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Scientists have figured out how to inject human eyes with night vision

A team of biochemical researchers in the US has figured out how to give a human volunteer night vision, allowing him to see across a distance of over …

Scientific Research

8 Killer Apps to Exercise Your Brain

Digital gaming is no longer just a fad, it has become a part and parcel of life. Although, these games are mainly for entertainment purposes or for …

The Brain

Brain Changes in Children and Adults with Bipolar Disorder...

Finding Strategic Therapies for Children and Adults with Bipolar Disorder Treatments that facilitate strengthening emotional face identification, …

The Brain

Why Consciousness Exists: Douglas Rushkoff on Science, God, and the Purpose of Reality

What to make of the fact “that something wonderfully strange is going on in the dimension we call reality.”

“If we ever reach the point where we think we thoroughly understand who we are and where we came from,” Carl Sagan wrote in his magnificent meditation on science and spirituality, “we will have

Consciousness

New Research Shows We May Be Looking at Alzheimer's All Wrong

(Bloomberg) -- Just days after Biogen Inc. revealed promising early data from an experimental Alzheimer’s treatment, new research from the Mayo …

The Brain

Discovering age-specific brain changes in autism

Mar. 26, 2015 — Individuals with autism spectrum disorder exhibit different patterns of brain connectivity when compared to typically developing …

Autism

How To Achieve A Zen Attitude To Cope With Every Day Problems

People usually have trouble responding and coping with every day problems. For a long time, I, myself, had trouble with my daily "problems"....Why? …

Zen

The Science of Dreams and Why We Have Nightmares

The psychology of our built-in nocturnal therapy.

“The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious activities of the mind,” Freud argued in his influential treatise The Interpretation of Dreams in 1900. “The earth is heavy and opaque without dreams,” Anaïs Nin wrote in …

Psychology

The Power of Subconscious Learning: Transform Your Life

Findings show that thoughts are powerful activators of life transforming inner processes. They activate neurochemical signals that accordingly …

Learning

The Reinvention of Normal: A Fun Profile of Whimsical Inventor and Artist Dominic Wilcox

In this brief profile by filmmaker Liam Saint Pierre, we dive head-first into the strange mind of British artist and inventor Dominic Wilcox who’s …

Art

Curiosity: It Helps Us Learn, But Why?

How does a sunset work? We love to look at one, but Jolanda Blackwell wanted her eighth-graders to really think about it, to wonder and question.

So Blackwell, who teaches science at Oliver Wendell Holmes Junior High in Davis, Calif., had her students watch a video of a sunset on YouTube as part of …

Scientific Research

Why we're all overconfident

Here's a phenomenon we've all noticed: a friend insists they're right about something, refuses to waver in spite of doubters, and then consults Wikipedia, only to realize that they're dead wrong.

We might laugh, but it happens all the time. Think about those poor people on Jay Leno or Jimmy Kimmel …

Public Broadcasters

Are smart pills & brain zapping risky? Bioethicists weigh in

Boosting a person's smarts through drugs or electrical or magnetic stimulation of the brain is becoming an increasingly widespread practice. Now, bioethicists are weighing in, saying that while such cognitive enhancement is neither bad nor good, it deserves more research.

In the past, "there have …

The Brain

Autistic and non-autistic brain differences isolated for first time

Lizzie Bruce

20 Mar 2015

The functional differences between autism and non-autistic brains have been isolated for the first time, following the

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Although there are women who have spoken up about their autism, such as Temple Grandin, Donna Williams, and Rudy Simone, autism is still generally …

Autism

5 Ableist Reasons Autistic Bloggers Lag Behind

(Autistic tangent/photo description: So the title of this post contains the phrase "Ableist Reasons" and the word "Bloggers." I thought I'd find a

Autism

Neuroscience: Secrets Your Brain Hides From You

In my last post in the Intelligence world, I got a new boss who was a retired three-star Admiral. The President had appointed him to the position for …

The Brain

Awareness For Autism on Twitter

#autism #autismacceptance #autismawareness #autismparents #awarenessforautism #specialneeds pic.twitter.com/L2tT4rVdT9

Brain Fitness For a Long and Healthy Life

The strategies for living a long and healthy life are well known and relatively simple, if not always easily executed: Maintain an appropriate …

Brain Fitness

#StandOutForAutism

Over 1 in 100 people has autism - a lifelong developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with, and relates to, other people. …

Developmental Disabilities

USC brain research institute gets $50-million gift

A Silicon Valley venture capitalist who is a USC alumnus and his wife are donating $50 million to a USC brain research institute in hopes of treating such disorders as Alzheimer’s disease, autism and traumatic brain injuries, university officials announced.

The gift from Mark and Mary Stevens will …

The Brain

Enhance Memory with Visual Learning and Brain Pills

Wondering how to increase memory and brain health? Earlier, it was thought that our brain cells were fixed, and died naturally with aging. There was …

The Brain

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.

Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Persuasion

10 Ways to Help If You Suffer From an Anxiety Disorder

Anxiety disorders all have acute fear and/or nervousness as the predominant symptom. They are disturbingly common, affecting millions of people. …

Anxiety

What a Neuroscientist Said About Jon Stewart’s Brain

Watching a comedy show with Heather Berlin, a neuroscientist at Mount Sinai Hospital, must be a strange experience. You (and everyone else in the …

The Brain

Our Brain Sees Familiar Words As Pictures

Once you were a child who took pains to “sound out” each letter as a way to comprehend an entire word. Now you are an adult who is breezing through …

The Brain

How Music Helps Resolve Our Deepest Inner Conflicts

Billions of people enjoy music; many feel that they can’t live without it.Why?It’s a question that has puzzled scientists and philosophers for …

Evolution

No effect of MMR withdrawal on the incidence of autism: a total pop... - PubMed

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A causal relationship between the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine and occurrence of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) has been …

Incidence

Want To Boost Memory? Take A Power Nap: Here's Why

A short nap can help our brains hold onto things we've learned, a study finds. A fivefold improvement in memory recall can be seen with just a …

The Brain