Tag: Neuroscience

Diabetes Drug May Reverse Effects Of Alzheimer's Disease

A Type 2 diabetes drug presented new hope in treating Alzheimer’s disease. Containing three growth factors, it proved to be effective in reducing brain inflammation, and much more.

Medicine January 2, 2018

Your Smartphone Can Reduce Your Cognitive Capacity: Study

How dependent are you on your smartphone? A new study suggests the mere presence of your smartphone, whether it's switched off or not, can reduce your brain's ability to concentrate and perform tasks.

Neuroscience June 25, 2017

Scientists Transplanted Small Rat Head Into Bigger Rat Without Brain-Damaging Blood Loss

Two neurosurgeons claim to have performed a head transplant on rats safely and successfully. They plan to go forward with human head transplant in December 2017.

Neuroscience April 28, 2017

Playing Violent Video Games Doesn’t Increase Aggression, Decrease Empathy: Study

Graphic video games don’t make us aggressive, proves a new study focused on their long-term effects on social behavior. Tests revealed avid gamers have the same level of empathy as people who’ve never played violent video games.

Neuroscience March 10, 2017

Brain Can Be Rewired To Make Better Choices, Says Award-Winning Study

Our behavior and decisions are greatly influenced by dopamine, a brain chemical that associates different actions with pleasure. By using the brain’s reward system, we can learn more about compulsive behaviors and possibly correct them.

Neuroscience March 7, 2017

How Does The Brain Form Predictions? Neuroscientist Offers New Framework As Explanation

How exactly does the brain make forecasts? A neuroscientist from New York has offered a new framework that could explain how the human brain formulates predictions.

Neuroscience February 7, 2017

Autism May Begin During Early Brain Development, Mice Study Shows

A new mice study suggests that too many connections in the brain may be key to the development of autism. In fact, the neurodevelopmental disorder may begin during early brain development because of it, researchers said.

Neuroscience February 1, 2017

Sea Hero Quest Mobile Game Tests Spatial Navigation Skills To Check For Dementia Risk

A new mobile game that tests players’ spatial navigation awareness also doubles as the largest dementia research ever. Scientists hope the game could soon be developed into a diagnostic test for the disease.

Neuroscience November 17, 2016

Paralyzed Monkeys Regain Leg Movement With Wireless Brain Implant

A brain implant developed by Swiss scientists helped several partially paralyzed monkeys regain leg movement, a new study revealed. Experts hope the device can be used in rehabilitation of spinal injury patients.

Animals November 9, 2016

Study Finds ‘Brain Training’ Effective In Certain Tasks, Not So Much In Others

A new study has found that brain training exercises are inefficient in improving the entirety og cognitive functions. It has concluded that these types of stimuli can only improve the very task-specific performance at best.

Neuroscience October 5, 2016

'Most Detailed' Brain Map Presents Nearly 100 Previously Unknown Regions

Scientists from Washington University have created a painstakingly detailed map that presents previously unknown regions of the brain. How will this brain map change the field of neuroscience?

Neuroscience July 20, 2016

New iDISCO Imaging Technology May Help Pinpoint Cause Of Alzheimer's Disease

A new imaging technology called iDISCO developed by scientists in New York City may help pinpoint the causes of Alzheimer's disease. Here's how the technology works.

Neuroscience July 15, 2016

Here's What Scientists Uncovered By Letting Mice Watch Film Noir

How does your own brain process the overwhelming stream of visual information from the external world? A newly launched observatory in Seattle aims to understand exactly that: the inner workings of the brain.

Neuroscience July 14, 2016

Want To Stop Drinking? Scientists Pinpoint Neurons That Could Prevent Alcoholism

A new study suggests that activating a certain 'no-go' type of neurons can help prevent a person from wanting to drink alcohol. The study may offer hope in reducing the prevalence of alcoholism.

Neuroscience July 8, 2016

What Happens When Kids Hear Their Mom's Voice? The Brain Lights Up

A mother's soothing voice can activate many different regions of the brain, a new study revealed. These regions are very crucial to how kids navigate the world.

