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Jedi mind trick? Brain can be fooled into merging real and virtual body

The brain's perception of the body may seem set in stone, but a new study shows the mind can be tricked into taking an entire virtual body for its own.<p>In 1998, neuroscientists Matthew Botvinick and Jonathan Cohen performed an experiment where they showed people a rubber hand being stroked with a …

What Can Smoking do to Your Brain?

How does Smoking Affect Your Brain?<p>Smoking cigarettes affects each and every part of the human body, starting from the brain to the toe, and this is …

Who Was H.M.? Inside The Mind Of The Amnesiac Who Revolutionized Neuroscience

A botched lobotomy left 27-year-old Henry Molaison unable to form new memories. This is how Molaison's personal tragedy became science’s gain.<p>My friend's father was a neurosurgeon. As a child, I had no idea what a neurosurgeon did. Years later, when I was a graduate student in the Department of …

Can You Really Improve Your Emotional Intelligence?

Who wouldn’t want a higher level of emotional intelligence? Studies have shown that a high emotional quotient (or EQ) boosts career success, entrepreneurial potential, leadership talent, health, relationship satisfaction, humor, and happiness. It is also the best antidote to work stress and it …

Compassion Can Be Cultivated: Teaching People to Act Altruistically

0<p>SHARES<p>Can people be taught to act more altruistically? Newly published research, measuring both brain activity and behavior, suggests the answer …

Simulating déjà vu in the lab

Déjà vu is that creepy feeling that you're living through a moment for the second time, as if retreading the path of an earlier existence. Now Alan …

The Riddle of Consciousness

A few weeks ago, while staying with my in-laws, my four-month-old son woke up at two-thirty in the morning. He was hungry, and, knowing that he would not be coaxed back to sleep without a bottle, I brought him downstairs to the kitchen, where his crying stopped abruptly. He clearly recognized that …

Avatars ease voices for schizophrenia patients

<b>Use of an avatar can help treat patients with schizophrenia who hear voices, a UK study suggests.</b><p>The trial, published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, focused on patients who had not responded to medication.<p>Using customised computer software, the patients created avatars to match the voices …

Depressed brains are less 'plastic'

Related Stories<p>Mole-rats varied life boosts the brain, Science Online, 08 Jun 2012<br>• Brain rapidly rewires to help us use tools, Science Online, 30 May …

Down syndrome neurons grown from stem cells show signature problems

Why you might prefer more pain

When is the best treatment for pain more pain?When you’re taking part in an experiment published by a Nobel prize winner and one of the leading …

Photographing hallucinations

<i>BMJ Case Reports</i> has a paper that describes two patients with Parkinson’s disease who experienced hallucinations that transferred onto photos they …

Amazing Photographs Of A Giant, Forgotten Collection Of Human Brains

This brain collection from the University of Texas, which effectively disappeared for decades, has been rediscovered and is going to be the subject of a book–as well as an important new site of brain research.<p>After decades languishing in jars in the closet of an animal lab at the University of …

High Blood Pressure Linked to Declining Brain Function

WASHINGTON — High blood pressure, particularly in the arteries that supply blood to the head and neck, may be linked with declining cognitive …

Humanity

From Trauma to Tau

<b>Researchers tie brain injury to toxic form of protein.</b><p>University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston researchers have uncovered what may be a key …

Early brain responses to words predict developmental outcomes in children with autism

News and Information<p>The pattern of brain responses to words in 2-year-old children with autism spectrum disorder predicted the youngsters’ …

Genes Affect Culture; Culture Affects Genes

Some disciplines are too focused on either nature or nurture when it comes to human behavior—biologists are not trained in how culture can affect …

Neurons, you’re fired

This approach could progressively dehumanise what are in essence social processes. Neurons do not lead: human beings do<p>An article in these pages …

Women 40% more likely than men to develop mental illness, study finds

Women are up to 40% more likely than men to develop mental health conditions, according to new analysis by a clinical psychologist at Oxford …

Changing gut bacteria through diet affects brain function

Researchers now have the first evidence that bacteria ingested in food can affect brain function in humans. In an early proof-of-concept study of …

Genetic Engineering Alters Mosquitoes' Sense of Smell

<b>In one of the first successful attempts at genetically engineering mosquitoes, HHMI researchers have altered the way the insects respond to odors,</b> …

Memories are for Action, Not Just for Keeping – Joanna Bryson

If you bury money in your garden, you won’t get any interest on it, nor help build any new homes or companies. You might think the risk of losing …

Avatar therapy helps silence voices in schizophrenia

Press release /<p>An avatar system that enables people with schizophrenia to control the voice of their hallucinations is being developed by researchers …

CIRM Stem Cell Research Updates: Karl Deisseroth profile: using light to control neurons, understand brain diseases

How neurons deploy poison to amputate or kill - Futurity

UNC-CHAPEL HILL (US) — Researchers have uncovered a few surprising details about how neurons fix …

No lotus position needed: Neuroscience pushes meditation into the mainstream

When the Rev. Ron Moor began meditating 30 years ago, he did so in secret.<p>“When I started, meditation was a dirty word,” said Moor, pastor of Spirit …

From trauma to tau: Researchers tie brain injury to toxic form of protein

In experiments with laboratory rats, scientists have found that traumatic brain injuries generate a toxic form of protein thought to cause damage in …

Does brain stimulation make you better at maths?

<b>The Headlines</b><p><b>What they actually did</b><p>Researchers led by Roi Cohen Kadosh at the University of Oxford trained people on two kinds of maths skills, rote …