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You listen to music at work, and it alters your mind. Yes, seriously.

by Thor Benson April 9, 2018 Hard Science 21217<p>Many people feel that listening to music at work improves their mood. Others claim it even makes them …

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Antidepressants for BPD

While psychotherapy is considered the central aspect of treatment for borderline personality disorder (BPD), many people are prescribed …

What's going on in a teenager's brain?

<b>And why there are very clear differences between adult and adolescent when it comes to sleep amongst other things</b><p>How much can you blame teenagers for …

University College London

Science Has Discovered the World's Easiest Way to Improve Your Memory: Do Nothing (Really)

Strategic loafing is apparently the secret to cementing new memories.<p>Back when you were trying to master scales on the violin or memorize your times tables, someone probably told you, "Practice makes perfect." (And when you were adult, Malcolm Gladwell essentially told you the same thing).<p>The idea …

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“Another nail in the coffin for learning styles” – students did not benefit from studying according to their supposed learning style

<i>By</i> Christian JarrettThe idea that we learn better when taught via our preferred modality or “learning style” – such as visually, orally, or by doing …

Here's Why Smells Trigger Such Vivid Memories

You might have noticed that the smell of grass and rubber cleats can bring back the memory of childhood soccer games in starker detail than watching …

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How the Shape of Your Ears Affects What You Hear

Ears are a peculiarly individual piece of anatomy. Those little fleshy seashells, whether they stick out or hang low, can be instantly recognizable in family portraits. And they aren’t just for show.<p>Researchers have discovered that filling in an external part of the ear with a small piece of …

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Stress in Your Early Childhood Could Actually Make The Brain's DNA Remap Itself

Your genes are not written in stone.<p>Our first few years of life play a crucial role in our brain's wiring. New research suggests our experiences …

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Research Says These 6 Habits Improve Future Brain Health

Doctors claim the secret to a healthy brain in years to come is to S.H.I.E.L.D. it.<p>Many of us hope to live a long life, which includes being of sound mind and body. While there's lots of education and emphasis on physical health as a way to live longer--maintaining a healthy weight, blood pressure, …

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What Happens in the Brain During Unconsciousness?

Researchers investigate how brain networks fragment while under a variety of unconscious states.

Researchers Recommend Checking Offenders For History of Head Injuries

Researchers call for TBI screening for people entering the justice system. Previous studies have linked TBI to problems in self regulation, …

Depression may change the brain over time

Currently, clinical depression is treated in pretty much the same way, whether the patient has experienced it for a short time or over many years. …

15 Memory Exercises Proven to Keep Your Brain Sharp

Simple ways to ward off dementia, prevent cognitive decline, and improve your brainpower—in just one day.<p>Research shows that building a mental map is …

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Long-Term Depression Could Be Causing The Same Damage As Alzheimer’s

The brain is displaying the same warning markers.<p>People with long-term depression might actually be experiencing the same debilitating process in the …

‘This is how I spend it – I have cancer but make the most of the time I have’

I live in the East End of London and own my flat. I have a brain tumour. I’m dying – it’s inoperable, and I’m halfway through my third round of chemo.<p>I try to live my life to the full, in four-week sprints, with a round of chemo coming up every month.<p>When I was 25, I had a job paying a very decent …

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How science fixed my wandering mind

MY SPACE-CADET TENDENCIES earned me the nickname “butterfly brain” when I was about 8 years old. Even as an adult, working from home, I can spend the …

Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Infants Are Able to Learn Abstract Rules Visually, on the site Neuroscience News

Summary: Babies as young as three months old can learn patterns by looking at the world around them, researchers report.Source: Northwestern …

Model Brains-On-A-Chip Reveal The Physics Of Brain Folding

Brains fold in on themselves as they grow. That's just what they do. How and why they do it is a different story and studying it requires some pretty …

Washington University in St. Louis

Are You a 'Superager'? You Might Be If Your Brain Shows These 2 Key Traits

More special cells and slower shrinkage translates to golden years full of great memories and solid cognitive function.<p>When I'm a little old lady, my second dream is to have the barbed wit of Sophia Petrillo from <i>The Golden Girls.</i> (I am, after all, pretty sarcastic and under five feet tall.) My <i>first</i> …

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How to hack your brain to remember almost anything

Memory. Some of us claim to have poor ones, while others seem to remember everything. But is a strong memory really something innate? Or something we …

Toxic metals linked with brain damage are 'leaking from e-cigarettes into vapour', experts have found

Researchers have found that metals are leaking from the components of e-cigarettes into the vapour - which could potentially be toxic when breathed …

Going Under Anesthesia May Impact Your Memory

Researchers conclude that middle-aged people have a higher risk of memory loss and cognition decline after undergoing surgical anesthesia.<p>You might …

Cognitive training holds potential to strengthen the aging brain

Relentless cognitive decline as we age is worrisome, and it is widely thought to be an unavoidable negative aspect of normal aging. Researchers at …

Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Separate Brain Systems Cooperate During Learning, on the site Neuroscience News

Summary: A new study reveals two different brain systems work in conjunction during the learning process.Source: Brown University.A new study by …

Venomous tiger snake slithers through central Melbourne

A deadly tiger snake has caused disruption in central Melbourne, forcing police to block off part of a busy city street until it could be bagged by a …

We Might Finally Know Why The Blood of Young People Can Rejuvenate Old Brains

Still creepy though.<p>Scientists have been rejuvenating old mice with infusions of not just the blood of younger mice, but even blood from teenage …

Students are zapping their brains to get ahead in school — but evidence for the practice is limited

Credit: JakeOlimb via Getty ImagesImagine a device that in just 30 minutes makes your brain more receptive to new information, cutting the time it …

Music makes us enjoy exercise more, finds brain study

Hate going to the gym? A new study may have found a way to make exercise more fun: put on your favorite tune.<p>Researchers reveal that while listening …

Your ability to focus has probably peaked: Here’s how to stay sharp

Having a hard time focusing lately? You’re not alone. Research shows interruptions occur about every twelve minutes in the workplace and every three …