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25 Ways to Work With Your Brain Mens Fitness Magazine Australia December 2012. New Brain Training Scientist The Collection Issue Three 2014 UK. Let Yourself Go Scientist The Collection Issue Three 2014 UK. Go With the Flow Scientist The Collection Issue Three 2014 UK. The Schumann Resonance and Psychobiology. When people work together, they’re literally on the same wavelength, brain waves show. Thanks to scientists who have ventured outside the laboratory, we have learned that tight-knit groups of females experience synchronized menstrual periods over time, that cohesive groups engaged in decision-making discount dissenting viewpoints in the interests of consensus, and that couples who stay together long enough begin to look alike.

When people work together, they’re literally on the same wavelength, brain waves show

Psychology researchers at New York University equipped each of 12 high school seniors with a portable, low-cost electroencephalogram and gathered the gadgets’ brain-wave readings over a semester’s worth of biology classes (11 sessions lasting 50 minutes each). Writing in the journal Current Biology, the researchers reported that when students were most engaged with each other and in group learning, the readings on their electroencephalograms, or EEGs, tended to show brain-wave patterns that rose and dipped in synchrony. That neural synchrony was most pronounced when students reported they liked their teacher. DARPA Is Planning to Hack the Human Brain to Let Us "Upload" Skills.

In Brief The DARPA Targeted Neuroplasticity Training (TNT) program is exploring ways to speed up skill acquisition by activating synaptic plasticity.

DARPA Is Planning to Hack the Human Brain to Let Us "Upload" Skills

If the program succeeds, downloadable learning that happens in a flash may be the result. Mindhack For Faster Learning In March 2016, DARPA — the U.S. military’s “mad science” branch — announced their Targeted Neuroplasticity Training (TNT) program. Majority of military discharges for misconduct linked to brain injury, mental health – GAO. More than six in 10 service members who were discharged for misconduct had a brain injury or mental health condition, and many of them are potentially ineligible to receive health benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs, a new report has found.

Majority of military discharges for misconduct linked to brain injury, mental health – GAO

The US Government Accountability Office (GAO), an independent government watchdog agency, reported that 57,141 of the 91,764 service members who were separated or discharged for misconduct from fiscal years 2011 through 2015 had been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a traumatic brain injury (TBI), or another mental health condition at least two years before their separation. Using data from the Department of Defense’s Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC), the DOD’s Defense Health Agency (DHA), and the Veterans Benefits Administration, the report found that 16 percent of troops discharged for misconduct had been diagnosed with TBI or PTSD. Read more. What Makes Each BrainUnique Scientific American March 2012 .pdf. Your Brain Is Trying to Show You The Future. In the Spider-Man films, the geeky superhero is gifted with an internal alarm system that warns him of danger moments before it hits.

Your Brain Is Trying to Show You The Future

But it turns out that all humans have a skill that helps them dodge dangerous situations. A new study has found that when we anticipate an event, we automatically visualise it in ‘fast-forward’ beforehand. Understanding Your Brain Can Make You Calmer and Much More Productive. The reason Steve Jobs didn't let his children use an iPad. The success of devices like the iPod, iPad and iPhone made Steve Jobs a household name and earned him billions of dollars.

The reason Steve Jobs didn't let his children use an iPad

However, despite spending his life creating one of the world's biggest technology empires, he took a fairly strict view on gadgets when it came to his children. Writing in the New York Times in 2014, Nick Bilton recalled a conversation he had with the late Apple chief executive (whose birthday is 24 February) after the launch of the first iPad. Asking whether his children liked the new device, Jobs replied: "They haven't used it. Even Steve Jobs Didn’t Let His Kids Use iPads: Why You Should Limit Technology Use for Your Kids. Why Do So Many Smart People Use Dumb Phones? – TheBlaze. Wherever you go, people are on their “smartphones.”

Why Do So Many Smart People Use Dumb Phones? – TheBlaze

In airports, restaurants or on the street, people are almost permanently glued to their devices, obsessed with the idea that they cannot exist without being connected to the cyber world. Thus, they text and tweet, email and Google, follow and like in an effort to be constantly present online. It has become part of a “normal” existence in today’s postmodern world. However, not everyone is connected. A growing number of smartphone dissenters are trading in their passport to the digital world. Some college kids spend a fifth of class time on digital devices. (HealthDay)—College students spend one-fifth of their time in class using digital devices—such as smartphones—for non-educational purposes, new research reveals.

Some college kids spend a fifth of class time on digital devices

The main culprit is texting. Almost nine out of 10 reported that texting was their main digital diversion while in class. Research: College Students More Distracted Than Ever. Research Research: College Students More Distracted Than Ever By Dian Schaffhauser01/20/16 Students are more distracted than ever.

Research: College Students More Distracted Than Ever

They tend to check their digital devices, particularly, their smartphones, an average of 11.43 times during class for non-classroom activities. Half of young people have so many 'emotional problems' they cannot focus at school, study finds. Revenge really is sweet: study shows the mood-enhancing effect of retaliation – Research Digest. By Alex Fradera When we feel ostracised, we’re more likely to behave aggressively.

Revenge really is sweet: study shows the mood-enhancing effect of retaliation – Research Digest

Previous research suggests that vengeance on those who we think have wronged us can be driven by a sense of justice, and may activate neural reward centres. But being ostracised can also lead to generalised aggression, even lashing out at unrelated people, so there seems to be more going on. In new research in Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, David Chester and C. New CIA Docs Reveal Black Budget "Project Star Gate" To Study "Supernatural" Abilities. The CIA has published online nearly 13 million pages of declassified records, including papers on the US role in overthrowing foreign governments, but some of the most mind blowing information is in reference to the secret ‘Star Gate’ telepathy project.

New CIA Docs Reveal Black Budget "Project Star Gate" To Study "Supernatural" Abilities

The details of CIA’s “Project Star Gate” are riveting, and expose uncharted waters to be researched as far as there is virtually no mainstream science or pop culture awareness of the phenomena exposed in the project – and is often ridiculed as the stuff of science fiction. The revelations come as part of a massive almost 13 million file dump of declassified reports – that are now available on the internet for the first time.

Scientists are about to perform an Experiment to See if the Human Mind Is Bound by Physics - ScienceAlert. Spooky Action Perhaps one of the most intriguing and interesting phenomena in quantum physics is what Einstein referred to as a “spooky action at a distance” — also known as quantum entanglement. This quantum effect is behind what makes quantum computers work, as quantum bits (qubits) generally rely on entanglement to process data and information. It’s also the working theory behind the possibility of quantum teleportation. The long and short of it is this: entangled particles affect one another regardless of distance, where a measurement of the state of one would instantly influence the state of the other.

However, it remains “spooky” because — despite following the laws of quantum physics — entanglement seems to reveal some deeper theory that’s yet to be discovered. Noise pollution is drowning out nature even in protected areas – study. The sounds of the natural world are being overwhelmed by the blare of human activity, even in protected wildlife areas, new research has revealed. The racket is not only harming people’s enjoyment of natural havens, which are known to have significant benefits for both physical and mental health, but it is also affecting wildlife, with animals less able to escape predators and birds less able to find mates. Scientists used over one million hours of sound recordings from 492 locations in protected areas in the US to calculate that in about two-thirds of places, the noise pollution from human activities was double the background sound levels.