Neuroscience

High blood pressure linked to vascular dementia

High blood pressure linked to vascular dementia

High blood pressure could significantly raise the risk of developing the second most common form of dementia, according to a study from The George...
Over time, marijuana use dampens brain’s response to reward

Over time, marijuana use dampens brain’s response to reward

Most people would get a little “rush” out of the idea that they’re about to win some money. If you could look into their...
How child abuse can alter the adult brain

How child abuse can alter the adult brain

Child abuse and other traumatic childhood experiences may alter the brain, making the effects of trauma last into adulthood. The long-lasting effects may be due...
Spacing out after staying up late Here’s why

Spacing out after staying up late? Here’s why

Ever sleep poorly and then walk out of the house without your keys? Or space out while driving to work and nearly hit a stalled...
This noise could deepen sleep and boost memory

This noise could deepen sleep and boost memory

Gentle sound stimulation—such as the rush of a waterfall—synchronized to the rhythm of brain waves. They can significantly enhance deep sleep in older adults and...
Stiff vessels and low blood flow in the brain are warning signs of dementia

Stiff vessels and low blood flow in the brain are warning signs of dementia

A combination of high blood pressure and decreased blood flow inside the brain may spur the build-up of harmful plaque and signal the onset...
Blame tired brain cells for mental lapses after poor sleep

Blame tired brain cells for mental lapses after poor sleep

Inadequate sleep exerts a similar influence on our brain as drinking too much Ever sleep poorly and then walk out of the house without your...
Humans don't use as much brainpower as we like to think

Humans don’t use as much brainpower as we like to think

Animals had energy-hungry brains long before we did For years, scientists assumed that humans devote a larger share of their daily calories to their brains...
This pea-size brain structure makes you crave beer

This pea-size brain structure makes you crave beer

Researchers used brain imaging to compare the reactions of beer drinkers to a taste of their favorite brew versus that of Gatorade. The findings suggest...
Scientists discover brain structures have up to eleven dimensions

Scientists discover brain structures have up to eleven dimensions

Blue Brain team discovers a multi-dimensional universe in brain networks For most people, it is a stretch of the imagination to understand the world in...