Cognitive training reduces depression, rebuilds injured brain structure and connectivity after traumatic brain injury

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Medical Xpress Cover image Credit: CC0 Public Domain New research from the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas … Continue reading Cognitive training reduces depression, rebuilds injured brain structure and connectivity after traumatic brain injury

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Leg exercise is critical to brain and nervous system health

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Medical Xpress Cover image Credit: CC0 Public Domain Groundbreaking research shows that neurological health depends as much on signals sent … Continue reading Leg exercise is critical to brain and nervous system health

Artificial Neural Nets Grow Brainlike Navigation Cells

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Quanta Magazine Having the sense to take a shortcut, the most direct route from point A to point B, doesn’t … Continue reading Artificial Neural Nets Grow Brainlike Navigation Cells

She Was Told Her Constantly Runny Nose Was From ‘Allergies’. It Turned Out to Be Fluid

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to ScienceAlert For years, Kendra Jackson battled an incessantly runny nose – sniffling and sneezing, blowing and losing sleep each night. … Continue reading She Was Told Her Constantly Runny Nose Was From ‘Allergies’. It Turned Out to Be Fluid

This 3,000-Year-Old Horse Got a Human-Style Burial

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Live Science Cover Image: Discovered in 2011, the ancient remains of a chariot-pulling horse were found in a tomb more … Continue reading This 3,000-Year-Old Horse Got a Human-Style Burial

Could drugs used after an organ transplant protect against Alzheimer’s?

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Medical Xpress Diagram of the brain of a person with Alzheimer’s Disease. Credit: Wikipedia/public domain. A UT Southwestern study in … Continue reading Could drugs used after an organ transplant protect against Alzheimer’s?

Brain activity at rest provides clue to intelligence

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Medical Xpress “The next stage in research would be to examine if this resting state activity of the brain can … Continue reading Brain activity at rest provides clue to intelligence

Brain-gut communication in worms demonstrates how organs can work together to regulate lifespan

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Medical Xpress Credit: CC0 Public Domain Our bodies are not just passively growing older. Cells and tissues continuously use information … Continue reading Brain-gut communication in worms demonstrates how organs can work together to regulate lifespan

Running helps the brain counteract negative effect of stress, study finds

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Medical Xpress Credit: Brigham Young University Most people agree that getting a little exercise helps when dealing with stress. A … Continue reading Running helps the brain counteract negative effect of stress, study finds

With Strategic Zaps to the Brain, Scientists Boost Memory

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Quanta Magazine For the past two decades, neuroscientists have been treating movement and neurological disorders with deep brain stimulation, a … Continue reading With Strategic Zaps to the Brain, Scientists Boost Memory

In wine, there’s health: Low levels of alcohol good for the brain

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Medical Xpress Credit: CC0 Public Domain While a couple of glasses of wine can help clear the mind after a … Continue reading In wine, there’s health: Low levels of alcohol good for the brain

‘Anxiety cells’ identified in the brain’s hippocampus

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Medical Xpress Do your palms sweat when you walk down a poorly lit street at night? That feeling may be … Continue reading ‘Anxiety cells’ identified in the brain’s hippocampus

Scientists Show Human Consciousness Could Be a Side Effect of ‘Entropy’

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to ScienceAlert It’s all connected. It’s impressive enough that our human brains are made up of the same ‘star stuff‘ that … Continue reading Scientists Show Human Consciousness Could Be a Side Effect of ‘Entropy’

Brain chemical differences suggest possible reason for humans having social edge over other primates

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Phys.org – latest science and technology news stories Credit: CC0 Public Domain A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions … Continue reading Brain chemical differences suggest possible reason for humans having social edge over other primates

Can’t switch your focus? Your brain might not be wired for it

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Medical Xpress In this cognitive flexibility test, study participants were asked to respond to the larger (or global) shape if … Continue reading Can’t switch your focus? Your brain might not be wired for it

Addicted to Your Phone? It Could Throw Off Your Brain Chemistry

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Live Science   It’s hard to escape screens; there is a roughly 100 percent chance you are looking at one … Continue reading Addicted to Your Phone? It Could Throw Off Your Brain Chemistry

Brain scans reveal why rewards and punishments don’t seem to work on teenagers

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Medical Xpress Credit: paffy/Shutterstock Parents and teachers are painfully aware that it’s nearly impossible to get a teenager to focus … Continue reading Brain scans reveal why rewards and punishments don’t seem to work on teenagers

Team constructs whole-brain map of electrical connections key to forming memories

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Medical Xpress Credit: CC0 Public Domain A team of neuroscientists at the University of Pennsylvania has constructed the first whole-brain … Continue reading Team constructs whole-brain map of electrical connections key to forming memories

Human Brain Organoids Implanted Into Rodents

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to RealClearScience Minuscule blobs of human brain tissue have come a long way in the four years since scientists in Vienna discovered how … Continue reading Human Brain Organoids Implanted Into Rodents

Scientists may have found a cause of dyslexia

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Medical Xpress An example of OpenDyslexic typeface, used to try to help with common reading errors in dyslexia. Credit: OpenDyslexic … Continue reading Scientists may have found a cause of dyslexia

Allergy drug improves function in patients with chronic injury from multiple sclerosis

Although the research team could not directly observe evidence of rebuilding of myelin in trial participants using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), Chan and Green said that this reflects a weakness of current MRI techniques as a tool for this purpose rather than evidence that myelin regeneration did not take place.

