Neuroscience

Can We Quantify Machine Consciousness?

<b>Imagine that at some</b> time in the not-too-distant future, you’ve bought a smartphone that comes bundled with a personal digital assistant (PDA) living …

Neurophilosophy

Neuroscience Says These Special Brain Cells Are Why Cutting Calories Alone Won't Help Weight Loss

Activity of specific neurons help control how fast or slowly your body burns calories.<p>Everybody knows that weight-related productivity and health issues are big concerns for modern companies, but losing weight is hard. Like, count-the-needles-on-a-pine-tree hard. And there's a good reason for that. …

Weight Loss

CDC: Alzheimer’s deaths increased nearly 55% from 1999 to 2014

More people are dying from Alzheimer's disease, according to new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>The Deaths from Alzheimer’s Disease report, published in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, showed Alzheimer’s deaths increased by 54.5% from 1999 to 2014.<p>Christopher …

Alzheimer's Disease

Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and Huntington's diseases share common crucial feature

A Loyola University Chicago study has found that abnormal proteins found in Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and Huntington's disease all …

Life Sciences

From Macro to Micro: A Visual Guide to the Brain

A Wiring Diagram<p>When neuroscientists trace the connections between brain regions, they focus on networks of electrically active brain cells called …

Life Sciences

Sleep Deprivation Can Cause Your Brain to Eat Itself

Sleep deprivation does many things to our body, we feel fatigued, gravitate towards junk food to stay awake and certainly changes our mood, but eat …

Sleep

Neuroscientist Christof Koch How the “Qualia” of Our Experience Illuminate the Central Mystery of Consciousness

“Informationally speaking, the experience of being sad is a crystal, a fantastically complex shape in a space of a trillion dimensions that is qualitatively different from the brain state that gives rise to sadness.”<p><i>“I wish you could know what it means to be me,”</i> Nina Simone sang in her 1967 civil …

Neurophilosophy

Alzheimer’s Disease Deaths Up 55 Percent in Recent Decades

Deaths from Alzheimer's disease rose by 55 percent over the last 15 years, federal researchers reported Thursday. It's probably due to a mix of factors — an aging population, better diagnosis, and more willingness by doctors to put Alzheimer's down as a cause of death, the team at the Centers for …

Public Health

Menstrual Cycle "on a Chip" Offers a New Window into Female Physiology

The exquisite hormonal signaling that drives the female reproductive system cannot be modeled in a flat petri dish. Scrambling to address history's …

Biology

Alzheimer's deaths up 55% as Merck, Lilly still racing to find cure

Alzheimer’s deaths in the U.S. increased 55% since 1999, according to new a CDC report released Thursday.<p>The study analyzed data from the National Vital Statistics System and found a total of 93,541 deaths from Alzheimer’s occurred in 2014, at a rate of 25.4 deaths per 100,000 population, a 54.5% …

Medicine

Merck in-licenses tau-targeting Alzheimer's candidate from Teijin Pharma

Merck (NYSE:MRK) inks an agreement with Tokyo-based Teijin Pharma securing exclusive global rights to an anti-tau antibody for the potential …

Life Sciences

Defective immune cells may play role in hair loss

After studying their activity in mice, researchers have discovered that a type of immune cell normally associated with inflammation, or regulatory T …

Medicine

Your Brain Will Start To Eat Itself After Chronic Sleep Deprivation

"<p>"Think about how difficult focusing and reasoning becomes after a night spent awake"<p>Workaholics who regularly pull all-nighters aren’t just burning themselves out mentally, they could also be doing physical damage as well.<p>Michele Bellesi and his team from the Marche Polytechnic University in Italy …

Life Sciences

Study suggests the brain's to blame for yo-yo dieting cycle

Most people who have struggled with obesity will have felt encouraged by an initial loss of weight when starting a diet before hitting a …

Weight Loss

The Link Between Magnesium and a Good Night's Sleep

By Kerri-Ann Jennings Many people have trouble sleeping, and breaking the cycle of insomnia can be hard.You can try changing your sleep routine and …

Sleep

Unreliability of fMRI Emotional Biomarkers - Neuroskeptic

By Neuroskeptic | May 24, 2017 9:21 am<p>Brain responses to emotion stimuli are highly variable even within the same individual, and this could be a …

The Brain

Sensor-embedded plastic wrap makes brain surgery safer

It almost goes without saying that brain surgery requires extreme precision, but there hasn't been much advancement in brain mapping techniques for the past two decades. What good is a breakthrough procedure if you're still using bulky, imprecise 1990s-era technology as a guide? Researchers may …

The Brain

Design of synthetic epigenetic circuits featuring memory effects and reversible switching based on DNA methylation

Article |<p>Open<p>Johannes A. H. Maier<br>• , Raphael Möhrle<br>• & Albert Jeltsch ORCID: orcid.org/0000-0001-6113-9290<p><i>Nature Communications</i> <b>8</b>, Article number: 15336 …

Biology

6 Ways Exercise Benefits The Body And Brain

Though some people actually love physical activity and look forward to it, for many of us, exercising is a mighty drag. Exercise has also had an added PR problem in recent years: A growing body of evidence has shown that it’s not all that good for weight loss, which was probably many people’s …

Longevity

Are Cats Responsible for "Cat Ladies"?

We all know that person. Her Instagram is covered with more pictures of feline friends than human companions. Not an insignificant number of these …

Life Sciences

Alzheimer's disease: Family history may explain puzzling link to metabolic gene

For years, scientists have contemplated the link between the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease and a metabolic gene called TOMM40, which affects …

Dementia

The Neuroprotective Benefits of Daily Exercise

Research-based exercise interventions improve health-related quality of life (HRQL) and mobility in people with Parkinson’s disease.read more

Life Sciences

Is Intelligence Genetic?

Exactly what constitutes intelligence, and to what extent it is genetic, are some of the most controversial questions in science. But now a new study …

Intelligence

How does poor sleep affect our ability to learn? Study investigates

Most of us know that a good night's sleep is key for happiness and productivity, and that conversely, a night of poor sleep can have negative effects …

The Brain

Report: Ex-Baylor coach Guy Morriss battling Alzheimer's

Guy Morriss, who coached Baylor from 2003-07 and is an Arlington Sam Houston graduate, has been battling Alzheimer's for nine months, a Kentucky …

College & University

Facebook Is Building Its Own Neuroscience Center to Study Marketing

Earlier this week, inside of a former nightclub in New York, construction workers were busy hammering and drilling away, building out what will soon …

Advertising Industry

Major finding in human anatomy has implications for many brain diseases, including Alzheimer’s

<b>By David Kohn</b>, <i>The Washington Post</i>Kari Alitalo had studied lymphatic vessels for more than two decades. So he knew that this network, which carries …

Life Sciences

How taking care of your gut bacteria could improve your anxiety

The psychobiotic revolution is just beginning and it could change the way we treat mental health problems.<p>In the past 30 years, there has been a …

Microbiome

Science Says Skimping on Your Sleep for Work May Lead to Alzheimer's. Here's How

Your brain needs truly restorative sleep to clear waste, including proteins that cause Alzheimer's.<p>Work can be grueling, especially if you're a business leader. And you're not alone if you accept that a little fatigue and less sleep are necessary for success. But if you expect to stay sharp and …

Wellness

Why hot saunas, running and other mild stress may be good for your brain

It’s true we live in uncertain times. Anxiety is said to be on the rise. And more of us are seeking comfort in mindfulness and meditation.<p>But if you …

Wellness