Yonathan Alvin

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Phil Jackson book: MJ over Kobe

Phil Jackson always has been hesitant to compare Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant. Until now.<p>In his new book, co-written with Hugh Delehanty and …

How brain lets eyes track 95 mph fastball

<b>UC BERKELEY (US) —</b> Our brain “pushes” forward moving objects to look closer than they really are, forcing a quick reaction, such as dodging a ball—or …

Watching Your Brain Freak Out On A Scanner Calms You Down

People who observed their own brain activity using real-time fMRI feedback were better able to control and reduce their anxiety, a new study says.<p>In a quirky new experiment, researchers at Yale University found that simply showing people what their anxious brains look like was enough to help those …

Your Brain Catches Grammar Errors Even When You Don't Realize It

The pedant within<p>The brain does all kinds of amazing things while you're not paying attention (you know, like regularly remind you to breathe). But it's also engaged in less critical but equally interesting tasks, like correcting the grammar of the person sitting across from you at dinner. A …

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New genetic migraine cause suggested by researchers

University researchers may have determined a new type of gene mutation that leads to migraines. The painful neurological disorder tends to run in families, which means that there's a good chance that its cause is genetic — but so far only three genetic mutations, each with a small impact on …