Amber Solomon

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It’s possible to link and then unlink two unrelated memories in mice

This could one day help us eliminate PTSD triggers<p>Traumatic flashbacks that occur years after the event are one of the most painful parts of PTSD. They happen because the brain learned to associate the event with a separate memory that then becomes a trigger. A new study suggests that it’s possible …

Mind maps: the beauty of brain cells – in pictures

The 19th-century Spanish scientist Santiago Ramón y Cajal, the father of modern neuroscience, was one of the first people to unravel the mysteries of the structure of the brain – and he made stunning drawings to describe and explain his discoveries

Neurology

Neuroscience: The Risks of Reading the Brain

Since its 1992 debut, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) has revolutionized our ability to view the human brain in action and understand …

Neuroscience

Intricate 3D model predicts when heart patients will die​

Scientists in the UK have developed an artificial intelligence system that can analyze the medical test results of patients with a heart disorder and …

Could Cancer Drugs Treat Autism?

A surprising genetic connection has autism researchers wondering if they can borrow from cancer’s medicine cabinet.<p>Five years ago, on Charlie Ryan’s second birthday, a big lump mysteriously formed on the side of his abdomen. At the emergency room his parents took him to, doctors suggested the lump …

When Do Children Start Making Long-Term Memories?

The early years of parenthood involve so many rewarding firsts—when your infant cracks a toothless grin, when he crawls and later walks, and, of …

Scientists discover that your mind is not confined to your brain (or your body)

Neuroscience has found that the mind, rather than limited to within one's skull, can be thought of as “social.”<p>Advances in neuroscience have led, …

Consciousness

Enhanced Functional Coupling of Hippocampal Sub-regions in Congenitally and Late Blind Subjects

Introduction<p>Sighted people mainly depend on the visual system to locate objects and to navigate through their environment. It is interesting to know …

Social Defeat Wreaks Havoc on Brain Circuitry, Study Finds

Neuroscientists from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Italy have pinpointed neuronal projections from the prefrontal cortex to a …

The first sights babies see sculpt the brain's visual circuitry - Futurity

Scientists have found more clues about what happens in the brains of baby mammals as they try to make visual sense of the world.

Not your standard shades: Safilo's Smith sunglasses to feature brain-training tech

Sunglasses are cool to wear, but now they might also help you keep your cool.<p>Over the last year, Italian eyewear giant Safilo has been working with …

Brainwaves

Scientists Hacked an Old Brain-Zapping Treatment for Parkinson’s

Deep brain stimulation can be more efficient, and safer, by using the computer-generated pattern, the study showed.<p>Zapping the deepest corners of the brain with high frequency electrical pulses has been used to treat advanced Parkinson's disease for years. Scientists just figured out how to make it …

The Genius Deck Helps Reset Your Brain When You’re Stuck on a Problem

When you take breaks, you come back to your work with a fresh perspective, and if you’re stuck, that perspective can often help you figure out a …

Creativity

Infant Brains Reveal How the Mind Gets Built

Is the brain a blank slate, or is it wired from birth to understand the world? An ambitious new study put infants into an MRI machine to reveal a …

The Brain

How Much Muscle Can You Really Gain? | Men's Health

The highlight, though, was a guest posing routine by Tom Platz, a pro bodybuilder with thighs that were easily the size of my waist at the time. His legs reminded me of those pictures we used to draw in grade school of cars with jet engines. It had never occurred to me that a human could pack on …

Say hello to your inner molecules

Structural biologists are revealing the astounding complexity of the molecular machinery of life. But why is it so hard to get any real sense of our molecular nature?<p>I’d like to show you your inner molecule but, to be perfectly honest, I don’t think you’re interested. Which is rather frustrating …

Atoms

5 Sleep Problems Nobody Talks About

You drift off at night like a newborn baby, yet can’t recall the last time you woke up truly refreshed. It may not seem that weird: “People tend to …

7 Times Every Mother Finds Her Strength

Motherhood might be the greatest of all equalizers. No matter who you are or what you do, when you’re a mom, there are certain things you’re destined to go through. Some of these are wonderful and amazing -- reaffirming why you wanted to become a mother in the first place -- but others are likely …