- Aromatherapy Against Pests: Essential Oils Work To Protect Broccoli, If The Oil Is Garlic
Aromatherapy, essential oils, and such, have no medical benefit in humans, but they do work against some pests, if you don't want to use something better. The process is simple enough for simpler creatures; insects are attracted to some smells and rep ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 23 2019 - 2:32pm
- If The Keto Diet Cures Your Migraines, You Don't Have Migraines
A recent paper claims the ketogenic diet (basically the Atkins diet, except you can't sell new diet books using old names) will help with migraines. Other more dangerous claims are that it will help with schizophrenia and epilepsy. The reality is that ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Aug 19 2019 - 5:32pm
- Altruism And The Pathways To Imagination
If you never care about Haiti until a hurricane hits, are you really altruistic or did you instead imagine how others will perceive your actions? Can altruism even exist or does it all come down to social exchange? When people see someone in distress, neur ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 29 2019 - 3:11pm
- Plant-Based Diets Risk Worsening Brain Health
Claims that meat production are causing undue stress on the environment are highly exaggerated, as are the benefits of plant-based diets. Instead of being ground in evidence, the plant-based and vegan diet fads could worsen an already low intake of an esse ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 30 2019 - 12:47am
- At Puberty, Brain Networks Related To Mood Problems Develop Differently In Males And Females
During puberty, male and female brains clearly become more distinct, with boys showing an increase in connectivity in certain brain areas previously identified as conferring risk for mood problems in adolescents, and girls showing a decrease in connectivit ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 9 2019 - 4:01pm
- Turmeric Linked To Cognitive Defects Because Of Adulterated Lead
Though the $35 billion supplement industry claims to be superior to vaccines and other medicine, the unknown constituents of shady health products could be causing cognitive defects, finds a new study. Turmeric, a commonly used spice sometimes even injecte ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 24 2019 - 12:35pm
- How Acting Changes The Brain
At our English boarding school in the 1990s, my friends and I would spend hours immersed in roleplaying games. Our favourite was Vampire: The Masquerade, and I can well remember experiencing a kind of psychological hangover after spending an afternoon in ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 22 2019 - 1:38pm
- Brain Organoids: How Soon Before Lab Grown Mini Brains Achieve Consciousness?
The cutting-edge method of growing clusters of cells that organize themselves into mini versions of human brains in the lab is gathering more and more attention. These “brain organoids”, made from stem cells, offer unparalleled insights into the human bra ...
Article - The Conversation - Oct 26 2019 - 5:00am
- Scared Out Of Your Mind: Halloween, Fear And The Brain
Children and adults alike are digging out those spooky costumes ready for a celebration. We’ve reached that time of year again: Halloween. October 31 is dedicated to remembering the dead. We’ve all experienced fear, but Halloween is the particular time of ...
Article - The Conversation - Oct 31 2019 - 9:02am
- Mouse Study Claims Mediterranean Diet Causes Endogenous Cannabinoid Changes Which They Link To ADHD In Human Offspring
An exploratory study in cell cultures and mice finds that in their rodents high-fat diets throughout pregnancy (rich in polyunsaturated omega-6 fatty acids) impacted fetal brain development. Don’t be alarmed, mice are not little people so a mouse study ca ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Nov 18 2019 - 1:01pm