The Brain

Dementia: Unprecedented detail of brain damage revealed

Using extremely powerful cutting-edge technology, a new study shows in great detail how dementia with Lewy bodies affects synapses, the important …

Neuroscience

What if Consciousness is Not What Drives the Human Mind?

<i>Summary: Researchers provide new insight into human consciousness, reporting we don’t consciously choose our feelings or thoughts; we simply become</i> …

Consciousness

We may finally have a map that shows how memories are made

Which Way to the Amygdala?<p>What’s a computation device that we all carry with us, that holds all of the most important information about our lives, …

Machine Learning

Unique Brain Scans of ADHD Patients Could Make Adderall Harder to Get

Diagnosis is about to get a lot more stringent.<p>By on<p>Filed Under Drugs & Neuroscience<p>The future, straight to your inbox.<p>Attention deficit …

ADHD

Scientists zapped people’s brains with magnetic pulses and it changed their taste in music

Stimulating someone's brain with magnetic pulses is enough to change their taste in music, according to new research.<p>Using a non-invasive technique …

Magnetism

Human strain of mad cow disease can be passed via skin

The human strain of mad cow disease can be passed from human-to-human, a new study has found.<p>Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), affects around two in a million people and kills around 90 people each year in Britain.<p>Until now doctors thought it was only possible to contract the disease through eating …

Medicine

Experience Google's DeepDream in VR and hallucinate in the name of science

Exploring the complex mechanisms that cause us to hallucinate is an incredibly tricky task. This is largely because hallucinations are usually triggered by psychotic conditions or psychedelic drugs, making it nearly impossible to isolate what really transforms our perception of reality.<p>Instead of …

Consciousness

The Age Your Brain Matures at Everything — And It Isn’t Even Fully Developed Until Age 25

Your brain matures at learning a new language before you even know how to read. 😳<p>Neuroscientists are confirming what car rental places already …

Major breakthrough in fight against Dementia

Researchers might have found a breakthrough in the fight against Dementia to help and protect people from the disease through a brain training. They …

Lifestyle (India)

Scientists reveal breakthrough in brain cell repair around Parkinson’s disease

Neuroscientists at NUI Galway have made a breakthrough in regenerative medicine approaches to the neurodegenerative condition Parkinson’s disease.<p>The …

News (Ireland)

AI-controlled brain implants for mood disorders tested in people

Researchers funded by the US military are developing appliances to record neural activity and automatically stimulate the brain to treat mental …

Brain fog: Multiple sclerosis and other causes

Brain fog affects a variety of mental processes, including memory and concentration. It can be a symptom of a medical condition or may be related to …

Medicine

Elongating your brain cells could ward off Alzheimer’s

RESISTANCE isn’t futile, especially when it comes to Alzheimer’s. Some people’s brains can withstand the ravages of the disease by elongating the …

Neuroscience

How Breathing Links Mind and Body - D-brief

By Leah Froats | November 22, 2017 1:12 pm<p><i>(Credit: Billion Photos/Shutterstock)</i><p>Whether it’s regulating a burst of anger or calming down a bout of …

Northwestern University

Exercise May Enhance the Effects of Brain Training

Exercise broadly improves our memories and thinking skills, according to a wealth of science. The evidence supporting similar benefits from so-called brain training has been much iffier, however, with most people performing better only on the specific types of games or tasks practiced in the …

Health

'I asked to go to jail, rather than stay homeless'

<b>Banned from begging and sleeping in shop doorways in Middlesbrough, Bradley Grimes asked the judge in court to send him to prison rather than leave him homeless. What effect did it have?</b><p>"All they've done is placed an anti-social behaviour order on me to try and stop me from begging. But I have to …

Charles Manson's Brain Probably Looked a Lot Like Yours

Charles Manson, the cult leader who organized a series of nine murders in 1969, is dead. And a lot of people want scientists to poke around in his …

Science

Alzheimer’s Study Disentangles Tau–Membrane Interactions Linked with Tau Aggregation | GEN

Tau protein, one of the main culprits implicated in Alzheimer’s disease, and the cell membrane are as thick as thieves. Tau and the membrane are, in …

Neuroscience

The Brain Implant That Could Defeat Paralysis

November 23rd, 2017, 1:21 AM UTC<p>David Grayden, University of Melbourne's head of biomedical engineering, discusses the paperclip-sized stentrode that …

Business

Health24.com | What drinking 8 or more beers a week does to your brain

You don’t need to knock back a lot before the damage starts.

Health

How Far Will Bill Gates’ $50 Million Go in Search for Alzheimer’s Cure?

Alzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States.<p>And it’s the only top 10 cause of death without any treatment to cure, …

Health

Team Makes Major Advance in Showing How Some Immune Cells Cause MS | GEN

Therapeutic strategies against multiple sclerosis (MS) should focus on blocking two distinct ways rogue immune cells attack healthy neurons, …

Neuroscience

Grey Cup haunted by brain injury risk — but doesn't have to be

When the Toronto Argonauts and Calgary Stampeders square off in Ottawa for the 105th Grey Cup on Sunday, it will be under dark clouds — not …

Calgary Stampeders

Mac research suggests high-intensity exercise boosts memory

The health advantages of high-intensity exercise are widely known but new research from McMaster University points to another major benefit: better …

Canadian News

Orthogonal muscle fibres have different instructive roles in planarian regeneration

Letter<p>M. Lucila Scimone<br>• , Lauren E. Cote<br>• & Peter W. Reddien<p><i>Nature</i><br>• doi:10.1038/nature24660<br>• Download Citation<p>Received:<p>02 May 2017<p>Accepted:<p>20 October …

Biology

Teen Creates Puzzle Book to Help Elderly With Brain Exercise

A Massachusetts teenager is winning praise for creating and publishing a book of puzzles. These puzzles have a special purpose - to help the elderly …

The Weird Science of Homophobes Who Turn Out to Be Gay

There is some research suggesting a link between being closeted and being anti-gay. But while the notion feeds many jokes, it also obscures very real …

LGBTQ

This Harvard Study Figured Out How Your Brain Makes New Thoughts. Here's What It Means for Your Next Business Idea

If you're stuck in a rut and need some inspiration, these Harvard researchers say that the pursuit of knowledge will help lead you towards that a-ha moment.<p>Have you ever been sitting on the train and suddenly, the world's greatest and most amazing idea ever pops into your head? Maybe you were …

Machine Learning

We can observe memories being passed down through generations

Genetic Hand-Me-Downs<p>We know a great deal about how genetic traits are passed down from one generation to another. It’s simple enough to understand. …

Genetics

Boosting brain's 'executive center' may prevent anxiety

New research, published in the journal <i>Cerebral Cortex</i>, finds that improving activity in the brain's "executive control" center may protect against …

Medicine