Human Brain

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

The Power of Music: How Playing Piano and Other Musical Instruments Boosts Your Brain

By | May 26th, 2016|Categories: Brain Power, Human Brain, Self-Improvement, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , |

The power of music can transform our cognitive and emotional functions in amazing ways. On a quiet night, I can hear melodies in my head as if my brain refuses to accept the idea that there is no music. I feel the ivory keys beneath my fingers, even though I am miles away from my [...]

What Is Pareidolia or Why Do We See Animals and Faces in the Clouds?

By | May 16th, 2016|Categories: Human Brain, Uncommon Science, Unexplained Mysteries, Weird & Unbelievable Facts|Tags: , , , |

Pareidolia is something many of us experience on a daily basis. Is that the face of God on your burnt toast? Considering I suffer from bouts of psychosis, you might not believe me when I say I see things and I believe that Christ could be resting upon your breakfast sandwich. Other people see things [...]

Biotech Company Will Try to Bring Brain Dead Patients Back to Life Using Stem Cells

By | May 15th, 2016|Categories: Human Brain, Medicine & Genetics, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

Can brain dead patients be brought back to life? Is death the end? Dr. Frankenstein would beg to differ. Basically, I guess it depends on how far gone we are. Zombies, for instance, leave a negative impression of what reanimation would be like, and yes, this would be too far gone for redemption, in my [...]

How Complaining Rewires Your Brain for Negativity and Literally Kills You

By | May 6th, 2016|Categories: Human Brain, Personal Development, Psychology & Health, Self-Improvement, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , |

Complaining can be much worse for you than you thought, according to neuroscience. We tend to feel a lot better once we’ve had a good moan. Getting things off our chests seems to relieve a burden or two, and who hasn’t heard of the old adage ‘a problem shared is a problem halved’? But research [...]

How Magic Mushrooms Rewire the Brain, Making It ‘Hyperconnected’

By | May 6th, 2016|Categories: Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , |

Have you ever wondered what exactly magic mushrooms do to the brain? I met a guy once who was happy, laid back and, to me, quite enlightened. I admired his ability to look beyond the obvious and into some place alien to the logical side of my personality. While in his company, he addressed the [...]

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 [...]

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