Email marketing: Einstein, Darwin and Freud’s letter writing habits reveal a pattern

In a paper, “On Universality in Human Correspondence Activity,”  published in the journal “Science” by Northwestern University researchers, examined the letter correspondence of 16 famous writers, performers, politicians and scientists, including Einstein, Darwin, Sigmund Freud, Karl Marx, and Ernest Hemingway, and found that the 16 individuals sent letters randomly following a circadian cycle. “No matter …

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Neuroscientists pinpoint the key to keeping your mind sharp into old age

Laboratory T-shirt. It was designed by Dr. Anna D. Fails, Dept. of Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University Separate from some more serious problems like dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, memory-making and cognitive abilities weaken somewhat as we age. But according to new studies, this biological mental decline can be …

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Study proves brain to brain communication through power of thought alone (VIDEO)

Dr. Chris James University of Southampton The University of Southampton recently demonstrated that communication from person to person through the power of thought alone is absolutely possible. A Brain-Computer Interfacing (BCI) was used to capture brain signals that translated into commands which the humans could control just by thinking. Dr Christopher James from the University’s …

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Can new algorithm decipher who wrote the Bible?

Torah Wikimedia Commons A new software program developed by Bar-Ilan University computer scientist Moshe Koppel, his student Navot Akiva, Tel Aviv University computer scientist Nachum Dershowitz, and Hebrew University graduate student Idan Dershowitz has a novel algorithm that can analyze texts and determine information about an “unknown author,? whether they are male or female, their …

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The new age of psychotherapy: All you need is a PC and an Avatar

Desktop Virtual Reality NeuroVR The use of virtual environments for the treatment of specific phobias like the fear of heights, flying, and public speaking has been around for over a decade. Psychotherapists have used different forms of these virtual spaces to safely expose their patients to their phobias in the relatively “safe? and controlled environment …

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Daydreaming may be making you unhappy

Julie Daydreaming Julie Daydreaming Artist: Morisot, Berthe (Mme. Eugene Manet) (French 1841-1895) Impressionist Painter In a recent New York Times article (November 2010): When the Mind Wanders, Happiness Also Strays, John Tierney cites new doctoral research published by Harvard psychologists, Matthew A. Killingsworth and Daniel T. Gilbert that may prove “daydreaming” isn’t as good for …

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Scientists discover in new sex-reversed species the females have the penis

In sex-reversed cave insects, females have the penises Current Biology, Yoshizawa et al. Snails have their genitals on their necks, penguins don’t have them at all, male seahorses carry the pregnancy and give birth and female hyena’s have a pseudopenis. The animal kingdom never ceases to amaze and shock us with its variety. Now, researchers …

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Scientist’s fMRI, mind reading, crystals and the third eye (VIDEO)

Kyanite crystals and thought transference This year, CBS’ 60 minutes reported that scientists are coming close to “reading minds” with fMRI scans. It’s only a matter of time when science will catch up and realize the ability to “read minds” is an innate human skill that ancient metaphysicians have documented for thousands of years and …

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Research reports gospel music decreases death anxiety, increases self-esteem

Play Aretha Franklin Gospel Tribute YouTube Can listening to gospel music decrease ones anxiety about death and increase one’s life satisfaction, self-esteem and a sense of control? Harlem Gospel Choir A new article, Listening to Religious Music and Mental Health in Later Life, authored by Matt Bradshaw, PhD, of Baylor University; Christopher G. Ellison, PhD, …

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Scientific discovery: Silver bullets not only kill vampires but bacteria

Silver bullets: Kill bacteria Silver bullets aren’t only the Lone Ranger’s calling card, “a symbol of justice, law and order,” and an effective way to kill a vampire, but according to a recent press release by the University of New Hampshire: a powerful antimicrobial. A November 9th 2009, press release, Antimicrobials: Silver (and copper) bullets …

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