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There is a 'second BRAIN' located in the bowel: Scientists discover it synchronises your intestines and helps pass waste out of our bodies

The human body has a 'second brain' located in its bowel, and scientists now understand the intricate way it works.<p>The Enteric Nervous System (ENS) …

Neuroscience

HIV lies dormant in brain, increasing risk of dementia, but how?

The HIV virus, which causes AIDS, has long been known to target and disable cells of the immune system, which are responsible for fighting off …

How staying up all night can dramatically influence over 100 proteins in your blood

New research from scientists at the University of Colorado Boulder has, for the first time, studied how protein levels in human blood can vary over a …

How Brain Waves Surf Sound Waves to Process Speech

By paying more attention to behaviors, and not just to the activity of neurons, two researchers critical of most neuroscience learned how brains make …

Music Preferences and Your Personality

Could your playlists reveal information about your personality? Research conducted by psychologists Jason Rentfrow and Sam Gosling suggests that …

Psychology

Being Socially Isolated for Long Periods of Time Reshapes Brain Chemistry

But the pain of loneliness may have a remedy.<p>Being lonely sucks. Sure, we all need our alone time now and then, but scientists have repeatedly found …

Synaptic mechanisms of interference in working memory

Abstract<p>Information from preceding trials of cognitive tasks can bias performance in the current trial, a phenomenon referred to as interference. …

Google Scholar

What Is an Action Potential and How do Neurons Fire?

How do neurons transmit signals throughout the body? One part of this transmission process involves what is known as an <b>action potential</b>. An action …

Drug addiction: Is brain stimulation the answer?

Transcranial magnetic brain stimulation has allowed researchers to reduce how "excited" the brains of chronic cocaine and alcohol users become in …

Brain stimulation may reduce food cravings as obesity treatment

Stimulating the brain to alter its intrinsic reward system shows promise in the treatment of obesity, according to results presented in Barcelona at …

Yahoo is now part of Oath

Before you continue...<p>Yahoo is now part of the Oath family. Due to EU data protection laws, we (Oath), our vendors and our partners need your consent …

Being a Couch Potato May Change Your Personality

A sedentary lifestyle has long been linked to poor health, and a growing body of evidence suggests it may also affect personality. Previous research …

Intelligence is correlated with fewer neural connections, not more, study finds

The smartest people may boast more neurons than those of average intelligence, but their brains have fewer neural connections, new research proves.

How social isolation transforms the brain: A particular neural chemical is overproduced during long-term social isolation, causing increased aggression and fear

A particular neural chemical is overproduced during long-term social isolation, causing increased aggression and fear<p>Researchers gain new insights …

Scientists May Have Found a Signpost for Autism in Monkeys

Studying the biology of autism spectrum disorder has been difficult for researchers: rats and mice are not reliable models for the condition. But when scientists turned to monkeys, they found a species that can be an effective stand-in for people. In a paper published in Science Translational …

Autism

Almost all the ice covering the Bering Sea has melted, throwing Alaska communities into disarray

Almost all the ice covering the Bering Sea has melted, scientists have confirmed, throwing communities living around its shores into disarray.<p>The …

Psychedelic drugs appear to fundamentally reorganize the brain — and they're starting to turn into approved treatments

Like a May shower, the studies on psychedelic drugs' potential therapeutic benefits came — first as a sprinkle, then a steady downpour. Between 2012 and 2017, the papers abounded. One, published in 2016, suggested that magic mushrooms might alleviate anxiety in cancer patients; another in 2017 …

Depression

There's No Such Thing as Being Right or Left-Brained, And 9 Other Brain Myths We've All Heard

We don't only use 10% of our brain.<p>However long you've been alive, chances are you've heard a completely incorrect "fact" about the brain. The human …

How to understand Stephen Hawking's final paper. Or at least try

It all started with a Big Bang. But then what?<p>Renowned theoretical astrophysicist Stephen Hawking had been trying to answer that and other questions …

Couples Who Smoke Together Stay Together, According to Cannabis Study

Couples who smoke together, stay together, according to a 2014 study published in the journal 'Psychology of Addictive Behaviors.' The study followed …

Japan but not as you know it – why the Setouchi region should be on your bucket list

Miles away from the maid cafes, the manga and the Japan that mostly lies in the minds of what people imagine Tokyo to be, lies the Setouchi …

20 Places You Have to Visit Before You Turn 30

An old adage says to travel while you're young, and while I firmly believe that world travel is fulfilling at any age, there's a certain wonder that …

Travel

Here Are 99 Of The Most Popular Movies Of All Time – How Many Have You Seen?

Don't @ me about the list, I didn't make it.

12 Top-Rated Hiking Trails in California

<b>10.</b> Pomo Canyon to Shell Beach in Sonoma County<p>This gorgeous hiking destination lies 75 miles (one hour and 45 minutes’ drive) from San Francisco in …

This is Why a California Road Trip should be on your Bucket List

From the cost of Big Sur to the mountains of Lake Tahoe this California Road Trip Itinerary has it all.

California

15 Of The Best Beaches In California To Visit

California is one heck of a diverse state and a place you can go to and have totally different experiences at any time of the year. Now, one of the …

California

Trillions Upon Trillions of Viruses Fall From the Sky Each Day

High in the Sierra Nevada mountains of Spain, an international team of researchers set out four buckets to gather a shower of viruses falling from the sky.<p>Scientists have surmised there is a stream of viruses circling the planet, above the planet’s weather systems but below the level of airline …

Biology

Breakthrough: Researchers fix Alzheimer's gene

Groundbreaking research shows, for the first time, how the most well-known genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease causes signs in human brain …

The CDC is terrified of these germs, so it's trying to contain them

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) can't stop microbes from mutating and becoming resistant to even our strongest drugs. But it is …

Public Health