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Health & Fitness | Sleep

Sleep Deprivation Messes With The Brain's Emotional Response

Lack of sleep throws the brain regions associated with emotion off balance, finds a new study.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

New: how sleep helps the brain to reorganize itself

A study has given new insights into how sleep contributes to brain plasticity -- the ability for our brain to change and reorganise itself -- and could pave the way for new ways to help people with learning and memory disorders.

Science & Technology | Science

Scientists Have Reversed Brain Damage in a 2-Year-Old Girl Who Drowned in a Swimming Pool

Researchers in the US have reported what they believe is a first-of-its-kind reversal of brain damage, after treating a drowned and resuscitated toddler with a combination of oxygen therapies.

News | Health & Wellbeing

Food for Concentration: 11 Foods That Boost Memory & Help You Focus

Can brain foods really help you concentrate, or boost memory? Increase your chances of maintaining a healthy brain by adding these

Health & Fitness | Sleep

5 Ways To Combat Sleep Deprivation

A good night’s sleep boosts brain power, helps build muscle, burns excess fat, and sets you up for the day ahead. It is, quite simply, one of the most im...

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

The human brain sees the world as an 11-dimensional multiverse

New research suggests that the human brain is almost beyond comprehension because it doesn’t process the world in two dimensions or even three. No, the human...

Health & Fitness | Sleep

A Brief Guide on How to Sleep Better Every Night

Want to learn how to sleep better? Look no further. This guide walks you through everything you need to know to learn how to sleep better every night.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

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

New research finds that small regions of the brain cycle in and out of sleep, even when awake.

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It’s Not Just You — Allergy Brain Is Real

Scientists aren’t entirely sure why allergies make you fuzzy-headed, but they have a theory.

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Treating #Depression by Training Your #Amygdala

A recent study indicates that increasing activity in the amygdala during positive memory retrieval can have a strong antidepressant effect in depressed individuals.

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Why Your Brain Has 2 Halves

Scientists have long known that the two halves of human brains perform different functions. Now, researchers look at why this is beneficial.

Health & Fitness | Sleep

Scientists Can Now Tell If Someone Is Dreaming from Their Brain Waves

People who are in a deep slumber may not be able to say whether they're dreaming, but their brain waves may reveal it.

Health & Fitness | News Items

Biggest Study Yet on the Differences Between Male and Female Brains

It’s becoming clearer and clearer that there are many robust differences between male and female brains — and also lots of overlap.

Psychology | Psychology & Psychological Research

Super SEALs: Elite Units Pursue Brain-Stimulating Technologies

Naval Special Warfare units have been testing and evaluating the use of performance-enhancing neuro-stimulation technology.

Psychology | Parenting and Kids

Why Kids Shouldn’t Sit Still in Class

Movement stimulates the brain and may help students become better learners.

Advice & Self-Help | Meditation and Other Practices

Meditation Literally Changes Your Brain: 5 Tips to do it Properly

I’ll be honest – I’ve tried meditation on and off for the last two years, but I always found it too difficult. I never stuck…

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The Case Against Reality

A professor of cognitive science argues that the world is nothing like the one we experience through our senses.

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The Science Backed Ways Music Affects Your Brain and #Productivity

There you sit again: browser open in front of you, the hum of your office in the background, your to-do list sprawled out on your notepad. You try working offline. You try the pomodoro method. You…

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Why We Need a Better Way to Treat Chronic Pain

The current method — the pain-intensity scale — may have contributed to the opioid addiction epidemic, argue some pain-perception experts.

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Happy Chemicals: 11 Natural Ways Tap Into #Dopamine, #Serotonin, #Endorphins, #Oxytocin

Did you know that we have certain “happiness chemicals” that are responsible for our good moods? Specifically, the main happy chemicals are serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin,…

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Dietary Flavanols Reverse Age-Related #Memory Decline

Dietary cocoa flavanols reversed age-related memory decline in healthy older adults, according to a study led by Columbia scientists.

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Five Secrets to a Stress-Proof Brain

You may want to get rid of stress, but you can’t! But you can learn to accept your stress and transform the way you think about it so you can benefit from its positive aspects.

Advice & Self-Help | Advice & Self-Help

How to Change Your Personality -- Science of Us

A big new study promises you are (probably) not stuck with yourself.

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Want Synesthesia? Try Learning a New Language

People who became bilingual later in life are more likely to experience the mysterious blurring of the senses.

News | Health & Wellbeing

Doctors Perform Groundbreaking Surgery for Stroke

Doctors at the Cleveland Clinic have performed the first deep brain stimulation (DBS) for stroke procedure to help people regain motor function.

