Sports writers will tell you that athletes usually reach their maximum at the age of 20, after which their physical abilities quickly taper off. Many people in our lives, for example, a career it takes much more time to develop. As it turned out, the intellect also reaches its full bloom a little later. According to a recent study, some of the components of our intelligence Brain are at the top of that, we still learn in high school or university, while others continue to improve when we are over 40, 50 and above.The study of intelligence began a century ago with the work of the French psychologist Alfred Binet, who in the early 1900s involved in the diagnosis of pupils with learning difficulties. Read the rest of this entry »
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The team of Chinese and American scientists presented the first study of how love changes the human brain. His study, they published in the journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, and the short of it reports The Telegraph.
Creating a live map of the brain, neuroscientists have used the method of magnetic resonance imaging. To do this, they collected a hundred volunteer students and students of Southwestern University (Chongqing, China). They were divided into three groups all those who at the time of the study was in love. Read the rest of this entry »
A cursory review of the state of modern science unsophisticated reader might get the impression of a strange inconsistency. Size research subject surprisingly does not reflect the progress achieved in its study. For example, the science of the brain – the organ, weighing an average of only 1.5 kg, requires such complex technology, but so far it has not disclosed many of its secrets. How so? What’s the mystery keeps the human brain, why scientists are forced to wrestle with deciphering how it works?
We offer you a glimpse into the world of the greatest mysteries of the human brain that science has not yet found the answer. Read the rest of this entry »
Men watching pornography may face a decrease in brain volume and with reduced sensitivity in response to sexual stimulation. However, it is possible that people watching pornography often initially have characteristic changes in the brain.
Dr. Simone Kuhn of the Max Planck Institute has documented the small size of the corpus striatum of the brain in people watching porn. This part of the brain is included it processes information about the reward and motivate behavior. Read the rest of this entry »
The most effective enhancer of cognitive function. American popularizer of science Dan Hurley published a book How to become smarter, in which, among other things, spoke about the potential benefits of nicotine. Yes, nicotine. Mr. Hurley claims that read many scientific articles that tell about the usefulness of nicotine for cognitive function.
Yes, numerous studies of humans and animals have shown, he said that nicotine Is good for treating and preventing a variety of neurological disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, mild cognitive impairment, syndrome and schizophrenia. Read the rest of this entry »
Scientists have discovered why the sexes better suited to the different activities.
Neural networks in the brain of men and women differ, American scientists found, the article which was published in the scientific journal PNAS.
In particular, they found that men’s neural networks are arranged so that facilitated perception, and coordination. Read the rest of this entry »
Now it is not easy to find a person, especially the young, who is not familiar with the process of typing on a computer keyboard. Meanwhile, scientists have discovered many mysteries connected with the workings of the brain through these seemingly simple actions.
American and Japanese psychologists have discovered a mysterious occurrence, disprove a preconceived idea of how the process of skill acquisition, which were not included from birth in the brain in the form of reflexes. Read the rest of this entry »
In the United States accepted for the clinical use of the implant, managing the electrical activity of the brain. While these implants are used for the treatment of nervous diseases, but in the future, such devices could be used much more widely. In recent years, electrodes are placed in brain, were used as an experimental treatment of pathological tremor of limbs in Parkinson’s disease, as well as neuro interfaces that help control the paralyzed people robotic manipulators.
New implant approved by the Commission for the control of drugs and nutrients (FDA), is intended for patients suffering from epileptic seizures. Read the rest of this entry »
We used to depend on our five basic senses, and quite forgot that they can sometimes lie: the different parts of the brain together form our perception of reality, but often it goes against common sense.
1. Your eyes can make you hear the words
When you hear someone say, all seemingly quite simple: the mouth of another person creates a sound that your ears hear. It seems that this scheme works well, what could possibly go wrong?
In fact, your eyes can deceive you: sight in most people is the dominant sense, which means that sometimes it is the eye determine what your ears hear.
Radioactive substances have prompted researchers to the behavior of the cells in the adult brain. Since the 1980s, it was believed that the adult new neurons are formed.
That is their number does not change from childhood. But recent research suggests neural plasticity, which allows new cells to be formed, especially in the area of the brain associated with learning and memory. Kirsty Spalding, a molecular biologist at the Karolinska Institute, has developed a method of estimating the ratio of the radioactive isotope carbon-14 to the more common cells in carbon- 12. Read the rest of this entry »