Neuroscience May 17, 2016

Can The Dead Be Resurrected? This Philadelphia-Based Biotech Company Will Try

Do we humans have the capability to bring back the dead? A U.S. company aims to do that through its groundbreaking project on 20 brain-dead patients.

Biotech May 4, 2016

Sandy Weill And Wife Joan Donate $185 Million To New Neuroscience Center In San Francisco

To support neuroscience, medicine’s 'underdog,' power couple Sandy and Joan Weill, donated a hefty million dollars. It will not only bolster research but will also hopefully remove the misperception about mental disorders.

Neuroscience April 27, 2016

Paralyzed Ohio Man Regains Right Hand Control Thanks To Brain Implant

A 24-year-old quadriplegic from Ohio has regained functional control over his right hand, thanks to a breakthrough brain implant. He can now swipe credit cards, stir coffee, and even play a guitar-based video game.

Life April 14, 2016

New Implantable Capsule Releases Antibodies To Help Fight Alzheimer's Disease

A promising, new implantable capsule developed by scientists in Switzerland offers hope for the early prevention of Alzheimer's disease. The capsule releases antibodies that clears a certain protein build-up in the brain.

Life March 19, 2016

Study Identifies Brain Regions Behind Self-Related Facebook Posts

There is a complex network of brain regions at work whenever people share personal information on Facebook, a small-scale study revealed. This could possibly pave way to explain why some people border on oversharing.

Life March 10, 2016

How Zika Causes Microcephaly: Virus Destroys Cells Crucial To Fetal Brain Development

The dreaded Zika virus that has been linked to microcephaly is spreading. Scientists in the United States may have the answer to the mechanism on how the virus leads to this birth defect.

Life March 5, 2016

PET Scans Show Promise As Tool To Detect Early Signs Of Alzheimer's Disease

Early detection of Alzheimer's disease is vital to the treatment of patients. A new study revealed that PET scans may be an effective tool in detecting early signs of the neurodegenerative disease.

Life March 4, 2016

Facebook Addiction Affects Brain Like Cocaine, Gambling: Study

If you find yourself absent-mindedly scrolling your Facebook feed out of habit, then you might be too addicted. A new study revealed that addiction to social media sites affects the brain in a similar way that cocaine does.

Life February 25, 2016

Getting A Good Night's Sleep May Help Improve Memory

Getting enough hours of sleep has several benefits such as improved memory. A new study in the United Kingdom explains how sleep fills the brain with important information.

Life February 22, 2016

Why Quitting Bad Habits Is Hard: Our Brain Is Wired To Sabotage Self Control

Breaking bad habits and pushing through our New Year's resolutions is hard, but there may be a biological explanation as to why it is that way. Turns out, our brain is hardwired to sabotage our self-control.

Life February 12, 2016

Researchers Identify Parts Of The Brain That Control How We Write Words

A team of researchers from Johns Hopkins University studied patients who suffered from stroke to determine the parts of the brain responsible for spelling. They were able to identify which parts controlled long-term and working-memory spelling abilities.

Life February 4, 2016

Landmark Study Sheds Light On Biological Cause Of Schizophrenia

People with genes that accelerate the process called brain pruning are at higher risk of developing schizophrenia, a new landmark study revealed. The findings shed light on the biological cause of the brain disorder.

Life January 28, 2016

Brain Injury And Genetics May Be To Blame For Chronic Boredom

Scientists are discovering significant differences between the boredom levels of people who have endured brain injuries, and people who have not.

Life January 21, 2016

New Brain Implants Never Have To Be Removed

To the horror of conspiracy bloggers everywhere, a team of scientists has developed smarter brain implants that dissolve within a few days of implantation.

Life January 21, 2016

The 9 Triggers That Make Us Angry, According To Science

Why does traffic or being cut on the road lead to road rage? A neurobiologist explained sudden bursts of anger with nine triggers in the brain.

