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Having an audience might make you perform better, study finds - Johns Hopkins neuroscientist discovers that performing a task in front of an audience triggers part of the brain associated with action and motor skills
Previous studies have suggested people who hold strong religious beliefs are more intuitive and less analytical. But new research by Oxford neuroscientists and philosophers suggests that is not the case, and upbringing and socio-cultural processes play a greater role in religious beliefs.
TIL That while examining brain scans, neuroscientist Dr. James Fallon discovered he is a psychopath. While unknowingly viewing his own brain scan, he said, "It's probably a psychopath... someone who could be a danger to society.
TIL: a neuroscientist studying the brains of psychopathic killers scanned his own brain as a control, only to discover that he himself was a psychopath. When he told friends and family, the universal response was, "That explains a lot."