Dr. Rofaida

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This breakthrough could help scientists see exactly how depression, Alzheimer's, and autism transform our brains

There are approximately 86 billion neurons in a human brain, one of the most intricate known structures in the universe. These brain cells all communicate constantly with each other using perhaps 100 trillion synapses, the messaging points between brain cells where signals can pass from one neuron …

Neuroscience

5 Common Emotions You Never Knew Had Names

That cozy feeling you get when it's raining out and you're indoors? There's a name for it.<p>Emotional life is far richer than the vocabulary we have to describe it. Sadness, joy, exhilaration, regret, fury, etc., bleed into each other, creating unique blends in which one emotion is tinged with …

Sleep-Wake Cycle Controlled by Salts in the Brain

<b>Danish research is behind a new epoch-making discovery, which may prove decisive to future brain research. The level of salts in the brain plays a</b> …

Psychedelic Drugs and the Nature of Personality Change

Psychedelic drugs have been popularly referred to as “mind-expanding.” Some recent research suggests that psychedelic drugs, such as psilocybin and …

Consciousness

How Facebook is a Weapon for Passive-Aggressive Destruction.

<b>Social media is the ultimate weapon</b> of choice for many who wish to openly display their passive-aggressive opinions. With one simple Facebook post …

Sensationalistic LSD Findings In Perspective

Despite recent news coverage, the first acid brain scans fall short of explaining the most profound aspects of tripping<p>Last week, the scientific …

If Cat Ladies Were Renaissance Portraits

Our fondness for feline photos will never be satisfied, thanks to the photographers in our community who continue to share their fantastic cat photos …

Cute

A new experiment reversed the effects of Alzheimer’s in mice in a single week

Researchers have discovered that an injection of a protein called IL-33 can reverse Alzheimer's-like symptoms and cognitive decline in mice, …

Dementia

12 Stories That Capture What Depression Feels Like

"I wanted desperately to blame these feelings on something."<p>More than 300 million people will experience depression in their lifetimes, but not everyone will experience depression in the same way. We rounded up 10 HuffPost articles that resonated with our readers and give a glimpse into the varied …

9 Deadliest Rocks And Minerals On Earth

Lead found in Flint, Michigan water is an unfortunate example of negligence leading to the mass exposure of elemental lead found naturally in iron ore. Much in the same way humans communicate warnings of deadly plants and animals, it’s important to communicate the risks and exposure of deadly rocks …

Hot Springs

Low B12 seen in aging, autism and schizophrenia

The brains of the elderly and younger people with autism and schizophrenia may share a common link: Both have low levels of vitamin B12, researchers say.<p>The facts that blood levels of B12 do not always mirror brain levels of the vitamin, and that brain levels decrease more over the years than blood …

Van Gogh's year in torment, as revealed by scientists

Scientists use x-ray technology to delve down into two of the artist's paintings and find evidence of his spectacular breakdown<p>At first glance Van Gogh’s twin paintings of ‘Bedroom at Arles’ seem virtually indistinguishable from each other.<p>Yet scratch beneath the surface and they reveal how the …

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His stress is not like her stress

Muscles tighten, the heart pounds and nausea takes hold: In the face of sudden stress, men and women respond alike. But when threats, scares or …

Chancellor's psychiatrist brother 'used me as sex toy', says patient

Dr Adam Osborne was struck off from the medical register after a tribunal ruled that his fitness to practise was impaired by reason of misconduct<p>A patient who had a two-year sexual relationship with George Osborne's psychiatrist brother has claimed he used her as a "sex toy".<p>"He treated me like a …

10 Weird Brain Disorders That Totally Mess With Your Perception of Reality

We don't all see the world the same.<p>Imagine being able to feel everything another person is feeling - their pleasure and their pain. Or being …