Neuroscience

How smoking can change your brain genetically

How smoking can change your brain genetically

In a recent study, researchers find that chronic, frequent tobacco smokers have a decreased number of cannabinoid CB1 receptors, the "pot receptor", when compared...
How cannabis and its drugs harm the brain

How cannabis and its drugs harm the brain

A new study shows that the long-term use of either cannabis or cannabis-based drugs impairs memory. The study now published in the Journal of Neurochemistry...
Scientists discover the roots of pessimism

Scientists discover the roots of pessimism

Many patients with neuropsychiatric disorders such as anxiety or depression experience negative moods. The moods lead them to focus on the possible downside of a...
Bipolar disorder and schizophrenia may be caused by human brain evolution

Bipolar disorder and schizophrenia may be caused by human brain evolution

The same aspects of relatively recent evolutionary changes that make us prone to bad backs and impacted third molars may have generated long, noncoding...
These 6 things could cause neuropathy

These 6 things could cause neuropathy

Neuropathy is a disease of one or more peripheral nerves that causes numbness, pain and weakness. It is the second most common neurological condition after...
Brain training does not really improve your brain

Brain game does not really improve your brain

In a new study from University of Western Ontario, researchers debunk claims that getting better at a brain training game can translate to improved...
Leopard geckos can make new brain cells

Leopard geckos can make new brain cells

In a recent study, researchers from University of Guelph discover the type of stem cell allowing geckos to create new brain cells. The finding could...
How long time meditation change your brain

How long time meditation changes your brain

In a new study from University of Wisconsin–Madison, researchers examined brain activity in non-meditators, new meditators, and long-term meditators with thousands of hours of...
How cannabis and related drugs affect the brain

How cannabis and related drugs affect the brain

A new study from Lancaster and Lisbon Universities shows that long-term use of either cannabis or cannabis-based drugs impairs memory. The study has implications for...
Scientists develop new artificial synapse modelling after the human brain

Scientists develop new artificial synapse modelling after the human brain

Digital computation has rendered nearly all forms of analog computation obsolete since as far back as the 1950s. However, there is one major exception that...