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New Study Suggests Leonardo da Vinci May Have Had ADHD

Polymath Leonardo da Vinci, who became known for his inventive mind and many creations, also became notorious because of his abandoned works and lack of discipline. Scientists now suggest Da Vinci may have suffered from ADHD.

Neuroscience May 25, 2019

Stimulating Parts Of The Brain May Enhance Or Suppress Memories

Scientists find a way to dial the emotional impact of memories up or down, essentially dulling the trauma of particularly debilitating memories. The findings of the study could lead to new treatments for PTSD, depression, and anxiety disorders.

Neuroscience May 24, 2019

Here’s How Your Brain Is Permanently Changed By Playing 'Pokémon' Games

Adults who played Pokémon as children have a dedicated brain region that's used solely to recognize Pikachu and the other characters. This is how players 'catch 'em all.'

Neuroscience May 7, 2019

Scientists Watch And Record Real-Time Footage Of Neurons Flashing

Adam Cohen got the inspiration for his study from a 2010 experiment made by researchers from MIT. The experiment involved an organism with a special protein that was only discovered in the 1980s in the Dead Sea.

Neuroscience May 3, 2019

New Form Of Dementia LATE Can Be Mistaken As Alzheimer's Disease

Symptoms of LATE such as decline in memory and thinking mirror those of Alzheimer's disease. It is also common among older adults, but what make this newly recognized form of dementia different?

Neuroscience April 30, 2019

Game App Sea Hero Quest Spots Early Symptoms Of Alzheimer's Disease

How a person plays the game app 'Sea Hero Quest' may offer clues whether or not he is at risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. The game provides researchers a huge amount of data that can shed light on the neurological disease.

Neuroscience April 27, 2019

Humans Can 'Smell' Odors With Their Tongue, Study Finds

A new study revealed that humans can detect the "smell" of odors using their tongue. Researchers from the Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia explained that this happens because of certain receptors.

Neuroscience April 24, 2019

Studies Prove Blind People Really Have Better Hearing

Multiple new studies prove that people who were born blind or became blind really have better hearing than people with sight. Scientists examined the brains of individuals using MRIs.

Neuroscience April 23, 2019

First Medical Device To Treat ADHD In Children Gets FDA Approval

FDA gave the green light to the first medical device designed to treat ADHD. Results of clinical trials showed promise, lowering symptoms of children diagnosed with moderate to severe disorder.

Neuroscience April 23, 2019

Household Chores Can Keep Your Brain Young: Study

Vigorous exercises still offer the best health benefits. Researchers of a new study, however, found that even light physical activity such as walking and doing housework can keep the brain young.

Neuroscience April 22, 2019

Nobel Laureate Paul Greengard Who Made Breakthroughs In Neuroscience Passed Away At 93

Dr. Paul Greengard was awarded the Nobel Prize for his study that led to the understanding of how brain cells communicate with each other. His research also led to the advancement of treatment for neurological disorders.

Neuroscience April 15, 2019

Arizona Woman Michelle Myers Wakes Up With British Accent After Sleeping With Headache

For two years, an American who has never stepped foot outside the country has been speaking completely in a British accent. What is Foreign Accent Syndrome and who is vulnerable to it?

Neuroscience April 15, 2019

Scientists Develop Brain Training Technique That Can Change Your Brain In Less Than 1 Hour

Scientists found that one can actually train the brain to follow what is merely in the imagination. The study sparked hope for patients with neurological conditions, involving impaired brain connectivity.

Neuroscience April 15, 2019

Taking Short Breaks Helps Solidify Memory When Learning A New Skill

A new study suggests taking short breaks can help when trying to learn a new skill. It is during the breaks that the mind helps to 'solidify' the new skill in our memory.

Neuroscience April 12, 2019

Researchers A Step Closer To Detecting CTE In Living People

Researchers found a way to possibly detect chronic traumatic encephalopathy or CTE in living individuals. Diagnosing CTE through an experimental PET scan could help patients get early treatment and prevention.

Neuroscience April 11, 2019

Electricity Can Help Reverse Effects Of Aging On Memory

Severe brain disorders such as Alzheimer's and dementia can have a chance of treatment in the near future. Shocking the brain seems to achieve promising results, according to a new study.

