Neuroscience

A new pain killer that could manage pain easily

A new pain killer that could manage pain easily

In a recent study, a team of scientists from The University of Texas at Austin have discovered a powerful pain reliever that acts on...
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Where the brain processes spiritual experiences

Yale scientists have identified a possible neurobiological home for the spiritual experience — the sense of connection to something greater than oneself. Activity in the...
In autism, too many brain connections may be the root

In autism, too many brain connections may be the root

A defective gene linked to autism influences how neurons connect and communicate with each other in the brain, according to a study from Washington...

Social ties could preserve memory, slow brain aging

A strong social network could be the key to preserving memory. New research from The Ohio State University found that mice housed in groups had...
Self-tuning brain implant could help treat Parkinson’s disease

Self-tuning brain implant could help treat Parkinson’s disease

Deep brain stimulation has been used to treat Parkinson’s disease symptoms for 25 years, but limitations have led researchers to look for ways to...
Exercise can help treat addiction by changing the brain

Exercise can help treat addiction by changing the brain

New research by the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions has identified a key mechanism in how aerobic exercise can help impact the...
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...
Learning physics can activate new parts of the brain

Learning physics can activate new parts of the brain

Parts of the brain not traditionally associated with learning science become active when people are confronted with solving physics problems, a new study shows. The...
How family history of alcoholism changes your brain

How family history of alcoholism changes your brain

People with a family history of alcohol use disorder (AUD) release more dopamine in the brain's main reward center in response to the expectation...
Leg exercise is critical to your brain and nervous system health

Leg exercise is critical to your brain and nervous system health

Groundbreaking research shows that neurological health depends as much on signals sent by the body's large, leg muscles to the brain as it does...