Brain Article

Researchers Working On Mind-Powered Prosthetics


The lab at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center was hushed as Tim Hemmes, 30, was able to rub a prosthetic calm across the palm of his girlfriends – an action that he had not been able to do since his summer motorcycle ride seven years ago ended when a swerve to miss a deer [...]

Researchers Working On Mind-Powered Prosthetics2016-10-22T09:09:29+00:00

Brain Fitness Training Can Alter Lives of Those Suffering From Tinnitus


Can you imagine have a ringing in your ears or noises that are so distracting you can’t think or sleep? For approximately 30 million people in the United States, that is exactly what they have to go through on a regular basis, and it is destroying the quality of their life and those they love. [...]

Brain Fitness Training Can Alter Lives of Those Suffering From Tinnitus2016-10-22T09:09:29+00:00

Technology in the Classroom


There are definite differences in the way children are taught in the classroom today than one or two generations ago. My grandparents’ generation were hands-on, trial and error types. They learned to work problems out in their heads. Now many of them have learned to adapt to some of the new technology, but are resistant [...]

Technology in the Classroom2016-10-22T09:09:30+00:00

Mercury Poisoning Found to Cause Learning Disabilities


When your body is exposed to mercury, either through the air you breathe or through the food you eat, you body has to be able to eliminate it or it builds up and become toxic. The main target of this toxicity is the brain. Children especially are at high risk of developing learning disabilities, including [...]

Mercury Poisoning Found to Cause Learning Disabilities2016-10-22T09:09:14+00:00

The Power of Music Helping Memory!


Musical memories have been known to remain in the brains of people who otherwise have lost their memory in other areas. Some researchers suspect musical memory is separate from long-term memory or short-term memory, and could even be a totally different section altogether. Powerful recollections of musical notes, and even long pieces, have been found [...]

The Power of Music Helping Memory!2016-10-22T09:09:26+00:00

Give Them A Hand


There is a long-standing joke that says: Since the left side of the brain controls the right side of the body, and the right side of the brain controls the left side of the body, only people who are left-handed are in their right minds! That seems simplistic, and it certainly gives comfort to left-handed [...]

Give Them A Hand2016-10-22T09:09:14+00:00

Is There An End To Your Brain’s Capacity?


Everything we see, touch, smell, hear and taste is assimilated into our brain’s memory – whether it is short term or long term. Your brain is the processing center for your entire body and it constantly active, even when you are not. It works on your conscious level as well as your unconscious level, and [...]

Is There An End To Your Brain’s Capacity?2016-10-22T09:09:14+00:00

Deliver a Speech People Will Pay Attention To


Basketball great and Sportsman of the Year, Jerry Lucas relayed in his book “Memory Book” about the time when he gave a speech at a high school athletic banquet and was approached by a young man after the dinner. The youth came up to him and said, “Mr. Lucas, I enjoy watching you play basketball [...]

Deliver a Speech People Will Pay Attention To2016-10-22T09:09:14+00:00

How Do You Make A Decision?


A relatively new area of neuroscience, decision neuroscience, explores exactly what happens within the brain in order for a person to form a decision. It delves into not only how people make decisions, but also how they learn to value of the information they receive in order to make the decision. Haven’t you ever wondered [...]

How Do You Make A Decision?2016-10-22T09:09:14+00:00