The Brain

Brain stimulation pinpoints precise memory boost

Building on previous studies showing that electromagnetic stimulation of the brain can improve the memory, researchers at Northwestern University …

Is Donald Trump President, Or Have I Suffered Some Type Of Brain Damage?

This is a doozy of a pickle.<p>If I got hit on the head, and was asked ― as a way of testing my mental bearings ― who the president of the United States currently is, would I be confident enough that I hadn’t incurred some type of brain damage?<p>Like, I’m <i>pretty</i> sure I know, but ... that <i>can’t</i> be …

Brain Damage

'Mental Viagra' on horizon as scientists boost lust signals in brain

Mental Viagra’ is on the horizon after scientists discovered that a hormone which surges during puberty can activate lust signals in the brain.<p>The hormone kisspeptin essentially switches on the desire to reproduce and is linked to feeling sexy, romantic and turned on. It is thought to be …

Fertility

For Women, Cognitive Decline May Start Much Earlier Than We Thought

Mental sharpness begins to decline as early as a woman's 50s.<p>Declines in mental sharpness and cognitive ability are common in old age ― but when they typically start has been less clear. A new study suggests that in women, the answer could be: much sooner than you thought.<p>While previous studies …

Longevity

Brain scans shed light on an extinct species

The Tasmanian tiger has been gone for decades, but that isn't preventing modern science from making discoveries.<p>Engadget Job Board<p>Digital Growth Manager at Wealthsimple Wealthsimple - New York, NY, United States<p>Sr. Manager, Mobile Publishing at WB Games San Francisco WB Games San Francisco - San …

Concern with head injuries such as Ryan Mason's is with brain rather than skull, says neurosurgeon

The fact that Ryan Mason is already talking so soon after suffering his injury is incredibly reassuring for his future both on and off the field. We cannot get too far ahead of ourselves, but the type of procedure he underwent on Sunday night is as straightforward as any neurological surgery can …

Gary Cahill

1 in 5 people may be able to hear flashes of light

Bizarre form of synesthesia might be more common than believed.<p>Synesthesia is a rare neurological condition that involves the crossing of sensory …

Lifestyle

Why Creative Exercise Leads To Better Entrepreneurial Performance

There is absolutely no doubt that regular exercise is good for your body. It’s a firmly established truth that even those who hate exercise have to acknowledge that they’d be better off doing it. If you’ve read any of my earlier posts, it’s obvious that I am personally a huge proponent of exercise …

Exercise

Brains, Sports, and Success: An Interview with Rick Peterson

Certain athletes perform remarkably well under pressure while others do not. For instance, the contrast between Peyton Manning and Ryan Leaf could not be more stark. But what separates the wheat from the chaff? And what lessons can the layperson learn how to succeed in high-pressure …

Hall of Fame

Spending Time Around Traffic Is Literally Destroying Your Brain | Motherboard

The highways around where I live in Portland, Oregon are like congestion voids—black holes or boundless oceans. You go in hoping to reappear elsewhere in the city or beyond, but without any assurance of exiting at all; time and space cease to have any meaning as waves and waves of Subarus roll …

Neuroscience

An Addiction Specialist Explains Nicotine's Powerful Hold

<i>Michael M. Miller, MD, an addiction medicine specialist, is the medical director of the NewStart Alcohol/Drug Treatment Program at Meriter Hospital</i> …

Addiction

What's happening in our bodies as we age?

