Neuroscience

Obesity, other factors may speed up brain aging

The brains of middle-age adults may be aging prematurely if they have obesity or other factors linked to cardiovascular disease, new research has found. Almost...

Your brain on sugar: What the science actually says

We love sweet treats. But too much sugar in our diets can lead to weight gain and obesity, Type 2 diabetes and dental decay. We...

This earthquake-like brain-wave is essential for healthy sleep

In a new study, researchers found that cortical arousals and brief awakenings during sleep exhibit non-equilibrium dynamics and complex organization across time scales necessary...

This noise could improve your hearing

In a new study, researchers found that noise is not the same as noise—and even a quiet environment does not have the same effect...

The brain in action: Scientists capture dynamic brain in action

Scientists routinely capture images of the brain in action by focusing on single molecules, cells, or circuits. But visualizing how these tiny units interact to...

New brain discovery may improve earlier diagnosis of autism

In a new study, researchers have found differences in the brainwaves of autistic teenagers responsible for their visual perception. This could assist in earlier diagnosis...

Too much screen time may change children’s brain structure

In a new study, researchers found structural differences in the brains of preschool-age children related to screen-based media use. They found that children who have...

People with autism have a more symmetrical brain

In a new study, researchers found fewer differences between the right and left hemispheres in people with autism. They found differences in brain asymmetry between...

Are we ‘brainwashed’ during sleep?

In a new study, researchers suggest that tonight while you sleep, something amazing will happen within your brain. Your neurons will go quiet. A few...

Which came first: brain shrinking or alcohol drinking?

For years, researchers have observed that alcohol consumption is linked to reduced brain volume and concluded that drinking can literally shrink the brain. But new...

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Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

This walking exercise can make older people healthy and fit

In a recent study from Shinshu University in Japan, researchers found an effective way to increase overall fitness and decrease lifestyle-related disease (LSD) through...

This popular painkiller may harm your blood sugar

In a new study, researchers found popular pain drug opioid tramadol (marketed as ConZip and Ultram) may increase the risk of developing hypoglycemia, or...

Scientists discover a new cause of autism

In a new study, researchers have found a new genetic factor that leads the brain to grow fewer synapses at a critical time in...