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Does Thanksgiving make your brain feel better?

January 10, 2012

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Dateline: 18 November 2011 // Posted by: Peter Floyd Source: Daily Mail Story: “Thanksgiving DOES pay off: Why our bodies and brains pay us back for being grateful” Summary: The article describes how the act of thanking people can directly trigger happiness. The (American) tradition of “Thanksgiving” is apparently very good for people as the act of thanking […]

Stroke “causes” change in sexuality?

December 23, 2011

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Dateline: 9 November 2011 // Posted by: Ciaran Murray Source: Daily Mail, The Sun, Huffington Post Story: “Burly rugby player has a stroke after freak gym accident…wakes up gay and becomes a hairdresser” Summary: When a 19-year-old rugby player had a stroke after a freak training accident he awoke from his coma with an extraordinary claim. He claimed […]

Brain scanner reads dreams? Dream on…

December 23, 2011

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Dateline: 28 October 2011 // Posted by: Mac Source: Daily Mail Story: “Brain scanner ‘reads’ people’s dreams- accurately enough to see what they are dreaming about” Summary: Scientists at the Max Planck Institute in Germany have predicted that it is highly possible that within the next few years we will be able to clearly and easily observe a […]

Magnets on the brain

December 23, 2011

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Dateline: 1 November 2011 // Posted by: JBergII Source: Daily Mail Story: “Could zapping the brain with magnets help you overcome aggression and social anxiety?” Summary: Daily Mail correspondent Simon Tomlinson reported on 1 November that scientists have revealed that magnetic stimulation (TMS) of the brain could control human emotion. A study published in Current Biology using TMS reported […]

Evidence? In your dreams…

December 19, 2011

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Dateline: 11 November 2011 // Posted by: Joanne O’Sullivan Source: The Sun Story: “Why girls have more nightmares” Summary: According to columnist Dr Pam Spurr, women have “wilder” dreams than their male counterparts and suffer more nightmares than men. This is supposedly due to particular female hormones which during the menstrual cycle cause body temperature changes which […]

Do phones make you sick?

December 19, 2011

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Dateline: 9 September 2011 // Posted by: Aine Connaire Source: Daily Mail Story: “Mobile Phones could be ‘health time bomb’: More than 200 academic studies link use with serious illnesses” Summary: The article describes a recently published report which alleges that the British Government is underplaying the potentially huge health risks posed by mobile phones, especially to […]

Lest we forget…a pill that deletes bad memories?

October 21, 2011

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Dateline: 4 October 2011 // Posted by: Miriam Ondarre Source: Daily Mail Story: “Pill that can wipe away bad memories?” Summary: Scientists have discovered a protein within the mice brains that might be essential in the memory storing process. This protein responsible for the amount of memories we store in our brains is called lipocalin-2. Apparently, […]