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9 Facts About People Who Remember Everything About Their Lives

For most of us, our memories are filled with the minutiae of our personal lives. We tend to remember that relatively unimportant time we went to …

Marijuana's THC may increase 'noise' in your brain

Marijuana's main psychoactive compound, THC, may increase random neural activity — or neural noise — in the brain, according to a new study.<p>In the study, researchers gave THC to study participants through an IV, and found that the participants showed increased levels of random neural noise after …

What Higher Consciousness Really Means, How We Attain It, and What It Does for the Human Spirit

“At such moments, the world reveals itself as quite different: a place of suffering and misguided effort … but also a place of tenderness and longing, beauty, and touching vulnerability. “<p><i>“[Leonardo da Vinci’s] unique brain wiring … allowed him the opportunity to experience the world from the</i> …

Leonardo Da Vinci

The Natural Cure For Insomnia

ATTENTION:<p>Cure Your Insomnia in 6 Simple Steps & Start Sleeping for 8 Hours Every Night – in Just 3 Days!<p>I spent 15 years of my life hindered by lack …

Science Finally Explains Slackers

There’s a neurological reason for apathy and laziness, according to new research. Inefficient connections between certain areas of the brain may make …

Better sleep may be the key to treating depression, anxiety and schizophrenia

We are only beginning to unravel the genetic and biochemical basis of mental illness—a vague term including conditions as diverse as anxiety, depression, and mood and psychotic disorders. With millions of people suffering from such conditions, it is crucial that we find ways to improve diagnosis …

Mental Health

Donald Trump lashes out at Iowa after new poll shows him losing: “Too much Monsanto in the corn creates issues in the brain”

After a new poll showed him losing his lead in Iowa to Ben Carson, a thin-skinned Trump unleashes his fury<p>Donald Trump's habit of loosely retweeting even the slightest praise has gotten him in trouble before but this time he's oddly decided to go after the very voters he may need to secure the …

Synesthesia: Why Some of Us Can Taste Music and Hear the Rainbow

In recent years, you might’ve heard artists like Pharrell Williams and Kanye West self-identifying as having synesthesia—something that West says has …

Cheese and Heroin Have the Same Addictive Effect on Your Brain

Oh, good.<p>According to a study from the University of Michigan, cheesy foods can actually have addictive properties.<p>The researchers recruited around 500 people for two separate studies. In one study, people completed the Yale Food Addiction Scale, a questionnaire designed to measure whether someone …

9 Learnings from 9 Years of Brain Pickings

Reflections on the rewards of seeking out what magnifies your spirit.<p>On October 23, 2006, <i>Brain Pickings</i> was born as an email to my seven colleagues at one of the four jobs I held while paying my way through college. Over the years that followed, the short weekly email became a tiny website updated …

3 Spiritual Practices for Anxiety-Packed Moments

Modern life brings more stress than ever, and a natural reaction to stress is anxiety. It's a multidimensional response that originates, physically …