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For a more productive life, daydream

For a more productive life, daydream Though Protestant work ethic-driven Americans have tended to worry about the devil holding sway in idle time, it turns out idle time is crucial for creativity, innovation and breakthrough thinking. And now we know … Continue reading

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How your brain makes moral judgments

How your brain makes moral judgments  Imagine a CEO wants to profit from a venture that, by the way, involves emitting pollution toxic to the environment, but she doesn’t care because the goal is profit. Is the CEO intentionally harming … Continue reading

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Sleep ‘cleans’ the brain of toxins

Sleep ‘cleans’ the brain of toxins The brain uses sleep to wash away the waste toxins built up during a hard day’s thinking, researchers have shown. The US team believe the “waste removal system” is one of the fundamental reasons … Continue reading

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Sleep ‘boosts brain cell numbers’

Sleep ‘boosts brain cell numbers’ Scientists believe they have discovered a new reason why we need to sleep – it replenishes a type of brain cell. Sleep ramps up the production of cells that go on to make an insulating … Continue reading

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Obama launches research initiative to study human brain

Obama launches research initiative to study human brain The White House unveiled a sweeping new initiative on Tuesday to map the individual cells and circuits that make up the human brain, a project that will give scientists a better understanding … Continue reading

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Brain map seeks to unlock mysteries of the mind

Brain map seeks to unlock mysteries of the mind A group of prominent researchers is proposing a large-scale effort to create new tools to map the human brain in unprecedented detail. This could lead to treatments for brain disorders such … Continue reading

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Living with a borrowed brain

Living with a borrowed brain   A concussion from a car accident changed this 28-year-old woman’s life forever. Imagine waking up one morning to find you can’t remember the most simple of tasks — things like brushing your teeth, combing … Continue reading

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Startling New Treatment for Anorexia Leads to New Understanding of Brain Disorders

Startling New Treatment for Anorexia Leads to New Understanding of Brain Disorders Women with severe, life-threatening anorexia experienced dramatic improvement for the first time in their lives after a breakthrough deep brain stimulation (DBS) experiment published today in The Lancet.

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