Information and Your Brain: Does Technology Impact the Way Your Brain Values Information?

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Ah, technology! A modern wonder! Technology certainly makes our lives easier and saves us time on many levels with all of the nifty smartphones, apps, programs, and not to mention the internet! But what is all of this convenience doing to our brains? My husband, tech guy extraordinaire, approached me … READ MORE

10 Life Hacks to Maximize Your Brain Power

Do humans really fail to use their brain’s maximum potential? Movies like Limitless and Lucy try to show how humans don’t use 100% of their brain capacity, and these movies obsess on showing what happens when humans do reach its full potential. They make it seem like we become superhumans … READ MORE

The Psychology Of Nature’s Number One Killer: Stress

“Don’t allow others to pull you into their storm. Instead, pull them into your peace.” The majority of us know of the dangers of stress and the impact it has on the human mind. But do you wholly understand what happens to your brain when your adrenal glands release cortisol? … READ MORE

Cognitive Polyphasia, and Why We Contradict Ourselves

Serge Moscovici, a french social psychologist, coined the term Cognitive Polyphasia in the 80s. Same guy behind the social representation theory (another interesting read). This seemingly innocent frame of mind, is all about having contradicting thoughts and multiple frame of references to explain an event either to themselves or to … READ MORE

Scientists Discovered a Gene That May Increase IQ and Boost Brain Power

U.S. scientists have discovered a gene which contributes to a higher IQ of a person and can increase it up to six points, according to a new study published in the journal Cell Reports. The gene acts by increasing the effect of the Klotho protein, which is already known to have … READ MORE

Biological Memory: Fears Can Be Passed Down to Future Generations

Fear can be transferred from parents to children and grandchildren, claim U.S. researchers in their article published in the journal Nature Neuroscience. A scientific group of the Department of Psychiatry, Emory University in Atlanta, led by Dr. Brian Dias, conducted experiments on mice and found that a traumatic event can … READ MORE

Déjà vu: the Games of Subconscious Mind

Deja vu is not an illusion, it is something that you have already experienced in your unconscious fantasies. Believe if you will, or do not believe it. This was already mentioned a hundred years ago by the “great and terrible” Freud, and many subsequent studies have only confirmed his hypothesis. … READ MORE