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Psychedelics and the Meaning Of Life

Everything we do is for the purpose of altering consciousness. We form friendships so that we can feel certain emotions, like love, and avoid others, like loneliness. We eat specific foods to enjoy their fleeting presence on our tongu...

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Scientists Successfully Tune the Brain to Alleviate Pain

Scientists at The University of Manchester have shown for the first time that if the brain is 'tuned-in' to a particular frequency, pain can be alleviated.

Chronic pain — pain which lasts for more than six months — is a real pro...

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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 eff...

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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 ...

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Gamers Beat Scientists to Making a Protein Discovery

Gamers playing the popular online puzzle game Foldit beat scientists, college students and computer algorithms in a contest to see who could identify a particular protein's shape.

The study findings have implications for video g...

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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 men...

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Consciousness On–Off Switch Discovered Deep in Brain

One moment you’re conscious, the next you’re not. For the first time, researchers have switched off consciousness by electrically stimulating a single brain area.

Scientists have been probing individual regions of the brain for ...

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Artificial Intelligence Will Redesign Healthcare

There are various thought leaders who believe that we are experiencing the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which is characterized by a range of new technologies that are fusing the physical, digital and biological worlds, impacting all ...

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Using This Ancient Technique to Memorize Things Causes Lasting Changes to The Brain

Weird as it might sound, there are competitive rememberers out there who can memorize a deck of cards in seconds or dozens of words in minutes. So, naturally, someone decided to study them. It turns out that practicing their technique...

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Thanks, Mom! We Inherit Intelligence from Mothers, not Fathers, Research Shows

A lot of fathers are going to hate this, but genetic research has found (people) probably get a log of intelligence from their X gene, the feminine one…The X chromosome has a thousand gene, and a bunch of them influence cognition. – D...

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Human Consciousness A Result of An Ancient Virus, Say Searches

You've got an ancient virus in your brain. In fact, you've got an ancient virus at the very root of your conscious thought.

According to two

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A Skin Patch to Treat Peanut Allergies Just Passed a Crucial Test

A wearable patch used to treat peanut allergies has shown tremendous promise in a recently concluded clinical trial, performing particularly well among young children.

It’s called the Viaskin Peanut Patch, and it administers sma...

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Beyond Psychonautics: Inside the World of Microdosing

Microdosing is an emerging trend among young professionals, particularly amongst the Silicon Valley set. If you are unfamiliar with this term, it means to take small amounts of psychedelics during the day in order to enhance focus, cr...

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The Vagus Nerve: A Back Door for Brain Hacking

Doctors stimulate a nerve in the neck to treat epilepsy, heart disease, stroke, arthritis, and a half dozen other ailments

“This is a bottle of pills,” says J.P. Errico, showing me something that’s obviously not a bottle of pill...

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Psychedelic Psychiatry: a Brief History

In the 1950s a group of pioneering psychiatrists showed that hallucinogenic drugs had therapeutic potential, but the research was halted as part of the backlash against the hippy counterculture.

On 5th May, 1953, the novelist Al...

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Songbird brain provides insight into human behavior

A research from UT Southwestern's Peter O'Donnell Jr. Brain Institute shows a bird's tune can be changed -- to the syllable -- by activating and deactivating a neuronal pathway in charge of assisting the mind determine whether a vocal...

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Breakthrough Technology Heals Organs with a Single Touch

Researchers have developed a device that can switch cell function to rescue failing body functions with a single touch. The technology, known as Tissue Nanotransfection (TNT), injects genetic code into skin cells, turning those skin c...

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First brain-to-brain ‘telepathy’ communication via the Internet

The first brain-to-brain telepathy-like communication between two participants via the Internet has been performed by University of Washington researchers.*

The experiment used a question-and-answer game. The goal is for the “in...

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Deep-seated intracranial hemorrhage and brain tumors

Kaisorn Chaichana, M.D., a neurosurgeon at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, discusses minimally disruptive subcortical neurosurgery. Dr. Chaichana discusses how to reach deep-seated lesions for intracranial hemorrhage and brain t...

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Scientists Think This is Where Your Consciousness Lives

Harvard researchers believe they've discovered the physical seat of human awareness.

Scientists have

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Pineal Gland: What Affects It and How to Activate and Stimulate It

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

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Telepathic Therapy: Brain Waves are Used to Remotely Control DNA-Based Nanobots

This is wild: a team of Israeli scientists developed a contraption that uses a person’s brain waves to remotely control DNA-based nanorobots — while the nanobots were inside a living cockroach. When prompted by a human thought, the c...

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