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Unlocking healing powers of the 'neuroplastic' brain: Norman Doidge on why ancient faith healers may have been right

Spirituality

Neuroscientist debunks one of the most popular myths about the brain

Well, either way it's bogus science, says Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, a University College London professor of cognitive science, in the latest episode of the Freakonomics Radio Podcast.<p>"This is an idea that makes no physiological sense," she says.<p>Blakemore believes that the concept of "logical, …

What We've Learned About The Brain In The Past 20 Years

Twenty years ago, the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives launched Brain Awareness Week (BAW) — March 16 to 22 — in the U.S. to celebrate and …

You Can Increase Your Intelligence: 5 Ways to Maximize Your Cognitive Potential

By Andrea Kuszewski | Nov 11, 2011<p>Synopsis<p>Learn about the principles of fluid intelligence and strengthen your cognitive abilities through exercises …

Meet the ‘living dead’: Forensic scientists’ new weapon

The bacteria in and on our bodies can betray some of our deepest secrets – even after we die. Linda Geddes investigates.<p>In the seconds after you breathe your last breath, the living dead take over. Now that your blood no longer flows, oxygen levels within your body plummet and degrading chemical …

Biology

Stanford scientists make leukemia 'grow up' and eat itself

A team at Stanford's School of Medicine has reportedly uncovered a potent new treatment method for combating one of leukemia's most aggressive forms -- and they did it pretty much by accident. While survival rates for B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a particularly nasty form of white blood …