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Research shows strategic thinking strengthens intellectual capacity - PsyPost. Strategy-based cognitive training has the potential to enhance cognitive performance and spill over to real-life benefit according to a data-driven perspective article by the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas published in the open-access journal Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience.

Research shows strategic thinking strengthens intellectual capacity - PsyPost

The research-based perspective highlights cognitive, neural and real-life changes measured in randomized clinical trials that compared a gist-reasoning strategy-training program to memory training in populations ranging from teenagers to healthy older adults, individuals with brain injury to those at-risk for Alzheimer’s disease. “Our brains are wired to be inspired,” said Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, founder and chief director of the Center for BrainHeath and Dee Wyly Distinguished University Chair at The University of Texas at Dallas. The training across the studies was short, ranging from 8 to 12 sessions delivered over one to two months in 45 to 60 minute time periods. Thinking. Conscious Learning.


How Neuroscience Can Help You Get Smarter. Neuroscience. Neuroscience is the scientific study of the nervous system.[1] Traditionally, neuroscience has been seen as a branch of biology.


However, it is currently an interdisciplinary science that collaborates with other fields such as chemistry, computer science, engineering, linguistics, mathematics, medicine and allied disciplines, philosophy, physics, and psychology. It also exerts influence on other fields, such as neuroeducation[2] and neurolaw. The term neurobiology is usually used interchangeably with the term neuroscience, although the former refers specifically to the biology of the nervous system, whereas the latter refers to the entire science of the nervous system. Because of the increasing number of scientists who study the nervous system, several prominent neuroscience organizations have been formed to provide a forum to all neuroscientists and educators. History[edit] The study of the nervous system dates back to ancient Egypt. Modern neuroscience[edit]

Neuroscience Tutorial. Core Concepts. Meet Your Brain Waves — Introducing Alpha, Beta, Theta, Delta, And Gamma. It’s important to understand how your brain contributes to the state of your mind.

Meet Your Brain Waves — Introducing Alpha, Beta, Theta, Delta, And Gamma

While most of us focus on looking at our emotions in an attempt to become happier, more spiritual beings, our brains waves and our subconscious mind also play a key part in our quest for fulfillment. In this article, we’ll be looking at our five brainwave frequencies and how they affect our state of mind, and will be following up on Thursday with a more in-depth look at the impact they have on us physically and mentally, in addition to some exercises we can do to “switch on” certain frequencies. Are we the controllers of our reality? We easily forget that we are the controllers of our reality — and that “our reality” is not made up of outside influences, but that it actually consists of our thoughts, beliefs and mindset.

Therefore, by learning about the deeper states of consciousness, you can open your subconscious mind and create your reality at will, and with precision. 1. 2. 3. 4. Brain Wave States » Unite Under Freedom. Understanding brain waves allows us to alter our state of consciousness.

Brain Wave States » Unite Under Freedom

From altered states of consciousness, we can tap into our psychic abilities. Four brain wave frequencies will be discussed here: beta, alpha, theta, and delta, and by consciously altering these brain waves we are given an entirely new means of exploring different modes of psychic awareness. Beta Brain Waves This brain wave is most related to our conscious mind. Here the brain waves are cycling between 14 to 30 cycles per second.

Many people live their entire lives in the beta mode of existence. Lucid Brain Waves. Alpha Brain Waves connected to Earth's Pulse 7.83Hz - Human Cryptochromes - The Blog - Blog. The human system is made up of trillions of impulses of electro-magnetic energy.

Alpha Brain Waves connected to Earth's Pulse 7.83Hz - Human Cryptochromes - The Blog - Blog

Neuroscience, Physics, Medicine, and Psychology continue to converge on how different energy frequencies effect production, health, and behavior. UNREST, UNHEALTH, and ILLOGICAL We continue to witness growing occurrences of social and individual behaviors that don't make sense. Behavioral and Physical health issues continue to expand regardless of our access to contemporary resources.

And our response is a prescription to a medication that effectively numbs us in some way. The Philosophy of Neuroscience. First published Mon Jun 7, 1999; substantive revision Tue May 25, 2010 Over the past three decades, philosophy of science has grown increasingly “local.”

The Philosophy of Neuroscience

Concerns have switched from general features of scientific practice to concepts, issues, and puzzles specific to particular disciplines. The Neuroscience of Decision Making. In an attempt to put matter over mind, researchers are beginning to decipher what exactly is happening in our brains when we are making decisions.

