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People who trip on psychedelics are more likely to be environmentally conscious - Salon.com

A common refrain of people emerging from hallucinatory highs, whether LSD, mescaline or peyote, is that consciousness-altering psychedelic drugs can make one more attuned to the natural world. But does that psychedelicized sense of the connectedness of all things persist once the high has faded?<p>A …

Psychedelia

Highly Precise Wiring in the Cerebral Cortex

<i>Summary: Researchers from Max Planck Institute have identified a neural connectivity pattern in the medial entorhinal cortex that appears to assist</i> …

Neuroscience

AI needs a human touch to function at its highest level

There is an old saying that speaks to the current state of AI: “To someone holding a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” As companies, governments, and organizations scramble to be in the vanguard of this new generation of artificial intelligence, they are trying their best to persuade everyone …

Artificial Intelligence

The Difference Between Dementia And Alzheimer's Disease Explained

'People often get the two confused.'<p>It’s common for people to think dementia and Alzheimer’s disease are just two terms for exactly the same thing - …

Dementia

Experimental brain technology can rewind Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer’s disease is considered a global challenge of the century. Alzheimer’s disease is a thief. It comes and takes away the most precious …

Alzheimer's Disease

Your Brain Sees Faces, Even When You Don't

Can you see something without really seeing it? Your brain can: A new study from Germany finds that a specific neuron in the brain fires up when a …

The Brain

Contrary Help For Those Suffering From Depression, Works In As Little As 24 Hours

Could not sleeping actually help those who suffer from depression feel better? According to a recent study, released from the Perelman School of …

Depression

Laser Beak Man: how an artist with autism created his own superhero

Art was Tim Sharp’s way of communicating as a child; now it’s inspiration for a joyful 90 minutes of puppetry, live music, animation and dad jokes<p>Tim Sharp takes things literally. Consider the term “flat white”. Most of us would imagine our morning coffee, perhaps being served to us by a bearded …

Autism

Science Says This Tiny Change in Behavior May Increase Your Brainpower

How you breathe can increase your ability to remember and decrease your response time.<p>According to a recent study conducted at Northwestern University and published in the Journal of Neuroscience, artificially creating a "fight or flight" response might increase your ability to remember as well as …

The Brain

This ancient mind trick can vastly improve your memory

In Arthur Conan Doyle's detective novel <i>A Study in Scarlet</i> (1887) we learn that Sherlock Holmes used the most effective memory system known: a memory …

Indigenous Peoples

Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Personality Changes Don't Precede Clinical Onset of Alzheimer's Disease, on the site Neuroscience News

Summary: Despite popular belief, researchers have found no evidence that personality changes appear prior to the onset of dementia. The findings are …

Dementia

This Neuroscientist Thinks He Knows the Future of Human Evolution, and It Will Surprise and Inspire You

For the first time in history, humans will play an active role in evolution. What will that look like?<p>What do you see as the next stage of human evolution? Do you imagine we will be catered-to by robots and become fatter, lazier versions of our current selves? Or maybe batteries in a dystopian …

Singularity

Jewish New Year fruit may hold seeds of hope for brain disease sufferers

As Jewish families across the world reach for the pomegranate that they customarily eat on Rosh Hashanah, they may not realize that the fruit, with …

Alzheimer's Disease

Octlantis: the underwater city built by octopuses

The discovery of aquatic architecture has led scientists to compare the behaviour of cephalopods with humans – but octopus city life is no utopia<p>If animals are our other, there is nothing quite so other as the octopus. It is the alien with whom we share our planet, a coeval evolutionary life form …

Australia

Hate practicing? This brain hack could help you improve memory and learn faster.

Most tasks get easier with repetition. Whether it’s wrangling data in Excel, public speaking or cramming facts for a big meeting, any sort of tricky …

The Brain

Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Debunking the Myth That OCD is Associated With Superior Intelligence, on the site Neuroscience News

Summary: A new study disputes a myth popularized by Freud. Reporting in Neuropsychological Review, researchers say they have found no association …

Psychiatry

Analyzing the Language of Color

<i>Summary: A new MIT study reports languages divide warmer colors into more color words than cooler shades. This, researchers note, is apparent across</i> …

Neuroscience

What high-functioning depression looks like when you're a mom of two

<i>September is National Suicide Prevention Month. If you or someone you know is experiencing suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Prevention</i> …

Mental Health

13 Behaviors That Make People Dislike You Immediately

Everyone's got a story about how they thought a certain friend was mean the first time they met, but realized later that he or she is actually the …

Psychology

Even Educators Believe Common Myths About Learning, Study Shows

Considering the popularity of brain teasers and brain-training apps, you'd think that people would know quite a bit could about the brain's role in …

The Brain

People With This Character Trait Never Fall for "Fake News"

If you're curious as to whether or not you've fallen for "fake news" on the internet, a new study suggests looking at how you form your beliefs. A …

Fake News

Why Bad Sleep Doesn't Always Lead to Depression

<i>Summary: Researchers from Duke University report people with poor sleep quality were less likely to experience symptoms of depression if they had</i> …

Neuroscience

Researchers unite in quest for ‘standard model’ of the brain

Modelled on big physics projects, the International Brain Lab will bring together some of the world’s pre-eminent neuroscientists to probe a single …

Physics

How many eyes do you have? Asks ex-forensic psychologist

For decades, the psychological assessment and treatment of offenders has run on invalid and untested programmes. In his book, Bad Psychology, Robert …

Psychology

Gut microbes may talk to the brain through cortisol

“Changes in neurometabolites during infancy can have profound effects on brain development, and it is possible that the microbiome — or collection of …

Microbiome

Talking, Reading, Listening and Singing to Understand the Human Brain

Nandini Singh Chatterjee, a cognitive neuroscientist, has developed unique methods to study autism, dyslexia and language recognition in</b> …

The Brain

[WEB SITE] Seizures Follow Similar Path Regardless of Speed

<i>Summary: By capturing a cell by cell view of seizures propagating through a mouse brain, researchers discovered neurons fire in a sequential pattern,</i> …

Neuroscience

A Mind-Controlled Exoskeleton

Richard Andersen has received a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Frontier program to develop a brain-machine interface that could …

Robotics