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Scientists discover the on-off switch for human consciousness deep within the brain - ExtremeTech

By on July 7, 2014 at 7:56 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Researchers at George Washington …

Consciousness

Cortical colouring in: what does your brain do with black-and-white images?

New research into the cortical basis for colour vision suggests that our brain ‘fills in’ black-and-white images, based on our memory of what the colour should be<p>You’re looking out on a vast plain of crops of all different colours, shapes and sizes. Flowers of reds, yellows and greens explode under …

Eeek, Snake! Your Brain Has A Special Corner Just For Them

Anthropologist Lynne Isbell was running through a glade in central Kenya in 1992 when something suddenly caused her to freeze in her tracks. "I stopped just in front of a cobra," she says. "It was raised with its hood spread out."<p>Isbell, who is at the University of California, Davis, says she has …

Are You Reading This Aloud in Your Head? Probably, and a New Study Could Explain Why

Reading, planning, realizing the twelve good comebacks you could have used in that argument earlier — by and large, people “hear” themselves speak in …

As Brain Goes, So Goes the Heart

Action Points<p>Note that this randomized clinical trial demonstrated that escitalopram reduces certain markers of myocardial ischemia during mental …

Novelty and the Brain: Why New Things Make Us Feel So Good

<i>We all like shiny new things, whether it's a new gadget, new city, or new job. In fact, our brains are made to be attracted to novelty—and it turns</i> …

The Brain

10 Things That Can Influence Our Memory

When we experience something, there’s a variety of different factors which determine how well we’ll remember it—and how we’ll feel about it later on. …

Time and the Brain

Far to the left-field of my normal research, I'm pursuing a new hypothesis: whether there is a connection between people who get envenomated by the …

Bojana Danilovic, the woman who sees the world upside down

I came across an utterly fascinating case study on Twitter the other day (via Mo Costandi; see this video too):<p><b>Rare brain condition leaves woman</b> …

50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know

I'm delighted to announce that my first book, <i>50 Human Brain Ideas You Really Need to Know</i>, has been given a publication date and is now available for …

Temperature perceptions as a ground for social proximity

docTemperature perceptions as a ground for social proximity<br>29 Pages<p>Uploaded by<br>Hans IJzerman<p>connect to download<p>Get doc<p>Download<p>Uploaded by<br>Hans …

Embodied Cognition: Our Inner Imaginings of the World around Us Make Us Who We Are [Excerpt]

<i>Editor's note: This excerpt of a chapter from</i> Louder Than Words: The New Science of How the Mind Makes Meaning <i>by Benjamin K. Bergen (Basic Books,</i> …

Brain Rules: The Neurobiology of Conscious Intent

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