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Mirror-Touch Synesthesia: the Extreme Version of Empathy

By |2020-02-14T21:48:40+02:00February 14th, 2020|Categories: Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

When a person says ‘I feel your pain,’ you take it to mean emotionally, not physically. But people that suffer from mirror-touch synesthesia feel exactly that; other people’s physical pain. What Is Mirror-Touch Synesthesia? The Condition of Synesthesia Before we discuss this strange condition, let’s get some background on the basics of synesthesia. The word [...]

  • stoned ape theory

The Stoned Ape Theory Offers an Unconventional View of Human Evolution

By |2019-10-21T17:25:41+02:00January 16th, 2018|Categories: Food for thought, History & Archaeology, Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , , , |

The Stoned Ape Theory was founded by none other than the American author, lecturer, ethnobotanist and psychonaut Terence Kemp McKenna. Who was Terence McKenna? Terence McKenna was born on November 16, 1946, and died on April 3, 2000. He had a hobby of fossil hunting in his youth, which helped him gain a scientific appreciation [...]

  • increase iq

This Weird Phenomenon Can Increase IQ by 12 Points, According to a Study

By |2018-09-19T20:58:43+02:00May 3rd, 2017|Categories: Brain Power, Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , |

A training programme focused on the phenomenon of synesthesia was found to increase IQ with an average of 12 points. Used to express the intellectual capabilities of an individual, an IQ score is often regarded as the ultimate number that expresses your intellect and creativity. Having this in mind, it's not surprising that people all [...]

  • magic mushrooms brain

How Magic Mushrooms Rewire the Brain, Making It ‘Hyperconnected’

By |2018-12-16T13:24:12+02:00May 6th, 2016|Categories: Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , |

Have you ever wondered what exactly magic mushrooms do to the brain? I met a guy once who was happy, laid back and, to me, quite enlightened. I admired his ability to look beyond the obvious and into some place alien to the logical side of my personality. While in his company, he addressed the [...]

  • artist with synesthesia imagine

Artist with Synesthesia Can See Music So She Paints What Famous Songs Look Like

By |2019-01-24T22:09:39+02:00December 6th, 2015|Categories: Arts & Movies, Food for thought, Human Brain|Tags: , , |

Everyone knows mental and/or physical conditions are pretty bad, and most just downright suck. However, there are some that can be considered good, in a certain light. Take synesthesia for example. Synesthesia is a very rare condition that affects the neurological system where the pathways in the brain that govern our senses can become crossed [...]

  • psilocybin benefits

Magic Mushrooms Can Actually Rewire and Change Your Brain

By |2019-03-10T20:27:45+02:00December 26th, 2014|Categories: Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , , |

Psilocybin (the active chemical in "magic mushrooms") is, well, truly “magical.” I have discussed the benefits of psilocybin, as well as other psychedelics in some of my previous articles*, but it seems that researchers and medical professionals are discovering more and more exciting information on the topic all the time. More recently, scientists have discovered [...]

  • left and right brain

Brain Can Be Trained to Have Synaesthetic Experiences, New Study Shows

By |2019-03-10T21:37:16+02:00December 3rd, 2014|Categories: Human Brain, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

Here is a fascinating question. Is the number 3 blue or red? Don’t understand? Well, to some individuals numbers and letters have a very distinct color; to many, they even have personalities. There is one main reason for this, and it revolves around a real-life neurological condition the makes numbers, letters and colors overlap in the [...]

“Sixth Sense” Is Promised to Be Given via Brain Implant

By |2017-01-13T21:54:31+02:00February 20th, 2013|Categories: Futurism & Technology, Uncommon Science|Tags: , , , |

Lab rats gained a “sixth sense” via brain implant that allowed them to “touch” the infrared light, according to data published in the journal Nature Communications. Seeing in the infrared spectrum Team of researchers at Duke University in North Carolina, led by Dr. Miguel Nicolelis, announced during the annual conference of the American Association for [...]