• cognitive functions

Which Cognitive Functions Improve with Age and Which Decline?

By |2019-02-25T13:35:10+03:00April 22nd, 2017|Categories: Brain Power, Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , |

As we progress into the fall and winter of our lives some of our cognitive functions begin to sharpen and some began to decline. Do you feel your age? Most of us do not, but time catches up to us all at some point. What we could do in the spring and summer of our [...]

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People Change Drastically During Their Lifetime, a 63-Year-Long Study Has Revealed

By |2018-11-23T18:32:49+03:00March 27th, 2017|Categories: Personal Development, Personality, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

Do people change that much between teenage years and old age? Yes, they do, and you might be surprised by the difference! Remember seeing that friend from high school and noticing how much he's changed? Maybe not, maybe you happened to see someone who hadn’t transformed at all. Well, if those high school friends are [...]

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3 Great Reasons to Get Over Your Fear of Getting Older Now

By |2019-10-19T16:50:03+03:00November 12th, 2016|Categories: Food for thought, Self-Improvement|Tags: , , , , , |

Getting older is something which terrifies almost everybody, except, it seems, those who have actually experienced it. Here are some things to remember to help you get over your fear of getting older. 1. As you get older, you become less anxious and more relaxed. One thing I’ve noticed in my own parents, is that [...]

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5 Cognitive Enhancement Myths Debunked

By |2020-03-19T23:51:27+03:00February 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 [...]

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

By |2019-03-11T21:01:00+03:00December 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 [...]

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Harvard Scientists Reverse Aging Process in Mice

By |2019-03-11T21:43:49+03:00November 8th, 2014|Categories: Medicine & Genetics, Uncommon Science|Tags: , |

We are continually getting closer to finding the fountain of youth. In fact, we have found it, in a way. It is true, scientists have even been successful at utilizing this youthful concoction on lab mice-injecting the solution and watching the rodents completely regenerate into the youthful mice of their past. Although it may take [...]

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Science Could Make Us Immortal, But Do We Really Need It?

By |2019-03-12T19:05:49+03:00September 10th, 2014|Categories: Food for thought, Medicine & Genetics, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , |

Immortality has been at the center of more films and novels that I can possibly count on my two hands, but with every new possibility of immortality, there rises a dozen more skeptics. With good reason, the majority of the U.S. population does not believe in immortality nor do they really want to be a [...]

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5 Amazing Ways Meditation Can Affect and Change Your Body

By |2019-06-07T16:18:51+03:00August 11th, 2014|Categories: Human Brain, Medicine & Genetics, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

It is a wide-known fact that meditation is a powerful tool against stress, fatigue and anxiety. However, numerous scientific studies have shown that mindfulness not only makes you relaxed and helps you unleash your inner potential but can also significantly benefit your health and affect your body on a physical and even genetic level. 1. [...]