Tag Archives: Neuroscience

Has hypnosis finally been vindicated by neuroscience?

  Considering its origin story, it’s not so surprising that hypnosis and serious medical science have often seemed at odds. The man typically credited with creating hypnosis, albeit in a rather primitive form, is Franz Mesmer, a doctor in 18th-century … Continue reading

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Peter Pan was pioneering work of child psychology, claims new study

JM Barrie’s boy who never grew up shows the author understood key aspects of infant cognition decades ahead of academics, argues neuroscientist JM Barrie might be most famous for his classic story of a flying boy who never grows up, … Continue reading

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4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy, According to Neuroscience

Ask a question, label emotions, make decisions and give hugs You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them. Actually, don’t trust me either. Trust neuroscientists. They … Continue reading

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The linguistic genius of babies

Patricia Kuhl shares astonishing findings about how babies learn one language over another — by listening to the humans around them and “taking statistics” on the sounds they need to know. Clever lab experiments (and brain scans) show how 6-month-old … Continue reading

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How do you explain consciousness?

  TED2014 · 18:37 · Filmed Mar 2014. Shared from Youtube, please click here for original link. Our consciousness is a fundamental aspect of our existence, says philosopher David Chalmers: “There’s nothing we know about more directly…. but at the same time it’s the most … Continue reading

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The Neuroscience of Memory

Published on Mar 13, 2014, You Tube. Lecturing for the Royal Institution, Video found through the blog Tracing Knowledge. Eleanor Anne Maguire (born 1970)[1] FMedSci is an Irish neuroscientist at University College London.[9][10][11][12][13]  Fascinating  48min long lecture- as well as 10 min. of interesting questions and answers- about the brain, … Continue reading

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Can I increase my brain power?

“Until only six years ago, when it came to the possibility of increasing fluid intelligence, the verdict was almost uniformly pessimistic. But then, in 2008, a pair of workaholic psychologists from Switzerland, Susanne Jaeggi and her boyfriend Martin Buschkuehl, published a … Continue reading

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