articles tagged: brain
world of weird things podcast: so, what does your brain really do?
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world of weird things podcast: so, what does your brain really do?

According to some of the latest research into cognition and neuroscience, our brains may not be the end-all-be-all of our intellectual prowess…

why studies claiming that smartphone addiction is real don’t hold up
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why studies claiming that smartphone addiction is real don’t hold up

Far too many of us tend to accept the idea that smartphones are addictive and actively ruining the brains of heavy users. But studies into the idea find little to prove this notion.

how adolescent brains literally rewire themselves before early adulthood
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how adolescent brains literally rewire themselves before early adulthood

We know that teenagers think differently from adults because their brains aren't finished forming. But how does an adolescent brain transform into an adult one?

what pig brains kept alive in a machine are teaching us about cheating death
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what pig brains kept alive in a machine are teaching us about cheating death

A new experiment on recently slaughtered pigs shows us that brains may be intact for a while after death, and we might have the technology to bring them back to life. Now what?

synchronized chaos: why your brain isn’t anything like a computer
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synchronized chaos: why your brain isn’t anything like a computer

Far from being a high precision for computing your way through life, brains are messy and function more on recognition and guesswork, and understanding that is important for the future of medicine.

achieving transcendence with brain surgery
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achieving transcendence with brain surgery

A study of brain cancer patients in Italy shows the neural epicenters of spiritual experiences and religious belief.

taking brain mapping to the next level
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taking brain mapping to the next level

Researchers are scanning extremely thin slices of human brains to build up the most detailed map of our minds ever created. And that map may have some weird implications.

when bleeding edge science gets it wrong
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when bleeding edge science gets it wrong

Bleeding edge science isn't always right, especially when it tries to figure out free will and how we think.

another look at human memory…
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another look at human memory…

Is there such a thing as a limit to how much information your brain can store? Amazingly, there doesn't appear to be one.