The art of the memory palace (or method of loci) dates back to Ancient Rome with rhetorical treatises on how to memorize anything based on the art of visualization and associating the things needing to be remembered with those imagined spaces. Believe it or not, this is still one of the most famous methods used by Memory Champions today (yes that is a real thing).
Italian artist Sara Asnaghi has remained the human brain through a medium of something that's always on our minds (no, not sex): food. The series, titled What Have You Got In Your Head, features brains made from a variety of foods like chili peppers, sugar, coffee grounds, bread and candy.
Recently, filmmaker Brent Hoff and The Stanford Center for Cognitive and Neurobiological Imaging hosted the 1st Annual Love Competition. Contestants from ages 10 to 75 were invited to spend "five minutes in an fMRI machine, thinking deeply about love and allowing the imaging technology to measure activity in their dopamine, serotonin and oxytocin/vasopressin pathways.
If you think this sounds unromantic, you’ll want to reserve judgment."
Click play to watch is (not really) surprisingly touching short film:
Mmm…brains. Halloween is quickly approaching, and that can mean only one thing: the zombies are coming. Heck, even the CDC wrote an article about how to prepare for a zombie apocalypse!
Technically speaking, this gory brain cap is probably the worst thing you could wear when the zombies arrive, but it would definitely be a great costume for Halloween if the brain-eaters aren't around.
Nomskulls are exactly what they appear to be in the above photo...totally awesome. :)
"Knock ‘em dead with these four stylish silicone skulls. Nomskulls are ready to fill with your favorite grey batter and bake into perfect cupcake craniums. One bite and you’ll be head over heels, because there’s no doubt about it — this skull bone’s connected to the YUM bone! We’ve packed four silicone skull molds in each printed giftbox."