The Science Behind How We Learn New Skills. THE BRAIN FROM TOP TO BOTTOM. Neuroscience of Music - How Music Enhances Learning - Neuroplasticity. Neuroscience research into the neuroscience of music shows that musicians’ brains may be primed to distinguish meaningful sensory information from noise.
This ability seems to enhance other cognitive abilities such as learning, language, memory and neuroplasticity of various brain areas. Scientific review of how music training primes nervous system and boosts learning Those ubiquitous wires connecting listeners to you-name-the-sounds from invisible MP3 players, whether of Bach, Miles Davis or, more likely today, Lady Gaga, only hint at music’s effect on the soul throughout the ages. Now a data-driven review by Northwestern University researchers that will be published July 20 in Nature Reviews Neuroscience pulls together converging research from the scientific literature linking musical training to learning that spills over to skills including language, speech, memory, attention and even vocal emotion.
Contact: Pat Vaughan Tremmel Source: Northwestern University. What 'Brain Food' Actually Does for Your Brain. "it's just a chemical dosage that goes from your mouth to your brain" - sorry, but that is completely misleading, and in an article purporting to explain how food interacts with the brain, is downright false.
It also ignores information given by the sources you actually quote. Neurotransmitters, with a few exceptions, are composed of protein-like molecules which are digested and absorbed by the gut like any other protein. 10 Ways to Alter Your Consciousness Without Drugs. I'm typically not one for altered states of consciousness.
Upside-down glasses. If you just want to get yourself a pair of perspective flipping goggles, all you have to do is download the file, arrange the parts to be cut (being sure to include two earpieces, they're identical, you know) and laser cut yourself a pair (mirror side down on the plastic, please.)
It's pretty simple. What those of you without laser cutters (poor souls that you are) may take away is this cool construction method I learned from puzzle maker Lee Krasnow. Scientists discover how the brain encodes memories at a cellular level. (Santa Barbara, Calif.) –– Scientists at UC Santa Barbara have made a major discovery in how the brain encodes memories.
The finding, published in the December 24 issue of the journal Neuron, could eventually lead to the development of new drugs to aid memory. The team of scientists is the first to uncover a central process in encoding memories that occurs at the level of the synapse, where neurons connect with each other. "When we learn new things, when we store memories, there are a number of things that have to happen," said senior author Kenneth S. Kosik, co-director and Harriman Chair in Neuroscience Research, at UCSB's Neuroscience Research Institute.
Kosik is a leading researcher in the area of Alzheimer's disease. Browse the latest tests - Cambridge Brain Sciences. How to Beat the Odds at Judging Risk. How to Disagree. March 2008 The web is turning writing into a conversation.
Twenty years ago, writers wrote and readers read. The web lets readers respond, and increasingly they do—in comment threads, on forums, and in their own blog posts. Explicit Groups vs Implicit Groups. Kevin Cheng (aka @k), product manager at Twitter and an all around smart guy wrote a great blog post called Can We Ever Digitally Organize Our Friends?.
I've been thinking many of the same things that Kevin wrote about since I started to use Google+ a few weeks ago and Kevin's post is a good opportunity to riff on the same ideas. Mapping out a new era in brain research. The Human Connectome Project is giving neuroscientists a new perspective on the connections in the brain and how they communicate with each other.
Copyright Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, UCLA and Randy Buckner, PhD. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, MGH. www.humanconnectomeproject.org New maps of the networks of live brains could lead to better treatments for Alzheimer's diesease and schizophrenia. Need for Constant Stimulation Triggered by Dopamine in the Brain. 20 Super Brain Foods « Zen. We know that the foods we eat affect the body but they can have even more influence on how well our brain functions.
What we eat can have a POWERFUL affect on our brain’s energy, how the mind handles tasks, and our general mood. Our focus here is on those particular nutrients found in foods that enhance neuron firing and cross-linking in the brain. The foods listed below can help you: concentrate, increase memory, tune sensorimotor skills, keep you motivated, speed up your reaction time, control stress, and even slow down the aging of brain cells!
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Psychology studies relevant to everyday life from PsyBlog. 47 Mind-Blowing Psychology-Proven Facts You Should Know About Yourself - StumbleUpon. What Everyone Should Know About Their Own Minds. Classic psychology studies show just how little access we have to the workings of our own minds.
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