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Confidence Starts In The Brain
2012-12-10 05:31:59

If it seems as though some people are more confident in the decisions that they make than others, it's because of differences in how their brains are wired, a team of UK researchers have discovered.

2012-12-05 12:55:24

Inside the brains of mice and men alike, a relatively big football-shaped region called the thalamus acts like a switchboard, providing the prefrontal cortex, the part that does abstract thinking and decision-making, with most of its information.

Photos Of Einstein’s Brain Reveal Areas That May Have Made Him A Genius
2012-11-16 09:34:46

The name “Einstein” has long been synonymous with the term “genius.” The man behind that attribution, the late Albert Einstein, has been the center of attention for decades, as scientists and physicists try to decipher the inner workings of his intellectual being.

How The Brain Affects Quick Judgments In Social Settings
2012-11-13 12:51:09

We make snap judgments about other people all the time, whether we like to admit it or not. In speed dating, this is especially true because we are deciding someone's romantic potential in relatively few seconds.

Why Haste Makes Waste
2012-11-08 06:47:09

New research has found that the brain actually switches into a special mode when pushed to make rapid decisions.

Prefrontal Cortex Controls Habits
2012-10-30 19:33:47

Neuroscientists have identified a region of the brain that is capable of switching between new and old habits.

2012-10-17 22:37:16

If only there were a way to forget that humiliating faux pas at last night's dinner party.

Effects Of Binge Drinking Include Brain Impairment In Just Months
2012-10-16 18:32:58

A new study examining the effects of binge-drinking in rodents suggests that people who throw back a few drinks every couple of days may swiftly reduce their ability to control their alcohol intake.

Classic 40-Year-Old Marshmallow Test Gets Revisited With New Study
2012-10-11 12:28:01

Breakthrough research in the 1960s that used marshmallows to assess a child’s ability to delay gratification has been revisited with a fresh, new study by the University of Rochester.

Researchers Hunt For Mechanisms Of Hypnosis To Better Understand How It Works On Some, And Not On Others
2012-10-04 16:19:47

From the Greek word hypnos, meaning “sleep”, Hypnotherapists are trained in utilizing exercises necessary in bringing about a sense of deep relaxation and an altered state of consciousness.


Word of the Day
tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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