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Book review: The Myth of Sanity

I was really impressed with this book for the majority of the 12 days it took me to read it.  Despite it being published in 2001 and some bits of it being quite obviously out-dated, I was willing to overlook those flaws. 1,108 more words


Should brain scans be used in the courtroom?

Roughly 5% of murder trials in the USA now involve some aspect of neuroscience in the process of coming to an overall verdict. As technology advances, we are increasingly able to provide and incorporate it into the process of meaningful societal decisions. 502 more words


Ginger Induces Leukemia Cell Suicide

Ginger has been known to help with nausea and upset stomachs.  A recent, milestone study has found that ginger fights several species of drug-resistant bacteria.  It has been documented for shrinking tumors in mice with hard-to-treat cancers. 267 more words

Kathleen Berry-Hebert

Neuropsychology: The stages of sleep

 Stage 1 – produces high amplitude theta waves (very slow brain waves), lasts 5-10 minutes

Stage 2 – the brain begins to produce bursts of rapid, rhythmic brain wave activity known as sleep spindles, lasts 20 minutes… 449 more words


Moral, religious, psychopathic, or just human?

Glen Carrigan looks at the science of morality

Original article at British Humanist Association 07.07.2014

Why doesn’t Microsoft Word recognise the word ‘Neuropsychology?’ Maybe because it’s a rather new field, although people have been musing on the workings of the physical brain for a very long time indeed – don’t worry though, we’re not trepanning people anymore! 770 more words


Ever Wonder Why Teenagers Make Such Bad Decisions?

If you have a teenager at home, you know that its pretty normal for them to have all the answers in the world and yet virtually no logic or reasoning.