The Secret To Staying With Someone Forever Is To Keep Falling In Love (And Never Stop) You’re not exactly sure what’s going on.
Your heart keeps racing, regardless of whether or not you’re in this person’s presence. Thoughts flood your mind, making it difficult to focus on anything other than the person in front of you. Liberalism, atheism, male sexual exclusivity linked to IQ. The IQ differences are statistically significant, but experts say the data shouldn't be used to stereotype or make assumptions.
Behaviors may stem from desire to show superiority or elitism, which also has to do with IQFor men, sexual exclusivity goes against the grain evolutionarilyNone of this means that humans are evolving toward a future where such traits are the default (CNN) -- Political, religious and sexual behaviors may be reflections of intelligence, a new study finds. Evolutionary psychologist Satoshi Kanazawa at the the London School of Economics and Political Science correlated data on these behaviors with IQ from a large national U.S. sample and found that, on average, people who identified as liberal and atheist had higher IQs.
This applied also to sexual exclusivity in men, but not in women. The findings will be published in the March 2010 issue of Social Psychology Quarterly. Kanazawa did not find that higher or lower intelligence predicted sexual exclusivity in women. Study reveals workings of working memory. Keep this in mind: Scientists say they've learned how your brain plucks information out of working memory when you decide to act.
Say you're a busy mom trying to wrap up a work call now that you've arrived home. While you converse on your Bluetooth headset, one kid begs for an unspecified snack, another asks where his homework project has gone, and just then an urgent e-mail from your boss buzzes the phone in your purse. During the call's last few minutes these urgent requests—snack, homework, boss—wait in your working memory. When you hang up, you'll pick one and act. When you do that, according to Brown University psychology researchers whose findings appear in the journal Neuron, you'll employ brain circuitry that links a specific chunk of the striatum called the caudate and a chunk of the prefrontal cortex centered on the dorsal anterior premotor cortex.
Birth of new brain cells might erase babies’ memories. Unlike the proverbial elephants, babies always forget.
Infants’ memories may be wiped clean by the genesis of new brain cells, a study in rodents suggests. The findings offer an explanation for why people can’t recall memories from early childhood, a century-old mystery. The study’s authors “make a very interesting and compelling case,” says neuroscientist and psychiatrist Thomas Insel, director of the National Institute for Mental Health in Bethesda, Md. “It’s just truly fascinating,” he says. “Nobody has actually looked at this very carefully before.” Neuropsychopharmacology - Abstract of article: Resting Brain Activity Varies with Dream Recall Frequency Between Subjects. Neurology. The Science of Dreams and Why We Have Nightmares.
By Maria Popova. What the Science of “Sleep Paralysis” Reveals About How the Brain Works. By Maria Popova How a neurological nightmare illuminates the wondrous workings of the brain-body connection.
Mark Strand on Dreams: A Lyrical Love Letter to Where We Go When We Go to Sleep. The Orgasmic Brain. Physicians in China treat addictions by destroying the brain's pleasure center. "Many Chinese scientists conduct shoddy and unethical research where 'rewards for publication in international journals are high.'" I'm am so fed up with China & all their stupid antics, it's one thing after another & it's all negative, shortcuts to shortcuts, fast & cheap, screw originality, screw safety, screw the environment, & yet we are to play nice or else.
10 theories that explain why we dream. Scientific evidence that you probably don’t have free will. Scientists Accidentally Discover The Brain's Consciousness "Off Switch" Scientists create artificial link between unrelated memories. The ability to learn associations between events is critical for survival, but it has not been clear how different pieces of information stored in memory may be linked together by populations of neurons.
In a study published April 2nd in Cell Reports, synchronous activation of distinct neuronal ensembles caused mice to artificially associate the memory of a foot shock with the unrelated memory of exploring a safe environment, triggering an increase in fear-related behavior when the mice were re-exposed to the non-threatening environment. The findings suggest that co-activated cell ensembles become wired together to link two distinct memories that were previously stored independently in the brain. "Memory is the basis of all higher brain functions, including consciousness, and it also plays an important role in psychiatric diseases such as post-traumatic stress disorder," says senior study author Kaoru Inokuchi of the University of Toyama. Hypnagogic State & Hypnopompic hallucination.
Lucid Dreaming. “It’s the only way to fly.”
Lucid dreaming is the experience of being completely aware within a dream that you are, in fact, in a dream. This realization leads to complete power for the dreamer, allowing him/her to go anywhere and do anything in their dream. Neuroscience.