The Neuroscience of Decision Making

Our thoughts, though abstract and vaporous in form, are determined by the actions of specific neuronal circuits in our brains. The interdisciplinary field known as “decision neuroscience” is uncovering those circuits, thereby mapping thinking on a cellular level. Although still a young field, research in this area has exploded in the last decade, with findings suggesting it is possible to parse out the complexity of thinking into its individual components and decipher how they are integrated when we ponder. Neuroscientists reveal magicians' secrets - Technology & science - Science - LiveScience. NEW YORK — There is a place for magic in science.

Neuroscientists reveal magicians' secrets - Technology & science - Science - LiveScience

Five years ago, on a trip to Las Vegas, neuroscientists Stephen Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde realized that a partnership was in order with a profession that has an older and more intuitive understanding of how the human brain works. Magicians, it seems, have an advantage over neuroscientists. "Scientists have only studied cognitive illusions for a few decades. Do mirror neurons explain understanding, or is it the other way round? – Neurologism. (Alternate title: In Soviet Russia, Mirror Neurons Explain YOU!)

Do mirror neurons explain understanding, or is it the other way round? – Neurologism

A draft of this post has been sitting around for a few weeks, and while I’m happy with today’s sanity check, I still can’t help but suspect that I am missing something in the debate on “action understanding”. So I am happy to be convinced that I have completely misunderstood some key aspect of the mirror neuron story. Mirror neuron “theory” strikes me as an odd mix of interesting experimental results and ambiguous reasoning. First 3D Map of the Brain’s Connections.

We knew anatomy could be gorgeous, but this is beyond anything else we’ve ever seen, and it’s guaranteed to be something you haven’t seen, being the first 3D image of a brain’s connections.

First 3D Map of the Brain’s Connections

Van Wedeen, a Harvard radiology professor, is awestruck: “We’ve never really seen the brain – it’s been hiding in plain sight.” Conventional scanning has offered us a crude glimpse, but scientists such as Wedeen aim to produce the first ever three-dimensional map of all its neurons. They call this circuit diagram the “connectome”, and it could help us better understand everything from imagination and language to the miswirings that cause mental illness. But with 100 billion neurons hooked together by more connections than there are stars in the MilkyWay, the brain is a challenge that represents petabyte-level data. The First Map Showing All the Connections in Your Brain's White Matter. How the brain forms time-linked memories. This cross-section of the hippocampus shows island cells (green) projecting to the CA1 region of the hippocampus (credit: Takashi Kitamura) MIT neuroscientists have discovered how two neural circuits in the brain work together to control the formation of time-linked memories, such as the sound of skidding tires, followed by a car crash.

Brain Oscillations Reveal We Experience the World in Rapid Snapshots. Neuroscientists from the University of Glasgow have demonstrated that our brains experience the world in discrete snapshots determined by the cycles of brain rhythms. While studying a brain rhythm associated with visual cortex, they used a “simple trick” to affect and “reset” the oscillations of this rhythm. It has long been suspected that humans do not experience the world continuously, but rather in rapid snapshots. Now, researchers at the University of Glasgow have demonstrated this is indeed the case.

Just as the body goes through a 24-hour sleep-wake cycle controlled by a circadian clock, brain function undergoes such cyclic activity – albeit at a much faster rate. Professor Gregor Thut of the Institute of Neuroscience and Psychology, said: “Rhythms are intrinsic to biological systems. “Brain oscillations – the recurrent neural activity that we see in the brain – also show periodicity but cycle at much faster speeds.

Me, Myself and My Stranger: Understanding the Neuroscience of Selfhood. Where are you right now? Maybe you are at home, the office or a coffee shop—but such responses provide only a partial answer to the question at hand. Asked another way, what is the location of your "self" as you read this sentence? Like most people, you probably have a strong sense that your conscious self is housed within your physical body, regardless of your surroundings. But sometimes this spatial self-location goes awry. Games tapping into brain waves 'should be regulated' Video games and educational aids that tap into brain waves should be classified as medical devices, a think-tank has claimed.

