Solo Rock Stars Die Young by Tom Jacobs Do you dream of being a rock star? Do you hope to live a long life? If so, you’d better start prioritizing—or, at the very least, join a band. Because from Elvis Presley to Amy Winehouse, solo pop superstars are disproportionately likely to die young (although not […]
“It is better to know nothing than to keep in mind fixed ideas based on theories whose confirmation we constantly seek.” Claude Bernard
Area of Monkey Brain Keeps Tally of Altruistic Acts …monkeys have a specific area in their brains to keep track of altruistic acts…They used electrodes to directly record neuronal activity in three areas of the prefrontal cortex, an area that is known to be involved in social decision-making while the monkey performed reward-related tasks.
The best-laid plans: How we update our goals based on new information Princeton University researchers have identified mechanisms that govern how the brain incorporates information about new situations into our existing goals…. updating goals takes place in a region known as the prefrontal cortex, and appears to involve signals associated with the brain chemical dopamine. […]
A new study indicates that some aspects of peoples’ cognitive skills – such as the ability to make rapid comparisons, remember unrelated information and detect relationships – peak at about the age of 22, and then begin a slow decline starting around age 27. Read more at: http://phys.org/news156751524.html#jCp
Sad and very dangerous.