Your Ancestors Didn’t Sleep Like You

Fascinating research and well worth reading, especially given other research stating that it is normal to wake up at least once during the night. I’m sure if I didn’t have distractions like the internet and TV I might end up doing the same. The existence of our sleeping twice per night was first uncovered by […]

Your kids should learn a musical instrument for their health

Science Just Discovered Something Amazing About What Childhood Piano Lessons Did to You James Hudziak and his colleagues analyzed the brain scans of 232 children ages 6 to 18, looking for relationships between cortical thickness and musical training. Previous studies the team had performed revealed that anxiety, depression, attention problems and aggression correspond with changes to cortical thickness. Hudziak and […]

How Visually Intelligent Are You?

How Visually Intelligent Are You? We’re only seeing a fraction of the world around us. Amy Herman teaches the art of perception; if you’re game to test your visual intelligence, take one of her perception challenges here. Turns out that something I’ve pondered now for decades has a name, the Baader-Meinhof phenomenon. The 5 minute video is […]