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Touch sends vibrations far beyond our fingertips. Type an email on your computer.

Touch sends vibrations far beyond our fingertips

Raise a glass to your lips. Feel for the light switch in a dark room. Simple, everyday tasks can demand subtle interactions between our hands and our surroundings, but, surprisingly, we still don’t know a lot about the mechanics of the sense of touch. “Most people don’t have a very clear picture of how touch sensation actually arises,” says Yon Visell, assistant professor in the electrical and computer engineering department at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Try it: Ignore the red and find the 'T' Can you find the "T"?

Try it: Ignore the red and find the 'T'

It won't be red. Cryptophasia. Cryptophasia is a phenomenon of a language developed by twins (identical or fraternal) that only the two children could understand.[1] The word has its roots from crypto meaning secret and phasia meaning speech.


Most linguists associate cryptophasia with idioglossia, which is any language used by only one, or very few, people. Cryptophasia also differs from idioglossia on including mirrored actions like twin-walk and identical mannerisms. While sources[2] claim that twins and children from multiple births develop this ability perhaps because of more interpersonal communication between themselves than with the parents, there is inadequate scientific proof to verify these claims. Classification[edit]

List of unsolved problems in neuroscience. Some of the yet unsolved problems of neuroscience include: References[edit] External links[edit]

List of unsolved problems in neuroscience

8 Things Everybody Ought to Know About Concentrating. “Music helps me concentrate,” Mike said to me glancing briefly over his shoulder.

8 Things Everybody Ought to Know About Concentrating

Mike was in his room writing a paper for his U.S. History class. On his desk next to his computer sat crunched Red Bulls, empty Gatorade bottles, some extra pocket change and scattered pieces of paper. Art of Memorizing.

Mnemonic memory

Buddhism and the Brain. Credit: Flickr user eschipul Over the last few decades many Buddhists and quite a few neuroscientists have examined Buddhism and neuroscience, with both groups reporting overlap.

Buddhism and the Brain

I’m sorry to say I have been privately dismissive. One hears this sort of thing all the time, from any religion, and I was sure in this case it would break down upon closer scrutiny. When a scientific discovery seems to support any religious teaching, you can expect members of that religion to become strict empiricists, telling themselves and the world that their belief is grounded in reality. They are always less happy to accept scientific data they feel contradicts their preconceived beliefs. But science isn’t supposed to care about preconceived notions. Despite my doubts, neurology and neuroscience do not appear to profoundly contradict Buddhist thought. Buddhists say pretty much the same thing. Mr. Although I despaired, I comforted myself by looking at the overlying cortex. The next day Mr.


About the Brain. & more Misc interesting things about the Brain. Brain Hacks. Mind Reading. A mind reading machine has edged closer to reality after scientists found a way of converting thoughts into words.

Mind Reading

Researchers were able to render brain signals into speech for the first time, relying on sensors attached to the brain surface. The breakthrough, which is up to 90 percent accurate, will be a boon for paralysed patients who cannot speak and could help read anyone’s thoughts ultimately, reports the Telegraph. “We were beside ourselves with excitement when it started working,” said Prof Bradley Greger, bioengineer at the Utah University who led the project. “It was just one of the moments when everything came together.

“We have been able to decode spoken words using only signals from the brain with a device that has promise for long-term use in paralysed patients who cannot speak. VS Ramachandran: The neurons that shaped civilization.

About the memory, improvement, observation, ...

Brainwashing. Accept Defeat: The Neuroscience of Screwing Up. Illustration: Cristiana Couceiro, Scientis: Getty Images How To Fail Screw ups, disasters, misfires, flops.

Accept Defeat: The Neuroscience of Screwing Up

Why losing big can be a winning strategy. It all started with the sound of static. Apprendre : une affaire de connexion et répétition. Les types de connaissances. Facteurs de réussite en formation. Recherches Corps / Cerveau. Login.

Les 7 règles de base pour réaliser une carte heuristique. Voici les règles fondamentales pour concevoir et réaliser une carte heuristique efficiente 1 La feuille de papier est utilisée dans le format paysage.

Les 7 règles de base pour réaliser une carte heuristique

La feuille de papier sera orientée dans le sens panoramique, car nous avons une vision plus large que haute. Nos écrans de cinéma, de TV et d’ordinateur ont adopté depuis longtemps ce format. Il s’agit de ne pas contrarier notre fonctionnement naturel. Le cerveau à tous les niveaux. Mind Mapping/ Carte heuristique.

Facebook va à l'encontre du cerveau humain. Rubin Dunbar, de l’Université d’Oxford vient de rendre les conclusions de son étude sur les groupements sociaux à travers les siècles: il serait impossible, pour le cerveau humain, d’entretenir un lien social avec plus de 150 amis, quel que soit le niveau de sociabilité.

Facebook va à l'encontre du cerveau humain

Selon ce professeur d'anthropologie, le néocortex, zone du cerveau qui gère la pensée consciente et le langage, serait responsable de cette restriction. Les recherches de Dunbar révèlent que l'arrivée des réseaux sociaux sur internet ne change rien à ces capacités neurologiques. Il a ainsi examiné le fonctionnement de Facebook, Bebo et MySpace, et découvert que les internautes ayant beaucoup d'«amis» n'étaient en interaction avec un petit nombre d'entre eux. D’autre part, les femmes seraient plus douées pour les relations sociales sur Facebook que les hommes.