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It’s Actually Pretty Weird That We Think in Words

“When you talk to yourself, you step out of yourself for a moment and get some perspective on what you are doing.”

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How Your Brain Controls the Speed of Time

Why does reality seem to slow down in moments of extreme peril? Can the mind really bend time? Here’s the neuroscience behind the phenomenon.

News | Health & Wellbeing

Running May Enhance Brain Connections

While the cardiovascular benefits of running are widely acknowledged, new research discovers it may also improve brain connections. University of Arizona

Health & Fitness | Sleep

Even When You're Awake, Parts Of Your Brain Fall In And Out Of Sleep

Tiny clusters of neurons continually cycle in and out of "offline" mode, new research finds.

News | Health & Wellbeing

How To Naturally Boost The Brain Chemicals Sapped By Depression

Critical neurotransmitters were boosted in the study, possibly helping to restore mental health.

Psychology | Psychology & Psychological Research

Religious Experience Has Fascinating Effect On The Brain

Brains scans during religious experience reveal the effects of intense divine feelings.

Psychology | Psychology & Psychological Research

Tests raise hopes for radical new therapy for phobias and PTSD

Researchers able to reduce anxieties without asking people to think about them consciously, making it more appealing than current therapies

News | Health & Wellbeing

Brain Circuit Regulating Sleep Cycle Found

Electrical systems can be extremely complex. With various switches, relays, capacitors, and circuits it only takes one tiny thing to go wrong to bring the

Psychology | Psychology & Psychological Research

Daydreaming is NOT Just A Waste Of Time, Studies Finds

People tend to think of daydreaming and letting the mind wander as a waste of time.

Health & Fitness | Health News

Increase Attention With Oldest Technique of All (Forget Brain Training)

While 'brain training' games have become popular, there is a better way to increase attention, new research suggests.

Pets & Animals | Pets & Animals

Your dog really does know what you’re saying, and a brain scan shows how

Dogs understand both the meaning of words and the tone used to speak them, a new study finds.

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A Daily Chore That Increases Mental Stimulation & Decrease Anxiety

Tweet Share 0 Pocket Pinterest 0 LinkedIn 0 Email When done properly, the chore decreased nervousness by 27% and increased mental inspiration by 25%. Mindful dishwashing can decrease stress and calm the mind, a new study finds. People in the

Politics | Politics

Microcephaly discoveries made in non-Zika cases help explain abnormal brain growth

Long before Zika virus made it a household word, the birth defect called microcephaly puzzled scientists and doctors -- even as it changed the lives of the babies born with it during the pre-Zika era. But new discoveries may help explain what happens in t

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#Dopamine Returns to Normal 3 Months After Quitting Smoking

Three months after quitting smoking, levels of dopamine in the brain return to normal, according to a new study published in the journal Biological Psychiatry. The findings suggest that dopamine deficits found in smokers are due to the smoking itself and

Health & Fitness | Health News

Brain training may forestall dementia onset for years, new study says

If you’re intent on keeping dementia at bay, new research suggests you’ll need more than crossword puzzles, aerobic exercise and an active social life. In a study released Sunday, researchers found that older adults who did exercises to shore up the s

Health & Fitness | Health & Fitness

Yoga May Be Good for the Brain

A weekly routine of yoga and meditation may help to stave off aging-related mental decline, according to a study of older adults with memory problems.

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#VagusNerve Stimulation Dramatically Reduces #Inflammation

There is growing evidence that stimulating the vagus nerve can improve well-being in many ways—including the reduction of chronic inflammation.

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Migraines Linked To Lack Of Specific Vitamins

Many young adults, teens and children with migraines are deficient in these three nutrients, study finds.

Health & Fitness | Health News

Smarter, Stronger, Better Than Yesterday - The Beliefs That Will Make the Difference (And science has proven it.)

One of the most remarkable and oh-so-good-to-be-human findings in the last decade or so is that we can change our brain. Mindset - what we believe - is key.

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9 Scientifically Proven Ways to Get the Most Out of Study Time

For anyone in the thick of study, or about to be, science has been working hard and has found ways to help you get the most out of your study time, all backed by hefty research. Here’s how to study smarter, supercharge your learning and store the in

Psychology | Relationships

The Family Relationship That Could Be Most Responsible For Your Emotional Life

The ‘corticolimbic system’ plays an important role in mood disorders, such as depression.