Neuroscience April 11, 2019

Graphic Design Student Jasmine Banovic's Daydreaming Turns Out To Be Epileptic Seizures

Epileptic seizures do not always occur in the same way. For some people like Jasmine Banovic, seizures are quiet and nondescript, but they're no less serious.

Neuroscience March 28, 2019

Adults As Old As 87 May Still Grow New Brain Cells

Neurogenesis, the growth of new neurons, may still occur in older adults. Researchers, however, found that the process of making new cells is suspended in those with Alzheimer's disease.

Neuroscience March 25, 2019

Scientists Use Light And Sound To Clear Alzheimer's Plaque In Mice

Neuroscientists discovered that a combination of lights and sounds may help clear out brain plaques in patients with Alzheimer's Disease. The findings, although observed in mice, brought new hope that treatment breakthrough may be on its way.

Neuroscience March 16, 2019

Actors Show DIfferent Brain Activity When Acting A Role

When actors take on a role, they transform into the character they are portraying and literally get lost in themselves. A new study on brain activity may help explain the science behind acting.

Neuroscience March 16, 2019

Long-Term Use Of Oral Hormone Therapy Tied To Increased Alzheimer’s Risk

Post-menopausal women have greater dementia risk due to the decline in estrogen levels in the brain. A BMJ study concluded that the slight increase in the risk of Alzheimer’s due to oral hormone therapy should not be a cause for alarm.

Neuroscience March 7, 2019

Aerobic Exercise Good For The Brain, Says Study

A first-of-its-kind study revealed that daily aerobic exercise significantly improves brain health in young and middle-aged adults. The findings suggested that aerobic training may prevent or delay some age-related cognitive decline.

Neuroscience February 4, 2019

Study Sheds Light On Why Sleep Deprivation Makes Your Body Ache

A recent study at the UC Berkeley identified the reason why sleep loss increases body’s sensitivity to chronic pain. Their findings also explained how lack of sleep contributes to global issues such as consistent pain and even opioid addiction.

Neuroscience January 31, 2019

Here's Why African Americans Are More Likely To Have Alzheimer's Disease Than Whites

Members of the African American community are more likely to suffer from Alzheimer's disease and other dementia compared with whites. Experts offer several reasons that could explain the increased risk.

Neuroscience January 30, 2019

Intensive Blood Pressure Control May Help Reduce Mild Cognitive Impairment Linked To Dementia

Hypertensive adults who lowered their blood pressure to 120 were 19 percent less likely to develop mild cognitive impairment. The condition, marked by loss of memory and brain processing power, often progresses to Alzheimer's disease and other dementia.

Neuroscience January 28, 2019

Researchers Narrow Down Specific Cells Responsible For Pain In Human Brain

Scientists from Stanford temporarily disabled the brain cells responsible for the emotional experience of pain in mice. They hope this could lead to the future treatment of chronic pain in humans.

Neuroscience January 19, 2019

Jameek Lowery, Man Who Died After Going To New Jersey Police Station For Help, May Have Had Meningitis

Jameek Lowery, the man whose Facebook Live showed how he begged for water and sought help to police officers, died of a still unspecified cause on Monday. Health officials suspected he had meningitis.

Neuroscience January 11, 2019

New Wireless 'Pacemaker' For The Brain May Prevent Seizures, Tremors In Patients With Epilepsy, Parkinson's

The device called WAND offers hope for patients with neurological conditions who suffer from unwanted movements. It acts like a pacemaker for the brain that can prevent tremors and seizures.

Neuroscience January 1, 2019

What Is Cute Aggression? Study Finds Brain Response To Too Much Adorableness May Lead To Violent Urges

Researchers found an association between cute images and increased activity in brain area involved in emotion. They also found a link between cute aggression and the brain's reward system. Should people worry if they experience this phenomenon?

Neuroscience December 31, 2018

Study Identifies Individuals With Increased Risk For Violent Sleep Disorder

People with REM sleep behavior may act out their dreams by yelling, punching, and kicking, sometimes to the point of becoming violent. Who are at risk of this dangerous sleeping disorder?

