Latest Semir Zeki Stories

2013-06-11 23:31:23

Brain World Magazine's summer issue on Sex and Immortality is out with articles agelessness and the pleasure centers of the brain. (PRWEB) June 11, 2013 Sun. Summer. Sizzle. The natural rhythm of life is filled with feel-good hormones which make the brain happy. This influences perceptions of desire, love, relationships–happiness, in general, all detailed in the pages of the summer issue of Brain World. Brain World's summer issue asks some bewildering questions. For instance, when it...

2011-07-07 12:10:00

According to scientists, the secret of beauty may lie in the medial orbito frontal cortex, which is the area of the brain just behind the eyes. University College London researchers say it is the part of the brain that lights up when someone encounters something beautiful, depending on tastes. Brain expert Semir Zeki asked 21 young men and women to rate the beauty of a selection of paintings and pieces of music.  The brains were scanned as they viewed and listened to the selections....

2008-10-29 16:46:23

Scientists at University College London (UCL) may have finally found an answer to explain the fine line between love and hate. UCL researchers Semir Zeki and John Paul Romaya discovered that brain scans of volunteers who were shown images of people they hated revealed activity that occurs in the same areas set off by romantic love. "This linkage may account for why love and hate are so closely linked to each other in life," wrote UCL researchers Semir Zeki and John Paul Romaya in a report...

2005-04-01 06:30:00

Hint: It may have something to do with love HealthDay News -- In a springtime sort of story, researchers say they've used advanced scanning methods to pinpoint the region of the brain where feelings of trust arise. Turns out those emotions are nestled in the same area as the most powerful springtime feeling of all -- love. Reporting in the April 1 issue of Science, the researchers used a simplified investment game to probe the workings of the human mind. Their work involved two advanced...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.