- Musicians 1- 0 Computers
There are a few areas where computers cannot surpass humans and a new study says music is still among them. Neuroscientists in a new study looked at the brain's response to piano sonatas played either by a computer or a musician and found that, while ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 8 2008 - 11:51pm
- FMRIs In Kids Show Kindness Is Naturally In The Brain
Children between the ages of seven and 12 appear to be naturally inclined to feel empathy for others in pain, according to researchers at the University of Chicago, who used functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) scans to study responses in children. ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 9 2014 - 3:29pm
- 'Sleep On It' Not Just A Phrase- It Improves Memory
If you've said you're going to 'sleep on it' in regards to a difficult decision, you know it became a cliche' for a reason- it often works. Swiss scientists have discovered that sleep can have lasting consequences on brain function ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 13 2008 - 11:58pm
- Neuroscience Takes On Lazy Eye
New evidence that the brain regions responsible for vision are capable of adapting in adults offers new hope for those with an untreated condition commonly known as lazy eye. Also called amblyopia, the condition is the most prevalent cause of visual impair ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 17 2008 - 12:05pm
- Dendrites And Breast Feeding- The Oxytocin Effect Of Motherhood
Researchers from China, France, Italy, and the United Kingdom, have created a model that shows exactly how, when a baby suckles at a mother's breast, it starts a chain of events that leads to a surge of the "trust" hormone oxytocin in their ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 10 2009 - 11:35pm
- The Anatomical Path For Brain/Spleen Communication
In a major step in understanding how the nervous system and the immune system interact, scientists at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research have identified a new anatomical path through which the brain and the spleen communicate. The spleen, once th ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 21 2008 - 2:27pm
- Young People Don't Sleep Enough While Older People Need Less And Less- Study
Along with all the other changes that come with age, healthy older people also lose some capacity for sleep, according to a new report published online on July 24th in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication. When asked to stay in bed for 16 hours in the ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 24 2008 - 1:23pm
- New Genes Linked To Schizophrenia
Researchers have discovered new genes linked to schizophrenia, it has been revealed. In two papers published in Nature today (July 30), scientists identify four mutated gene regions that may hold the key to producing new tailor-made drugs to treat the deva ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 30 2008 - 9:36pm
- Is Obesity Determined By Age 2?
Over the last decade, childhood obesity has grown into an epidemic, reflected in soaring rates of type 2 diabetes and recommendations that pediatricians check toddlers for elevated cholesterol. What hasn't been as clear is how early to intervene. A st ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 1 2008 - 6:32pm
- Color Bias- Bulls No, Referees Yes
Many sports teams select their uniforms based on the mascot, city or country they are representing and not on a referee’s preference or bias but a new study has found that choosing the color red for a uniform in competitive sports can actually affect the r ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 8 2008 - 9:06am