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Using the new Positive Psychology. Using the new Positive Psychology. Unexcited? There May Be a Pill for That. Tuiten published some results from small, preliminary trials in the March issue of The Journal of Sexual Medicine. His full data, which he has just finished tabulating and will soon be taking to the F.D.A., show Lybrido bestowing unmistakable benefits in desire — and in rates of orgasm.

(The outcomes for Lybridos aren’t thoroughly compiled, but he says that early results look about as positive.) Tuiten is confident that the F.D.A. will send him to do another larger set of trials, which will involve about 1,200 subjects. Plenty of drugs fail at that stage of replication. But if all goes well, by 2016, Lybrido and Lybridos might be on the market. Is it possible, after all, that through the pharmaceutical industry a fairy-tale ending could come to pass? But of course swallowing a tablet can take us only so far. Beyond what might happen in millions of bedrooms, it’s even more difficult to foresee what societal transformations might be stirred.

Maybe. The Sneaky Psychology Of Advertising. THE ECONOMICS OF HIGH-END PROSTITUTES. PLASTIC FLOWERS AND MAWKISH SENTIMENTALITY | April 17th 2008 Lee Jordan/flickr The BBC is a national institution, supported by public funds.


It has a duty to deliver public-service information. So what's with all the soft news and sentimental clichés? Stephen Hugh-Jones is losing patience ... Special to MORE INTELLIGENT LIFE Last Sunday wasn't the most eventful one in world history. So what does the British Broadcasting Corporation pick on to lead its evening television news? Neuroscience. Researchers create car that can be steered by thought. The case for outlawing the practice of talking on cell phones while driving got a boost from the latest breakthrough from the innovation labs of Freie Universität Berlin.

Researchers create car that can be steered by thought

German scientists working there have installed a car with new technology that can read the driver's brain waves, thus allowing the car to be steered entirely by thought, reports Science Daily. Needless to say, you probably don't want to be distracted while driving this vehicle. The technology is made possible by commercially available sensors for recording electroencephalograms (EEGs), which are basically the electrical outputs your brain produces while it thinks. Scientists then trained a computer program to distinguish the particular electrical patterns that are produced when a person thinks certain commands, such as "left," "right," "accelerate" or "brake. " Once the training was complete, it was time to take it out for a spin in the real world.

Brain and Mind. Juslin_emotion2003. What Is the Memory Capacity of the Human Brain? Can an old head injury suddenly cause detrimental effects much later in life?

What Is the Memory Capacity of the Human Brain?

—Anonymous, via e-mail Douglas Smith, professor of neurosurgery and director of the Center for Brain Injury and Repair at the University of Pennsylvania, answers: ALTHOUGH A BRAIN INJURY from a car accident or a collision during a football game often seems to cause a sudden change to cognitive ability years later, this change does not just appear out of the blue—the damage has been building up slowly, unnoticed, over time. Postinjury, the progressive brain deterioration that may occur likely reaches a tipping point, after which the loss of function “suddenly” becomes obvious. Depending on the type and severity of the traumatic brain injury (TBI), it can accelerate memory loss or increase a person’s chance of succumbing to Alzheimer’s disease. TBI commonly damages nerve fibers in the brain called axons.

What is the memory capacity of the human brain? "MR. The human brain consists of about one billion neurons. Harmony_II_Blood. Born to Learn ~ You are Born to Learn. Superhuman: the Incredible Savant Brain. Nootropic. Nootropics (/noʊ.əˈtrɒpɨks/ noh-ə-TROP-iks), also referred to as smart drugs, memory enhancers, neuro enhancers, cognitive enhancers, and intelligence enhancers, are drugs, supplements, nutraceuticals, and functional foods that improve one or more aspects of mental function, such as working memory, motivation, and attention.[1][2] The word nootropic was coined in 1972 by the Romanian Dr.


Corneliu E. Giurgea,[3][4] derived from the Greek words νους nous, or "mind", and τρέπειν trepein meaning to bend or turn.[5] Availability and prevalence[edit] At present, there are only a few drugs which have been shown to improve some aspect of cognition in medical reviews. [citation needed] Many more are in different stages of development.[6] The most commonly used class of drug is stimulants, such as caffeine.[7] Academic use[edit] Surveys suggest that 3–11% of American students and 0.7–4.5% of German students have used cognitive enhancers in their lifetime.[11][12][13] Side effects[edit] Drugs[edit] Piracetam.

Piracetam (sold under many brand names) is a nootropic in the racetams group, with chemical name 2-oxo-1-pyrrolidine acetamide.


It shares the same 2-oxo-pyrrolidone base structure with 2-oxo-pyrrolidine carboxylic acid (pyroglutamate). The Psychology of Cheating.