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The Greek island of old age 6 January 2013Last updated at 19:08 ET By Andrew Bomford BBC News, Ikaria, Greece The inhabitants of a small Greek island live on average 10 years longer than the rest of western Europe. So what's the secret to long life in Ikaria? Hypnosis reaches the parts brain scans and neurosurgery cannot Whenever AR sees a face, her thoughts are bathed in colour and each identity triggers its own rich hue that shines across her mind's eye. This experience is a type of synaesthesia which, for about one in every 100 people, automatically blends the senses. Some people taste words, others see sounds, but AR experiences colour with every face she sees. But on this occasion, perhaps for the first time in her life, a face is just a face. No colours, no rich hues, no internal lights.

More you know, more you grow By bernicewood, on November 8th, 2010 If you're new here, be sure to subscribe so you receive notification of new posts! (form to the right --->) Thanks for visiting! What was the last book you read? Live Soccer Streaming & TV Schedules: Sunday Apr. 14, 2013 Algeria - Ligue 1 Algérie Argentina - Primera C Metropolitana Argentina - Primera D Metropolitana Azerbaijan - Birinci Divizionu

Homing pigeon 'Bermuda Triangle' explained 31 January 2013Last updated at 01:11 GMT By Rebecca Morelle Science reporter, BBC World Service Homing pigeons are remarkable navigators - but when released from Jersey Hill in the US they kept on getting lost The mystery of the "Bermuda Triangle" of the homing pigeon world may have been solved. How does anesthesia disturb self-perception? An Inserm research team in Toulouse, led by Dr Stein Silva (Inserm Unit 825 "Brain imaging and neurological handicaps"), working with the "Modelling tissue and nociceptive stress" Host Team (MATN IFR 150), were interested in studying the illusions described by many patients under regional anaesthetic. In their work, to be published in the journal Anesthesiology, the researchers demonstrated that anaesthetising an arm affects brain activity and rapidly impairs body perception. The ultimate aim of the work is to understand how neuronal circuits are reorganised at this exact moment in time and to take advantage of anaesthesia to reconfigure them correctly following trauma. This would allow anaesthetic techniques to be used in the future to treat pain described by amputated patients in what are known as "phantom limbs."

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