dogs, and are only "semi-domesticated." New research shows how life with people has shaped their genomes.

Scientists Find Link Between Gut Bacteria and How the Brain Works

A week from today, researchers will gather for a neuroscience conference in Washington D.C. titled "Gut Microbes and the Brain: Paradigm Shift in …

Neuroscience

Sleep Terrors in Adults: Everything You Need to Know - NoBullying - Bullying & CyberBullying Resources

<i>Sleep terrors (also known as sleep terrors, incubus attacks, and pavor nocturnus) are forms of sleep disorders that get confused with nightmares more</i> …

This Is Your Brain on Good Storytelling | Inc.com

Whether you're trying to maintain an audience's attention, sell your product, interest an interviewer, or pitch a journalist, great storytelling is key. The ability to spin a yarn that captivates others can have magical effects for your company and career. No wonder there's no shortage of advice …

Globalization

The Color That Makes EVERYONE Look Sexier

Red, it seems, sends a very clear message about sex. And now scientists add to the scarlet sex literature with this piece of data (which we reported on earlier) in the journal <i>Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin</i>. Turns out it's not just men, but women, too, who see women who dress in red as …

Social anxiety disorder warps view of friendship - Futurity

People with social anxiety disorder tend to underestimate the quality of their friendships, so researchers asked their friends to give their …

How to Get in Shape Using Psychology: 6 New Tricks From Research

Why is there an obesity epidemic? It’s not because we eat the wrong things or we lack exercise.<p>Research shows that, plain and simple, most of us just …

Nutrition

What Happens To Your Brain When You’re Having A Brilliant Idea

When a lightbulb suddenly goes off in your mind, what process led to that “aha!” moment?<p>French post-Impressionist artist Paul Gauguin famously once said, “I shut my eyes in order to see,” meaning he shut out the rest of the world to come up with great ideas.<p>More than a century later, scientists are …

Creativity

You Know the ‘You’re Not Alone’ Feeling? Scientists Found Out What’s Happening in the Brain

You know the feeling. It’s the one where the hairs on your arm stand up and when you’re sure you can feel someone watching you but turn around and find no one there — at least no one you can see.<p>Is something otherworldly causing this sensation or is something biological happening?<p>While there might …

The body, the lips, the sex appeal you can't switch off

This is Yara. She has a body that nature’s grandest undulations of mountains and valleys would envy. She has a razor jawline that can’t do damage to …

18 Bad Sleeping Habits To Break Now

From the editors of Cosmpolitan.com, correct these common sleeping mistakes for a better night's rest.<p>Even if you eat kale and exercise and somehow resist the office cupcakes, it won't matter much if you don't get a decent amount of sleep. Your body and mind desperately needs rest to function …

Ballet Slippers That Make Drawings from the Dancer’s Movements

If you’re like me, then you may have been accused of dispensing some questionable moves in the vicinity of the dance floor. I’ve always maintained that my critics simply couldn’t grasp the subtlety of my particular style of physical expression, and now I just may have a means of illustrating my …

How Sleeping Too Little Is Ruining Your Cognitive and Emotional Performance | Inc.com

<i>Firas Kittaneh is the CEO and co-founder of One Mall Group, a group of specialty e-commerce brands including Amerisleep, an eco-friendly luxury mattress company. His award-winning team is focused on bringing housewares online to a larger consumer base using cutting-edge technology. Learn more about</i> …

Sleep

The Dark Side Of Emotional Intelligence

<i>By Lori Keong</i><p>Emotional intelligence is generally regarded as a good thing -- the skill, defined by the Oxford psychology dictionary as the "[a]bility to monitor one's own and other people's emotions, to discriminate between different emotions and label them appropriately, and to use emotional …

ADHD Brains Are the Most Creative: Why Do We Treat It Like a Disability?

In his 2004 book Creativity is Forever, Gary Davis reviewed the creativity literature from 1961 to 2003 and identified 22 reoccurring personality …

Creativity

What Can Make You Happier, Increase Your Attention Span and Even Make You More Courageous?

Meditation.<p>I listed it as one of the 10 things should you do every day to improve your life. It can boost happiness.<p>Via Shawn Achor’s The Happiness …

Mindfulness

Everything You Need to Know About These 4 Dangerous Personality Types

*People may exhibit one or all of these traits. However, please note that these are provided as a guideline and not meant for diagnosis.<p><b>THE PARANOID</b><br>Consumed by irrational mistrust, their suspicions know no bounds. When crossed, rejected, or embarrassed they may lash out emotionally or</b> …

How Exercise Changes Your Brain To Be Better At Basically Everything

Recent studies have revealed more complex and nuanced ways in which exercise activates and affects the brain.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story is part of 5 Habits Changes You Can Actually Make In 2015. Check out the full list here.</i><p>The brain is fundamentally a lazy piece of meat, according to neuroscientist …

The Brain

Big Picture

Biological sex and ‘brain sex’<p>What happens when the two don’t match?<p>Some people have an overpowering feeling, often from childhood onwards, that they …

LGBTQI
Psychology

Entitlement Might Make You More Creative (But You Probably Knew That Already)

According to a new study, the more entitled people feel, “the more willing and able they will be to generate creative solutions.”<p>A strong sense of entitlement doesn’t come with many redeeming qualities. Entitled people are bratty and hostile and selfish, and they’re unapologetic about being bratty …

Psychology