Category: brain

Heavy sleepers have more brain activity going on while they…

Heavy sleepers have more brain activity going on while they sleep – the activity drowns out the noises that would wake up most people.

CNN medical correspondent and neurosurgeon Sanjay Gupta saved a…

CNN medical correspondent and neurosurgeon Sanjay Gupta saved a Marine’s life after he was shot in the head during the opening days of the invasion of Iraq. Without proper tools, Gupta performed the brain surgery with a Black and Decker handheld drill. The Marine lived.

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The common English-speaker has roughly 50,000 words within their…

The common English-speaker has roughly 50,000 words within their mind and generally finds the correct one in approximately 600 milliseconds.

A girl who had half of her brain removed at age 8 grew up to…

A girl who had half of her brain removed at age 8 grew up to earn a Master’s degree and become a speech pathologist.

In 1984, a woman started hearing a voice in her head. The voice…

In 1984, a woman started hearing a voice in her head. The voice told her, she had a brain tumor, where the tumor was, and how to treat it. Despite no other symptoms, doctors eventually ordered tests and found a tumor where the voice said it would be.

Your brain consistently remembers only two things about an…

Your brain consistently remembers only two things about an event: the emotional peak and the end.

It’s been scientifically proven that alcohol increases…

It’s been scientifically proven that alcohol increases creativity. It reduces the executive function, while boosting imagination and inner consciousness as shown by increased activity in the superior temporal gyrus, an area of the brain directly above the ear.

A woman who is literally fearless due to a rare genetic…

A woman who is literally fearless due to a rare genetic condition known as Urbach-Wiethe disease that hardened her amygdala – part of the brain responsible for fear response. Researchers exposed her to potentially terrifying experiences and none of them scared her.

Jaguars have such powerful jaws that they kill their prey by…

Jaguars have such powerful jaws that they kill their prey by biting into the brain directly through the skull.
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Studies show that night time exposure to blue light (common in…

Studies show that night time exposure to blue light (common in phones, tablets, and TVs) tricks your brain into thinking it’s daytime and affects your sleep patterns- but there are many free apps that help prevent sleep disruption by gradually filtering blue light into red as the daylight fades.