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What the brain's wiring looks like

<b>The world's most detailed scan of the brain's internal wiring has been produced by scientists at Cardiff University.</b><p>The MRI machine reveals the fibres which carry all the brain's thought processes.<p>It's been done in Cardiff, Nottingham, Cambridge and Stockport, as well as London England and London …

The Brain

According to a New Study Early Life Stress Can Change Genes in Brain

According to a new study from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, stress experienced early in the critical development of a …

This Is Your Brain on Porn

Casual porn watching changes the brain a lot more than you'd think.<p>Porn watching, as a hobby, has risen to record popularity. But scientists are …

San Diego

The neuroscience of inequality: does poverty show up in children's brains?

There is increasing evidence that growing up poor diminishes the physical development of a child’s brain. A landmark US study is attempting to establish a causal link – and unlock new ways to help our poorest children<p>With its bright colours, anthropomorphic animal motif and nautical-themed puzzle …

Income Inequality

If You Don't Know Why Eye Contact Makes You Uncomfortable, This Is It | Inc.com

We're told eye contact is essential for social skills, for nailing a presentation and for exuding confidence as a leader, especially in western cultures. But it's hard to deny there is something strangely disconcerting about it. What is it about eye contact that makes it so unnerving?<p>It's all about …

Self-help

Getting a good night’s sleep actually makes women smarter

We're here for it<p><b>Words by Jadie Troy-Pryde</b><p>There are many things we can learn about ourselves if we analyse our sleeping patterns. How you sleep can …

Sleep

Poor night's sleep triggers brain chemical linked to Alzheimer's disease, scientists find

Just one night of poor sleep is enough to trigger a spike in a brain chemical linked to Alzheimer’s disease, a new study has shown.<p>Although scientists knew there was a link between dementia and lack of sleep, it was unclear whether the disease was driving insomnia or vice versa.<p>Now researchers at …

The human brain sees the world as an 11-dimensional multiverse

New research suggests that the human brain is almost beyond comprehension because it doesn’t process the world in two dimensions or even three. No, …

Can We Copy the Brain?

Intensive efforts to re-create human cognition will transform the way we work, learn, and play<p>1. A Unique Machine<p>Trying to create consciousness may …

Artificial Intelligence

How to maintain, or even improve, your memory as you age

As you age, some slowdown in memory and processing is to be expected. That can mean a forgotten birthday, an accidentally retold story, a temporarily misplaced wallet.<p>Such run-of-the-mill forgetfulness may increase over the years but is usually not — as you may fear — a sign that you’re on the road …

High Blood Pressure

REM Sleep Cells Linked To Brain Disorders

Where do dreams come from? Researchers now say they know: A specific group of cells in the brain stem is responsible for controlling dreaming sleep, also called Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep, a new study says.<p>The study also showed that damage to those cells could lead to a sleeping disorder called …

Sleep

New form of deep brain stimulation spares the surgery

Although deep brain stimulation is effective at treating conditions such as Parkinson's disease, obsessive compulsive disorder, epilepsy, and …

The Neuron – A Hackers Perspective

It’s not too often that you see handkerchiefs around anymore. Today, they’re largely viewed as unsanitary and well… just plain gross. You’ll be quite …

Neuroscience

Mice helped scientists discover a potential link to OCD

Levels of histamine, a chemical produced by the body's immune system, in certain parts of the brain could regulate disorders like Tourette's Syndrome …

Immune System

Scientist Discovered a Catfish Gene, When activated in a Rodent Brain, Can Sense Electromagnetic fields

Scientist in Baltimore has discovered a catfish gene that, when activated in a rodent brain, can sense electromagnetic fields. There are numerous …

Researchers identify a key controller of biological machinery in cell's 'antenna'

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital molecular biologists have identified an enzyme that activates and "supercharges" cellular machinery that …

Neuroscience

Opioid receptors in brain affect reaction to another person's pain - Scope

Watching someone else suffering from pain is distressing. What mechanisms cause that distress? And why do some of us experience it more strongly than …

Scientist claims to have found the seat of consciousness by using a revolutionary 3d mapping technique

Finding consciousness has been next to impossible and even decades of research still leave neuroscientists in the dark. There are many attempts to …

Consciousness

Kenya has gaps in diagnosing and managing epilepsy

<i>Epilepsy affects the brain and causes repeated seizures. Prompt diagnosis and effective management are key to controlling the condition, the cause of</i> …

Is There a Link Between Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Huntington’s Diseases?

Is an abnormal protein the cause of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and Huntington’s diseases?<p>A group of researchers is looking into that question.<p>If …

Dementia

Moderate alcohol consumption linked to brain decline

A new study concludes that even moderate alcohol consumption is linked to a raised risk of faster decline in brain health and mental function. The …