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Large-scale study of genetic data shows humans still evolving

In a study analyzing the genomes of 210,000 people in the United States and Britain, researchers at Columbia University find that the genetic …

Evolution

Because Science

For the first time ever, scientists scanned a brain on LSD using modern technology. What they saw was a more "unified brain."

The secret of a good night's sleep has finally been found by scientists...

It is said that a clear conscience makes the softest pillow, but according to a new study the secret of a good night’s sleep is having something worth getting out of bed for the next day.<p>In the first research of its kind, US scientists found that having a purpose in life results in fewer nighttime …

Wellness

Negative Thoughts Age Your Body More Quickly, Science Finds

Hold that thought. It could affect the speed at which your body ages.<p>Ever been surprised to learn someone's age because they just look so young? Or because they look way older than their age?<p>No doubt lifestyle choices like diet, sleep and exercise play a big part. Your genes do, too. These are …

Longevity

Stop Saying the Brain Learns By Rewiring Itself - Facts So Romantic

<i>Most neuroscientists accept that the brain computes by modifying its synapses, the links between neurons. On this view, the brain learns because</i> …

Cognitive Science

Scientists Uncover a Higher State of Consciousness

Neuroscientists from the University of Sussex made a pretty neat discovery as they claim to have just found evidence of a higher state of …

Consciousness

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 …

Mind

Explainer: how the brain changes when we learn to read

Right now, you are reading these words without much thought or conscious effort. In lightning-fast bursts, your eyes are darting from left to right …

Language

LSD Deactivates the Brain's Fear Center, Study Finds

A new study finds LSD — a Schedule I drug with "no medical value" — to be therapeutically beneficial. <br>Read More

Lsd

Our eyes reveal when we're about to have an epiphany

When an epiphany strikes, it's rare and fleeting. Something clicks in our minds, and what was once confusing is suddenly obvious, illuminating, and …

National Academy of Sciences

Brain Adjusts Learning Rate Depending on Environment

Each time we get feedback, the brain updates its knowledge and behavior in response to changes in the environment. However, if there’s uncertainty or …

The Brain

Deviate: The Science of Seeing Differently by Beau Lotto review – why we need brain control

A neuroscientist argues that all experience occurs in the brain – and that the brain is deluded<p>Beau Lotto is a gung-ho neuroscientist. “[The] great minds of history,” he says, “had theories, but now neuroscience has an answer.” The latest research has, it seems, established that everything you …

Neurology

Inside knowledge: Is information the only thing that exists?

“IT FROM bit.” This phrase, coined by physicist John Wheeler, encapsulates what a lot of physicists have come to believe: that tangible physical …

Heal yourself from inside your dreams

I WAS scrambling away from a monstrous dark figure when I started to have the sneaking feeling that I had been here before, running from this man. I …

Nightmares

Being bilingual makes people's brains more efficient and could combat cognitive ageing, study finds

Scientists have found that the benefits of being bilingual stretch much further than those commonly associated with being fluent in two languages - …

The Brain

Here’s Why Your Brain Seems Mostly Dormant - Issue 27: Dark Matter

You’ve probably heard the myth that the average person uses only 10 percent of their brain. It’s a seductive lie because it suggests that we could be …

The Brain

Your Brain Sees Things You Don't, Says Study

University of Arizona doctoral degree candidate Jay Sanguinetti has authored a new study, published online in the journal Psychological Science, that …

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Options and Pricing

CC Session block 1: 2 x 30 minute sessions. £150<p>To be used within 30 days from date of purchase<p>CC Session block 2: 4 x 30 minute sessions. £260<p>To be …

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The Science of Storytelling: Why Telling a Story is the Most Powerful Way to Activate Our Brains

<i>A good story can make or break a presentation, article, or conversation. But why is that? When Buffer co-founder Leo Widrich started to market his</i> …

Storytelling

Study finds link between extraversion and immunity

A team of health psychologists zeroed in on five major human personality characteristics to understand their relationship with the immune system in a …

Research

Your Ancestors Didn’t Sleep Like You – Are We Doing It Wrong?

Arjun Walia, Collective-Evolution | Evidence continues to emerge, both scientific and historical, suggesting that the way in which the majority of us …

Being Curious Can Boost Your Memory

Everyone knows it's easier to learn about a topic you're curious about. Now, a new study reveals what's going on in the brain during that process, …

The Brain

Memory Manipulation – Promises and Perils

It is generally accepted in the field, that memories are rarely an exact replication of our experiences and, over time, they degrade and becomes less …

Psychology

How do you know you have changed? Because it's not only about not knowing you're changing now isn't it? Can't not ;) http://t.co/Lm0KILljz5

Motor Cortex Shown to Play Active Role in Learning Movement Patterns

<b>Skilled motor movements of the sort tennis players employ while serving a tennis ball or pianists use in playing a concerto, require precise</b> …

Neuroscience

Research shows strategic thinking strengthens intellectual capacity

Strategy-based cognitive training has the potential to enhance cognitive performance and spill over to real-life benefit according to a data-driven …

The Brain

We See What We Want to See

One of my favorite Hollywood stories involves the legendary film director Alfred Hitchcock; one of his favorite leading ladies, Grace Kelly; and …

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