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Category: Mind & Brain

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Researchers Identify Neurons in the Brain Circuit That Regulates Thirst

To stay alive, it is necessary for people to satisfy their aspiration for water. The benefits of drinking water include flushing the waste out of the body, cushioning joints, assisting the delivery of oxygen to cells, helping digestion, and making the brain act properly. Without water, fundamental physical processes would start [...]

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Image credit: Researchers have successfully devised a robot capable of giving otherwise healthy people that "feeling of a presence" (FoP) phenomenon, simply by sending mixed-up sensorimotor signals to the brain / Alain Herzog/EPFL

This Robot Makes You Feel Like There Is a Ghost behind You

Do you have the experience of feeling a ghost in your room? After studying several patients with neurological conditions scientists confirmed that they had identified where the phenomenon of such feeling came from. Therefore, they did build a robot that could be bale to recreate that very same feeling by [...]

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Students Cooperate via a Direct Brain-to-Brain Interface

In science fictions, you may notice that direct brain to brain communication would be amazing a staple in them. However, it would become real in our daily life when some students have allowed their brains to be directly connected so as to cooperate with each other just by their own [...]

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Your Brain on MDMA

MDMA is the short term for 3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine, which is kind of drug also known as Molly popular at parties. When mixed with caffeine, MDMA can make people become excited. It is also capable of enhancing energy, mood as well as mental sharpness for a short period of time in the [...]

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Why Do You Have Dreams?

It is quite often that you would have some weird experiences in your dreams, such as flying over the Great Wall like a bird, participating a final course exam nearly ten years ago in college, or finding a great deal of gold bars in your garden. Even if you are [...]

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Could Telepathy Actually Exist in Real Life?

It has been long–standing hot topic in regard to the existence of telepathy for decades; and neuroscientists have been trying very hard to work out brain-to-brain communication. However many people are wondering whether it could really possible. If you are quite interested in telepathy, you had better watch the following [...]

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Why Does My Voice Sound Different on a Recording?

Do you happen to listen to a recording of your voice? You may wonder whether you really sound like that. If you think in that way, you are not alone, because many people tend to do so. Generally speaking, when we hear our own voice, they should be much deeper and [...]

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Social Media Is Changing Your Brain in 5 Ways

Social Media Is Changing Your Brain in 5 Ways

The growing of social media is definitely changing how things are done. In a matter of minutes, you can find a recipe for your dinner on Pinterest, wish your friend happy birthday on Facebook, get the newest trends and events on Twitter, or watch a how-to video on YouTube. However, [...]

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Your Brain on Coffee

Do you fancy having a cup of hot coffee after you get up every morning? If the answer is confirmative, a lot of people think so as you do. It is widely accepted that coffee is the second largest traded commodity in the world. However, do you know about the [...]

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Study Finds Why Teenaged Boys Are Prone to Risky Behaviors

It seems that teenaged boys are especially predisposed to risky and weird behaviors. Based on a series of 19 new studies, published in the latest edition of Developmental Neuroscience, scientists, by studying brain mechanisms, try to identify the mysterious inner workings of the juvenile male brain. According to Pradeep Bhide of [...]

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