Monday, August 15, 2022

Neuroscience

brain

Congenitally blind people use visual cortex in the brain to do math thinking

Congenitally blind people are born unable to see or with severe visual impairment. This means they have little visual experience and seldom use their...
No pain no gain

No pain no gain: How to use sensory stimuli to reduce fatigue during exercise

Can you recall a time when you were exercising and had to stop? Most people stop exercising because of unpleasant sensations such as muscle...
nanoscale robots

Mind-controlled nanoscale robots can deliver drugs in the brain

Controlled drug delivery systems aim to improve the spatial (where) and temporal resolution (when) of therapeutic molecules. However, the temporal resolution is very challenging...
Inducing change in the young brain

Inducing change in the young brain: Does time matter?

The concept that children have greater capacity to learn and adapt to their environment compared to adults is based on observations that children have...
autism

Analyzing autistic brain with graph theory

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder that impairs social interaction and verbal as well as non-verbal communication. It can also lead to restricted and repetitive...
Chocolates

Brain activity can predict chocolate sales

Neuroimaging technology deepens our understanding of the world. In a recent fMRI study, German researchers predict consumer behavior in a supermarket based on brain...
brain

Finding music in the brain: a stimulation study of an opera singer during awake...

Music is one of the most fascinating functions of the brain. Singing, as a particular aspect of music, is even more complex. When we sing...
Do you need to worry about yourself if your sibling has autism

Do you need to worry about yourself if your sibling has autism?

I used to work with a diligent student in a research project. He impressed me a lot not only because he was intelligent and responsible...
Surprise

Tell me something I don’t know

Do you like surprises? If you don’t, it might be because our brain works very hard to avoid being surprised. The brain always tries to predict...
So hard to disagree

Why is it so hard to disagree?

We often find it hard to disagree with others, even though making autonomous choices is a basic human right. When we disagree with a loved...