However, after training, both the rats and the humans made fewer errors. In fact, electrophysiological brain recordings indicated that neural responses to the non-target, or distracting, tones were decreased.
Pain is a major force of survival. Without pain, we would, simply, not survive. Of course, pain can be cumbersome, and unnecessary, at times. For example, when you stub your toe on your desk, do you really need that much pain for that long? More importantly to this discussion, what do you do when you … Continue reading The Pain in Brain Stays Mainly in the…Brain?
Everyone's been talking about the effects of meditation on the brain. Since it is such a healthy part of daily living and can work wonders on cognitive skills, including learning, memory, and creativity, I do think it is important to give a brief overview of the benefits meditation has on cognition. The meditation to be … Continue reading Findings Friday: Super brain
Who wouldn't want to lucid dream,--be aware of oneself when dreaming, and able to control the dream? I sure would. I experienced it once, and needless to say, the experience left me craving more. There are techniques to enable yourself to lucid dream. They will be discussed in a future article. This article, however, will focus … Continue reading Findings Friday: Lucid Dreamers
With many individuals pronouncing "losing weight" as their new years' resolutions (I'm one of those individuals, I might add), here is some interesting new research: The brain may instruct the body to burn more fat. Now, around our bodies, fat is stored in fat cells, or adipocytes. This is called "white fat". Around our necks, … Continue reading Findings Friday: The brain can help you burn fat