Morgan Matthew's Blog – August 2008 Archive (5)

20 foods that will supercharge your brain

1. Avocado



Start each day with a mix of high-quality protein and beneficial fats to build the foundation for an energized day. Avocado with scrambled eggs provides both, and the monounsaturated fat helps blood circulate better, which is essential for optimal brain function. Worst alternative: a trans-fat-filled, sugar-laden cream cheese Danish.



Green it: you don't need to buy an organic avocado - conventional is fine. But make sure your supplementary protein is free range,… Continue

Added by Morgan Matthew on August 31, 2008 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Israel to Display the Dead Sea Scrolls on the Internet

JERUSALEM — In a crowded laboratory painted in gray and cooled like a cave, half a dozen specialists embarked this week on a historic undertaking: digitally photographing every one of the thousands of fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls with the aim of making the entire file — among the most sought-after and examined documents on earth — available to all on the Internet.



Equipped with high-powered cameras with resolution and clarity many times greater than those of conventional models,… Continue

Added by Morgan Matthew on August 29, 2008 at 2:38pm — No Comments

120 Ways to Boost Your Brain Power

Here are 120 things you can do starting today to help you think faster, improve memory, comprehend information better and unleash your brain’s full potential.



1. Solve puzzles and brainteasers.

2. Cultivate ambidexterity. Use your non-dominant hand to brush your teeth, comb your hair or use the mouse. Write with both hands simultaneously. Switch hands for knife and fork.

3. Embrace ambiguity. Learn to enjoy things like paradoxes and optical illusions.

4. Learn mind… Continue

Added by Morgan Matthew on August 27, 2008 at 4:27am — 1 Comment

Free Will vs. the Programmed Brain

If our actions are determined by prior events, then do we have a choice about anything—or any responsibility for what we do?



By Shaun Nichols



Many scientists and philosophers are convinced that free will doesn’t exist at all. According to these skeptics, everything that happens is determined by what happened before—our actions are inevitable consequences of the events leading up to the action—and this fact makes it impossible for anyone to do anything that is truly free.… Continue

Added by Morgan Matthew on August 20, 2008 at 1:39pm — No Comments

5 Scientific Theories That Will Make Your Head Explode

There are generally two types of science: first, there’s the type that makes computers work, allows us to ride around in metal boxes propelled by continuous explosion, and makes it so that milk doesn’t taste all gross. Then there’s the fringe science, the stuff that shoots up your nose like mathematical horseradish and dances a jig on your brain…or brane, as it were (that’s the nerdiest joke in the article, we promise). So kick off your work boots, put on your thought slippers, and prepare for… Continue

Added by Morgan Matthew on August 7, 2008 at 8:23pm — No Comments

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