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What if we could look inside human brains? - Moran Cerf

The brain is what makes us function, yet we understand so little about how it works. We are learning more about the brain by using new technology to …

Emerging Technology

Obesity is Also Bad for the Brain: How Being Obese Adversely Affects Your Mental Wellness

Since having been recognized as a global epidemic by the World Health Organization in 1997, obesity has now become a full-scale public health crisis. …

Diabetes

How the Internet is Ruining Your Brain

| <b>source:</b> Apr 19th, 2012<p>Not only did the topic catch my attention, but the artistic style of the infographic is quite interesting. It looks like my …

Infographics

Student's brain flatlined during classes

From "A Wearable Sensor for Unobtrusive, Long-term Assessment of Electrodermal Activity" (by Poh, M.Z., Swenson, N.C., Picard, R.W. in <i>IEEE</i> …

Born to Learn

<b>Battling for the Soul of Education</b><p>Moving beyond school reform to educational transformation:<br>The findings and recommendations of 3 decades of synthesis<p>…

Education

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Why Teaching Makes You Smarter

We tend to think of thinking as something super solitary–but as Annie Murphy Paul observes in the Brilliant Report, cognition is a two-way street.<p>How so?<p>“Students enlisted to tutor others,” Paul reports, “work harder to understand the material, recall it more accurately and apply it more …

NatGeo "My Brilliant Brain" featuring Susan Polgar

The Science Behind What Naps Do For Your Brain–And Why You Should Have One Today

Studies of napping have shown improvement in cognitive function, creative thinking, and memory performance. Ready, set . . . snooze.<p>I’m a big fan of afternoon naps.<p>In fact, I was super excited when I joined Buffer to hear that the team is pro-napping. It’s not every day you come across a company …

A Nice Graphic on The Relationship between Learning and The Brain

The human brain, that mysterious black box which has amazed scientists for centuries, has now started to come to the sunshine as more and more …

Your Brain is Amazing

How Coffee Affects Your Brain

What Happens When You Tell a Lie?

If you've spoken to someone for more than 10 minutes today, odds are that one of you was lying. If that person was your mother, the odds of lying …

The Antidote by Oliver Burkeman

Why you can’t stop playing Flappy Bird

There’s a feeling that you get when your skills are perfectly matched against a difficult challenge. You become engrossed, even obsessed. Your entire …

Text Messaging

Neuroplasticity: The Remarkable Ability of Our Brain to Adapt

Roughly $76.5B was the economic cost of TBI (medical and indirect costs including lost productivity) in the USA in 2010.<p>90% of that cost (~68.85B) is …

Intense World: Autistic Brains Create 42% More Information at Rest - PsyBlog

Do autistic children live in a hyper-real ‘intense world’?<p>A new study has found that the brains of autistic children produce, on average, 42% more …

The Teenage Brain Explained

The Top Ten Brain Science And Psychology Studies Of 2013

Putting it mildly, 2013 was an eventful year for brain science. This Top 10 list isn’t meant to be exhaustive (given how many studies are published each year, it never could be), but it’s a sturdy sampling of incredible work being conducted around the world, moving us closer to solving some …

How your brain works – video

The size of a small cauliflower, the human brain is the most complex organ in your body. It squeezes out 70,000 thoughts a day. But where does it store information? And how does it generate flights of fancy? Explore the inner workings of your personal ideas factory Continue reading...

Caffeine Enhances Memory

That morning cup of coffee or lunchtime soda might serve a purpose beyond giving you a jolt of energy. According to a new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins University, caffeine enhances memory.<p>Participants in the study took placebos or 200-milligram caffeine tablets—the same amount of the …

The 2014 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, has recently announced its shortlist of winners. This year's contest attracted more than 140,000 entries from 166 countries. The organizers have been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted …

The Woman Who Could Write, But Couldn't Read

A recent stroke left one 40-year-old woman with some unusual symptoms.<p>One morning, a kindergarten teacher was about to take attendance for her class when she realized she couldn't read the paper in her hands. She tried looking over her lesson plans, but like the attendance sheet, they seemed to be …

Employment

More together in 2014

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Photography & Travel Product Reviews

Photography & Travel Product Reviews

Why we love to hoard… and how you can overcome it

Understanding the psychology behind why we like to accumulate all manner of items can in fact help you to lead a clutter-free life.<p><i>Question: How do you make something instantly twice as expensive?<br>Answer: By thinking about giving it away.</i><p>This might sound like a nonsensical riddle, but if you've ever …