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5 Crazy Ways Social Media Is Changing Your Brain Right Now

An interesting video from AsapSCIENCE about how social media affects the brain.  Are we addicted?


The Neocortex: Part I

A Brief Introduction To the Neocortex

The neocortex is the most powerful general-purpose information processor known to man. Over the past few hundred years, it has been studied in excruciating detail, with attempts to understand its function focusing mainly on identifying and categorizing its fundamental features. 1,197 more words

Computer Science

Blue Mind: how being in / near / under water improves our health

Check it out!  It certainly works for me (I walk by the ocean daily, but being IN water is really amazing…)  Thank you David Pu’u! 45 more words

Marine Life

Studying 'Connectomics'

  • What is ‘Connectomics’?
    • “the production and study of connectomes: comprehensive maps of connections within an organism’s nervous system” – Wikipedia
    • the study of brain networks…
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We were taught wrong! Humans have more than five senses

No one has to be a neuroscientist to understand there are more than five basic senses. Obviously, we can hear, see, smell, feel and taste… 272 more words


In 1817, a book called An Essay on the Shaking Palsy was published in which James Parkinson describes 6 patients who all demonstrated a similar collection of symptoms.   745 more words