Nikita Patel

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Scientists Digitize Psychology's Most Famous Brain

Henry Gustav Molaison is one of the most famous patients in the annals of brain research. In 1953, an experimental surgery meant to relieve his …

Neuroscience Reveals The Deep Power of Human Empathy - PsyBlog

• Next article in this series:<p>Without empathy, human beings are lonely, disconnected creatures.<p>An old philosophical question asks: is there any such …

The Brain "Sees" Objects That You Don't Perceive - PsyBlog

A new study shows how much visual input the brain processes, but we never consciously see.<p>Every day, when you open your eyes in the morning, there is …

Social Rejection Triggers Release of Natural Painkillers in the Brain - PsyBlog

• Next article in this series: The Brain “Sees” Objects That You Don’t Perceive<p>New study demonstrates that the brain treats social pain in a similar …

Brain Ultrasound: How Sound Waves Can Boost Mood - PsyBlog

Pilot study finds mood of chronic pain patients is boosted by left-field use of ultrasound machine. Could it work for all of us?<p>The unusual idea …

Remote Control of the Mind - Over the Internet - PsyBlog

Researchers demonstrate the first ever human-to-human brain interface.<p>Imagine if it were possible for one person to control another person’s …

Like to Stay Up Late? Different Neural Structures Found in the Brains of Night Owls - PsyBlog

For the first time differences in neural structures have been shown between people who are night owls and early risers.<p>In the new research on 59 …

Debunked: 'Right-Brain' and 'Left-Brain' Personalities - PsyBlog

Evidence from over 1,000 fMRI brain scans finds no evidence people are ‘right-brained’ or ‘left-brained’.<p>There’s a popular assumption that …

Hidden Caves in the Brain Open Up During Sleep to Wash Away Toxins - PsyBlog

“Hidden caves” that open up in the brain may help explain sleep’s amazing restorative powers.<p>A new study published in the prestigious journal, …

Connectivity: The Difference Between Men's and Women's Brains - PsyBlog

• Previous article:<p>Male brains (top) show greater connectivity front-to-back, while female brains (bottom) are more connected across the …