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Posts tagged brain

October 2, 2015

 

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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

 

brain

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

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

April 20, 2015

 

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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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