Brain scans reveal why we jump to conclusions: ‘One-shot learning’ happens when we’re unsure about a situation

The researchers also identified a part of the prefrontal cortex – the large brain area located immediately behind the forehead that is associated with complex cognitive activities – that appears to evaluate causal uncertainty and enables us to jump to conclusions when needed Researchers believe an area of the brain causes us to switch from gradual learning to ‘one-shot’ learning – or jumping to conclusions They also found that uncertainty around a situation is an overriding factor They used a behaviour task paired with brain imaging to make the finds Study could help people learn and shed light on psychiatric disorders By SARAH … Continue reading Brain scans reveal why we jump to conclusions: ‘One-shot learning’ happens when we’re unsure about a situation

7 Signs You Should Move On From Your Relationship

BY ROBERT LOCKE Can you salvage anything from the wreckage, you ask yourself? Is it really time to move on? These are all tricky questions to answer. One of the biggest problems is that we become so attached to routine we cannot envisage even moving out of familiar territory and into unexplored lands. Here are 7 signs you might want to consider before making the big decision to give up on a relationship and move on. 1. The joy is gone If you find that the joy has disappeared, there must be a reason. Every relationship cannot be euphoric all the … Continue reading 7 Signs You Should Move On From Your Relationship

Overkill

Millions of Americans get tests, drugs, and operations that won’t make them better, may cause harm, and cost billions.CREDITILLUSTRATION BY ANNA PARINI An avalanche of unnecessary medical care is harming patients physically and financially. What can we do about it? BY ATUL GAWANDE It was lunchtime before my afternoon surgery clinic, which meant that I was at my desk, eating a ham-and-cheese sandwich and clicking through medical articles. Among those which caught my eye: a British case report on the first 3-D-printed hip implanted in a human being, a Canadian analysis of the rising volume of emergency-room visits by children … Continue reading Overkill

Why can’t we remember dreams? The neuroscience of ecstasy and sadness

Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore in “The Big Lebowski” (Credit: Gramercy Pictures) It seems like a pact with the devil. As soon as you’re in a position to record a dream, it starts to disappear by DOUWE DRAAISMA There’s no time to lose, I heard her say Catch your dreams before they slip away. When we sleep, wrote English psychiatrist Havelock Ellis over a hundred years ago, we enter a ‘dim and ancient house of shadow’. We wander through its rooms, climb staircases, linger on a landing. Towards morning we leave the house again. In the doorway we look over our … Continue reading Why can’t we remember dreams? The neuroscience of ecstasy and sadness

Mainstream Media Vaccine Propaganda Exposed

by IWB The vaccine debate makes its way through your television set. Disney, who owns Marvel, and coincidentally was ground zero for the measles outbreak, has been weaving vaccine propaganda into their stories. This is termed ‘behavior placement’ in which subtle messages are woven into shows. It should be noted that watching television instantly switches a viewer’s brainwaves into the alpha state (relaxation, suggestibility etc.). Read more at http://investmentwatchblog.com/mainstream-media-vaccine-propaganda-exposed/#9f1ZFXHtq3xDQRRT.99   Continue reading Mainstream Media Vaccine Propaganda Exposed