Human Brain

What secrets does the human brain hide? Latest discoveries in neuroscience & cognitive science and unbelievable facts about the human brain

What You See in This Salvador Dali Painting Could Reveal How Your Brain Works

By | May 1st, 2016|Categories: Arts & Movies, Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

The optical illusion in this Salvador Dali painting could say a lot about how your brain works. Art isn’t always about painting a “pretty” picture. Sometimes art can be horrifying and speak with loud accusations. Art can also be riveting in emotion and cause the viewer to stop and stare in awe at the work [...]

The Nature of Human Consciousness: Are We Quantum Beings?

By | April 27th, 2016|Categories: Human Brain, Physics & Natural Sciences, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

The nature of human consciousness is one of the most challenging yet less understood problems in cognitive science. As Ken Palmer, the psychology professor, and director of the Cognitive Neuroscience Program at Northwestern once remarked: The debate about the neural basis of consciousness rages because there is no widely accepted theory about what happens in [...]

What Causes Déjà Vu? Neuroscience May Finally Have the Answer

By | April 24th, 2016|Categories: Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

Have you ever wondered about what causes déjà vu? I think we’ve all experienced it at one point or the other. You know, that familiar feeling when traveling to someplace you’ve never been before, yeah, that’s it. Maybe you have had a vision, or dreamt the location? Well, anyway, for the most part, you are [...]

New Study Reveals What a Brain on LSD Actually Looks Like and This Is Eye-Opening

By | April 20th, 2016|Categories: Human Brain, Medicine & Genetics, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

Have you ever wondered what a brain on LSD looks like? Last April, crowdfunding started on the science website Walacea. The fund was set up for research looking into the psychological effects of LSD on the brain through an MRI scanner. The research was conducted by Prof. David Nutt, Robin Carhart-Harris, and Amanda Feilding. Recently, [...]

6 Ways to Open Your Creative Mind

By | April 15th, 2016|Categories: Brain Power, Human Brain, Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , |

Are you stuck in a creative rut? If you can’t seem to find your creativity, it might be time to try some new tactics to get it to emerge. These 6 techniques will help you open your creative mind and get out of your creative funk. 1. Meditate Meditation has a huge list of health [...]

Can Psychedelics Expand Your Mind? This Is What Neuroscientist Sam Harris Has to Say

By | April 12th, 2016|Categories: Human Brain, Medicine & Genetics, Spirituality, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , |

Do psychedelics have the potential to expand your mind, or even your consciousness? When humans first encountered psychedelics just over a million years ago (or thereabouts), we were not fully conscious as beings, we were also not on the top of the food chain, which I guess is hard to believe. Over this million-year period, [...]

Shedding New Light on the Nature of Consciousness

By | April 10th, 2016|Categories: Food for thought, Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , |

The nature of consciousness is one of the biggest mysteries science faces. While most scientists nowadays believe consciousness is an emergent property of the brain, if we look deep enough into this assumption, we will find that it is physically impossible (At least, with the current knowledge we have in physics). This insight was termed [...]

Is It Possible to Keep the Brain Alive Outside the Body?

By | March 25th, 2016|Categories: Human Brain, Medicine & Genetics, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , |

I want to live forever, or I think I do. Hmmm, that’s something to ponder. Preferably, I would like to live in an updated version of my body. If not, a new body would be fine. Before I can be updated, maybe my consciousness, who I am, has to be transported to a holding tank [...]

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