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The five biggest neuroscience developments of the year.

The human brain has spent its evolutionary history learning about everything else in the world. Since last summer, it has learned quite a bit about …

You Took the Words Right Out of My Brain

<b>New research shows brain’s predictive nature When listening to others.</b><p>Our brain activity is more similar to that of speakers we are listening to when …

Neuroscience

Brain’s ‘Garbage Truck’ May Hold Key to Treating Alzheimer’s and Other Disorders

In a perspective piece appearing today in the journal <i>Science</i>, researchers at University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) point to a newly …

Amazing Advances in Neuroscience

Considering the brain is the most complex organ in the human body, the work of a neuroscientist seems never to be done. Researchers in the field are …

New Alzheimer’s Treatment Fully Restores Memory Function

Of the mice that received the treatment, 75 percent got their memory function back.<p>Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound …

Dementia

Hormones play dual role in unethical behavior

The Psychology of Stress, Orgasm, and Creativity

<i>“The more closely we analyze what we consider ‘sexy,’”</i> philosopher Alain de Botton argued in his meditation on sex, <i>“the more clearly we will understand that eroticism is the feeling of excitement we experience at finding another human being who shares our values and our sense of the meaning of</i> …

The Top 5 Neuroscience Breakthroughs of 2015

Is it really that time of year again already? We’ve reached the end of another exciting twelve months for neuroscience, so let’s look back like we …

The Brain

Beyond the neuron: Emerging roles of glial cells in neuroscience

<i>This post originally appeared on the PLOS Student Blog.</i><p>When we think of the brain, we often think of the amazing things it is capable of — from …

Could Eating More Fat Reduce Your Risk of Suicidal Tendencies?

Lower cholesterol levels have been linked to increased suicidal tendencies, according to new research<p>Feeling really depressed? It might not just be …

Children With Sensory Processing Disorder Have Altered Pathways for Brain Connectivity

<b>UCSF study shows measurable neurological differences in affected children.</b><p>Researchers at UC San Francisco have found that boys and girls with sensory …

The Four Types of Sleep Schedules

A new study suggests that some people are neither "owls" nor "larks"<p>Erwin Schrödinger, the Nobel-prize-winning Austrian physicist, was able to make major contributions to the fields of quantum mechanics, general relativity, and color theory during his lifetime. There was only one caveat: He was not …

Marijuana Affects Autism? Study Links the Two, But Comes to No Definite Conclusions

Researchers published a study looking into how marijuana affects autism.<p>The study took two sets of mice and looked at how the main cell mutations …

Autism

Anxiety may start in the womb

<b>CARDIFF U. (UK) —</b> Babies deprived of certain hormones in the womb could be at greater risk of being anxious as adults, according to new research with …

The Psychology Behind Messy Rooms: Why The Most Creative People Flourish In Clutter

All our lives, we've been told to “be organized.” Organization has always been pegged as a direct key to success. Whether at home, school or in your …

Creativity