Ryl Desabelle-Martinez

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The Nature Of Consciousness: Resonance Between Ancient Philosophies And Current Science

What is consciousness? Is it an essentially human characteristic or a fundamental characteristic of the universe? Questions about consciousness have intrigued philosophers and scientists for thousands of years. Neuroscientists, like myself, are asking questions about the essential characteristics …

Consciousness

How to Refresh Your Brain In a Matter of Seconds When You're Stressed

Experiencing a massive brain shutdown? Try these 3 ways to restore your higher-level thinking.<p>Your rational brain can process about six bits of data at once.<p>For example, let's say you're in a meeting with someone. You could be processing:<p>what happened in your last meeting with her;<br>• the concerns that …

The Brain

New Brain Map Shows Previously Undiscovered Areas of the Brain, Rocks Neuroscientists' World

It is hard to overestimate the importance of the brain. This organ determines who we are, what we do with our bodies, and controls pretty much …

Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptors in the Pathology of Alzheimer's Disease

<i>Summary: A new study looks at the role nicotinic acetylcholine receptors play in Alzheimer’s disease.</i><p>Source: Bentham Science Publishers.<p><b>Nicotinic</b> …

Earth - It took centuries, but we now know the size of the Universe

"Let us go rambling about the Universe." This is the invitation that American astronomer Harlow Shapley gave to an audience in Washington DC in 1920. He was taking part in the so-called Great Debate with fellow scientist Heber Curtis on the scale of the Universe.<p>Shapley believed that our Milky Way …

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Want to Dramatically Improve Presentations? Science Says Do This | Inc.com

My client needed help, and she needed it fast. "Please tell me how to improve this presentation," she asked. "The CEO is planning to share this next week at the employee town hall meeting."<p>She opened a folder and pulled out a thick printout of a PowerPoint deck. It was a car-wreck moment for me: I …

The Brain

Want to Be Happier? Science Says Do These 11 Things Every Single Day

Try them. They work. (If you can't trust science, what can you trust?)<p>Obviously, we all want to be happier. But there's another reason to wish to be more lighthearted and content: Happiness is definitely a result, but happiness is also a driver.<p>While I'm definitely into finding ways to improve …

Happiness