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Tag: Brain

Mind tricks: why seeing isn’t always believing

How do seemingly intelligent, conscientious people miss what’s right in front of them? Dateline’s Chris Hansen takes a look at what causes people to make quick, inaccurate decisions.

The video below demonstrates how our eyes might not be as reliable as we think and how we can fail to see something that should be obvious:

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Scientists develop first artifical hand that has feeling

A team of scientists from Italy and Sweden has developed what is believed to be the first artificial hand that has feeling. It has been attached to the arm of a 22-year-old man who lost his own hand through cancer.

Researchers say it works by connecting human nerve endings with tiny electronic sensors. Even though it took them 10 years to get to this stage, this is a major advancement in simulating a human arm since the brain controls it without any muscular contraction.

Check it out below in the video from BBC News:

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Mediterranean diet can help protect your brain

Past research has shown that following a Mediterranean diet can help protect from heart diseases and diabetes, but now there is a new evidence that it could protect your brain as well. The study, performed by doctors from Columbia University, followed 1800 seniors over a five year period. One of the things it found is that people with no memory problem, who followed a Mediterranean diet, reduced their risks of developing cognitive impairment by 28%. Those with some memory problems reduced the risk of developing a full blown Alzheimer’s by half.

Dr. Rhonda Low from CTV explains it more in the following video:

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