A bored man was working at developing energy sources for radar systems. He failed and wanted to have a coffee break. Suddenly, he realized that the chocolate bar in his pocket had melted during his experiments: he had just discovered the microwave. Many breakthroughs happened by accident – or should I say: boredom. Research studies revealed that getting bored engages the same brain areas as creative thinking.
We don’t have to do everything ourselves. Although true as a broad comment on life, this is particularly true about what parts of our body and mind we consciously control. Here is how it works!
Have you ever noticed your foot moving on its own to stop you from falling? Or perhaps you’ve felt a sense of dizziness after stepping off a merry-go-round? This article talks about how this happens in the brain and unravels a way to avoid dizziness after coming out of the merry-go-round.
Decision-making is a broad discipline studied by economists, philosophers, and historians. Neuroscientists more recently started studying it.
Most of the neurons in our brains are developed before we are even born, but our brains are constantly changing. From childhood and adolescence into adulthood our brains become more and more specialized, learning more complex skills and behaviors.
In the brain there are two main categories of cells: neurons and glia. Neurons are the ones that carry information through the brain, while the function of glia cells is to support the neurons and their environment.