Researchers unite in quest for ‘standard model’ of the brain

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Nature – Issue – nature.com science feeds M. Häusser and H. Cuntz/UCL Scientists aim to surpass small-scale neural models (pictured) … Continue reading Researchers unite in quest for ‘standard model’ of the brain

Women’s Brains Have More Blood Flow Than Men’s, New Study Shows

Areas where women’s brains were found to be significantly more active in terms of blood flow were the prefrontal cortex, which helps with controlling impulses and maintaining focus, and the limbic or emotional parts of the brain, which handle mood and anxiety.

Brains With Alzheimer’s Have More Bacteria Than Healthy Ones, Says New Study

Evidence is mounting. New research shows bacteria that break through the brain’s defences and infected neurons could play a role in the onset of Alzheimer’s, giving experts a better understanding … Continue reading Brains With Alzheimer’s Have More Bacteria Than Healthy Ones, Says New Study

U.S. to Fund Advanced Brain-Computer Interfaces

Matt Angle’s claim might have sounded eccentric before: for years, he insisted that the key to solving one of neuroscience’s most intractable challenges lay in a 1960s-era technology invented in … Continue reading U.S. to Fund Advanced Brain-Computer Interfaces

Brain-Hacking Tech Gets Real: 5 Companies Leading the Charge

There’s been a lot of hype coming out of Silicon Valley in recent months about technology that can meld the human brain with machines. But how will this tech help … Continue reading Brain-Hacking Tech Gets Real: 5 Companies Leading the Charge

Being an Only Child Can Actually Change The Structure of Your Brain

Scientists have discovered that being an only child doesn’t just lead to behavioural differences that can set kids apart from those with siblings – it actually affects a child’s brain … Continue reading Being an Only Child Can Actually Change The Structure of Your Brain

Study finds relationship between common brain disease and gut microbiome

MRI of a patient with (cerebral cavernous malformation) CCM disease. Credit: Issam Awad, University of Chicago   Bacteria in the gut microbiome drive the formation of cerebral cavernous malformations (CCMs), … Continue reading Study finds relationship between common brain disease and gut microbiome

Human Umbilical Blood Has Regenerated the Brains of Elderly Mice

We swear this isn’t science fiction. Researchers have regenerated the memories and learning abilities of elderly mice by injecting their brains with proteins taken from human umbilical cord blood. The … Continue reading Human Umbilical Blood Has Regenerated the Brains of Elderly Mice

First evidence for higher state of consciousness found

Scientific evidence of a ‘higher’ state of consciousness has been found in a study led by the University of Sussex. Neuroscientists observed a sustained increase in neural signal diversity – … Continue reading First evidence for higher state of consciousness found

Scientists Have Finally Pinpointed the Brain’s “Hot Zone” That Lights Up When We Dream

  We now know much more about when we dream, the parts of the brain involved, and what we dream about, thanks to new research – and experts say it’s … Continue reading Scientists Have Finally Pinpointed the Brain’s “Hot Zone” That Lights Up When We Dream

Buzzing the brain with electricity can boost working memory

The scans show that stimulation ‘in beat’ increases brain activity in the regions involved in task performance. On the other hand, stimulation ‘out of beat’showed activity in regions usually associated … Continue reading Buzzing the brain with electricity can boost working memory

Does Zapping Your Brain Actually Help You Learn Faster?

A cognitive neuroscientist and his team at HRL Laboratories in Malibu, California, seem to have achieved the impossible. According to a press release, the team “measured the brain activity patterns … Continue reading Does Zapping Your Brain Actually Help You Learn Faster?

A giant neuron has been found wrapped around the entire circumference of the brain

For the first time, scientists have detected a giant neuron wrapped around the entire circumference of a mouse’s brain, and it’s so densely connected across both hemispheres, it could finally … Continue reading A giant neuron has been found wrapped around the entire circumference of the brain

Neurobiologists program a neural network for analyzing the brain’s wiring

How does consciousness arise? Researchers suspect that the answer to this question lies in the connections between neurons. Unfortunately, however, little is known about the wiring of the brain. This … Continue reading Neurobiologists program a neural network for analyzing the brain’s wiring

Creative people have better-connected brains, research finds

An MRI technique called diffusion tensor imaging traces the bundles of nerve fibers that carry electrical signals between different areas of the brain. Credit: Thomas Schultz, Wikimedia Commons Seemingly countless … Continue reading Creative people have better-connected brains, research finds

B vitamins reduce schizophrenia symptoms, study finds

Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and other brain imaging technologies allow for the study of differences in brain activity in people diagnosed with schizophrenia. The image shows two levels of … Continue reading B vitamins reduce schizophrenia symptoms, study finds

Scientists show brain’s own opioids involved in musical pleasure

Credit: Human Brain Project The same brain-chemical system that mediates feelings of pleasure from sex, recreational drugs, and food is also critical to experiencing musical pleasure, according to a study … Continue reading Scientists show brain’s own opioids involved in musical pleasure

Elon Musk Sees Brain-Computer Systems in Humans’ Future

Is human intelligence heading toward a cyborg-dominated future? Elon Musk thinks so. In a recent tweet, the Tesla and SpaceX CEO teased that a brain-computer system that links human brains … Continue reading Elon Musk Sees Brain-Computer Systems in Humans’ Future