Alex Luchi

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Poorer Memory Linked to Being Overweight

<b>Overweight young adults may have poorer episodic memory – the ability to recall past events – than their peers, suggests new research from the</b> …

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

Your brain performs better when it's cold outside

It was terrifyingly cold in New York this weekend, and this cold snap occurred right as we're entering the postholiday doldrums. It's around the time of the year when people start to talk about seasonal changes to their mood and energy level — most commonly, seasonal affective disorder, or SAD. …

Diet's effects on the brain greater than previously thought

<i>Australia is fatter than ever before. Despite all the diet information that surrounds us, 63 per cent of the adult population is considered</i> …

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Luna: A Lantern That Looks Like a Moon | Colossal

<p>Taiwanese design firm Acorn Studio recently announced a new lighting system that mimics the color and shape of a moon. Luna is a dimmable halogen …

Sound waves used to activate brain cells in a worm

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1193000/1193964_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524729781_d0a958dfd95be20ede954d6a805b8564<p><b>For the first time, scientists have directly controlled brain cells using sound waves, in a tiny laboratory worm.</b><p>They used ultrasound to …

Minimize Cognitive Load to Maximize Conversions

People always say – ourselves included – that people online have the patience of a lit match. That’s true in a general sense, and that’s how we use …

How Accepting Anxiety Can Lead to Peace

<b>“People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh</b><p>My …

Positive Thinking

A surprising new discovery shows that some brain cells are far more malleable than previously thought<p>The human brain is often said to be the most complex object in the known universe, and there’s good reason to believe that this old cliché is true. Even the apparently simple task of compiling a …

Neuroscience

The race to write an algorithm to guess what you're thinking

Part of TEDxBerlin speaker John-Dylan Haynes’s research mapping brain activity (Photo: John-Dylan Haynes)<p>John-Dylan Haynes is looking for the Rosetta …

Sometimes When You’re In Love, You’re Not

Lessons in love from the MRI-based carnival art of Brent Hoff<p>Are you in love or are you in lust? Neuroscience would say the difference is in whether or not your brain is producing oxytocin, the bonding chemical that scientists associate with monogamous relationships. To oversimplify, love includes …

This Popular Practice Is Known To Induce A Psychedelic State Without The Use Of Psychedelics

I'm in!<p>*Inspired by an original article on Reset.me.*<p>advertisement - learn more<p>Humans have a unique appetite for experiencing altered states of …

Entering A Psychedelic State — Without Psychedelics: Inside Holotropic Breathwork

“Now start to increase the speed of your breath. Breathing faster and deeper each time.” Dr. Stanislav Grof is instructing a room full of attendees …

Brain scans could better predict your future

<b>(CNN) —</b> Forget horoscopes or fortune tellers. There's a new way to tell your future, and it involves a much more reliable medium: human neuroscience.<p>A new study looks at over 70 scientific publications about brain scans such as functional magnetic resonance imaging or electroencephalography, …

The Brain

The Four Greatest Psychological Discoveries of 2014

Every day of every year, scientists toil away in their efforts to understand the workings of the human mind. What makes us happy? How do our emotions …

6 Ways Your Brain Is Lying To You Every Minute Of The Day

You think your brain is your friend. It's not. It's tricking you, all the time.

'Groundhog Day' student trapped in bizarre déjà vu time loop for 8 years

A 23-year-old British man has become the victim one of the strangest cases of déjà vu ever recorded in medical history<p>A student was forced to drop out of university after a bizarre case of chronic déjà vu left him unable to lead a normal life.<p>The 23-year-old even stopped watching TV, listening to …

Are You A Highly Sensitive Person? Here's The Science Behind This Personality Type

<i>The following first appeared on AlterNet:</i><p>Psychologist Elaine Aron has pioneered the study of a category of human personality that is generating …

The Truth About Addiction: We're All Junkies Now

Isn’t it time we start telling the truth about addiction?<p>What is that truth? That we are all addicts and all the time.<p>For this to make sense, it helps to first understand that our ideas about addiction are built atop a deeper fallacy—the idea of normalcy—the notion that there is an unadulterated …

Psychedelics linked to reductions in suicide and distress

People who have used psychedelic drugs are less likely to suffer from depression, psychological distress, or suicidal thinking, according to a new …

How Men And Women Process Emotions Differently

Are women "wired" to be more emotional? Not exactly -- but new research provides more evidence that the male and female brain may have very different ways of processing emotion.<p>Previous research has shown that women generally experience higher levels of emotional stimulation than men. Now, a new …

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What the Psychology of Suicide Prevention Teaches Us About Controlling Our Everyday Worries

<i>“We must gain victory, not by assaulting the walls, but by accepting them,”</i> wrote James Gordon Gilkey in his 1934 guide to how not to worry. <i>“Don’t worry about popular opinion … Don’t worry about the past. Don’t worry about the future. … Don’t worry about anybody getting ahead of you,”</i> F. Scott …

The Science of How Music Enchants the Brain, Animated

The profound connection between music and the brain has long fascinated scientists and philosophers alike, and has even shaped the course of our evolution. The wonderful duo Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown, better known as AsapSCIENCE, breaks down music’s ability to create a state of arousal by …

Why We Ignore the Obvious: The Psychology of Willful Blindness

<i>“Keep your baby eyes (which are the eyes of genius) on what we don’t know,”</i> pioneering investigative journalist Lincoln Steffens wrote in a beautiful 1926 letter of life-advice to his baby son. And yet the folly of the human condition is precisely that we can’t know what we don’t know — as E.F. …

Here Are the Things Introverts Say on Facebook

The things you say on Facebook apparently reveal a lot about your personality, according to a large new study in the <i>Journal of Personality and Social</i> …

How Bad Are Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for Mental Health?

Keep your sanity when it comes to social media with these easy tips<p>About two-thirds of social media users admit they “airbrush reality” when they …

New Study Says Helping Others Helps You Get Laid

How many mothers, grandmothers, smugly out-of-touch married friends have given a single person the advice “Volunteer! I hear it’s a great way to meet …