Neuroscience

I Am A Lucid Dreamer

Do you know what a lucid dream is? It is the experience of being aware of your asleep state during a dream. Lucid dreaming occurs during the REM phase of sleep, and it is usually created when, while dreaming, one suddenly realizes his or her dreaming state ...

Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Feb 23 2016 - 10:49am

Big, Small Numbers Processed In Different Sides Of The Brain

Left and right brained makes a difference, even for those good at math. Large numbers are processed in the left side of the brain while small numbers are processed in the right side of the brain, according to a new paper.  The brain is divided into two hal ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 6 2016 - 9:30am

Response To Social Exclusion Different In Young Marijuana Users

A study finds that the brains of young adult marijuana users react differently to social exclusion than do those of non-users.  Activation of the insula, a region of the brain that is usually active during social rejection, was reduced in young marijuana ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 26 2016 - 8:01am

Boost Your Creativity Using Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation

Our brains work on inductance, that is why electricity can take us to a very weird place. But safe levels of electrical stimulation can enhance your capacity to think more creatively, according to a new paper in Cerebral Cortex. ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 14 2016 - 11:26am

Why We Get Tired When We Stay Up Too Late

Why does delaying bedtime create chronic sleepiness? We may be creeping a little closer to knowing, thanks to a paper on fruit flies in Cell.  Fruit flies have sleep remarkably similar to people and researchers say they found a group of brain cells in cha ...

Article - News Staff - May 20 2016 - 11:54am

MRI Shows Antisocial Behavior In The Brain

For many years, scientists have believed that there is a connection between severe antisocial behavior and abnormal brain development. But there has been very little research testing this idea. ...

Article - The Conversation - Jun 18 2016 - 7:30am

Neural Networks: Why Human Brains Are More Susceptible To Mental Illness Than Smaller Ones

In humans and other mammals, the cerebral cortex is responsible for sensory, motor, and cognitive functions. Understanding the organization of the neuronal networks in the cortex should provide insights into the computations that they carry out. A study s ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 22 2016 - 11:12am

Alzheimer’s – Infectious Or Infection?

Back in the good old days, most deaths were due to infectious diseases. Today, thanks to modern technology,life expectancy has increased and the pattern of deaths has changed.  According to the CDC, today’s top ten leading causes of death only include two ...

Article - David Clark - Aug 5 2016 - 5:09am

Acupuncture May Improve Impaired Memory- If Medicine Is Also Involved And You Don't Mind Bleeding And Fainting

A new review of acupuncture evidence published in Acupuncture in Medicine claims acupuncture may help to improve mild cognitive impairment, the memory loss that may precede the development of dementia- at least if medicine is also used. ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 5 2016 - 10:49am

Simulations Point To A Promising Compound That Could Reduce Parkinson’s Symptoms

A novel computational approach to design has created a new compound that in laboratory studies has reduced deficits and neurodegenerative symptoms that underlie Parkinson’s disease. In their study, the researchers describe how their compound, dubbed NPT100 ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 17 2016 - 12:49pm