Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

Meditation Improves Brain Function

There is mounting evidence from researchers at leading research institutions about the benefits of meditation for brain health and function. One of the latest series of studies, from researchers at … Continue reading

June 6, 2015 · 1 Comment

Mind/Brain: Withdrawal makes quitting harder

Dan Mager, MSW writes:   A common misconception shared by many people, including those with addiction, their loved ones and friends, and even some medical and behavioral health professionals, is that … Continue reading

May 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

‘Brain Balls’ Grown From Skin Cells Spark With Electricity

… Today, researchers at Stanford announced a new way of creating gobbets of human brain cells that look and act like real, living grey matter. The researchers took this striking … Continue reading

May 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Woman sees dragon faces

A 52-year-old woman whose rare condition was reported in The Lancet suffered from hallucinations that caused her to see human faces as dragons. “She could perceive and recognize actual faces, … Continue reading

May 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Teleportation of consciousness rediscovered

Chew on this for a few years… Recent experiments by researchers at the Karolinksa Institutet in Sweden show that it is possible to rather easily trick the mind’s sense of self into leaving … Continue reading

May 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Lenoard Nimoy (March 26, 1931 – February 27, 2015) *sniff*

I’ll confess that looked up to him like a father figure in some ways. He made it okay for me as a kid to think logically when the humans around … Continue reading

February 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

New study suggests a better way to deal with bad memories

August Cassens – What’s one of your worst memories? How did it make you feel? According to psychologists, remembering the emotions felt during a negative personal experience, such as how … Continue reading

April 19, 2014 · Leave a comment
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