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Don’t think: How your brain works things out all by itself

Wouldn’t it be great if you could leave difficult decisions to your subconscious, secure in the knowledge that it would do a better job than …

Retinal Thinning Linked to Parkinson’s and Likely Disease Severity in Newly Diagnosed Patients, Study Finds

Thinning of the eye’s retina appears to be associated with Parkinson’s and, possibly, with disease severity, a study reports, suggesting that an eye …

Some People's Orgasms Are Actually a Series of Short Ones

Some women who think they’ve never had an orgasm could actually be "mini-orgasmic."<p>By the time Elly Belle, a 23-year-old writer in Brooklyn, first masturbated in college, she assumed she’d never had an orgasm with her past partners. But once she paid attention, she realized she was experiencing …

Did Schizophrenia Evolve Along With Our Brains?

Being human isn't all complex tool use and introspection. We also have to live with the side effects of our evolutionary ascent.<p>For instance, walking …

Epilepsy: New findings 'could change textbooks'

New research finds that two key brain proteins are involved in the neuronal misfiring that characterizes epilepsy. The findings "could potentially …

Neuroscientists get at the roots of pessimism: Stimulating the brain's caudate nucleus generates a negative outlook that clouds decision-making

Stimulating the brain's caudate nucleus generates a negative outlook that clouds decision-making<p>Neuroscientists have shown that stimulating the …

Research Into Non-invasive Deep Brain Stimulation Earns Grossman Prize for Neuromodulation

The 2018 <i>Science</i> & PINS Prize for Neuromodulation was awarded to Nir Grossman, PhD, for his research to stimulate deep and specific regions of the …

Ouija Board Experiment Shows How Ghostly Messages Are Written by the Brain

You're in control, even if you don't think you are.<p>Depending on who you ask, Ouija boards are either an excellent way to communicate with the dead or …

Architecture of functional lateralisation in the human brain

Received: 23rd July 18<p>Functional lateralisation is a fundamental principle of the human brain. However, a comprehensive taxonomy of functional …

Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …

A nanoparticle opens new windows into neuroscience and biology - Scope

Any thought you’ve ever had, any motion you’ve ever made, any twinge of pain you’ve ever felt is the result, in part, of neurons in the brain and …

Enteric nervous system development: what could possibly go wrong?

1.<p>Gershon, M. D. Developmental determinants of the independence and complexity of the enteric nervous system. <i>Trends Neurosci.</i> <b>33</b>, 446–456 …

A promising drug to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s was just unveiled

“It’s a cautious hope.”<p>Alzheimer’s is one of the deadliest, costliest, and most emotionally draining diseases in this country. Yet we have no drugs to reverse the condition, and the last medicine that came on the market to treat Alzheimer’s symptoms was approved some 15 years ago.<p>So it’s no …

'Resilient' Dyslexics Have More Gray Matter in Prefrontal Cortex

People with dyslexia have difficulty decoding the text as they read, meaning they have trouble navigating between the visual form and sounds of a …

New study links Alzheimer's disease with liver function and diet

Scientists have presented new research pointing to the liver as a potential culprit in the onset of Alzheimer's disease. Presented at the Alzheimer's …

Giant neurons in the brain may play similarly giant role in awareness and cognition

<b>New York, NY (Scicasts) —</b> There is no shortage of wonders that our central nervous system produces--from thought and language to movement to the five …

Why Do We Dream? This New Study May Have Revealed The Real Reason & It’s Fascinating

Have you ever woken up from a particularly creepy dream and thought to yourself, "Why in the world did I dream <i>that</i>?" I definitely have: My eeriest …

Ultrasound jiggles open brain barrier, a step to better care

WASHINGTON — A handful of Alzheimer’s patients signed up for a bold experiment: They let scientists beam sound waves into the brain to temporarily …

Mankind could have 'electronic immortality' by 2050

If you've ever thought living forever was just a science fiction pipe dream, that dream may just become reality by the middle of this century.<p>Futurist Dr. Ian Pearson has written a blog theorizing that humans could eventually become immortal, not with their bodies, but by merging their brains with …

What Is Edging, and Does It Actually Make You Last Longer In Bed?

Believe it or not, there's more to sex than orgasms.<p>Have you ever been in bed with your partner and they just can’t, well, finish? Or, even worse, you strongly suspect they're <i>faking it</i>? It seems nothing is as big a blow to a guy’s self-esteem as failing to get someone off.<p>But we're going to let you …

When You Initiate Sex In Your Sleep, Things Can Get Complicated

Sexsomnia is a sleep disorder in which people have sex—or try to—while unconscious.<p>Hope has always had an active sex life with her partner. “One time I asked him if he’d enjoyed the present—a blowjob—last night,” says the South African 23-year-old, who prefers to use only her first name since she …

Closed Loophole Confirms the Unreality of the Quantum World

After researchers found a loophole in a famous experiment designed to prove that quantum objects don’t have intrinsic properties, three experimental …

Enhanced brain connectivity observed in frequent StarCraft II players

New research has found that frequent players of the real-time strategy video game StarCraft II have greater connectivity between regions of the brain …

Brain to Brain Communication Breakthrough

Researchers at the University of Washington have completed the first “noninvasive human-to-human brain interface”, allowing one researcher to control …

The Brain

LIPUS Therapy: Sound waves may help treat Alzheimer's and dementia

By PTI<p>TOKYO: Applying ultrasound waves to the whole brain can improve cognitive function patients dementia and Alzheimer's disease, say scientists …

Chinese Researchers Achieve Stunning Quantum-Entanglement Record

Scientists have just packed 18 qubits — the most basic units of quantum computing — into just six weirdly connected photons. That's an unprecedented …

5 Behaviours People Call Lazy That Are Actually Signs Of Intelligence, According to Science

The current British heatwave has made marg-sipping, park-lounging, responsibility-avoiding sloths of us all. But if you consider yourself a little on …

Scientists pull images from peoples minds using AI and fMRI

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF<p>Let us salute the end of criminal line ups and berate the loss of our future privacy.<p>If you only remember one thing about …

Scientists put a worms mind into a Lego robot and it worked

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF<p>The convergence of biological intelligence with robotics will be an area of increasing interest in the future.<p>It’s not …

Children With Autism Have Brains That Fold Differently to Everybody Else's

This is an important clue.<p>Recent studies have shown that the deep folds and wrinkles that make our brains look like giant walnuts don't form in quite …