typepadRoseTracker| The idea that our brain is active when we are sleeping is not new. To date, science has portrayed our sleeping brain as busy working on categorizing memories, getting them in a proper folder so we can retrieve them later. A new study in Current Directions in Psychological...

Last week we gave you Part 1 of " Using Your Hands to Soothe the Brain ," featuring designer and author Natalie Chanin , textile artist and Ecco Eco founder Abigail Doan, and Jill Danyelle, Occupational Therapist and founder of FiftyRX3 . When I came across this blog entry from sustainable...

and Allan Snyder from the University of Sydney's Centre for the Mind say that with a little electrical stimulation of the anterior temporal lobes, the human brain is three times as likely to reach the fresh insights necessary to solve a difficult or unfamiliar problem. The left side of our...

a "privileged" status in our brains, a sense response unique to odor and not sound. Foul odors made a more lasting impression than pleasant ones.The smell correlation was so consistent that researchers working with Yaara Yeshurun of the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israelcould predict...

Using commercially available sensor that track brain waves (EEG), the scientists could distinguish bioelectrical wave patterns for control commands ‘left, ‘right', ‘accelerate' or ‘brake'. Given the tendency of the human mind to wander while driving, this technology may have a downside....

As you can tell from my last post , I, as usual, have shoes on the brain. However, not just any shoes (and not shoes that all-too-closely resemble the, er, female anatomy ) but shoes that can be worn when it's not pouring rain or a balmy zero degrees. Has anyone else started obsessively...

When I spot a new fashion label that I like, I also like to investigate the brains behind the operation. I have the need to know the history behind the fashion brand. What is the inspiration to create, what music the creative person is listening to and even the zodiac sign of the designers....

Among species, those with larger and more comple social groups have relatively larger amygdalas, when body and brain-size ratios are compared. Lisa Barrett, director of the Interdisciplinary Affective Science Laboratory at Northeastern University set out to compare amygdalas — the center of...

Canada-based Monster Kookies  on Etsy sells these charming monster brain muffins, cakes, dental cufflinks, and industrial hearts. I think the industrial heart is pretty killer for that special Valentine. It's like a robot heart! The dental cufflinks are pretty grody unless you're a dentist...

So does the physical act of using your hands to "make," increase some sort of chemical reaction that basks your brain in feel good, all-natural cocktails that can enhance your sense of well being? I caught up with a few reliable sources to see what they thought about it. Abigail Doan,...

 

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