Neuroscience

The memory part of the brain may also hold clues for anxiety and depression

The memory part of the brain may also hold clues for anxiety and depression

The hippocampus is an area of the brain commonly linked with memory and dementia. But new U of T Scarborough research finds that it may...

Autism: cause, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment

Autism is complicated. Its definition is complicated. Its cause is complicated. Its diagnosis is complicated. Its treatment is complicated. But two autism researchers will...
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 brains...
Can having high cholesterol reduce your chances of dementia

Can having high cholesterol reduce your chances of dementia?

People over the age of 85 with high levels of cholesterol have a reduced risk of marked cognitive decline, according to a new study. Does...

Holding hands can ease pain, sync brainwaves

Reach for the hand of a loved one in pain and not only will your breathing and heart rate synchronize with theirs, your brain...

What are memories made of? Study sheds light on key protein

Ask a nonscientist what memories are made of and you’ll likely conjure images of childhood birthday parties or wedding days. Charles Hoeffer thinks about...

Health in wine: Low levels of alcohol good for the brain

While a couple of glasses of red wine can help clear the mind after a busy day, new research shows that it may actually...

What happens in the brain during unconsciousness?

When patients undergo major surgery, they're often put under anesthesia to allow the brain to be in an unconscious state. But what's happening in the...
When your attention shifts, your brain 'blinks'

When your attention shifts, your brain ‘blinks’

'Mind's eye blink' proves 'paying attention' is not just a figure of speech When your attention shifts from one place to another, your brain blinks. The...
Our Brain Can Detect Disease in Others Before It Breaks Out

Our brain can detect disease in others before it breaks out

Throughout human evolution, infectious diseases have become a primary cause of death. The human immune system plays a major role to reduce the harm of...