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Remember Movember: the science behind the moustache

Remember Movember: the science behind the moustache | Brains | Scoop.it
Dean Burnett: Growing a moustache for Movember is increasingly popular, but why do men have moustaches?

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Your Ancestors Didn’t Sleep Like You - SlumberWise

Your Ancestors Didn’t Sleep Like You - SlumberWise | Brains | Scoop.it
Once you go back before the 1800s, sleep starts to look a lot different. Your ancestors slept in a way that modern sleepers would find bizarre.

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Strange Case of 'Hyper Empathy' after Brain Surgery

In a strange case, a woman developed "hyper empathy" after having a part of her brain called the amygdala removed in an effort to treat her severe epilepsy, according to a report of her case. Empathy is the ability to recognize another person's emotions.


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Shannon Kiernan's curator insight, December 10, 2013 9:36 AM

Interesting. A woman has part of her amygdala removed to treat epilepsy and forms hyper epilepsy - she feels people's pain severely!

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RSA Animate -- The Secret Powers of Time | Phil...

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Professor Philip Zimbardo conveys how our individual perspectives of time affect our work, health and well-being. Time influences who we are as a person, how...
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Beards Make Men Healthier, Say Researchers

Beards Make Men Healthier, Say Researchers | Brains | Scoop.it
New research shows facial hair offers surprising health benefits to men, providing a natural sunscreen, and preventing allergic reactions and asthma attacks.

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New Study Confirms Link between Poor Sleep and Obesity

New Study Confirms Link between Poor Sleep and Obesity | Brains | Scoop.it
According to a study published in journal Nature Communications, sleep deprivation can make us crave junk food more than healthy food.

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This is how your brain tells time

This is how your brain tells time | Brains | Scoop.it
New research helps to explain a phenomenon so ingrained it's impossible to imagine life without it

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Luisa Fernanda Aguirre de Cárcer's curator insight, January 1, 2014 2:58 PM

¿Qué hace que percibamos el paso del tiempo de maneras distintas? ¿Por qué a veces se nos pasa volando y otras se nos hace eterno? 

 

"A new study, recently published in the Journal of Neuroscience by neuroscientists at the University of California, Irvine, reveals that the brain may in fact have a second method for sensing elapsed time. What’s more, the authors propose that this second internal clock not only works in parallel with our primary neural clock, but may even compete with it."

 

Nathan S. Jacobs, Timothy A. Allen, Natalie Nguyen, and Norbert J. Fortin