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2015-03-28 11:48:52

We all know that classical music is good for your brain, but this new study delves a little deeper by targeting the molecular mechanisms responsible for these benefits.

autistic brains
2015-03-23 10:14:54

Through the development of a new data analytics tool, medical researchers at the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom have opened the door to understanding the physical differences in the brain associated with autism, ADHD and a number of other cognitive conditions.

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2015-03-12 10:28:21

In the trippiest study this year, scientists attempt to figure out how our brains make us self aware.

visual cortex
2015-03-03 11:13:59

Scientists had long believed that the processing in our visual system is mostly done in the visual cortex at the back of the brain. However, a new study from a Vanderbilt University and Boston University has found that some significant processing actually occurs along the way – in the thalamus.

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2015-03-01 12:25:23

Should brain imaging information be accessible to police officers, lawyers, or other investigators during a criminal investigation, and if so, will the brain be protected under the US Constitution?

Harry Potter
2014-12-02 04:00:12

Some people say that reading "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" taught them the importance of friends, or that easy decisions are seldom right. Carnegie Mellon University scientists used a chapter of that book to learn a different lesson: identifying what different regions of the brain are doing when people read.

political disgust
2014-10-31 11:06:17

The way a person's brain responds to a single disgusting image is enough to reliably predict whether he or she identifies politically as liberal or conservative.

Brain networks
2014-10-20 05:23:27

The discovery of hidden signs of consciousness in vegetative-state patients could help doctors determine if people are aware even if they appear to be unresponsive, according to research published in the journal PLOS Computational Biology.

human-pet relationship
2014-10-07 03:45:28

It has become common for people who have pets to refer to themselves as “pet parents,” but how closely does the relationship between people and their non-human companions mirror the parent-child relationship?

digital white matter
2014-09-26 03:00:46

Simultaneously using mobile phones, laptops and other media devices could be changing the structure of our brains, according to new University of Sussex research.


Word of the Day
gammon
  • To play, gamble.
  • To impose upon; delude; trick; humbug; also, to joke; chaff.
  • A deceitful game or trick; trickery; humbug; nonsense.
The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.
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