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Brain Activity

Good News: You Aren't A Biological Robot

Deepak Chopra | Posted 09.19.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Deepak Chopra

By Deepak Chopra, MD and Rudolph E. Tanzi, PhD We live in a golden age for neuroscience, and new findings about the brain emerge almost by the mon...

Tonight, Sleep Like a... Dragon?

Jennifer Lea Reynolds | Posted 05.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Lea Reynolds

There's a lot of information around about what happens when humans sleep, from rapid eye movements (REM) to dreaming. But the research involving the electrophysiological characteristics of sleep has mostly been limited to mammals and invertebrates.

How Different Seasons Affect Your Brain Activity

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 02.10.2016 | Science

You've probably experienced fluctuating moods with the seasons, but there's a good chance you never realized that your brain activity also differs bas...

The Benefits of Curiosity: 5 Ways to Ignite and Nurture Your Curiosity

Adrienne Partridge, Ph.D | Posted 02.01.2015 | Healthy Living
Adrienne Partridge, Ph.D

One of the most valuable assets of curiosity is its ability to seek to understand another person -- fully and truly -- without judgment. I find that the most open and least judgmental people are curious.

Memo to Neuroscience: "We Are Not Brain Puppets"

Deepak Chopra | Posted 12.20.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Deepak Chopra

The notion that human beings walk, talk, think, and do things because our brains control us is a fringe idea, easily refuted with a few moment's thoug...

Attachment Style and Brain Activity in Adolescents

Pascal Vrticka | Posted 09.30.2014 | Science
Pascal Vrticka

Could a teenager's attachment orientation (or attachment style) -- which is established early in life through interactions between children and their primary caregiver(s) -- potentially explain individual differences in how adolescents' brains process social-emotional information?

How Magic Mushrooms Alter Your Mind Like A Dream

Reuters | Posted 09.05.2014 | Science

LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists studying the effects of the psychedelic chemical in magic mushrooms have found the human brain displays a similar patter...

The 'Brain App' That's Better Than Spritz

Annie Murphy Paul | Posted 05.13.2014 | Technology
Annie Murphy Paul

Spritz makers claim the app allows users to read at staggeringly high rates of speed: 600 or even 1,000 words per minute. However, when we read really fast -- especially in complex or difficult material -- our understanding of the text suffers.

There's No Remote Control For This Toy Helicopter

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.06.2013 | Technology

As if a future filled with unmanned drones hovering overhead wasn't scary enough, here comes a miniature helicopter controlled by someone's mind. T...

Natural Ways to Improve Your Memory

Ellen Dolgen | Posted 10.13.2013 | Fifty
Ellen Dolgen

It's not in your head: Menopausal brain fog is real. Knowing that your symptoms are "normal" can be a huge relief. After all, the only thing worse than feeling like you are losing your mind is feeling like you are the only one going through the situation.

The Unconscious Mind at Work

James Bursley | Posted 08.19.2013 | Science
James Bursley

What if distractions are actually an important part of one's job performance, productivity and creativity, perhaps even more important than evenings of overtime spent beating one's head against yet another intractable problem?

I Can See What You're Dreaming

Kelly Sullivan Walden | Posted 06.10.2013 | Technology
Kelly Sullivan Walden

If we can "see" what we are dreaming, then we can see what we are thinking in our waking lives, as well... I think it can't help but be a catalyst to assist us to become a more empathic, compassionate, aware, even... dare I say, enlightened civilization.

Mysterious DNA Breaks Linked To Thinking, Learning, Memory

Posted 03.25.2013 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 03/25/2013 07:40 AM EDT on LiveScience Brain activity from experiences as common as exploring...

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: Obama's Brain Activity Map | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 02.23.2013 | Science

In his state of the union address on February 12, 2013, President Obama said: "Now, if we want to make the best products, we also have to invest in th...

End-of-Life Brain Activity - A Sign of the Soul?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Deepak Chopra

By Stuart Hameroff, MD and Deepak Chopra, MD The idea that conscious awareness can exist after death, generally referred to as the 'soul', has bee...

The Origin of Consciousness: A Conversation With Stuart Hameroff, M.D.

Deepak Chopra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Deepak Chopra

Bouncing Back: Why Some People Get Over Spats Quickly

LiveScience | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The results show that after couples fight, those with high activity in a certain outer brain region are less likely to be upset the next day, while th...