Can listening to Mozart help prevent seizures? by Carolyn Gregoire We know that listening to classical music can lower blood pressure, reduce stress levels and even boost learning. But could it also help prevent seizures in people with epilepsy? Now that neurologists have found that the brains of people with epilepsy process music very differently than the brains of people without the condition, this may be a real possibility. The new research showed that when patients with epilepsy are listening to classical and jazz music, their brainwave patterns actually sync up with the melodies. “Like musicians whose brains synchronize with music, persons with … Continue reading Music Therapy May Hold Promise For Treating Epilepsy
by Ruth Bettelheim, Ph.D. The Pixar movie Inside Out tells the story of an eleven-year-old girl named Riley whose emotions (Joy, Sadness, Anger, Disgust, and Fear) are brought to life as characters who watch the events of her life and prompt her reactions from their headquarters in her mind. But this top-down vision of how emotions work is, itself, inside out. Locating emotional response purely in the brain overlooks our best source of social information and communication: the body. Of course Inside Out gets some things right. The brain really is a vitally important component of how we experience emotion — … Continue reading Emotions Aren’t “Just in Your Head”?
BY MATT DUCZEMINSKI Learning a programming language is a daunting task. Picking one from the plethora out there can be incredibly difficult, especially if you don’t understand the differences between them. Luckily, Udacity has created a handy infographic which will make the decision much easier for you. The graphic compares ten popular programming languages, describing various aspects of each so you can decide which one is right for you. You first want to decide why you want to learn to code. Do you want to develop web pages, video games, or mobile apps? Or are you more interested in data analysis? Although … Continue reading Which Programming Language Should You Learn?
By Katherine Rushton | dailymail.co.uk Most people who use Facebook and Instagram have given in to the temptation to put a little gloss on their lives. But instead of giving us a boost, all those posed selfies and pictures of holidays could be doing quite the opposite. According to new research, people who use social media platforms are more likely to feel like a failure than people who steer clear of Facebook and other online networks. Some 56 per cent of regular social media users feel like they are not reaching their full potential, according to consumer trends agency Future … Continue reading Social media addicts are more likely to feel like failures
by Ekaterina Blinova Is the famous conspiracy about a secret government that runs the world completely nonsense or does the idea actually have any supporting evidence? Conspiracy theories — hypotheses claiming that historical events could have occurred due to the nefarious actions by hidden parties — still remain largely neglected by researchers and considered as implausible and irrelevant. On the other hand, conspiracy theories usually attract a lot of attention from a wide array of people, prompting heated debate on issues ranging from the world’s shadow government to the chances of an alien invasion taking place. While most researchers do not take these theories seriously, some scholars insist that they do deserve attention. The … Continue reading World’s Secret Shadow Government: Conspiracy Theory or Frighteningly Real?
by Joshua Krause of The Daily Sheeple. Nothing captures the current sickness of our culture, quite like the selfie. We have an entire generation of kids and adults who feel compelled to document every moment of their day, and display it for all to see in the hopes that they can validate their lives in the eyes of their peers. In reality, if you post these “please look at me” pictures on a daily basis, it’s painfully obvious you’re steeped in insecurity and self-loathing. However, a recent study has found that people who take frequent selfies are showing signs of … Continue reading New Study Links Taking Selfies with Psychopathy
SOURCE: JOHN WHITEHEAD VIA THE RUTHERFORD INSTITUTE “The shaping of the will of Congress and the choosing of the American president has become a privilege reserved to the country’s equestrian classes, a.k.a. the 20% of the population that holds 93% of the wealth, the happy few who run the corporations and the banks, own and operate the news and entertainment media, compose the laws and govern the universities, control the philanthropic foundations, the policy institutes, the casinos, and the sports arenas.”—Journalist Lewis Lapham Being a citizen in the American corporate state is much like playing against a stacked deck: you’re … Continue reading DON’T BE FOOLED BY THE POLITICAL GAME: THE ILLUSION OF FREEDOM IN AMERICA
SLAGHEAP/FLICKR BY KEVIN RYAN | DIG WITHIN As the 14th anniversary of 9/11 approaches, it’s important to remind people that we still don’t know what happened that day. What is known about 9/11 is that there are many incredible facts that continue to be ignored by the government and the mainstream media. Here are fourteen. An outline of what was to become the 9/11 Commission Report was produced before the investigation began. The outline was kept secret from the Commission’s staff and appears to have determined the outcome of the investigation. The 9/11 Commission claimed sixty-three (63) times in its Report that it … Continue reading Fourteen incredible facts about 9/11 that the government doesn’t want you to know