True Strange Library

The curious collection of a slightly mad scientist

Research shows how to boot your IQ

There are two broad categories of intelligence: crystallized and fluid. Crystallized intelligence is the  ability to utilize information, skills, and experience already learned. Fluid intelligence is the ability to identify … Continue reading

December 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

How many of these 101 positive feelings can you feel?

I was watching a Ted talk by Alan Watkins on Why you feel what you feel, and he said that there are 34,000 emotions. I had a hard time believing … Continue reading

November 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

What is ASMR? Do you have it?

ASMR is a physical sensation characterised by a pleasurable tingling that typically begins in the head and scalp. It is commonly triggered by soft or accented voices, personal attention, ambient … Continue reading

November 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

Neuroplasticity: The Brain that Changes Itself

November 30, 2015 · 1 Comment

Meditation Improves Brain Function

There is mounting evidence from researchers at leading research institutions about the benefits of meditation for brain health and function. One of the latest series of studies, from researchers at … Continue reading

June 6, 2015 · 1 Comment

Mind/Brain: Withdrawal makes quitting harder

Dan Mager, MSW writes:   A common misconception shared by many people, including those with addiction, their loved ones and friends, and even some medical and behavioral health professionals, is that … Continue reading

May 27, 2015 · Leave a comment

‘Brain Balls’ Grown From Skin Cells Spark With Electricity

… Today, researchers at Stanford announced a new way of creating gobbets of human brain cells that look and act like real, living grey matter. The researchers took this striking … Continue reading

May 25, 2015 · Leave a comment