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New Alzheimer’s Research Suggests Possible Cause: The Interaction of Proteins in the Brain

<b>Research shows interaction of tau and amyloid-beta in the brain may cause cognitive decline.</b><p>For years, Alzheimer’s researchers have focused on two …

The blind woman who switched personalities and could suddenly see

By Sarah Kaplan<p>Sarah Kaplan<p>Reporter for Speaking of Science<p>Email Bio Follow<p>It had been more than a decade since “B.T.” had last seen anything.<p>After suffering a traumatic accident as a young woman, doctors diagnosed her with cortical blindness, caused by damage to the visual processing centers in …

Vision Loss

Bedroom Organization Tricks

If your bedroom is small or large, these organizing ideas will help you keep everything in its place, leaving you a calm and tranquil space to relax in.<p>The space under your bed can be put to sensible use with these bins, made by attaching casters to a wooden box, a drawer from a chest, or a wine …

EMDR: The unconventional therapy treating post-traumatic stress disorder with the wave of a finger

There are calls for an unconventional treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder to be made more widely available to emergency services workers.<p>The …

Pigeons as Good as Radiologists at Spotting Breast Cancer, Scientists Say

Humans pride ourselves on our supreme intelligence: our clever inventions, and the ability to use them. But the rest of the animal kingdom is gaining …

Scientists Reveal The Secret To Create Long-Lasting Memories

Messed up sleep can create a long list of secondary issues that can quickly become primary concerns if insomnia or other disturbances continue …

Science Shows How Crossing Your Arms And Legs Can Hugely Change Your Brain

In Personal Development-speak, we are always talking about goals, outcomes, success, desires and dreams. In other words, all the stuff we want to do, …

New study shows that taste, like all reality, is but a fragile illusion

By Rachel Feltman<p>Rachel Feltman<p>Bio<p>You probably know that we perceive five basic tastes, and that taste has something to do with the tongue and the brain. But a new study shows just how weird our perception of reality truly is: Scientists showed that all it takes to convince a mouse that their mouth …

Columbia University

What A Grateful Brain Looks Like

The latest neuroscience on a fascinating social emotion.<p><i>This article first appeared on Greater Good, the online magazine of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley.</i><p>Evidence is mounting that gratitude makes a powerful impact on our bodies, including our immune and cardiovascular health. But …

Craving control: how food messes with your mind

YOU’VE just had a hearty lunch, but the doughnuts next to your desk are winking at you. You can’t shake the thought of what the glazed, soft dough …

Your Brain and Your Body Are One and the Same

Most people’s views of the brain-body divide go something like this: Our bodies gather information, through sight, touch, and sounds. That …

Frontal brain wrinkle linked to hallucinations

<b>A study of 153 brain scans has linked a particular furrow, near the front of each hemisphere, to hallucinations in schizophrenia.</b><p>This fold tends to be shorter in those patients who hallucinate, compared with those who do not.<p>It is an area of the brain that appears to have a role in distinguishing …

Strengthening Brain Connections

<b>Newly identified mechanism allows the brain to strengthen links between neurons.</b><p>When the brain forms memories or learns a new task, it encodes the …

Can You Think Yourself Into A Different Person?

We used to believe our brains couldn’t be changed. Now we believe they can – if we want it enough. But is that true?<p>For years she had tried to be the perfect wife and mother but now, divorced, with two sons, having gone through another break-up and in despair about her future, she felt as if she’d …

University College London

Exercise May Help Reverse Neurodegeneration in Early Stage Alzheimer's

<b>Older adults that improved their fitness through a moderate intensity exercise program increased the thickness of their brain’s cortex, the outer</b> …

How Neurons Find Their Way in the Developing Brain

<b>During embryonic development, billions of neurons nimbly reposition themselves within the brain and spinal cord, and connect branches to form the</b> …

We’re hard-wired to want vengeance: “Those are the brain systems that are old — they’re the ones we share with dogs and rats and deer” | Salon.com

Hate ads? Subscribe to Salon’s ad-free mobile app!<p>Get all of Salon’s articles, our groundbreaking video interview series Salon Talks, podcasts and exclusive documentaries on your streaming devices for $4.99/month. Start your free 1-week trial today!<p>Please consider disabling your ad blocker and …

Army’s MIND Lab able to decode brain waves

By <b>C. Todd Lopez</b><b>,</b> Army News Service<p>ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. (Nov. 5, 2015) — In a U.S. Army Research Laboratory facility here called “The MIND …

How Positive Stimuli Provides Positive Benefits to the Distracted Brain

<b>Researchers at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois have identified how your mind process and</b> …

Brain Stimulation May Help People Lose Weight: Study

A small new report found that non-invasive brain stimulation lowered calorie consumption and increased weight loss among a small number of obese …

The Problem With Using Secret Computer Code To Put People In Jail

The software, from the Pennsylvania firm Cybergenetics, matched Wakefield’s DNA to the mix of DNA found on the victim’s body and the murder weapon. …

16 New IKEA Hacks You Haven’t Seen Yet

Budgeting and holidays are never good together (seriously, can those two just break up already?) So if you’re trying to revamp your interiors without spending too much money this winter, IKEA is definitely the best place to start. Whether you need extra storage or are just looking for some easy DIY …

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31 Hilarious Times Tumblr Explained Our Weird Brains

"I see you're trying to sleep. Can I offer a selection of your worst memories from the last 10 years?"

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3 Brain Dead Simple Steps to Stop Procrastinating

Everybody has <i>that</i> friend. That guy or gal who never keeps a commitment. You ask them to do something, maybe they offer to help you with something, come out for a drink or send you an email with some information. They NEVER do it.<p>We humans are pretty smart. We quickly learn that this person cannot …

Key to earning more is thinking like a man, scientists say

Study finds that Britons with a so-called male brain have higher salaries than those with a "female" brain - whatever their sex<p>People with "male" brains earn more than those with "female" brains in the UK jobs market, irrespective of their actual sex, according to new research.<p>Scientists found that …

Digital Noise Is Creeping Out Our Brains’ Fear Network

What happens in our brains when we hear things that creep us out, and how that’s changing in an age awash in digital noise.<p>David Hendy can be lying in bed, driving on the highway, or flying in a commercial airplane, when suddenly his ears perk up. Does the heating boiler always rattle so violently? …