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March 14, 2016


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Zap Into Lucid Dreaming 

Scientists discover how to induce lucid dreaming, a state wherein people are concious of being in a dream.

March 8, 2016


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Confirmation Bias

Time and time again, people try to confirm rather than disconfirm given facts, even when the latter provides more useful information.

February 25, 2016


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How Parenting Affects the Brain

Childbirth activates the region of the brain associated with obsessive compulsive disorder.

February 23, 2016


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It’s All in the Eyes

Researchers discover the link between pupil size and the brain's flow state.

February 19, 2016


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There, there

Infants experience less pain from injections if given while they're nursing.

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



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.

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