Neuroscience

Protein in urine linked to increased risk of memory problems, dementia

Protein in urine linked to increased risk of memory problems, dementia

People who have protein in their urine, which is a sign of kidney problems, may also be more likely to later develop problems with...
People can control a robotic arm with only their minds

People can control a robotic arm with only their minds, UMN research shows

Researchers at the University of Minnesota have made a major breakthrough that allows people to control a robotic arm using only their minds. The...
Runners' brains have greater functional connectivity

Runners’ brains have greater functional connectivity

If you're thinking about taking up running as your New Year's resolution and still need some convincing, consider this: MRI scans reveal that endurance...
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Taking back control of an autonomous car affects human steering behavior

There you are, cruising down the freeway, listening to some tunes and enjoying the view as your autonomous car zips and swerves through traffic. Then...
Portions of the brain fall asleep and wake back up all the time

Portions of the brain fall asleep and wake back up all the time, Stanford...

When we are in a deep slumber our brain's activity ebbs and flows in big, obvious waves, like watching a tide of human bodies...
Peace Of Mind

People with anxiety fundamentally perceive the world differently

People with anxiety fundamentally perceive the world differently, according to a study reported in Current Biology. They aren't simply making the choice to "play...
Patient information and wave classification totals

‘Princess Leia’ brainwaves help the sleeping brain store memories

Every night while you sleep, electrical waves of brain activity circle around each side of your brain, tracing a pattern that, might look like...
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Aerobic exercise can preserve brain volume and improves cognitive function

Using a new MRI technique, researchers found that adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) had an increase in brain volume in areas after exercising...
Brain responses to watching motor actions

Sometimes just watching hurts, and the signs of pain are seen in the brain

Some people claim to experience pain just watching something painful to happen. This is true especially of people suffering from complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS),...
Why we look at pretty faces

Why we look at pretty faces

Few visual impressions can be compared to humans' interest for faces. New research suggests that our brain rewards us for looking at pretty faces. A...