FLATTENING THE CURVE   ⏱08:27


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how your brain is just as good at age 60 as age 30, the neural correlates of near death experience & the most interesting questions in the whole of science

episode #25, 25th February 2022 #mental #speed #reaction #time   image source

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our main brain stories this episode...

BRAIN DOESN'T SLOW DOWN UNTIL 60

analysis of 1.2 million responses on the 'implicit association test' finds that adults' mental processing speed is totally good & constant until age 60. that's good news for all adults over age 35. until you look at the data.   [read more...]

this story was in episode #25. original article: von Krause et al., 2022 (Nature Human Behaviour), reported in: The Guardian by Hannah Devlin on 17th February 2022 & The Independent by Vishwam Sankaran on 19th February 2022 #brain #speed #ageing #lifespan #mental

ratings: The Guardian: fair - scientific story mostly intact  


LIFE FLASHES BEFORE EYES

a report of an 87 year old man who died while his electrical brain activity was being recorded raises the possibility that our life really does flash before our eyes. this report provides no evidence either way that it does.   [read more...]

this story was in episode #25. original article: Vicente et al., 2022 (Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience), reported in: The Daily Mail by Johnathan Chadwick on 23rd February 2022 & The Guardian by Nicola Davis on 23rd February 2022 #neardeathexperience #EEG #brainwaves

ratings: The Daily Mail: fudge - scientific story distorted   The Guardian: fact - scientific story reported well  


PHYSICS & CONSCIOUSNESS ARE FUNDAMENTAL

the irish times selects five of the 'unanswered, fundamental questions' in all science. four of them are from physics & one from brain science.   [read more...]

this story was in episode #25. reported in: The Irish Times by William Reville on 17th February 2022 #physics #consciousness #mystery #question


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