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Why Two People See the Same Thing But Have Different Memories
Science & Tech  (tags: mind, brain, psychology, memory )

Freya
- 68 days ago - neurosciencenews.com
Does it ever strike you as odd that you and a friend can experience the same event at the same time, but come away with different memories of what happened? So why is it that people can recall the same thing so differently?
Here Are 5 Signs Extreme Wealth Deadens the Empathy and Honesty Parts of the Brain
Science & Tech  (tags: money, economics, wealth, greed, 1%, one percent, psychology, brain, mind )

Freya
- 116 days ago - alternet.org
The wealthy give plenty of excuses for our outrageously unjust society. They just go to show that extreme wealth can destroy your brain.
How the Brain Decides What to Learn
Science & Tech  (tags: brain, mind, psychology, learning )

Freya
- 128 days ago - neurosciencenews.com
In order to learn about the world, an animal needs to do more than just pay attention to its surroundings. It needs to learn which sights, sounds and sensations in its environment are the most important.
Fruits and Tubers Have Allowed Our Brain to Grow
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, news, science, health, brain, evolution primates, scientists )


- 574 days ago - vegactu.com
Stop the received ideas: no, our brain does not owe everything to meat.
Is Consciousness Just An Illusion?
Science & Tech  (tags: brain, mind, human body, biology, thought, thinking )

Freya
- 708 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?
The 12 Cognitive Biases That Prevent You From Being Rational
Science & Tech  (tags: brain, mind, thinking, cognition, thought )

Freya
- 1288 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
- 1321 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
- 1321 days ago - scientificamerican.com
A brain circuit has been found that allows us to forget fear and anxiety
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
- 1382 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".
How Learning A New Language Actually Rewires the Brain
Science & Tech  (tags: brain, rewiring, language, university, houston, study, research, discovery, humans, science, world )

Lone
- 1442 days ago - scilearn.com
In a recent report from the journal Brain and Language, researchers from Northwestern University and the University of Houston studied brain activity of monolingual and bilingual participants.
Were We Getting Alzheimer's Wrong? New Study Could Pave Way To Better Treatment
Science & Tech  (tags: brain, alzheimer's, study, toxic protein, tau, Cognitive decline, disease, discovery, health, humans, research, science, society, study )

Lone
- 1455 days ago - ca.news.yahoo.com
a new Mayo Clinic study published in the journal Brain shows that another toxic protein, called tau, may be a bigger culprit in cognitive decline and AlzheimerâEUR(TM)s over the lifetime of the disease.
Some People May Be Pre-Wired to Be Bilingual
Science & Tech  (tags: study, research, brain, bilingual, mother tongue, health, discovery, humans, science, society, world )

Lone
- 1553 days ago - consumer.healthday.com
Some people's brains seem pre-wired to acquire a second language, new research suggests. But anyone who tries to move beyond their mother tongue will likely gain a brain boost, the small study finds.
FINDING "LOST" LANGUAGES IN THE BRAIN
Science & Tech  (tags: languages, brain, sounds, discovery, humans, research, science, society, study )

Lone
- 1560 days ago - mcgill.ca
The infant brain forms representations of language sounds, but we wanted to see whether the brain maintains these representations later in life even if the person is no longer exposed to the language,
More Etymological Maps of the Brain
Science & Tech  (tags: world, technology, society, science, research, medicine, interesting, humans, health, etymological map, brain )

Darren
- 1590 days ago - blogs.discovermagazine.com
By popular demand, here are some more etymological maps of the brain - images illustrating what the names of the parts of the brain actually mean.
Turning Back the Brain's Clock
Science & Tech  (tags: brain, plasticity, research, science, protein, inhibitors )

Roger
- 1605 days ago - the-scientist.com
The brain's ability to make new neural connections can be restored in mice by blocking a protein that normally acts as a natural brake on neuroplasticity
 

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