Some scientists claim fish can feel pain- is this assertion true or is there something fishy going on? Can fish feel pain or are they just fishing for sympathy? If fish can feel pain, well, that would be a whole other kettle of fish! Some animal rights activists have concern… Continue Reading Do Fish Feel Pain?

You’ve probably heard that carbs are bad for you. And there’s a lot of us searching for signs they’re good, possibly sugar, or just the devil. But carbohydrates are your body’s main fuel source. So what do carbs actually DO when they pasta through your body? Carbohydrates in our food… Continue Reading Your Body on Carbs

So when I was 18 years old I went skydiving forthe very first time and this was in Ohio. And it was a really – this was before they had tandem jumping and somebody on your back guiding you down and I had to jump with a static line like… Continue Reading The “God Helmet” Can Give You Near-Death and Out-of-Body Experiences

Anytime someone hears the term “motivation,” they should really supplant that with dopamine. Because without dopamine, you don’t have motivation. All drugs of abuse cause this unnatural rise of dopamine. And because of that, they’re among the most powerful experiences our brains can have. Individuals struggling with addiction are actually… Continue Reading The Science of Opioid Addiction and Treatment

Did you know there’s a best time for you to eat, think, do sport and even have a beer? We’re ruled by time: whether that’s the alarm clock or our own internal clock. In fact, our bodies are full of many clocks in most organs and cells, embedded in our… Continue Reading How body clocks rule our lives | BBC Tomorrow’s World

Translator: Reiko Bovee Reviewer: Freakbill Huang All right. I’ve been a neuroscientist for the past 15 years. And based on what I learned, I’d like to make a pretty bold claim. Now, this isn’t a late-night infomercial, and there’s nothing for you to buy. But I’m going to give you… Continue Reading The social brain and its superpowers: Matthew Lieberman, Ph.D. at TEDxStLouis

We’re part of the Paediatric Pain Research Group here at UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, and we’re working with University of Toronto to try and understand chronic pain in children. And we’ve had long collaborations between UCL and University of Toronto, but with the Global Engagement Award… Continue Reading UCL and University of Toronto: Understanding chronic pain in children

My name is Marc Laderriere. Born and raised in France. I lived in Paso Robles, for the last 10 years. I work a lot. You know, less exercise, you know, you paying less attention, and then, the one day you realize, hey, I’m a little tired, what’s going on, you… Continue Reading Diagnosing and Treating Autonomic Disorder at Stanford – Marc Laderriere’s story

Look at your hand. How do you know it’s really yours? It seems obvious, unless you’ve experienced the rubber hand illusion. In this experiment, a dummy hand is placed in front of you and your real hand is hidden behind a screen. Both are simultaneously stroked with a paint brush.… Continue Reading Are you a body with a mind or a mind with a body? – Maryam Alimardani

Once when I was preparing for a job interview, a friend told me that, to come across as eager and enthusiastic, you should always maintain eye contact. Make sure to lean forward and uncross your arms to appear more open. Oh and also, nod frequently and smile constantly. And don’t… Continue Reading What Can Body Language Actually Tell Us?