It's no Halloween movie-some parasites hijack their hosts' brains to make them act in horrific ways.
Dr. Michio Kaku explains why the ability to read minds, record dreams, and see what the brain sees is not so far off from what's in science fiction. As he reveals in this video, there are technologies in the world that can accomplish these big goals.
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TED Talks Psychiatrist Iain McGilchrist describes the real differences between the left and right halves of the human brain. It's not simply "emotion on the right, reason on the left," but something far more complex and interesting. A Best of the Web...
Neuroscience research into the neuroscience of music shows that musicians' brains may be primed to distinguish meaningful sensory information from noise.
Long answer: Per cubic millimeter (mm^3), there are about 10^5 neurons and 10^9 synapses. For you computer types, that's about 2^16 neurons and 2^30 synapses. It's estimated that there are around 10^12 (or 2^40) neurons and 10^15 (or 2^50) synapses...
Another day, another curious infographic on the subject of gaming. This one comes from Online Universities, and examines the neurology behind video games, which have long been claimed to warp our fragile young children's minds. But do they? Well, it'...
(Santa Barbara, Calif.) -- Scientists at UC Santa Barbara have made a major discovery in how the brain encodes memories. The finding, published in the December 24 issue of the journal Neuron, could eventually lead to the development of new drugs to
and of the Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience, University College London have found using Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) that
Three keys to making peace with regret, or what maritime travel has to do with curbside meltdowns. My friend Kathryn Schulz, who penned t
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Just a few weeks ago, we posted about how brain patterns can reveal almost exactly what you're thinking. Now, researchers at UC Berkeley have figured out how to extract what you're picturing inside your head, an...
Close your eyes and visualize the sun setting over a beach. How detailed was your image? Did you envision a bland orb sinking below calm waters, or did you call up an image filled with activity -- palm trees swaying gently, waves lapping at your feet...
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