Neurology

Left-Brained Versus Right-Brained: Which is Best for Learning? | Tomorrow's Professor Postings

Folks:<p>The posting below looks at left-brain, right-brain implications for teaching and learning. It is by Sharyn Hardy Gallagher, University of …

Neuroscience

Facebook's New Ambitious Project Is A Brain-Powered Technology

It was just last month when Elon Musk went out announcing his new project Neuralink which seeks to connect the human brain to a computer through …

Facebook

We Are Entering the Era of the Brain Machine Interface

“Sharing your thoughts” takes on new meaning as Facebook and Elon Musk dive into your neurons.<p>Hello Backchannel folk, Steven here.<p>In a 2004 …

Elon Musk

Brain hats send message of 'critical thinking' at March for Science

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Pink and gray brain hats dotted the crowds at the March on Science in Washington, becoming one of the symbols of the march's message.<p>Many referred to the crocheted hats as "thinking caps," saying the headgear represents critical thinking, a cornerstone of science.<p>"People don't …

Critical Thinking

Buddhist Monk Breaks the Scales of Brain Activity While Meditating in a Laboratory

Mattheui Ricard is a writer and a photographer, but he is also a Buddhist Monk who has spent countless hours meditating. He describes meditation as …

Happiness

Brain Scans of One-Handed People Are Completely Changing Our Understanding of the Brain

"The implications, if this interpretation is correct, are massive."<p>Scans taken of people born with only one hand have revealed areas of the brain …

Neuroscience

New research suggests your ability to forgive—or not—is actually biological

Forgive and forget is advice easier for some people to follow than others. But a newly published neuroscience study has given those who hold onto grudges a good excuse: It seems the ability to forgive is linked to the size of a specific area in the brain.<p>The research, published in Scientific …

Psychology

What Makes a Genius?

Some minds are so exceptional they change the world. We don’t know exactly why these people soar above the rest of us, but science offers us clues.<p>This story appears in the May 2017 issue of <i>National Geographic</i> magazine.<p><b>The Mütter Museum in Philadelphia</b> houses an array of singular medical specimens. …

Creativity

The Brain Can Distinguish between Real and Fake Laughter

Most of us will laugh at a good joke, but we also laugh when we are not actually amused. Fake chuckles are common in social situations—such as during …

Neuroscience

Altered Functional Connectivity in Idiopathic Rapid Eye Movement Sleep Behavior Disorder: A Resting-state EEG study. - PubMed

Study Objectives:<p>Idiopathic rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder (iRBD) is considered as a prodromal stage of synucleinopathy. Although loss of …

Psychiatry

It’s Not Just You — ‘Allergy Brain’ Is Real

Hey, pretty nice that we’re finally getting some nice springy weather, huh? Oh, you haven’t noticed? Oh, you’ve been too busy sneezing your face off …

Allergies

Elon Musk’s New Company Neuralink Will Connect Our Brains to Computers

We’ve known for about a month now that Elon Musk is developing a new company called Neuralink, which aims to connect the human brain to computers. …

Elon Musk

Functional Connectivity Between Surgically Disconnected Brain Regions? - Neuroskeptic

By Neuroskeptic | April 21, 2017 2:26 pm<p>A <b>new article</b> posted on preprint site bioRxiv has generated a lot of interest among neuroscientists on …

Neuroscience

Migraine and the challenge of white matter lesions in the brain

Neurologists often refer their patients with headache for a <b>brain MRI scan</b>. Quite often the reason for this is to reassure their patients who are …

Neuroscience

Should we zap liars' brains to make them honest?

What makes people tell the truth, even when they have more to gain by being dishonest? Certainly, society puts plenty of effort into getting people …

The Brain

Deviate: The Science of Seeing Differently by Beau Lotto review – why we need brain control

A neuroscientist argues that all experience occurs in the brain – and that the brain is deluded<p>Beau Lotto is a gung-ho neuroscientist. “[The] great minds of history,” he says, “had theories, but now neuroscience has an answer.” The latest research has, it seems, established that everything you …

Neuroscience

5 Coolest Things On Earth This Week

Engineers in Germany built the world’s first electric plane that can take off and land vertically, a team in California bred genetically engineered …

Astronomy

‘These drugs are killing our kids’: Why teen brains are more vulnerable to fentanyl and opioid addiction

At 23, Cameron Shaver seemed to be on track for success with a landscaping business, a new car, and he was thinking about heading back to school to …

Addiction

Neuralink and the Brain's Magical Future

Last month, I got a phone call.<p>Okay maybe that’s not exactly how it happened, and maybe those weren’t his exact words. But after learning about the …

Neuroscience

The Crucial Difference Between LSD and Mushrooms

Hallucinogens are a wide group of drugs with a diverse range of capabilities. Some have been proven to alleviate ailments like PTSD and anxiety; …

Lsd

Scientists Are Attempting to Unlock the Secret Potential of the Human Brain

Sometimes, it occurs when a person suffers a nearly fatal accident or life-threatening situation. In others, they are born with a developmental …

Neuroscience

Facebook's plan to tap into our brains, fact-checked by a neuroscientist

No, Facebook will not be able to listen in on your inner monologue.<p>Facebook wants a direct line into your brain.<p>As Recode reports, the company’s secretive R&D lab — known as Building 8 — is creating a “‘brain-computer speech-to-text interface,’ technology that’s supposed to translate your thoughts …

Neuroscience

Young People Experience More Déjà Vu, And That Says Important Things About The Brain

Most people have experienced déjà vu at some point in their lives—that eerie phenomenon where an experience feels way more familiar than it should. …

Consciousness

3 Marketing Best Practices that are Painfully Obvious to Brain Scientists

In the constantly changing world of social media, marketing automation, and content, marketing best practices are often the one thing you can rely …

Marketing

Why Reading Poetry Is Good For Your Brain

Get out your Emily Dickinson and brush off your Sylvia Plath: it's National Poetry Month. In between appreciating your favorite poets, though, you …

Poetry

[BLOG POST] How to Make New Brain Cells and Improve Brain Function

Scientists used to believe that the brain stopped making new brain cells past a certain age. But that believe changed in the late 1990’s as a result …

Neuroscience

Facebook Announces "Typing-by-Brain" Project

First it was Elon Musk, now Facebook. Suddenly, all the big Silicon Valley players want to get into brain tech.<p>Yesterday Facebook announced that it’s …

Neuroscience

Students may forget relevant information in order to protect their own psyches: Study suggests people often don't recall memories that threaten the way they want to see themselves

Study suggests people often don't recall memories that threaten the way they want to see themselves<p>University students who identify as strong in …

Neuroscience

Machine learning shows exactly when to zap brain to boost memory

Struggling to remember something? An electrical jolt deep in the brain might help – if it is given at the right time.<p>To discover the effect of …

Neuroscience

Researchers to look for CTE evidence in Hernandez's brain

BOSTON (AP) — Boston University researchers will study Aaron Hernandez’s brain to determine if the former NFL star suffered from the same …

Aaron Hernandez