Neuroscience

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...

People with anxiety or OCD may have unique brain cells

In a new study, researchers found a new lineage of brain cells called Hoxb8-lineage microglia and established a link between the brain cells and...

This simple trick may increase your exercise motivation

In a new study, researchers found reducing mealtimes may help increase levels of the hormone, ghrelin, which may also increase motivation to exercise. The novel...

Scientists find a cause of hearing troubles in older people

In a new study, researchers found older people’s hearing problems may be because their brains work with less information. They found that the neural response...

High-fat, high-carb diets could harm your brain super fast

In a new study, researchers found diets high in fats and carbs could harm people’s brain health. They found that high-fat diets contribute to irregularities...

Common diabetes drug may help brain repair, but only in females

In a new study, researchers found drug metformin commonly used in diabetes treatment may help brain repair, but it only works in females. They found...

How do we get so many different types of neurons in our brain

Scientists have discovered another layer of complexity in gene expression, which could help explain how we're able to have so many billions of neurons...

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Harvard scientists confirm an important cause of grey hair

When Marie Antoinette was captured during the French Revolution, her hair reportedly turned white overnight. In more recent history, John McCain experienced severe injuries as...

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...

This study finds a new cause of autism

Autism affects 1 in 59 children and is 4 times more common in boys than in girls, and it is a developmental disorder. People with...
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...