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Is Time Travel Real?

What are you doing when you aren’t doing anything at all? If you said “nothing,” then you just passed a test in logic, but flunked a test in neuroscience about time travel. So what about time travel? When people perform mental tasks-adding numbers, comparing shapes, identifying faces-different areas of their brains become active, and brain scans show these active areas as brightly colored squares on an otherwise dull gray background. But researchers have recently discovered that when these areas of our brains light up, other areas go dark. This dark network (which comprises regions in the frontal, parietal and medial...
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Feeling Low or Unmotivated?

Maybe you just need to boost your brain’s serotonin levels. Serotonin is the molecule of will power so a decreased level of serotonin in your brain can mean difficulty finishing things, feeling a bit down, or getting annoyed very easily. Low serotonin activity can mean your brain is making less serotonin, or can indicate your receptors just aren’t taking hold on the serotonin well. It can also mean that your serotonin is breaking down too soon. Four especially effective ways of boosting your brain’s serotonin activity are sunlight, exercise, remembering past happy events, and brainwave entrainment. 1. Sunlight. In earlier...
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