synaesthesia

How Magic Mushrooms Rewire the Brain, Making It ‘Hyperconnected’

By | May 6th, 2016|Categories: Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , |

Have you ever wondered what exactly magic mushrooms do to the brain? I met a guy once who was happy, laid back and, to me, quite enlightened. I admired his ability to look beyond the obvious and into some place alien to the logical side of my personality. While in his company, he addressed the [...]

Artist with Synesthesia Can See Music So She Paints What Famous Songs Look Like

By | December 6th, 2015|Categories: Arts & Movies, Food for thought, Human Brain|Tags: , , |

Everyone knows mental and/or physical conditions are pretty bad, and most just downright suck. However, there are some that can be considered good, in a certain light. Take synesthesia for example. This is a very rare condition that affects the neurological system where the pathways in the brain that govern our senses can become crossed [...]

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 [...]

Brain Can Be Trained to Have Synaesthetic Experiences, New Study Shows

By | December 3rd, 2014|Categories: Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

Here is a fascinating question. Is the number 3 blue or red? Don’t understand? Well, to some individuals numbers and letters have a very distinct color; to many, they even have personalities. There is one main reason for this, and it revolves around a real-life neurological condition the makes numbers, letters and colors overlap in the [...]

“Sixth Sense” Is Promised to Be Given via Brain Implant

By | February 20th, 2013|Categories: Futurism & Technology, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

Lab rats gained a “sixth sense” via brain implant that allowed them to “touch” the infrared light, according to data published in the journal Nature Communications. Seeing in the infrared spectrum Team of researchers at Duke University in North Carolina, led by Dr. Miguel Nicolelis, announced during the annual conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Boston that this new breakthrough opens the way for a new generation of prosthetic devices that are controlled by the brain and in the future will probably give people the ability to “see” in the infrared spectrum of electromagnetic radiation. […]

How Can Some People See Auras?

By | August 4th, 2012|Categories: Human Brain, Parapsychology & Psychic Phenomena, Uncommon Science, Unexplained Mysteries|Tags: , , |

According to the information portal Tendencias Científicas, researchers of the University of Granada first proposed scientific explanation for the phenomenon of aura. The Spanish researchers say that healers who claim they can see aura have a neuropsychological feature – the so-called synesthesia. This phenomenon is a fusion of sensations of the five senses. It happens due to an active connection between the parts of the brain responsible for processing stimuli. Thus, these people can feel or see the sound as well as associate people with a certain color. In an article published in the scientific journal Consciousness and Cognition, professors of the Department of Experimental Psychology of the University of Granada, Oscar Iborra and Luis Pastor proposed the first scientific explanation for the multi-colored energy field that surrounds living beings and is invisible for ordinary people. […]

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