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Divisions of the Brain

Forebrain, Midbrain, Hindbrain<p>The brain is a complex organ that acts as the control center of the body. As a component of the central nervous system, …

Neurology

Narcissists and Psychopaths Love to Stay Friends with Their Exes

A new study found that many people who befriend their former lovers are narcissists and psychopaths. We spoke with an expert to understand why your troubled ex-boyfriend has been sliding into your DMs.<p>For anyone who has ever wondered what kind of psychopath stays friends with their ex, a new study …

Relationships

10 brilliant accessories for the gadget lover in your life

If you're someone fortunate enough to have a gadget-lover in your life, you'll dread having to buy them a gift. You want to get them something …

Gear & Gadgets

Emotional Intelligence -- IQ vs. EQ

There's a world of difference between book smarts and street sharps -- between braininess and savvy. The first has its place, but the second is more useful.<p>Being smart is the ability to logically think things out. Being sharp is the ability to tune into the world, to read situations, and to survive.<p>…

Dogs Have A Conscience Too

<b>That man’s best friend has a conscience is what every owner would be willing to bet, without even thinking about it for a moment. This means that</b> …

Consciousness

5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Memory and Memorize Anything Faster

Imagine the power of being able to memorize anything faster.<p>Think about how much time you’d have, how much you could shorten the learning curve, and …

The Brain

Can we prove that God exists? Richard Dawkins and the limits of faith and atheism

<b>God, Santa Claus (Wikimedia/Milles Studio via Shutterstock)</b><p>Atheists sometimes argue the case against God is the same as the case against Santa Claus. Let’s test the logic<p>Gary Gutting<p>November 29, 2015 3:30pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “What Philosophy Can Do”<p>Our first concern will be Richard Dawkins’s …

What your brain activity can reveal about your attention span

<i>This article is published in collaboration with The Conversation.</i><p>During a 1959 television appearance, Jack Kerouac was asked how long it took him to …

Exercise May Help Reverse Neurodegeneration in Early Stage Alzheimer's

<b>Older adults that improved their fitness through a moderate intensity exercise program increased the thickness of their brain’s cortex, the outer</b> …

Focus: How Anesthesia Switches Off Consciousness

Author(s): Philip BallA computer model of a network of neurons shows that a sudden breakdown in the net's ability to transmit information mimics the …

4 Mind Tricks You Can Use to Improve Your Focus

The game of tennis is a mental gauntlet, and performance psychologists have made a science out of converting anger into positive mental focus. In …

The first results of a brain study reveal something fascinating about smart, successful people

The researchers found that people with more traits the researchers classified as "positive," like high IQ, tended to have a greater number of brain connections than people with more traits the researchers classified as "negative," like high drug use.<p>But some say we should be cautious in how we …

8 TED talks that can help you become insanely productive

Reaching optimal productivity is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day.<p>The following TED talks offer valuable lessons in doing just that.

Facebook for dreams: Scientists are mapping your brain’s social networks

You’ve probably played Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon—a game based on the premise that any actor in Hollywood can be connected back to the prolific <i>Footloose</i> actor within six movies or less. New research suggests that this is true not just of movie stars, but of the people in our dreams.<p>Using an …

The Brain

Three Minute Test Detects Common Form of Dementia Which is Hard to Diagnose

<b>Although Lewy Body disease (LBD) is the second-most-common degenerative disease after Alzheimer’s disease, it’s not exactly a household name. It</b> …

Dementia

5 Scientific Ways to Make Yourself Smarter

While science has proved that memory games don't make you smarter, there are 5 methods that actually do work.<p>About a decade ago, some early scientific research suggested that playing memory games could increase "fluid intelligence," which is the capacity to solve problems in novel situations, …

The Brain

Can neuroscience solve the mystery of how students learn?

Educational neuroscience burst onto the scene with the hope of explaining how we learn. But the jury is still out on whether it’s useful for classroom practice<p>No one knows how much knowledge students take home with them after a day at school. Tests, homework and inspections give a snapshot of …

Teaching

7 Hobbies Science Says Will Make You Smarter

Guest Writer<p>Entrepreneur & Consultant<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For a long time, it was believed that people are born with a given level of intelligence and the best we could do in life was to live up to our potential. Scientists have now proven that we can …

The Brain