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The Strange Afterlife of Einstein's Brain
Offbeat  (tags: Brain, Einstein, scholarly research )

Ray
- 76 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Einstein's death 60 years ago was just the start of a strange journey for the most prized part of his anatomy, his brain. Stored in jars and on slides, it is still inspiring awe and scholarly research.
Gene Study May Explain Why Some Remain Quick Thinkers
Offbeat  (tags: health, brain, Gene study )

Ray
- 77 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Genetic differences could explain why some people are quicker thinkers in middle age and later life, a study of data from 30,000 people suggests
A âEUR~Visual DictionaryâEUR(TM): How the Brain Processes Words as Pictures to Help You Read Faster
Offbeat  (tags: reading, brain, processing, pictures, story, children, culture, humans, photos, society )

Lone
- 87 days ago - rawstory.com
When literate adults pick up a book, they donâEUR(TM)t start sounding out each word letter by letter or sound by sound, the way their kindergarten or first-grade teacher probably told them to do when they were first beginning to read.
The Hidden Tricks of Powerful Persuasion
Offbeat  (tags: Brain, Psychology, Health )

Ray
- 99 days ago - bbc.com
Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, itâEUR(TM)s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoplesâEUR(TM) heads without them realising.
22 Facts That Will Get Your Brain a Going
Offbeat  (tags: brain, workouts, culture, health, humans, interesting, off-beat, photos, pictures, society )

Lone
- 100 days ago - ba-bamail.com
One of the best workouts for the brain is learning something new, and these 22 facts are just what it needs today!
A Fun Experiment That Will Frustrate Your Friends
Offbeat  (tags: brain, experiment, quiz, fun, bizarre, humans, interesting, off-beat )

Lone
- 104 days ago - ba-bamail.com
Discover something new about the body you've been using with this fun little experiment, which uses a little knowledge about how the brain works to amaze and delight your friends.
This Is Your Brain on Crafting - CNN.Com
Offbeat  (tags: crafting, meditation, nervous system, stress, flow, brain, zen, knitting, sewing, quilting )

Kathryn
- 188 days ago - cnn.com
Little research has been done specifically on crafting, but neuroscientists are beginning to see how studies on cognitive activities such as doing crossword puzzles might also apply to someone who does complex quilting patterns.
Phineas Gage - The Frontal Lobe & Who You Are   video
Offbeat  (tags: psychology, brain, knowledge, wisdom, health, the mind )

Yusuf
- 191 days ago - youtube.com
Interesting video on our brains
Neuroscience: âEUR~I Built a Brain Decoder'
Offbeat  (tags: Health, Technology, Brain, Human body, Innovation )

Ray
- 197 days ago - bbc.com
What are you looking at? Scientist Jack Gallant can find out by decoding your thoughts, as Rose Eveleth discovers.
Brain: Why Exercise Boosts IQ
Offbeat  (tags: Brain, Human body, Neuroscience )

Ray
- 197 days ago - bbc.com
If you want your mind to be sharper, the evidence suggests you should visit the gym. But how can exercising your muscles boost your brain power?
Should We Be Treating Suicide Differently?
Offbeat  (tags: Health, Brain, Neuroscience, Psychology )

Ray
- 197 days ago - bbc.com
Robin WilliamsâEUR(TM) recent death has triggered many discussions about suicide. But as David Robson discovers, scientists are finding new ways to identify those at risk âEUR" potentially opening the way for better targeted treatments.
Could a Diet Supplement Supercharge Your Eyesight?
Offbeat  (tags: Health, Brain, Food, Human body, Organ )

Ray
- 202 days ago - bbc.com
Researchers are claiming that taking supplements of a pigment found in food like spinach and eggs could sharpen vision. Douglas Heingartner looks at the evidence.
The Code That May Treat Blindness
Offbeat  (tags: Health, Science, Technology, Biology, Brain, Disease )

Ray
- 205 days ago - bbc.com
Neuroscientist Sheila Nirenberg has found a technique that promises to treat blindness, and it all began with her idea to crack the brain's visual code...
Drug Addiction: The Complex Truth
Offbeat  (tags: Health, Science, Environment, Biology, Brain, Drugs, Human body )

Ray
- 208 days ago - bbc.com
We're told studies have proven that drugs like heroin and cocaine instantly hook a user. But it isn't that simple - a set of little-known experiments carried out over 30 years ago tells a very different tale.
How Pickpockets Trick Your Mind
Offbeat  (tags: Science, Environment, Health, Technology, Brain, Hacking, Neuroscience )

Ray
- 208 days ago - bbc.com
Pickpockets use much more than sleight of hand, says Caroline Williams, they hack your brain's weaknesses.
 

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