Neuroscience

Lunatic Fringe gene plays key role in the renewable brain

Lunatic Fringe gene plays key role in the renewable brain

The discovery that the brain can generate new cells - about 700 new neurons each day - has triggered investigations to uncover how this...
New brain study finds key links to symptoms of depression

New brain study finds key links to symptoms of depression

University of California San Diego scientists have linked specific wiring in the brain to distinct behavioral symptoms of depression. In a study published in the...
The brain shows dementia-related changes even before problems are noticeable

The brain shows dementia-related changes even before problems are noticeable

Researchers at the University of Toronto and Baycrest Rotman Research Institute (RRI) have discovered a potential brain imaging predictor for dementia. The predictor illustrates that...
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...
Can games actually boost your brain

Can games actually boost your brain? Not really

Sites like Lumosity not only have no effect on decision-making, but also have no effect on cognitive function beyond practice effects on the games themselves, research...
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...
5 foods that boost your brainpower

5 foods that can boost your brainpower

Just as there is no magic pill to prevent cognitive decline, no single food can ensure a sharp brain as you age. Nutritionists emphasize that...
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...
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...

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