The Brain

Study links suicidal thoughts to brain inflammation

A growing body of research is suggesting that brain inflammation could be responsible for some major depressive episodes. A new study from a team at …

Neuroscience

Donald Trump Jr.'s Tweet Burns Roger Goodell, But Twitter Claps Back Harder

One tweeter lamented, "if only you cared as much about free speech as you do about pleasing your father."<p>To give credit where credit is due, Donald Trump Jr. skewered NFL head honcho Roger Goodell on Sunday, but Twitter got the last laugh.<p>On a Sunday when many NFL players demonstrated to protest …

News (U.S.)

McCain calls brain cancer prognosis 'very poor'

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. John McCain says doctors have given him a "very poor prognosis" as he battles brain cancer.<p>McCain underwent surgery in July for a brain tumor that was later found to be a form of glioblastoma, the same type of cancer that took the life of his former Senate colleague …

News (U.S.)

13 Facts About Animals' Brains That Will Make You Say, "IDK How To Feel About This"

FACT: There's a fungus that can take over an ant's brains and turn it into a zombie!!!<p>Tap to revealClick to reveal

Biological Species

How a Psychopath Learns to Lie

It’s likely that there are psychopaths among us … in our workplaces, in our circle of friends, maybe even in our families. Or at least that’s what …

Psychology

Researchers Reversed Multiple Sclerosis In Animal Models, High Success Rate Of Complete Remission

The mouse version of multiple sclerosis can be sent into complete remission and prevented with a new gene therapy technique that stops the disease’s …

Medicine

Neuropsychology study finds negative stimuli captures the attention of depressed people

By analyzing electrical brainwaves, a team of scientists from Texas has found that depressed people are drawn to negative information in a way that …

Depression

Marijuana and 'spice' could trigger seizures, study says

While a number of studies have suggested that marijuana may be effective for reducing seizures, new research cautions that potent and synthetic forms …

Medicine

Vision and Hearing Loss Are Tied to Cognitive Decline

Now and then I hear someone (myself included) proclaim “my brain is on overload.” This is not surprising given the myriad complex tasks the brain performs, among them enabling you to learn, plan, remember, communicate, see, hear and smell.<p>Perhaps also not surprising, a growing number of studies …

Health

The good that men do should live after them; the bad should be interred with their names

We can keep this one.<p><i>Nature</i> published a catastrophically bad editorial a while back, in which an anonymous someone whined about how tearing down …

Neurophilosophy

Skin infections are eliminated by cooperation of the fibrinolytic and innate immune systems

There are two phases of innate immune control of skin infection by <i>Candida albicans</i>—protective containment and elimination. Now, Santus <i>et al</i>. report …

Neuroscience

Thousands gather for Walk to End Alzheimer's

The Alzheimer's Association's Walk to End Alzheimer's is the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and …

Alzheimer's Disease

The shorter your sleep, the shorter your life: the new sleep science

Leading neuroscientist Matthew Walker on why sleep deprivation is increasing our risk of cancer, heart attack and Alzheimer’s – and what you can do about it<p>Matthew Walker has learned to dread the question “What do you do?” At parties, it signals the end of his evening; thereafter, his new …

Sleep

“Brain zapping” could be the best way to treat depression and spark creativity

<i>More photos from this reportage are featured in Quartz’s new book</i> The Objects that Power the Global Economy. <i>You may not have seen these objects before, but they’ve already changed the way you live. Each chapter examines an object that is driving radical change in the global economy. This is from</i> …

Blocking the 'love hormone' may reduce social anxiety

A new study in the journal <i>Biological Psychiatry</i> suggests that inhibiting the hormone oxytocin may help people to recover from unpleasant, stressful, …

Neuroscience

Why we are hard wired to watch pornography

A mirroring system in the brain means watching an activity can help us enjoy it more<p>The launch of David Simon’s new series <i>The Deuce</i> (starting on 26 September), has thrust pornography back into the spotlight. One of the most famous neuroscientific discoveries of the last decade probably plays a role.<p>…

Does the Sound of Noisy Eating Drive You Mad? Here’s Why

<i>This article originally appeared on Time.com</i><p>If you’ve ever been tempted to confront someone slurping their soup in a restaurant, or if a person …

Neuroscience

This Is the Daily Exercise You Need to Boost Your Brain Power

Brain games do not make you smarter. Companies like Lumosity made their bones throwing around terms like 'brain elasticity' to peddle their specific …

Hatha Yoga

Expressive Writing Liberates the Mind from Chronic Worrying

Source: Pixabay/Creative Commons<p>Taking a few minutes to jot down your thoughts and feelings using a technique called “expressive writing” can free up …

Heart Rates

OCD: Cognitive behavioral therapy improves brain connectivity

Researchers have used brain scans to measure changes in the cerebral activity of people with obsessive-compulsive disorder after undergoing a type of …

Medicine

Researchers develop SD-WISE, a scale to measure an individual's level of wisdom

Researchers from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine have developed a new tool to assess an individual's level of wisdom. …

Research

The lecture that changed biology

In one lecture, it has been said that Francis Crick "permanently altered the logic of biology".<p>Only four years earlier, he and the young American Jim …

Biology

Mayweather Didn’t KO McGregor Because Of Potential ‘Brain Damage’

While UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor did much better than expected against Floyd Mayweather Jr. inside of the boxing ring this past August, …

UFC

The Politicization of Everything

Healthy democracies have ample room for politics but leave a larger space for civil society and culture that unites more than divides. With the politicization of the National Football League and the national anthem, the Divided States of America are exhibiting a very unhealthy level of polarization …

Opinion

Sexual experiences at a young age could trigger early puberty, a new experiment indicates

Hormones may not be the only factor responsible for the bodily changes that accompany the transition from child to teenager. New research shows that …

My brain tumor turned me into a thriller writer

In the wake of the 2008 economic crash, psychotherapist A.F. Brady was working at a clinic in Brooklyn. Things were not going well; the clinic was …

Lifestyle

Police: Gresham toddler dies from brain injury, mother's boyfriend arrested

Shalondre Adams, 21, will be arraigned on a charge of murder in connection with the boy's death.

Crime

Ikigai is the Japanese secret to a long and happy life – and it promises to boost your wellbeing

This is the new lifestyle trend to try...<p><b>If you tried the Danish concept of hygge last year, embracing the joy of cosiness, then it's time to turn</b> …

Happiness

If Music Sends Shivers Down Your Spin, You Have a Special Brain

If a good beat sends shivers down your spine, you may have a unique brain. According to research published by <i>Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience</i>, people whose bodies respond to music have structurally different brains than the rest.<p>In these individuals, the auditory cortex communicates more …

Emotions

Monogamous And Nonmonogamous Men's Brains Respond Differently To Romantic Images

There is quite a bit of diversity in people’s tendencies toward (non)monogamy, from those perfectly satisfied with one lifelong relationship, to those who seek—and sometimes obtain—hundreds or thousands of partners.<p>What kind of brain differences might these behavioral differences reflect? Would the …

Relationships