Tag: neuroscience


Ahnjili Zhuparris: Menstrual Cycles, 50 Cent, and Right Swipes

October 6, 2016

Ahnjili Zhuparris shares her experiment examining the menstrual cycle’s influence on her day-to-day behaviour by using browser plugins to track variations in her interactions with different websites. She discovered interesting changes across several platforms, including how she browsed Facebook, swiped in Tinder, and listened to music on YouTube.


Exercise for the Brain

November 8, 2007

[ ](http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/08/opinion/08aamodt.html?em&ex=1194670800&en=87671c1cea6447e9&ei=5087%0A)Brain training games are fun for every fan of self-optimization. We don’t like to play them, we like to point out how unconvincing the evidence is that they really help your brain. Today in the New York Times, two neuroscientists take aim at brain training. They guess that the effectiveness of puzzles and mazes…


Nueromodulation: brain tuning in the lab

October 19, 2007

This [interesting blog](http://brainmagnets.blogspot.com/) by Dr. Topher Stephenson tracks the use of “neuromodulation” techniques, including electrical and magnetic stimulation of specific brain regions to produce desired changes in mood and behavior. This seemingly far-out technology is a major topic of applied research today, with new discoveries coming almost too fast to track. In [this post ](http://brainmagnets.blogspot.com/2007/09/9v-battery-for-depression.html),…