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10 Brainteasers to Test Your Mental Sharpness

10 Brainteasers to Test Your Mental Sharpness
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Memories Transplanted With Organs I recently came across an interesting and novel phenomenon via a remarkable fact I read on It seems organ recipients sometimes have living memories or peculiar affinities which somehow carried over along from their donor. Can the ‘Ship of Theseus’ that arrives with new oars, planks, and sail be considered the same ship that left port? Ethically, very few religions around the world actually have a problem with organ harvesting and transplantation. With reference to harvesting from the brain-dead, Pius XII said that knowledge of when death occurs is the domain of medical science. However, no religions to my knowledge presently acknowledge the idea that a person may somehow be incarnate after their death when another person has accepted that person’s organ. Paul Pearsall has actually written a book about the phenomenon of people retaining memories from their organ donors called “The Heart’s Code.” Also see the BBC documentary broaching the subject:

A systematic review for the effects of television... [Pediatrics. 2006 How Your Brain Decides Without You - Issue 19: Illusions Princeton’s Palmer Field, 1951. An autumn classic matching the unbeaten Tigers, with star tailback Dick Kazmaier—a gifted passer, runner, and punter who would capture a record number of votes to win the Heisman Trophy—against rival Dartmouth. Princeton prevailed over Big Green in the penalty-plagued game, but not without cost: Nearly a dozen players were injured, and Kazmaier himself sustained a broken nose and a concussion (yet still played a “token part”). The game not only made the sports pages, it made the Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology. In watching and interpreting the game footage, the students were behaving similarly to children shown the famous duck-rabbit illusion, pictured above. I ought not to have felt bad. Attention can “be thought of as what you allow your eyes to look at.” But while everyone, at some point, can be made to see duck-rabbit, there is one thing that no one can see: You cannot, no matter how hard you try, see both duck and rabbit at once. References

Children's television: its effects on nutrition ... [Pediatr Ann. 1985 The Brain Clock Blog Effects of television on children and ad... [J Dev Behav Pediatr. 1986 Social and Mechanical Reasoning Inhibit Each Other I've got two questions for you. 1. Would water flow if there was a large hole in the tube? 2. Did your head feel any different while you were solving each problem? In recent years, neuroscientists have identified two opposed brain networks: the default mode network (DMN) and the executive attention network (EAN). In a recent study, Anthony Jack and colleagues argue that the crucial distinction between the two networks isn't internal vs. external attention but information processing. To test their hypothesis, they presented participants with social and physical scenarios (text and video), and asked them to predict the outcomes. What the researchers saw in the brain supported their theory. It appears we may have two main modes of thought, one that focuses on social interactions and the mental states of others, and another mode of cognition that focuses on inanimate objects and the physical principles that make them work. The researchers suggest that the key is "cognitive context".

Effects of television on metabolic rate: potentia... [Pediatrics. 1993 ADDITIONAL ADD/ADHD RESOURCES « Dr Hallowell ADHD and mental and cognitive health Comprehensive ADHD Resources These are the best comprehensive ADHD resources we’ve found online: ADDA : The website for the Attention Deficit Disorder Association, this is aimed at the adult ADHD audience ADD on : A regularly updated and comprehensive resource CHADD : The website for the non-profit organization Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) ADD on WebMD : Another comprehensive resource, updated regularly Everyday Health Spotlight on Dr. : Provides over 100 articles written by national ADHD authorities and adults with ADD, 100 links to ADHD related websites, a free monthly eNews letter and a national ADHD directory. The ultimate parenting resource. ADHD Diagnosis What is the difference between Asperger’s Disorder (AS) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)? Evaluation Protocol for AD/HD Distinguishing Executive Function Issues from ADD “Is It ADHD or Bipolar Disorder?” ADHD General ADHD and Marriage

Effects of television viewing on childr... [Pediatr Nurs. 1998 Sep-Oct The psychobiology of emotion: the role of the oxytocinergic system. The hidden and potent effects of television advertising. [JAMA. 2006 Positive psychology. Return to Main page. Compiled by William Tillier Calgary Alberta. June, 2012. Table of contents Return to top A). Several early contributions to positive psychology were important including works by Jahoda (1958) and Maslow (1954). Seligman introduced positive psychology as "a movement" during his term as president of the APA in 1998. Positive psychology has been extremely successful on a number of fronts including over 1000 publications, numerous special issues, numerous handbooks, etc. Psychological concerns with happiness did not originate with Seligman. It appears that from its inception, positive psychology has been plagued by a number of inherent and significant problems. Seligman and Csikszentmihalyi criticized popular psychology and the various "unscientific" applications and self–help movements that developed as spinoffs of humanistic psychology. Positive experiences, positive emotions and strengths of character are also paramount in this approach. Common acronyms encountered: B).

Positive effects of family dinner are undone... [J Am Diet Assoc. 2007