Xenophilia (True Strange Stuff)

The blog of Xeno, a slightly mad scientist

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

Scientists Study Woman Who Can Have Out-of-Body Experiences On Demand

Plenty of attention being given to a new study with a subject who can apparently have out-of-body experiences (OBEs) on demand: After a class on out-of-body experiences, a psychology graduate … Continue reading

March 11, 2014 · 2 Comments
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