Category Archives: Human Brain

A Buzzing in Your Head: We Are All Cyborgs Now

Cyborg Transition: Staying Ahead of AI First We Learn to Understand the Brain Three tech pioneers whose work can bring about the age of human cyborgs: Tech Pioneer #1: Jeff Hawkins Jeff Hawkins founded Palm Computing, and is currently involved … Continue reading

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Advanced Brain Training Helps Make Dangerous Children a Potent Force

The following article is adapted from recent postings on The Dangerous Child On “Videogames” That Help Dangerous Children become more Dangerous Adam Gazzaley’s (MD, PhD) talk on optimising the human mind using advanced tools of cognitive neuroscience begins at about … Continue reading

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How to Find Happiness in an Unhappy World

Dimensions of Happiness Happiness is almost never where you think you will find it. If you become too impatient — if you never learn how to set the table and allow happiness to come to dinner — you may set … Continue reading

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Half Your Brain Tied Behind Your Back

The following article was previously published on The Dangerous Child blog Unihemispheric Sleep; Unihemispheric Waking Whales and dolphins live underwater but must come to the surface periodically to breathe. They cannot allow both hemispheres of their brains to drop into … Continue reading

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Can You Spot Hillary Clinton’s Strabismus in this Philadelphia Speech?

As she looks to the right, her left eye seems to “overshoot” the target This appears to be a new sympton for Ms. Clinton, and may signal a new phase of her medical condition. Update: A web entry from January … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton, Parkinson’s Disease, Dementia: Racing Against the Election

The video above provides a summary of what is suspected about Hillary Clinton’s state of neurological health, based upon public information. Over a month ago, we considered whether Hillary Clinton might be suffering from some form of dementia, based upon … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton: Dementia by Any Other Name

Evidence is mounting that Democratic Party nominee for US President, Hillary Clinton, is afflicted with some form of dementia (among other ailments). Ms. Clinton suffered a serious head injury a number of years ago. Since then a number of reports … Continue reading

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How to Get More Production from Your Female Workers and Slaves

A Guest Article by the Brilliant and Virtually Irreplaceable Administrative Assistant, Valerie Get More Production Out of Your Human Female Slaves Creativity and problem-solving can be very useful attributes in human slaves, even females. Scientists have recently discovered that ordinary … Continue reading

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Things to Come

You Know How Some Days It’s Hard to Choose Between Kale and Cannabis? Now you don’t have to chooose! In a tour-de-force destined to change the world, amateur scientists have succeeded in creating a hybrid cross of the nutritional green … Continue reading

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How Do Brains that Evolved for Hunting and Scavenging Learn Advanced Science and Maths?

The human brain was initially used for basic survival tasks, such as staying safe and hunting and gathering. Yet, 200,000 years later, the same human brain is able to learn abstract concepts, like momentum, energy and gravity, which have only … Continue reading

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Nobody Knows Nothing

“Why Oil Prices Will Rebound Before We Know It,” appeared when oil prices were about $50 a barrel. Crude briefly bounced to $60, before dropping more than 50 percent to about $26, where it trades today. … It’s not just … Continue reading

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Who Needs to Die?

… The hypothalamic attack region controls defensive-aggressive behavior. If scientists stimulate these neurons with an electrode, an animal will instantly become aggressive and attack a test animal in the cage. … When it works as intended we call it quick … Continue reading

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An Uber Style of Medical Care for the US?

The Tech Revolution is Sweeping Over Much of US Society — Why Not Health Care? Health care-market distortions have considerably worsened since Kenneth Arrow famously described them in 1963; but in other industries less dominated by misguided government intervention, similar … Continue reading

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Neurotrophins, Neurogenesis, and Depression

Neurotrophins Help Nerve Cells Develop, Function, and Survive Natural brain neurotrophins can encourage neurogenesis, as well as helping to guide neurons to their proper locations in the brain, helping them make functional connections, and promoting their survival under certain adverse … Continue reading

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Testosterone: King of Hormones

It’s been well established that men perform better than women when it comes to specific spatial tasks. But how much of that is linked to sex hormones versus cultural conditioning and other factors? __ SD Testosterone Helps One to Quickly … Continue reading

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Computer-Aided Cognitive Brain Training: How Well Supported? How Expensive?

Western societies are aging rapidly. Because cognitive decline often seems to accompany aging, it is important for susceptible individuals to explore different ways by which he might keep (or reclaim) as much of his mental complement as possible, for as … Continue reading

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Genes and the Brain

What do your genes have to do with your brain? More than you know. Genes guide the formation of the brain and its structures in early development (more links) Genes continue to guide the development of the brain through childhood, … Continue reading

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Genes, Intelligence, and Size of Brain Structures

Smarter People Have Bigger Brain Structures (Thanks to their Genes) A large network of neuroscientists and doctors that compared over 30,000 brain images with people’s DNA says it’s found several genes that appear to influence the size of brain structures … Continue reading

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Neurogenesis: Induced and Natural

More Avenues of Hope for Damaged Brains Induced Neurogenesis for Research and Regeneration Researchers have discovered two ways to create neurons from a person’s own skin cells: The first way is by creating induced pluripotent stem cells, which are then … Continue reading

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Human Brain — The Undiscovered Country

[One] region of the brain that is masculinized during development is the amygdala, which in addition to its roles in the processing of emotions is a key region regulating social play behavior by juveniles, sometimes called rough-and-tumble play, which differs … Continue reading

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Brain Wiring and Life Trajectory

Brain Connections and Destiny Smith and his colleagues ran a massive computer analysis to look at how these traits varied among the volunteers, and how the traits correlated with different brain connectivity patterns. The team was surprised to find a … Continue reading

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Looking for Drug Utopia and Genius

Mind-altering drugs are both promise and curse. Make the right choices, and a better life can open up before you. Make the wrong choices and you may lose the ability to make any more choices at all. “OxyContin, Xanax bars, … Continue reading

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Enhancement of Human Intelligence

Making humans smarter will involve combinations of gene therapies, brain prostheses, in situ regenerative techniques (using stem cells, growth factors, etc), advanced nootropic drugs, etc., and techniques still to be discovered. CRISPR-Cas9 is a relatively new technology for editing genomes. … Continue reading

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Manage Your Slaves Using Mind Control

Scientists can already control the actions of mice with the push of a button on a wireless controller. But why bother pushing a button when you can just “think the control signals.” And why control mice, when you can control … Continue reading

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Resistance is Futile

Getting the best effects, which last between 30 minutes and an hour, requires understanding your personal preferences, according to the company. Each of the two vibes has three different moods, meant for different sensations. The calm vibe has “ease” (meant … Continue reading

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