Peppermint is one of five specific scents researchers used to identify olfactory damage among their participants. Those unable to smell the five scents were more than twice as likely to be diagnosed with dementia within five years.
Neuroscience September 30, 2017
A 35-year-old man was able to regain some consciousness after researchers in France implanted in him a device that stimulated his vagus nerve. He showed increased signs of brain activity and was able to follow basic commands.
Neuroscience September 26, 2017
Medical researchers have found artificial intelligence as a valuable ally in the early detection of Alzheimer's disease. An algorithm developed by a team from the University of Bari proved that AI can be a powerful weapon against the dreaded disease.
Neuroscience September 18, 2017
Researchers from UC Berkeley found 27 distinct human emotional states. An interactive map shows how the emotions combine to form the complex human emotional response.
Neuroscience September 10, 2017
People who lack REM sleep are likely to develop some form of dementia. Here are some of the signs that can indicate a person lacks enough sleep at night.
Neuroscience August 26, 2017
Testing a patient’s ability to identify objects using odor could help detect Alzheimer’s disease earlier. Researchers have found the link between the olfactory sense and Alzheimer’s progression.
Neuroscience August 19, 2017
Four new studies found evidence suggesting that stress of poverty and racism are factors that can increase risk of dementia in African Americans. The findings back up earlier studies that link stress and changes in the brain.
Neuroscience July 17, 2017
PTSD is considered a mental health condition but sufferers have bigger amygdala, a region in the brain linked to fear. What is behind these changes in the brain?
Neuroscience July 14, 2017
Poor sleep quality, morning drowsiness, and other sleep problems may be linked to an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study revealed. Researchers detected several hallmarks of Alzheimer’s in healthy elderly.
Neuroscience July 6, 2017
The Fourth of July fireworks can cause panic attacks to veterans with PTSD. Here's what former combatants, their families and organizations do to avoid psychological stress on Independence Day.
Neuroscience July 4, 2017
A brain game developed by Cambridge University researchers has shown positive results in improving the memory and motivation of patients with mild memory problems. Neuroscientists hope the game could be tested in a large-scale study.
Neuroscience July 3, 2017
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
Alzheimer's disease patients may benefit from using epilepsy drugs. The treatment was found to have effect on the brain activity of patients with mild form of the progressive brain disorder.
Neuroscience June 25, 2017
Extra virgin olive oil is beneficial for both the heart and the brain. In fact, eating meals with extra virgin olive oil might help preserve memory and stave off Alzheimer’s disease, a new mice study revealed.
Neuroscience June 21, 2017
In a first, researchers used brain imaging to spot changes in how specific infant brain regions synchronize, predicting the risk of autism in babies as young as 6 months. Find out how artificial intelligence ups the accuracy of the predictions.
Neuroscience June 8, 2017
A new study reveals how facial recognition is a result of facial feature analysis rather than mere identification. Results of the study do not just defy precious scientific beliefs, but also cracks the code on facial recognition.
Neuroscience June 2, 2017
Research finds that sleep deprivation is even more dangerous than originally thought. Chronic lack of sleep stimulates cell activity that causes irreversible damage to the brain.
Neuroscience May 27, 2017
Scientists have discovered 40 new genes linked to intelligence. However, intelligence proves time and again that it's a complex affair, raising the question: is intelligence hereditary?
Neuroscience May 23, 2017
GAO reported that 62 percent of U.S. soldiers who were discharged from military service were diagnosed with mental health conditions such as PTSD and TBI. How do servicemen cope with these conditions?
Neuroscience May 16, 2017
In a new development, Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero said his proposed head transplant operation will be on a Chinese national and not on a Russian patient. According to the surgeon, China offers many favorable factors for the operation.
Neuroscience May 2, 2017
Neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero and his team claimed to have transplanted a small rat's head into another rat and now want to move forward to doing this on humans. What do other experts think about the feasibility of head transplant surgeries?
Neuroscience April 30, 2017
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
People under the influence of psychedelic drugs such as ketamine, LSD, and psilocybin were found to have more random activities in the brain than normal. What does this mean?
Neuroscience April 19, 2017
Researchers have concluded that while breastfeeding offers short-term benefits related to nutrition, the long-term cognitive and developmental effects are negligible. The mother and child relationship is also important, according to the research.
Neuroscience March 28, 2017
A molecule found in the deadly venom of funnel-web spiders can reduce neuron damage after stroke by 80 percent. If successful in human trials, the compound could drastically improve treatment options.
Neuroscience March 21, 2017
Canadian researchers suggest that brain activity can continue up to 10 minutes after a person is clinically dead. The paper is based on a human subject whose brain remained in delta activity after being plugged off life support.
Neuroscience March 12, 2017
New research has shown that human brain activity is 10 times more intense than previously thought. This discovery could significantly impact the way neurological disorders are treated.
Neuroscience March 16, 2017
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
The brains of memory champions do not have something different in structure. Instead, the trick lies in training people with typical memory skills using mnemonics.
Neuroscience March 9, 2017
The number of Alzheimer’s patients who succumb to the disease has doubled in the last 15 years. As the aging population grows larger, the Alzheimer’s Association calls for early diagnosis.
Neuroscience March 8, 2017
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
Prolonged sleeping could indicate chemical changes in the brain that occur with the development of dementia. Besides longer sleep, here are other warning signs that may hint at an increased risk for the neurological condition.
Neuroscience February 26, 2017
New research has shown the negative effects of cocaine on sons of male rats. Male children of cocaine-using fathers could suffer from cognitive impairment and memory loss.
Neuroscience March 3, 2017
A new study suggests how we read emotions is directly linked to how our eyes see. If we squint our eyes or open them wide, they convey several mental states to the receiver, researchers said.
Neuroscience February 24, 2017
A new study has found that seniors taking over nine hours of sleep each night may be facing a higher risk of dementia in later years. Are new long-sleepers actually getting set up for the disease?
Neuroscience February 23, 2017
A study has revealed that asymmetrical genetic activity in the spinal cord determines people’s left or right handedness, which starts in the mother’s womb. The study bypasses older assertions that the human brain is responsible for the same.
Neuroscience February 21, 2017
Soldiers suffering from PTSD dive with sharks as a form of therapy. How does the experience emotionally and physically benefit soldiers suffering from pain and depression?
Neuroscience February 20, 2017
Hormonal changes that accompany childbirth are not restricted to just mothers. A new study says fathers can also undergo changes, showing how empathy increased when fathers were administered the hormone oxytocin.
Neuroscience February 21, 2017
Perhaps you find it easy to give to others without expecting anything in return, basking in the 'warm glow' that selfless acts of kindness give. However, a new study suggests such acts of altruism may actually be driven by guilt.
Neuroscience February 19, 2017
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