Amandeep K. Sandhu

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H2 oh my: NASA's Curiosity rover finds water in Mars dirt

Future Mars explorers may be able to get all the water they need out of the red dirt beneath their boots, a new study suggests.<p>NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has found that surface soil on the Red Planet contains about 2 percent water by weight. That means astronaut pioneers could extract roughly 2 …

The World's Most Dramatic Coastlines

Summer has officially drawn to a close, and the sunny days of sprawling on the sand are numbered. For fans of the coast, though, the end of summer doesn't necessarily mean the end of beach trips. The world is still full of spectacular coastlines to explore, many of which are more famous for their …

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Matching Music To Color: UC Berkeley Researchers Explain How Humans Associate Shades With Songs (VIDEO)

New research out of UC Berkeley reveals some interesting tidbits about how the human brain reacts to music.<p>According to a study headed by scientist Stephen Palmer, we are hardwired to associate anything from Mozart to Mumford & Sons with a particular hue from the color spectrum. Whether it's a …

Intelligence linked to ability to ignore distractions

<b>People with higher IQs are slow to detect large background movements because their brains filter out non-essential information, say US researchers.</b><p>Instead, they are good at detecting small moving objects.<p>The findings come in a study of 53 people given a simple, visual test in Current Biology.<p>The …

The Brain

Compassion Can Be Cultivated In The Brain, Study Finds

It's possible to become a more compassionate person by training your brain, according to a new study.<p>Researchers from the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconson-Madison's Waisman Center found that engaging in compassion meditation -- where you practice feeling …

The Science of Sleep: Dreaming, Depression, and How REM Sleep Regulates Negative Emotions

For the past half-century, sleep researcher <b>Rosalind D. Cartwright</b> has produced some of the most compelling and influential work in the field, enlisting modern science in revising and expanding the theories of Jung and Freud about the role of sleep and dreams in our lives. In <b>The Twenty-four Hour</b> …

How to avoid brain cell ‘traffic jams’

<b>U. BUFFALO (US) —</b> Defects in a protein that controls the speed at which materials move through brain cells can lead to deadly “pileups,” like those …

Deep brain stimulation: the hidden challenges of a technological fix

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a remarkable therapeutic innovation that has restored the lives of many individuals with intractable neurological …

Engineering the Human Brain

Wired’s piece, “The $1.3B Quest to Build a Supercomputer Replica of a Human Brain“, is a must-read — if you’re into big data, neuroscience, super …