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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.

Food Choices Are Controlled By The Brain
2012-09-27 09:43:07

Researchers from the California Institute of Technology recently discovered that an individual’s internal struggle to choose between healthy and unhealthy food items is based off of neural processes in the brain.

Rhesus Monkeys Used To Test Cybernetic Implant
2012-09-17 04:21:13

Scientists are developing an implant that can allow them to manipulate the neural activity of rhesus monkeys, allowing them to help regain lost decision-making processes.

Self-awareness In Humans Is More Intricate Than Previously Thought
2012-08-23 07:18:36

Ancient Greek philosophers considered the ability to "know thyself" as the pinnacle of humanity.

Different Areas Of The Brain Are Used For Thinking And Choosing
2012-08-21 14:31:55

Caltech researchers study over 300 lesion patients

Imaging Neural Pathways In Brain Show Intelligence Levels
2012-08-02 12:51:02

The brain is an intricate part of the body to say the least. New research has focused on the affect of neural connectivity on intelligence. A new study found that brain imaging could estimate a person’s intelligence.

Synapses In Rat Prefrontal Cortex Increased By Long-term Hormone Treatment
2012-07-09 17:24:21

A new study of aged female rats found that long-term treatment with estrogen and a synthetic progesterone known as MPA increased levels of a protein marker of synapses in the prefrontal cortex, a brain region known to suffer significant losses in aging.

2012-06-21 02:20:22

Researchers at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute (BSI) in Japan have uncovered two brain signals in the human prefrontal cortex involved in how humans predict the decisions of other people.

Patience And Self Control Illustrated In Brain Imaging
2012-06-19 09:04:54

Not taking a piece of chocolate cake is easy during the first ten minutes. However, trying to not take a piece of that same cake after 30 minutes is even more difficult.


Word of the Day
cespitose
  • Growing in low tufty patches.
The word 'cespitose' comes from a Latin word meaning 'turf'.
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