brains
Loading page

Deep-Fried Brain And Bone Marrow Is A Deliciously Killer Combo

Video: Hamburger and fries. Spaghetti and meatballs. And brain and bone marrow… I guess? Our friend Anna Péter, from the Hungarian food blog Malackaraj, shows us how she makes deep fried brain and bone marrow. And because the universal rule across all types of cooking is that deep frying things and adding bone marrow is always delicious, I’m going to believe that this tastes divine.


4 Videos That Explain How Technology Can Actually Change Your Brain

BrainCraft is a YouTube channel exclusively devoted to (zombie voice) braiiiins. It explains “through psychology and neuroscience why this fleshy mass makes you act the way you do”, whether that means our compulsive Googling or our love of Tetris.


'Mind-Melded' Animal Brains Work Better Than Individual Ones

Connecting brains together into networks, or ‘mind-melding’ as the Trekkies say, has a long and colourful history in science fiction. But it’s also something that scientists are doing — rather successfully — with animals in the lab. And in many cases, networked animal brains seem to perform better than individual brains.


What Google's Dog-Fish And Camel-Bird Can Tell Us About How Our Brains Work

You may have seen some of the “nightmarish” images generated by Google’s aptly named Inceptionism project. Here we have freakish fusions of dogs and knights (as in the image above), dumbells with arms attached (see below) and a menagerie of Hieronymus Bosch-ian creatures. But these are more than just computerised curiosities.


The 10 Per Cent Of The Brain Myth Is Still Rubbish, Neuroscientists Say

There’s this persistent notion that we use a mere 10 per cent of our brains at any given moment. If only we could tap into more of the magnificent, squishy machine in our heads, we’d become quicker, cleverer versions of ourselves.


Magnetic Particles That Can Control Electrical Signals In Your Brain 

It sounds like something out of a science fiction novel, but now we have a substance that could one day allow doctors to activate different parts of your brain using nanoparticles and magnetic fields. It’s even possible that this area of research could one day make our brains programmable.


Meanwhile In The Future: Football Has Been Banned

This week on Meanwhile in the Future we step onto the field and talk about contact sports. What would it take to create a future in which the most dangerous sports die out? What are those sports to begin with? What does a world without football look like?


I Was A Test Subject For Brain Experiments

After I graduated from university, I took an RA job on campus that gave me a lot of free time but not much pay. So I did the natural thing one does at a research university: I signed up to be a guinea pig for neuroscience experiments.


Brainprint: Your Mind's Reaction To Certain Words Could Be Your Password

We’ve heard a lot about how our bodies — our faces, our irises, even our heartbeats — will replace passwords. Now, a group of neuroscientists are adding another body part to that list: the brain. Or more specifically, the brain’s response to certain words.


Is It Really Possible To Learn To Speed Read?

Ninety-five per cent of university-educated individuals read at a rate between 200-400 words per minute according to extensive research done by University of Massachusetts Amherst professor Dr Keith Rayner. However, there exists a small, but rather vocal subset of people who insist that they can read several times faster than this using various speed reading techniques.


Loading page