The Brain

Science Proves You Can't Hold Your Baby Too Much

A new study shows that cuddling your baby (early and often!) has huge benefits when it comes to brain development, especially for preemies.<p>Good news for all of us with that one friend or family member who likes to scold us for "spoiling" our babies by holding them too often. According to a new …

Parents Magazine

How emotions are 'made': why your definition of sadness is unlike anyone else's

Professor Lisa Feldman Barrett is changing the way we think about our emotions<p>Lisa Feldman Barrett says we need to revamp our thinking on emotions. She’s a professor of psychology at Northeastern University in Boston, where she applies psychology and neuroscience research to explore how emotions …

Wired UK

Over-reliance on GPS could cause brain regions to switch off

For anyone who finds reading maps or asking for directions troublesome, GPS might seem like a godsend – that is, until it leads you to the middle of …

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Slow down, monotasking is the new multitasking

In a world full of Google alerts and iCal reminders, why do we forget so much? In short: we’ve got too many tabs open to knuckle down and give one …

New York Post

How a brain implant gave a Parkinson's patient back his life

After being diagnosed with early onset Parkinson’s at the age of eight, Matt Eagles now manages the disease with deep brain stimulation. A battery-operated brain implant delivers an electrical pulse to a particular area of the brain to bypass the part that isn’t working. He now works to raise …

Wired UK

Three Proven Ways to Train Your Brain

<b>1. Switch focus.</b><p>Anxiety before a race or a tough workout can stem from being stuck in a loop of panicky thoughts. To channel awareness and let go of …

Men's Journal

Touch in infancy is important for healthy brain development

Touch underpins our social world and, evidence suggests, it may even help to reduce anxiety and provide pain relief. But can touch shape the actual …

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WWE legend Jim Ross' wife dies after suffering serious brain injury in road accident

The WWE Hall of Famer announced the death of his wife on Twitter on 22 March.<p>WWE legend Jim Ross' wife Jan died after suffering a serious brain …

International Business Times (GB)

Mind reading made possible: How people who can't talk can now communicate by thought alone

A new brain-computer interface is allowing people in a completely locked-in state to communicate with others.<p>A completely locked-in state is a …

ZDNet

Deep Brain Stimulation and Multiple Sclerosis

Neurology

Pavlovian response cells found by UCLA scientists, also affected in Huntington's, Parkinson's disease

A small grouping of cells deep inside the brain regulates the classical Pavlovian response to anticipated feeding, a study by UC Los Angeles …

Neuroscience

How the brains of blind people are rewired to boost their other senses

MRI scans have identified multiple changes to the brain of blind participants.<p>The brain of blind people goes through anatomical and functional …

International Business Times (GB)

Brain Waves Can Predict Box Office Success, Study Says

If you ever thought you knew a movie would be a bomb when you first saw the trailer — you might be right.<p>A study from Northwestern University’s …

Brainwaves

Why it's so important to understand how elephants sleep

Humans and animals need to do several things to pass on their genes: eat, avoid being eaten, reproduce and sleep. Missing any of these biological …

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Microsleep Is A Lightning-Quick Bout Of Unconsciousness

Usually, you're either awake or asleep. Usually. But the truth is that sleep isn't an all-or-nothing condition—part of your brain can stay awake …

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Advanced Brain Monitoring EEG Metrics and Experimental VR Treatments for Neurodegenerative Diseases

Advanced Brain Monitoring is a 17-year old neurotechnology company that has been able to extract a lot of really useful information from EEG data. …

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Ron Cook: Head trauma issues surface once more in NFL

Ben Roethlisberger is expected to play next season, his 14th with the Steelers. But what if Roethlisberger surprises everyone by retiring? Could you …

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Former Glamorgan cricket coach and player John Derrick dies aged 54 after battle with brain tumour

Former Glamorgan cricket coach and player John Derrick has died, aged 54, following a battle with brain tumour.<p>The Welshman starred as a coach for …

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Table of contents : Nature Chemical Biology

Current issue<p>ISSUE<p>Previous<p>April 2017, Volume 13No4pp339-450<p>Commentary<br>• Research Highlights<br>• News and Views<br>• Review<br>• Brief Communications<br>• Articles<p>About the …

Neuroscience

Consumer Health Tips: Keeping your brain in shape

<b>Healthy aging: 7 tips to improve your memory</b> <br>Do you forget where you left your keys or glasses, or the name of your favorite coffee shop barista? …

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Could we trick the brain to stop tinnitus?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Tinnitus is the perception of sound (for example ringing, buzzing, whooshing or humming) in the absence of any external sound source.<p>Tinnitus can be constant or intermittent, steady or pulsating. It might be perceived in one ear or both, or in the middle of the head. Some people may even …

CNN

A Harvard professor explains how to train your brain to innovate so you can be more successful

On the surface, innovation is a thrilling concept. We celebrate the people and companies creating products no one else thinks of, hungrily imitating them and taking notes. We aspire to be trailblazers ourselves.<p>Unconsciously, however, our brains have a vastly different opinion on the matter.<p>Humans …

Business Insider

Is the Brain More Powerful Than We Thought? Here Comes the Science

If you’ve ever played around with an old music amplifier, you probably know what a firing neuron sounds like.<p>A sudden burst of static? Check. A rapid …

Neurology

MIT Neuroscientists Identify Brain Circuit That Drives Pleasure-Inducing Behavior

<i>MIT neuroscientists identify the brain circuit that drives pleasure-inducing behavior in a brain region thought to be linked with fear.</i><p>Scientists …

Artist's Memory Loss Fuels Discoveries About the Brain

Lonni Sue Johnson’s amnesia is revealing important connections between memory, personality, and consciousness.<p>In 2007, viral encephalitis burned through the brain of Lonni Sue Johnson, a musician, amateur pilot, and successful illustrator for <i>The</i> <i>New Yorker</i>. Johnson lost most of her memories as well …

Neurology

How Dilbert’s Scott Adams Got Hypnotized by Trump - Bloomberg

In August 2015 viewers of the first Republican primary debate could be forgiven for thinking that Donald Trump was finished. “You’ve called women you …

Bloomberg

This Is Your Brain on GPS Navigation

Parts of the brain that are used to navigate and plan routes aren’t active when directions are fed to us.<p>We’ve all come to rely on smartphones and …

MIT Technology Review

Why a baby's first touch may set their sense of the world

For newborn babies, human touch may be a brain booster. Photo by Sally Anscombe/via Getty Images<p>Relative to other primates, human children enter the …

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How the brain sees the world in 3-D: Scientists record visual cortex combining 2-D and depth info

We live in a three-dimensional world, but everything we see is first recorded on our retinas in only two dimensions.<p>So how does the brain represent …

Neurology

Spider venom found to reduce stroke-induced brain damage

The Australian funnel-web spider is generally something you'd want to steer well clear of, but the creepy crawly could soon be helping out stroke …

Brain Damage