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You pick up your cell phone and dial the new number of a friend.
Using MRI scans, researchers have discovered how sleep deprivation can impact the parts of the brain where food-related choices are made, potentially explaining how obesity is linked to a lack of slumber.
Researchers studying stroke patients have found a strong association between impairments in a network of the brain involved in emotional regulation and the severity of post-stroke depression.
Scientists have shown that the brains of people with depression respond differently to feelings of guilt – even after their symptoms have subsided.
UI team develops new way to look at brain function
Chewing fresh gum, thinking happy thoughts, taking deep breaths—they’re all ways we try and mentally distract ourselves from pain. New research shows there may be some truth behind these kooky pain-relieving tactics.
Mental distractions make pain easier to take, and those pain-relieving effects aren't just in your head.
Disorders of consciousness such as coma or a vegetative state caused by severe brain injury are poorly understood and their diagnosis has relied mainly on patient responses and measures of brain activity.
Brain networks may avoid traffic jams at their busiest intersections by communicating on different frequencies, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, the University Medical Center at Hamburg-Eppendorf and the University of Tübingen have learned.
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