There are many processes that occur as a result of 'wear and tear' in the body. from www.shutterstock.com.au<i>This article is part of our series on</i> …

Aging Brain

Stoicism Reveals 4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy

Alright, you’ve probably read a zillion articles about happiness online and you’re not a zillion times happier. What gives?<p><i>Reading ain’t the same as</i> …

Self-improvement

A neuroscientist explains: how music affects the brain - podcast

In the first episode of this new podcast, Dr Daniel Glaser asks what effect does music have on our brains? And how can it be harnessed for therapy?<p><i>Subscribe & Review on</i> <i>iTunes</i><i>,</i> <i>Soundcloud</i><i>,</i> <i>Audioboom</i><i>,</i> <i>Mixcloud</i> <i>&</i> <i>Acast</i><p>In the first episode of this new podcast, Observer Magazine columnist and neuroscientist …

Podcasting

How music affects the brain

Music and dance can help patients with restricted movement dance and those without speech to sing<p><i>La La Land</i> is tipped for Oscar success following its triumph at the Golden Globes. Some have wondered if its appeal is partly as an escapist response to these troubled times.<p>Whether or not such a …

La La Land

I can’t follow a map or directions, and at 61 I still get lost and frightened.

I knew I was safe.<p>I was mere blocks from where I’d started my walk with Otis, the beagle I was dog-sitting. That knowledge didn’t matter, though; fear and adrenaline pulsed through my veins and I began to sweat profusely, which only added to the confusion in my brain. I had no idea where I was, and …

Mind

I Practiced Hygge And It's Kind Of The Best Thing Ever

“Do Hot Pockets count as hygge?” I ask my husband on our first night of practicing the Danish way-of-life-turned-phenomenon pronounced <i>HOO-gah</i>, and …

Lifestyle

Changes in Blood-Brain Barrier and Intestinal Permeability Found in People With Autism

<i>Summary: Researchers discover a link between neuroinflammation associated with impairment to the blood-brain barrier and intestinal permeability in</i> …

Neuroscience

The author of 'The 4-Hour Workweek' credits a 4-word phrase with keeping him from burning out

After his 2007 productivity guide "The 4-Hour Workweek" became a bestseller, Tim Ferriss dedicated his career to studying a wide variety of experts at the top of their fields.<p>His new book, "Tools of Titans," is a collection of the best lessons he's learned from over 100 highly successful people.<p>It …

Career Development

The Human Brain Is Really, Really Fast

Your brain has billions of neurons that send messages through synapses once or twice per second. That adds up to a whole lot of activity. In a single …

Neurology

Research Shows Babies Remember Their Birth Language, Even if They Never Use It

It's in there somewhere.<p>Researchers have shown that babies will remember the language they hear around the time of their birth, even if they're later …

Language Learning

Tests suggest the methods of neuroscience are left wanting

A cautionary tale about the promises of modern brain science<p>NEUROSCIENCE, like many other sciences, has a bottomless appetite for data. Flashy …

Human Genome Project

Ride For Kids 2017 Schedule Announced

Do you enjoy spreading positivity and hope to those around you, especially those who are suffering? Do you like riding motorcycles? How about being …

Brain Tumors

Dad 'told to go back from where he came from' after brain injury leaves him with Polish accent

Westlands Construction pleaded guilty to breaching health and safety procedures and were fined £16,000.<p>A British father has been "told to go back to …

Judiciary

Why I Quit My Corporate Job To Become A Hypnotherapist

Forget what you've seen in the stage shows or the Hollywood movies and think about it this way: Hypnosis is simply meditation with a goal....

Happiness

New Hope For Children With Brain Tumors

A new study reports on the benefits of precision medicine for treating pediatric brain cancer.

Neuroscience

This Is How You Future-Proof Your Brain Against Increasing Distractions

Is it possible to train your brain to cope with an ever more fast-paced world? In some cases, more tech might save us from tech overload.<p>It’s no secret that technology advancements have affected our brains. With instant messages, push notifications, wearable technology, and many other tech-driven …

Brainwaves

This Malaria Drug Is Having an Amazing Effect on Brain Cancer Patients

When cancer is resistant even to chemo.<p>There's new hope for improved brain cancer treatments after scientists noticed unexpectedly positive effects …

Cancer

There’s a psychological term for feeling like what you’re seeing isn’t real

The philosopher Jean Baudrillard posited in the 1970s that modernity ended when we became obsessed with life simulations, like television. He called the new period “postmodernity,” a time of the hyper-real—when imitations seem more real than reality—and predicted the distinction between fact and …

Psychology