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How the orchestra is arranged by the biology of the brain. Imagine yourself at a concert hall looking at a symphonic orchestra on stage.

How the orchestra is arranged by the biology of the brain

Why doesn’t physics help us to understand the flow of time? Harvard Unveils MRI Study Proving Meditation Literally Rebuilds The Brain’s Gray Matter In 8 Weeks. Test subjects taking part in an 8-week program of mindfulness meditation showed results that astonished even the most experienced neuroscientists at Harvard University. The study was led by a Harvard-affiliated team of researchers based at Massachusetts General Hospital, and the team’s MRI scans documented for the very first time in medical history how meditation produced massive changes inside the brain’s gray matter. “Although the practice of meditation is associated with a sense of peacefulness and physical relaxation, practitioners have long claimed that meditation also provides cognitive and psychological benefits that persist throughout the day,” says study senior author Sara Lazar of the MGH Psychiatric Neuroimaging Research Program and a Harvard Medical School instructor in psychology.

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How we all could benefit from synaesthesia. Sitting in a small, computer-lined room trying to remember a succession of different-coloured words scrolling past on a screen doesn't sound like the cutting edge of scientific research.

How we all could benefit from synaesthesia

However, academics at the University of East London are using word tests to assess the impact synaesthesia can have on memory – and the potential it might have to ward off the decline in cognitive function that can affect the elderly. Synaesthesia, the neurological condition that causes a blending of the senses – colours can be connected to letters and numbers, smells and tastes to music or touch to vision – has long been linked to creativity: famous synaesthetes include Sibelius and more recently Pharrell Williams and Lady Gaga.

But among the wider population it has remained a mysterious condition, although it is known to affect at least 4.4% of adults across its many forms. Over the Hill at 24: Persistent Age-Related Cognitive-Motor Decline in Reaction Times in an Ecologically Valid Video Game Task Begins in Early Adulthood. Typically studies of the effects of aging on cognitive-motor performance emphasize changes in elderly populations.

Over the Hill at 24: Persistent Age-Related Cognitive-Motor Decline in Reaction Times in an Ecologically Valid Video Game Task Begins in Early Adulthood

Although some research is directly concerned with when age-related decline actually begins, studies are often based on relatively simple reaction time tasks, making it impossible to gauge the impact of experience in compensating for this decline in a real world task. The present study investigates age-related changes in cognitive motor performance through adolescence and adulthood in a complex real world task, the real-time strategy video game StarCraft 2.

Your Concentration Training Program: 11 Exercises That Will Strengthen Your Attention. Become the Supreme Commander of Your Mind: How to Effectively Manage Your Attention. Jumpstart Your Journaling: A 31-Day Challenge. Attention, Please! What Every Man Ought to Know About Focus. “Pay attention!”

Attention, Please! What Every Man Ought to Know About Focus

Improve Concentration: 12 Exercises to Improve Your Concentration. Self-realization and Psychological Disturbances, by Roberto Assagioli. By Roberto Assagioli , Source: Psychosynthesis Research Foundation.

Self-realization and Psychological Disturbances, by Roberto Assagioli

Issue No. 10 See all english psychosynthesis articles on Kentaur Training. The International Phonetic Alphabet - Audio Illustrations. Braille Through Remote Learning. Lipreading Practice. Sensing your own body is more complicated than you realize. This really is a lot of fun to play with, too.

Sensing your own body is more complicated than you realize

Who Multi-Tasks and Why? Multi-Tasking Ability, Perceived Multi-Tasking Ability, Impulsivity, and Sensation Seeking. The present study examined the relationship between personality and individual differences in multi-tasking ability.

Who Multi-Tasks and Why? Multi-Tasking Ability, Perceived Multi-Tasking Ability, Impulsivity, and Sensation Seeking

Participants enrolled at the University of Utah completed measures of multi-tasking activity, perceived multi-tasking ability, impulsivity, and sensation seeking. In addition, they performed the Operation Span in order to assess their executive control and actual multi-tasking ability. The Scientific Power of Thought. A Grammar of Ithkuil, a Constructed Philosophical Language. How Videogames Could Help Train the Next Generation of Robotic Surgeons.

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How Videogames Could Help Train the Next Generation of Robotic Surgeons

Sami Kilic oversees doctors training to become surgeons at a hospital in Galveston, Texas, and he’s also the parent of a teenage boy. The cerebral cortex of Albert Einstein: a description and preliminary analysis of unpublished photographs. + Author Affiliations Correspondence to: Dean Falk, School for Advanced Research, 660 Garcia Street, Santa Fe, NM 87505, USA E-mail: dfalk@fsu.edu or falk@sarsf.org Received June 12, 2012.

The cerebral cortex of Albert Einstein: a description and preliminary analysis of unpublished photographs

Revision received August 21, 2012. Accepted August 17, 2012. 28 Ways to Stop Complicating Your Life. Are Smart People Getting Smarter? The Flynn effect has always been tinged with mystery. First popularized by the political scientist James Flynn, the effect refers to the widespread increase in IQ scores over time. Some measures of intelligence — such as performance on Raven’s Progressive Matrices in Des Moines and Scotland — have been increasing for at least 100 years. What’s most peculiar is how scores have increased: 1) Scores have increased the most on the problem-solving portion of intelligence tests. 2) Verbal intelligence has remained relatively flat, while non-verbal scores continue to rise. 3) Performance gains have occurred across all age groups. 4) The rise in scores exists primarily on those tests with content that does not appear to be easily learned.

What’s puzzling about this increase in general intelligence is that it appears where we’d least expect it. Is Neuroscience the Death of Free Will? The Stone is a forum for contemporary philosophers and other thinkers on issues both timely and timeless. Is free will an illusion? Some leading scientists think so. Eureka! Neural evidence for sudden insight. A recent study provides intriguing information about the neural dynamics underlying behavioral changes associated with the development of new problem solving strategies. The research, published by the Cell Press in the May 13 issue of the journal Neuron, supports the idea of "a-ha" moments in the brain that are associated with sudden insight. Our daily lives are filled with changes that force us to abandon old behavioral strategies that are no longer advantageous and develop new, more appropriate responses.

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