What makes things cute?

It’s obviously kittens. Just stick kittens to everything.

Egotists’ brains just don’t care about the future, affecting their choices in life

“Whether the consequences of our choices for ourselves and others are visible immediately or will only materialize in the future, we need to integrate them into our considerations when deciding,” the paper’s abstract reads.

When mitochondria break down so do our minds, new research shows

When power runs low, neurons start going haywire.

Poor fitness leads to poor brain health, new study finds

Mens sana in corpore sanome

Schizophrenia patients can calm down their brain by playing a computer game

Participants were able to better control their hallucinations after playing a computer game.

Book Review: ‘Before You Know It: The Unconscious Reasons We Do What We Do

A book for everyone interested in knowing more about the human mind.

Tips for Staying Healthy as You Age

Simple things can make a big difference.

Duo of neural networks get within a pixel of reading our mind and re-creating what’s there

Extremely cool, extremely worrying.

Researchers identify anti-hallucination system in our brains

Too bad we don’t have one for use against pseudoscience.

Scientists decode complex sentences with ‘mind reading’ tech

The mind is not the closed book we think it is.

Testosterone makes men more confident in their instincts, less likely to question their impulses

We got this.

Our brains get hit by epiphany before they let us in on it too, researchers find

The eyes give it away.

New thought framework could help psychologists understand mental illness

All that day-dreaming might be working in your favor.

How the brain makes drinking water feel like a pain once you’re hydrated

Drinks for the thirsty, gag reflex for the over-hydrated.

Scientists may have witnessed how memories form in real time — a first

A new study offers insight into how neurons work together to make us remember stuff.

Young children may benefit from playing video games

Researchers found a positive association between the amount of time spent playing video games and children’s mental health as well as their mental and social aptitudes.

Having access to the Internet changes the way you think

The Internet is a wonderful and wonderfully powerful place. Just think about it, you have access to almost all of human knowledge with just a few key strokes. But having this much information at your disposal seems to actually make us rely less on what we already know.

Scientists connect brain to a basic tablet – paralyzed patient googles with ease

We’re living in the future.

Autism is prevented in mice and rats by diuretic drug administration, study shows

An imbalance in chloride ions during a fetus’s development is one of the factors for autism, study shows. Some children today show clear symptoms of autism only a year or more after birth, such as the impossibility to focus on eye contact or poor language development. The study made by neuroscientist Yehezkel Ben-Ari and his team at the Mediterranean Institute

I take thee…Cocaine

Of all drugs, cocaine creates the greatest psychological dependence, because it stimulates key pleasure centers within the brain and causes extremely heightened euphoria. Drugs like this mess with the brain’s circuitry and hijack the reward system. Cocaine cravings are said to be so strong that just the memory of the feelings associated with use of the drug trigger the desire