Episodes – Brain Science Podcast

Sep 26, 2012 by

Dr. Campbell is an experienced emergency physician with a long-standing interest in mind-body medicine, the brain, and consciousness. In this podcast she shares recent discoveries from the world of neuroscience in a way that people of all backgrounds can enjoy. Dr. Campbell believes that understanding how the brain works gives us insight into what makes [...]

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"Self-Awareness" – How The Brain Constructs A Sense Of Self ?

Aug 26, 2012 by

Self-awareness in humans is a very complex process, much more complex that previously thought and neuroscientists are trying to decipher precisely how the human brain constructs our sense of self.The roots of human self-awareness (including one’s traits, feelings, and behaviors) have interested philosophers millennia ago. Long-existing theory is that three brain regions are critical for [...]

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Grow Your Brain through Meditation

Jun 25, 2012 by

Last week, two University of Oregon scientists published new research confirming and expanding upon previous findings from a 2010 study which supported the benefits of a Chinese meditation technique known as integrative body-mind training (IBMT). The paper, authored by Eugene scientists Yi-Yuan Tang and Michael Posner, appears in the online Early Edition of the Proceedings [...]

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Head injury turns man into musical savant

Jun 12, 2012

When Derek Amato crashed headfirst into the hard bottom of a pool, he was scared about what he might have done to his brain. But amazingly the fallout from that accident wasn’t all bad.   Amato now plays the piano like a virtuoso, making up melodies from the patterns of black and white blocks that [...]

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Is The Human Brain Hardwired for God?

Jun 08, 2012

Our Lady of Lourdes appears 18 times to a miller’s daughter collecting firewood in a small market town in France. A young woman leads an army through critical strategic victories in the 100 Years’ War, claiming to be guided by divine insight. In the very first hours of the 20th century, a student asks God [...]

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Buddha Nature And The Divided Brain

May 14, 2012

Although covered by layers of psychological delusion and conditioning, this original self has for centuries been discovered and polished through meditation, mindful awareness and related disciplines. See it on Scoop.it, via Mindscape

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Mystical Brain

Mar 21, 2012

This short documentary reveals the exploratory work of a team from the University of Montreal who seek to understand the states of grace experienced by mystics and those who meditate. Filmmaker Isabelle Raynauld offers up scientific research that suggests that mystical ecstasy is a transformative experience and could contribute to people’s psychic and physical health, [...]

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Human Brain Loses Billions of Neurons in New Analysis

Mar 02, 2012

The whole human race just got a little dumber: A new analysis of the number of neurons, those brain cells that transmit thoughts, in the human brain has come back with a staggeringly lower number than thought — 14 billion brain cells fewer. See it on Scoop.it, via Mindscape

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Brain capacity limits exponential online data growth

Feb 18, 2012

Scientists have found that the capacity of the human brain to process and record information—and not economic constraints—may constitute the dominant limiting factor for the overall growth of globally stored information. These findings have just been published in an article in EPJ B⊃1; by Claudius Gros and colleagues from the Institute for Theoretical Physics at [...]

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The girl living with half her brain

Jan 31, 2012

http://www.how2improvethememory.com/ This strong little girl is now living with half her brain! Extraordinary story! See it on Scoop.it, via Mindscape

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