Empathetic People Have Physical Differences in Their Brains, Study Finds

Empathetic People

New research has opened up questions that it may be possible to lose your empathetic ability over time or that it could even possibly be increased through training. These questions were raised because scientists have recently discovered they can physically see people’s empathetic ability on brain scans. … READ MORE

Scientists Find a Direct Connection Between the Immune System and the Brain

Connection Between the Immune System and the Brain

Contrary to previous assumption, there may be a direct connection between the immune system and the brain. This is true! What’s more, this discovery could lead to possible cures or treatments for various immune system ailments and diseases. Wait a minute, this is a radical statement. Ideas … READ MORE

Humans Will Have Cloud-Connected Hybrid Brains by 2030, Ray Kurzweil Says

Hybrid Brains by 2030

So, you think you’ve seen it all? You haven’t seen anything yet. By the year 2030, advancements will excel anything we’ve seen before concerning human intelligence. In fact, predictions offer glimpses of something truly amazing – the development of a human hybrid, a mind that thinks in … READ MORE

Bionic Brain? Scientists Develop Memory Cells That Mimic Human Brain Processes

bionic brain memory cells

True artificial intelligence is on the horizon, it seems. Human brain cells, memory cells to be exact, are being tweaked and improved to create an intelligence like never seen before. Scientists are almost there on the road to the real ‘bionic brain’. The key to artificial intelligence … READ MORE

Neurons Constantly Rewrite their DNA to Adapt to the Environment

If you thought DNA was stable inside mature cells, you were wrong. Apparently, neurons are constantly changing to adapt to their environment. Minor surgeries are conducted toggling activity levels every single day. In effect, neurons constantly rewrite their DNA as needed. This information was discovered by John … READ MORE

The 6 Most Fascinating Studies on Consciousness [Infographic]

studies on consciousness

Consciousness is an area scientists and psychologists struggle to understand and with the topic being so hard to measure, it has always been one area of science that people constantly question. There are six main studies that have begun to pave the way to understanding consciousness, but … READ MORE

Scientists Boost Creativity through Brain Stimulation

In the early 1920s, the inventor of the electroencephalogram discovered “alpha waves” which were a specific type of neural oscillation. Scientists later connected these alpha waves to creativity in humans, leading us to today. A recent study in Cortex journal detailed how attaching electrodes to the scalp … READ MORE