16 Powerful Ways to Use More of Your Brain

By | March 30th, 2016|Categories: Brain Power, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

If knowledge is power, then so is the brain. Brain power is not something that should decline over the years. You should exercise your brain daily to improve your cognitive abilities and gain knowledge about different things, ideas and experiences. Here are 16 ways to use more of your brain and boost its power. 1. [...]

4 Daily Habits That Give Your Brain a Boost

By | January 22nd, 2016|Categories: Brain Power, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , , |

Just like physical exercise changes your body, mental exercise creates positive changes in the makeup of your brain. It’s never too late to implement brain-boosting daily habits to improve your thinking, concentration and memory. You can get started today with these four simple techniques. Challenge Yourself with Brain Games Games that involve using words, working [...]

How to Improve Your Memory Power with Brain-Boosting Activities

By | July 16th, 2015|Categories: Brain Power, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , |

The human brain is probably among the most complicated structures in nature. It weighs at around 1.5kg and consists of more than 100 billion neurons that pass along signals to each other. The brain is what controls the cognitive functioning of our thinking, speaking, imagining, planning, physical movements and reasoning. To enhance your thinking, analyzing [...]

Neurons Constantly Rewrite their DNA to Adapt to the Environment

By | May 9th, 2015|Categories: Human Brain, Medicine & Genetics, Uncommon Science|Tags: , |

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 Hopkins scientists and published in the journal Nature Neuroscience [...]

5 Cognitive Enhancement Myths Debunked

By | February 11th, 2015|Categories: Brain Power, Human Brain, Self-Improvement, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

When it comes to cognitive enhancement, the Internet is flooded with a ton of information on the subject. Unfortunately, a lot of that information is only based on speculation and flat-out lies rather than science and fact. With that in mind, we’ve decided to expose and debunk some of the most popular cognitive enhancement myths [...]

Magic Mushrooms Can Actually Rewire and Change Your Brain

By | December 26th, 2014|Categories: Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

Psilocybin (the active chemical in "magic mushrooms") is, well, truly “magical.” I have discussed the benefits of psilocybin, as well as other psychedelics in some of my previous articles*, but it seems that researchers and medical professionals are discovering more and more exciting information on the topic all the time. More recently, scientists have discovered [...]

Older People Can Learn Just Like Younger People, But They Use a Different Area of the Brain

By | December 6th, 2014|Categories: Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , |

Can old dogs learn new tricks? Why, sure they can, and so can we! The understanding among society has been that older people cannot learn as well as younger individuals. New findings contradict the notion that older generations have less flexibility in the brain. This flexibility (plasticity) is how the brain absorbs new information, thus forming knowledge. The [...]

Neuroscience Reveals the Secrets to Unlocking Your Brain’s Potential

By | November 13th, 2014|Categories: Brain Power, Human Brain, Self-Improvement, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , |

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 possible to monitor the activity [...]

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