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Reading is good for your health

Reading is good for your health | MindBrainBody | Scoop.it
People with poor reading skills are likely to be less healthy than those who read easily, according to recent research. Literacy skills are important for keeping in good shape.
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Free Will: Is Your Brain the Boss of You? [Video] | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network

Free Will: Is Your Brain the Boss of You? [Video] | Observations, Scientific American Blog Network | MindBrainBody | Scoop.it
Philosophers have debated for years whether we deliberately make each of the many decisions we make every day, or if our brain does it for us, ...
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Envying Evolution: What Can The X-Men Teach Us About Stereotypes? | PsySociety, Scientific American Blog Network

Envying Evolution: What Can The X-Men Teach Us About Stereotypes? | PsySociety, Scientific American Blog Network | MindBrainBody | Scoop.it
This weekend marked the opening of X-Men: Days of Future Past, the latest installment in the wildly successful X-Men movie franchise.

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Gluten Intolerance May Be Completely Fake: Study

Gluten Intolerance May Be Completely Fake: Study | MindBrainBody | Scoop.it
If you're not celiac, you're probably not gluten intolerant. That's according to an academic study that effectively overturned the results of a previous one in 2011, which had served as evidence that non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS) is a real condition, Real Clear Science reports.
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Exercise 'messes with heart rhythm'

Exercise 'messes with heart rhythm' | MindBrainBody | Scoop.it
Athletes beware - endurance training may make it more likely that you will need a pacemaker, scientists believe, although exercise is still good for us, they say.
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Meeting Oxford's research monkeys

Meeting Oxford's research monkeys | MindBrainBody | Scoop.it
Experiments on monkeys are helping to increase our understanding of the human brain according to scientists in Oxford. Researchers allowed me exclusive access to witness procedures on macaques at the university's Biomedical Sciences building which are part of research into psychological disorders and autism. The building opened in 2008 in the face of opposition from animal rights groups.
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Why every face you draw looks a little Neandertal | Science News

Why every face you draw looks a little Neandertal | Science News | MindBrainBody | Scoop.it
Just about everyone draws faces with the eyes too high and a low Neandertal forehead, maybe because of the way we perceive the shape of the head.
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How Sleep Protects the Brain

How Sleep Protects the Brain | MindBrainBody | Scoop.it
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Can Acupuncture Curb Killer Immune Reactions?

Can Acupuncture Curb Killer Immune Reactions? | MindBrainBody | Scoop.it
A needle-based technique has been shown to switch on nerves that tamp down sepsis
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One cup of joe and your brain is ready to go

One cup of joe and your brain is ready to go | MindBrainBody | Scoop.it
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'Memories' pass between generations

'Memories' pass between generations | MindBrainBody | Scoop.it
Behaviour can be affected by events in previous generations which have been passed on through a form of genetic memory, animal studies suggest.
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Forget Crossword Puzzles - Learn a New Skill to Keep Your Brain Young - D-brief | DiscoverMagazine.com

Forget Crossword Puzzles - Learn a New Skill to Keep Your Brain Young - D-brief | DiscoverMagazine.com | MindBrainBody | Scoop.it
A recent study says the combination of learning new skills and being creative can keep an aging brain in tip-top shape.
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RDFRS: Elation: The Amazing Effect of Witnessing Acts of Kindness

RDFRS: Elation: The Amazing Effect of Witnessing Acts of Kindness | MindBrainBody | Scoop.it
Our mission is to support scientific education and critical thinking to overcome religious fundamentalism, superstition, intolerance and suffering
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How much can an extra hour's sleep change you?

How much can an extra hour's sleep change you? | MindBrainBody | Scoop.it
The average Briton gets six-and-a-half hours sleep a night. Michael Mosley took part in an unusual experiment to see if this is enough.
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Why Sitting is Bad For You? - The Bad Effects of Sitting - YouTube

Why Sitting is Bad For You? - The Bad Effects of Sitting - YouTube | MindBrainBody | Scoop.it
Why Too Much Sitting is Killing You? We spend most of our time sitting, we sit most of the day despite the fact that we know sitting too much is bad for our ...
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In a Foreign Language, “Killing 1 to Save 5” May Be More Permissible

In a Foreign Language, “Killing 1 to Save 5” May Be More Permissible | MindBrainBody | Scoop.it
Language shapes our moral judgments
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'Arrogance' over need for sleep

'Arrogance' over need for sleep | MindBrainBody | Scoop.it
Society has become "supremely arrogant" in ignoring the importance of sleep, leading researchers have told the BBC's Day of the Body Clock.
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Playing football linked to brain changes | Science News

Playing football linked to brain changes | Science News | MindBrainBody | Scoop.it
Division I college football players have smaller hippocampi, especially if they’ve had concussions.
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It's Time to Eat Insects

It's Time to Eat Insects | MindBrainBody | Scoop.it
Entomologist Arnold van Huis wants to bring the world around to entomophagy
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Consciousness Might Emerge from a Data Broadcast

Consciousness Might Emerge from a Data Broadcast | MindBrainBody | Scoop.it
What is consciousness? A neuroscientist's new book argues that it arises when information is broadcast throughout the brain
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You Don't Know What You're Saying

You Don't Know What You're Saying | MindBrainBody | Scoop.it
Our awareness of our own speech often comes after the words have left our mouth, not before
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Our brains are hardwired for language

Our brains are hardwired for language | MindBrainBody | Scoop.it
People blog, they don't lbog, and they schmooze, not mshooze. But why is this? Why are human languages so constrained? Can such restrictions unveil the basis of the uniquely human capacity for language? New research shows the brains of individual speakers are sensitive to language universals. Syllables that are frequent across languages are recognized more readily than infrequent syllables. Simply put, this study shows that language universals are hardwired in the human brain.
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How Wintry Weather Affects Emotions: Scientific American

How Wintry Weather Affects Emotions: Scientific American | MindBrainBody | Scoop.it
Scientists investigate the effects of low temperatures on the brain
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Simple dietary supplements could help stave off AIDS | Science News

Simple dietary supplements could help stave off AIDS | Science News | MindBrainBody | Scoop.it
Many people newly infected with HIV stayed healthy on regimen involving multivitamins and selenium.
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Mother's Exercise May Boost Baby's Brain

Mother's Exercise May Boost Baby's Brain | MindBrainBody | Scoop.it
A growing scientific consensus suggests that the benefits of exercise can begin to accumulate even before someone is born.
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A good night's sleep scrubs your brain clean, researchers find - NBC News.com

A good night's sleep scrubs your brain clean, researchers find - NBC News.com | MindBrainBody | Scoop.it
It’s no secret that too little shut-eye can drain your brain, but scientists haven’t fully understood why. Now, a new study suggests... (RT @danlatorre: Amazing. During sleep brain cells contract 60% & spinal fluid scrubs the brain clean.
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