why we need closure

Why We Need Closure: Your Brain on Grief

 

  “I just need to know what happened.” This is the sentiment of many who have lost someone. After a tragedy like a plane crash, […]

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What is a Realist? How to Tell if You Have a Realist Personality

 

  What is a realist? Do you think you might be one? A realist is someone who can look at things as they are in […]

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Endless Possibilities: How Technology Affects Your Brain

 

  In the current times, technology affects your brain in powerful ways that shape who you are as a person. This is especially the case […]

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How to Improve Your Short-Term Memory: Study Tips to Remember Everything

 

  If you want to improve your short-term memory, look no further for some ways to help you out. Your short-term memory is what allows […]

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How Mindfulness Can Change Your Brain

 

  Mindfulness occurs when your mind is at peace with what is present and you fully conscious of what is going on around you. Similar […]

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The brain and menstruation

Getting to know Aunt Flo: What happens between the brain and the menstrual cycle?

 

  Fun fact: in Victorian times, it was possible for a woman to be institutionalized if they experienced any kind of menstruation-related anger. This might […]

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False memories: What are they?

False Memories: Can You Trust Your Memory?

 

  We often don’t think about the accuracy of our memories. We just assume that they’re exact and precise, because it’s something that we experienced. […]

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super foods for your brain

13 Superfoods For Your Brain

 

  Eating in some cultures is very important. It is a time when friends and family gather and enjoy a meal together. The Spanish even […]

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Caregiver And Child Relationship: Attachment

Caregiver And Child Relationship: Attachment

 

  A relationship between a child and their respective caregiver is a very special one. Because of its specialty it has been investigated by many […]

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Fear Of Abandonment and Borderline Personality Disorder

 

  Abandonment. A word that doesn’t feel good to anyone. Who would ever want to be abandoned? We, humans, are social beings. We like being […]

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Improve Psychometric Abilities In Children

10 Games To Improve Psychometric Abilities In Children

 

  Psychometric abilities are a set of skills that we are continuously developing and improving from birth. They imply the use of other necessary skills […]

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asperger's syndrom

What is Asperger’s Syndrome and How to Identify It

 

  Those who suffer from Asperger’s syndrome obsess about one topic to the point of ignoring other people or topics of conversation. They have the […]

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Movie about concussion raises awareness

Concussion movie brings awareness to traumatic brain injuries in sports

 

  Concussion movie brings awareness to traumatic brain injuries in sports. Do you think the movie will change the way America view football? Molly Minchew […]

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Dyscalculia: “Numbers Dyslexia”

 

  Dyscalculia is a learning disorder that affects the ability to learn and understand math. Some people refer to dyscalculia as math dyslexia, as people […]

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 CogniFit Science – Spain Version (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

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Brain cancer-causing virus strikes west coast raccoons

Brain cancer-causing virus strikes west coast raccoons

 

  Brain cancer-causing virus strikes west coast raccoons. An outbreak of a previously unknown virus that causes fatal brain cancer in raccoons has been detected […]

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Electrical impulses in the brain encode protocols for behaviors

Electrical impulses in the brain encode protocols for behaviors

 

  Electrical impulses in the brain encode protocols for behaviors. Neuroscientists have long been perplexed by how our brains encode thoughts, including memory loss and […]

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 Learning foreign languages triggers brain growth. In the Swedish Academy of young translators, new recruits study a crash course in complex languages. It is not […]

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 A 3-D light switch for the brain. A new tool for neuroscience delivers a thousand pinpricks of light to a chunk of gray matter smaller […]

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 Simulated brain ramps up to include 100 trillion synapses. Neurosynaptic Cores This network of neurosynaptic cores is derived from wiring in the monkey brain. The […]

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 When brain implants arrive, will we still be “us”? What happens when non-biological implants in our bodies — along the lines of cochlear implants to […]

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 The new CogniFit Brain Fitness iPad app is now available!

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 CogniFit Brain Fitness iPad Video (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)

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 A better brain implant: Slim electrode cozies up to single neurons. The main problem that neurons have with electrodes is that they make terrible neighbors. […]

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 Quantifying the brain (Source: https://player.vimeo.com/)

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 Mind-reading scan locates site of meaning in the brain. Meanings of words can be hard to locate when they are on the tip of your […]

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 Leap forward in brain-controlled computer cursors: new algorithm greatly improves speed and accuracy. Stanford researchers have designed the fastest, most accurate algorithm yet for brain-implantable […]

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 Optogenetics illuminates pathways of motivation through brain. Whether you are an apple tree or an antelope, survival depends on using your energy efficiently. In a […]

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 Air pollution ‘ages the brain’ a study suggests. Elderly people living in areas of high air pollution have brains that are ‘three years older’ as […]

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 Study tracks brain gene response to territorial aggression. The male, threespined stickleback defends its nest against invaders. Researchers tracked changes in gene activity in its […]

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 This is a tree. It’s also a brain. Feast your eyes on a Maple Brain — a cerebellar sculpture (adapted from and inspired by actual […]

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 Neurons made from stem cells drive brain activity after transplantation in laboratory model. Sanford-Burnham researchers convince transplanted stem cell-derived neurons to direct cognitive function—getting us […]

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 Einstein’s brain: It was better than yours. Albert Einstein’s brain was “unlike those of most people,” according to a new study led by Florida State […]

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 The music of a human brain. Researchers have turned human mental activity into music, and it sounds uncannily like free-form jazz piano. The new brain-to-sound […]

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 This is your brain on freestyle rap. Using brain scans, scientists try to find the hallmark of a creative process. In the worldwide cultural juggernaut […]

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What Happens To The Aging Brain

 

 Deterioration of the brain sneaks up on most of us. The first clue might be hearing loss, especially in the higher frequencies. We may be […]

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 Can teen brain development help explain juvenile crime? Pr. Steinberg from Temple University explains: “Our brains don’t develop until much later in life and the […]

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 Brain gene pushed humans past apes. An international team of researchers led by Scottish scientists says it has discovered a gene that helps explain how […]

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 Brain waves transformed into music. Naturally, our brain activity waxes and wanes. When listening, this oscillation synchronizes to the sounds we are hearing. Researchers at […]

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 Light at night may lead to depression, brain functioning problems. Reading on your iPad, surfing the web on your laptop and watching TV late into […]

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 Drinking decreases number of new brain cells. You don’t have to be a heavy drinker to hurt your brain. Even moderate amounts of alcohol can […]

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