Neurociencia

By igaea | igaea created a magazine on Flipboard. “Neurociencia on Flipboard” is available with thousands of other magazines and all the news you care about. Download Flipboard for free and search for “igaea”.

Why Do Our Brains Have Folds?

Most of us have long accepted that our brains look like overgrown, shriveled walnuts. But why do our brains have those telltale wrinkles?<p>The cortex, …

University of Cambridge

Science Says Listening To ASMR Videos Gives You "Brain Orgasms" & I'm Intrigued

Have you ever gotten goosebumps when someone whispered in your ear? Or experienced that chilling, brain-tingling sensation when listening to a white …

Neurology

Your Brain on Depression

Depression is a multifaceted and insidious disorder, nearly as complex as the brain itself. As research continues to suggest, the onset of depression can be attributed to an interplay of the many elements that make us human—namely, our genetics, the structure and chemistry of our brains, and our …

Anesthesia

People’s egos get bigger after meditation and yoga, says a new study

According to Buddhist teaching, the self is an illusion. The religion preaches a fundamentally selfless worldview, encouraging followers to renounce individual desires and distance themselves from self-concern. To advance this perspective, millions of people around the world practice yoga and …

Meditation

Early Stress Makes Brains Grow Up Too Fast, and That's Not a Good Thing

Kids and teens are especially vulnerable.<p>Since 1998, scientists in the Netherlands have been watching 129 people grow up. Over those 20 years, they …

The Brain

Science Explains Why Humans Are Better at Whistling Than Singing

So keep on humming that merry tune.<p>As far as mammals go, we humans are pretty good at using our voices. We sing, talk, lie — and imply — with the …

Linguistics

How therapy can reprogram the neurons that recall traumatic memories

Neuroscientists at Switzerland's EPFL have for the first time homed in directly on the specific cluster of neurons in the brain responsible for …

Neuroscience

Why do only some people get blackout drunk?

Even when drinking the same amount as others, only some people experience blackouts. But blacking out can predict other problems down the line.<p>It was another regrettably familiar wake-up for Sarah Hepola. Much of her memory from the previous night was blank. She remembers talking to people at a …

Alcohol

A New Brain Experiment Just Got Closer to The Origins of Consciousness

You are here.<p>Neurologists have managed to pin down a sequence of actions in brain cells linked with the experience of perception - getting a little …

Consciousness

We Are All Getting Dumber, New Science Proves, and No One Is Sure Why

Are our terrible diets, bad schools, tech obsession, or even increasingly trashy media to blame?<p>Whatever incredibly dumb things humanity got up to in the 20th century (and there were, as you know, some doozies), we all had at least one thing to crow about: as measured by IQ tests humans were at …

Diets

Researchers reveal how disrupting gut-brain communication may affect learning and memory

The connection between food and memory is one of those fundamentally human experiences we can all relate to. A compelling new study from the …

Neuroscience

Brains May Teeter Near Their Tipping Point

In a renewed attempt at a grand unified theory of brain function, physicists now argue that brains optimize performance by staying near — though not …

Neuroscience

IQ scores are falling and have been for decades, new study finds

<b>(CNN) —</b> IQ scores have been steadily falling for the past few decades, and environmental factors are to blame, a new study says.<p>The research suggests that genes aren't what's driving the decline in IQ scores, according to the study, published Monday.<p>Norwegian researchers analyzed the IQ scores of …

Research

Scientists Identify a "New Type of Depression"

Scientists want to develop new antidepressant drugs.<p>An estimated half of the 322 million people affected by depression don’t appear to benefit from …

Neuroscience

"The Love of Neuroscience" and the Neuroscience of Love

There is a growing research literature on the 'Neuroscience of Love'. But what exactly is this 'love' that is being studied? Sociologist Gabriel …

Neuroscience

Seven (or more) things you didn't know about your brain

The brain — the central "control unit" of our bodies, repository of memories and emotions. Throughout history, philosophers have believed that the …

The Brain

Neuroscientists Accidentally Discovered a Whole New Role For The Cerebellum

We've only just scratched the surface.<p>One of the best-known regions of the brain, the cerebellum accounts for just 10 percent of the organ's total …

Neuroscience

When Overtaxed Working Memory Knocks Your Brain Out of Sync

In 1956, the renowned cognitive psychologist George Miller published one of the field’s most widely cited papers, “The Magical Number Seven, Plus or …

The Brain

The Chemistry of Depression

You may have heard that depression is caused by abnormal chemistry in the brain and that antidepressants work by altering the levels of these …

Depression

How does the brain process speech? We now know the answer, and it’s fascinating

NYU researchers may have finally put to rest the mystery of how speech is processed in the brain.<br>Read More

The Brain

Alzheimer's Q&A: What happens to the brain with Alzheimer's disease?

After death, molecular and cellular changes can be observed in the brain of someone with Alzheimer's disease. Researchers are trying to determine …

Neuroscience

Scientists Discover A Second Brain In Human Body, And It’s Located In The Butt

The 'gut feeling' could be your second brain thinking.<p>It turns out those gut feelings or pits in your stomach may actually come from your second …

Neuroscience

The gene that led to the human intelligence boom has been found

How did humans get so smart? A random reshuffle in our ancestor’s genome more than 3 million years ago let our brains grow three times as large.<p>David …

Evolution

You Have A Second Brain In Your Butt. You, Specifically

Today we are privileged to bring you more news in the rare but spectacular butt/mind crossover category. Scientists at Flinders University in Australia have pulled some amazing news right out of their… hats. They’ve discovered a “second brain” of sorts in mammals, called the enteric nervous system …

Neuroscience

Why Can't We Remember Our Dreams?

You spend a third of your life asleep, a good chunk of which involves dreaming. But most often, you don't remember any of your dreams. And even on …

The Brain

"Brain in Butt" Study Points to True Location of Second Nervous System

No, it's not actually in the butt.<p>The brain and spinal cord may control most of the body, but some parts handle themselves just fine without their …

Neuroscience

Unique neuronal firing patterns in our "second brain" observed for the first time

Using a newly developed imaging technique, a team of researchers in Australia has directly observed a unique neural motor firing pattern outside of …

Neuroscience

The Brain Literally Starts Eating Itself When It Doesn't Get Enough Sleep

Holy crap.<p>The need for sleep goes far beyond simply replenishing our energy levels every 12 hours. Our brains actually change states when we sleep to …

Neuroscience

What Is Consciousness?

INNOVATIONS IN<p>Scientists are beginning to unravel a mystery that has long vexed philosophers.<p>Christof Koch<p>Christof Koch is chief scientist and …