The Brain

If You Want to Prevent Dementia, Here's What To Know

You've heard the saying before: “use it or lose it.” Studies show that people who utilize their brains more—by furthering their education, learning a …

Longevity

People With ADHD Have Different Brains

Certain brain structures related to emotion and reward are smaller in people with the disorder, new research finds.<p>The largest-ever brain imaging study on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has led scientists to say the condition should be considered a neurological disorder, not just a …

ADHD

Beware the Trump brain rot: The cognitive effects of this administration’s actions could be disastrous

Democracy isn't all that's at risk under Trump's agenda. There's a 5-point attack happening on our nation's minds<p>Thirty years ago one of the most famous public service announcement ad campaigns was launched. “This Is Your Brain on Drugs” featured a man asking the audience if they understood the …

Lifestyle

Your Brain Has 2 Ways of Solving Problems. Which Is Best?

Fascinating study compares flashes of insight with careful analysis.<p>Think about the last time you solved a business problem, such as coming up with a new product idea, formulating a new marketing plan, or deciding which job candidate to hire. How did you do it. Did you sit down with the facts and …

Creativity

ICE Agents Moved an Undocumented Woman Awaiting Brain Tumor Surgery From the Hospital to a Detention Facility

An undocumented woman from El Salvador who was in the hospital waiting to have emergency surgery for a brain tumor was forcibly removed by agents …

Brain Tumors

How two Northwestern professors are going to improve your memory as you age: BTN LiveBIG

You know that feeling where the word or phrase you wanted to say is right on the tip of your tongue, but you just can’t remember it? For many, that’s …

Dementia

Regular Aerobic Exercise in Midlife Protects the Aging Brain

Source: LANBO/Shutterstock<p>In recent years, countless studies have identified extensive neuroprotective benefits associated with aerobic exercise, …

Aging Brain

Inmate whose heart stopped and had to be restarted after taking Spice in prison left with brain damage

A young man who had to have his heart restarted after taking Spice and collapsing in prison has suffered brain damage.<p>Jordan Higham was one of three …

Brain Damage

Irony Explosion of the Day, Oh My.

Compedium maleficarum of Francesco Mario Guazzo, published in 1608.Lance Wallnau is at it again, more purple in prose than ever, with the assorted …

Cognition

Deep Brain Stimulation Can Help Women With Anorexia, Study Finds

Two women look at an advertising board showing a shockingly emaciated naked woman in Milan Sept. 24, 2007.Deep brain stimulation could help health …

Depression

Fake SAS man jailed for wounding toddler

<b>A man who falsely claimed to have served in the SAS has been jailed for seriously injuring a two-year-old girl.</b><p>Andrew Brooks, 35, of New Mill, Penzance admitted wounding and was jailed for three years at Exeter Crown Court.<p>The toddler was left with a fractured skull and brain damage after Brooks …

Brain Damage

Episode 5 | What Is Empathy?

Sign In<p>Use one of the services below to sign in to PBS:<p>You've just tried to add this video to your Watchlist so you can watch it later. But first, we …

Stanford University

Amnesty International launches campaign demanding release of detained immigrant with brain tumor | Immigration

Amnesty International USA has launched a campaign aimed at winning the release of a 27-year-old Salvadoran immigrant with a brain tumor who is being …

Brain Tumors

New "Brain-Reading Computers" Let the Paralyzed Communicate Using Their Thoughts

Typing With Thought<p>Researchers from Stanford University have built a new brain-computer interface (BCI) that allows paralyzed people to type with …

Futurism

iPhone Brain Surgery

You think you’re good at soldering? Can you solder a CPU? A CPU inside an iPhone? A decapped CPU inside an iPhone? Can you solder <i>inside</i> a decapped …

iPhone

Hockey stars pledge to donate their brains to research

Professional hockey players' brains will help scientists learn more about the effects of repetitive head trauma

Artificial synapse bridges the gap to brainier computers

The human brain is nature's most powerful processor, so it's not surprising that developing computers that mimic it has been a long-term goal. Neural …

Artificial Intelligence

Intel collaboration breaks new ground in studies of the brain

Current Stories<p>Princeton-Intel collaboration breaks new ground in studies of the brain<p>Posted February 23, 2017; 03:40 p.m.by Catherine Zandonella, …

Neurology

Your Brain as Laboratory: The Science of Meditation

Meditation has surged in popularity in recent years, from a fringe interest to a mainstream trend championed by therapists, scientists, and …

Happiness

Useful Tips On How To Train Your Brain To Stop Worrying

Worrying can be helpful when it spurs you to take action and solve a problem.<br>But if you are overly preoccupied with “what ifs” and worst-case …

Twin study finds that spatial ability is more than just intelligence

Genetics seems to play a role.<p>Spatial ability is a bit of a fuzzy concept. There are lots of different tests that can be used to assess it, like …

Genetics

Study finds sons of cocaine-using fathers have profound memory impairments

Fathers who use cocaine at the time of conceiving a child may be putting their sons at risk of learning disabilities and memory loss. The findings of …

Can You Really Solve Your Mental Health Problems With an App?

If you’re struggling with a problem like anxiety or depression, making an appointment with a professional may be the last thing you feel up to doing. …

Mental Health

Tools and Tactics to Help You Sleep Better

Sleep is free, but insomnia can be expensive.<p>In 2015, the global market for sleep aids, which encompasses everything from therapeutic pillows to …

Cognition

Immigration Agents Took a Woman With a Brain Tumor Out of the Hospital

Law enforcement officials moved a 26-year-old woman from a Texas hospital where she was being treated for a brain tumor back to a detention facility …

Brain Tumors

New Method Of Predicting Drug Abuse Shows Promise

What if you could predict who would abuse drugs? You could intervene before the cycle of addiction and loss begins, saving lives, healing families, …

Addiction

​How Sleeping Too Long Can Signal Alzheimer’s

​Your time snoozing might be saying something important about your brain<p>There’s nothing better than sleeping in, right? But sleeping for too long might be signaling something serious about your brain health, researchers from Boston University School of Medicine suggest.<p>In the study, people who …

Dementia

How To See Colors That Don’t Exist

<b>by Alex Carter</b><p>The human eye can distinguish approximately 10 million colors. If you’re anything like us, you’re probably wondering where the other …

Cool Stuff

The bee's knees? How scientists taught these furry little creatures to play football

<i>This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.</i><p>Most people don’t often think about bees’ brainpower. Bees are …

There’s Actually a Scientific Reason Why We Mix Up Our Kids’ Names

Image Source: ThinkstockThe one impressionable childhood memory I have of my mother is the fact that she never got my name right.Anytime she needed …

Parenting