Many Americans want control over their personal information and freedom from observation during the activities of their daily lives, but they are not confident that the government agencies or businesses that collect data about them can keep that...
Starbucks, Twitter, Toyota, Chanel, and Microsoft are companies who have logos that we see so often we can recognize and name the brand in an instant. Or can we? A new study conducted at UCLA determined that even if you are familiar with Apple’s infamous “apple” logo, chances are slim that
"Public shaming as a blood sport has to stop," says Monica Lewinsky. In 1998, she says, “I was Patient Zero of losing a personal reputation on a global scale almost instantaneously.” Today, the kind of online public shaming she went through has become constant -- and can turn deadly. In a brave talk, she takes a hard look at our online culture of humiliation, and asks for a different way.
The Belize Wildlife Referral Clinic has done quite a few surgeries over the years. They did an ovariectomy on a turtle the other day, and Daniel Velazquez was there to record the event. Thanks, BWRC, for saving so many animals!
In related news, they are gearing up for this year's Wild Spring Break, where vet students study abroad in Belize, and get some wildlife medicine experience.
Susanne Posel Occupy Corporatism August 29, 2013 Rajesh Rao, researcher at the University of Washington (UoW) sent a signal to flicker a finger to his colleague, Andrea Stocco to demonstrate that he can interface with another brain. Using a brain-computer interface, the device reads rain signals and translates them into motions that robotic limbs can react to. Rao was able to move Stocco’s finger by thinking about moving his own while watching a video game. Through an electrical brain-
In a provocative new paper, a group of UCLA biologists say that the leading theory for how memory is stored in the brain needs a rethink. But is it really time to throw out the textbooks? In their study, published in Elife, authors Shanping Chen, Diancai Cai, and colleagues examined the formation of synapses, connections …
In a study called 'the largest investigation of the association between playing a musical instrument and brain development,' a child psychiatry team has found that musical training might also help kids focus their attention, control their emotions and diminish their anxiety.
Four minutes of physical activity can improve behavior in the classroom for primary school students, according to new research. A brief, high-intensity interval exercise, or a 'FUNterval,' for Grade 2 and Grade 4 students reduced off-task behaviors like fidgeting or inattentiveness in the classroom.
Here’s another reason why it’s a good idea to hit the gym: it can improve memory. A new study shows that an intense workout of as little as 20 minutes can enhance episodic memory, also known as long-term memory for previous events, by about 10 percent in healthy young adults.
The sleeping brain can perform complex tasks, particularly if the task is automated, the study says. Researchers from Cambridge and Paris introduced participants to a word test while awake and found they continued to respond correctly while asleep.
If you are tired of battling your bulge, it might be time to integrate more fruit into your daily eating patterns. Not only are the nutrients in fruit good for your body, eating more fruit can actually help you lose a pound or two. Most fruits are low in calories and high in fiber and protein that help fuel the body. Check out just ten of numerous ways fruit can help you to lose weight. 1. Fill up your tummy Like drinking plenty of water, eating healthy fruit fills up your tummy so there is less
In this special issue of Scientific American Mind, we take stock of key advances that are altering the way we think about connectivity and the human brain. Through technology, inventions that until recently were considered pure fantasy—
Have you ever had a moment of temporary #amnesia when you can't recall a certain word or someone's name? That's because your #brain wasn't able to re-create the pattern of activity that occurred when the #memory was stored. Learn more in the first of a series of videos from #Scientific American MIND .
Brain imaging pioneer Nancy Kanwisher, who uses fMRI scans to see activity in brain regions (often her own), shares what she and her colleagues have learned: The brain is made up of both highly specialized components and general-purpose "machinery." Another surprise: There's so much left to learn.
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