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Sitting Can Drain Brain Power and Stifle Creativity

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“Sitting is the new smoking,” according to Dr. James Levine, of the Mayo Clinic-Arizona State University …

The Brain

I Watercolor Animal Brain Scans

My illustrations are based on open-source neurological images of various animal brains from the Department of Physiology at the University of …


New insight into how brain makes memories

Every time you make a memory, somewhere in your brain a tiny filament reaches out from one neuron and forms an electrochemical connection to a …

The Brain

Emotional Breakdown - Depression and Bipolar Disorder

What's emotional breakdown?

Diverse life difficulties lead to changes in behaviour and mood of people. It's important not to confuse changes in …


How gaming can improve our cognitive abilities

Adam Gazzaley is building a repertoire of games that could one day help us reduce or even reverse the impact on our cognitive faculties of disorders …


Book review: ‘On The Move’ by Oliver Sacks

A dubious bit of folk wisdom passed from one generation of medical students to the next is that you can tell a doctor’s specialty by his or her …

Oliver Sacks

Eating Baked Fish May Improve Your Memory

By Dr. Mercola

Fish is often described as “brain food,” and that is largely because it contains omega-3 fats. Docosahexaenoic acid, or DHA, an omega-3 …

National Autism Center

Developing and disseminating national standards of practice

Providing reliable information about evidence-based interventions

Working to shape public …

Women's Brain Health Needs to Be a Priority, Too | Lynn Posluns

We're currently going through a health trend that stresses the importance of an active lifestyle for your body. But what are we doing to maintain a …

The Brain

Your Brain's Trash Bin: What's in it and Why

As you sit there reading this, feel your posterior—and the back of the top of your thighs– press into your chair. Notice that, until I called …

The Brain

How my traumatic brain injury changed my life forever — in some ways for the better

On November 3, 2010, I woke up in the middle of the street, staring into the night sky. "What happened?" I muttered. A paramedic stood over me and said, "You were hit by a car."

My shirt and sweater had been cut off, and the chill of the autumn air enveloped my body. My throat was dry, my voice was …

The Brain

Wondering where you feel emotions in your body? These heat maps will shed light on the subject

In the past few years many scientists and researchers around the world have been studying how emotional state and our energetic body cause health or …


The Invented History of 'The Factory Model of Education'

Perhaps the best known and most influential example of this argument comes from Alvin Toffler who decried the “Industrial Era School” in his 1970 …


2015 eLIT Gold Medal Award

What is pathological demand avoidance? - | autism | Asperger syndrome

The characteristics of PDA

The main characteristic of PDA is a high level of anxiety when demands are placed on that person. Demand avoidance can be …


Color Psychology: The Psychological Effects of Colors

This is the last installment of our color therapy series: Psychological Effects of Color. You can read the previous installments: Color Therapy & …


Can neuroscientists dispel the myth that children have different learning styles?

Over the past few years, there seems to have been a insidious pandemic of nonsense neuroscientific claims creeping into the education system. In 2013, the Wellcome Trust commissioned a series of surveys of parents and teachers, asking about various types of educational tools or teaching methods, …

Scientific Research

How Well Do You Understand Your Emotions?

Why prior experience does not always lead to empathy

Why it's so hard to stop when you get the giggles

What authentic people do differently than the …


The Science of Singing: New, High-Speed MRI Machine Images Man Singing ‘If I Only Had a Brain’ in December, Ayun Halliday took you inside …

The Brain

How gaming can improve our cognitive abilities

Adam Gazzaley is building a repertoire of games that could one day help us reduce or even reverse the impact on our cognitive faculties of disorders such as Alzheimer's, or deficits caused by brain trauma. At his neuroscience lab within the University of California San Francisco and his gaming …

Brain Fitness

How To Cope When You're Dealing With Depression At Work

The Debrief: Why would we rather tell our boss we've got diarrhoea than admit that we're suffering from depression?

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Major Depression Causes Cellular Damage

Emerging evidence suggests expanded insights into the nature of depression may be forthcoming. The optimism accompanies the discovery that the …


A Biofeedback Wearable to Help you Relax and Meditate

LAS VEGAS — We’re big fans of wacky wearables at Crave, so the newly unveiled Melomind connected headset immediately caught our eye (and our brain …

Wearable Tech

Why it’s hard to quiet that ringing in your ears

A recording taken directly from the brain of a 50-year-old man with tinnitus is giving scientists insight into which networks are responsible for the …

The Brain

Brainy jobs can help when dementia starts early

A more intellectually demanding job may be the key to living longer after developing young-onset dementia, say researchers.

Degeneration of the …

The Brain

Can Biogen beat the memory thief?

Of the leading causes of death, Alzheimer’s Disease is the only one for which there is no way to prevent it, cure it, or slow its progression. A Boston-area biotech may be closer than ever to solving the puzzle.

Above illustration by Sinelab

Even before Jeffrey Sevigny stepped to the podium, it was …

Medical Technology

A Computer Game that Maps Your Brain

EyeWire is a game to map the brain in collab with Seung Lab at Princeton. Anyone can play and you need no scientific background — over 160,000 people …

Improve Your Mental Health with Sleep - Part 1 | Whole9

A Whole9 guest post by Emily Deans M.D., a board certified psychiatrist with a practice in Massachusetts and a clinical instructor in psychiatry at


Researchers use VR goggles to study effects of human ‘invisibility’

Researchers have managed to make people feel as if they were invisible using VR goggles, and that’s not a bad thing…at least not in the context of …

Virtual Reality