Category Archives: Neuroscience

How the Mind Works

Found this free pdf-version of Steven Pinkers bestseller “How the Mind Works and are planning to read through it the next weeks. What I’ve got from the reviews is that he tries to explain what the mind is, how it evolved, and … Continue reading

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Brain Power

I once wondered if one could lose weight by thinking harder, but it seems like the energy consumption in the brain is not a simple matter of greater mental effort sapping more of the body’s available energy. Even though a more … Continue reading

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Conscious Experience Integrated in the Claustrum?

Recent experiments involving electrical stimulation suggest that there exists a brain center in humans, called the claustrum, that integrates our experience of the world. We already know that consciousness is not an ethereal concept, but a brain function that can be … Continue reading

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The Walking Dead Sydrome

Since Halloween is coming up soon, its interesting to know that there are people walking around believing that they are actually dead. The Cotard delusion, or the walking corpse syndrome, is a rare mental illness that causes a person to believe … Continue reading

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Photographer Uses Neuroscience To Redefined The Meaning Of Beauty

This fascinating photographic project, titled the ‘Original Ideal’, is an impressive blend of neuroscience and photography and attempts to explore and reveal the deepest part of our personality – how we perceive ourselves. All subjects were placed in a minimal studio setting where … Continue reading

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Nobel Prize Recipients from Norway in Physiology or Medicine

              Congratulations to this year´s Nobel Prize winners in Physiology or Medicine and cognitive neuroscientists May-Britt Moser and Edvard I. Moser from Norway together with John O´Keefe from UK, which have discovered an inner positioning system … Continue reading

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Consciousness as a State of Matter

MIT’s Max Tegmark argues that consciousness is a state of matter, and by “matter,” he doesn’t mean that somewhere in the deep recesses of your brain is a small bundle of liquid, sloshing around and powering your sense of self … Continue reading

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