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Scientists find the brain circuits that may help you keep your cool

Scientists find the brain circuits that may help you keep your cool

The big day has come: You are taking your road test to get your driver's license. As you start your mom's car with a stern-faced...

Teen brain volume changes with even small amount of cannabis use

At a time when several states are moving to legalize recreational use of marijuana, new research shows that concerns about the drug's impact on...

Skull scans reveal how world’s first dogs caught prey

Analysis of the skulls of lions, wolves and hyenas has helped scientists uncover how prehistoric dogs hunted 40 million years ago. A study has revealed...

Too much body fat around middle could mean brain shrinkage

Carrying extra body fat, especially around the middle, may be linked to brain shrinkage, according to a new study. For the study, researchers determined obesity...

The most important hair on your head is on the inside, shows study

Tiny hairs inside your brain called cilia play a key role in the brain Cells along the brain's cavities are equipped with tiny hair-like protrusions...

New way to control neurons with wireless and battery-free implant

New study reveals a more sophisticated method for delivering light to control neurons in the brain -- which could ultimately mean turning off pain...

Wireless ‘pacemaker for the brain’ could be new standard treatment for neurological disorders

A new neurostimulator developed by engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, can listen to and stimulate electric current in the brain at the...

Your brain rewards you twice per meal

We know a good meal can stimulate the release of the feel-good hormone dopamine. Now a study in humans from the Max Planck Institute for...

This new technique helps make brain surgery safer

A biopsy needle that can help surgeons identify and avoid blood vessels in the brain during surgery has undergone initial tests in humans. A team...

Scientists discover new brain signs of early Alzheimer’s disease

In a new study, researchers have discovered new changes occurring in the human brain in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. The researchers drawing on...