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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.

Neuroscience of Music - How Music Enhances Learning - Neuroplasticity

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.

What 'Brain Food' Actually Does for Your Brain

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. Glutamate, for example, is the most widely used neurotransmitter in the brain, and is the same glutamate which we find in monosodium glutamate. 10 Ways to Alter Your Consciousness Without Drugs. I'm typically not one for altered states of consciousness.

10 Ways to Alter Your Consciousness Without Drugs

I don't do drugs. I've never been drunk. In fact, the only time I can claim to have been synthetically high was when, against my will, I was injected with Fentanyl moments before being put under for surgery (and that high was not a pleasant experience). So, when I purchased a book Get High Now (without drugs) at a book sale, many of my friends and loved ones thought it extremely peculiar.

When I set out to make an Instructable along the same theme, they felt I had perhaps come unhinged. Upside-down glasses. 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. 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.

How to Disagree

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?.

Explicit Groups vs Implicit Groups

Mapping out a new era in brain research. 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.

20 Super Brain Foods « Zen

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! Consciousness.

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Personality. Brain. Psychology. Try It Yourself. Watch Free Documentaries Online - StumbleUpon. Architects of Control, Program One – Mass Control & The Future of Mankind. “The real war is the war on consciousness.

Architects of Control, Program One – Mass Control & The Future of Mankind

It’s very important to always remember that …Mind control is ubiquitous. It’s almost a question of who is not mind controlled, as opposed to who is mind controlled. It’s just a difference in degree. Psychology studies relevant to everyday life from PsyBlog. 47 Mind-Blowing Psychology-Proven Facts You Should Know About Yourself - StumbleUpon. WHAT YOU ARE ABOUT TO READ IN THE NEXT PARAGRAPH IS COMMONLY BELIEVED, BUT NOT TRUE – You read by recognizing the shapes of words and groups of words.

47 Mind-Blowing Psychology-Proven Facts You Should Know About Yourself - StumbleUpon

Words that are in all capital letters all have the same shape: a rectangle of a certain size. This makes words displayed in all uppercase harder to read than upper and lower case (known as “mixed case”). Mixed case words are easier to read because they make unique shapes, as demonstrated by the picture below. OK, NOW THE TRUE STUFF STARTS — When I started this article the topic was supposed to be why all capital letters are harder to read.

What Everyone Should Know About Their Own Minds. 40 Superb Psychology Blogs. Forty of the best psychology blogs, chosen to give you a broad sweep of the most interesting content being produced online right now.

40 Superb Psychology Blogs

The list is split into three sections: first are more general psychological blogs, followed by those with an academic slant, followed by condition specific and patient perspective blogs. Other than that the blogs are presented in no particular order. Updated Sep 2012 to reflect blogs that are now inactive. General: Psychology...