A study in Zygon: Journal of Religion & Science finds that religious experience is associated with decreased activity in the brain's right parietal lobe. Cynthia Graber reports
Nuns volunteered torecall intensemystical experienceswhile being scanned in an MRI machine.
A device that sends electric current through the brain improves numerical skills
New research attempts to demystify how numeric quantities are represented in the brain, potentially helping kids who struggle with math
Can electrical brain stimulation really make you better at math--and is it less painful than learning calculus?
A light electrical current just above the right ear seems to improve numerical learning for at least six months, according to a new study. But if the current is moved to the left side, average peoples' ability to learn basic numerical principles plummets.
New research shows the prefrontal cortex handles the work of associating numerals with matching quantities
Doctors link weekend seizure to a cancerous glioma
A number of studies across various domains-- from juggling to taxi navigation to meditation to music to motor learning to processing speed-- demonstrate the importance of experience on patterns of neural connectivity.
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Myths persist in modern culture because of the brain's biological need to impose order on the world
Victims of a disorder called neglect just don't get the whole picture
The paradox of performance improved by perturbation
And other real-life tales from the bizarre realm of out-of-body experience
Duke University neuroscientists have found a distinction between memories for specifics versus memories for the overall gist of an event. The latter, the overall impression we have of something, tends to be the memory that is more often false.
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