We Might Have Just Discovered The Missing Link Between The Brain And Gut

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to ScienceAlert (This article and its images were originally posted on ScienceAlert September 21, 2018 at 11:22PM.) New research with mice … Continue reading We Might Have Just Discovered The Missing Link Between The Brain And Gut

Are Digital Devices Altering Our Brains?

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Scientific American Content (This article and its images were originally posted on Scientific American Content September 11, 2018 at 08:04AM.) … Continue reading Are Digital Devices Altering Our Brains?

This is how the brain forgets on purpose

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Latest Science News — ScienceDaily (This article and its images were originally posted on Latest Science News — ScienceDaily September … Continue reading This is how the brain forgets on purpose

The brain’s tiny thrill-seekers

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Latest Science News — ScienceDaily (This article and its images were originally posted on Latest Science News — ScienceDaily September … Continue reading The brain’s tiny thrill-seekers

Scientists Have Found Secret Tunnels Between The Skull And The Brain

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to ScienceAlert (This article and its images were originally posted on ScienceAlert August 28, 2018 at 03:36AM.) Did you know you … Continue reading Scientists Have Found Secret Tunnels Between The Skull And The Brain

Amazing New Brain Map of Every Synapse Points to the Roots of Thinking

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Singularity Hub (This article and its images were originally posted on Singularity Hub August 14, 2018 at 11:05AM.) Imagine a … Continue reading Amazing New Brain Map of Every Synapse Points to the Roots of Thinking

Every person has a unique brain anatomy

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Latest Science News — ScienceDaily (This article and its images were originally posted on Latest Science News — ScienceDaily July … Continue reading Every person has a unique brain anatomy

Why our brains see the world as ‘us’ versus ‘them’

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to Science + Technology – The Conversation (This article and its images were originally posted on Science + Technology – The … Continue reading Why our brains see the world as ‘us’ versus ‘them’

A Deadly, Contagious Human Brain Protein Was Just Made in The Lab For The First Time

Your daily selection of the latest science news! According to ScienceAlert (This article and its images were originally posted on ScienceAlert June 6, 2018 at 09:29PM.) This is how horror … Continue reading A Deadly, Contagious Human Brain Protein Was Just Made in The Lab For The First Time

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

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

The macabre fate of ‘beating heart corpses’

Their hearts are still beating. They urinate. Their bodies don’t decompose and they are warm to the touch; their stomachs rumble, their wounds heal and their guts can digest food. … Continue reading The macabre fate of ‘beating heart corpses’

Brain-Infecting Parasite May Lurk Quietly for Years

NEW ORLEANS — Brain infections from a parasite called Taenia solium are more common on Long Island, New York, than experts previously thought, a new study finds. T. solium is … Continue reading Brain-Infecting Parasite May Lurk Quietly for Years

DARPA and Qualcomm brain implants for 6G and neural engineering 

It would be the ultimate user interface: a device the size of two stacked nickels that allows your thoughts to control computers. The only catch is it’ll have to be … Continue reading DARPA and Qualcomm brain implants for 6G and neural engineering 

New ‘Artificial Synapses’ Pave Way for Brain-Like Computers

A brain-inspired computing component provides the most faithful emulation yet of connections among neurons in the human brain, researchers say. The so-called memristor, an electrical component whose resistance relies on … Continue reading New ‘Artificial Synapses’ Pave Way for Brain-Like Computers

Learning to turn down your amygdala can modify your emotions -ESIST

A study tested a new imaging method that provided reliable neurofeedback on the level of amygdala activity using electroencephalography (EEG), and allowed people to alter their own emotional responses through … Continue reading Learning to turn down your amygdala can modify your emotions -ESIST

Dogs Understand Words and Intonation of Human Speech, New Study Finds 

According to a study led by Dr. Attila Andics of the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary, dogs use the left hemisphere to process words and the auditory region of … Continue reading Dogs Understand Words and Intonation of Human Speech, New Study Finds 

New Alzheimer’s drug trial clears toxic brain proteins and slows memory loss – ESIST

A new drug trial for Alzheimer’s patients has just been completed, and researchers are calling the results the most promising yet in the fight against the disease. The drug targets … Continue reading New Alzheimer’s drug trial clears toxic brain proteins and slows memory loss – ESIST

Manufacturing Dopamine in the Brain with Gene Therapy

Parkinson’s patients who take the drug levodopa, or L-Dopa, are inevitably disappointed. At first, during a “honeymoon” period, their symptoms (which include tremors and balance problems) are brought under control. … Continue reading Manufacturing Dopamine in the Brain with Gene Therapy

Sugar has a stronger effect on our brains than we even realised, study finds – ESIST

German scientists have discovered that our brains are actively taking in sugar from the blood stream, overturning the long-held assumption that this was a purely passive process. Even more surprising, … Continue reading Sugar has a stronger effect on our brains than we even realised, study finds – ESIST

Large human brain evolved as a result of ‘sizing each other up’ -ESIST

The brains of humans enlarged over time thanks to our sizing up the competition, say scientists. Credit: © danheighton / Fotolia Humans have evolved a disproportionately large brain as a … Continue reading Large human brain evolved as a result of ‘sizing each other up’ -ESIST

Dreaming also occurs during non rapid eye movement sleep | ESIST

Dr. Gosseries and Dr. Nieminen are preparing a subject (Bjørn Erik Juel) for the experiment. Credit: Johan Frederik Storm Researchers from Aalto University and the University of Wisconsin utilised a … Continue reading Dreaming also occurs during non rapid eye movement sleep | ESIST