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Stress Is Contagious, Findings Of Mice Study Reveal

Stress has been recently found to be transmittable and its effects are destructive to people on the receiving end. In the long term, it results in severe mental illnesses in both the source and the other person.

Neuroscience March 10, 2018

Human Brain Stops Producing Neurons After Childhood: Study

A new study disproved the long-standing concept that adult human brains can produce new neurons. Findings suggest that neurogenesis stops when a person reaches the age of 13.

Neuroscience March 8, 2018

Do You Snore? Sleep Expert Shares Tips On How To Stop Snoring.

More than 66 percent of people in relationships say that their partners snore, a new study has found. A sleep expert shares the number reason why people snore and tips to stop snoring, as it's cause for people to sleep in separate bedrooms.

Neuroscience March 11, 2018

What Causes Mental Illness? Here Are The Signs And Symptoms In Children, Adolescents, And Adults

From children to adolescents and adults, millions of people struggle with various types of mental illness and health problems. Here are the signs and symptoms of mental illness you need to know.

Neuroscience February 22, 2018

Cut Down The Booze To Save Your Memory: Study Links Chronic Drinking To Early-Onset Dementia

A new study links alcohol use disorders to all types of dementia especially early-onset dementia. Heavy alcohol consumption can lead to cognitive decline and permanent brain damage.

Neuroscience February 21, 2018

New Blood And Urine Test Can More Accurately Identify Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders

Children with autism spectrum disorders tend to have damaged blood proteins. Their blood and urine sample also have different chemical makeup, allowing researchers to develop more accurate tests for identifying individuals with ASD.

Neuroscience February 19, 2018

Babies Also Get Strokes, But They Recover Language Skills In Opposite Side Of The Brain

Babies who had perinatal stroke can grow up able to comprehend and produce language normally. Researchers found that after their left side of their brain is damaged, these individuals used the right side of their brain for language.

Neuroscience February 19, 2018

Is Alzheimer's Contagious? Surgical Instruments May Spread Amyloid Protein Linked To Neurological Disease

A study involving CAA patients suggested that amyloid proteins may be transmitted through infected medical tools during brain surgery. Does this mean that Alzheimer's disease can spread from one patient to another?

Neuroscience February 18, 2018

US Diplomats In Cuba Experience Mysterious Symptoms Of Concussion

US government personnel assigned in Havana, Cuba experienced symptoms similar to that of brain dysfunction associated with concussions. Some started to feel ill within 24 hours after they arrived.

Neuroscience February 15, 2018

Schizophrenia Patients Learn To Control Verbal Hallucinations Using Video Game

Schizophrenia patients were asked to play a video game that involves moving a rocket using their own mental strategy. They eventually learned how to control part of their brain associated with verbal hallucinations.

Neuroscience February 12, 2018

Brain Stimulation May Soon Help War Veterans With Memory Problem

An ongoing military project aims to help war veterans dealing with memory loss, especially those who have suffered traumatic brain injuries. The Restoring Active Memory project attempts to develop implantable technologies for memory restoration through deep brain stimulation.

Neuroscience February 8, 2018

Electrical Brain Stimulation Might Help You Be Less Forgetful, New Study Suggests

A group of researchers conducted a study whose results suggest that sending electric impulses to the brain may help boost memory in people with epilepsy. But what about other brain conditions?

Neuroscience February 7, 2018

Dim Light Can Change Brain Structure And Impair Memory

Findings of an animal study showed that frequently staying in dimly-lit room can change the brain's structure and impair ability to learn and remember. How does dim light affect memory and learning?

Neuroscience February 6, 2018

Insomnia? Sleep Expert Shares Reasons Why You Can’t Fall Asleep At Night

Can't fall asleep at night? People with insomnia have a hard time falling asleep at night. A sleep expert shares reasons you can't fall asleep at night.

Neuroscience February 5, 2018

Bird Brain Damage? Woodpecker Brains Have The Same Protein Found In People With CTE

A new research finds that woodpeckers have an accumulation of tau proteins in their brain. In humans, abnormal tau protein accumulation is a major sign of CTE.

