Brain Education

Tech Times: Your brain has personality that influences your intelligence

The brain has a personality that influences intelligence, a new study has found. The way humans think, talk and act are all dictated by their own individual personality traits. Some people are quiet and laid-back, while some are very outgoing and prefers socializing with different people. (February 28, 2016) Read the full article here

Harvard Health: Neuroscience can help you live a healthier life

Healthy behaviors clearly make sense from a rational standpoint, but they can be a drag — and difficult to maintain. It’s not because we’re ignorant or because we aren’t motivated to adopt healthy behaviors. It’s just very difficult to stay the course. (February 29, 2016) Read the full article here

The Guardian: A cooler way to evaluate brain surgery patients

Researchers in the U.S. have developed a new and improved technique for mapping and protecting brain function in conscious patients about to undergo neurosurgery – by cooling small, localised brain regions to temporarily interrupt their workings and map the areas required for word formation and the timing of speech. They describe their method, and explain […]

NPR: Beam me up, Scotty? Turns out your brain is ready for teleportation

Given recent advances in teleportation, it’s reassuring to know that the human brain’s navigation system appears to work just fine when we’re beamed from place to place. People who experienced virtual teleportation in a video game were able to mentally navigate to known destinations without relying on visual information or perceived motion, according to a […]

Psych Central: Autism and sleep

My sleep’s been really messed up lately. If you’re autistic, there’s a good chance you can relate. It’s informally but widely known that a lot of us have sleep disorders. (February 24, 2016) Read the full article here

Brain Blogger: Mental illness – One treatment to cure them all, one network to bind them?

Imagine: A cure all for ALL mental illnesses… sounds illogical, perhaps impossible, something straight out of fantasy, no? Well, at the SharpBrains Virtual Summit, Monitoring & Enhancing Brain Health in the Pervasive Neuroscience Era, where presenting cutting-edge innovative research was the norm, I was lucky to be witness to a truly tantalizing talk by psychologist […]

CNN: Your brain performs better when it’s cold outside

A pair of new studies challenge many of the popular assumptions about the psychological effects of wintertime, suggesting that we should look at the season in a new, brighter light. The weather might be gray and chilly, but the latest science says we humans are better at dealing with this than we usually give ourselves […]

Live Science: The human brain’s memory could store the entire internet

The human brain may be able to hold as much information in its memory as is contained on the entire Internet, new research suggests. Researchers discovered that, unlike a classical computer that codes information as 0s and 1s, a brain cell uses 26 different ways to code its “bits.” (February 18, 2016) Read the full […]

New York Times: How meditation changes the body and brain

The benefits of mindfulness meditation, increasingly popular in recent years, are supposed to be many: reduced stress and risk for various diseases, improved well-being, a rewired brain. But the experimental bases to support these claims have been few. (February 18, 2016) Read the full article here