News Stories relating to "brain"
Monday, February 13, 2012
is important: School-age children whose mothers nurtured them early in life have brains with a larger hippocampus, a key structure important to learning, memory and response to...
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
The idea of a simple, cheap and widely available device that could boost brain function (no more late nights studying for exams?) sounds too good to be true, but it may be a reality. Neurologists are coming up with brain stimulation techniques
that may make us all...
Friday, February 3, 2012
New research has found that small-group dynamics--such as jury deliberations, collective bargaining sessions, and cocktail parties --can alter the intelligence of some people, LOWERING their IQs. Could this be part of the reason for Congressional gridlock
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
New research suggests it may be possible to learn high-performance tasks with little or no conscious effort. It may be possible to use brain technology to learn to play a piano
, reduce mental stress or...
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Bees do a quantum dance
in order to tell the other members of their hive where to find the honey. Now scientists have discovered that warms of bees and brains, which are made up of neurons, both make decisions in the same way.
Monday, October 31, 2011
It sounds like something you might find in a horror movie
, but it's REAL: Scientists are studying mental disorders, such as schizophrenia or autism, by studying brain cells in a petri dish. Their goal is not to be ghouls, but to uncover what goes wrong inside the brain before the...
Thursday, October 27, 2011
New research shows that The higher up in latitude you live, the bigger your brain AND eyeballs will be. But does this mean that people who live in these regions are better thinkers
? Relatively few innovations have come from people living in these parts of the world, but...
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
We know that exercise is good for the body, but now researchers have found that it's also good for the BRAIN: Both aerobic exercise and strength training play a vital role in maintaining brain and cognitive health throughout life.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
New research suggests that long-term exposure to air pollution
can lead to physical changes in the brain, as well as learning and memory problems and even ...
Monday, July 18, 2011
Meditation actually HEALS
by producing powerful pain-relieving effects in the brain (NOTE: Subscribers
can still listen to this show, as well as to a wonderful talk with Echo's interviewer, psychic medium...
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Yes, there are problems
with cell phones, but there is GOOD news too: A new brain-control interface lets paraplegics make calls just by THINKING of the number. And after a brief training period, these people probably dial fewer wrong numbers than the rest of us do. It could...
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
You can read a book or magazine article on them, which can be convenient (and maybe they're even spying on you
!) but the people who really like these devices are students, because you can use a computer "search" engine with them, instead of the old method of...
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Archeologists in the UK recently made a surprising discovery: a 2,500 year old human skull, which they think belonged to a man between 26 and 45 years old. Finding human bones is no surprise--it's what was INSIDE the skull that was so surprising: a brain. What...
Friday, March 4, 2011
It's not science fiction--it's almost here! For years, researchers have been trying to develop a car that drives itself
, since most car crashes are due to human error. Now they've created a car that can be controlled by a driver's THOUGHTS. German engineers have...
Monday, February 7, 2011
The man who allegedly shot Representative Gabby Giffords
is undoubtedly a psychopath
--someone who is unable to put himself in another person's shoes. Neurologists have found that people diagnosed as psychopathic...
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Neuroscientists are learning new tricks from professional magicians, as they struggle to understand how the brain works. Magicians take advantage of how our nervous systems, including our eyes and sense of touch, are wired to perceive "impossible"
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Every day our brains
are flooded by stimulation--sounds, sights and smells. (NOTE: Subscribers can still listen to this show). At the same time, we are constantly engaged in an inner dialogue, ruminating about the past, musing about the future. Somehow the brain...
Friday, October 8, 2010
Mind reading: ETs can do it and it turns out humans can too. Scientists have found that some couples are so in tune that their brains begin to work in sync. Perhaps we will communicate by simply reading each other's minds in the future.
Researchers have discovered identical patterns of brain activity in volunteers who became so close...
Friday, October 8, 2010
We all wonder what the future will bring. Right now, Contactees are finding that they put out streetlights and disrupting electrical appliances, such as TVs and computers. Now a young girl in Serbia has been discovered to have magnetic hands.
We don't know if ten-year-old Jelena Momcilov has had Visitor experiences, but her hands can...
Friday, September 10, 2010
What is really going on? - Contactees almost always say that the strange beings they meet "talk inside their heads," and some of them have implants as well. Is this how ET does it? In an early step toward letting severely paralyzed people speak with their thoughts, researchers translated brain signals into words using two grids...
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
It turns out that the brain is a quantum machine (NOTE: Subscriberscan still listen to this show) because our memories are created through quantum entanglement, which combines the experiences from all our different senses into a single memory. And the brains of people who are shy or introverted may actually process their world differently than...
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Both are similar to a computer - There are amazing similarities between the human brain, the nervous system of a worm, and a computer chip. Most of us understand the computer chip comparison, but the worm?
Science Daily quotes physicist Danielle Bassett as saying, "Brains are often compared to computers, but apart from...
Thursday, April 22, 2010
It just sounds that way - An amazing reality that used to be thought of as science fiction is here today: Paralyzed people are learning how to access the internet using only their brains (NOTE: Subscribers can still listen to this show). The next step is typing and sending an email.
Engineering student John LaRocco...
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Your brain actually shrinks in winter, and now that spring is coming it's expanding again. However, as you age, your personality may be what prevents it from returning to normal size in the spring. And neuroscientists say they can alter your ethics by manipulating your brain (NOTE: Subscribers can still listen to this fascinating show!).
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Not always better - Many researchers think that God resides in our brains, which is why neuroscience is often at the forefront of spirituality. And it turns out that bigger isn't better (in brain size, anyway). If you find it hard to play video games, this could be due to the size of certain PARTS of your brain. And babies are...
Thursday, February 18, 2010
It's not a medical conspiracy, it's something researchers are really working on: Can we grow new body parts, the way some animals do? Can Alzheimer's patients grow a new BRAIN?
Scientists have turned skin cells from mice tails into neurons able to form connections that are essential for brain functioning and it should work with human...