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February 10, 2016

 

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Aerobic Exercise and Mental Performance

Moderate aerobic exercise improves your ability to concentrate.

February 9, 2016

 

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Sleep On, Sneeze Not

We don't sneeze while we're asleep because our sneeze reflexes are taking a snooze.

February 8, 2016

 

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Retrieve That Dream

Reality often triggers a dream memory, and can give one the sense of having predicted the occurence.

January 6, 2016

 

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The Cyclopean Eye

V2, a special region in the visual cortex, stitches together the visual data from each eye to produce one seamless 3-D image.

December 17, 2015

 

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Adolescent Addictions

Addictive substances make a bigger impression on adolescents, because their brains are not fully formed yet.

November 4, 2015

 

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Why The Brain Has So Many Folds

The human brain is a FOLDer of information.

October 21, 2015

 

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Humans Can Echolocate, Too

Visually impaired humans can develop the ability to navigate their surroundings using echolocation, like bats and dolphins.

October 2, 2015

 

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Multi-tasking and Exercise

Exercising while doing certain cognitive tasks can actually improve performance.

August 26, 2015

 

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Are You Looking at Me? 

People rely heavily on eye contact to suss out potential dangers.

August 13, 2015

 

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Super Bats 

With their echolocating abilities and fast sensory-motor reactions, bats are amazingly quick on the uptake.

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