Neuroscience December 27, 2018

Strokes And Heart Attacks Could Be Early Warning Signs For Cancer

A recent study revealed that the probability of heart attack increases in patients months before they are diagnosed with cancer. The researchers found that patients with lung and colorectal cancers are at the highest risk.

Neuroscience December 24, 2018

Babies Feel Less Pain When Gently Stroked Before Medical Procedures, Says Study

Gently stroking a baby before medical procedures can reduce the activity in the infant’s brain that is linked to experiencing pain. The study researchers were able to identify the ideal speed of stroking for optimum analgesic impact.

Neuroscience December 19, 2018

Some Neurons Can Fight Alzheimer's With Self-Cleaning Mechanism

Researchers found that certain neurons that have components of a cellular cleaning system can dispel build-up of tau proteins. Tau proteins have been linked to neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer's.

Neuroscience December 19, 2018

Heavy Screen Time May Cause Premature Changes In Brain Structure Among Kids: Study

MRI scans of children who spend more than seven hours a day watching interactive media showed significant changes in their brain structure. The American Academy for Pediatrics advised that children below 18 months should avoid screen time.

Neuroscience December 10, 2018

Neuro-Behavioral Study Explains Why Cute Images Compel Humans To Act Aggressively

A new study found that human beings are compelled to take care or something or someone they perceive as cute. It also explains why people cry when they feel happy or overwhelmed.

Neuroscience December 5, 2018

Infectious Prion Proteins Detected In Eye Tissues Of People With Rare Brain Disease

Researchers found misfolded prion proteins in the eyes of 11 patients diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. The discovery raised concerns over possible infection from eye exam equipment and cadaveric corneal transplants.

Neuroscience November 23, 2018

Man's Runny Nose Turns Out To Be Leaking Brain Fluid

A man thought it was his runny nose that ruined his family's Thanksgiving dinner last year. What he didn't know was that his 'runny nose' was actually leaking brain fluid.

Neuroscience November 17, 2018

NFL Pours $35 Million Into Research On Neuroscience

The NFL revealed five studies that will receive up to $15 million grant as part of its 'Play Smart. Play Safe' initiative. The sports league is committed to developing technology and medical research in 2016.

Neuroscience November 16, 2018

Glowing Fluorescent Chemical Could Help Neurosurgeons Remove Brain Tumors

Scientists tested the use of the chemical 5-ALA during surgery to help doctors easily identify cancer tumor in the brain. This, they said, can help improve brain surgery survival rate.

Neuroscience November 5, 2018

Researchers Identify Genes That Could Make Some People More Susceptible To CTE

Contact sports athletes such as football players and boxers are at risk of developing chronic traumatic encephalopathy or CTE during their lifetimes. A new study identified a gene that may be influencing the neurodegenerative brain disease.

Neuroscience November 5, 2018

Study Sheds Light On What The Cerebellum Actually Does In Human Brains

The cerebellum is responsible for more than just movements after all. A new research revealed that the region of the brain performs quality control for human's thoughts and actions.

Neuroscience October 26, 2018

Stress Hormone Linked To Brain Shrinkage And Poorer Memory: Study

How badly can stress affect the brain? A new study found that higher levels of stress hormones in the brain may lead to poorer memory and brain shrinkage.

Neuroscience October 26, 2018

Ford Delves Into Science Of Memory During Testimony And Experts Mostly Agree With Statements

Christine Blasey Ford gave a lesson on memory when she gave a testimony in front of the Senate committee on Thursday. She accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault that took place when they were both teenagers.

Neuroscience September 28, 2018

Meet The Rosehip Neuron: A Newly Identified Type Of Brain Cell In Humans

The rosehip neuron was found in the human brain but was absent in the brains of laboratory mice. The discovery might shed light on what makes the human brain special.

Neuroscience August 29, 2018

Young Man Survives ‘Internal Decapitation’ Where His Skull Was Separated From His Spine

A 22-year-old man had miraculously survived being internally decapitated or what scientifically called as atlanto-occipital dislocation. People who suffered the condition had their skulls separated from their spines internally but their head was not entirely decapitated physically.

Neuroscience August 5, 2018

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