The Brain

Brain hemorrhage: Causes, symptoms, and treatments

A brain hemorrhage refers to bleeding in the brain. This medical condition is also known as a brain bleed or an intracranial hemorrhage.<p>The brain is …

Neurology

Perception Scientist Explains Reality In 6 Words

In Marvel’s <i>Dr. Strange</i>, Benedict Cumberbatch’s titular arrogant genius has his mind blown when the Ancient One shows him the world beyond his senses. …

Consciousness

With Neuralink, Could Elon Musk End Up Creating Mind Control?

Elon Musk’s new brain-machine interface startup, Neuralink, is just one of several recent announcements that have sparked discussion about the …

Neurology

The Incredible Ways Running Changes Your Brain, According to Science

Runners aren't crazy. Science confirms the brain benefits of running are very real.<p>Talk to dedicated runners about why they pull on their sneakers and you'll get answers that go well beyond the fitness benefits inherent in any sort of exercise. Running helps clear the mind, spur ideas, and even …

Exercise

Science Asks: Is Your Dog Just Playing You?

Dogs have a reputation for unconditional loyalty and obedience, no doubt well-deserved. But a recent study shows that our lovable, loyal pooches are also shrewd manipulators when it comes to getting premium treats.<p>You can see a little of this cunning at work when observing dogs interact with each …

Cognition

This Man Got Amnesia After Doing Heroin, And Doctors Don’t Know Why

“I felt like I had, like, a blank slate.”<p>This is Max Meehan, a 27-year-old heroin addict from eastern Massachusetts:<p>One night in 2012, Max went out drinking and also did heroin. The next morning, he woke up unable to form new memories.<p>His doctors found that he had an ultra-rare form of brain damage.<p>…

Neurology

Scientists step closer to finding cause of multiple sclerosis

As they find out more about the cell biology of multiple sclerosis, scientists are gradually unraveling the mysteries of the disease, although the …

Neuroscience

Placebos can help mend a broken heart, CU Boulder study says

Whether it’s being told the classic, “It’s not you, it’s me” line or having someone vanish without a word, mending a broken heart is painful. But a …

Psychology

Do These Things To Make Your Brand Unforgettable

How a Guinness World Record holder uses his memory skills to build memorable brands, and how you can too.<p>Guiness Record Holder, Dave Farrow, CEO of Farrow PR, earned the World Record for the Greatest Memory by memorizing and recalling the exact order of 59 decks of cards randomly shuffled together. …

Marketing

Mystery human species <em>Homo naledi</em> had tiny but advanced brain

It’s not the size of your brain, it’s how you organise it. The most recently discovered species of early human had a skull only slightly larger than …

Neuroscience

Why Walking Makes Us Feel Good

Need a reason to get up from your desk? Scientists say each step we take sends a boost of blood to our brains, making us feel sharper and better …

Exercise

Exercise 'keeps the mind sharp' in over-50s, study finds

<b>Doing moderate exercise several times a week is the best way to keep the mind sharp if you're over 50, research suggests.</b><p>Thinking and memory skills were most improved when people exercised the heart and muscles on a regular basis, a review of 39 studies found.<p>This remained true in those who already …

Exercise

How Poor Sleep Hinders Those With Anxiety & Depression

Sleep deficits can make focusing, finishing assignments and coping with everyday stress seem daunting. To make matters worse, people with anxiety and …

Depression

Brain's Power to Adapt Offers Short-Term Gains, Long-Term Strains

<i>Summary: Adaptive brain networking following injury can have long term implications for brain health, a new study reports.</i><p><i>Source: Penn State</i> …

Neuroscience

7 Stress Hacks You Can Use in the Next 5 Minutes

Science is helping us find new, simple and quick ways to de-stress by activating different brain networks and nervous system responses.Here are 7 new …

Neurology

How bright lights may help wake patients from a coma

Could shining bright lights on comatose patients to encourage their natural circadian rhythms help them awaken? A small study from Austria says yes.<p>The body's ability to awaken from a coma after severe brain injury is tied to its maintenance of its natural circadian rhythms, according to the study, …

Neurology

New Startup Uses Sound Technology to Fight Depression

Depression is one of the most communal cerebral health illnesses in the United States. It affects over 15 million adults annually, or 6-7 percent of the entire adult population.<p>It is so common, in fact, that nearly everyone has either been affected by it personally or is involved in some way with …

Brainwaves

Sugary Drinks Tied to Accelerated Brain Aging

Drinking sugary beverages is associated with markers of accelerated aging and early signs of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study reports.<p>Researchers used data on more than 4,000 people over 30, examining their brains with M.R.I. and measuring memory with psychological tests. All completed …

Longevity

Brain Training Games Are a Waste of Time

Most of us fear losing brainpower someday, especially if we’ve watched a loved one suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. It’s no wonder, then, …

Exercise

Woman With Rare Memory Condition Can Remember Everything Since She Was 'Crying' as a Newborn

Rebecca Sharrock, a 27-year-old from Australia, has a memory like few others.<p>She can remember every detail of her life since she was a newborn, a …

Babies

Moving Toward Multi-pronged Treatment For The Worst Childhood Brain Tumor

New Stanford research published in <i>Cancer Cell</i> suggests two potential drug targets for a terrible pediatric brain tumor, diffuse intrinsic pontine …

Cancer

Could eye drops be a potential cure for jet lag? Perhaps in the near future

Why it matters to you<p>A new link between the human eye and the body's circadian rhythms could help treat various issues, including jet lag.<p>Researchers …

Neuroscience

Ravens surprise 14-year-old superfan with awesome Make-A-Wish surprise

T.J. Onwuanibe is a Ravens superfan and 14-year-old brain cancer survivor. On 2017 NFL draft night, he’ll be in Philadelphia to announce the biggest decision of his favorite team’s offseason when he reads of Baltimore’s first-round pick, thanks to the Make-a-Wish Foundation.<p>Coach John Harbaugh …

Sports

Aaron Hernandez's brain will be studied for CTE

The brain of former NFL player Aaron Hernandez will be donated to an academic center that studies a brain disorder linked to playing football, according to Massachusetts officials.<p>Hernandez, who was 27 and serving a life sentence in prison for murder, was found dead in his prison cell shortly after …

Health

Science Behind Fear; What Makes Us Fearful?

We all have the capacity to respond to threats, but why do some of us hold onto our fears more than others? Francis. S. Lee, of the Psychiatry …

Neuroscience

Human Cognition and its effect on design – Muzli -Design Inspiration

How can i do it? What am i supposed to do? Should i use this?<p>Almost done, wait a second. What if i do it this way?<p>What if this action causes a drop …

UX Design

Woman arrested for inhaling laughing gas in front of police

A California woman has been arrested for inhaling shots of nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, while speaking with police.<p>The San Francisco …

Cognitive Science

More criticism of Neuralink

Antonio Relagado, senior editor for biomedicine for MIT Technology Review, isn’t too impressed with Elon Musk’s claims for Neuralink. In particular, …

Elon Musk

Facebook Wants to Read Your Mind

Facebook is literally working to make science fiction a reality. VP of Engineering Regina Dugan recently took to Facebook’s F8 developer conference …

Facebook

Science Proves That With Practice, Your Brain Can Become Better At Tasting Wine

You don't have to tell us twice.<p>Good news for anyone who’s ever felt like a complete dolt when it comes to tasting wine. If you can’t detect the notes of wild blackberries, turpentine and baby bumblebees that were promised on a wine menu, it’s not just you.<p>It turns out no one is born with a talent …

Wine