Society January 21, 2016

Tiny Implantable Sensor Can Monitor Brain After Injury, Dissolves When No Longer Needed

A wireless sensor that dissolves when its job is done helps patients avoid the need for additional surgery needed to remove current devices, researchers say. The tiny device is just one millimeter in size.

Life January 18, 2016

Scans Of Compulsive Gamers' Brains Show They're Wired Differently

Researchers find hyperconnectivity between certain brain regions in those compulsively addicted to video games. While helping in game playing, such connectivity can have a downside, researchers say.

December 29, 2015

Neuroscientist Says Humans Only Have One Sense, Not Five

We experience the world through our five senses, but neuroscientist Don Katz believes that we may actually have only one, all-encompassing sense: the chemosensory system. Katz has gathered evidence connecting the codependency between the sense of smell and taste.

Society December 22, 2015

Link Found Between Specific Brain Chemical And Autism

Dysfunctional activity involving an inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain shows links to autistic behavior, researchers say. The result could be sensory overload resulting in autistic symptoms, they suggest.

Life December 18, 2015

Stem Cell Therapy For Parkinson's Disease Gets Approval For Human Testing

A new stem cell treatment in Australia designed to treat the root cause of Parkinson's disease has received approval for human testing. Cyto Therapeutics will conduct the clinical trial at The Royal Melbourne Hospital.

Life December 15, 2015

Blind Woman With Dissociative Identity Disorder Started To See When One Of Her Personalities Changed

After almost two decades of being blind because of a tragic accident, a German woman suddenly regained her eyesight—however, she could only see whenever one of her personalities manifested. Doctors in Munich said her condition was not physical, but psychological.

Life November 25, 2015

Protein Compass May Explain How Animals Detect Magnetic Fields And Find Their Way Home

Chinese scientists discovered tiny, protein-based biological compasses in fruit flies that also appear in pigeon, rat, whale, butterfly and human cells. They said these rod-like compasses make animals' magnetic sensing possible.

Animals November 17, 2015

Scientists Identify Brain Circuits Involved in Cravings

Researchers from Dartmouth College unraveled the neural circuitry that is involved in suppressing and initiating cravings. The study will provide insight in fighting against addiction.

Life November 13, 2015

Brain Freezes Don't Freeze Your Brain

Although the pain may seem to be in your brain, it is actually something else entirely. And it can't hurt your brain.

Life November 4, 2015

How Does Death Feel? Chemists Explain What Happens In Your Brain Before You Die [Video]

Grab your popcorn and watch as scientists explain in a video the step-by-step chemical process that occurs in a person's brain before death. Using iconic slasher films as examples, experts say that the feeling viewers get is no different from the emotions on screen.

Life October 30, 2015

Our Brains Can Help Us Hear, Not Just See, Distance, Researchers Find

Sight and sound work together to help us estimate distances. Even delays in the arrival of sounds too short for conscious detection may help our eyes in figuring out how far away an event is, researchers say.

October 30, 2015

Brain Differences Observed In Young Adults With Increased Genetic Risk For Alzheimer's Disease

A new study revealed that several brain differences found in young adults contribute to an increased risk for Alzheimer's disease. Researchers hope to find more ways to detect signs of the disease as early as possible.

Life October 23, 2015

Magnetic Energy Can Change Your View on God And Immigrants

Scientists claim that a person’s view on God and immigrants can be changed through a magnetic energy applied on the head. Scientists used a method called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation to manipulate thought processes.

Life October 15, 2015

Scan Reveals Brain Activity Is As Unique As Fingerprints

A new study found that brain activity is as unique to every person as fingerprints. The individuality of brain activity for each person can help determine their intelligence levels and even their risk for mental disorders.

Life October 13, 2015

Is Intelligence Hardwired In Our Brains?

New research says 'probably.' Scientists were able to accurately predict how well a subject did on tests, based on their brain scan.

October 12, 2015

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