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Scientists find a brainwave for alcoholism

Geneticists working at Texas Biomedical Research Institute have identified an ‘echo’ of a gene in the brain that disposes people to alcoholism.

Geneticists Laura Almasy and Mark Zlojutro and a nationwide collaborative team studied the brain waves of hundreds of subjects asked to perform certain tasks, and noted patterns that were common to those at risk of dependence on alcohol.

“An important point,” said Almasy, “is that they’ve also been shown to be different in the children of alcoholics. These differences in brain activity are not a consequence of someone’s drinking. They’re there beforehand.”  Continue reading

Neuroscience meets magic

Science meets magic: what contrubution can a pickpocket make to neuroscience?

How to make brains from people

Light your brain and don’t be SAD

The device claimed to cure seasonal affective disorder (SAD), which is a mood disorder that results from the lack of sunlight, looks like a MP3 player.

The device developed by Valkee company includes a set of light-emitting in-ear headphones. Each earbud contains fiber optic lights and it’s claimed that by using it just 10 minutes a day can cure SAD. Continue reading

Mind-controlled clouds

At 11.11 on 11.11.11, in St Petersburg, Russia, there is an event called Clearing clouds game event. People will get together to clear clouds in the sky of St. Petersburg with their collective consciousness.

“The process of the game is a kind of meditation, there are no rules, but emotional enthusiasm, sense of joy and harmony, the unity of everything surrounding are guaranteed. These emotions stay forever in the soul of each person, who once experienced the state “I have done it!”, “I have succeeded!”, “Yes, it is possible!” Just these feelings are the main point of the game”, — the event organizers claim:)