Cognition

Children considered 'average' miss out as teachers focus elsewhere, report warns

Children labelled "average" by teachers are missing out because more focus goes on those at the bottom of the class, a report has found.<p>Experts say children who are classified in the middle range risk having late-blooming ability ignored as teachers assume they are neither struggling nor …

Education

Ten Benefits To Strength Training

The history of strength training has been around for decades, however schools of thought still believe it may be harmful for you (although this is …

Exercise

This Science-Backed Treatment Is the "Single Best Cure" for Insomnia

If the lotions, supplements, pills, and eye masks are any indication, people who struggle with insomnia will go to extreme lengths to clock even a …

Sleep

The lecture that changed biology

<b>Sixty years ago this week, one of the greatest British scientists, Francis Crick, gave a lecture in London in which he accurately predicted how genes work, setting the course for the genetic revolution we are now living through. Here, evolutionary biologist Professor Matthew Cobb from Manchester</b> …

Biology

Thermal imaging can reveal just how hard your brain is working

Why it matters to you<p>Thermal imaging tech could help reveal if students are struggling in the classroom.<p>How hard are you concentrating as you read …

Cognitive Science

The Power of Cognitive Maneuver | RealClearDefense

In 1907 President Theodore Roosevelt sailed the Great White Fleet around the world to demonstrate the military power of the United States of America. …

Consciousness

This Alzheimer's Day how do I hold back my tears

I have experienced the feel of dementia while caring for my mother who had Lewy body dementia. A number of risk factors predispose one to dementia. …

Dementia

Yoga and Meditation Boosts Executive Brain Function

According to one expert, "Hatha yoga and mindfulness meditation both focus the brain’s conscious processing power on a limited number of targets like …

The Brain

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

Forfeit Of The Will

<b>Whether we are free to vote for Brexit or Trump or refrain from doing so - or free not to take that first dose of a drug, for that matter, is a</b> …

American Philosophy

The science behind the 15 most common smart drugs

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The Brain

Top 10 books about consciousness

From octupuses that might be thinking with their arms to early humans’ blind obedience to gods, these are some of the best guides to the deep enigma inside ordinary life<p>What is consciousness? At first blush this question appears to be rather simple, but with further investigation, it quickly …

Consciousness

Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques

Overview<p>Overcoming Social Anxiety and Shyness: A Self-Help Guide Using Cognitive Behavioral Techniques by Gillian Butler<p>Step-by-step guides to …

Anxiety

New System Knows How Hard You’re Thinking Based on Thermal Imaging

No privacy implications here. Move along.<p>Imagine that you, a science journalist, have sat down to write a blog post about some cool new technology that's also pretty complicated and esoteric. Let's say that it's a new and rather invasive advance in biometric sensing. You're at that point familiar …

Cognitive Science

Soft Determinism Explained

Soft determinism is the view that determinism and free will are compatible. It is thus a form of compatibilism. The term was coined by the American …

American Philosophy

From Novelty to Game Changer: AI and The Future of Work in the Travel Industry

Artificial intelligence (AI) is usually imagined as a physical robot, but that’s a common misconception. AI lives inside different devices such as …

Travel Industry

Cyber Assaults on Democracy’s ‘Brain-Space’ are Here to Stay

The United States has no peer competitors in conventional military power. But its adversaries are increasingly turning to asymmetric methods for …

War

Links I Love

1. How to trick yourself into feeling awake after a bad night’s sleep. 2. Hilarious passive aggressive responses to work emails. 3. Loved this essay …

Travel Industry

Studies Find Ketogenic Diets Promote Longevity and Memory in Mice

Ketogenic diets are this year’s weight-loss silver bullet. While we should approach every diet with a healthy dose of skepticism, the more studies …

Weight Loss

White supremacist statues must fall. Even when they are of famous scientists

There is no such thing as apolitical science, as a row over the ‘father of gynaecology’, who experimented on slaves, reminds us<p>Science’s most elite magazine, Nature, published an editorial recently arguing that calling for monuments to figures such as J Marion Sims – often called the “father of …

Opinion

ADHD kids can be still -- If they're not straining their brains

How's this for exasperating: Your ADHD child fidgets and squirms his way through school and homework, but seems laser-focused and motionless sitting …

ADHD

How much sleep should I get?

Eat, sleep, repeat. Getting shut eye is a fundamental element of our daily routine. But how many of us know why we actually need sleep? Or how many hours sleep we really need? Or just how important it is?<p>According to new research, sleep has a stronger association with a person's wellbeing than …

Wellness

Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Behavioral Therapy Increases Connectivity in Brains of People with OCD, on the site Neuroscience News

Summary: A neuroimaging study reveals people with OCD who receive daily cognitive behavioral therapy to help curb their compulsive behaviors show …

Neuroscience

Children who take up American football early 'at greater risk of brain impairment'

Boston University researchers find those who start playing before 12 twice as likely to develop emotional and cognitive difficulties as those who start later<p>Children who start playing American football before the age of 12 are twice as likely to develop emotional and cognitive difficulties compared …

News (U.S.)

How Financial Institutions Are Turning AI Into ROI

Financial institutions are beginning to explore how artificial intelligence (AI) decrease costs, enhance revenue, reduce fraud and improve the …

Intelligence

Tackle football before age 12 may boost risks of cognitive, mood disorders | Ars Technica

Study of 214 former amateur and professional players suggests risks start young.<p>Taking hard knocks early in life could shove football players toward …

Research

Have ADHD? Play This Video Game and Call Me in the Morning

A video game is helping improve focus and decrease hyperactivity in children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), …

ADHD

Alzheimer's news: Degenerative disease can be prevented simply by doing THIS

GETTY STOCK IMAGEAlzheimer's can be prevented by doing one simple thing, according to a new research<p>A study of more than 1,700 people who lived into …

Neuroscience

Is the sky really blue? Some hunter-gatherers don’t describe colors the same way most people do

Ask almost any child in the developed world what color the sky is, and you’ll get the same answer. But pose the question to a hunter-gatherer from …

Language

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