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Mental Maps
Best 10 tips to become smarter

1. Smart drugs

2. Food for thought

3. The Mozart effect

Life Uncertainty
How To Make New Year's Resolutions Work For You

How to make New Year's Resolutions Work For You

Every year many people make resolutions to improve their life, their habits, their business.

And every year the majority of us fail miserably at keeping those resolutions…

Cognitive therapy
Mental enhancement in today's culture

Yet another survey has revealed surprisingly large numbers of people using drugs to boost their mental powers. What should be done?

Vitamins and Minerals
Food for thought – what to eat to become smarter

What does the food you eat have to do with how your brain functions? Turns out an awful lot. While we’ve always known that what we eat affects our bodies and how we look, scientists are also learning more and more that what we eat takes a toll on our b…

Brain Hacking
Is human enhancement good for the society?

Human enhancement technologies are opening up tremendous new possibilities. But they're also raising important questions about what it means to be human, and what is good or bad for our individual and collective well-being. These technologies are curre…

Brain Hacking
Here is how Buddhist monks improve their memory

Since I started studying buddhist texts in a more thorough and general way I’ve been curious about the traditional methods of learning and pedagogics used by monks, and how efficient they might be.

Certain practices may seem overly traditional, t…

Technology for Telepathy

In a recent experiment, a person in India said “hola” and “ciao” to three other people in France. Today, the Web, smartphones and international calling might make that not seem like an impressive feat, but it was. The greetings were not spoken, typed o…

Cognitive Psychology
Cognitive Enhancement Without Drugs

Everybody wants to boost their cognitive performance. A recent research demonstrates an easy way to increase mental performance markedly without resorting to cognitive enhancing or sweating over hard mental exercises to strengthen your brain. Just eat …

Brains Can Recover Some 'Lost' Memories

Everyday living may be such a challenge for those with short-term memory loss. But researchers have now demonstrated that m…

Distance Healing
Pineal Gland: What Affects It and How to Activate and Stimula...

The pineal gland, which is located at the centre of the brain, is responsible for the production of a serotonin derivative known as melatonin; a hormone that helps to regulate and keep a healthy

Three Simple Steps to Mastering any Subject Recommended by a ...

I wasn’t always a good learner. I thought learning was all about the hours you put in. Then I discovered something that changed my life.

The famous Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman understood

Our brains synchronize during a conversation

The rhythms of brainwaves between two individuals getting involved in a dialogue start to match each other. This is the conclusion of a study published in the journal Scientific Reports, directed by the Basque research center BCBL. According t…

Brainwave Entrainment
Brain Wave Entrainment

I am fortunate to be working with Deepak Chopra, M.D., and Dr. Rudy Tanzi, co-authors of the bestselling book Super Brain, on a technology called Brain Wave Entrainment. Deepak is very well known, but Rudy is an amazingly interesting person as well. He…

The brain can be trained to avoid dyslexia

The capability of your mind to synchronize with all the tone and intonation of language influences how language is processed. This is the conclusion of a study from the Basque research centre BCBL. The results can bring about more effective actions to …

Neurostimulation lowers need for opioids in chronic pain

Recognizing that treatment of chronic pain can be confounding, the Neuromodulation Appropriateness Consensus Committee (NACC), an international group of more than 60 leading pain specialists, has created the first consensus guidelines for the use of ne…

Brain-shocking therapy may work by boosting calcium in the brain

We might finally be figuring out how an increasingly popular therapy that uses electricity to boost the brain’s functioning has its effects – by pushing up levels of calcium in cells.

Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) involves using …

Give Your Pooch A Boost With Nootropics

Nootrodog is a canine supplement created with organic ingredients like shiitake mushrooms and beets, that is intended to “increase a dog’s memory, promote mental clarity and st…

Rewiring Your Brain: Neurofeedback Goes Mainstream

Imagine a treatment that involves sitting in a chair, with electrodes attached to your skull. The electrodes are attached to a computer that measure activity in your brain and then send feedback to regulate your brainwaves. Are you rolling your eyes at…

Check Your Genes To Fill Your Nootropics "Stack"

In what might be peak body hacking self-optimization fever, individuals have begun mixing nootropics, or "smart drugs," with genetic testing.

Nootropics are any range of vitamins, nutrients, and medications which people combine into cock…

Unexpected Benefits of tDCS in Depressed Patients

The application of novel brain stimulation techniques to treat depression, and possibly other neuropsychiatric disorders, is a new and rapidly growing field. Among these techniques, transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is emerging as one of t…

How Can Theoretical Computer Science Inform Neuroscience?

I wish I knew!

Today, there’s a thriving interaction between TCS and physics (mostly centered around quantum computing, but also around, for example, phase transitions in random constraint satisfaction problems). There’s also a thriving interacti…

Electromagnetic therapy
A Comparison of Brain Stimulation Techniques

We’re often asked what makes Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) different from some of the other brain stimulation techniques currently available. While there are numerous cranial stimulation technologies currently being studied within the …

Massage Therapy And Neurostimulation For Pain Relief

Based on Advanced Pain Management, a clinic specializing in the implantable, reversible pain management program,"neurostimulation therapy treatment, also called spinal cord stimulation, is the safe delivery of low voltage electricity to the dors…

Organic ink may restore sight to blind people

A simple retinal prosthesis has been developed in cooperation between Tel Aviv University in Israel and Linköping University in Sweden. Fabricated utilizing cheap and widely-available natural pigments used in printing inks an…