/Tag: synaesthesia

The Stoned Ape Theory Offers an Unconventional View of Human Evolution

By |2018-09-14T21:25:48+03:00January 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. Before we discuss the Stoned Ape Theory itself, let’s talk about its author. Terence McKenna was born on November 16, 1946, and died on April 3, 2000. He had a hobby of fossil hunting in [...]

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

By |2018-09-19T20:58:43+03:00May 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 [...]

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

By |2018-12-16T13:24:12+03:00May 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 Can See Music So She Paints What Famous Songs Look Like

By |2019-01-24T22:09:39+03:00December 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 [...]

Magic Mushrooms Can Actually Rewire and Change Your Brain

By |2019-03-10T20:27:45+03:00December 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 [...]

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

By |2019-03-10T21:37:16+03:00December 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+03:00February 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 [...]

How Can Some People See Auras?

By |2018-11-23T18:24:58+03:00August 4th, 2012|Categories: Human Brain, Parapsychology & Psychic Phenomena, Uncommon Science, Unexplained Mysteries|Tags: , , |

The fact that some people can see auras while others cannot, is intriguing. Could it be an inborn gift or something that must be learned? According to a recent paper, researchers of the University of Granada first proposed a scientific explanation for the phenomenon of aura. The Spanish researchers say that healers who claim they can [...]