Neuroscience February 4, 2018

A Little Alcohol Is Good For 'Cleaning' The Brain: Study

Fancy having a drink or two at the end of the day? A new study shows that low alcohol consumption could help improve the brain's waste removal process.

Neuroscience February 2, 2018

Researchers Found Anxiety Cells In The Brain's Hippocampus

New treatment alternatives could be developed as scientists make a groundbreaking discovery. They did not only find anxiety cells in the brain, but also a way to control their activity.

Neuroscience February 2, 2018

Newly Discovered Brain Cells May Lead To New Drugs That Can Reduce Anxiety

Current treatments for anxiety disorders have their drawbacks. The discovery of anxiety cells in the hippocampus of the brain could pave way for new drugs that can better address the most common mental illness in the United States.

Neuroscience February 3, 2018

Traumatic Brain Injury May Still Increase Dementia Risk Years After Accident

Traumatic brain injury patients still face a greater risk of dementia decades after the accident. Experts offered advice on how those with TBI can reduce their risk of developing the neurological disorder.

Neuroscience January 31, 2018

Stimulating Frontal Lobes Of The Brain May Slow Progress Of Alzheimer's Disease

A pilot study performed deep brain stimulation of the frontal lobe of Alzheimer’s patients. This approach will determine the efficacy of using brain pacemakers to slow the progress of Alzheimer’s.

Neuroscience February 1, 2018

Brain Scans Show Best Friends Are On the Same Wavelength

A study focused on how friendships are forged is like a case of 'show me you brain scan and I'll tell you who your friends are.’ People who perceive and respond to the world similarly are likely to become friends.

Neuroscience January 31, 2018

Parents Force-Feed Autistic Children With Bleach To Cure Them: What's The Most Effective Treatment For Autism?

The Master Mineral Solution (MMS) is a deadly product that uses industrial-strength bleach to "cure" autism. Are there any safe treatment options for children with autism?

Neuroscience January 30, 2018

Brain Workout: Aerobic Exercise May Help Delay, Improve Symptoms Of Alzheimer's Disease

Exercise has long been prescribed to improve the brain health of older adults. Now, researchers have found that aerobic exercise is the best to delay Alzheimer's disease or improve its symptoms.

Neuroscience January 27, 2018

CTE Triggered By Hits To Head, Not Just Concussions: Study

CTE is a degenerative brain disease often associated with athletes and veterans. A new study finds that hits to the head, not concussions, trigger CTE.

Neuroscience January 19, 2018

Magic Mushroom Treats Depression Without Emotional Numbing Effects Of Antidepressants

The main psychedelic compound in magic mushrooms helps alleviate symptoms of depression. Unlike SSRI antidepressants, however, psilocybin does not cause emotional numbing but instead enhances emotional receptivity.

Neuroscience January 8, 2018

Human Brains Have 'Wi-Fi' That Can Explain People's Gut Feelings

A phenomenon called the interbrain could explain our gut feelings and why people have a hard time maintaining eye contact in certain situations. This may also explain why laughter is infectious.

Neuroscience January 7, 2018

Humans Are Really Good At Detecting If A Person Is Sick Just By Looking At Their Faces

A new research suggests that humans are excellent at observing facial cues of other people to determine whether they’re sick or not. How is this hopeful, exactly?

Neuroscience January 4, 2018

Zapping A Region Of The Brain Might Prevent You From Being Impulsive Or Having ‘Moments Of Weakness’

There might be a way to prevent humans from acting on their impulsive behaviors. Stanford researchers want to implant devices on human brains to ‘zap’ them whenever they’ll do anything impulsive.

Neuroscience December 19, 2017

15 Million Americans May Have Alzheimer's By 2060, And There's More Bad News

By 2060, 15 million Americans will have Alzheimer's dementia or mild cognitive impairment, according to a new study. For now, there's no cure, but the study aims to find effective prevention measures to stop the progression of Alzheimer’s.

Neuroscience December 9, 2017

Reading Out Loud: Study Finds Reading Aloud Helps Improve Memory

Researchers find that reading text out loud can make a person remember it better. The act adds action to the task and makes it more personal.

