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Scientists Begin Work on Reverse-Engineering the Brain

This research will improve on decades old algorithms, and it could lead to more human-like machines.

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Why Dementia Rates May Be Slowing Down

The older we get, the more memories we lose and the more scrambled some of our thoughts become. Some experts believe that such decline in our cognitive abilities is unavoidable if we live long enough. 578 more words

People Who Exercise May Have Bigger Brains

Here’s good motivation to get up and move more, even in the dead of winter: a new study published in the journal Neurology found that people who weren’t as physically active in midlife had smaller brains than their peers 20 years later. 280 more words

Tears

I know you keep a journal and every page is rippled, from the tears in your eyes there is no mean to your scribble words cannot describe what you’re feeling inside it’s like thousand foot walls and they’re still on the rise… – Toby Mac  Atmosphere… 619 more words

Saving Grace

Sometimes we need to step back and breathe. It’s tough, isn’t it? We also have to give ourselves a little bit of grace because my goodness life can be rough huh? 228 more words

Is Fat the Sixth Taste?

Restaurant menus for Valentine’s Day can be described in one word: decadent. From molten chocolate cake to marbled steaks, fat makes these foods so palatable. For a long time, scientists thought that we find heavy foods more appealing because of their mouth feel and aroma. 360 more words

Nervous System

Excuse me, have you seen a blowfish driving a sports car?

Bloody Torchwood.

There are different types of sleep (and non-sleep depending on your situation). I’m not talking the scientific stages of REM/nonREM sleep, but how real people feel about sleep. 444 more words