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Tennyson, rabbits, and glimpses of happy

I’ve been thinking about Alfred Lord Tennyson. Clever chap. And absolutely right – it is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. 298 more words


memory 1 - what is it and how does it work?

That’s me at age 4. I can’t remember that day… For a long time in my life I believed I didn’t have a good memory. I couldn’t remember things and I often failed at school or came close to it. 1,170 more words

What happens in the brain when a habit forms ?

So when you try to create or form a new habit you aren’t the only person that does things. Your brain does too. It’s the main reason as to why you form your habits. 403 more words

Adult human skin cells reprogrammed into functional neurons

From Washington University in St. Louis Newsroom:

Human skin cells reprogrammed directly into brain cells

October 22, 2014

By Julia Evangelou Strait

Daniel Abernathy

Andrew Yoo, PhD, (from left) Michelle Richner, Matheus Victor and their colleagues described a way to convert human skin cells directly into medium spiny neurons, a type of brain cell affected by Huntington’s disease.

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Your Brain on Neurons

Sidewalks in Your Brain

It all comes down to neurons. Learning, that is.

To learn new things, the body and the brain need to practice… over and over. 463 more words

Think Learning

Scientists find timing mechanism and memory trace in individual Purkinje nerve cells

From Lund University News and Press Releases:

New learning mechanism for individual nerve cells

Published: 30/09/2014

The traditional view is that learning is based on the strengthening or weakening of the contacts between the nerve cells in the brain.

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There are 7 scientifically proven ways to stimulate brain cell growth/neurogenesis.

(Part 6 of 8)

An Enriched Environment

Science has long known that living in a mentally stimulating environment vs. 118 more words

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