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Electrical brain stimulation could boost benefits of stroke rehabilitation

Research indicates that transcranial direct current stimulation (tCDS) during rehabilitation therapy might help stroke patients recover more movement<p>Electrical brain stimulation could benefit stroke patients by boosting the effects of rehabilitation therapy, new research suggests.<p>Writing in the …

How Trauma Affects The Brain Of A Learner

Our public media colleagues over at KPCC, Southern California Public Radio, have a fascinating two-part report on the efforts of schools in the Los Angeles area to address the effects of "toxic stress" on student learning.<p>"As researchers work to solve one of the most persistent problems in public …

Keeping mind active may delay Alzheimer's symptoms -- but not underlying disease

Keeping the mind active may delay symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease; however, the activity does not change the underlying disease in the brain for most …

Fingerprinting the brain - Winter 2016 - discovery

Our fingerprints identify us, and that’s about all they can do. Zhongming Liu gathers far more useful kinds of fingerprints — maps of neural …

Individual Differences in the Brain Shape Mental Abilities

<b>Everyone has a different mixture of personality traits: some are outgoing, some are tough and some are anxious. A new study suggests that brains also</b> …

The Brain

The most important lesson from 83,000 brain scans | Daniel Amen | TEDxOrangeCoast

You can grow new brain cells. Here's how | Sandrine Thuret

Jon G. Allen, PhD, on Trauma in Attachment Relationships

Better Brain Imaging Could Show Computers a Smarter Way to Learn - MIT Technology Review

Machine learning is an extremely clever approach to computer programming. Instead of a having to carefully write out instructions for a particular …

Machine Learning

The Neuroscience of Decision-Making in 2016

How many presidential candidates have you actually met in person? Not that many. A large majority of us -- the electorate -- meet our candidates through media. Whether it is watching a debate on television, scanning social media commentary from friends, or reading political analysis in a newspaper, …

7 things to know about epilepsy

An estimated 2.3 million adults in the United States have epilepsy, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Actress Sky McCole Bartusiak, who passed away Saturday, was one of them.<p>Bartusiak's mother said her daughter had suffered from epileptic seizures since she was a baby. …

Researchers find surprising trigger of new brain cell growth

Scientists have discovered that the human brain can produce new neurons, but exactly how those cells are produced and what purpose they serve are not …

Senate Bill Would Ease Federal Prohibition Of Medical Marijuana

Bipartisan Senate legislation to be announced Tuesday would shield medical marijuana patients, doctors and businesses from federal prosecution in states that have legalized marijuana for medical purposes, and would remove marijuana from the category of most-dangerous drugs, The Huffington Post has …

DIY neuroscientists use direct-current devices to shock their way to happiness

Unlike most of the other experimenters – "battery-lickers", is how he derisively refers to them – he is actually a qualified neuroscientist. But he's …

The Brain

Scientists find the brain’s missing ‘pipes’

“Throw out the textbooks” and “missing link” are words rarely heard anymore in science, but that’s what researchers around the world are saying about the recent discovery of microscopic lymphatic vessels connecting the brain to the immune system.<p>That physical link was long thought absent, …

Immune System

Missing Link Found From Brain To The Immune System - PsyBlog

Vessels discovered in the brain that were thought not to exist — could revolutionise study of neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s.<p>The brain is …

Scientists Want to Shock the Brain into Remembering

Could electrical brain stimulation, already used to treat Parkinson's, be the way to enhance memory formation for people with traumatic brain injuries?<p>Scientists at the University of Pennsylvania team are researching the possibility that shocking the brain could help memories form. Their work with …

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This Is Our Closest Look Ever at The Biological Motors That Power Bacteria

Under the hood.<p>The nanoscopic motors that power the movements of bacteria have been imaged in high resolution for the first time, revealing the …

Biology

If You Set High Expectations For Your Marriage, Is It Doomed?

Psychologists disagree on whether expecting your marriage to be a deeply fulfilling relationship makes it more likely that the union will thrive, or that it will doom you to disappointment.<p>So, psychologists, should we just go ahead and expect the worst after the honeymoon?<p>Only if that matches your …

The Great Moon Hoax and the Christian Philosopher | Rebekah Higgitt

180 years ago newspaper readers were thrilled by a story about plants, animals and flying men on the Moon. Why were people convinced, was it a hoax, and why was it written? <b>Rebekah Higgitt</b> looks at a satire that went wrong<p>The Great Moon Hoax, as it has become known, was published in the New York Sun …

The iPhone is outselling Android in the US for the first time in years

As reported by TechCrunch, it underscores just how successful the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus has been for Apple. The Cupertino company has enjoyed record-breaking success off of the larger-screen smartphone, including the most profitable quarter of any company <i>ever</i>.<p>Apple's position at the luxury end of the …

Should we be surprised by latest MMA doping scandal?

The UFC is reeling from its latest doping scandal, but is such cheating any surprise?<p>Looking for an edge, however slim, when you're stepping into a cage to fight seems inevitable. The gruelling training in advance of a mixed martial arts bout also takes a toll, prompting some to take shortcuts. And …

The Death Of Knowledge Work And The Rise Of 'Learning Workers'

During the past few decades we have spent a lot of time talking about knowledge workers and knowledge work. However today knowledge is nothing more than a commodity and to be the smartest guy in the room all you need access to is a smartphone. This is especially true when we consider that more …

Listening to the Star Wars Soundtrack in a Pygmy Village

A new study looks at how music affects emotions across cultures.<p>Four decades after the debut of the brassy score that announced a galaxy far, far, away, music from <i>Star Wars</i> has reached a whole other world: a Pygmy village in the Congolese rainforest.<p>The Mebenzélé Pygmies, an isolated group of …