#Neuroscience

Science & Technology | Science

Evidence Mounts for Alternate Origins of Alzheimer’s Disease Plaques - Neuroscience News

A new mouse study reveals a breakdown in the process that clears brain cells of waste products precedes the buildup of amyloid plaques associated with Alzheimer's disease.

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86% of People Can See This Optical Illusion. Are You One of Them?

A team of psychologists studied people's reactions to this optical illusion to find out how our bodies react to our minds being tricked.

Science & Technology | Science & Technology

Elon Musk claims his Neuralink brain chip could 'cure' tinnitus in 5 years. But don't hold your breath

The technology is progressing but it must pass a number of regulatory hurdles. We’re unlikely to see an affordable implant in the short term.

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Study Reveals Set of Brain Regions That Control Complex Sequences of Movement

The primary motor and primary somatosensory areas of the brain are involved in controlling immediate motor movements in real-time, while the premotor area appears to control planned, sequential movements as well as reacting to and adjusting the sequence w

Psychology | Psychology

Anyone Can Be Trained to Be Creative - Neuroscience News

A new method, based on narrative theory, helps spark creativity and innovation in people.

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

Scientists take key step toward unraveling the genetic roots of ALS

Teams led by scientists at Stanford and University College London made essentially the same discovery on ALS at the same time.

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New brain imaging technique suggests memories are stored in the connections between your neurons

All memory storage devices, from your brain to the RAM in your computer, store information by changing their physical qualities. Over 130 years ago, pioneering neuroscientist Santiago Ramón y Cajal first suggested that the brain stores information by rear

Psychology | Psychology

Differences in men and women's brains may reveal better ways to treat depression

Scientists uncovered biological mechanisms that can, in part, explain why men and women experience severe depression differently.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

How Brains Understand Language: Part 1 of 2. | by John Ball | Pat Inc | Oct, 2021 | Medium

Computers have revolutionized the world with continuous improvements since the 1950s, but they haven’t worked well on biologically-based problems like vision, animal-like movement control and…

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Struggling to Learn a New Language? Blame It on Your Stable Brain

A new study may answer why it is so difficult for us to learn a second language as we enter adulthood.

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Mental Handwriting Produces Brain Activity Turned Into Text - Neuroscience News

A new brain-computer interface could help thousands of people with neurodegenerative disorders and spinal cord injuries the ability to regain communication skills. The BCI, in combination with a machine learning algorithm, can generate words on a screen,

Health & Fitness | Health

Drug Reverses Age-Related Cognitive Decline Within Days - Neuroscience News

Short-term exposure to an experimental drug reverses age-related memory decline and cognitive deficits in mice. The drug, ISRIB, has previously shown beneficial effects in treating memory loss associated with TBI and other neurological disorders.

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Your Brain Doesn't Work the Way You Think It Does

A conversation with neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett on the counterintuitive ways your mind processes reality—and why understanding that might help you feel a little less anxious.

Psychology | Psychology

Colors Evoke Similar Feelings Around the World - Neuroscience News

Color emotion may be a universal phenomenon, a new study reveals. People from different parts of the world often associate the same color with the same emotions.

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Forgetting uses more brain power than remembering -- ScienceDaily

Choosing to forget something might take more mental effort than trying to remember it, researchers discovered through neuroimaging.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

The Neuroscience of Singing

Singing has been proven to reduce stress and anxiety and strengthen human connection. Science can now tell us why.

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The neuroscience of religious and spiritual experience

Have you ever wondered what happens in the brain when you believe in God? We take a look at neuroscientific studies that may explain spiritual experience.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

Brain Changes Linked to Sleep Need - Sleep Review

We've all experienced going to bed tired and waking up refreshed, yet how that happens at the molecular level remains a mystery.

Psychology | Psychology

This new brain study shows why some people are more creative than others

Creativity is often defined as the ability to come up with new and useful ideas. Like intelligence, it can be considered a trait that everyone – not just creative "geniuses" like Picasso and Steve Jobs – possesses in some capacity.

Psychology | Hypnosis Information

Has Hypnosis Finally Been Vindicated by Neuroscience?

It may be all in your mind, but brain scans suggest the effects are real.

Psychology | Psychology & Psychological Research

Why are dreams such potent vehicles for the supernatural?

The world’s great religions and spiritual journeys emerged from dreams and visions. Neurochemistry tells us how

Advice & Self-Help | Addiction & Recovery

Can You Get Over an Addiction?

Neuroscience is giving us new insights into people who abuse drugs and alcohol and new hope for their treatment.

Psychology | Health & Wellbeing

Is Your Medicine Right for Your Metabolism? - WSJ

A drug that brings relief for some patients might cause harmful side effects in others. More genetic tests aim to help predict how people might respond to many common medications.

Health & Fitness | News Items

Researchers Identify Virus and Two Types of Bacteria as Major Causes of Alzheimer’s

A worldwide team of senior scientists and clinicians have come together to produce an editorial which indicates that certain microbes - a specific virus and two specific types of bacteria - are major

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How to Sharpen Your Sixth Sense

By learning when intuitions are likely to be wrong you can make them right.

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Novel support for brain science theory with deep Brown roots

After University of Chicago neuroscientists analyzed data from David Sheinberg at Brown, they produced a new paper in Nature Neuroscience that offers novel support for a theory proposed at Brown in 1982

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Do People Only Use 10% of Their Brains?

In a 2013 poll, 65% of Americans thought this statement was true. It isn't. Where'd that number come from?