World’s first lamp that changes color with the power of your mind

Mind Matter Interaction Lamps (Psyleron) Thanks to over 27 year’s research at the Princeton Engineering Anomalies Research (PEAR) Laboratory and the company Psyleron, we can now own a lamp that reads our minds. PEAR was an experimental program that examined the anomalies that arise when humans interact with machines. Years of research produced evidence of …

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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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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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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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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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Scientists find link between negative emotions and inflammation

Links between emotional states (like anger, anxiety, and depression), brain function and inflammation Photo credit: Philip Bitnar / Koukej Makak Production on Flickr (cc) Finally, scientists are closing in on the mind-body connection. In new groundbreaking research, they have discovered yet one more link between emotional states (like anger, anxiety, and depression), brain function and …

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Scientific study: Being too clean may be making you depressed

Are depressed people too clean? Flickr: April Spreeman According to Emory University neuroscientist Charles Raison, MD, in a review article in the December 2010 issue of Archives of General Psychiatry; there is mounting evidence that our lack of contact with microorganisms in the soil, food and gut, due to our excessive cleanliness, may be contributing …

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Psychology news: Free online app predicts relationship compatibility

Online app determines writing style compatibility Wikimedia Commons “Are you and your ‘special someone’ on the same page? Are you clicking? In synch? Seeing eye to eye? Communicating effectively?? Dr. James Pennebaker and doctoral student Molly Ireland and their colleagues at the University of Texas at Austin examined whether the speaking and writing styles couples …

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Scary movies may help weight loss but disrupt heartbeat

Watching an emotionally charged film clip caused a disturbance to the normal heartbeat Photo credit: Nomadic Lass on Flickr (cc) University College London announced May 15, 2014 that watching films with stressful scenes can trigger changes to the heart’s beating pattern, in a new study published in the journal Circulation, Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology. The team …

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