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Underweight people face significantly higher risk of dementia, study suggests
Research involving health records of 2 million people condradicts current thinking, sparking surprise among authors and health experts
Neuroscience
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Friday, Apr 10, 2015, 9:24am
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Why brain scans aren't always what they seem
Researchers are facing up to methodological flaws that plague functional magnetic resonance imaging, but the interpretative problems might be harder to solve
Neuroscience
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Friday, Apr 10, 2015, 9:24am
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Sparks of consciousness mapped in most detail yet
The hallmark of consciousness is a stable response to sensory input – a detailed look at this signature could be used to gauge a person's level of awareness
Neuroscience
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Apr 09, 2015, 8:08am
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Will neuroscientists ever be able to read our minds?
Neuroscientists have come far in improving our understanding of the human brain. But just how far can the science take us?
Neuroscience
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Thursday, Apr 09, 2015, 8:08am
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Cave crustaceans 'lose visual brain'
A study of blind crustaceans living in deep, dark caves shows that evolution is rapidly withering the visual parts of their brain.
Neuroscience
Source: BBC News
Posted on: Wednesday, Apr 08, 2015, 10:52am
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Alzheimer's progress slowed by plaque-busting drug
A clinical trial has shown that the drug aducanumab slows cognitive decline in people with Alzheimer's and reduces the amount of amyloid plaque in their brain
Neuroscience
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Thursday, Mar 26, 2015, 8:35am
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Remote control of brain activity with heated nanoparticles
Researchers are developing new method of wireless deep brain stimulation.
Neuroscience
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015, 7:39am
Rating: | Views: 332 | Comments: 0
How Malaria In The Brain Kills: Doctors Solve A Medical Mystery
A child stricken with the deadliest form of the disease can quickly fall unconscious and die. A doctor in Michigan has dedicated her life to figuring out how this happens. At last, she has the answer.
Neuroscience
Source: NPR
Posted on: Thursday, Mar 19, 2015, 7:50am
Rating: | Views: 184 | Comments: 0
A mother’s quest to cure her son
At 55-years-old, Terry Jo Bichell is a couple of months away from earning a PHD in neuroscience. She says it puts her one step closer to achieving a goal she set out for herself 16 years ago - to cure her son Louis from a debilitating genetic disorder.
Neuroscience
Source: Reuters
Posted on: Wednesday, Mar 18, 2015, 11:47am
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Clues To Autism, Schizophrenia Emerge From Cerebellum Research
The brain's cerebellum helps shape thinking and emotion, as well as physical coordination, research shows. Could stimulating that part of the brain help ease some aspects of autism and schizophrenia?
Neuroscience
Source: NPR
Posted on: Tuesday, Mar 17, 2015, 9:28am
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Remembering 'wipes similar memories'
Using brain scans, neuroscientists describe how recalling a particular memory can cause us to forget a related one.
Neuroscience
Source: BBC News
Posted on: Tuesday, Mar 17, 2015, 9:28am
Rating: | Views: 263 | Comments: 0
Vibrating magnetic balls stimulate brain wirelessly
Deep brain stimulation has promise for treating depression, but it involves invasive surgery. Nanoparticles inspired by chilli could make it more palatable
Neuroscience
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Friday, Mar 13, 2015, 7:56am
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Alzheimer's breakthrough: ultrasound successfully treats disease in mice
Rodents found to have improved memories after ultrasound treatment, without any apparent damage to brain tissue
Neuroscience
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Thursday, Mar 12, 2015, 11:38am
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Rodent recall: false but happy memories implanted in sleeping mice
Researchers at CRNS in Paris create artificial positive feelings in mouse’s memory for first time during sleep, highlighting possible new treatment for depression
Neuroscience
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Tuesday, Mar 10, 2015, 11:04am
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How many girls mask autism spectrum disorder, like me?
ASD is affecting more females than people realise – we're just better at compensating for it, like I did with Asperger's syndrome, says Hannah Belcher
Neuroscience
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Friday, Mar 06, 2015, 9:10am
Rating: | Views: 202 | Comments: 0
Genius and the Brain
The 92nd St. Y in New York is presenting “Seven Days of Genius” this week.
