Japanese psychiatrists described an incredible case: a patient with schizophrenia was cured quite by accident – by bone marrow transplantation. At first, doctors thought that this was a temporary phenomenon and the disease would return. However, several years have passed since then, but the patient still does not show any signs of schizophrenia
Is there a connection between meaning and sound? This debate has been going on for thousands of years. In the twentieth century, linguistics unconditionally accepted the postulate of the arbitrariness of this connection. Although, starting with Plato, many philosophers were convinced of the opposite. Language is a system of understanding of the world. Moreover, the worldview itself, in which sound and meaning are merged. Modern science tends to agree with this opinion of philosophers
The term “self-fulfilling prophecy” was proposed in 1948 by the prominent American sociologist Robert Merton. Summarizing his conclusions, we can say that it is not so important whether the situation in which a person finds himself is actually real. If it seems real to him, then its consequences will be real
The English have a rhyme popular since the 19th century: sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never break me. It is often cited in various books and songs as a kind of “spell” to protect against insults and verbal bullying. However, are we really immune to words?
A study of the rituals of various human communities shows that whirling is a specific technique for the physical and mental coverage of space. The circle itself does not have any given properties for it. But as soon as movement begins in it, everything changes dramatically, something similar to the “exploration of space and time” takes place
A hundred years ago, Nobel laureate Edgar Adrian managed to establish a close relationship between breathing and brain wave activity by studying ordinary hedgehogs. Further, it was found in the brains of other animals and humans. For ancient cultures, breathing was directly related to the quality of life and thought. Modern research only confirms the centuries-old wisdom of our ancestors.
New Zealand scientist James R. Flynn found that our level of intelligence increases over time. Between 1932 and 1978, the IQ rose by 13.8 points, about 3 points every decade. It is estimated that if such dynamics continue, then by 2300 the average human intelligence will reach 200 – today it is considered an indicator of genius
Scientists argue that a family consisting of several generations is more successful in evolutionary terms. In fact, grandmothers and the evolution of the family and human communities are in a very complicated relationship
“Dear conscience, where are you hiding?” – such a question was asked in one of his songs by the famous bard Alexander Dolsky. Today, science has found the answer to this question. Conscience is not only what distinguishes us from animals. It is directly related to the formation of personality, with our personal usefulness
We are tired of listening to colleagues’ complaints about the impossibility of obtaining the information necessary for work, about the closed nature of research. And we did something radically: laid out our base, just to see what would happen. The world has not collapsed! And I would like to hope that he becomes a little better from the fact that we allow others to use our work