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The Latest Miracle Brain Food Comes From New Zealand

The effects of new super brain food on learning, memory, attention and mental fatigue. » Continue reading: The Latest Miracle Brain Food Comes From New Zealand » Read, the new site from PsyBlog's author Related articles: Diet...Show More Summary

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 creature's tiny but remarkably wrinkled brain supports the idea that brain complexity can evolve before brain size in the primate...Show More Summary

Why doesn’t everyone believe in God?: The skeptical brain may hold the answer

Most Americans who grew up in religious households are still religious. But what about the ones who aren't?

7 Tips for Dealing with Distractions for Adults with ADHD

Distractibility is a big issue for people with ADHD. They don’t have enough activity in the area of the brain that controls attention, said Ari Tuckman, PsyD, MBA, a psychologist, author and ADHD expert. That means you have a harder time filtering out things you […]

Quote: Stanley Garn on the evolution of brain size

Stanley Garn, writing in “Culture and the direction of human evolution” (1963: 222): But to speak of higher things, when we turn to the size of the brain there is no doubt of an increase from the African and Asiatic megadonts through the Javanese and Chinese fossils and on through to the forms we accept as cospecific with us today. Show More Summary

?teenage apocalypse: gregg araki made an awesome short film for kenzo

“I mean, is it possible to be so sad that your brain actually melts?”

Just for Jake Fundraiser

Another child of one of our own: On December 12, 2014, 8 year old Jacob Danny Mieszala found out that he had a large inoperable brain stem tumor called Ganglioglioma.If you have had the pleasure of knowing Jake, you know he is special for so many reasons. Show More Summary

‘Pride And Prejudice And Zombies': New Movie Stills Released Show A Noblewoman Eating Brains

At the moment it seems if you just add zombies to a television show, movie or book, then people will come. Zombies are the flavor of the month and just about everything containing them are gold for the people producing them. The mash...Show More Summary

McCann, Teixeira Hit 3-Run Homers, Yanks Beat Rays in 12

yesterdaySports / Baseball : Bats

Brain McCann hit a three-run homer in the 12th inning, rallying the New York Yankees for a second time Friday night and giving them a 7-5 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays.

REM sleep critical for young brain development; medication interferes

Rapid eye movement or REM sleep actively converts waking experiences into lasting memories and abilities in young brains, reports a new study. The finding broadens the understanding of children's sleep needs and calls into question the increasing use of REM-disrupting medications such as stimulants and antidepressants.

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

2 days 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

2 days 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 [...]

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