Effective recovery in competitive sports

Effective recovery in competitive sports

What does an Olympic athlete do after the competition? He runs another round to warm down, goes to the sauna or has a massage....
Which brain networks respond when someone sticks to a belief?

Which brain networks respond when someone sticks to a belief?

A USC-led study confirms what seems increasingly true in American politics: People are hardheaded about their political beliefs, even when provided with contradictory evidence. Neuroscientists...
Instagram documents rising hookah use in social settings

Instagram documents rising hookah use in social settings

Social media is giving researchers insight into the rising use of hookah, according to a study from USC. Hookah, smoked through a water pipe and also...
couch potatoes

Couch potatoes may have smaller brains later in life

Poor physical fitness in middle age may be linked to a smaller brain size 20 years later, according to a study published in Neurology,...
How the brain consolidates memories during sleep

How the brain consolidates memories during sleep

Many people have experienced it themselves. A nap after learning helps you to retain new information better. But just what is happening in the...
One night stand regrets

One night stand regrets

Have you ever ended up in bed with someone without it turning into anything more? You're far from alone. The numbers vary a lot with...
A host of common chemicals endanger child brain development

A host of common chemicals endanger child brain development

In a new report, dozens of scientists, health practitioners and children’s health advocates are calling for renewed attention to the growing evidence that many...
Why do people with Alzheimer’s stop recognizing their loved ones?

Why do people with Alzheimer’s stop recognizing their loved ones?

Alzheimer’s not only steals people’s memories but also their ability to recognize faces, which widens the gulf between people with this disease and their...
Play an instrument? You probably react faster, too

Play an instrument? You probably react faster, too

Could learning to play a musical instrument help the elderly react faster and stay alert? Quite likely, according to a new study by Université de...
Brain stimulation used like a scalpel to improve memory

Brain stimulation used like a scalpel to improve memory

Northwestern Medicine scientists showed for the first time that non-invasive brain stimulation can be used like a scalpel, rather than like a hammer, to...