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Neuroscientists have figured out why you can’t concentrate at work

Even though most people think about themselves as primarily visual beings, neuroscience reveals a complex “connectome” of brain cells that connects all of our senses. Try writing a report in a noisy, uncomfortable place with the smells of the office microwave wafting over to your desk, and the …

Wer muss sterben?

Wenn autonome Autos außer Kontrolle geraten, gibt es keine ethisch korrekte Antwort. Das zeigt das bekannte Trolley-Problem. Letztlich muss der …

Nachrichten

The Emoji Is the Birth of a New Type of Language (No Joke)

Tyler Schnoebelen has discovered something curious about why people use the skull emoji. Schnoebelen is a linguist and the chief analyst for Idibon, …

Quiet Doesn’t Cut It: Why Your Brain Might Work Better In Silence

Your brain doesn’t deal that well with background noise, but even small doses of silence can help rejuvenate it.<p><i>Shhh.</i> Hear that?<p>No? That’s surprising. Odds are, you can hear <i>something</i> right now: A siren, the hum of a fan, the blur of background conversations, the ticking of a watch. It’s seldom that …

We've Been Wrong About Where the Brain Processes Language for 141 Years

Where word salad is really made.<p>The map of where and how the brain processes speech has been modified again. Researchers from Northwestern University just published a paper in the journal <i>Brain</i> wherein they demonstrate that the famous Wernicke's area, thought to be the center of language …

Zukunft im Plural

Soziale Systeme Zukunft im Plural<p>Von<p>-Aktualisiert am 13.01.2017-15:49<p>Futurologie ist keine empirische Wissenschaft. Als Technikfolgenabschätzung aber …

Neuroscience Says These Are the 8 Best Ways to Build Trust in the Workplace | Inc.com

It's the foundation behind the happiest marriages and the intangible quality that makes the best teams click. Put simply, it's the key ingredient to all successful relationships.<p>It's called trust.<p>But how do you really gain another person's trust?<p>Paul J. Zak, professor of economics, psychology, and …

Neuroscience

These 5 Public Speaking Tips Will Make Your Next Pitch Sound Like a TED Talk | Inc.com

The most popular TED Talks share five qualities that any entrepreneur or speaker can -- and should -- adopt in their very next pitch or presentation. The list below is based on an analysis of more than 500 TED Talks (150 hours), interviews with popular TED speakers, and backed by the current …

Public Speaking

Was There a First Human Language?: Theories from the Enlightenment Through Noam Chomsky

During the 17th and 18th centuries, European Enlightenment philosophers discarded the origin stories in religious texts as wildly implausible or …

Language

Final decision? Why the brain keeps on changing its mind

Benjamin Franklin once quipped: ‘There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know oneself.’ Every decision we make, from …

The Brain

Frischblut kann das Altern nicht umkehren

Altes Blut gegen junges austauschen. Dieses Anti-Aging-Konzept hat die Silicon-Valley-Millionäre elektrisiert. So wie gedacht funktioniert es …

Heavy Screen Time Rewires Young Brains, For Better And Worse

There's new evidence that excessive screen time early in life can change the circuits in a growing brain.<p>Scientists disagree, though, about whether those changes are helpful, or just cause problems. Both views emerged during the Society for Neuroscience meeting in San Diego this week.<p>The debate …

The Brain

Some Super-Agers Are Immune To The Symptoms Of Alzheimer's

Dementia is the leading cause of death in the UK.<p>Some super-agers are immune to the symptoms of Alzheimer’s despite having all the hallmarks of the …

US-Wahl: Roboter als Meinungsmacher auf Twitter : Softwareprogramme beeinflussen den politischen Diskurs in den Sozialen Medien

Nirgendwo sonst verbreiten sich Aussagen und Meinungen so schnell wie über die Sozialen Medien. Facebook, Twitter und Co sind längst zum Sprachrohr …

Los Angeles

Der Rechner baut eine Zelle

3D-Modell Der Rechner baut eine Zelle<p>Von<p>-Aktualisiert am 01.11.2016-13:33<p>Leben ist Information. So sehen das Bioinformatiker. Und deshalb starten sie …

Neanderthals mated with European humans and it made their immune systems weaker

The path to humanity as we know it was long.<p>Over about 2 million years, early human species slowly evolved beneficial mutation after beneficial (or at least benign) mutation, shaping our bodies into how they look and work today. Simultaneously, these early humans were migrating all over the planet, …

Anthropology

This is what eight weeks of mindfulness training does to your brain

<i>By</i> Christian JarrettPractising mindfulness – spending time paying attention to your current mental experiences in a non-judgmental way – has been …

Mindfulness

Unsichere Clouds: Forscher entdecken Schadprogramme bei 20 Anbietern von Internet-Datenspeichern

Die Nutzung von Clouds ist inzwischen weitverbreitet. Durch die externe Speicherplattform im Internet können wir von überall auf unsere Daten …

Astronauts heading to Mars risk developing dementia from cosmic rays

Exposure to cosmic rays during deep space travel may damage the brains of astronauts.<p>NASA astronauts who will travel to Mars may risk developing …

What Dogs, Lies And Sex Teach Us About Our True Selves

New research suggests that even college students who overwhelmingly report that they accept interracial relationships show greater activity in the insula — a brain region associated with disgust — when presented with images of black-white interracial couples than when presented with images of …

Psychology

Unsichere Datensammler: Schwere Sicherheitsmängel bei Fitness-Trackern aufgedeckt

Fitness-Tracker die uns beim Abnehmen oder Trainieren helfen, werden immer beliebter. Oft sehen sie unauffällig, wie eine Armbanduhr aus, doch sie …

IT-Sicherheit

Bonfire of the theories: Wolfe battles Chomsky over roots of language

Tom Wolfe’s new book The Kingdom of Speech has started a row that promises to be the literary spat of the season<p>The arcane study of language has a new literary entrant: the famed New Journalism author Tom Wolfe. Never one to back away from a fight, Wolfe, 85, has picked two disputes in his new …

Noam Chomsky

Schwarzes Loch wird zum Labor-Bonbon

Hawking-Strahlung im Labor? Schwarzes Loch wird zum Labor-Bonbon<p>Von<p>-Aktualisiert am 04.09.2016-21:37<p>Ein israelischer Physiker will im Alleingang ein …

Sting hört anders als wir

Neurobiologen haben das Gehirn des britischen Rock-Musikers untersucht, mit einem MRT-Gerät. Und danach waren sie ziemlich überrascht. Denn sein Hirn …

Natürliche Nanobots attackieren Krebszellen: Mit Medikamenten beladene Bakterien finden Tumore zielsicher

Die Chemotherapie ist eine der zentralen Säulen der Krebsbehandlung. Bei der Therapie kommen spezielle als Infusionen, Spritzen oder Tabletten …

Wissenschaft

Musikforschung: Musik in der Hirnforschung

Beim Musizieren oder Musik hören werden Endorphine ausgeschüttet. Das sind körpereigene Glückshormone, die auch beim Essen und Sport, bei Sex und …