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Carolyn Gregoire is a Senior Writer at the Huffington Post, where she reports on health and wellness, psychology and human behavior, and brain science. She has discussed her work on MSNBC, The TODAY Show, and The History Channel, and has spoken at TEDxYouth and the Harvard Public Health Forum.

She is the author of a forthcoming book on the science of creativity, with psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman, to be published by Penguin Random House in January 2016.
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Como nossas bactérias intestinais podem ser usadas para tratar transtornos mentais

(0) Comments | Posted June 3, 2016 | 4:55 PM

Os trilhões de bactérias que vivem no intestino humano influenciam o funcionamento do nosso cérebro, nosso estado de ânimo e nosso comportamento.

Cientistas vincularam desequilíbrios nessa comunidade microbial a várias condições psiquiátricas, incluindo depressão, transtornos de ansiedade, autismo, esquizofrenia,...

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A consciência funciona de um jeito diferente do que você pensava, segundo esta nova teoria

(0) Comments | Posted May 13, 2016 | 2:59 PM

duas fases visão
Uma nova teoria sugere que há duas fases distintas de processamento visual.

Podemos não estar tão cientes do mundo à nossa volta como gostaríamos de acreditar, segundo uma nova teoria provocativa da neurociência cognitiva.

Assim como um filme parece contínuo apesar de ser...

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Por que o ruído branco pode ser o segredo de uma boa noite de sono

(0) Comments | Posted April 29, 2016 | 6:28 PM

Muita gente diz que não consegue pegar no sono sem a ajuda de uma máquina de ruído. Mas por que esse barulhinho nos ajuda a dormir?

Pode parecer pouco intuitivo usar sons para acalmar o cérebro, mas estudos mostram que o ruído branco – seja o zumbido do...

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미래에는 ‘뇌문'이 지문을 대체할 수도 있다

(0) Comments | Posted April 25, 2016 | 3:21 AM

당신의 뇌가 앤 해서웨이나 피자 한 쪽의 이미지에 반응하는 방식이 지문보다 더 정확하게 당신의 신원을 확인해 줄 수 있다.

뉴욕 주 빙엄턴 대학교의 과학자들이 최근 획기적 새 연구에서 발견한 사실이다. 그들은 뇌의 활동을 통해 개인의 신원을 확인하는 기술을 개발했다. 놀라울 정도로 정확하다고 한다.

이들은 뇌전도 헤드셋을 이용해 자원자 50명의 뇌...

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How The Bacteria In Your Gut Could Be Used To Treat Mental Illness

(0) Comments | Posted April 21, 2016 | 9:37 AM

The trillions of bacteria living in the human gut influence how our brain functions, our mood and behavior. Scientists have linked imbalances in this community of microbes to a range of psychiatric conditions, including depression, anxiety disorders, autism, schizophrenia,

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In The Future, 'Brainprints' Could Replace Fingerprints

(0) Comments | Posted April 19, 2016 | 1:50 PM

The way your brain reacts to an image of Anne Hathaway or a slice of pizza could identify you with greater accuracy than your own fingerprint. 

That's what scientists at Binghamton University in New York recently found in a groundbreaking new study. They developed a technology for...

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의식은 우리 생각과는 아주 다르게 작동한다

(1) Comments | Posted April 18, 2016 | 10:26 PM


우리의 세상 인식 수준은 우리 생각보다 떨어질 수 있다는 인지 신경 과학의 새로운 이론이 나왔다.

영화는 개별적 이미지들로 이루어져 있지만 연속적인 영상으로 보인다. 마치 그것처럼, 우리의 뇌는 세상을 인식할 때 2단계의 모델로 짧은 이미지, 즉 ‘시간의 편린’으로 시각 정보를 처리한다는 게 이 이론이다. ‘시간...

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This Is What Feeling Hungry Does To Your Brain

(0) Comments | Posted April 18, 2016 | 4:14 PM

When you're really hungry, the smell and sight of food takes on a whole new meaning -- so it's unsurprising that going grocery shopping when famished can lead to an overflowing cart and, likely, some buyer's remorse.

A new study on larval zebrafish, to be published...

