Human Brain

What secrets does the human brain hide? Latest discoveries in neuroscience & cognitive science and unbelievable facts about the human brain

  • Benefits of Handwriting

5 Benefits of Handwriting Compared to Typing, According to Science

By |2020-01-21T16:54:28+02:00January 21st, 2020|Categories: Brain Power, Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

In the modern world, the prominence of smartphones, tablets, and computers means that we communicate via typing rather than the written word. The art of writing by hand is fast becoming a tradition of the past. Yet, according to science, handwriting benefits our brain in multiple ways. In this post, we explore the 5 benefits [...]

  • printed books vs ebooks

Ebooks vs Printed Books: Which Are Better for Your Brain, According to Science?

By |2020-01-15T15:53:19+02:00January 15th, 2020|Categories: Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

Book enthusiasts have long defended the benefits of the printed word over ebooks. Yet, the arguments are frequently centered on the look and feel of a book. In a world where much of our lives are conducted on a screen, the arguments for the benefits of a printed book over an ebook are increasingly focusing [...]

  • Thinking Aloud benefits

5 Surprising Benefits of Thinking Aloud, Backed by Science

By |2019-12-31T18:35:47+02:00December 31st, 2019|Categories: Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

Talking to yourself out loud is typically seen as a social faux pas. Indeed, we get encouraged to stop guiding our behavior by talking out load as we get older. However, a recent study from Bangor University has found that thinking and talking out loud may actually offer a number of benefits and talking to [...]

  • Do Binaural Beats Work

Do Binaural Beats Work? Here Is What Science Has to Say

By |2019-12-27T18:52:21+02:00December 24th, 2019|Categories: Human Brain, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

As humans who suffer from a multitude of disorders, we look for cures that work, so have we found healing in binaural beats? Being diagnosed with an anxiety disorder among other things, I’ve tried many so-called solutions and medications to improve my quality of life. I also tried yoga, nature walks, prayer, and martial arts [...]

6 Unexpected Ways to Relieve Stress, According to Science

By |2019-12-16T13:57:23+02:00December 16th, 2019|Categories: Human Brain, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , |

Stress seems to be just a part of life these days. Whether it’s at work or at home, or on the commute between the two, stress can be unavoidable. A little stress is natural, but when it weighs on us heavily, it can be dangerous for our health. High stress increases our susceptibility to all [...]

  • depth perception

Why Depth Perception Is Important and How to Improve It with 4 Exercises

By |2019-12-05T15:19:16+02:00December 5th, 2019|Categories: Brain Power, Human Brain, Self-Improvement|Tags: , |

Proper eyesight is something we take for granted, but if you've been having trouble with your eyes, it may be because of depth perception. Without proper depth perception, navigating through the world each day becomes a real challenge. This goes beyond the quality of your vision, as it's crucial for survival. If you've struggled with [...]

  • Rosenhan experiment

The Rosenhan Experiment That Shattered the Boundaries of Sanity

By |2019-12-04T14:51:45+02:00December 4th, 2019|Categories: Human Brain, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , |

In 1973, David Rosenhan published a psychological paper titled “On Being Sane in Insane Places”. This study became known famously as the Rosenhan Experiment. He wanted to discover whether medical professionals could really tell the difference between the sane and the insane. His research sent shockwaves through the psychiatry community and ultimately changed how diagnoses [...]

  • Foreign Accent Syndrome

Foreign Accent Syndrome: a Curious and Extremely Rare Brain Condition

By |2019-12-03T16:28:51+02:00December 3rd, 2019|Categories: Human Brain, Medicine & Genetics, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , |

Foreign Accent Syndrome (FAS) is a rare speech disorder that can happen after a head injury, stroke, or some other form of damage to the brain and sees you suddenly start speaking with a different accent beyond your control. This condition is extremely rare, with only around 100 people known to have been diagnosed since [...]