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"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. ~ Albert Einstein"

Scientists Use Hypnosis to Better Understand Deja Vu

Researchers in the United Kingdom say they've found a way to study what produces déjà vu -- the feeling people get that they've seen or experienced something before.

Using hypnosis, a team at the University of Leeds says it can re-create the phenomenon to get a better understanding of what causes it.

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Human Brain Still Awake, Even During Deep Sleep

Sleep in humans is divided in two main phases: non-REM sleep, which occupies most of our early sleep night, and REM sleep, during which our dreams prevail. Non-REM sleep is usually considered as a compensatory ‘resting’ state for the brain, following the intense waking brain activity. Indeed, previous brain imaging studies showed that the brain was less active during periods of non-REM sleep as compared to periods of wakefulness.

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Dopamine System in Highly Creative People Similar to That Seen in Schizophrenics, Study Finds

New research shows a possible explanation for the link between mental health and creativity. By studying receptors in the brain, researchers at Karolinska Institutet have managed to show that the dopamine system in healthy, highly creative people is similar in some respects to that seen in people with schizophrenia.

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Sleep-Inducing Foods: Food to Help You Sleep

Check out this list of foods that can help you sleep better. You probably have most of these in your cupboard already..

Top 10 Sleep-Inducing Foods

An Exercise For Observing and Reducing Visual Hemispheric Dominance

Repeated use of binaural beat audio technology effects hemispheric dominance. Binaural beat technology increases activity across the corpus callosum in other words interhemispheric transfer of information between the left and right brain. This leads to a relative shift in hemispheric dominance (from left-brain dominance to whole-brain dominance) and hemispheric synchronization, harmony and unity in the brain. This exercise and test can help to reduce brain dominance and helps to induce an interesting meditative state of mind.

THE SEAT OF THE SOUL

What is a little-known, pea-sized gland revered by metaphysicians for millennia and nicknamed the third eye or the seat of the soul? It is the pineal gland, located in the middle of the head, occupying a masterful position in regulating human function.

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Lazy students get perfect excuse to spend more time in bed

Scientists at Northwestern University in Chicago found that hearing specific sounds during deep sleep could improve your powers of recall.

Now inventors have produced a pillow with built-in speakers to capitalise on the discovery.

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..Is all that we see or seem,
but a dream within a dream.
Edgar Allan Poe