Brain Waves

Your neurons generate electricity to communicate with each other and this electrical activity forms patterns called brain waves.

They can be measured by electroencephalography (EEG), a non-invasive method of recording electrical activity using sensors on the scalp.

Scientists have found five main patterns of brain waves: alpha, beta, delta, gamma and theta. Each brainwave state correlates with a different state of awareness.


Infographic: What Your Eye Color Reveals About You

Called the windows to the soul, your eyes are biological indicators to ancestry and genetic makeup. Mezzmer illustrated an infographic revealing unexpected facts about the human eye. For example, did you know that every person with blue eyes can be traced back to the same ancestor? 

To find out more intriguing facts about your eye, view the entire infographic here!

View more infographics here!

Jeb Bush is getting all the millionaires, and Bernie Sanders is getting the small donors — those have been two prominent storylines in the 2016 money race for the presidency.

But what about everyone in between? The Washington, D.C.-based Campaign Finance Institute released data on campaign fundraising, and it paints a fascinating picture — which we decided to make into a literal picture. Here’s how the different candidates’ donation patterns stack up to each other.

How The 2016 Candidates Are Getting Their Money, In 1 Infographic

Image: Alyson Hurt and Danielle Kurtzleben/NPR