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  • Bright ideas
    Improving personal creativity
    When starting a project like, say, repainting the living room, does the whole concept appear in a flash? Or does it come in bits and pieces? Is it planned step-by-step or improvised along the way? Does the final product appeal to every need or...
  • Cannabis
    Marijuana: Harmless high or addictive agent?
    Lots of questions circulate the debate over the legalization of marijuana: “Can it really help with certain medical issues” and “How young is too young to use it” are just a few examples. But new studies suggest what we...
  • Exercising the brain
    Exercising the brain
    The brain is the most important part of our body. All our actions, reactions, opinions, movement,etc, are controlled and managed by the brain. Exercising the brain is extremely important, as itaffects the working of all body parts. If the brain...
  • New study gives the cerebellum its rightful place in human evolution
    New study gives the cerebellum its rightful place in human evolution
    The cerebellum should be given more credit for the evolutionary developments in human ancestors and man than it has previously been given. This is the conclusion of a new study of the rate of development of the cerebellum in humans and apes...
  • Technology
    The development of a bionic brain is within reach
    An understanding of the interface between how the brain works and computer science is opening up new horizons in the development of memory capabilities for computers. RMIT University reported on Sept. 29, 2014 research has mimicked brain cells in...
  • Three reasons you may be hungry after eating or just hungry all the time
    Three reasons you may be hungry after eating or just hungry all the time
    The feeling of satiety (fullness) does not come only from a "full" stomach, in fact it is only a minor contributor. Hunger, fullness and the desire to start eating and stop eating is a complicated process controlled by a delicate dance...
  • Study says antidepressants may alter the brain quicker than estimated
    Antidepressants: Brain connections altered faster than previously thought
    A new study in the journal Current Biology shows that antidepressants may alter brain connections a lot faster than previously thought,The study found that only one dose of a prescription antidepressant was enough to change the way the brain works...
  • Protect and improve brain function
    Protect and improve brain function
    Keeping the brain healthy is important for all ages. Baby boomers, now reaching the age where Alzheimer's Disease is so prevalent, as well as young adults with family history of cognitive health issues should have a special interest in these...
  • Of mice and brains: how rhythm affects brain function
    Of mice and brains: how rhythm affects brain function
    Scientists have definitively discovered that certain rhythms, when perceived by the correct area of the brain at the correct time, can increase perception and attention in laboratory mice.While that might not sound like a huge accomplishment, it...
  • Excess of synapses in the brain may contribute to development of autism
    Excess of synapses in the brain may contribute to development of autism
    Many children and adults diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) experience a hyper-sensitivity to sensory input from the environment, such as light or sounds, and to social situations. A new study published Thursday in the journal Neuron...
  • Music may be the brain's best medicine
    Music may be the brain's best medicine
    Music has been used for centuries by practitioners of the healing arts because of its ability to soothe patients and also allow them to heal faster. From fussy babies to people suffering the damaging effects of Alzheimer’s disease, music is...
  • Brain in the belly, it's an organic whole
    Brain in the belly, it's an organic whole
    The wisdom of the belly, also known as the enteric nervous system. There are over 100 million neurons in the gut that is more than what is in the spinal cord. It controls your wakefulness and sleepiness and it is where the “fight or flight...
  • Kansas girl: Brain eating amoeba claims life of 9-year-old Kansas girl
    Kansas girl: Brain eating amoeba claims life of 9-year-old Kansas girl
    A Kansas girl’s battle with a rare brain-eating amoeba ended in tragedy Wednesday when 9-year-old Hally Yust lost her life to the uncommon, summer time affliction. Young Hally had been battling the infection with the rare amoeba Naegleria...
  • Brain study switches a woman's consciousness on and off with an electrical zap to the claustrum.
    Brain study switches a woman's consciousness on and off with an electrical zap
    New research published last week in the journal Epilepsy and Behavior, demonstrates it may be possible to turn someone's consciousness on and off like the switch of a light by electrical stimulation of the brain's claustrum. Scientists...
  • Brain cancer surgery guided by medical team using newly created tool
    Brain cancer surgery guided by new advanced diagnostic tool
    While current brain cancer surgical methods depend on the trained eye of a surgeon, a newly developed microscope and imagining tool more precisely reveals the location, nature and concentration of cancerous tissue.According to R. Graham Cooks, co...