There are people out there who can remember almost every detail of what they did on a random day ten years ago. But is it possible to have an actual photographic memory, whether developed by nature or nurture? Here's the truth.
For the weekend: vintage science art from the backs of books in LIFE Magazine's Science Library, published throughout the 1960s by Time Inc. See also: this set of minimalist science posters by graphic designer Kazumasa Nagai, also featured in the magazine's 60s Science Library.
Mmm... can you smell that? That's the smell of irony. Or maybe it's recursiveness. Or is it the smell of being incepted? Whatever it is, this video on the science of procrastination by the folks at AsapSCIENCE actually provides some pretty handy tips for being productive right here right now, so you can avoid…
If you're hung up on a brain-twizzling problem, crack a brew. A new study from the University of Illinois suggest that, contrary to common belief, alcohol's buzz might actually improve your problem-solving skills.
Neuroscientists have made huge breakthroughs in our understanding of the inner workings of the mind, particularly how various regions of the brain are linked to specific cognitive processes. This is powerful knowledge... and it could be headed to the battlefield.
This is about as awesome as neuroscience gets. This video shows us some everyday clips, and - thanks to some super-advanced brain imaging and computer simulations - how those clips are seen inside our brains.
Whether we're right-handed or left-handed can have a huge impact on what we subconsciously associate with good and bad. Right-handers, according to psychologists, see things to the right them as being better than things on their left.
Deciding what to do with your money is a complex decision, requiring lots of different parts of the brain to work together. But just before you make your conscious decision, a single neuron can reveal what you're going to choose.
The original Mindflex was like playing basketball, but for your brain. Seriously, it read your brainwaves to move the ball. This new Mindflex Duel uses the same idea, but now you get to go head-to-head (or brain-to-brain) against a friend.
People spend 46.9% of their waking lives thinking about something other than what they're actually doing. It's a terribly inefficient use of one's mind and, worse, it actually seems to make people unhappy.
We usually assume words are just a way of expressing ideas already in our heads. But what if it's the other way around? Some linguists say the languages we speak fundamentally alter the way we think, and even perceive reality.
We're beyond intrigued about Sigourney Weaver's next movie, Red Lights. Especially since she's playing the resident skeptic, on a mission to disprove a famous psychic. Let's hope it's John Edwards himself!
A Cornell University professor analyzed 150 of the highest grossing movies of the last 70 years. The more recent the movie, he found, the closer it adhered to the mathematical formula that describes the human attention span.
You already know what's on my mind, but what if you could see exactly what I'm thinking about? Might not be long before you can, because there have been some minor successes in thought decoding technology.
Remember the Neurosky mind-gaming headset we tried earlier this year? The one that actually worked? It's getting a free SDK.
Putting a ball through a hoop is no big deal, unless you're using your brain to do it.
With $4 million from the US Army, scientists at UC Irvine will study synthetic telepathy, otherwise known as sending and receiving messages using your mind. The scientists believe that this amazing new form of communication could benefit stroke victims who can't speak—but also aid soldiers in the battlefield. If it…
A new project somewhere—readers, can you fill us in if you know—allows two users to type in a computer screen using only the power of their minds. The participants, Heath Ledger and some lady, are navigating possible letters by just thinking about the choices.