Professor Tom Maniatis, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Physics at Columbia University speaks about the diversity of protocadherins, the ethics of CRISPR/Cas9, and his many scientific friendships.
Matthieu Ricard, PhD, is often referred to as the “happiest man in the world,” after he participated in a series of research studies several years ago on the effects of meditation on the brain. MRI scans revealed that the left pre-frontal cortex of his brain, which is associated with happiness,...
Humans have been around for a couple hundred thousand years, by most calculations. When you consider modern, Westernized humans in that context, we come off as pretty strange in our social interactions.
“What are the adult brain mechanisms at work when playing the children’s game “Concentration” (memory card game)? This game is beneficial for all ages, but what’s the brain science behind it and how do adults benefit from playing it?”
For years, early childhood teachers have seen that students taught to read using a phonics approach — sounding out the letters in each word — tended to become better readers than those taught to recognize whole words by sight.
Real-time brain scans coupled with a machine-learning algorithm can reveal whether a person has memory of a particular subject. Now, Anthony Wagner and other scientists at Stanford have shown that, with a little bit of concentration, people can easily hide their memories from the computer.