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Posts tagged brain

October 2, 2015


cycling class

Multi-tasking and Exercise

Exercising while doing certain cognitive tasks can actually improve performance.

August 26, 2015


baby mean-mugging the camera

Are You Looking at Me? 

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

August 13, 2015


flying bat

Super Bats 

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

July 21, 2015


smiling monkey

Curious Monkeys  

Monkeys will make sacrifices to satisfy their curiosity.

June 30, 2015


baby laughing

Get it?    

Getting a joke is like cracking a code.

June 18, 2015



Why Do Humans Have Such Large Brains?   

Scientists pinpoint the gene that caused humans to evolve bigger brains than chimpanzees.

June 11, 2015


psychic neon sign

Mind Reading 

Like consciousness, could telepathic abilities be developed throughout the course of human evolution?

May 15, 2015


Thanksgiving turkey


Tryptophan's sleepy effect is maximized by foods heavy in carbs.

April 20, 2015


woman covered in paint as part of canvas

Imagining and Seeing 

When you use your imagination, you activate the same regions of your visual cortex as those used to see the outer world.

March 30, 2015


sugar cubes

Link Between Memory and Sugar

Blood sugar levels can impair brain health and memory formation.

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