Neuroscience December 2, 2017

Smartphone And Internet Addiction Causes Brain Imbalance: Study

Compared to the control participants, the MRS results of the smartphone and internet-addicted young participants showed chemical imbalance in their brains. Fortunately, their brain chemistries returned back to normal after being subjected to therapy.

Neuroscience December 1, 2017

Dopamine Makes Us Smarter Than Apes: Other Ways 'Happy Hormone' Makes Us Human

Humans are more intelligent than other primates possibly because they produce more dopamine. Here are other ways the brain signalling chemical influences human characteristics and behavior:

Neuroscience November 26, 2017

Dopamine Is The Reason Why Humans Are So Unique From Other Animals

For years, scientists have asked the same question over and over. What makes the human brain so different from other species on Earth? Well, perhaps it’s dopamine.

Neuroscience November 24, 2017

Bill Gates' Newest Mission Is To Cure Alzheimer's Disease

Bill Gates personally invested $50 million into research and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. The multi-billionaire is known for his philanthropic work and monetary contribution toward disease-related research.

Neuroscience November 14, 2017

Psychedelic Drink Used By Shamans May Help Treat Mental Illness

There is a growing body of literature suggesting the merits of psychedelic drug use in psychiatric treatments. New research finds that ayahuasca users report better general well-being compared to LSD or magic mushroom users, and non-psychedelic users.

Neuroscience November 10, 2017

Sleep Deprivation May Disrupt Brain Cells And Change How We See The World

Not having enough sleep affects brain cell functions, resulting to poorer visual perception and delayed reaction times. The way a person sees the world changes drastically when the brain cells fire poorly.

Neuroscience November 7, 2017

Having Unwanted Thoughts? Scientists Found The Brain Chemical Responsible

Scientists found that a chemical called GABA is the neurotransmitter responsible for suppressing unwanted thoughts. Participants with low hippocampal GABA were less able to suppress unwanted thoughts.

Neuroscience November 3, 2017

Human Use Of Brainpower Not As Unique As Previously Thought

About 25 percent of the human body's energy usage is reserved for the brain. This is often seen as a characteristic unique to humans, but new research finds that some animals also allot large amounts of energy for brainpower.

Neuroscience November 2, 2017

Brain Scans May Help Identify People With Suicidal Thoughts

Suicidal people were found to exhibit distinct brain activity patterns. Brain scans hold potential in preventing suicide, which claimed more than 41,000 lives in the United States in 2013.

Neuroscience October 31, 2017

Lucid Dreaming: Study Reveals Effective Techniques To Control Your Dreams

A new research has revealed three effective techniques that could help people increase their chances of experiencing 'lucid dreams'. The research shows a '17 percent success rate' for those who managed to combine all three techniques.

Neuroscience October 27, 2017

Alzheimer's Disease Detected In Dolphins: Age-Related Disorder Not A Human-Specific Disease

Markers of Alzheimer's disease were found in the brains of dead dolphins that had washed ashore. Do these wild animals exhibit the same symptoms of memory loss that characterize dementia in humans?

Neuroscience October 24, 2017

Scientists May Have Found Potential Cause Of Dyslexia

Scientists have recently found that dyslexia could potentially be linked to the shape of spots in the eye. This causes the inability to read, write or spell correctly.

Neuroscience October 23, 2017

'Motherese': Baby Talk Is Consistent Across 10 Languages

New research has found that mothers shift the timbre of their voices when they're talking to adults and when they're talking to infants. The shift is so distinct that an algorithm can differentiate the speech with just a one-second recording.

Neuroscience October 15, 2017

Magic Mushroom Compound May Reset Brain Of Depressive People

Researchers found that the psychoactive compound in magic mushrooms is effective in lessening the symptoms of depression among patients with treatment-resistant depression. Participants used terms such as 'reset,' 'reboot,' and 'defrag' to describe the drug's effect on their brains.

Neuroscience October 14, 2017

Losing Sense Of Smell Linked To Increased Alzheimer's Risk: Other Early Warning Signs Of Dementia

Researchers used a simple and affordable smell test to determine Alzheimer's risk. Besides the inability to detect the scents of peppermint, orange, fish, rose and leather, here are other early warning signs of dementia.

Neuroscience October 2, 2017

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