• Irrational Positivity

    It’s often said that whenever tackling any specific goal, that the mentality that you bring will affect how you go about doing it. If you’re feeling happy, cheerful, and optimistic, it’ll show in the quality of work that you produce. However, when you’re feeling demotivated, sad, and maybe even depressed, your quality of work suffers as well. To this, there have been quite a few neurological studies. After all, wouldn’t you rather be happy while doing work? It’s being argued that there is a neurological basis for optimism. It might just be a process that’s been hardwired into our brains…

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  • The Zombifying Snooze Button

    Everyone’s always looking for the few more minutes of sleep every morning. Thus, the invention of the snooze button. Nothing beats being able to look at your phone, snooze your alarm, and go back to sleep with the realization that you still have another 30 minutes to sleep. There’s really no better feeling than seeing your significant other getting dressed for work. Meanwhile, you still have maybe 15 or 30 more minutes to sleep. It’s the best invention ever – until 9 minutes later, when you have to end up pressing the snooze button again. You end up having to…

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  • share brain

    Hey, Want to Share a Brain?

    As research in the fields of cognitive development and neuroscience continue to improve, things that were once thought as science fiction are getting closer to becoming reality. Already, we are able to control objects with our brains. Light can be used to control others’ brains and implant false memories. The latest story to turn from science fiction to science nonfiction is that of brain linking. Sort of like the mind meld that Spock does in Star Trek, the brain link between two lab rats has been confirmed. The brain connection possibility is being tackled by a research team at Duke University…

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  • marijuana brain problem

    Marijuana Not Causing Brain Problem?

    In the past few weeks the whole nation has been flooded with countless reports claiming the effects that marijuana has on the brain. Apparently, it was reported that those who started taking marijuana in their teenage years when their brain is still developing experience lower cognitive ability in their adulthood, scoring significantly lower on cognitive tests when compared to those who started partaking in their twenties or later in life. One scientist, however, Lior Pachter claims that the research report submitted was very flawed. He admitted that he himself didn’t smoke pot or use any other drugs, and after examining…

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  • death by humor

    Death by Humor

    Have you ever laughed so hard in your life that you felt like you were going to die? Laughing is undeniably a great thing, with the many health benefits it provides, such as, a stronger immune system, increased blood flow, higher intake of oxygen, and even sometimes to control sugar levels. However, there have been instances when a person was to die by laughing too hard (or too much). Yes, laughter, like most other things, should be taken in moderation. A new study conducted by researchers of the University of Birmingham and Oxford University, examined past occurrences in which laughter may have…

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  • unfamiliarity

    Unfamiliarity Begets Improved Memory

    It’s common knowledge that the brain needs to be exercised regularly with mental challenges to keep it sharp in today’s ever-changing and increasingly challenging environment. We’ve been taught from an early age to keep challenging our brain with crossword puzzles, strategic games, and the hours of studying we had to undergo come exam week. A new study, however, elaborates on how learning a new, unfamiliar skill may produce a notable boost in memory. The study, conducted by the University of Texas just last year, outlined an experiment that involved over 200 people, aged between 60 and 90, who were divided into 3…

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    Presentation Anxiety and How to Beat It

    Some of the smartest people in the world have serious issues giving presentations. If you have ever felt anxious while presenting in front of other people, you could probably pick up a tip or two from this post. Presentation anxiety has been a challenge for public speakers since the beginning of humanity. As long as humans have had a spoken language, we have had speakers lead groups of other people, mainly because of their professional presentation skills. Being able to present one’s ideas to a group and have that group agree and follow your recommendations is a skill that needs…

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    5 Ways to Increase Brain Power

    A lot of us men devote a large number of hours every week to bettering our physical fitness, hitting the gym on average three to five times a week. Fitness centers and gyms are always being put up just for the sole purpose of keeping the body in shape. When was the last time that you gave your brain a good workout, though? In this case, the term “use it or lose it” also applies. Our minds consist of 5 essential cognitive functions:  memory attention language visual-spatial skills executive function It’s essential to regularly stimulate and challenge all five functions…

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  • 3 things today

    The 3 Things To Do Today

    If you’re like many people in the United States, you’ll find out that when you have a lot of things that you need to get done in a day, you often procrastinate. You’ll often find that at the end of the day, you’ve wasted so much time on YouTube or Facebook that you haven’t really done most of the things that needed to be done that day. Procrastination is a big problem in the US, with as many as 26% of the population being affected, almost quadrupling in the last 30 years. This is a problem, as people often have…

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  • fearless brain

    A Fearless Brain Teaches Us about Cognitive Enhancement

    What if you were afraid of nothing. If you were dropped into the African savannah at night, you could just stroll on through to the nearest town, find a place to sleep for the night, and continue on the next day. Transported to the inner city housing projects in Mexico City? No worries – say hola to your hombre and enjoy a burrito with some cerveza. Is the IRS knocking on your door? You’re not worried – you will find a way to settle things out. While this may seem ridiculous to even consider, there are a few people who fear nothing. Their brains are not capable…

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