The games, which use a helmet or headband to pick up electrical signals, ought to be regulated in the same way as breast implants, pacemakers and heart valves, according to the influential Nuffield Council on Bioethics. Although brain-computer interface (BCI) technology is in its infancy, it is undergoing rapid development according to a new report from Nuffield. One example already on the market is the Swedish game Mindball, in which brain waves are used to control a ball's movement across a table, which as well as providing entertainment, is intended to train players to be more relaxed and focused.

More obviously aimed at children, the Uncle Milton Star Wars Force Trainer uses similar technology to move a ball up and down a vertical tube. Video games change the way you dream. Maybe you're meandering, alone and lost, through an abandoned castle surrounded by a crocodile-filled moat. Suddenly, a flame-breathing dragon hurls towards you, snarling and gnashing its teeth, coming in for the kill. Do you wake up from this bizarro nightmare, covered in sweat and close to tears? Or do you stay in the dream, grab your imaginary sword, and walk boldly into battle?

If your answer is the latter, then Jayne Gackenbach would suspect you're also a hardcore gamer. Video game playing found beneficial for the brain. (Credit: Nintendo) Playing the Super Mario 64 video game causes increased size in brain regions responsible for spatial orientation, memory formation and strategic planning as well as fine motor skills, a new study conducted at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development and Charité University Medicine St.

Study: hardcore gamers have enhanced visual abilities. Hardcore gamers "see the world differently", says the author of a study that suggests gamers who play action games have better visual skills than non-gamers. Action video game playing is associated with improved visual sensitivity, but not alterations in visual sensory memory. Action video game playing has been experimentally linked to a number of perceptual and cognitive improvements. These benefits are captured through a wide range of psychometric tasks and have led to the proposition that action video game experience may promote the ability to extract statistical evidence from sensory stimuli. A Brain Wave Worth a Thousand Words. Optimizacion Cerebral - Brain Training Centers - Optimizar el Cerebro. Lóbulos frontales: How Brainwave Optimization Works - Brain Training Centers.

Brain Basics - Brain Training Centers. The Science Behind Brainwave Optimization - Brain Training Centers. Various forms of mental illness and issues are associated with abnormal patterns of resting electroencephalogram (EEG) activity (Zietsch et al 2007). Neurolucida Neuron Tracing Software. Quantify neuronal morphology. Our unbound mind. MindToys » Blog Archive » Toys for your Mind , hi-tech toys, gadgets and gizmos. Neuroscience: Hardwired for taste : Nature. A mouthful of bittersweet chocolate cake with a molten centre can trigger potent memories of pleasure, lust and even love. But all it takes is one bad oyster to make you steer clear of this mollusc for life.

Neuroscientists who study taste are just beginning to understand how and why the interaction of a few molecules on your tongue can trigger innate behaviours or intense memories. Brain cell regrowth linked to benefits of exercise, sexual behaviors and reproductive issues. Neurofeedback Trains Brain Waves, Restores Brain Function. Mind-reading light helps you stay in the zone - tech - 17 December 2013. Scientists extract images directly from brain.

Brain Waves Transformed into Music. Neuroacoustics: The Healing Power of Sound.

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List of unsolved problems in neuroscience. The neuroscientific study of hallucinogens. Afterlife Is Real - Neurosurgeon Says He Has Proof Of Heaven And Advanced Higher Life-Forms. Neurological disorder MMF found to be caused by vaccines: scientific proof. Vaccines. Brain Structure Mirrors the Universe. Astronomers capture the first Image of the Mysterious web that connects all Galaxies. A Neuroscientist's Radical Theory of How Networks Become Conscious - Wired Science.

Soul. Direct and indirect cellular effects of aspa... [Eur J Clin Nutr. 2008. Aspartame. Is Willpower a Limited Resource Which Can be Cultivated with Exercise? Wanders re-awakening. Neuroplasticity - How Exercising the Brain Helps it to Grow and Repair. MindToys » Blog Archive » Toys for your Mind , hi-tech toys, gadgets and gizmos. What Can It Do For You? - Brain State Conditioning - Brain Training Centers. Researchers develop ‘camera’ that will show your mind. Gamers solve decade old HIV puzzle in ten days. The neuroscientific study of hallucinogens. Well-connected hemispheres of Einstein’s brain may have contributed to his brilliance. First brain map of speech units could aid mind-reading - life - 30 January 2014. Changing brains: why neuroscience is ending the Prozac era. Brain Waves. Neurological System. Etymology of Neuroscience Terms.