Atieh Bakhtiar

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Future computers will process and remember info simultaneously, like a real brain

Brain-Like Computers<p>As much as it might seem like our computers are “thinking” as they perform human-like tasks, like recognizing our faces and …

Alzheimer’s disease has been reversed in mice giving hope to human trials

A breakthrough study has rolled back the development of Alzheimer's disease by targeting an enzyme in the brain<p>There may be hope for Alzheimer’s …

Brain-repairing protein may lead to new MS drugs

Multiple sclerosis is an often debilitating autoimmune disease characterized by muscle weakness, vision problems, impaired coordination, and physical …

Medical Research

This New Brain Study Shows Why Some People Are More Creative Than Others

Mapping the creative network in the brain.<p>Creativity is often defined as the ability to come up with new and useful ideas. Like intelligence, it can …

Learning music and playing chess might not make you any smarter, according to 3 decades of research

Scientists achieved astonishing results when training a student with a memory training programme in a landmark experiment in 1982. After 44 weeks of practice, the student, dubbed SF, expanded his ability to remember digits from seven numbers to 82. However, this remarkable ability did not extend …

The Brain

New Study Suggests Our Understanding of Brain Cells Is Flawed, And Here's Why

Our neurons could be 10 times more active than we thought.<p>A new study has found evidence that a section of our neurons, called the dendrites, aren't …

The Brain

The single best type of exercise for your brain, according to scientists

Want an all-natural way to lift your mood, improve your memory, and protect your brain against age-related cognitive decline?<p>Get moving.<p>A wealth of …

Exercise

Don’t forget this: You, too, can acquire a super memory

Learning a memorization technique used by elite memory athletes leads to widespread changes in brain wiring<p>Elite memory athletes are not so different from their peers in any other sport: They face off in intense competitions where they execute seemingly superhuman feats such as memorizing a string …

The Brain

There’s a close association between magnetic systems and certain states of brain activity

Scientists from the University of Granada (UGR) have proven for the first time that there is a close relationship between several emerging phenomena …

Neuroscience

Brain-Altering Science and the Search for a New Normal

56<p>SHARES<p><b>By Sarah Scoles</b><p>(Illustration: Taylor Le)<p>In 2006, Liss Murphy was in thrall to what she calls a “sepsis of the soul” — an intractable and …

The Brain

Let’s Stop Splitting the Brain From the Body

The Importance of Brain Health<p><i>Learning about the connections between our brains and our bodies is critical to wellness, research and innovation.</i><p>When …

The Brain

Brain scans can spot criminals, scientists say

Experiments prove judicial distinction between criminal intent and reckless behaviour has scientific merit too<p>Neuroscientists have used brain scans to spot the difference between people who committed crimes on purpose and those who broke the law through sheer reckless behaviour.<p>It is the first time …

The Brain

Here's What Practicing Does to Your Brain (and How to Do It Right) | Inc.com

I'll be honest. I hate doing things twice. But practicing--that is, repeating--and learning are inextricably connected. And the ability to learn is a key component of competitiveness. As famed NBA basketball player and coach Edward Macauley put it, "When you are not practicing, remember--someone …

The Brain

10 of the Best Psychology and Brain Science Studies of 2016

There were many great breakthroughs in the world of psychology and brain science studies throughout 2016, but together is a list of 10 that we feel …

States that legalized marijuana saw a drop in traffic deaths

Legalization of medical marijuana is not linked with increased traffic fatalities, a new study finds.<p>In some states, in fact, the number of people killed in traffic accidents dropped after medical marijuana laws were enacted.<p>"Instead of seeing an increase in fatalities, we saw a reduction, which …

Cannabis

Mental, physical effects of magic mushrooms

There's evidence that tripping on magic mushrooms could actually free the mind.<p>Several studies, including two promising recent clinical trials, suggest that psilocybin, shrooms' psychoactive ingredient, may hold the potential to help relieve severe anxiety and depression.<p>Still, because they're …

Consciousness

Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …

Consciousness

Scientists find link between depression and schizophrenia

A type of depression may affect people who are genetically at risk of schizophrenia, a new study has suggested.<p>The University of Edinburgh research …

The Brain

What Is Consciousness?

Consciousness! A term which has been related to a varied meaning! It is the term you must have read about in your Moral Science books. Or, in your …

Siri Hustvedt wonders why we revere the intellect and distrust the body

When we say we’re drawn in or absorbed by a work of art, what exactly do we mean? How does human perception work? It can be argued that art literally grabs us, tugs at us, takes us for a ride. When we stand before a Cézanne, the rhythms of its colors, lines and movement subtly massage our nervous …

Brush Strokes

New tumor target strategy halts human cancer in up to 90% of mice | Ars Technica

Using a similar treatment in humans may be effective at fighting cancer.<p>When trying to beat back a patient's cancer, doctors struggle to sic chemical …

Cancer

Dementia is likely to be controlled like HIV/AIDS by 2025: Research institute

As per the global dementia statistics worldwide, there are 46.8 million people suffering from it.<p>The head of Britain's new Dementia Research …

A 15-minute quiz can give you a scientifically accurate assessment of your personality

But there are indeed differences between people that can be tested.<p>One of the most common, preferred ways psychologists use to measure personality is what's called the "Big Five": extroversion, agreeableness, conscientiousness, neuroticism, and openness to experience.<p><b>Want to skip to the quiz?</b> …

Psychology

IBM's Watson supercomputer discovers 5 new genes linked to ALS

IBM Watson is known for its work in identifying cancer treatments and beating contestants on <i>Jeopardy!</i> But now the computing system has expertise in a …

Bioterrorism And Gene Editing: Can Crispr Tool Be Used As Biological Weapon In War?

Crispr is a tool that allows for genes to be edited, and has great potential in the treatment of a wide range of diseases, including some for which …

Abortions Don't Harm Women's Mental Health. Being Denied Them Does.

Several states around the country have laws requiring that women who seek abortion services be warned about the potential long-term mental health risks of ending a pregnancy. In Texas, for example, a new state-mandated booklet says that women report a range of emotions after the procedure, …

11 TED Talks that show how strange and mysterious the human mind really is

Even psychologists and neuroscientists are often stumped by why we think and behave the way we do.<p>Some of those researchers have appeared on the TED stage to talk about the questions that keep them up at night. The following 11 talks — on topics like decision-making, happiness, and our concept of …

TED Talks