News | Health & Wellbeing

10 Proven Ways To Grow Your Brain: Neurogenesis And Neuroplasticity

Scientists once thought the brain stopped developing after the first few years of life. But new 

Health & Fitness | News Items

One scientist may have solved a mystery behind brain disorders like Alzheimer’s and schizophrenia

Microglia might hold the key to what causes Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s, autism, schizophrenia, and other brain disorders.

Psychology | Hypnosis Information

The Truth About Hypnosis: 10 Myths & Misconceptions

For many years, I have taught seminars for both health care professionals and for the public

Health & Fitness | Health News

If We Could Put King Solomon in an MRI Machine, Could We See the Wisdom in his Brain?

At the 2010 Cannes Film Festival premiere of You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger, director Woody Allen was asked about aging. He replied…

News | Health & Wellbeing

7 Ways To Train Your Brain To Be Happy

This article first appeared on QuietRev.com
Neil Pasricha is on a crusade, and his goal is to help people get happy. He has firsthand experience wi...

Health & Fitness | Health News

The Human Brain as a Word Cloud, on a Shared Drive

In research reported Wednesday in Nature, neuroscientists at the University of California at Berkeley created a comprehensive atlas of neural patterns sparked by spoken language.

Health & Fitness | Health News

Alzheimer's could be helped with meditation

Researchers at Jena University Hospital in Germany found chemicals behind the feel-good feeling produced by meditation may also provide a boost.

Health & Fitness | Health News

Cold and flu tablets can SHRINK the brain and slow down thinking

Indiana University School of Medicine researchers found the drugs block the chemical acetylcholine, which is involved in the transmission of electrical impulses between nerve cells.

Health & Fitness | Health News

One Way to Grow A Happy Brain

Can you grow your own happiness? According to recent research, you sure can with just one simple practice. Find out what it is and how to get started today!

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Metaphors That Make Us Feel Clean and Dirty, Literally

Liars who want mouthwash? Research shows that our brains can’t always separate what’s reality and what’s metaphor, says Robert M. Sapolsky.

Health & Fitness | Health News

BBC - Future - The enormous power of the unconscious brain

A lot of the things we do in everyday life don’t need to involve our conscious mind. In many cases, the more we use it, the less effective we become.

Health & Fitness | Health News

Snake Venom Could Hold Key To Alzheimer's Breakthrough - PsyBlog

The snake venom originally came from a pit viper, which is found in South and Central America.

Health & Fitness | Health News

Study reveals new link between brain and fat-burning circuit

A new study in animal models, led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), is the first to show that oxygen sensing in the brain has a role ...

Health & Fitness | Health News

Salk Institute say the human brain can store 10 TIMES the memories previously thought

A team at the Salk Institute in California, discovered that, on average, one synapse can hold about 4.7 bits of information. This means that the human brain has a capacity of one petabyte.

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

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

Health & Fitness | Health News

Migraines triggered by protein deep in the brain | New Scientist

A peptide that over-excites neurons controlling facial feeling is to blame for migraines – so drugs that constrict blood vessels won't work

Health & Fitness | Health News

Brain Most Sensitive to New Memories and Stress At This Stage of Life

In this phase of life the brain is especially sensitive to new memories, social stress. The brain may be particularly sensitive to new memories and social stress in adolescence, a new study has found. All brains have the ability to

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

Researchers erase memories in mice with a beam of light

(Medical Xpress)—A team of researchers with member affiliations to several institutions in the U.S. and Japan has developed a new device that allowed them to alter the spines on a neural dendrite in a mouse brain that was first modified naturally by an

Health & Fitness | Health News

The Sleeping Position That's Best for Brain Health?

While you're sleeping, your brain restores, recharges and cleanses itself of brain toxins. Research has found the best sleeping position for this.

News | In the News

Missing link found between brain, immune system; major disease implications

In a stunning discovery that overturns decades of textbook teaching, researchers have determined that the brain is directly connected to the immune system by vessels previously thought not to exist. The discovery could have profound implications for disea

News | Interesting Stories

The Difference Between Being Really Smart ... And Being A Genius

Most people tend to think of high IQ and genius as virtually the same, but they’re far from it.

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The New IP - IPv4 vs. IPv6 in the New IP

We're effectively out of free IPv4 addresses. Four billion addresses seemed like enough when there were only a handful of computers on the network. Now that we expect to connect all 7.2 billion humans, we simply must move to IPv6 and its 340 trillion avai

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Scientist transmits message into mind of colleague 5,000 miles away using brain waves

Researchers led by the University of Barcelona used EEG headsets (pictured) to record electrical activity in the brain, and convert the words ‘hola’ and ‘ciao’ into binary.