10 02, 2011

Top 10 tips and tricks to train, exercise and better your brain

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From Adam Dachis on Lifehacker: While we're always using our brains, we're not necessarily doing much to keep them in good shape. Here are the top ten sites and tools to train your brain and exercise your mental muscles. · Go to Top 10 tips and tricks to train, exercise and better your brain →

7 01, 2011

How the brain shops

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From Science News: Individual human brain cells can be savvy shoppers, tuning their behavior to precisely reflect the worth of a candy bar, finds a study published January 5 in The Journal of Neuroscience. Understanding how these bean-counting neurons operate may help scientists get a better idea of how the brain assigns value to objects. · Go to […]

24 06, 2010

Big Think interview with Christopher Chabris

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“Your brain doesn’t work as well as you think it does, says psychologist Christopher Chabris, author of The Invisible Gorilla. In his Big Think interview, the Gorillas in Our Midst researcher explains that “there’s a whole category of intuitions that are actually systematically wrong in very dangerous ways.” Particular offenders, he says, are the intuitions we have about how our […]

17 11, 2009

Robert A. Burton, M.D.

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graduated from Yale University and the University of California at San Francisco medical school, where he also completed his neurology residency. At age thirty-three, he was appointed chief of the Division of Neurology at Mt. Zion-UCSF Hospital, where he subsequently became Associate Chief of the Department of Neurosciences. His writings include the recent book On Being Certain: Believing You Are […]