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30 Ways to Eat All of the Quinoa!

Yes, it is entirely acceptable to eat quinoa for every meal—these recipes are proof (there are cookies).<p>This little seed is super versatile. Simmer it with coconut milk for breakfast or pack it into a veggie burger for dinner—with this collection of recipes, it's impossible to get bored of quinoa.

Healthy Eating

80 Genius Beauty Hacks That'll Change Your Life

Why Your Brain Loves Negativity and How to Fix It

Pretend you’re a caveman.You’re in your cave preparing for a hunt, but something outside seems dangerous, violent sounds you don’t understand.You …

Self-help

Research shows that these 7 hobbies will make you smarter

Scientists have now proven that we can actually <i>increase</i> our potential and enjoy ourselves in the process.<p>We now know that by learning new skills the brain creates new neural pathways that make it work faster and better.<p>Here is a list of seven hobbies that make you smarter and why.<p>Playing music …

‘Mindfulness’ Messes With Your Memory

If Oprah practices mindfulness, it must be a good thing—right? But new science disagrees.<p>Mindfulness—that buzzword that means, “focusing on emotions …

Mindfulness

18 Amazing Foods For A Long Life

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Types Of Memory Diagram

Much of what scientists know about the brain has come from two methods. One is play: come up with a test that can measure an ability in a way that …

How Dr. Eric Kandel, Neuroscientist, Spends His Sundays

Forget that he’s 87. Eric R. Kandel, who specializes in the biology of memory and is a professor in the neuroscience and psychiatry departments at Columbia University, works more than he ever has before, he said. Dr. Kandel, who won a Nobel Prize in 2000, continues to write books and is co-director …

Columbia University

Baby brain scans reveal trillions of neural connections

<b>UK scientists have released the first batch of "groundbreaking" medical scans that reveal step-by-step how the human brain develops in babies.</b><p>Researchers around the world can use the data to understand what healthy growth looks like, say the Developing Human Connectome Project experts.<p>The detailed …

Brain Games Don’t Make You Smarter In Old Age, But These 3 Things Do

We're living in an aging nation where the older population is dramatically growing at an unprecedented rate. With aging comes the need to keep our …

Accents are easier on the brain if you can identify them

Science answers my existential questions<p>I was born and raised in Rome, so Italian is my native language. Now I live in the US, and I’m basically bilingual. Yet, when I hear other people speak English with an accent, sometimes I have a hard time understanding what they’re saying. In movies with a …

Language Learning

‘Mind-blowing’ discovery could revolutionise our understanding of how brain works

A study of people born with one hand suggests neuroscientists may have fundamentally misunderstood the way the brain is organised, a scientist has …

"I'm not drunk, I have epilepsy"

Three women share their experiences<p>Although it might be a common occurrence to see the odd person staggering home after a night out looking confused …

Neuron 'messages' take longer without key cells - Futurity

Without cells called astrocytes, the ability of neurons to send certain signals slows by several milliseconds. And that's long enough to cause big …

Central Nervous System

There's no such thing as a 'male brain' or 'female brain,' and scientists have the scans to prove it

Do you have a male brain or a female brain? The answer, according to science, is no.<p>If you didn't expect this to be a yes-or-no question, you're not alone. Male brains do seem to be built differently than female brains. An analysis of more than 100 studies found that the volume of a man's brain is …

The Brain

3 Neuroscience Advances That Could Change Your Life

Juliano Pinto, dressed in the bright green and yellow of his native Brazil, stood on the soccer field of the cavernous stadium, aware that 63,000 …

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 …

Dementia

Brain Mapping Tech Inflates Tissue 20x to Reveal Remarkable Detail

Like the fiber optic cables that connect landline phones, the long branches of brain cells transmit information from one neuron to the next.Unlike …

Emerging Technology

Why are lawyers using brain damage as a criminal defense? The science doesn't support it

When his criminal trial begins next week, attorneys for Andres "Andy" Avalos, a Florida man charged with murdering his wife, a neighbor and a local pastor, will mount an insanity defense on behalf of their client because, as they announced last summer, a PET scan revealed that Avalos has a severely …

Neurology

'Hunger Hormone' Could Help Treat Parkinson’s Disease — NOVA Next | PBS

New evidence suggests being hungry isn’t a bad thing, at least for your brain.<p>When the “hunger hormone” ghrelin was first discovered in 1996, …

Parkinson's Disease

Alzheimer's disease progression predicted by gene mutation

Research, published today in the journal <i>Neurology</i>, describes how mutations in a specific gene that codes for a neural growth factor appear to predict …

Brain Prize for German neuroscientist Wolfram Schultz

Schultz joins two other winners of the prestigious Brain Prize on Thursday for his analysis of how learning and reward are linked in the human brain. …

How The Brain And Laughing Affects Your Health

When you hear someone laugh behind you, you probably picture them on the phone or with a friend – smiling and experiencing a warm, fuzzy feeling …

Exercise Study Offers Hope in Fight Against Alzheimer’s Disease

Exercise Study Offers Hope in Fight Against Alzheimer’s Disease<b>...read more about Exercise Study Offers Hope in Fight Against Alzheimer’s Disease</b>May …

Dementia

Please stop spouting nonsense theories about the meaning of consciousness

Why do humans have consciousness? The arguments surrounding this question make it one of the most animated debates in contemporary philosophy.<p>One …

A neuroscientist reveals why you're so bad at remembering names

We've all been there, you're having a nice conversation with someone you just met and suddenly you realize you've forgotten their name.<p>It's embarrassing, but the good news is there's actually an evolutionary reason behind it. Dr. Dean Buonomano, professor of neurobiology at UCLA, explains why …

A neuroscientist explains why we can’t see the world objectively—and humanity is better for it

Humans have a primal, biological imperative to maintain the status quo, but seeking out answers to the unknown is also incredibly important to evolutionary innovation.<p>This dichotomy creates all sorts of kerfuffles. We’re taught to rid ourselves of implicit biases that don’t serve society and to …

Self-improvement

The Way You Live Will Change Your Brain (for Better or Worse), According to a Stanford Professor | Inc.com

If you think about your brain at all, you probably think of it as a well-developed organ that, by the time you're in your 20s at least, has matured into whatever it will be for the rest of your life. But that's not true at all. In his new book, <i>Behave: The Biology of Humans at our Best and Worst</i>, …

The Brain

This Is Your Brain on Drugs

Yeah, that fried egg metaphor isn't exactly true.<p>In 1987, the Partnership for a Drug-Free America went on the air across America to spread a simple …

Can learning like a child combat cognitive aging?

Keeping the mind active as one grows older is a well-known tactic to battle the onset of cognitive aging and dementia. The old "use it or lose it'" …