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A computer-based brain-training game could improve the daily lives of people with schizophrenia, say University of Cambridge researchers.
Tests on a small number of patients who played the game over four weeks found improvements in memory and learning.
This could help people to get back to work or …The Brain
Many of us have a hard time coping with negative emotions. This makes sense. “Painful feelings like anxiety, sadness, anger and shame tap into the …Emotions
A new study has found depressed women have an abnormally high expression of the genes that regulate the glutamate system.
Glutamate is the major …Depression
Modern medicine is on a trajectory towards precision medicine, or the ability choose a treatment most likely to be effective for a particular patient based on personal medical information, including their genetic sequence.
Doctors are increasingly able to use genetic information to help them pick …Medicine
Chimpanzees can quickly identify the faces of other chimps, as well as those of human adults and babies. These new findings could shed light on human …The Brain
By Neuroskeptic | August 2, 2015 8:54 am
In a new paper just out in Neuron, researchers Timothy Laumann and colleagues present an in-depth analysis of …The Brain
Think your deliberate, guiding, conscious thoughts are in charge of your actions?
In a provocative new paper in Behavioral and Brain …The Brain
Building relationships with people is part of life. We all form strong friendships that make our lives healthier and happier. However, some …
The case for neuropsychoanalysis: Why a dialogue with neuroscience is necessary but not sufficient for psychoanalysis.
2015 Jul 30. doi: 10.1111/1745-8315.12332. [Epub ahead of print]
1Institute for the Study of Affective Neuroscience, University of Haifa, Israel. …Life Sciences
Aug 02, 2015 03:36 AM EDT
New research suggests that coffee consumption could boost the risk of mild cognitive impairment (MCI),The Washington Post …The Brain
Because midday sleep is more scientific than you think.
Your Best Year Ever continues! All throughout July, sleep specialist Janet Kennedy, PhD, will take a vested interest in your beauty rest.
A good nap can reboot a rough day, leaving you refreshed and better able to focus. But naps can also upset …Sleep Disorders
“Ah, I can’t do lunch, but would you want to grab coffee later on?” This is something I would say often to my friends. My circle was growing smaller. …Healthy Eating
Will Hadcroft at the real Century Lodge and Mill. June 2010
Welcome to Will Hadcroft's Web site and Blog
Will is the author of four novels and his …
Here’s a fun fact for those of you looking to impress others this weekend: if you know anyone watching Sense8, you should let them know that the theme song is made out of brainwaves immediately. Yeah, I know that sounds a little less exciting than screaming “Sense8’s theme song is people!” while …Brainwaves
Paul Ekman is an American born psychologist who essentially pioneered the study of emotions and their relation to facial expressions. Much of his …Emotions
A small study that could help paralyzed patients regain muscle movement
Researchers at UCLA have done something they didn’t think was possible: without the use of surgery, they helped people with severe paralysis voluntarily move their legs — something that's never been accomplished before. While it …Spinal Cords
New study finds a sudden increase in coffee consumption may have negative impactThe Brain
The latest wearable tech device can calm you down or energise you with the stroke of a finger
Bad moods can come out of nowhere and last for hours, ruining perfectly pleasant afternoons with their lingering pessimism. But the latest form of wearable tech claims to have an antidote, with a watch that …Wearable Tech
Only few want to grow old, as most of us are afraid of becoming senile. But now that our bodies last longer in better health, our brain being no exception, the prospect of living a fulfilled old age is better than ever before.
It is not difficult to think of somebody really old who is still as sharp …Dementia
If you‘ve had a good night’s sleep, you are mentally more alert and your memory works more reliably. During sleep, a part of our forebrain called the …The Brain
@MrVibrating: Good point. This had occurred to us, we're trying to figure out whether there is a way of testing it experimentally.
Johns Hopkins scientists have discovered that neurons are risk takers: They use minor "DNA surgeries" to toggle their activity levels all day, every …
Excerpted from How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success by Julie Lythcott-Haims, out now from Henry …Depression
Years of work yield a technique that continuously corrects brain readings to give people with spinal cord injuries a more precise way to tap out …The Brain
The brain is extraordinarily good at alerting us to threats. Loud noises, noxious smells, approaching predators: they all send electrical impulses …The Brain
The health and fitness experts at Well + Good share the best foods to eat for sharper memory and improved mental function.
You may choose certain foods to prevent bloating, avoid inflammation, and get glowing skin—but what about boosting your brain power every time you fill your plate?
The …Brain Fitness
Link between the gut and low mood found in study of mice.
Bacteria in the intestine can play an important role in causing anxiety and depression, new …Depression
It's a question that's fascinated us for centuries - what is the nature of creativity? Can we find its roots in the human brain? And if so, can we boost our creative powers?
To discuss creativity Ian Sample is joined in the studio by Dr Caroline Di Bernardi Luft, from the Department of Psychology at …Creativity