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15

Sep

Why do these still images appear to move?
Artists can create optical illusions that trick us into thinking static images are moving, but scientists aren’t entirely sure why our brains perceive such motion.

13

Sep

Tired? Take a coffee napStudies show that following a cup of coffee with a 20-minute nap is one of the most effective ways to wake yourself up.

Tired? Take a coffee nap
Studies show that following a cup of coffee with a 20-minute nap is one of the most effective ways to wake yourself up.

12

Sep

Woman’s missing cerebellum went unnoticed for 24 yearsThe woman’s strange condition was discovered when she went to doctors because of a long bout of nausea and vomiting. She said she’s experienced dizziness her entire life.

Woman’s missing cerebellum went unnoticed for 24 years
The woman’s strange condition was discovered when she went to doctors because of a long bout of nausea and vomiting. She said she’s experienced dizziness her entire life.

03

Sep

Tired? Take a coffee napStudies show that following a cup of coffee with a 20-minute nap is one of the most effective ways to wake yourself up.

Tired? Take a coffee nap
Studies show that following a cup of coffee with a 20-minute nap is one of the most effective ways to wake yourself up.

21

Aug

How the human brain gets its wrinklesScientists may have determined what causes our brain to look like an big raisin, but they remain unsure about what causes the deep groove that separates the two hemispheres.

How the human brain gets its wrinkles
Scientists may have determined what causes our brain to look like an big raisin, but they remain unsure about what causes the deep groove that separates the two hemispheres.

30

Jul

Your brain has a biological response to a good bookNew research reveals that reading a novel can ‘trick’ your brain and ‘transport you into the body of the protagonist.’

Your brain has a biological response to a good book
New research reveals that reading a novel can ‘trick’ your brain and ‘transport you into the body of the protagonist.’

25

Jul

'Lucy' and the 10 percent brain mythNew action flick starring Scarlett Johansson hinges on the bad science that humans only use a a small percent of their brain capacity.

'Lucy' and the 10 percent brain myth
New action flick starring Scarlett Johansson hinges on the bad science that humans only use a a small percent of their brain capacity.

22

Jul

New schizophrenia gene links discoveredMany of the sites where these genes are active are associated with sending signals between the brain and cells in the body.

New schizophrenia gene links discovered
Many of the sites where these genes are active are associated with sending signals between the brain and cells in the body.

19

Jul

Could you be face blind?
Imagine not being able to recognize your mother, your brother or your best friend. Imagine seeing a stranger and realizing it’s your reflection. For people with face blindness, this is part of everyday life. Face blindness, or prosopagnosia, is an incurable neurological disorder that impairs the ability to recognize faces — even those that should be familiar. Read more.

Could you be face blind?

Imagine not being able to recognize your mother, your brother or your best friend. Imagine seeing a stranger and realizing it’s your reflection.
 
For people with face blindness, this is part of everyday life.
 
Face blindness, or prosopagnosia, is an incurable neurological disorder that impairs the ability to recognize faces — even those that should be familiar. Read more.

16

Jul

New study links excessive marijuana use to brain damageThose who abuse marijuana excessively show a blunted dopamine response, indicating damage to the brain’s reward circuitry.

New study links excessive marijuana use to brain damage
Those who abuse marijuana excessively show a blunted dopamine response, indicating damage to the brain’s reward circuitry.