Saturday, May 30, 2009

Flipping The Brain's Addiction Switch Without Drugs

"Flipping The Brain's Addiction Switch Without Drugs"

When someone becomes dependent on drugs or alcohol, the brain's pleasure center gets hijacked, disrupting the normal functioning of its reward circuitry. Researchers have found a naturally occurring protein that gets rats addicted with no drugs at all.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Parallel Universes: More than a Figment of Our Imagination?

While it hasn’t been proven yet, many highly respected and credible scientists are now saying there’s reason to believe that parallel dimensions could very well be more than figments of our imaginations.

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Can Positive Thoughts Help Heal Another Person?

For decades, scientists have tried to test the power of prayer and positive thinking, with mixed results. Now some scientists are fording new, and controversial, territory...they're asking a different sort of question. Can a husband's love for his wife affect her body?

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Sunbathing 'could boost your intellect and prevent dementia'

Being a sun worshipper could make you cleverer in later life and ward off dementia, claim scientists.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Are Spiritual Encounters All In Your Head?

According to polls, there's a 50-50 chance you have had at least one spiritual experience — an overpowering feeling that you've touched God, or another dimension of reality.

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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Top 5 Unsolved Brain Mysteries

Until fairly recently, scientists lacked the equipment to accurately study the brain. With the advent of brain imaging technology, it's possible that they'll continue to learn more. We can dive into the current thinking on some of the brain's famous unsolved mysteries...

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Smoking Interferes With Recovery From Alcohol-related Brain

Alcohol-use disorders (AUDs) can damage the brain, particularly the frontal and parietal cortices, although this damage is at least partially reversible with sustained abstinence from alcohol. Chronic smoking is extremely common among individuals with AUDs.

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Monday, May 4, 2009

50% of the World Has a Mind-Bending Brain Parasite: Do You?

The parasite, Toxoplasma gondii, has been transmitted indirectly from cats to roughly half the people on the planet, and it has been shown to affect human personalities in different ways. Research has shown that women who are infected with the parasite tend to be warm, outgoing and attentive to others, while infected men tend to be

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