Tag Archives: Brain Sciences

Reading Habits helps having life long memory

Reading, an activity that stimulates mental processes, can help preserve memory skills as we grow older. Written by Marina Koren To keep their bodies running at peak performance, people often hit the gym, pounding away at the treadmill to strengthen … Continue reading

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Day Dreaming makes you more attentive and focused, then engaged in other activities

Besieged at every turn by distractions, we spend a lot of time struggling to pay attention, concentrate, and focus on the task in front of us. Written By Annie Murphy Paul What we don’t do, according to University of Southern California professor … Continue reading

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Let the baby cry for a Good, goodnight sleep – Study

  It will be music to the ears of those who lobby their loved-ones in vain to ‘just leave the baby’. And it will be a red rag to those who view letting a baby cry itself to sleep as … Continue reading

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We Forget so we remember – Study

Researchers report new findings on how the human brain retains what is most important, and avoids being overwhelmed by trivia. By Lee Dye We accumulate so many memories that it’s a wonder our brains don’t clog, strangling us on the trivia of our daily … Continue reading

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On Facebook – Negative vs Positive

When his father died, Doug Anter of Royal Oak, Mich., called key family members, then put the news on Facebook.  By Christina Valhouli LIKE many women these days, Aran Hissam, 35, of Melbourne, Fla., posted the news that she was pregnant … Continue reading

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Alzheimer’s Disease Early Cognitive Problems Identified

Written by Joseph Nordqvist Early indicators of Alzheimer’s disease have been discovered and published in the latest issue of American Journal of Psychiatry. The findings reveal that people who are beginning to develop the disease often show problems with processing semantic … Continue reading

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If We Feel Too Busy, It’s Probably Due to Having Too Much Free Time

A forthcoming study finds that keeping busy with selfless tasks greatly expands our perception of how much time we have. By Christie Nicholson Objectively time is constant. A minute is a minute. But when we have a lot to do, … Continue reading

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How Knowing a Foreign Language Can Improve Your Decisions

Thinking in another language changes how people weigh their options. By Catherine Caldwell-Harris   The study of how people process foreign languages has traditionally focused on the topics we wrestled with in high school French or Spanish classes — botched grammar, … Continue reading

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Women have more Anxiety related Issues then Man – Study

Women are twice as likely as men to be diagnosed with anxiety disorders, the reasons range from hormonal fluctuations to brain chemistry to upbringing to empathy. By Melinda Beck Susan Nolen-Hoeksema, chair of the department of psychology at Yale, says … Continue reading

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The Science of Illusion – Study

By GRAY MATTER PINCH a coin at its edge between the thumb and first fingers of your right hand and begin to place it in your left palm, without letting go. Begin to close the fingers of the left hand. The … Continue reading

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To Think Outside the Box, It Helps to Have a Box

Literally following metaphors of creative thinking—actually sitting “outside the box” to complete word tasks, for example enhances creative problem-solving, according to a recent study by the University of MichiganRoss School of Business professors Jeffrey Sanchez-Burks and Suntae Kim. To draw these conclusions, … Continue reading

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Respect of peers more important than money: Study

The respect of friends and colleagues makes people happier than being wealthy because the enjoyment we get from money fades, a study has found. The admiration and respect of our peers has a greater bearing on our overall happiness in life … Continue reading

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Chronic Pain Predicted By Brain’s Emotional Response

Chronic back pain, appear to show a different pattern in the region that handles emotional responses. Written by Catharine Paddock For the first time scientists have followed a group of people with the same new back injury over time and … Continue reading

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Exclusive: How To Give Up Smoking?? – Study

“It’s easy to quit smoking; I’ve done it hundreds of times.” — Mark Twain By Catharine Paddock  There are many different ways to quit smoking. Some experts advocate using pharmacological products to help wean you off nicotine, others say all you … Continue reading

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Why Online Dating Doesn’t Work??

On-line dating might give you something, but it’s probably not a soul mate By Christie Nicholson A team of psychologists reviewed online dating sites and their conclusions are not promising. Most sites rely on what’s called an “exclusive process”—they use … Continue reading

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What Your Eyes Say About Who You Are?

Using eye-tracking technology, scientists are discovering clues to how we think and learn By Annie Murphy Paul  As you read these words, try paying attention to something you usually never notice: the movements of your eyes. While you scan these lines … Continue reading

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Pigeons can do maths – study

Pigeons may not be so bird-brained after all, as scientists have found the birds’ ability to understand numbers is on par with that of primates. By Joseph Castro Previous studies have shown that various animals, from honeybees to chimpanzees, can learn to count … Continue reading

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