Category Archives: Science and Medicine

Brain May be Able to Repair Itself from Within

June 3, 2014 Bioscience Technology Duke researchers have found a new type of neuron in the adult brain that is capable of telling stem cells to make more new neurons. Though the experiments are in their early stages, the finding … Continue reading

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Why It’s Imperative to Teach Students How to Question as the Ultimate Survival Skill

To make scientific progress, Albert Einstein first asked questions. Even if he did not find the expected answer, asking questions often led to discovery of even greater truths than what were searched for originally. For instance, when he was 16 years of … Continue reading

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Reading Fiction May Change the Brain for the Better

Neuroscientist Gregory Berns reports reading fiction — stories and novels — may help develop the human brain. Research conducted at Emory University shows that good stories and novels seem to develop neural connectivity, a mind-altering effect that may be long-lasting … Continue reading

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Einstein’s Brain Better Connected

A new study suggests Albert Einstein’s brain was unusually well-connected. Microscopic imagery of the corpus callosum, the neurons and fibers that connect the left and right hemispheres, revealed Einstein’s brain was better “wired” to send and receive information between the … Continue reading

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Grit is more important than IQ when it comes to Test Scores

University of Pennsylvania researchers have determined that the best predictor of success on academic tests isn’t determined by how talented students are. Rather, performance is best predicted by how much “grit” they possess. Grit, for their study, was defined as … Continue reading

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Despite what you may think, your brain is a mathematical genius

Shifting mental gears from work to vacation is not as simple as we may think. Researchers at Salk Institute for Biological Studies find that our brains continuously and automatically adapt its computing resources as our environment changes to best engage in problem-solving … Continue reading

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Suppressing the Brain’s ‘Filter’ Can Improve Performance in Creative Tasks

Have you ever wondered why it’s sometimes easier to focus on a difficult task — like calculus — with the radio turned on for a little background sound? It may be that the music, discussion and other sounds act to … Continue reading

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