Natasha Morrison

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The Human Brain Has An On-Off Switch For Consciousness, Scientists Say

Turning off the mind could be as easy as flicking a switch.<p>That's what doctors at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., inadvertently discovered while evaluating a 54-year-old woman with epilepsy. The researchers realized that by using electrodes to deliver tiny jolts of electricity to …

The Growth of Knowledge: Crash Course Psychology #18

Milk, and the Mutants That Love It

Artist : Michael Shapcott © Posted by Humam

Fly mind control

A new mind alteration device makes flies sing and dance.<p>A team of scientists have developed a special device to control the neurons (brain cells) of …


What Happens When Mice Eat Nothing But Powdered Food

Possible hints of the consequences of a long-term Soylent diet<p>A new study has found that eating powdered food for weeks on end gave mice higher blood pressure, higher levels of glucose in the blood, and higher levels of certain hormones in the blood. That's compared to mice who ate the exact same …

'Sticky synapses' can impair new memories by holding on to old ones

(Medical Xpress)—A team of UBC neuroscientists has found that synapses that are too strong or 'sticky' can actually hinder our capacity to learn new …

Colored Pencil Drawings Playfully Critique American Culture

LA-based artist Eric Yahnker uses colored pencils to produce his incredibly detailed large-scale illustrations that poke fun at contemporary American culture. The artist has no limits to the content that he will address in his visual creations, from President Obama peering out the window at Miley …


5 Facts About Spring -- Thought Glass #3

Is the Universe Entirely Mathematical? Feat. Max Tegmark

Language: Crash Course Psychology #16

The Science of Productivity


The Science of Laziness

Wi-Fi CLOTHES? -- Mind Blow #82

Top 10 New Species and the First Fusion Reactor

Remembering and Forgetting - Crash Course Psychology #14

50 Animated GIFs for Every Situation Ever

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then an animated gif must be worth some kind of number I can’t even begin to comprehend. If you’ve ever found …

Stonehenge Discovery 'Blows Lid Off' Old Theories About Builders Of Ancient Monument (VIDEO)

From who built it to what it was used for, Stonehenge is surrounded by many enduring mysteries -- and researchers from the University of Buckingham in England now say they've solved one of them.<p>"For years people have been asking why is Stonehenge where it is, now at last, we have found the …

Magnetic Brain Stimulation May Trump Drugs For Severe Depression

For people with treatment-resistant depression, that is.<p>Drugs are the most common psychiatric treatment for depression. But about 40 percent of people fail to respond to this first-line of antidepressants. What to do? The answer to date has often been more and different drugs.<p>But transcranial …


Only known chimp war reveals how societies splinter

PICTURE the scene: a weak leader is struggling to hold onto power as ambitious upstarts plot to take over. As tensions rise, the community …

QBism: Is quantum uncertainty all in the mind?

It’s not quantum theory that’s uncertain <i>(Image: Matt Murphy)</i><p><i>The microscopic world described by quantum theory seems a strange, confusing place</i> …

How Brains Think

Subtle, Yet Sexy: How Pheromones Can Change Your Perception of Attractiveness

Have you ever found someone particularly sexy without knowing why? It could be that you are lured in by their pheromones, invisible chemical signals that can subtly alter a person’s mood, mindset, or behavior. According to new research published last week in Current Biology, men and women give off …


The Chemical Mind - Crash Course Psychology #3

Can Silence Actually Drive You Crazy?

How Young Is Too Young For Athletes?

Why Do People Obsess Over Sports?

The Science of Pride

Meet Your Master: Getting to Know Your Brain - Crash Course Psychology #4

Why Did People Love Flappy Bird?