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The Brain is the Ultimate Hands-Free Phone

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...
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Why Kindles & IPads Don't Work

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...
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Learning Secrets from an Ancient Brain

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...
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Mind Control

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...
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A Blow to the Head

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...
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Brain Weapons

The way to win a war? Control your soldiers' MINDS. It sounds like a movie plot (NOTE: This...
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Magic

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" illusions (NOTE:...
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Brain Excitement

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...
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Mind Reading

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...

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Mysterious Powers

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...

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When ETs Talk in People's Heads

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...

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Your Brain on Quantum Mechanics

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...

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Your Brain & a Worm's Brain

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...

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Not Science Fiction

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...

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Did Your Brain Shrink This Winter?

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!).

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Bigger?

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...

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Can We Grow a New Brain?

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...

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Want a Better Brain?

Start exercising - The discovery that aerobic exercise builds brain cells should put an end to the stereotype of the dumb athlete.

In PhysOrg.com, Lin Edwards reports that neuroscientists discovered this by studying the effects of running on the brains of mice. Some had wheels to run on and others did not and both groups...

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New Software May be Able to Read Your Mind

Your boss and/or spouse will no longer have to guess what you're thinking. All they will have to do in the future is fire up their computers and find out! Is this ominous? (It's an incredible world out there!)

By combining fMRI brain scans with pattern-detection software, neuroscientists think they will be able to find out what people...

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How Weirdness Leads to Logic

At the Stargate Conference, Anne Strieber told how people who have had contact with seeming "aliens" usually describe their experiences in strange, almost surrealistic terms. This one of the things that separates real contact from created contact stories, but it is also one of the primary reasons that these people's stories are doubted by...

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A Surprising Way to Improve Your Brain

We wouldn't need to build artificial brains if we could improve the ones we already have. Complex physical manipulations such as juggling produce major changes in white matter (basic structure) of our brains. Neurologists discovered this when they gave fMRI scans to people who were taught to juggle before and after their 6 week course.

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How to Build a Brain

An ARTIFICIAL brain! - Scientists are working to build a living computer. Maybe they ought to concentrate on creating an artificial brain instead (or are these the same thing?)

Neuroscientists think that a machine that duplicates all the functions of a human brain is only a decade away. Physorg.com quotes researcher...

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Keep Your Distance

People from different cultures often do not always read each other right. One example of this is the distance that they stand apart when talking face to face to strangers or acquaintances. In some cultures, people stand much closer to each other than we do, meaning that the American keeps backing up when talking with someone he doesn't know...

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Big Brains Can Be a Problem

Do we get cancer because we evolved big brains? That's a depressing thought, but it may be true.

It's a question that has nagged cancer researcher John McDonald, who says, "I was always intrigued by the fact that chimpanzees appear to have lower rates of cancer than humans."

McDonald and team compared chimp-human gene expression...

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Where Can We Find Wisdom?

Where in the brain is what we call wisdom located? Neurobiologists think they have the answer to this question, which was once only addressed by religion and philosophy.

Psychiatrist Dilip V. Jeste says, "Defining wisdom is rather subjective, though there are many similarities in definition across time and cultures. However, our research...

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How Do Juries Make Decisions?

What part of their BRAINS do they use? - We all want to know (especially since the O.J. trial!) how juries make decisions: with their hearts or with their heads. How to find out? Study their brains!

A neuroscientist and a law professor have teamed up to have peer inside potential jurors' minds to watch how their brains...

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You May Own a Conscious Computer Someday

The Master of the Key predicted this and now it's come true: computers of the future will mimic brains.

In BBC News, Jason Palmer quotes IBM researcher Dharmendra Modha as saying, "The mind has an amazing ability to integrate ambiguous information across the senses, and it can effortlessly create the categories of time, space, object,...

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Cab Driver Brains

Unlike cabbies in many other cities, London cab drivers are notorious for being able to find their way around in a VERY complex city! Researches think that they have developed the equivalent of a G.P.S. system in their brains.

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Genes or Culture?

People from different cultures use their brains differently to solve the same tasks. This could explain things like why, in Western cultures anyway, blind tasting tests have shown that, to most people, more expensive wine actually TASTES better.

In BBC News, Kathryn Westcott reports that when researchers asked 21 volunteers to try...

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The Curry Cure for Your Brain

It's more important than ever to watch what you eat. We've told you about red wine medicine and have already written about the curry cure. Now researchers have isolated the active ingredient in turmeric root that may help boost the immune system in clearing amyloid beta, which forms the plaques found in Alzheimer's disease. Other research has...

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