Category: brain

Scientists are working on a technology that will erase all the…

Scientists are working on a technology that will erase all the painful and scary memories from our brain.

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Monkey brains are eaten as a delicacy in parts of China, South…

Monkey brains are eaten as a delicacy in parts of China, South Asia and Africa.

Monkey brains is a dish consisting of, at least partially, the brain of some species of monkey or ape. Consuming the brain and other nervous system tissues of some animals is considered hazardous to human health.

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A dead person’s mind and consciousness continue to work, at…

A dead person’s mind and consciousness continue to work, at least for a short time, meaning the deceased can recognize their own death.

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Frankie Muniz suffers from long term memory loss and…

Frankie Muniz suffers from long term memory loss and doesn’t even remember being on Malcolm in the Middle.

A person with damage to the right brain hemisphere can develop a…

A person with damage to the right brain hemisphere can develop a “joke addiction” – a compulsive need to constantly make jokes. 

A person with damage to the right brain hemisphere can develop a…

A person with damage to the right brain hemisphere can develop a “joke addiction” – a compulsive need to constantly make jokes. 

When you sleep in unfamiliar surroundings, only half your brain…

When you sleep in unfamiliar surroundings, only half your brain is getting a good night’s rest while the other half stands guard.

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MRI scans of dogs’ brains show that they see their owners as…

MRI scans of dogs’ brains show that they see their owners as family and prioritize the smell of humans over anything else.

When people self-injure, e.g., cut themselves with razors, the…

When people self-injure, e.g., cut themselves with razors, the brain immediately stops repeating painful thoughts, such as, “I am worthless and unlovable”, and releases a flood of soothing endorphins. 

Forgetting things is actually good for your brain.Photo © Nevit…

Forgetting things is actually good for your brain.

Photo © Nevit Dilmen

A study in the journal Neuron says forgetting information isn’t a failure on your brain’s part. In fact, just the opposite is true—letting go of some information actually helps your mind work better. Assuming you aren’t putting yourself at risk of dementia, a little forgetfulness is nothing to worry about.