An international team of researchers have discovered that a gene critical in the development of human language skills has been shown to help lay down the memories that allow us to perform tasks routinely. Their findings were reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Flying half way across the world, staying up late to play on your smart phone and pulling an all-nighter to cram for tomorrow’s exam can all upset your body’s daily rhythms. These rhythms, which are called circadian rhythms, are roughly 24 hour oscillations in behavior and physiology that function to anticipate the environmental changes associated with the solar day.
Many of us use the Internet a lot - and most of us (well I know I do) tend to jump quickly from paragraph to paragraph or link to link. However, this could be wasting away your mind’s ability for focus. The neural circuits that control your Internet experience are becoming strengthened while the other parts of your brain are being neglected.
When using the Internet, the brain receives a small release of dopamine as you switch from one webpage to another, and this feels good. This is why we ten
Psychological treatments: A call for mental-health science Nature.com For the following decade Ian suffered nightmares, intrusive memories, flashbacks of the trauma and was reluctant to drive — symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Using sophisticated techniques to switch specific populations of brain cells on and off, researchers have discovered a neuronal circuit that can potently initiate and maintain deep sleep. While more work needs to be done to find out how this bundle of nerves interacts with other known sleep and wake-promoting regions, the researchers believe that the new findings may eventually help scientists develop treatments for various sleep disorders such as insomnia.
How To Remember Literally Everything Huffington Post Also known as the Method of Loci or the "memory palace," Cicero's tool for remembering information, outlined in De Oratore, uses the power of support images (in this case, physical locations) and...
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