To answer the question that has been tormenting many since childhood, scientists have modeled how people draw patterns in the night sky.
125 years ago, on March 30, 1896, the article Heredity and Etiology of Neuroses was published in the Paris journal Revue Neurologique under the authorship of the then little-known physician Sigmund Freud. It was in this article that the Freudian theory of seduction, which underlies psychoanalysis, was described.
The researchers concluded that the memory palace, which Sherlock Holmes used to store and search for information in his head, really works well. Scientists have found an explanation for the Proust effect — why smells allow you to restore detailed memories.
The main news on January 26 is dedicated to the brain. Early bilinguals focus better and switch their attention faster. Musicians who started training in childhood have better tuned brains. For those over 60, taking a nap after lunch is very good for brain health. The baby boomer generation is the calmest
As a child, our parents taught us that we need to wait at least half an hour (or better — an hour) after eating before being poisoned by splashing in the river or in the pool. But how true is this warning?
Virtual reality (VR) headsets are becoming increasingly popular. The Futuresource Consulting report notes that the global market for virtual reality devices will reach 168 million by 2023. But what do we know about the impact of this technology on human health?
It is extremely difficult to hear someone in a crowded bar or at a noisy party. It is difficult to follow the speech of actors in Russian cinema against the background of sound effects and soundtracks. Can a person somehow train his hearing to hear better?
Scientists from Baylor University have found that the divorce of parents at an early age affects the level of oxytocin, the so-called hormone of love. People who survived the divorce of their parents in childhood have much less of this hormone than those who lived in a full family.
500 microorganisms live on 10 square centimeters of the toilet seat: a little E. coli, a pinch of staphylococci, fungus and mold. On the one hand, it's a hell of a lot, on the other — there are even dirtier places. Scientists from the Public Health and Safety Organization have estimated that there are 360,000,000 microorganisms in one gram of a kitchen sponge, and 2,500,000 of them on a toothbrush. Are you already nervously spraying with a sanitizer? Take your time. Here are some of the dirtiest places in your home.
Where can I go to touch the world of giant marine reptiles of antiquity? In the steppes of Mongolia? To the shores of the Indian Ocean? No, it is not necessary to go abroad at all. The Undor Mountains, which are reflected in the waters of the Mother Volga, brought up the bottom sediments of the ancient sea of the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, and with them the remains of its terrible inhabitants. Now digital technologies have taken over these inhabitants.