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Vegetative Patients Recognize Loved ones
2013-12-17 08:29:25

Patients in a vegetative state may be able to recognize photographs of their family and friends, according to a new study.

Writer's Block? Get Up And Exercise!
2013-12-05 05:01:40

Exercise might be the best way to help jump over writer’s block, according to new research out of Leiden University in the Netherlands.

Mental Imagery Can Change Pupil Size
2013-12-03 15:45:37

A new study has found that simply imagining a scene that is either too brightly or too dimly lit can affect the size of the human pupils.

2013-12-02 21:28:26

Is it true, as some scientists believe, that to understand words like "spike" (in the volleyball sense) the brain has to "mentally" retrace the sequence of motor commands that accomplish the action?

2013-11-22 10:38:59

Faced with inevitable pain, most people choose to "get it out of the way" as soon as possible.

New Type Of Boredom
2013-11-19 11:06:54

Researchers have detailed a fifth type of boredom and developed a description for this emotion.

Is the Universe the creation of consciousness
2013-11-15 13:43:03

A Wake Forest stem cell scientist has put forward a theory that says death is just a construct of the human mind.

Study Shows Brain Processes Input That May Not Be Perceived
2013-11-14 17:44:21

A study, published online in the journal Psychological Science, indicates the brain can understand and process visual input, even when that input isn’t consciously perceived.


Word of the Day
dwale
  • The deadly nightshade, Atropa Belladonna, which possesses stupefying or poisonous properties.
  • A sleeping-potion; a soporific.
  • To mutter deliriously.
The word 'dwale' comes from an Old English word meaning 'error, doubt, delusion.'
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