Neuroscience

Why some people’s bad sleep doesn’t turn into depression

Why some people’s bad sleep doesn’t turn into depression

Poor sleep is both a risk factor for, and a common symptom of, depression. But not everyone who tosses and turns at night becomes depressed....
Nonprescription use of Ritalin linked to adverse side effects

Nonprescription use of Ritalin linked to adverse side effects

New research from the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions that explored the potential side effects of the stimulant drug Ritalin on those...
First evidence for higher state of consciousness

First evidence for higher state of consciousness

Scientific evidence of a 'higher' state of consciousness has been found in a study led by the University of Sussex. Neuroscientists observed a sustained increase...
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...
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...
How insulin in the brain may suppress the subjective feeling of hunger

How insulin in the brain may suppress the subjective feeling of hunger

Insulin in the brain may help regulate the hunger sensation and improve functional connectivity in the default-mode network (DMN), as well as in the...
How brain begins repairs after 'silent strokes'

How brain begins repairs after ‘silent strokes’

UCLA researchers have shown that the brain can be repaired—and brain function can be recovered—after a stroke in animals. The discovery could have important implications...
Just 1 night of bad sleep boosts amyloid beta in brain

Just 1 night of bad sleep boosts amyloid beta in brain

Poor sleep leads to increase in Alzheimer's proteins associated with cognitive decline. Disrupting just one night of sleep in healthy, middle-aged adults causes an increase...
How neural networks think

How neural networks think

General-purpose technique sheds light on inner workings of neural nets trained to process language. Artificial-intelligence research has been transformed by machine-learning systems called neural networks,...