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Skull Chair Has a Soulmate in the Brain Ottoman

Skulls go exceptionally well with brains, which is the reason I always prefer to keep my brain firmly in the skull. Sometimes it is a little too tight, but mostly, I’m okay. This love affair of skull and brain has taken the next step where they’re together as furniture. Artist/designer Vladi Rapaport has crafted a combo of a skull chair and brain ottoman, both destined to be together just like god intended.

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Could Your Brain Be Hacked [video]

New video from ASAP Science discusses if our brain could be hacked, the big biological computer that it is.

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Brrraaaiins: Brain Sculptures Made From Edibles

We’re going to imagine this is how zombies see brains; delicacies waiting to be gobbled. Milan based sculptor, animator and photographer Sara Asnaghi created this series of brain delicacies entitled What “Have You Got In Your Head?” The series took off in 2006, and has seen updates many times over the years, most recently this year with traditional Dutch foods this year.

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The brain in love [pic]


Frankly, the heart gets too much credit for love. While its boss, the brain sits there doing a lot of hard work, and never getting any credit. This image of the brain was made using MRI scans of people who claimed they were experiencing passionate love, material love or unconditional love. It is this situation that gets neurotransmitters and chemicals into action, making us feel the pleasures of love.

Via: ScienificAmerican

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Scientists find superbrands and religion have nearly the same effect on brain


Loyalty people show towards brands can be amazing. And it seems their religious devotion to brands may be a lot more literal. In a BBC documentary Secrets of the Superbrands, scientists worked to find the effects of brands on the brain. Alex Brooks, an Apple superfan, underwent an MRI scan so scientists could see his brain’s reaction to photographs of Apple products.

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Brain and microchip furniture will keep your processing power at full


The brain and the microchip, or a microchip augmented brain, you just have to imagine the possibilities of both these coming together. While the scientific mix might take some time to come along, the touch of design can make a lot of things possible, albeit not always in the way you’d suppose. Artist Daniel Rohr created this super cute and nerdy set of coffee table microchips accompanied with brain-shaped ottomans. There is no mistaking in the geeky awesomeness of this set.

Via: Notcot

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Scientists look at schizophrenia on a molecular level


The images here are of schizophrenic brain cells scientists grew in an attempt to find out more about the neurological disorder. Cells were harvested from the skin of victims of genetic schizophrenia and “reprogrammed” into stem cells, and then neurons, creating colonies of cells with a genetic profile same as schizophrenic neurons. It is known that unlike “normal” neurons, schizophrenic neurons don’t form connections with other neurons and with this studies scientists seem to have a better idea about that.

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Musician literally harnesses power of the brain for music


Composer and computer-music researcher Eduardo Miranda has come up with a device that lets users play music solely by thinking about it. Users need to wear a EEG skull cap, and concentrate on four small buttons on a screen. Each of these buttons has a series of corresponding musical notes. As the user focuses on these buttons, the brain generates a unique pattern of electrical impulses for each button.

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This is what a brain in love looks like


The heart may popularly be considered the one in love, but lets face it, that brain-dude does all the controlling. The image shows what a brain in love looks like. This image was created by Syracuse University professor Stephanie Ortigue using compiled MRIs of people around the world who claimed to be in love or experienced “experiencing maternal or unconditional love.” That right there people, is the passion network of our brain.

Via: Good