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  • Sleeping
    Sleep boosts access to forgotten memories
    Sleep not only protects your memories from being forgotten, it also makes them easier to access, according to new research from the U.K.’s University of Exeter and Spain’s Basque Centre for Cognition, Brain and Language (BCBL). The...
  • Psychologists prove movies can control your mind
    Psychologists prove movies can control your mind
    Most people have had the experience of becoming totally engrossed in a suspenseful scene in a movie to the extent that everything else seems to disappear as one is transported into the narrative. Great movie makers have known how to accomplish...
  • Motivation
    Eating a lot of fat can undermine motivation
    There has been a growing interest in the association between diet and brain functioning in recent years. The University of Montreal reported on July 14, 2015, impairments in the mesolimbic dopamine system functioning can result from high-fat...
  • Climber
    How to maximize your brain power
    No matter what you do for a living, and even in your personal life, concentration is certainly career enhancing and often life-saving. That’s why there is so much talk about what else you do while driving, for instance.An article today on...
  • International Standard World Champions Arunas Bizokas and Katusha Demidova
    How emotions underly quality of human intentions and actions
    Conventional wisdom over the centuries and across cultures has been to downgrade emotion as a “weakness” vis a vis the human ability to reason. Negative attributes most commonly associated with emotion: it is primitive, bestial,...
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    Memory retrieval possible after amnesia; scientists use light to restore memory
    Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have found that shedding a little light on amnesia can bring about the recall of lost memories. Using optogenetics, a technology that controls brain activity with light, researchers...
  • First proof that brain defect cased by mutation in fatty acid transport
    First proof that brain defect caused by mutation in fatty acid transport
    Some fats called lysophosphatidylcholines including omega-3 fatty acids that are essential for human life have been shown to be essential for proper brain growth and development for the first time. Some diseases that inhibit brain development were...
  • Genders differ in damage from alcohol use
    Genders differ in damage from alcohol use
    Men and women are different. Duh. But, there's a lot to be said for the differences between the sexes when the conversation is about alcohol. Drinking over the long term is more likely to damage a woman’s health than a man’s, even...
  • Alcohol shrinks white matter, disrupts communication throughout the brain
    Alcohol shrinks white matter, disrupts communication throughout the brain
    Neuroimaging technology shows with precision the areas of the brain damaged the most from alcohol.The brain has white matter and gray matter. The parts of the brain that process information are gray matter. The white matter allows communication...
  • There are no accidents.  There is some purpose that we haven’t yet understood.
    Quest to Unmask “Reality”: Science & Spirituality at Accords
    All is creation, all is change, all is flux, all is metamorphosis – Henry Miller
What is reality? Can we define it in such a way that whatever experiments we throw at it, the definition will be validated?One possible definition: reality is...
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    The end of the road for reading glasses? Train your brain to see better
    Near vision decline is inevitable. By the time you hit 40, chances are it will get harder to read your phone screen, the newspaper or a restaurant menu without help from reading glasses or ridiculously stretching your arms. We often hear that...
  • Brain tissue
    Arts, crafts and computers can help preserve your memory
    There are shared concerns among aging people about the possibility of memory loss. There are effective manners in which you can strive to maintain a healthy brain and good memory as you age. The American Academy of Neurology reported on April 8,...
  • Neurons
    The Brain's Neural Connections
    Right now, I'm thinking about neural connections and epigenetics.New research is showing remarkable things about the way our bodies and minds work. These affect all our experiences as human beings, including our daily lives, our physical...
  • Michelle Bachmann and Ben Carson speak in Naples, FL (Mar. 2015)
    What’s really important for our children to learn and understand
    Late last week, two great speakers came to Naples, FL to talk on different topics. I was able to be in the room as each spoke at a different event. Both speakers embedded three identical messages within their talks as they told similar tales of...
  • Seniors Exercising
    Being active protects white matter keeping seniors moving
    Physical activity matters when it comes to the brainStrong evidence has demonstrated physically active older adults have lower rates of diseases including heart disease and diabetes. They also have a lower risk of falls. Now it appears being...
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