Neural structure of the brain looks like a chess board

By |2017-11-26T17:15:37+03:00March 31st, 2012|Categories: Human Brain, Uncommon Science|

Connections of axons (or nerve fibers) between the sections of the brain look more like a “chess board” than a “ball” or a “plate of spaghetti”, claims a recent study, which did a detailed imaging of the brain wiring. Using the latest techniques of recording the flow of water molecules in the brain, scientists revealed [...]

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5 simple ways to increase self-confidence

By |2020-06-05T17:42:18+03:00March 30th, 2012|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Success Skills|Tags: , , |

Self-confidence is one of the key personal qualities necessary for success. Here are 5 ways to develop self-confidence, presented in the book The Magic of Thinking Big by David J. Schwartz. Use them in life, and you will certainly become successful. 1. Sit in the front rows Usually, in lectures, conferences, briefings, and seminars, the [...]

Study: There Are Tens of Billions of Habitable Planets in Our Galaxy

By |2020-05-12T15:44:27+03:00March 29th, 2012|Categories: Uncommon Science, Universe|Tags: , , |

The question of the existence of extraterrestrial life has intrigued millions of people for many ages. Eventually, are we alone in this world or is there life on other planets? A new study comes to strengthen the second scenario. Not only there is life somewhere out there, but potentially there are tens of billions habitable [...]

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Marijuana’s effect on memory functions

By |2020-06-04T19:32:14+03:00March 28th, 2012|Categories: Human Brain, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

Scientists have discovered that marijuana leads to decay of short-term memory. The drug affects the user's working memory, i.e. the ability to preserve and use the information for short periods of time. Research of two neuroscientists, Giovanni Marsicano from the University of Bordeaux in France and Xia Zhang from the University of Ottawa in Canada, [...]

“Google Effect”: how search engines affect our memory

By |2017-11-26T17:15:33+03:00March 25th, 2012|Categories: Futurism & Technology, Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , |

Every day search engines like Google give us thousands of solutions and facilitate our lives. Do they also affect our brain? It seems so, according to a new study that claims that the Internet has a direct impact on how our memory works. The research, conducted by psychologists of Columbia and Harvard Universities, is the [...]

Big Bang: what did it look like?

By |2020-06-03T18:03:33+03:00March 23rd, 2012|Categories: Uncommon Science, Universe|Tags: |

The digital images that follow are the result of a controlled “Big Bang”, made by ​​scientists at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. The reason scientists went to the realization of this experiment was to determine how exactly the Universe began to operate. To achieve this, they created subatomic explosions, similar to those which had happened at the time of the Big Bang, using particles of [...]

Beauty lights up the brain

By |2017-11-26T17:15:32+03:00March 22nd, 2012|Categories: Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , |

According to British scientists, each time you admire the beauty of a work of art or a musical piece a particular area in front of the brain “lights up”. Specialists from the Wellcome Laboratory of Neurobiology of the University College London (UCL) published a report in the PLoS One magazine in which claimed that seeing [...]