Monthly Archives: August 2013

Near-death Experiences May Be Caused by Postmortem Brain Activity

By | 2017-01-13T21:53:41+00:00 August 26th, 2013|Categories: Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: |

A new scientific explanation for the phenomenon of near-death experiences, reported by many patients who “returned” from life from almost death, was given by a new U.S. scientific research which was first to systematically examine the neurophysiological state of the brain straight away after cardiac arrest. During the study, based on laboratory animals, a [...]

6 Unexpected Consequences of the Global Warming

By | 2017-01-13T21:53:41+00:00 August 23rd, 2013|Categories: Earth, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , |

Global warming may become a wonderful opportunity to explore the fascinating inter-related processes that occur on Earth. The consequences of climate change will concern everyone – from bacteria to humans. Here are six unbelievable effects of climate change on our planet. 1. Volcanic eruptions will become more frequent Since the glaciers begin to melt, [...]

What Will the Earth Look Like in Millions of Years?

By | 2017-01-13T21:53:41+00:00 August 20th, 2013|Categories: Earth, Futurism & Technology, Uncommon Science, Universe|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Human civilization is developing very fast. Only five thousand years ago first nodular writing was introduced, and today we have learnt to share terabytes of information at light speed. And the pace of progress is increasing. Predicting what human impact on our planet may be even a thousand years into the future is almost [...]

How to Become Happier: 5 Simple Everyday Tips

By | 2017-01-13T21:53:42+00:00 August 18th, 2013|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , |

1. Every day, write down three things you are grateful for It would seem to be a trivial exercise, however, as shown from empirical research by the psychologist Robert Emmons, such daily estimation of personal reasons to be grateful ‘infects’ people with optimism about the future for the next 6 months. 2. Experience again [...]

6 Main Reasons Why Your Affirmations Don’t Work

By | 2017-01-13T21:53:42+00:00 August 16th, 2013|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement|Tags: , |

In the recent years, many of us enlist the ideas of positive psychology. Since “The Secret” appeared in 2006, there were many ideas of self-perfection that became known overall. One of those is affirmations, which are statements that affirm something to be true and develop the positive attitude to yourself. Numerous positive psychologies and [...]

6 Psychological Effects That Alter Our Perception of Other People

By | 2017-01-13T21:53:42+00:00 August 15th, 2013|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , |

1. Eyewitness Effect This phenomenon states that the more people there are, the less likely is that someone will help you. 2. Inaccessibility Effect Very twofold effect. It lies in the fact that people with high and inaccessible ideals are more interesting and desirable for others than those available here and now. At the [...]

Myths and Truths about Brain Hemispheres and Their Functions

By | 2017-01-13T21:53:42+00:00 August 12th, 2013|Categories: Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Over the last decade great attention to the functioning of the cerebral hemispheres and its effects on the process of learning was paid. This interest has to do with the fact that traditional teaching models are based on the functioning of the left hemisphere i.e. the development of language and logic, without taking into [...]

10 Most Interesting Theories That Explain Why People Dream

By | 2017-01-13T21:53:42+00:00 August 11th, 2013|Categories: Human Brain, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , , , |

There is a branch of science called oneirology which studies dreams. This discipline combines features of neuroscience, psychology, and even literature, but does not provide the answer to an important question: why do people have dreams? There is no clear answer to this puzzle yet, but there are some interesting hypotheses, some of which [...]

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