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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

Experiment Restores Some Function In Dead Pig Brains 4 Hours After The Animals Died

Pig brains showed signs of cellular function hours after its owners died. The scientists were surprised, as the experiment challenged the notion that brain death is irreversible.

Animals April 17, 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

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

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

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

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

Where Does Human Speech Come From? Monkey Studies Provide A Clue

Could a friendly lip-smacking gesture give rise to something as intricate as human speech? MRI scans of monkey brains revealed this simple facial expression could be the precursor of speech.

Animals July 24, 2018

Where Does Consciousness Begin In The Brain? Scientists Find A Clue

Scientists identified two areas of the brain that light up just moments before one becomes conscious of a new experience. This brings us one step closer to finding the origin of human consciousness.

June 16, 2018

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

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