The Brain

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> …

Teens

Scientists can now keep brains alive without a body

A team of scientists recently revealed they’d successfully conducted experiments on hundreds of pigs that involved keeping their brains alive for up to 36 hours after the animals had been decapitated.<p>Maybe Sergio Canavero, the mad scientist who wants to perform a brain transplant on a human, isn’t …

Humanity

Could 'one puff' of cannabis ease depression?

A new study sheds light on how different quantities of tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol — the psychoactive compounds in cannabis — affect levels …

Cannabis

Brain 'Heat Switch' Reveals Why You're Not Hungry After an Intense Workout

Suppressing your appetite may boil down to body heat.<p>Not only is exercise an important part of a healthy diet, it may well be a solid diet in its own …

Biology

THC exposure of human iPSC neurons impacts genes associated with neuropsychiatric disorders

Altmetric: 1<p>More detail<p>Article |<p>Open<p>Boris Guennewig,<br>• Maina Bitar,<br>• Ifeanyi Obiorah,<br>• James Hanks,<br>• Elizabeth A. O’Brien,<br>• Dominik C. Kaczorowski ORCID: …

Neuroscience

Growing brains in labs: why it's time for an ethical debate

Experts argue that experiments have edged so much closer to the possibility of consciousness that guidelines are needed<p>“I have never seen so many brains out of their heads before!” declares Dr Michael Hfuhruhurr, the world-renowned neurosurgeon played by Steve Martin who has a love affair with a …

Science

Restless Legs Linked to Brain Changes

WEDNESDAY, April 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Structural changes in the area of the brain that processes sensations may be linked with restless legs …

Neuroscience

There's a Link Between Cannabis And Psychosis, And We Can't Ignore It

Here's what you need to know.<p>There has been a recent global rise in "green fever", with various jurisdictions either decriminalising or legalising …

Cannabis

Know These 5 Stages of Sleep For Better Rest

Have you been sleeping wrong this entire time?<p>We get it. There’s no better feeling than an extra 10 minutes of snoozing on a warm, cozy bed.<p>But did you know that it could actually make you more tired?<p>I know, it sounds counterintuitive. More sleep = more tired doesn’t seem like an equation that …

Sleep

How microbes living in the gut affect the brain and behaviour

Researchers at the University of Oxford have proposed an evolutionary framework to understand why microbes living in the gut affect the brain and …

Biology

Common class of drugs linked to dementia even when taken 20 years before diagnosis

INDIANAPOLIS - The largest and most detailed study of the long-term impact of anticholinergic drugs, a class of drugs commonly prescribed in the …

Dementia

Marijuana Affects Cognitive Function… but Only for 72 Hours

Purple haze, all in my brain… but just for the next three days.<p>Jimi Hendrix sang about the aftereffects of drugs in his 1967 song.<p>And, to this day, …

Cannabis

From friend to foe: what drives MS to turn our immune systems against us?

I have always been fascinated by how the immune system protects our body by identifying attackers and fighting them off. It’s a remarkable …

Medicine

The Neurobiology of Romantic Love | SexInfo Online

Romantic love is one of the most universal human experiences. More than 20 years ago, biological anthropologist Helen Fisher studied 166 societies …

Neuroscience

12 Popular Facts About the Brain That Aren’t Actually True

You only use 10 percent of your brain. Your memory declines with age. Alcohol kills brain cells. These and other myths, debunked<p>"This is a brain myth …

Humanity

Top 100 in Physics

Collection<p>Collection home<br>• 1-25<br>• 26-50<br>• 51-75<br>• 76-100<p>Explore our most highly accessed physics articles in 2017. Featuring authors from around the World, …

Neuroscience

Does Marijuana Make You Forget to Remember?

Stoners may not be as forgetful and absent-minded as the stereotype suggests. A new study finds that heavy marijuana users are just as good as …

Humanity

Cognitive decline: Impaired sense of smell could be used as marker

Testing for sense of smell in adults aged 65–74 may identify those at higher risk of cognitive decline, according to a new study from Germany that is …

Alzheimer's Disease

New link between sleep arousals and body temperature

Sudden infant death syndrome kills dozens of Israeli babies before their first birthday each year.<p>><br>• ><p>A baby in a stroller or carriage (illustrative). …

Neuroscience

How Scientists Invented a Test to Measure Hurt Feelings

Years ago, the psychologist Professor Kip Williams had a memorable, and as it turned out, consequential, experience one afternoon during a picnic. He …

Psychology

Cancer/Amyloid Immunotherapy | SPH | Boston University

Recent advances in our understanding of how to present tumor components to the immune system have fostered considerable optimism for development of …

Boston University

Choosing foods good for the brain and heart

<b>The challenge:</b> Serving food that is good for the brain that your loved one will actually eat.<p><b>Why it matters:</b> Multiple surveys show a plant-based diet …

Nutrition

"Alice in Wonderland syndrome" is a real medical disorder.

Hairy elbows syndrome. Foot orgasm syndrome. Clown nose. Baboon syndrome. Occasionally doctors get less jargony and more creative (or at least more …

Alice In Wonderland

New findings point to new treatments for Parkinson’s Disease

A Lewy body (stained brown) in a brain cell of the substantia nigra in Parkinson's disease.<p>The brown colour is positive immunohistochemistry staining …

Neuroscience

Pay Attention: How sensory deprivation and floating impact the mind

Our series Pay Attention looks at how to retrain our focus and recapture our attention under the bombardment of technology and information that …

Meditation

How your brain learns to expect mud puddles in the park (and other things)

When scientist Thorsten Kahnt was a high school student in Nuremberg, Germany, his friend Christian sported chin-length, curly brown hair. Then one …

Neuroscience

5 Simple Ways to Boost Our Intelligence

The ‘selfish brain’ theory of evolution describes our brains as taking the energy it needs, typically in the form of glucose, before doling out what …

Science

Fraile wins at Romandie, Eisel has urgent brain surgery: Daily News Digest

Struck down by unusual symptoms last week, an urgent scan revealed a brain clot and led to an emergency scan for Bernhard Eisel. The Austrian, who is …

The Brain

Brain scans may uncover signs of autism and developmental delays

In the brains of elementary school children may lie clues for understanding differences in behavior among those with autism spectrum disorder and …

Autism

Does dark chocolate make you smarter? Video - ABC News

Dr. Jennifer Ashton discusses what to know about a new study that says dark chocolate may improve brain health.

Research