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What speaking two languages does to the brain

There is increasing evidence that bilingualism can affect how the brain works. Older, lifelong bilinguals have demonstrated better cognitive skills …

Understanding The Music Of Neural Communication Could Solve Brain Disorders

Although the idea of a “favorite” is somewhat fleeting (he is only three years old), one of my son’s go to nighttime reads is <i>Beautiful Oops!</i>, a colorful, inventive little children’s book by Barney Saltzberg. The appeal of this book is in how each page shows a different way one could turn an …


How Your Brain Understands Visual Language

Or, “why email is still represented by an envelope.” Design professor Josiah Kahane explains.<p>Semioticians classify signs or sign systems in relation to the way they are transmitted. To illuminate one way semioticians look at things, let us peek at stage and film semiotics, which study the various …


Why You're Pretty Much Unconscious All the Time

Your body has a lot of nifty parts, but it’s the brain that’s the <i>it</i> organ of the summer. The brain’s all-the-rage moment is mostly a result of the …


Why We Speak

An evolutionary biologist argues that humans started talking because they needed to negotiate.<p>Sometime around 120,000 years ago in the desert near Oued Djebbana, in what is modern-day northern Algeria, a human acquired some small seashells. The shells were from a species known as <i>Nassarius</i> …


Revealed: The secret to how parrots talk

Key structural differences in the brains of parrots explain the birds' ability to imitate sounds and human speech<p>Scientists have discovered how parrots talk, as they believe it's down to the wiring in their brains.<p>And the same brain region controls movement which may explain why some parrots …

Building bigger brains

A new study uncovers the role of a single gene that can control brain size and intelligence — of zebrafish and guppies<p>Bottlenose dolphins have an average brain mass of 1.6 kg, slightly greater than that of humans, and about four times the size of chimpanzee brains.<p>Although you couldn’t really …


How the language you speak changes your brain

We speak so effortlessly that most of us never think about it. But psychologists and neuroscientists are captivated by the human capacity to …

How Your Brain Remembers Where You Parked The Car

If you run into an old friend at the train station, your brain will probably form a memory of the experience. And that memory will forever link the person you saw with the place where you saw him.<p>For the first time, researchers have been able to see that sort of link being created in people's …


7 common traits of highly intelligent people

Intelligence comes in many forms.<p>Think Albert Einstein, William Shakespeare, and Marie Curie. Each had a different life story and made a unique …

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Sex MashaAllah | Muslim Vignettes on Female Sexuality

<i>Disclaimer- this post is meant for a mature audience only as it contains sexually explicit material.</i><p>Many men and women in our communities live under …

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Dua's - Fortress Of The Muslims

MILK: The Prophet (s.a.w.) said that milk wipes away heat from the heart just as the finger wipes away sweat from the brow. It strengthens the back, …

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How to Make Fondant Ribbon Roses

August 30, 2013<p>Use this step by step tutorial to learn how to make fondant ribbon roses. No cutters or tools needed. It’s an easy way to decorate …

Keep your sticky fingers off our jam

There are changes creeping up on us that we deplore, and runny jam is one of them<p>As a student, I once had a holiday job sitting on a conveyor belt putting cut-out golliwogs into jars of Robertson’s jam. If you collected enough, you won a small enamel golliwog brooch. The golliwog was a …

Preserving preserves

How our jam can be harmonised with that of nations incapable of distinguishing between it and marmalade?<p>They are messing around with jam now. “They” are the Coalition ministers responsible for jam, and behind their sticky-fingered interference is EU harmonisation. How our jam can be harmonised with …

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