Neuroscience

Three Brain Chemicals Affect How We Handle Uncertainty

Three brain chemicals affect how we deal with uncertainty

New research has revealed how three important brain signaling chemicals affect the way that we handle uncertainty. It turns out that noradrenaline regulates our estimates...
red apple

Red is good — the brain uses color to help us choose what to...

Red means "Green light, go for it!" Green means: "hmm, better not!" Like an upside down traffic light in our brain, color helps us decide whether...
Falling in love

Falling in love only takes about 1/5 second, study says

A new meta-analysis study conducted by Syracuse University Professor Stephanie Ortigue reveals falling in love can elicit not only the same euphoric feeling as...
learn thinking skills

Older people can learn thinking skills better than younger people, says study

Older adolescents and adults can learn certain thinking skills including non-verbal reasoning more effectively than younger people, finds new UCL (University College London) research. The...
Brain scan is more effective in spotting lies than polygraph test

Brain scan is more effective in spotting lies than polygraph test

When it comes to lying, our brains are much more likely to give us away than sweaty palms or spikes in heart rate, new...
brain can reveal drinking status

The brain can reveal drinking status even after death

Scientists who use postmortem brain tissue to study alcohol’s effects on brain structure and function will find this research interesting. Phosphatidylethanol (PEth) is an alcohol...
Scientists successfully tune the brain to alleviate pain

Scientists successfully tune the brain to alleviate pain

In a recent study, scientists at The University of Manchester have shown for the first time that if the brain is 'tuned-in' to a...
Retinitis Pigmentosa blindness

The adult brain can learn to see again after blindness

More than 40 million people worldwide are blind, and many of them reach this condition after many years of low eyesight. The development of artificial...
Catch me if you can

Telling lies can make the brain insensitive to dishonesty

Everyone tell small lies in daily life. Although these lies seem to be insignificant, they can gradually make the brain insensitive to dishonesty, meaning...
sense of touch

Brain stimulation can help paralyzed patients recover their sense of touch

Sense of touch is essential for hand use, but people with spinal cord injury can lose this basic function. Now researchers from University of Pittsburgh...