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Narrative Stimuli Like Stories or Music Synchronize the Heart Beats of Those Listening into a Single Rhythm

Way back in the mists of time, before Guttenberg’s printing press, before the Chinese invented parchment paper, before clay tablets and papyrus, humans passed information along through stories. It turns out those thousands of years of storytelling tradition may have actually altered our very biology, as a new paper published in Cell reveals that narrative […]

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Tackling climate change can boost food safety – Food Safety News

Stifling heat waves, droughts, devastating forest and wildland fires, flooding, violent cyclones, rising sea levels, human lives lost — we’ve heard about this and more in the news this summer. And while each story is grim enough in itself, they…

Ezra Pound, Air Conditioning’s Effects on Global Warming and Other Letters to the Editor – The New York Times

Pound Unbound To the Editor: R. O. Blechman’s Sketchbook (Aug. 8) makes an absurd omission of the poetry for which Ezra Pound has been rightly recognized and celebrated for decades. Nor does he sketch in any attention to Pound from…

People Who Are Deeply Empathetic Process Music Differently in Brain, Scientists Find

People with who deeply feel the pain or happiness of others differ in the way their brains process music, according to one study. The researchers found that those with higher empathy process familiar music with greater involvement of the reward system of the brain, as well as in areas responsible for processing social information. “High-empathy […]

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New Yale Study Suggests Mammals Might Dream About the World Before They Are Even Born

As a newborn mammal opens its eyes for the first time, it can already make visual sense of the world around it. But how does this happen before they have experienced sight? A new Yale study suggests that, in a sense, mammals dream about the world they are about to experience before they are even […]

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Paralyzed Man’s Brain Waves Get Turned Into Sentences on Computer, Scientists ‘Thrilled’ Beyond Words

Researchers at UC San Francisco have successfully developed a “speech neuroprosthesis” that has enabled a man with severe paralysis to communicate in sentences—translating signals from his brain to the vocal tract directly into words that appear as text on a screen. The achievement builds on more than a decade of effort by UCSF neurosurgeon Edward […]

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Smart Technology is Not Making Us Dumber After All, According to New Study

There are plenty of negatives associated with smart technology—texting and driving or blue light rays inhibiting sleep. But now we can be assured that the digital age is not making us dumber, according to a new study. While some might struggle to find places without Google Maps, the researchers found that the digital age is […]

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Animals climate-control their homes. Global warming could mess with that. – Popular Science

Termites famously build ventilation into their mounds, which allow them to keep cool air flowing deep underground even on scorching days in central Africa. But they’re far from the only animals to engineer their own temperature-controlled homes. Birds’ nests help…

If You Want to Master a New Skill Take Plenty of Breaks While Practicing

In a study of healthy volunteers, researchers have mapped out the brain activity that flows when we learn a new skill, such as playing a new song on the piano, and discovered why taking short breaks from practice is a key to learning. The National Institute of Health researchers found that during rest the volunteers’ […]

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The Lifestyle of This Amazonian Tribe May Hold a Key to Healthy Aging

Although people in industrialized nations have access to modern medical care, they are more sedentary and eat a diet high in saturated fats. In contrast, the Tsimane have little or no access to health care but are extremely physically active and consume a high-fiber diet that includes vegetables, fish, and lean meat. “The Tsimane have […]

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