News tagged with phenomenon
Scientists have speculated that the human brain features a "God spot," one distinct area of the brain responsible for spirituality. Now, University of Missouri researchers have completed research that indicates spirituality ...
Neuroscience Apr 19, 2012 | 4.7 / 5 (24) | 1 |
Wouldn't it be amazing if our bodies prepared us for future events that could be very important to us, even if there's no clue about what those events will be?
Psychology & Psychiatry Oct 22, 2012 | 2.9 / 5 (21) | 11 |
The benefits of meditation: Neuroscientists explain why the practice helps tune out distractions and relieve pain
Studies have shown that meditating regularly can help relieve symptoms in people who suffer from chronic pain, but the neural mechanisms underlying the relief were unclear. Now, MIT and Harvard researchers ...
Neuroscience May 05, 2011 | 4.5 / 5 (12) | 2 |
In a groundbreaking study, researchers from the Czech Republic and the United Kingdom have discovered a link between the déjà vu phenomenon and structures in the human brain, effectively confirming ...
Neuroscience May 28, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (10) | 2
Pay attention! It's a universal warning, which implies that keeping close watch helps us perceive the world more accurately. But a new study by Yale University cognitive psychologists Brandon Liverence and Brian Scholl finds ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Sep 07, 2011 | 4.1 / 5 (10) | 5 |
Dietary restriction can slow age-related diseases and extend the lifespan of all species tested to date. Understanding this phenomenon might help people live longer, preferably without having to drastically limit calories. ...
Medical research Jul 03, 2012 | 4.6 / 5 (8) | 1 |
UC Irvine scientists have discovered intriguing differences in the brains and mental processes of an extraordinary group of people who can effortlessly recall every moment of their lives since about age 10.
Neuroscience Jul 30, 2012 | 5 / 5 (7) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Crossing your arms reduces the intensity of pain you feel when receiving a painful stimulus on the hand, according to research by scientists at University College London.
Neuroscience May 20, 2011 | 5 / 5 (6) | 5 |
Trusting research over their guts, scientists in New Zealand and Canada examined the phenomenon Stephen Colbert, comedian and news satirist, calls "truthiness"the feeling that something is true. In four different experiments ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Aug 08, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (6) | 1 |
Excessive levels of certain saturated fatty acids cause mitochondria to fragment, leading to insulin resistance in skeletal muscle, a precursor of type 2 diabetes, according to a paper in the January issue of the journal ...
Medical research Jan 20, 2012 | 4.2 / 5 (6) | 8
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers working at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel have discovered that there exists an odor analog of the color white and the sound of white noise. They've been conducting studies on the ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Nov 20, 2012 | 3.7 / 5 (6) | 1 |
When you "lose yourself" inside the world of a fictional character while reading a story, you may actually end up changing your own behavior and thoughts to match that of the character, a new study suggests.
Psychology & Psychiatry May 07, 2012 | 4.3 / 5 (4) | 1 |
We've all been warned not to "judge a book by its cover," but inevitably we do it anyway. It's difficult to resist the temptation of assuming that a person's outward appearance reflects something meaningful about his or her ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Oct 15, 2012 | 4.3 / 5 (4) | 4 |
(Medical Xpress)—Cognitive scientists working at MIT have devised a means for not only altering the dreams of rats, but of demonstrating a way of testing what they've achieved, offering evidence that it can ...
Neuroscience Sep 06, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Sex can be messy, but most people don't seem to mind too much, and new results reported Sep. 12 in the open access journal PLOS ONE suggest that this phenomenon may result from sexual arousal actually dampening humans' natura ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Sep 12, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 4
A phenomenon (from Greek φαινόμενoν), plural phenomena, is any observable occurrence. Phenomena are often, but not always, understood as 'appearances' or 'experiences'. These are themselves sometimes understood as involving qualia.
The term came into its modern philosophical usage through Immanuel Kant, who contrasted it with noumenon (for which he used the term Ding an sich, or "thing-in-itself"), which, in contrast to phenomena, are not directly accessible to observation. Kant was heavily influenced by Leibniz in this part of his philosophy, in which phenomenon and noumenon serve as interrelated technical terms.
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