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Consciousness and Memory The role of memory in consciousness is often taken for granted. Without the brain's various memory systems it would be unlikely that conscious experience would even occur. Consciousness not only relies on working memory to maintain perceptual and other information but also on long-term memory to enrich our present experience with information from the past.
Family Background, Creativity, and Genius Is the intense motivation of creative persons and geniuses, as manifested by months- or years-long devotions to a project in science, art, or other fields, due to inheritance or other family background factors? I describe a controlled empirical study of 435 Nobel laureates in science and 215 literary prizewinners.
Researchers decode patterns that make our brains human The human brain may be the most complex piece of organized matter in the known universe, but researchers have begun to unravel the genetic code underlying its function. Research has now identified a surprisingly small set of molecular patterns that dominate gene expression in the human brain and appear common to all individuals, providing key insights into the core of the genetic code that makes our brains distinctly human.
3 Ways to Help Your Child Turn Mistakes into Success They can’t learn anything if they’re not allowed to try and try again. “Wow, she’s a natural at soccer.” “He’s like a math prodigy!” “Did you see how well she plays the violin? And she’s only five.” Growing up, I was in awe of kids … ...
No more Type I/II error confusion Type I and Type II errors are, respectively, when you allow a statistical test to convinces you of a false effect, and when you allow a statistical test to convince you to dismiss a true effect. Despite being fundamentally important concepts, they are terribly named. Who can ever remember which way around the two errors […]
Treating epilepsy, brain traumas by neurotransmitters Researchers conducted experiments on the hippocampus of neonatal rats and mice, quite similar to the one of a human fetus at the second half of pregnancy period. Hence it will be possible make precise identification of medicaments safe for a fetus and its brain development. The potential application of obtained results is to find its place in treating brain malfunctions, such as epilepsy, post-ischemic conditions, and brain traumas.
Can You Teach Someone to be Funny? A humor expert explains how almost anyone can make a good joke.
Sarcasm Can Stimulate This Highly Desirable Mental Skill Sarcasm has an unexpected mental benefit. » Continue reading: Sarcasm Can Stimulate This Highly Desirable Mental Skill
I Still Lose My Grip on Reality Sometimes Last night I had a moment of panic, I couldn’t focus and the paranoia was coming on strong. I was so lost in the fog of confusion that I could … ...
Today I Love This Misty Morning Today I love this misty morning with the sunlight tumbling through trees and lighting up the very air so that the shadows are nearly real, nearly shadows of substance. I … ...
4 More Pointers for New Parents for Maintaining a... Having kids can be hard on a marriage. As relationship therapist Rebecca Wong, LCSW, said, kids absorb much of your attention and energy. There are a whole lot more responsibilities and tasks, and your schedule suddenly becomes very limited. Suddenly, there are new challenges to … ...
5 Things Your Boss Needs To Know About Your ADHD There are things that your boss, supervisor, or employer should know about your ADHD. But oddly enough, not one of those things that they need to know is the fact … ...
Do Bullies Want Love, Not War? Psychologists in Canada have found that bullies experience greater opportunities for sex. Bullies are more likely to have dated, had sex, and to report numerous sexual partners.
How to Buy Prescription Drugs Online — Safely     Each year, almost 2 million Americans try to save money buying medications online. Government investigators have found that many rogue pharmacies peddle bad drugs online which can cuase … ...
Do You Feel Misunderstood? Ways to address misconceptions about you.
Are You Yin or Yang? Yin Yang Theory Overview and Test Take this test to find out whether you have Yin or Yang personality type. Detailed theory overview and interactive test. Yin Yang chart includes foods activities.
It’s Time to Get Some Healthy Narcissism The whole concept of narcissism sounds negative and destructive but is narcissism always bad? The answer is no. The concept of narcissism contains positive attributes such as assertiveness and confidence. … ...
Anxiety and the Terror Around Us Decades of anxiety can teach you a few things about life.  It can help you see fear in a different light. For the majority of my life, I remember responding to almost everything out of fear.  My life was a microcosm of what ifs and … ...
The Mindful Pause I am really feeling the benefit of peppering my day with mini-meditations right now and the first one I want to share with you is this: the mindful pause. It’s particularly useful for mothers. As a mother, your daily experience is of the craziness of multiple … ...
Mounties, Cowboys & Avengers: The Cultural Script of Gun... After the immeasurable tragedy at Umpqua Community College in October, the same oversimplified “causes” are trumpeted furiously until their tune fades away – only to return for an encore after the next shooting. We hear again the familiar lyrics that “nobody in their right mind” … ...