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Gender Isn’t Binary and Brains Are Not ‘Male’ Or ‘Female’

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A study searching for gender differences across the brain reveals that human brains cannot be categorized into two distinct gender classes. This post from Collective-Evolution busts the gender myth and shows that there’s no such thing as a ‘male’ or ‘female’ brain. According to an article written for Psychology Todaytitled “Brain Differences Between Genders,” written by Gregory L. Jantz, Ph.D., the differences between genders ... Read More »

Is Human Perception of Reality Just an Illusion?

Cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman explains why human perceptions of an independent reality are all illusions.

Cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman explains why human perceptions of an independent reality are all illusions. In this post from The Atlantic he argues that the world is nothing like the one we experience through our senses. As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions—sights, sounds, textures, tastes—are an accurate portrayal of the real world. ... Read More »

Improve Your Intelligence by Changing Your Daily Routine

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Tweak your daily routine because it’s the small actions, taken every day, that add up over time to enrich your life and make you smarter. This post from Inc.com discusses how changing your daily routine can actually enhance your intelligence. The inner workings of the human brain are still one of humanity’s great mysteries. As neuroscience has advanced, we’ve learned ... Read More »

Harvard Research Shows How Meditation Changes Mental Activity

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A Harvard neuroscientist, one of the first to show that practicing meditation causes structural changes in the brain, shares how meditation works. This post from Tech Insider describes the major changes a regular meditation practice brings about in your mental activity. Mindfulness meditation is incredibly popular right now. According to the National Institute of Health, 18 million people in the US have ... Read More »

Personality Types Most Likely to Be Self-Employed

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Science gives clear indication of the personality types that lean more toward entrepreneurship rather than the climbing of a corporate ladder. This post from Agenda World Economic Forum discusses which personality types are most likely and least likely to be self-employed. Science suggests there’s one personality type that’s more likely to ditch the corporate structure and work for themselves. A ... Read More »

Voices of Loved Ones Do Reach Brains of Coma Patients, And Heal!

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A remarkable new study shows that the voices of loved ones do reach the brains of coma patients and result in brain activity, unlike unfamiliar voices. This post from FEEL Guide describes the study and its groundbreaking results. Earlier this morning a groundbreaking new study was released by Northwestern Medicine and Hines VA, published in the journal Neurorehabilitation and Neural ... Read More »

Controversial Theory Suggests Human Brain Acts Like a Quantum Computer

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So far, neuroscience hasn’t found a satisfactory explanation for consciousness. Now a new theory proposes that to achieve the higher abilities a human brain is known for, brain processes must rely on quantum mechanics. This post from Live Science digs deeper into the proposed theory. The idea that consciousness arises from quantum mechanical phenomena in the brain is intriguing, yet ... Read More »

Neuroscience Agrees with Buddhism On How to Kindle Compassion

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Neuroscience has now proven what Buddhism has been preaching all along, reports Kathy Gilsinon in this post from Epoch Times. Here’s how to cultivate compassion and kindness in your brain: In 1992, the neuroscientist Richard Davidson got a challenge from the Dalai Lama. The Dalai Lama said: ‘You’ve been using the tools of modern neuroscience to study depression, and anxiety, and ... Read More »

Importance Of Finding Your Purpose In Life

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Patricia Boyle, a neuropsychologist and an Alzheimer’s disease research specialist, believes that having a purpose in life enabled people to cope with the signs of the degenerative disease. Have you ever wondered as to what the purpose of your life is? Or, what your calling is? Finding your purpose can help you to lead a harmonious, healthier and more fulfilling ... Read More »