Category Archives: Neuroscience and Psychology
This guy has an interesting photo technique: creating photos that are generally still photos, but have one person who is in motion. The funny thing is that it doesn’t seem that odd to look at. And the reason is that … Continue reading
The take home message is that both aerobic and resistance training are good for the brain in different ways. How Exercise May Help Memory – NYTimes.com.
via Exercise May Help Protect Children From Stress – NYTimes.com There was no difference in the cortisol levels at home between children who were active and those who were less active. But when the researchers gave the children a standard … Continue reading
Good light roundup of reasons why stress shrinks the brain and how to fight against that. I would add anti-inflamatories to the mix. How to Prevent Stress from Shrinking Your Brain | Psychology Today.
Learning starts early. Babies only hours old are able to differentiate between sounds from their native language and a foreign language, scientists have discovered. The study indicates that babies begin absorbing language while still in the womb, earlier than previously … Continue reading
UC Berkeley study links brain atrophy of aging with both poor sleep and poor memory retention. But the question is, does the atrophy lead to both poor sleep and poor memory directly, or does the poor sleep interfere with long-term … Continue reading
More and more, it is looking like the kind of inflammation that occurs on a daily basis, the kind you never really notice, can have serious health consequences. And there is good reason to believe that daily anti-inflammatories can be … Continue reading
Some might think that giving people the illusion of greater than normal power would make them more egotistical and self-serving, but this Stanford study shows that what people become is more empathetic. This is in line with the idea … Continue reading
Wish I had time to go to this talk: Thursday Jan 17th, 5 pm: Workshop on Zombies and Consciousness Steven Schlozman, Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School “Is it OK to shoot that Zombie if it isn’t Consciously Human? Is it OK to shoot … Continue reading