Neurology

Causes and Prevention of Seizures

Seizures are episodes characterized by involuntary movements, changes in consciousness or both. They are more likely to occur when a person has a …

Medicine

Ambitious neuroscience project to probe how the brain makes decisions

Combining expertise from 21 labs in Europe and the US, the International Brain Laboratory will attempt to answer one of the greatest mysteries of all time<p>World-leading neuroscientists have launched an ambitious project to answer one of the greatest mysteries of all time: how the brain decides what …

Neuroscience

2017 IFBB Olympia Results

The official 2017 IFBB Olympia scorecards, courtesy of IFBBpro.com.<p><b>Mr. Olympia</b><p><b>212 Olympia</b><p><b>Bikini Olympia</b><p><b>Women's Physique Olympia</b><p><b>Men's Physique</b> …

Bodybuilding

Tracking Tiny Eye Movements May Help Diagnose, Treat ADHD

Close observation of tiny movements in the eyes may help researchers better understand and perhaps eventually improve assessment of …

ADHD

Toronto Film Festival Portraits: See the Gorgeous Photos

New England

What should you do if a friend has a seizure?

Ten percent of people are expected to experience a seizure at some point during their lifetime, but would you know what to do if someone was having a …

Medicine

Brain Quiz: How Big Is Your Brain, How Many Cells Does It Have, & More

The Brain

Picking the brain of Santiago Ramon y Cajal

In new exhibition, University of British Columbia shines spotlight on Spanish pathologist who merged neuroscience and visual splendour<p>Santiago Ramon y Cajal wanted to be an artist, but his father, a physician and anatomy teacher, wanted his son to follow in his medical footsteps. It's a familiar …

Art

Rhesus Monkeys See Faces in Objects, Just Like We Do

Yes, that coffee does look a bit like a face.<p>We see faces that don’t exist. A toilet’s two-buttoned flush looks like a wonky scowl. Two cardboard …

Culture

How Does the 'Right Brain' Affect Your Painitng?

Many people have heard of the right brain-left brain theory and it has long been a popular belief that artists are right brain dominant. According to …

The Brain

Bodybuilder Rich Piana Passes Away After Being Put in Medically Induced Coma

One of the most well-known faces in bodybuilding, 46-year-old Rich Piana, has just passed away.<p>Two weeks ago, it was reported that Piana succumbed to …

Muscle

Human Brain is a Multi-Dimensional Space, According to The Latest Research

Brain scientists recently found out that our brain operates on up to 11 various dimensions which in turn creates a multiverse-like structure(s), …

The Brain

Scientists find "evidence" of a multidimensional universe INSIDE our brain

<b>An exciting finding has been made by scientists as they have discovered that the human brain contains structures and shapes that may have up to</b> …

Neuroscience

What hearing voices reveals about hallucination and speech perception

Hearing things that other people do not – in other words, an auditory hallucination – is something that approximately 5-15% of the population …

Psychiatry

People Who Hear Voices Can Detect Hidden Speech in Unusual Sounds

A new study published in Brain reveals people who experience auditory vocal hallucinations are better at detecting hidden speech in ambiguous sounds …

The Brain

In the Flower Garden of the Brain | by Gavin Francis | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books

Kant famously declared that two things struck him with awe: “the starry sky above me and the moral law within me.” Had the neural architecture of the …

Books

Neuroscientists Hack Itching, Exposing a Mysterious Neural Circuit

A key to understanding why scratching an itch feels so good.<p>Scratching an itch doesn't take a whole lot of brain horsepower. It's not automated in the same sense that breathing and heart beating are, but when it comes to everyday itch-scratching it might as well be. The brain registers itching—via …

Neuroscience

How the brain recognizes familiar faces

There's nothing quite like the rush of recognition that comes from seeing a familiar face. But scientists have been hard-pressed to explain how we …

The Brain

Ask the Author Live: Burkhard Bilger on Time and the Brain | The New Yorker

This week in the magazine, Burkhard Bilger writes about David Eagleman and the mysteries of the brain. Bilger and Eagleman answered readers’ questions in a live chat. A transcript of the discussion appears below.<p>THE NEW YORKER: Burkhard Bilger and David Eagleman will be joining us in just a few …

Mind

Primate brains react differently to faces of friends and VIPs

Two newly identified brain areas reveal how rhesus macaques recognise the difference between intimately familiar faces and faces that the monkeys …

The Brain

Bodybuilding Champ Rich Piana Medically Induced Coma ... After Emergency

Pro bodybuilder <b>Rich Piana</b> was placed into a medically induced coma this week after suffering a medical emergency at his Florida home, law enforcement …

Neuroscience

Atrial fibrillation is associated with decreased total cerebral blood flow and brain perfusion | EP Europace

Aims<p>Atrial fibrillation (AF) has been associated with cognitive impairment. Additionally, brain volume may be reduced in individuals with AF. …

Neuroscience

How Many Circles Can You See In This Mind Bending Optical Illusion?

When you first look at this image, it looks like a bunch of rectangles, but it turns out there are some circles in there as well. Can you see how …

Optical Illusions

Episode 1 | How the Brain Creates Reality

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The Brain

Episode 1 | Brain City

Sign In<p>Use one of the services below to sign in to PBS:<p>You've just tried to add this video to your Watchlist so you can watch it later. But first, we …

Neuroscience

Predicting Epileptic Seizures, Just like the Weather

Every morning you wake up and check the weather app on your smartphone, to see if it will rain. If the forecast probability is high enough, let’s say …

Neuroscience

Neuroscience News wrote a new post, 'Sherlock' and the Case of Narrative Perception, on the site Neuroscience News

Summary: Researchers use the TV show ‘Sherlock’ to investigate how the brain segments experiences during perception and long-term memory …

The Brain

Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Three Visual Illusions That Reveal the Hidden Workings of the Brain, on the site Neuroscience News

Summary: When it comes to optical illusions, the brain must make educated guesses based on the ambiguous information entering the visual system, …

The Brain

What causes seizures in sleep? Nocturnal epilepsy explained

Epilepsy is a serious condition that is characterised by uncontrollable limb twitching, jerking, and in many cases, loss of consciousness.<p>Caused by …

Sleep

How To Boost Your Mental Health With Nootropics

You're reading How To Boost Your Mental Health With Nootropics, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're …