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How A Tiny Bit Of Procrastination Can Help You Make Better Decisions

by Forbes
Decision-making is what you might call “practical science.” Findings on how we make decisions have direct applicability to life outside the psychology lab, and in recent years there’s been quite a lot said about this... Read more Mar 9 2014, 8:51pm CDT
 

The Good And Bad News About Your Sleep Debt

The Good And Bad News About Your Sleep Debt
by Forbes
This is the first in a two-part series about the science of sleep. Sleep, science tells us, is a lot like a bank account with a minimum balance penalty. You can short the account a few days a month as long as you... Read more Feb 22 2014, 11:56pm CST
 

Using Big Data And Game Play To Improve Mental Fitness

Using Big Data And Game Play To Improve Mental Fitness
by Forbes
By Bonnie Feldman This article was written together with Ellen M. Martin and Melinda Speckmann. Games have been part of human culture for millennia. It is no surprise that elements of play can be powerful digital tools... Read more Feb 21 2014, 6:41pm CST
 

Sleep Switch Find Brings Scientists Closer To Solving The Mystery Of Why We Sleep At All

Sleep Switch Find Brings Scientists Closer To Solving The Mystery Of Why We Sleep At All
by Forbes
Although we spend half our lives doing it, scientists still aren’t sure exactly how we go to sleep or why nature has decided that all animals should do it. Researchers from Oxford University have further narrowed the... Read more Feb 21 2014, 4:11am CST
 

Multimillion-Pound Brain Fund Set Up To Stop Teachers Buying Into Neuroscience Myths

Multimillion-Pound Brain Fund Set Up To Stop Teachers Buying Into Neuroscience Myths
by Forbes
Neuroscience is full of urban myths that have latched on to the collective consciousness and stuck there. It’s not just the obvious ones like the old saw that “humans only use ten per cent of their brains at a time” –... Read more Jan 7 2014, 1:56pm CST
 

Reading A Novel Could Physically Change Your Brain (But What Does That Mean?)

Reading A Novel Could Physically Change Your Brain (But What Does That Mean?)
by Forbes
It turns out that reading a novel can cause measurable changes in how connected portions of your brain are. That, at least, is a conclusion of a study performed at Emory University, which was published in the journal ... Read more Jan 5 2014, 6:01pm CST
 

Delight Your Customers By Giving Them What They Didn't Ask For

Delight Your Customers By Giving Them What They Didn't Ask For
by Forbes
When customers ask us for something, our first inclination is most likely to give it to them. Naturally, our goal is to deliver value to those who pay the bills. And the customer is always right, right? It depends. When... Read more Jan 3 2014, 1:36pm CST
 

New Open Source Platform Allows Anyone To Hack Brain Waves

New Open Source Platform Allows Anyone To Hack Brain Waves
by Forbes
For most people how the human brain works remains a mystery, let alone how to hack it.  A new Kickstarter campaign created by engineers Joel Murphy and Conor Russomanno aims to change this by putting an affordable, open... Read more Jan 3 2014, 10:56am CST
 

Cockroach Backpack App Controls Insects via iPhone

Cockroach Backpack App Controls Insects via iPhone
by Sumayah Aamir
A mobile phone-controlled cockroach backpack app controls insect movements, called Roboroach, has sparked controversy. The company that markets the bionic device says it teaches kids about neuroscience. But other... Read more Nov 11 2013, 2:31am CST
 

Brain Toxins Washes Away with Sleep

Brain Toxins Washes Away with Sleep
by Sumayah Aamir
Sleep has a very vital function for neurological functioning according to the latest research. Sleep washes away the toxins that have built up in the brain during a whole day’s worth of thinking. Read more Oct 18 2013, 6:19am CDT
 

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