Our bodies are filled with water molecules coursing through the cells and tissues of every organ—including the brain and each of its neurons. Diffusion-weighted imaging can capture that movement at the microscopic level. These days, it’s widely used by scientists and clinicians alike to map the white matter tracts in the brain.
Some people are experts on remembering, and they say that anyone can train to be as good. The key is to use a technique called the ‘memory palace’, and now there is scientific evidence that this can be really effective even long term.
People with misophonia have normal hearing but the sound of chewing can drive them mad. We see this emotional outburst back in the brain as a sign of abnormal attention to trigger sounds.
Your hands and mouth are intrinsically connected to each other. This relationship presumably developed through eating behavior and, nowadays, it also plays an important role in language.
Is it even possible to remain non-judgmental about looks and avoid associated stereotypes? It seems that we all judge looks, even our own; and on top of being superficial, it can seriously affect our behavior.
Gratitude is a social emotion critical for maintaining social standing. It indicates to others when we’ve received a benefit, reinforces beneficial behavior towards the recipient, and motivates prosocial behavior in the future.