Why Do Some People Become Alcoholics?

Alcoholism is commonly misunderstood, but is also a very serious issue all across the globe. What causes some people to become alcoholics and not others? Trace explains what it means to be an addict, and the issue has a strong root in the brain. Read More: How Addiction Works “Stories about how addiction has ruined …

How Are Conservative And Liberal Brains Different?

Conservatives and liberals disagree on many topics in the world of politics. Are their brains wired differently? Tara takes a look at some new research showing the differences between the brains of the political parties! Read More: Differences in negativity bias underlie variations in political ideology “Disputes between those holding differing political views are ubiquitous …

Reading Can Change Your Brain!

Scientists measured the short term effects of reading using fMRI scans, and they found that reading actually changes your brain! What specifically happens? Trace is joined by Dr. Mike North to discuss their findings! Check out Mike on In The Making: Follow Mike on Twitter: Read More: Does Reading Actually Change The Brain? “After reading …

What Could Happen After A Brain Injury?

Last week, a man was walking down the street when a knife fell and landed in his head! How does brain injury impact you? Trace is joined by Reina Scully from SourceFed to discuss everything you need to know about brain trauma. Follow Reina on Twitter: Watch Reina on SourceFedNERD: Read More: Knife falls from …

7 Technologies Trying to Make us Immortal

Nutritionists say that the natural way we humans can extend our lifespan is by living on no more than 1500 calories a day, taking regular vitamin injections and ridding our bodies of toxins. Narration provided by JaM Advertising New Mexico www.tasteofjam.com At Strange Mysteries we’ve covered the field of gene manipulation many times, so you …

How Does Your Brain’s GPS Work?

This week, the Nobel Prize in Medicine was given to Professor John O’Keefe and Edvard and May-Britt Moser for their studies of the brain’s internal gps! How exactly does it all work? Trace explains. Read More: Nobel Prize in Medicine Is Awarded to Three Who Discovered Brain’s ‘Inner GPS’ “A British-American scientist and a pair …

7 BIZARRE Human Consciousness Theories

When you’re cold cocked by a guy in a parking lot you become unconscious, when you wake up in hospital seven hours later you are magically conscious again. Narration provided by JaM Advertising New Mexico www.tasteofjam.com One of the most fascinating questions posed regarding human consciousness asks whether human brains develop it, or they merely …

How Video Games Change Your Brain

There has always been a debate on whether video games change your brain or not. What’s the truth about games and the brain? Read More: 2013 State Of Online Gaming Report We spend 3 billion hours a week as a planet playing videogames. Is it worth it? How could it be MORE worth it? “Currently …

Top 10 Mysteries of HUMANS

Top 10 Biggest Mysteries of Humans such as us bursting into flames, DNA that’s not ours, the feeling of being somewhere before, and how are we alive? The body, brain, mind, and soul are covered. Many of these mysteries remain unsolved to this day….. Spontaneous Combustion. Throughout history there have been reports of people suddenly …

Top 7 Mysteries of MOTIVATION

If you’re too lazy to get a boyfriend or girlfriend then this won’t apply to you, but if you already have one and they’ve got a few motivational problems of their own you’d better be careful, because laziness is contagious. If you spend your evenings stuffing fistfuls of junk-food into your gaping maw that is …