Monthly Archives: November 2011

Mind Training Blog

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?

Deepa Iyengar’s TEDx Talk on the Relationship Between Technology and Humanity

At this week’s TEDx in Reykjavik, Deepa Iyengar, CEO of MindGames, gave a talk entitled “Cylons or Jedis: the new relationship between technology and humanity”.

At TEDx Deepa raised many important questions regarding the future of technology, an evolution which will eventually create the fully personalized human serving machines, enabling us to take our laziness to a new level. Read more on

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