Scientists Trick Volunteers Into Believing There Is a Ghost in the Room

If you have ever had the feeling of being watched, you are not alone. Individuals with neurological problems experience these feelings all the time, which can be easily explained by scientists. What is not easily explained is why normal people, with no record of any sort of brain disorder, could also … READ MORE

Neuroscience Reveals the Secrets to Unlocking Your Brain’s Potential

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The claim about humans using only 10% of their brain capacity has long been debunked. In fact, most parts of our brains are active almost all the time. It has been confirmed thanks to neuroimaging technologies, including positron emission tomography (PET) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), which make it … READ MORE

5 Technologies That Have Made It Possible to Read People’s Minds

The ability to read other people’s minds still belongs to science fiction, but, in fact, neuroscience has already taken tangible steps toward making it a reality. Here are some of the recent technological advances that allowed researchers to “crack” the human mind. 1. Extracting words directly from the human brain … READ MORE

Learning New Words Stimulates the Same Brain Areas as Chocolate, Sex and Drugs

If you like having sex, eating chocolate or taking drugs (or all of the above), you are going to love learning new words. No, seriously, learning is just as stimulating and exciting as either of these “fun-filled” activities. Not saying that drug use is good or anything, it’s just that … READ MORE

Curiosity Changes Brain Functions and Enhances Learning

Have you ever wondered what happens when we get curious about something? Well, we obviously try to learn things concerning the thing that interests us, and we search for information. But have you noticed that when you find that information, absorbing and retaining it actually becomes easier than normal? One … READ MORE

Scientists Use Morphed Photos of Celebrities to Show How Subjective Perception Is

Images can be real or they can be an illusion. This is a widely understood idea that had sparked curiosity for ages. This topic is not about hallucinations, it is about seeing one image and filtering out the other. For instance, if two faces were superimposed over one another, you … READ MORE