The Spice that Prevents Fluoride from Destroying Your Brain
Opinion

The Spice that Prevents Fluoride from Destroying Your Brain

Fluoride is found everywhere today, from antibiotics to drinking water, no stick pans to toothpaste, making exposure inevitable. All the more reason why new research proving this common spice can prevent fluoride damage is so promising! Fluoride’s neurotoxicity has been the subject of academic debate for decades, and now a matter of increasingly impassioned controversy…

The Empty Brain
Opinion

The Empty Brain

No matter how hard they try, brain scientists and cognitive psychologists will never find a copy of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony in the brain – or copies of words, pictures, grammatical rules or any other kinds of environmental stimuli. The human brain isn’t really empty, of course. But it does not contain most of the things…

The Age of Notifications and Attention-Deficits
Miscellaneous

The Age of Notifications and Attention-Deficits

I admit it. I am addicted to notifications. But really, who isn’t? Every single social media network’s growth and revenue depends on how frequently YOU check the screen. They hire neuroscientists and psychologists to understand our minds better so that the ‘Fear of Missing Out’ can be used to their advantage. Autoplay videos, disappearing stories,…

Watching Porn Affects the Brain, Things Will Never be the Same Again
Science

Watching Porn Affects the Brain, Things Will Never be the Same Again

Today, with pornography only ever a few clicks away, a multitude of attitudes to sex imagery abound. Regardless of what porn aficionados have to say, Swedish researchers maintain that excessive porn consumption affects the brain. Like every other gratifying experience, watching sexual images releases high levels of the neurotransmitter dopamine, which is often referred to as the…

Get SMART about Your Mercury Fillings!
Science

Get SMART about Your Mercury Fillings!

Millions of Americans have mercury in their teeth, and they don’t even know it.  However, the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology is working to change that by educating dental patients and dentists about the health risks associated with silver-colored fillings (often called “amalgams”), all of which contain approximately 50% mercury. The World Health…