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Will machines one day control our decisions?

New research suggests it’s possible to detect when our brain is making a decision and nudge it to make the healthier choice.

In recording moment-to-moment deliberations by macaque monkeys over which option is likely to yield the most fruit juice, scientists have captured the dynamics of decision-making down to millisecond changes in neurons in the brain’s orbitofrontal cortex. 418 more words

The Future

What Makes Us Human

Emotions make us human, Emotions can motivate us to take action, and Emotions can help us make decisions. We can’t imagine life without emotions. Psychologists refer our ability to understand, interpret, and respond to the emotions of others as emotional intelligence. 107 more words

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Wiring Shapes Personality

Recently, I caught an article about how introverts and extroverts differ neurologically, and how they respond to neurotransmitters such as dopamine and acetylcholine. So, a lot of times you may wonder, why do you overstimulated whenever there is a crowd (talking to introverts here) or anxious when you’re alone (my fellow extroverts)? 286 more words

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I Am A Dropout, So What?

Many of us study or have studied at school, college or similar institutions at some point in our life. When we have lunch, we buy the products, we prepare them to be eaten, we eat them further and finally, we give them exit in the toilet. 138 more words

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Brain activity differs between men and women when cooperating


When it comes to social behavior, there are clear differences between men and women, and a new study suggests cooperation with others is no exception. 640 more words

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MORE THAN ONE BRAIN…

 Over 1952, a physician and neuroscientist named Paul MacLean proposed that our skull holds not one brain, but three, each representing a distinct evolutionary stratum that has formed upon the older layer before it, like an archaeological site: The Triune Brain. 365 more words

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Forget About It

[En español]

In the midst of studying for finals, forgetting is the enemy. You can easily remember the lyrics to your favorite 90s hit, but the names of the 12 cranial nerves elude you. 1,567 more words

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