Neuroscience
Source: National Geographic
Posted on: Thursday, Mar 05, 2015, 9:05am
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GAO Report Urges Fewer Antipsychotic Drugs For Dementia Patients
Strong drugs are rarely warranted to control the behavior of dementia patients, specialists say. But antipsychotic medicine is being overprescribed, and not just among residents of nursing homes.
Neuroscience
Source: NPR
Posted on: Tuesday, Mar 03, 2015, 7:22am
Rating: | Views: 71 | Comments: 0
Harvard prevention trial studies tau, Alzheimer's other protein
Alzheimer's researchers at Harvard for the first time are scanning the brains of healthy patients for the presence of a hallmark protein called tau, which forms toxic tangles of nerve fibers associated with the fatal disease.
Neuroscience
Source: Reuters
Posted on: Tuesday, Mar 03, 2015, 7:22am
Rating: | Views: 115 | Comments: 0
We Are Instant Number Crunchers
If you have ever struggled through a math class, you may not think of numbers as natural.
Neuroscience
Source: National Geographic
Posted on: Tuesday, Mar 03, 2015, 7:22am
Rating: | Views: 105 | Comments: 0
Future-predicting neurons discovered in the brain
Brain cells that help us predict the intentions of others before they've actively made a decision have been discovered in monkeys
Neuroscience
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Friday, Feb 27, 2015, 8:19am
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Recruiting Better Talent With Brain Games And Big Data
Some companies are using surveys or brain games to assess what kind of workers candidates are. Employers say the tests can help reduce turnover and surface talent recruiters might otherwise overlook.
Neuroscience
Source: NPR
Posted on: Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015, 5:56am
Rating: | Views: 132 | Comments: 0
Men have hands amputated and replaced with bionic ones
Three people with paralysed arms had their hands amputated and replaced by prosthetic ones that they control with their mind
Neuroscience
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015, 5:56am
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Speeding up the battle against slowing minds
New research from UCL brings us closer to finding out what’s behind one of our biggest killers
Neuroscience
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015, 5:56am
Rating: | Views: 128 | Comments: 0
Pain Really Is All In Your Head. Emotion Controls Intensity
Humiliation, fear and unpredictability all turn up the volume on pain, research shows. And meditation can turn down pain's intensity, according to scientists who are starting to figure out why.
Neuroscience
Source: NPR
Posted on: Thursday, Feb 19, 2015, 8:16am
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How Marijuana Highjacks Your Brain To Give You The Munchies
Where there's pot, there's often an insatiable hunger. Now researchers have a big clue why: Cannabinoids, the drug in marijuana, appear to flip a neural circuit that normally tells us we're full.
Neuroscience
Source: NPR
Posted on: Thursday, Feb 19, 2015, 8:16am
Rating: | Views: 151 | Comments: 0
Alzheimer's researchers find molecule that delays onset of disease
Scientists at the University of Cambridge have identified a crucial molecule that could put the brakes on the damage to the brain
Neuroscience
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015, 9:31am
Rating: | Views: 262 | Comments: 0
Don't read this aloud in your head. Drat, failed
External triggers can interrupt your stream of consciousness and make you think a sequence of unwanted thoughts, even when you try hard to block them out
Neuroscience
Source: New Scientist
Posted on: Friday, Feb 13, 2015, 7:25am
Rating: | Views: 207 | Comments: 0
Ducks Help Explain How We Feel All the Feels
Highly sensitive nerves in duck bills are offering clues to the way we experience the sense of touch
Neuroscience
Source: Smithsonian
Posted on: Thursday, Feb 12, 2015, 8:00am
Rating: | Views: 145 | Comments: 0
We have outsourced our brains to Google
The more dependent we become on search engines, the less we can remember as we sleepwalk into an age of bewilderment
Neuroscience
Source: TheGuardian
Posted on: Wednesday, Feb 04, 2015, 10:22am
Rating: | Views: 166 | Comments: 0
Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction-Prone And Should Protect Their Brains
New research shows that teenagers' brains aren't fully insulated, so the signals travel slowly when they need to make decisions. Neuroscientist Frances Jensen, who wrote The Teenage Brain, explains.
Neuroscience
Source: NPR
Posted on: Thursday, Jan 29, 2015, 8:11am
Rating: | Views: 346 | Comments: 0
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