What secrets and abilities does the human mind hide? Scientific studies and unbelievable facts on the human brain
Group of researchers from Finland and Sweden found the first physiological evidence of hypnotic trance, having studied in detail an aspect which previously had been ignored by scientists.
Despite the long history of the study of hypnosis, scientists still have no consensus on the essence of this phenomenon. Some believe hypnosis is a particular altered state of consciousness. Others argue that the secret of hypnosis lies in cognitive strategies and suggestion which produce mental images in the brain of a person who is in the normal waking state. (more…)
Modern man rarely gets the chance to sleep properly. Most of the day passes in a rush, and not so much time remains for the renewal of energy. Americans decided that we should not waste our time. While you are sleeping, you also can learn something. Researchers at Yale University are developing a program that allows you to learn and get a variety of skills in your sleep. (more…)
Some when referring to sexual attraction insist that everything starts from the mind. As new research shows, everything ends there! U.S. researchers announced that they had solved one piece of the mystery of what happens in the brain during sex by monitoring the activity of the female brain during an orgasm. (more…)
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology managed to control the dreams of rats and change their course. In the future the new achievement will probably allow scientists to “penetrate” into the depths of the human brain while it is forming dreams during sleep. (more…)
Near-death experiences (NDE), like hovering over one’s body or meeting deceased relatives and friends, are mind games rather than insights into the afterlife, claim British scientists.
Psychologists from the University of Edinburgh and the Medical Research Council (MRC) in Britain concluded that those who “die” and come back to life describe experiences that are merely “dysfunctional manifestations of physiological brain functions“. (more…)