Neuroscience

Appetite Map Of How Brain Functions Shape Cravings

Why do most people eat dessert after dinner but not before? Culture, or the brain?  The prevailing belief is that the body often needs protein so only after that is obtained are carbohydrates 'craved', to add to the body’s fat stores. Yet it is n ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 7 2022 - 9:34am

Babies Learn Language Just After Being Born

We often think of babies as blank canvases with little ability to learn during the first few weeks of life. But babies actually start processing language and speech incredibly early. Even while in the womb, they learn to discern voices, along with some sp ...

Article - The Conversation - Jul 18 2022 - 12:08pm

AI Algorithm Detects Brain Abnormalities- And May Help On The Road To Curing Epilepsy

The Multicentre Epilepsy Lesion Detection project (MELD) used over 1,000 patient MRI scans from 22 global epilepsy centers to develop an algorithm which provides reports of where abnormalities are in cases of drug-resistant focal cortical dysplasia (FCD) – ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 12 2022 - 8:00am

Are Women Really Better At Words? The Science Answer

It's become postmodernism to state that there isn't much difference between women and men but that is by people who conflate gender with biology. Scientifically, there are vast differences, to such an extent that there is worry about clinical tri ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 14 2022 - 9:54am

Like Junk Food? Blame The Mouse Amygdala

Neuroscience is still in its infancy, despite claims by people using fMRI to suggest links between lots of things, but a few things are established, like that fear 'resides' in the amygdala. Linking that same part of the brain to obesity in mice, ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Oct 26 2022 - 8:28am

Can You Experience VR Without VR 'Sickness'

Virtual Reality devices are advertised everywhere but have as much uptake as USDA nutrition guidelines or 3-D televisions. One reason is that it's a lot of money for something you can use for 20 minutes without fatigue. Another is VR sickness, a type ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 5 2022 - 9:07am

Enlarged Perivascular Spaces In The Brains Of Migraine Sufferers

Migraine is a common condition, involving a severe recurring headache but sometimes nausea, weakness and light sensitivity as well. According to the American Migraine Foundation, over 37 million people in the U.S. report being affected by migraine, though ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 24 2022 - 6:31am