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Specific brain training exercise can reduce dementia risk

While many companies have long promised that their brain-training products can sharpen aging minds, only one type of computerized brain training so …

The Brain

8 best foundations for pale skin

It’s difficult being “pale and interesting”: fake tan has a decidedly Tango effect; any minor variation in a lipstick or eyeshadow shade suddenly …

Memory Loss Reversed in 10 Alzheimer's Patients

<i>Summary: Researchers report the results of MRI scans and psychological testing show marked improvements in memory for ten Alzheimer’s patients</i> …

Scientists Might Have Figured Out How to Stop You From Binge Eating

New research from Johns Hopkins University has found that suppressing certain neurons in rats’ brains can make them less likely to seek sugary rewards. This could have implications for human behaviour, too.<p>Everyone has a food weakness. Whether it's being unable to resist the rustle of a chip bag or …

Neuroscience

Want to Raise Your IQ? Neuroscience Says to Take Up This Easy Habit

It's probably not what you think, but it's scientifically demonstrated to improve how you think.<p>Most of us think of IQ as a fixed thing, like an SAT score. You take a test, they tell you how smart you are, and that's that.<p>Turns out that's wrong.<p>Neuroscience is demonstrating that brain functioning …

The Brain

Beyond Alzheimer's: How a Mix of Brain Aliments Drives Dementia

<b>A new analysis based on two long-term aging studies–one of Roman Catholic nuns, the other of Japanese American men–provides what may be the most</b> …

Junk food is tricking your brain: The depressing science behind your binging

Research reveals fats and sweets alter the brain’s satiety-control mechanism, sending our appetites into hyperdrive<p>Matthew Brien has struggled with overeating for the past 20 years. At age 24, he stood at 5′10′′ and weighed a trim 135 pounds. Today the licensed massage therapist tips the scales at …

Gado Gado: A Brown Rice Bowl with Glorious Peanut Sauce

Looking for a healthy dinner option you'll want seconds of? Look no further.<p><i>During this post-Thanksgiving, pre-holidays week, BA staffers are sharing their favorite hit-the-reset button meals. This isn't diet food—it's the stuff that we eat when we just need a ever-so-slight detox. Today, assistant</i> …

New Year's Day

cocaine Archives

Neuroscience NewsAugust 22, 2017<p>Using optogenetics to stimulate the amygdala, researchers intensify the desire to consume cocaine in rats.... Read …

How Alzheimer's Protein Tangles Spread Through the Brain

<b>Rare, pathologic version of tau protein can pass directly from neuron to neuron.</b><p>Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators have discovered a …

Secret to Younger Brain May Lie in Exercising The Body

<b>It is widely recognised that our physical fitness is reflected in our mental fitness, especially as we get older. How does being physically fit</b> …

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Psychology

Scientists scan the brain to see how stress undermines your diet

If you're trying to lose weight, kick off your diet by relaxing. Stress tinkers with your brain chemistry in ways that make it hard to make healthful food choices and maintain self-control, a new study finds.<p>Study volunteers who endured a somewhat stressful experience were 24% more likely to choose …

The Brain

Is Obesity a Psychological or Physical Problem?

How does someone become morbidly obese? Are people genetically predisposed to it, or is it a case of nurture over nature?<p>Carl Thompson was Britain's fattest man. Earlier this year, the 910-pound 33-year-old died in his home. It took emergency services several hours to remove his corpse from his …

Mental Health

What 9 common drugs including caffeine, weed, and booze do to your brain

We know different drugs make us experience the world around us in very different ways — and their after-effects are often nowhere near as pleasant as the immediate results they produce.<p>So what exactly are these drugs doing to the brain to prompt these feelings?

The Brain

Bernie Sanders Has a Secret

Vermont, his son and the hungry early years that made him the surging socialist he is today.<p>One morning last month in Burlington, Vermont, at the law office of John Franco, one of Bernie Sanders’ best friends since the 1970s, Franco talked to me at length about Sanders’ commitment and his …

Middle-class

A neurological expert explains why teenagers do dumb things

This week, I'm sharing a variety of responses to the question, "What insight or idea has thrilled or excited you?" Professor Laurence Steinberg, an expert on the adolescent brain, teen risk-taking, and psychological development, recalls two times when research findings particularly excited him. The …

Parenting

Why 'Baking' Your Make-Up is The Smartest Thing For Your Face

Health & Beauty<p>Posted on <b>July 03, 2015</b><p>'Baking' your makeup is the new trend in Hollywood and Kim Kardashian is no doubt a big fan.<p>Last nights glam in …

Makeup

Why Some Teen Brains May Be Hardwired To Make Risky Choices

Teenagers aren't exactly known for their responsible decision making.<p>But some young people are especially prone to making rash, risky decisions about sex, drugs and alcohol. Individual differences in the brain's working memory — which allows people to draw on and use information to make decisions — …

Humanity

Skyping with the enemy: I went undercover as a jihadi girlfriend

When a French journalist posed online as a young woman interested in Isis, she was soon contacted by a fighter in Syria. He proposed marriage – but could she maintain a double life?<p>It was 10 o’clock on a Friday night in spring 2014 and I was sitting on the sofa in my one-bed Paris apartment when I …

While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

The Brain

How the World’s Oldest People Live So Long

At 118, the world’s oldest woman says her secret is eating, sleeping, and relaxing. Sounds good to us!<p>How do you live to be 109 years old? Exercise, …

Medieval

Scientists Can Now Read Your Memories

Researchers have mapped rats’ memories, and humans could be next.<p>Scientists may have cracked the code of memories by successfully tracing how they …

The Brain

Sometimes When You’re In Love, You’re Not

Lessons in love from the MRI-based carnival art of Brent Hoff<p>Are you in love or are you in lust? Neuroscience would say the difference is in whether or not your brain is producing oxytocin, the bonding chemical that scientists associate with monogamous relationships. To oversimplify, love includes …

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Religion

Mexican Woman Leandra Becerra Lumbreras Becomes World's Oldest Person

Feliz cumpleaños, Leandra Becerra Lumbreras.<p>The Mexican woman thought to be the oldest person in the world reportedly turned 127 on Sunday, according to the Metro.<p>Lumbreras says she was born on Aug. 31, 1887.<p>Her family said her secrets to longevity are eating chocolate, sleeping a lot and not …