Neurogenesis is necessary to improve mood, increase memory formation and prevent the decline associated with agingIn this Ted Talk, Neuroscientist Sandrine Thuret says we can, and offers research and practical advice on how we can help our brains better perform neurogenesis to improve mood, increase memory formation and prevent the decline associated with aging as well. as well.
Do you think animals can laugh? The author shows that a few animals can take a joke, and dolphins appear to have a great sense of humor.
Can you imagine a drug that would make it easier to learn a language, sharpen your memory and help those with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease by rewiring the brain and keeping neurons alive?
If you’re like most people, you probably think you know what makes you happy. Unfortunately, science says there’s a good chance you don’t. When estimating our happiness, we humans tend to engage in something called “impact bias” where we overestimate the actual effect that different outcomes will have on our life.
When if they think they’d be happier winning the lottery or becoming paraplegic, most people quite understandably respond that they’d be happier with all that money and no handicap.
Still, real life statistics show that one year after winning the lottery or losing the use of their lower body, people in both these groups are equally happy. Yes, really, EQUALLY.
Greg Gage is on a mission to make brain science accessible to all. In this fun, kind of creepy demo, the neuroscientist and TED Senior Fellow uses a simple, inexpensive DIY kit to take away the free will of an audience member. It’s not a parlor trick; it actually works. You have to see it to believe it.
Scientists studied proteins found in cells, known as histones, which are not part of the genetic code, but act as spools around which DNA is wound. Histones are known to control whether or not genes are switched on. Characteristics passed between generations are not decided solely by DNA, but can be brought about by other material in cells, new research shows.
Ancient manuscripts describe sound levitating heavy objects, perhaps aiding in the building of huge pyramids and monuments. Ancient texts, all over the globe, describe sound as an effective method to move and alter dense physical matter.
Men, go grab some coffee, since a recent study from the University of Texas-Houston has linked higher caffeine consumption with reduced risk for erectile dysfunction.
Researchers from the University of California, Berkeley, have tracked emotions such as compassion, joy, love, and so on versus the levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6). The researchers found that those who regularly have positive emotions have less IL-6—and they noticed the strongest correlation with one particular emotion: awe.
This Studies show that the same positive feedback in oxytocin release occurs when a mom gazes at her newborn infant, occurs when dogs make the so-called puppy eyes at their owners.
With scientists performing a famous experiment and proving that reality does not exist until it is measured. The bizarre nature of reality as laid out by quantum theory has survived another test.
Unless you’ve been on an extended retreat, you’ve likely heard the term “Mandela Effect” recently. ” While many are surprised by the recent surge of interest in the “Mandela Effect,” those of us who have been researching and writing about this phenomenon of reality shifts and alternate histories have long been anticipating just such a rise of interest. The […]
Researchers at the Kwansei Gakuin University in Japan found that when rats were put in a situation where they could drown, they will indeed, rescue their distressed pals from danger, adding to growing evidence that the rodents feel empathy.
The quantum mechanics phenomena include particles that seem to be in more than one place at a time, or to communicate with each other over great distances without explanations. Likewise, quantum communication of faraway particles – something Albert Einstein called “spooky action at a distance” – is actually due to interaction of nearby worlds.