DailyDirt: Hacking The Brain… Not Into Bits
from the urls-we-dig-up dept
Studying people’s brains could someday lead to understanding how our minds work. But so far, we’re still a long way away from figuring out what makes our brains tick. Here are just a few more interesting links on the topic of brain research.
- Brain imaging techniques could be used to create more effective psychological treatments — without drugs. Apparently, social anxiety can be significantly reduced with meditation and MRI scans, and the combination produces measurable changes in brain activity. [url]
- Competitive Scrabble players seem to have better visual recognition of words — duh! A study of expert Scrabble players versus a couple dozen non-experts demonstrates that people can train their brains to develop impressive visual word recognition skills, even as adults. [url]
- There might still be time to add a few books to the end of your summer reading list. These are books. [crack open one.] This is your brain on books. [url]
- To discover more interesting articles on the human mind, check out what’s currently floating around the StumbleUpon universe. [url]
By the way, StumbleUpon can recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.