Post by Jenny Erikson. She may play one on TV, but Columbian beauty Sofia Vergara is anything but a bimbo. The Modern Family actress didn’t get to be Hollywood’s highest paid actress for lack of a brain after all. In an interview with...Show More Summary
Brandi Glanville may have apologized for the ignorant racist remarks she made on The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills, but her frenemy Joanna Krupa isn’t buying it, RadarOnline.com has… READ ON
The structure of the brain shows the way in which we process numbers. People either do this spatially or non-spatially. A study shows for the first time that these individual differences have a structural basis in the brain.
College Student Dies From Brain Injury Following Pledging Ritual Yet another college student was severely injured and lost his life after performing a reportedly banned pledging ritual in hopes of gaining acceptance into a fraternity. via Fox News Authorities in
From Fast Company: Can Your Brain Really Be Retrained?
You may know when you're awake, but you can't prove it scientifically. That's because there's no objective way to distinguish between a "conscious" and "unconscious" brain. But now, scientists may have discovered the telltale neurological signature of a mind that's awake. Read more...
Eagulls have a new video out that is a tad less gross than their previous one that featured time-lapse footage of a rotting pig brain. “Tough Luck”’s clip is just as visually layered and hazy, but here it’s built out of scenes of the band playing. Watch the Sam Alder-directed video below. Eagulls is out [...]
Neuroscientists studying the olfactory -- sense of smell -- system in mice have discovered that fear reaction can occur at the sensory level, even before the brain has the opportunity to interpret that the odor could mean trouble.
Patients at a children’s hospital in Cincinnati will have a merrier Christmas this year thanks to a donation of 4,000 toys by one of their own, a 14-year-old undergoing brain surgery. Savannah Day, of Troutsville, Va., and her two sisters, six-year-old Chloe and 17-year-old Sierra,...
There are tablets, and then there are tablets. The holiday season is upon us yet again, and it is time to bust that brain trying to figure out just what kind of gifts can you get for your loved ones. Assuming your little one has been pestering you for the longest time to get him [...]
Here's an exchange between Iain McGilchrist, author of The Master and His Emissary, and Wayne Miller, coauthor of the new Top Brain, Bottom Brain. Dr. McGilchrist was kind enough to post the exchange on his Web site. if you are interested in the brain, you will want to read this short conversation. It begins: Kosslyn and Miller are researchers I...
Most people – including scientists – assumed we can't just sniff out danger. It was thought that we become afraid of an odor – such as leaking gas – only after information about a scary scent is processed by our brain. But neuroscientists...Show More Summary
By: Emily Jackson Martin Crane, the brains behind Brazos, might be the fifth Martin in his family but we’ve got a feeling there hasn’t been one quite like him before. With a tireless creative spirit and a penchant for poetic lyrics, Martin always has a new project cooking. Earlier this year he wrapped up production […]
A new study by Canadian researchers may pave the way for more effective treatment of an aggressive and deadly type of brain tumor, known as ETMR/ETANTR. The tumor, which is seen only in children under four, is almost always fatal, despite aggressive treatment. Show More Summary
An "unsanctioned fraternity pledging event" hosted by Baruch College students turned deadly after one of the pledges suffered brain trauma during a hazing ritual known as the "Glass Ceiling Game." Read more...
Researchers have shown that optogenetics -- a technique that uses pulses of visible light to alter the behavior of brain cells -- can be as good as or possibly better than the older technique of using small bursts of electrical current. Optogenetics had been used in small rodent models. Research has shown that optogenetics works effectively in larger, more complex brains.
Even among the awful hazing stories that seem to make headlines way too often, this one sticks out as particularly atrocious. Chun Hsien Deng, a 19-year-old Baruch College freshman, died of “major brain trauma” on Monday after partaking in a fraternity hazing ritual on a retreat in the Poconos. Deng was there with around 30 [...]
So you want to know how to make people like you? It's easier than you think. Here are six research-backed tips: 1. Encourage people to talk about themselvesIt gives their brain as much pleasure as food or money: Talking about ourselves...Show More Summary
PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Neuroscientists are eagerly, but not always successfully, looking for proof that optogenetics – a celebrated technique that uses pulses of visible light to genetically alter brain cells to be excited or silenced – can be as successful in complex and large brains as it has been in rodent models. read more
Here at Consumerist we are nothing if not helpful when it comes to To Do lists. It’s so annoying to have that tickly feeling in the back of your brain like you had something you definitely, totally wanted to do, but just can’t remember it. We’ve got the answer: Signing up for our newsletter. You’ve been thinking about doing that … [More]