Topic: brain

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Seems like more often than not when stress comes up, it's followed with advice on how to avoid or get rid of it from our lives.  While stress does have many negative aspects, there are a few things that you actually need stress for.  In that case, can stress be good for you?...

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Though we can’t totally see it, the effects of the sun’s UV rays are a pretty big deal, so sunscreen becomes pretty important to us humans.  But what about other animals - do animals ever need sunscreen?    Located some 92 million miles away is...

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Ah yes, humanity.  The crowning evolutionary achievement thus far here on planet Earth.  Everything from small microbes to massive dinosaurs have had their time on this planet to evolve and develop their full cerebral capabilities.  Out of all those billions upon billions of...

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Our memories are arguably the most important things we have. Nearly every moment of our lives is predicated upon the past and our learned experiences, for better or for worse. For some, the aging process becomes a battle to retain memories. This issue has scientists asking an...

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Our brain makes us what we are.  Nearly all aspects of our lives are a product of the human brain, so keeping it in optimal condition is very important.  We're still piecing together the puzzle of how the brain works, so any new discovery goes a long way.  So, what makes our...

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

There sure are a lot of distractions in our world.  The more we discover or understand, the more applications that knowledge is given and it fills our world with more and more stuff.  So, in a world of iPhones, cars, people, dogs, music, movies, colors, shapes and constant changes, how do...

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Cases for mobile phones are one of the most common purchases made when getting a new phone.  This makes perfect sense because it is very important to protect the phone.  After all, it holds a lot of important information and allows the user to do a myriad of things at a moment's...

Monday, January 6, 2014

For over a decade scientists around the world have been studying happiness and its impact on our physiology. Why would people spend so much time studying happiness? Maybe that makes them happy? So, what makes you happy?   Rod Stewart loves soccer, Jennifer...

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Right around the holiday season we start to see a lot of top 10 lists that go over all the major highlights of the year. Entertainment, politics, sports, and day-to-day living are all discussed in the yearly recap. So, what happened in science this year?   2013 was a very productive...

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Decisions, decisions, decisions!  Our lives are basically a series of decisions, one after the other.  The big and small decisions we make shape and guide everything in our lives.  So, the big question right now is, how does the brain make decisions?    What...

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