(Sequoyah Kennedy) One of the great ironies of science is how little we understand our own brains. There has been amazing progress in neuroscience in the last century, true, but the workings of big melon in charge remain rather mysterious. One such mystery is if that big melon is, in fact, in charge at all, whether it’s the less materialistic question of our brains as generators of consciousness or simply amplifiers, or simply what level of executive function our brains play as opposed to, say, our gut.
(Isabelle Z.) The concept of cell tower radiation causing cancer used to be tinfoil hat territory – or at least that’s what those with vested interests in the technology wanted people to think. Now, however, the body of scientific evidence indicating that cell tower radiation can cause cancer is growing too big to ignore.
(Edward Morgan) Wheat consumption has been linked to psychiatric conditions like schizophrenia for over 60 years, but recent research indicates the mind-altering properties of this popular food are, in part, caused by it cutting off blood flow to the frontal cortex of the brain.
(Isabelle Z.) Many older people don’t seem as mentally sharp as young people, and it’s long been believed that brains stop making new cells as they age. Some research has even indicated that adults do not grow new neurons. Now, a new study in the journal Cell Stem Cell casts these ideas in serious doubt as researchers show elderly people are more intact both cognitively and emotionally than scientists once believed.
(Jessica Dolores) Many people say, “the eyes have it”, but some researchers insist that “the hands have it”, instead. That’s because our hands hold the key to our happiness.
(Tara Francis Chan) Employees’ brain waves are reportedly being monitored in factories, state-owned enterprises, and the military across China.
(Zoey Sky) According to the results of a study, if a group of participants is instructed to perform “an effective strategy for a working memory training task,” they are able to immediately improve their performance similarly to individuals who have taken part in a typical working memory training without strategy instructions for a month or longer.
IQ & The Health of Civilizations (Video)
(Anne) What’s the most transformative thing that you can do for your brain today? Exercise! says neuroscientist Wendy Suzuki. Get up and MOVE!
(Edward Morgan) Many different types of stimulants can be found in the foods and drinks we consume. Some are natural ingredients that we’ve been consuming for millennia, such as caffeine, now embedded into the cultures of many civilisations. Others are synthetic and a relatively recent addition to our diets.
(Edsel Cook) If you want your children to have smarter brains, sharper memories, and longer attention spans, raise them in a home with lots of greenery and plenty of physical activity. That’s because two Spanish studies discovered that nature and exercise exert strong influences upon brain development and mental health, reported a Waking Times article.
(Edsel Cook) A recent Canadian study proved the American Academy of Pediatrics(AAP) right about the bad effects of watching excessive television. Toddlers who watch TV for extended periods starting from the age of two turned out to be far more likely to suffer from bad grades and unhealthy diets when they became adolescents.
(Jon Rappoport) We’re familiar with the body’s immune system. It mounts a reaction to intruders, and in the process it swings into a full inflammatory response. Swelling occurs. Fever. The result, if the immune system is healthy, is the banishing of the intruders and a return to well-being.
(Sayer Ji) The pineal gland has been known as the ‘seat of soul’ for hundreds of years. Could fluoride, a ubiquitous vector of toxicity in the modern world, actually be calcifying this gland and literally turning it to stone?
(Christina Sarich) The word noise comes from a Latin root word meaning, “pain,” or “distress.” Noise is something we’ve become accustomed to, even if we are keenly aware of its ability to cause multiple forms of anguish. Even if we live in “decibel hell,” we can find moments of silence to reduce our pain. We can […]