Paul  Merritt

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Jump starting creativity

How many times have you heard the statements "I’m just not very creative" or "He always thinks outside the box"? People often think of creativity as …

The Brain

Here's What Happens To Alcoholics’ Brains When They Quit Drinking

Scientists investigating the role of dopamine in alcoholism have come up with some surprising evidence that may help to explain why addicts find it …

How personalised music can help Alzheimer's patients

New York, April 28 (IANS) listening to personalised music programme may help alleviate anxiety, improve mood and reduce other symptoms in patients …

Dementia

Am I Stoned? New App Tells You How High You Really Are

Want to know how high you are? There's an app for that. Or rather, there could be very soon.<p>While it is now perfectly legal to light up a spliff in …

Mind-bending drugs and devices: can they make us smarter?

<i>This is part of our series on Changing the Brain, about what’s happening in our brain in various mental states and how we can change it for the</i> …

American Nostalgia on a Bun

The burger, shake, and fries—“enduring icons of American cuisine”— are used to symbolize abundance, accessibility, and dominance while ignoring the dark side of those values.<p>The series <i>Riverdale</i> owes its ratings success to a number of factors, not least of which is its appeal to a relentless and …

University of Washington

The Human Brain Can Create Structures in Up to 11 Dimensions

"We found a world that we had never imagined."<p>Last year, neuroscientists used a classic branch of maths in a totally new way to peer into the …

Comforting curries to make at home | Galleries

• Home ><br>• Galleries ><br>• 20 comforting curries to make at home<p>20 comforting curries to make at home<p>Pukka yellow curry<p>Chicken curry at its best<p>Top Photo …

This Fresh Mediterranean Menu Will Make You Everyone's Favorite Host

1 of 6<p>Turmeric-Marinated Swordfish Skewers with Harissa and Pistachios<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 6<p>Garlic-and-Herb Chickpea Fries with Whipped Feta<p>3 of …

Food

A Single Concussion Can Dramatically Affect Your Health Later In Life, Large Study Finds

The link between head injuries and dementia has just grown stronger: A new study of 2.8 million people in Denmark, including those who had and had …

Why American Students Haven't Gotten Better at Reading in 20 Years - The Atlantic

Every two years, education-policy wonks gear up for what has become a time-honored ritual: the release of the Nation’s Report Card. Officially known as the National Assessment of Educational Progress, or NAEP, the data reflect the results of reading and math tests administered to a sample of …

Education

New Brain Maps With Unmatched Detail May Change Neuroscience

Sitting at the desk in his lower-campus office at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, the neuroscientist Tony Zador turned his computer monitor toward me …

This Study Could Explain Why Our Brains Perform Worse As We Age

For a long time researchers thought the brain did not make new cells. That meant that as the existing cells died with age, nerve connections were …

You Get Thirsty and Drink. How Does Your Brain Signal You’ve Had Enough?

If you think about being thirsty at all, it seems like a fairly simple thought process: Find water. Drink it. Move on. But in fact there is something rather profound going on as you take that long, refreshing drink after a run or a hot day in the garden.<p>As you become dehydrated, there is less water …

Neuroscience

Do Adult Brains Make New Neurons? A Contentious New Study Says No

It’s the latest chapter in a century-long debate about whether neurogenesis continues throughout humans’ lives.<p>In 1928, Santiago Ramón y Cajal, the father of modern neuroscience, proclaimed that the brains of adult humans never make new neurons. “Once development was ended,” he wrote, “the founts …

You probably won’t remember this, but the “forgetting curve” theory explains why learning is hard

Learning has an evolutionary purpose: Among species, individuals that adapt to their environments will succeed. That’s why your brain more easily retains important or surprising information: It takes very little effort to remember that the neighbor’s dog likes to bite. Remembering the dog’s name is …

The Brain

Getting the Inside Dope on Ketamine's Mysterious Ability to Rapidly Relieve Depression

The notorious party drug may act as an antidepressant by blocking neural bursts in a little-understood brain region that may drive depression

Neuroscience

Brain Scans Can Now Detect If You're In Love

After scanning the brains of 100 students, a third of whom were hopelessly in love with someone, scientists have managed to reveal some of the …

The Myers-Briggs Personality Test Is Bullshit

Why is it so popular?<p>Are you an introvert or an extrovert, a feeler or a thinker? For years, the go-to for this kind of introspective info has been gleaned from the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, a lengthy self-report survey established by Katharine Cook Briggs and Isabel Briggs Myers in the …

Pregnancy resculpts women’s brains for at least 2 years

A first-of-its-kind study has revealed that the architecture of women’s brains changes strikingly during their first pregnancies, in ways that last …

Unlocking Secrets of Sour Flavors With Something Found in Your Ears

Of the five tastes — sweet, salty, sour, bitter and umami — sour is one of the most mysterious. Bite into a piece of lemon and — bing! — your brain gets a message that something sour has arrived. But unlike sweet and bitter, for example, for which biologists have identified proteins on the tongue’s …

Biology

Scientists Find More Evidence For Big Negative Effect Of Sugar On The Mind

A new study provides more evidence for a link between diabetes and Alzheimer’s, something that’s been hinted at before.<p>Published in the journal …

Diabetes

Fentanyl Overdoses May Cause Lasting Amnesia

Starting in 2015, doctors in Massachusetts began noticing a wave of typically young patients coming down with unexplained, sometimes permanent …

Dementia Linked to Traumatic Brain Injuries, Even Years Later

A TBI can increase the risk of dementia by 80 percent, even 15 years after an accident.<p>A concussion or other traumatic brain injury (TBI) can …

Dementia

59 Simple 3-Ingredient Recipes

Small Bites<p><b>Grilled Spiced Chicken Wings</b><br>Give chicken wings an unexpected twist with seafood seasoning and a creamy ranch dipping sauce.<p><b>Get the recipe:</b> …

Western University study reveals first biological marker for schizophrenia

Research out of Western University suggests schizophrenia can be diagnosed by studying a person’s DNA, paving the way for an individualized treatment …

Genetics

Mum, 23, suffered heart attack and died after taking 'high level' of diarrhoea drug Imodium

A young mum died after taking a “high level” of Imodium, an inquest has found.<p>Brooklyn-Marie Barker suffered a cardiac arrest at her home in …

Biomedicine

Tai chi for PD

9:19 a.m., Jan. 27, 2016--The University of Delaware is fighting the Parkinson’s disease with tai chi.<p>People with the nervous system disorder …

Tai Chi

New research reveals genetic evidence of "muscle memory"

New research led by at team at Keele University has revealed that human skeletal muscle has an epigenetic memory determined by earlier growth. This …

Muscle