Cameron Metcalf

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Two Nobel-winning scientists explain how your brain gets you from Point A to Point B.<p>BrainFacts/SfN<br>• 6 min<p>When you can’t see, sometimes you need a bit …

eureka

- Scientists 'transplant memories' between sea snails via injection, using research models to detect tuberculosis, and everyone wants to know – is it …

Vaccination

Science says you should leave work at 2 p.m. and go for a walk

ABDs, All But Dissertation, Ph.D. candidates who can’t quite finish.

When I first began my Ph.D., I kept hearing other graduate students bandy about the term “ABD,” but I had no idea what it meant. Arrested Botox …

All-Nighters Could Alter Your Memories

People who don't get enough sleep could be increasing their risk of developing false memories, a new study finds.<p>In the study, when researchers …

Sitting All Day Isn't As Bad If You Do This

There’s a growing drumbeat to get all of us out of our chairs and off our bottoms. Some studies, including the most recent analysis, suggest that …

Stress, Comfort Foods Can Pack Pounds on Women

<i>Study: Women who eat fatty foods while stressed can gain 11 extra pounds a year</i><p>(COLUMBUS, Ohio) July 2014 – A new study about indulging in high-fat …

How Western Civilization Ended, Circa 2014

The Thwaites Glacier of West Antarctica. In a new sci-fi novella, the collapse of this ice sheet becomes synonymous with the collapse of Western …

Northern Canada is On Fire, And It’s Making Global Warming Worse

Resurrecting the 'yuppie vaccine'

Altmetric: 204<p>Citations: 5<p>More detail<p>News Feature<p>Cassandra Willyard<p>Bacterial infection<br>• Lyme disease<br>• Vaccines<p>Correction: 08 October 2014<p>The only vaccine …

Talks to watch with kids

Neuroscientists Hack Dreams With Tiny Shocks

Oh, to be a lucid dreamer!<p>To be fast asleep at 3:30 a.m. and then realize: I'm in a dream. I can walk up these stairs, jump off the porch and start flying. Why not? It's a dream.<p>Lucid dreams have lit up the big screen in movies, such as Pan's Labyrinth and <i>Inception</i>. But the ability to control …

NIH Takes Steps to Address Sex Differences in Preclinical Research

Over the past two decades, we have learned a great deal about how men and women respond differently to medications. This knowledge came after a …

Official Brain & Life Home Page

News from the American Academy of Neurology<p>American Academy of NeurologyPhysically Fit Women Nearly 90 Percent Less Likely to Develop DementiaWomen …

Physicists Say Consciousness Might Be a State of Matter — NOVA Next | PBS

It’s not enough to have a brain. Consciousness—a hallmark of humans, mammals, birds, and even octopuses—is that mysterious force that makes all those …

'Upside-Down' Planet Shows Astronomers New Technique to Study Binary Star Systems

What first appeared to be a type of upside-down planet may have just given scientists the clues they need to develop a new method for studying binary …

Universe

Animals with Bigger Brains Have More Self-Control

1 / 2<p>Baby Gorilla Cuddles With Mom at Zoo<p>Imani nurses her 2-week-old at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.<p>Animals with larger brains may have more …

The New Science Behind Picky Eaters

<i>Photo credit: StockFood / Luzia Ellert</i><p>It’s one thing for your brother to hate green vegetables, your beloved to avoid dairy, or your best friend to …

ScienceShot: Deep Brain Stimulation Triggers Hallucinations

Close your eyes and imagine home. Sharp details—such as the shape of the front doorknob, the height of the windows, or the paint color—assemble in …

Galaxy 'Serial Killer' Caught in the Act of a Galactic Gobble (Video, Photos)

1 / 3<p>2013's Best space images<p>An artist's illustration shows a supermassive black hole with millions to billions times the mass of our sun at the …

Working Memory and The Movies Streaming In Our Heads

Peter Carruthers<p>Peter Carruthers began his career studying philosophy as an undergraduate at the University of Leeds, an outpost for Wittgenstein …

Our Universe Just May Exist In A Multiverse After All, Cosmic Inflation Discovery Suggests

The first direct evidence of cosmic inflation — a period of rapid expansion that occurred a fraction of a second after the Big Bang — also supports the idea that our universe is just one of many out there, some researchers say.<p>On Monday (March 17), scientists announced new findings that mark the …

What Are The 5 Most Addictive Behaviors Known To Science?

<i>By Jacqueline Detwiler</i><p>When it comes to addiction, the brain region everyone talks about is the mesolimbic reward system. Located near regions involved in emotion, pain and decision-making, it’s a motivational circuit that normally encourages humans to pursue evolutionarily beneficial activities, …

Memory Study Shows Erasing Bad Thoughts May Be Possible (VIDEO)

Bad memories are not only part of our conscious mind, they also leave a trace in our unconscious. But now, new research shows that actively trying to forget an unwanted memory can help erase this unconscious trace.<p>In a new study, researchers showed people pairs of images, and sometimes asked the …