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  • Tapeworm in brain: Man struggles with headaches as parasite lives in brain
    Tapeworm in brain: Man has parasite digging in brain, 1 cm 'worm' cause of pain
    In a horrific find, a tapeworm in the brain of a man has been confirmed to be the cause of him dealing with intense pain and migraines for the past several years. The 50 year-old victim, who finally went in to seek official help for the problem,...
  • Tapeworm in brain of 50-year-old man: ‘10 cm ribbon-shaped’ worm shocks doctors
    Tapeworm in brain of 50-year-old man: ‘10 cm ribbon-shaped’ worm shocks doctors
    A tapeworm in the brain of a 50-year-old man is stunning scientists who have found the tapeworm to be the longest-ever recorded tapeworm in a man’s brain. The discovery has led to an intensive study by researchers, and on Friday, Nov. 21,...
  • Scientists Continue to Unlock the Mysteries of Memory
    Scientists continue to unlock the mysteries of memory
    Human memory is a truly amazing thing. It allows us to remember the changes that have happened in our lives, including things like the fact that we got married, had children, moved to Poughkeepsie and other vitally important facts.Memory allows us...
  • Chronic marijuana use proven to produce changes in the brain
    Chronic marijuana use proven to produce changes in the brain
    The first study of the effects of chronic marijuana has found both good and bad consequences from smoking pot depending on several variables. Dr. Francesca Filbey, Director of the Cognitive Neuroscience Research in Addictive Disorders at the...
  • Sensing a ghostly presence is all in your head, say scientists
    Sensing a ghostly presence is all in your head, say scientists
    The “feeling of presence” (FoP) happens to everyone, but until now scientists had no explanation for this eerie experience. According to a Nov. 8 report in The Atlantic, a group of Swiss scientists thinks they have identified an area...
  • Showing fascination with the human brain
    Our brains can communicate directly with each other
    The potential power of the human brain is often very much underestimated. The University of Washington reported on Nov. 5, 2014 a new study showed a direct brain interface between people. This research shows that our brains can possibly...
  • 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...