Tagged: Mind

Worlds of Words - Lippy Linguist

Andreea Calude Aug 07, 2017

Ever since the Great Eskimo Vocabulary Hoax, we may have all moved on a little from the “language X has Y words for Z”. It has indeed turned out that all those words for snow were actually based on a mere handful of roots (basic core words) that then acquired various bits of words (morphemes) to make what looked … Read More

Electric dreams of sheep - Ariadne

Robert Hickson Oct 05, 2016

At the moment there is more attention given to, and concern about, machines getting smarter than us. But there is also research going on which possibly, probably, definitely (depending on your source) will make us smarter, stronger, and/or creative. This short video interested me for two reasons.   Firstly, the suggestion that by tapping electronically into our dreams we could … Read More

Brain zapping - Ariadne

Robert Hickson Mar 04, 2014

It could be that the Tin foil hat brigade are right after all. Howard Hughes Medical Institute scientists have played around with fly mating behaviour by shooting a laser at their brain. This follows on from work implanting false memories in mice using the same technique – optogenetics. source: wikimedia commons … Read More

Health and the Mind/Body Connection - Molecular Matters

Michael Edmonds Sep 03, 2011

The August 27th edition of New Scientist has an interesting article entitled “Heal Thyself” (pg 33-36) where Jo Marchant examines some of the health benefits which are emerging from a better understanding of the mind/body connection. The idea that the mind can influence the body and vice versa is not a new one, but it is one that many health … Read More