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Is Consciousness Just An Illusion?
Science & Tech  (tags: brain, mind, human body, biology, thought, thinking )

Freya
- 44 days ago - bbc.com
The cognitive scientist Daniel Dennett believes our brains are machines, made of billions of tiny "robots" - our neurons, or brain cells. Is the human mind really that special?
9 Truths You Don't Know About People With Autism But Should
Health & Wellness  (tags: Autism, autism spectrum, brain, differently wired, humans, society )

Evelyn
- 50 days ago - thebetterindia.com
Autism is not a disease. It's a differently wired brain. "Do not fear people with Autism, embrace them. Do not spite people with Autism, unite them. Do not deny people with Autism, accept them, for then their abilities will shine." Paul Isaacs
What Hiking Does To The Brain Is Pretty Amazing
Health & Wellness  (tags: hiking, brain, aerobic exercise, improving memory, exercise, humans, health, research, study )

Lone
- 353 days ago - wimp.com
Hiking is a pretty solid aerobic exercise that burns around 400-700 calories per hour. This is great on its own, but aerobic exercise also has a really positive effect on your brain: it improves your memory.
Is Your Brain More Male Or Female?
Offbeat  (tags: brain, male, femail, Fun Quiz )

Barb
- 389 days ago - ba-bamail.com
We've all heard of the debate regarding male brains versus the female brains, but the truth of the matter is that we carry traits that correlate with both sexes, all of us. Take this fun quiz to find out what attributes your brain has.
Silence Is Good For Your Brain
Offbeat  (tags: silence, brain, health, health conditions, Alzheimer's Disease )

Fiona
- 436 days ago - dailygood.org
We live in a loud and distracting world, where silence is increasingly difficult to come by -- and that may be negatively affecting our health. Please note, comment, and forward.
Being Bilingual Could Double Your Chances of Recovering From a Stroke
Health & Wellness  (tags: brain, study, bilingualism, stroke, dementia )

Evelyn
- 531 days ago - qz.com
The benefits of bilingualism are seemingly endless. A new study now suggests that the practice of speaking two languages could also help protect the brain in the event of a stroke. (Many Care2 members' first language isn't English!!)
How Coconut Oil May Rescue The Brain From AlzheimerâEUR(TM)s Disease
Health & Wellness  (tags: coconut oil, brain, alzheimer's, disease, food, health, interesting, research )

Lone
- 533 days ago - ewao.com
The Journal of AlzheimerâEUR(TM)s Disease published the study, Coconut Oil Attenuates the Effects of Amyloid-β on Cortical Neurons In Vitro, which shows that coconut oil may reduce and/or revert cognitive deficits that neurodegenerative diseases
The 12 Cognitive Biases That Prevent You From Being Rational
Science & Tech  (tags: brain, mind, thinking, cognition, thought )

Freya
- 624 days ago - io9.com
The lowly calculator can do math thousands of times better than we can, and our memories are often less than useless - plus, we're subject to cognitive biases, those annoying glitches in our thinking that cause us to make questionable decisions and reach
Fats in the Brain May Help Explain How Human Intelligence Evolved
Science & Tech  (tags: world, technology, study, scientists, science, research, investigation, interesting, humans, health, environment, discovery, fats, brain, human, intelligance, evolved, lipids, chimpanzees )

Darren
- 657 days ago - scientificamerican.com
High-level brain areas accumulated far more changes in lipids than the brains of chimpanzees
How the Brain Purges Bad Memories
Science & Tech  (tags: world, technology, scientists, science, research, investigation, humans, discovery, brain, bad memory, fearm anxiety, circuit )

Darren
- 657 days ago - scientificamerican.com
A brain circuit has been found that allows us to forget fear and anxiety
Take Our Test: What Part of the Brain Do You Use the Most?
Offbeat  (tags: quiz, interesting, off-beat, humans, brain )

MmAway
- 666 days ago - ba-bamail.com
We are all different, yet we share certain modes of being. Some of us tend to be more logical and organized, while others more chaotic and emotional. Some are imaginative, while others prefer to solve real world problems.
Test: Which Part of the Brain Do You Use?
Offbeat  (tags: test, logical, organized, chaotic, emotional, imaginative, brain, humans, off-beat )

Lone
- 678 days ago - ba-bamail.com
We are all different, yet we share certain modes of being. Some of us tend to be more logical and organized, while others more chaotic and emotional. Some are imaginative, while others prefer to solve real world problems.
Researchers Find Physical Differences in Empathetic Peoples' Brains
Health & Wellness  (tags: study, research, interesting, humans, health, Body-Mind-Spirit, physical, difference, empathetic, brain )

Darren
- 700 days ago - iflscience.com
New research has found that types of empathy can be predicted by looking at physical differences in the brain. This raises the fascinating possibility that some kinds of empathy might be able to be increased by training or that it might be possible for
Researchers Find Missing Link Between the Brain and Immune System
Science & Tech  (tags: neurology, new discovery, brain, immune system, lymphatic system, UVA Dept of Neuroscience, BIG, neurological diseases )

Judy
- 718 days ago - neurosciencenews.com
"I thought the body was mapped. I thought that these discoveries ended somewhere around the middle of the last century. But apparently they have not." Implications are "profound".
Missing Link Found Between Brain, Immune System
Health & Wellness  (tags: research, University of Virginia, Center for Brain Immunology and Glia, links, immune system, brain, Neuroscience, Jonathan Kipnis, neuro-immune interaction )

Evelyn
- 721 days ago - medicalxpress.com
In a stunning discovery that overturns decades of textbook teaching, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have determined that the brain is directly connected to the immune system by vessels previously thought not to exist.
 

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