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Why CGI Is Ruining Movies

We best enjoy movies that meld reality, practical effects, and limited CGI. Too much CGI feels consequence-free to us. Here, Story Brain explains “The WETA Effect,” which kicked off an era of unreal and unrelatable action sequences.

My five nights with U2

The final tally: 123 songs. This includes five performances each of "Sunday Bloody Sunday," "Beautiful Day" and "With or Without You," earworms that have now burrowed deep inside my brain and sought asylum. I attended all five shows of U2's Chicago residency - nearly 12 hours of Bono & Co. in the...

Spike activity 03-07-2015

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: It is Time to Temper Our Artificial Intelligence Hysteria says PSFK Oxford academic warns humanity runs the risk of creating super intelligent computers that eventually destroy us all in The Telegraph. Fusion reports on how artificial intelligence is evolving to recognise porn. BBC Radio […]

6 Toxic Beliefs That Hinder Your Success

Oftentimes, the only barrier that prevents you from becoming successful is your own mind. If you don’t control your brain,... The post 6 Toxic Beliefs That Hinder Your Success appeared first on Lifehack.

California woman killed by brain-eating amoeba

8 hours agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

A 21-year-old California woman died from an amoeba that settles in the brain and destroys its tissue. The disease she contracted is called primary amoebic meningoencephalitis (PAM). Read the rest

How the Brain Forms New Memories

For some time, researchers have been trying to learn more about the nature of memory in order to improve brain function in people with Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative conditions. Scientists already know the medial temporal lobe is integral to long-term memory storage. Show More Summary

Conversation Between Me and My Brain Today

8 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : Whatever

Me: Hey! Brain! Do we have anything useful to say today? Brain: Let me check. Hmmm… yeah, nope, we got nothing. Me: Awesome! Time for pie! And there you have it.

Alzheimer’s Works Differently in Patients with Down Syndrome

A new study may provide insight as to the best way to treat Alzheimer’s Disease Researchers at the University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging have completed a study that revealed differences in the way brain inflammation — considered a key component of AD– is expressed in different subsets of patients, in particular people with […]

Summer Terrors: Brain Eating Amoebae!

Naegleria fowleri trophozoites - CDC Of all the scary summertime bogeymen, amoeba might win any contest. After all, what could top “Brain-eating.” It’s much catchier than “Powassan” virus. And much sexier sounding than measles, or whooping cough, two infections you should worry about. Naegleria fowleri is now back in the news because [...]

Old World monkey had tiny, complex brain

The brain hidden inside the oldest known Old World monkey skull has been visualized for the first time. The ancient monkey, known as Victoriapithecus, first made headlines in 1997 when its 15 million-year-old skull was discovered on an island in Kenya's Lake Victoria. Show More Summary

Survival of the fittest: How brain tumors adapt through complex ecosystems

10 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Despite advances in medical technology and a constantly evolving understanding of the mechanisms of cancer progression, researchers and clinicians are faced with a litany of challenges along the road to finding a cure for the most aggressive forms of cancer. This is particularly true of...

This Week In Photography Books: Stephen Shore

by Jonathan Blaustein I just got home from a family vacation. In Colorado. So my brain is not working as well as it normally does. (Must. Activate. Remaining. Braincells.) In fact, I just deleted several paragraphs, and jumped right back to this spot. I never do that. These columns normally flow like the water in […]

Nick Kyrgios messed up so bad he was left motionless during Wimbledon

How to correctly miss a return, by Nick Kyrgios #Wimbledon https://t.co/7IXmpewo1s — Giulio Fedele (@fedele_giulio) July 3, 2015 You know that moment where you have a brain fart? Time stands still and you have a quiet 'WTF' moment to...Show More Summary

2016 NCAA Tournament Bracket: Super Early Projection for Field of 68

It may be July, but true college basketball fans always have March on the brain. For the first time in quite a while, the state of college basketball's offseason is stable enough for an updated projection of the 2016 NCAA tournament field. The deadline for early entrants to the NBA draft has long since passed. Show More Summary

Celebrity selfies help us see how memories are formed in the brain

In the science fiction movie Inception, Leonardo Di Caprio and his gang set out to implant specific memories into individuals' brains in order to pull off the perfect crime. But in the real world of science implanting memories is actually quite easy — the challenge is tracking the brain cells involved in the process. Show More Summary

Husband of ex-N.J. Gov. Christine Todd Whitman dies aged 71

13 hours agoNews : NY Daily News

New Jersey’s first-ever first gentleman died Thursday, after suffering a catastrophic brain injury in mid-June.

Your brain wrinkles like a screwed-up ball of paper

The same forces that govern a scrunched-up piece of paper can explain the numbers of folds and grooves in human, pig, elephant and rat brains

Medical News Today: How do antidepressants affect moral decision-making?

The effects on moral decision-making of citalopram and levodopa - commonly prescribed drugs that affect the brain's levels of serotonin and dopamine - are compared in a new study.

Watch the First 3D Scan of This Ancient Monkey Brain Spin Endlessly in Neon

Today in science-goes-vaporwave, I’m pleased to present this neon CGI nightmare of a digitized monkey brain. Besides being a prime example of when research meets the cough syrup-soaked world of digital detritus, the computerized brain...Show More Summary

The Government Of Hungary Is Going to Pay Its Young People Just to Live There

It's a bid to stem a brain drain that saw 31,500 Hungarians leave the country last year

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