Prof. Lakshman Madurasinghe

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How melatonin puts you to sleep

Researchers have discovered how melatonin suppresses neurons in the brain that keep you awake and alert. Their findings could lead to new therapies …

Belief state representation in the dopamine system

Abstract<p>Learning to predict future outcomes is critical for driving appropriate behaviors. Reinforcement learning (RL) models have successfully …

Neuroscience

PLEASE EXPLAIN: A dietitian on the exact differences between a ketogenic and paleo diet.

It’s hard to keep up with the latest trends and changes in the diet space. Carbs come and go, meat is in and then meat is out completely. Eating …

Is the Keto Diet the Secret to Better Brain Health?

Can the Keto Diet Help with Certain Brain Conditions?<p>Although it has recently resurfaced as a trendy approach to weight loss, the ketogenic diet was …

Mental noise is hurting us: Why silence is the think tank of the soul

Upon meeting a Zen master at a social event, a psychiatrist decided to ask him a question that had been on his mind for a long time.<p>“Exactly how do …

What are the most painful surgeries?

It is not always possible to prevent pain during or after an operation. Although some discomfort may be inevitable, a doctor will work with other …

The Five Hurdles to Happiness: And the Mindful Path to Overcoming Them

Overview<p>The Five Hurdles to Happiness: And the Mindful Path to Overcoming Them by Mitch Abblett<p><b>A practical approach to becoming aware of the "five</b> …

10 Amazing Health Benefits Of Keto Diet

Now Days More Celebrities are following keto diet to lose their heavy weight What is a ketogenic diet? In generic terms it is a low carb diet that is …

What's the Most Massive Object in the Universe?

<i>Editor's Note: This story was updated at 5:10 p.m. E.T.</i><p>There's nothing like staring up at the night sky to make you feel small.<p>But when looking out …

7 Little Ways To Protect Your Mental Health When Anxiety Feels Like It Never Goes Away

Let's be real: Sometimes, it can be hard just to be a human, let alone navigate all the many challenges that <i>come</i> with being a human. And learning how …

Mental Health

Neuroscience shows listening to music has kind of the same effect as meditation

What do the Dalai Lama and a bass-music fanatic getting low at 3am at Burning Man have in common?<p>A surprising amount, actually.<p>From mood enhancement and relaxation to full-blown oneness with the cosmos, music has the ability to powerfully shift our state of mind. Meditation is not that different. …

Meditation

The Neuroscience of Trust

Publication Date: <b>January 01, 2017</b><p>Managers have tried various strategies and perks to boost employee engagement--all with little impact on long-term retention and performance. But now, neuroscience offers some answers. Through his research on the brain chemical oxytocin--shown to facilitate …

Why we need to figure out a theory of consciousness

Understanding the biology behind consciousness (or self-awareness) is considered by some to be the final frontier of science. And over the last …

This Is What Happens When You Ignore Signs of Stress For Too Long

We might think that stress is just an inevitable part of working and living in the modern day, but it can be harmful if not properly managed. Stress is common but it should not go ignored. First, it's important to understand that stress is our body's natural response to threat. "This is often …

Wellness

What Is Consciousness?

Scientists are beginning to unravel a mystery that has long vexed philosophers.<p>Consciousness is everything you experience. It is the tune stuck in …

Consciousness

Supernova remnant N103B

This image, taken with the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, shows the supernova remnant SNR 0509-68.7, also known as N103B (top of the image). N103B …

To help the body fight chronic disease, scientists learn to decode brain signals

Even when you’re asleep, your brain is on. It’s constantly communicating with every part of your body, sending electrical impulses and specific …

The total beginner's guide to the ketogenic diet

<b>Low-carb, no-carb, gluten free, paleo — the list of potential diets for weight loss is a mile long. And with more than two-thirds of Australians</b> …

How Intermittent Fasting on Keto Can "Accelerate Your Results"

If you're trying to decide between intermittent fasting and the keto diet, you may want to consider doing them together. Turns out, pairing the two diets can offer even more benefits than what each of them can provide individually. In addition to better aiding weight loss, experts say this …

Diabetes

Keto Diet Food List

The Standard Keto Diet is notorious for what you CAN'T eat. But what about the foods you actually CAN eat? Let's break it down into basic food groups …

Four Ways You May Experience Fear and Anxiety

According to Joseph LeDoux, a neuroscientist who studies fear and anxiety, there are four ways a person might experience fear and anxiety:¹<p>1. In the …

This Simple, Short Breathing Exercise Will Be Your Best Friend When You're Stressed

It may sound cliché, but when I'm really stressed out, I like to find a quiet area and meditate for a few minutes. There are so many different kinds of meditation you can do, but there's one in particular I love, and it's the same one I recommend to my clients.<p>This breathing exercise is called Nadi …

Math Explains How Brain Makes Sense of Sounds

Clark School researchers take a new computational approach to understanding brain's function. The brain has been called the most complicated …

National Academy of Sciences

Progression of regional grey matter atrophy in multiple sclerosis | Brain

See Stankoff and Louapre (doi:10.1093/brain/awy114) for a scientific commentary on this article.<p>Grey matter atrophy is present from the earliest …

Olympic Speed Skater Shares Motivation, Mindfulness With Students

MILWAUKEE -- It might not be the first message you'd hear from an Olympic medalist during a visit with students in Milwaukee -- but Milwaukee Public …

Does Parkinson's Begin in the Gut?

A growing body of evidence links the neurodegenerative disease to the gastrointestinal tract, opening new possibilities for treatment

Medical Research

The 42 Biggest Questions About Life, the Universe, and Everything

In a homage to 'Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,' two physicists explain the biggest unknowns in science. I’ve summed them up as a tweetstorm.<p>In Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams’ classic irreverent tour through the universe, a supercomputer named Deep Thought discovers the answer to …

Happiness Isn't a Feeling — It's a Skill That Can Be Learned

• Popsugar<br>• Living<br>• Self Improvement<p>Can Happiness Be Learned?<p>Happiness Isn't a Feeling — It's a Skill That Can Be Learned<p>Shares<p>For most of my life, I clung …

Is Dairy Bad for You, or Good? The Milky, Cheesy Truth

Dairy products are controversial these days.<p>They are cherished by the health organizations as an essential food for bone health.<p>But other experts …

Holistic Medicine