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There's Evidence The Contraceptive Pill Could Change The Shape of Your Brain

This could explain a lot<p>Research has suggested that the synthetic steroids delivered by the female contraceptive pill can shrink certain regions of …

Women's Health

Research Suggests Biological Cause of Panic Disorder

Currently, the exact cause of panic disorder remains unknown. However, there are several theories that take different factors into account when …

Depression

Human Mini-Brains Implanted Into Mice Didn't Just Survive, They Integrated

But the mice didn't seem any smarter than usual.<p>The future of personalized medicine will very likely involve human “spare parts” to replace …

Bioengineering

Science Has Found a Drug-Free Way to Unlock Lucid Dreaming

Try this at home.<p>In Tibetan Buddhism, the group of tantric techniques known as <i>milam</i> aim to reveal the illusory nature of waking life by having …

Caffeine causes widespread brain entropy (and that’s a good thing)

<i>By</i> Christian JarrettBasic neuroscience teaches us how individual brain cells communicate with each other, like neighbours chatting over the garden …

Humanity

DARPA-funded prosthetic memory system successful in humans, study finds

Hippocampal prosthesis restores memory functions by creating “MIMO” model-based electrical stimulation of the hippocampus — bypassing a damaged brain …

The Brain

Study overturns age-old theory of brain learning

For decades, scientists thought that learning occurs in synapses, or the numerous junctions between brain cells. But now, a new study proposes that …

Neuroscience

The road to Alzheimer’s disease is lined with processed foods

Dementia haunts the United States. There’s no one without a personal story about how dementia has touched someone they care for. But beyond personal stories, the broader narrative is staggering: By 2050, we are on track to have almost 15 million Alzheimer’s patients in the US alone. That’s roughly …

Alzheimer's Disease

In Birds’ Songs, Brains and Genes, He Finds Clues to Speech

The neuroscientist Erich Jarvis discovered that songbirds' vocal skills and humans' spoken language are both rooted in neural pathways for …

Neuroscientists Figured Out What Unconsciousness Looks Like in the Brain

Just because it's unconscious doesn't mean it's not on.<p>The human brain is the only reason our species has survived on this planet for so long, but …

Consciousness