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The Huffington Post Is Looking For A Senior Science Editor

(0) Comments | Posted April 18, 2016 | 11:19 AM

Location: New York City

Position Type: Full Time

About the Role:
The Huffington Post is seeking a senior editor to lead the HuffPost Science team in our...

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Brain Study May Shed Light On How We Fall Asleep And Wake Up

(0) Comments | Posted April 15, 2016 | 1:24 PM

When we fall asleep at night and wake up in the morning, our brain switches between opposite modes of consciousness -- but scientists know surprisingly little about how these key transitions work at a neural level. 

Now, though, we may have some answers. Research published last...

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Consciousness Works Differently Than You Think, According To This New Theory

(0) Comments | Posted April 14, 2016 | 3:21 PM

We may not be nearly as aware of the world around us as we'd like to think, according to a thought-provoking new theory in cognitive neuroscience. 

Just like a movie appears continuous even though it's made up of a series of separate images, our brains might use...

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좀비 전염병이 돌기 시작한다면 어디로 가야 살아남을 가능성이 가장 클까?

(0) Comments | Posted April 13, 2016 | 5:37 PM

'워킹데드'같은 재앙이 터지고 좀비들이 세상에 퍼지기 시작하면 우린 가까운 언덕을 향해 도망칠 거다. 그런데 좀비 전염병 창궐을 연구하는 코넬 대 과학자들에 의하면, 그렇게 높은 곳으로 도망가는 것이 확실히 가장 좋은 방법이란다.

좀비가 어떤 식으로 전파되는지에 관한 모델을 구축한 과학자들은 그냥 웃자고 그런 연구를 한 건...

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Behold, The First-Ever Brain Scans Of LSD's Mind-Altering Effects

(0) Comments | Posted April 13, 2016 | 10:58 AM

LSD, once a demonized hippie drug, has been evolving toward a clinically validated psychotherapy tool and Silicon Valley productivity hack for years now. And this week, it hit a major milestone.

In a landmark study published Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National...

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Por que o bem-estar humano é crucial para combater a mudança climática

(0) Comments | Posted April 12, 2016 | 5:21 PM

Nas discussões sobre como enfrentar a mudança climática e criar um futuro sustentável, tendemos a deixar de lado uma peça muito importante do quebra-cabeça: a criação de sociedades sadias e justas.

Para alguns psicólogos, a chave para a construção desse futuro pode depender de sermos capazes de entender como o...

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5 Ways Sleep Deprivation Makes You Bad At Your Job

(0) Comments | Posted April 12, 2016 | 9:04 AM

Sleep deprivation is estimated to cost American corporations $63 billion annually in lost productivity, and yet, the idea that we must sacrifice sleep in order to succeed is still rampant in the American workplace.

Executives still wear all-nighters as a badge of honor, employees show their...

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How Andy Puddicombe, Monk-Turned-Entrepreneur, Brought Meditation To The Masses

(0) Comments | Posted April 11, 2016 | 10:57 AM

Andy Puddicombe isn't your typical monk. 

The British entrepreneur spent years in silent retreat in the Himalayas and was formally ordained as a Buddhist monk. Now, he has founded a successful tech start-up in Venice Beach, California,...

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Las personas con una vida social menos activa pueden ser más felices... si son inteligentes

(0) Comments | Posted April 10, 2016 | 10:04 AM

¿Vives en la ciudad y eres una persona solitaria que normalmente prefiere quedarse en casa leyendo un libro en vez de salir de fiesta? Si la respuesta es afirmativa, los psicólogos creen que puede haber una explicación para tu caso.

Según un estudio que se publicó el mes pasado en...

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Why Noise Could Be The Secret To Better Sleep

(0) Comments | Posted April 8, 2016 | 12:59 PM

Many people swear that they can't fall asleep without a sound machine -- but why is it that a little background noise can sometimes help us sleep? 

While it might sound counterintuitive to use sounds to quiet your brain, studies have shown that white noise -- whether it's the...

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The Huffington Post Is Looking For A Science Reporter

(0) Comments | Posted April 7, 2016 | 12:57 PM

Location: New York City

Position Type: Freelance (six months)

About the Role:

The Huffington Post is looking for a freelance science editor to join our team temporarily in our New York City office. This is a full-time contract position lasting six months -- from late...

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