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Psychopaths blatantly disregard other people's welfare and are single-minded as to what they want for just themselves. Why do they do this?
There are nuances to human thinking that Google is still trying to replicate
Our mind wanders and this is what keeps us sane and ironically what keeps us focused
A study says a tricky brain teaser throws off men s walking gait but leaves most women unfazed reopening an age old debate about mental gender differences
[Science Solitaire] To say that language is a mere accessory is like saying your head is just something nature grabbed for you to wear but that you would be perfectly fine walking around headless
In the process they discovered nearly 100 previously unreported regions of the organ s cerebral cortex or grey matter
[Science Solitaire] How did scientists know that the brain gets tired?
The immune boosting information emanated from a part of the brain called the ventral tegmental area home to a reward system powered by the mood modifying chemical dopamine
[Science Solitaire] What could be happening in our brains when we are conversing or cooperating with others?
[Science Solitaire] Here are 3 things that are generally happening in the brains of older people that distinguish them from the brains of younger ones
Within Earth and beyond what are the most important and intriguing stories in science from the previous 12 months? We ask the Mind Movers of The Mind Museum
[Science Solitaire] What could be that one common thing we all share about happiness?
[Science Solitaire] Despite the seemingly adult ish appearance behind the teenage skull is another story
[Science Solitaire] From the vistas literally culled from a king’s troubled head over 400 years ago the idea that our brains can suffer serious damage even if the bone protecting it remains intact is now a routine diagnostic precaution
[Science Solitaire] Why do teenagers generally have very unique self defeating solutions to their own self formulated problems?
Is there a relationship between creativity genius and mental illness? Watch this interview with neuroscientist Dr Nancy Andreasen to find out
[Science Solitaire] I like it when I find stories of our inner biology that parallel our emotional lives
[Science Solitaire] Multi tasking gives you a double whammy: you get to cultivate your inner moron and worse you get to love doing it
[Science Solitaire] The Nobel winners for science this year revolutionized the way we understand how we know where we are and the way we literally see
[Science Solitaire] If paranormal events were real why is it that not all people see them?
The effects on brain function can be reversed the researchers say but this may take at least 5 years
[Science Solitaire] Here is a list that could be useful in getting to know your own brain
Scientists say bioactive ingredients found in cocoa sharply reverse age related memory decline
[Science Solitaire] If you fear something but cannot remember having had any experience that could have caused that there may be an explanation
[Science Solitaire] Meditation used to be the exclusive province of robed and hooded men enacting an ancient tradition Now science has joined them
Generations of scientists have pored over a seemingly basic but ultimately complex skill: how are humans able to find their way from one spot to another?
UPDATED This year s laureates have discovered a positioning system an inner GPS in the brain that makes it possible to orient ourselves in space the jury says
[Science Solitaire] If you thought science was just all about Aha moments then you only have to be reminded that there is such a thing as the Ig Nobel Prizes
Listening to a favorite song boosts activity in the adjoining hippocampus a region responsible for memory and socially linked emotions
Emotions connected to memories can be rewritten making bad events in the past seem better and good things appear worse scientists say
[Science Solitaire] Sometimes brain injury can make a person an accidental genius Why and how does this happen?
Scientists inch closer to developing a blood test that could detect the onset of Alzheimer s Disease
[Science Solitaire] How do advertisements play with our minds to get us to buy products?
The gene therapy study is hoped to lead to the development of new drugs to treat the incurable disease
[Science Solitaire] When in love you are both a victim and a volunteer Here s why
Researchers are hoping to develop an epoch making method to find predictors of brain disorder by analyzing massive amounts of data with new software
[Science Solitaire] Would having a purpose in your life prevent you from literally losing your brain cells to Alzheimer’s disease as you age?
The promoters have agreed to contribute 600 000 to keep the study funded in addition to the 2 million the Cleveland Clinic has already spent
A team at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore Maryland found that caffeine enhances certain memories for at least a day after they were formed
A new study looking at the neural wiring of the male and female brain has concluded that there may be some truth to commonly held beliefs about what makes men and women tick
Research: When a person watches a first person video of someone else running heart rate respiration skin blood flow and sweat release all increased
Researchers in Switzerland say they have made microchips that imitate the way our brains process information
What goes on inside our brains and can technology duplicate it? Two sessions at the World Science Festival dissect these topics