Neuroscience

Too much stress could harm your memory and brain size, Harvard study shows

Middle-aged people with high levels of a hormone called cortisol in their blood have impaired memory when compared to those with average levels of...

Brain training could reduce symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorder

A 'brain training' app developed at the University of Cambridge could help people who suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) manage their symptoms, which...

Would you zap your brain to improve your memory?

Using a few wires and sponges, in ordinary homes around the world, people are trying to hack their own minds. A 2002 study found a...

How diets high in sugar and saturated fat could be harming your brain

A lot of research has been conducted to establish the risks that a high energy diet – high in saturated fat and sugar –...

Self-control region of your brain plays a big role in weight loss success

New research suggests that higher-level brain functions have a major role in losing weight. In a study among 24 participants at a weight-loss clinic, researchers...

Deep brain stimulation should slow down Parkinson’s disease

New findings show that Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) in early stage Parkinson’s Disease may slow tremor progress. The study was presented at the Congress of...

How many faces do people actually know? A staggering 5,000 on average

For the first time, scientists have been able to put a figure on how many faces people actually know- a staggering 5,000 on average. The...
Movement-enhancing exoskeletons may impair decision making

Movement-enhancing exoskeletons may impair decision making

As engineers make strides in the design of wearable, electronically active, and responsive leg braces, arm supports, and full-body suits, collectively known as exoskeletons,...
Scientists create new map of brain region linked to Alzheimer's disease

Scientists create new map of brain region linked to Alzheimer’s disease

USC scientists have created the most detailed atlas yet of the hippocampus, the brain’s memory bank. Using fluorescent tracers and 3D animation, the scientists show...

Our ‘gut sense’ is hardwired, Duke study shows

If you've ever felt nauseous before an important presentation, or foggy after a big meal, then you know the power of the gut-brain connection. Scientists...