• Complaining Rewires Your Brain for Negativity

How Complaining Rewires Your Brain for Negativity and Literally Kills You

By |2020-04-22T21:36:01+03:00May 6th, 2016|Categories: Human Brain, Personal Development, Psychology & Mental Health, Self-Improvement, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , |

Complaining can be much worse for you than you thought, according to neuroscience. We tend to feel a lot better once we’ve had a good moan. Getting things off our chests seems to relieve a burden or two, and who hasn’t heard of the old adage ‘a problem shared is a problem halved’? But research [...]

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What Causes Déjà Vu? Neuroscience May Finally Have the Answer

By |2019-09-26T17:39:42+03:00April 24th, 2016|Categories: Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

Have you ever wondered about the causes of the intriguing phenomenon of déjà vu? I think we’ve all experienced it at one point or the other. You know, that familiar feeling when traveling to someplace you’ve never been before, yeah, that’s it. Maybe you have had a vision, or dreamt the location? The question is, what [...]

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Neurogenesis Allows Adult Brains to Change According to the Environment

By |2020-04-26T22:56:22+03:00March 4th, 2015|Categories: Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , |

How pliable is the human brain? Previous beliefs revolved around a static brain – a brain that did not regenerate neurons when old ones were gone. This is the way we used to believe, but now, a new belief contradicts that idea entirely. A paper called Trends in Cognitive Sciences, written by Princeton University’s Maya [...]

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Neuroscience Reveals the Secrets to Unlocking Your Brain’s Potential

By |2020-04-26T22:52:08+03:00November 13th, 2014|Categories: Brain Power, Human Brain, Self-Improvement, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

The claim about humans using only 10% of their brain capacity has long been debunked. In fact, most parts of our brains are active almost all the time. It has been confirmed thanks to neuroimaging technologies, including positron emission tomography (PET) and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), which make it possible to monitor the activity [...]

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Is Pain Real or Is It All In Your Head? Neuroscience Explains

By |2018-09-14T21:09:01+03:00July 21st, 2014|Categories: Human Brain, Psychology & Mental Health, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , |

“Pain feels like a fast stab wound to the heart. But then healing feels like the wind against your face when you are spreading your wings and flying through the air. We may not have wings growing out of our backs, but healing is the closest thing that will give us that wind against our [...]

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Neuroscience Shows You How to Become More Intelligent

By |2020-03-24T14:56:10+03:00June 5th, 2014|Categories: Brain Power, Human Brain, Self-Improvement, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , , , |

How to become more intelligent? The great debate on intelligence is a long and complicated one. For centuries, people have tried to discover how to increase their very own intellect. But now, thanks to recent advances in neuroscience on intelligence, psychologists have discovered multiple ways to incur neurogenesis or the growing of one’s brain cells. I [...]

Lifelong Learning and Brain Training Trigger Brain Cells Formation in Old Age

By |2020-03-24T14:56:57+03:00May 2nd, 2014|Categories: Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , |

“Put your mind to work if you do not want to lose it,” warn scientists. According to a study, the synapses continue to be formed at all ages, but only as long as we keep thinking… As stated by Dr. Matthew Bambling from the School of Psychology and Counselling, University of Queensland, Australia, the new study [...]

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Sex Stimulates the Brain Function, Say Scientists

By |2020-03-24T14:56:46+03:00January 15th, 2014|Categories: Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

Scientists from the U.S. and South Korea performed a series of experiments on rats and mice of middle age and came to interesting results. Researchers at the University of Maryland found that sexual experience stimulates the development of new neurons in the hippocampus, which is responsible for the transition to long-term memory. Several tests showed [...]