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    Let’s see what your brain can do
    What do you really know about your brain and how it works. Here are a few quick facts.Does the brain multitask?The brain cannot process two conscious tasks at a time. We may think we are multitasking but what is happening is that our brain is just...
  • Can your thoughts help control pain?
    Can your thoughts help control pain?
    Until now it has been unclear how the phenomenon of a person's mindset can affect their experience of pain. For example, a soldier in the midst of battle or an athlete in competition may report that an injury did not feel especially painful in...
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    Book Review: Musicophilia, Tales of Music and the Brain
    Dr. Oliver Sacks is a British physician who has been practicing neurology for nearly 50 years. He is a neurologist and best-selling author living in New York. Currently he works in nursing homes, hospitals, and is a Professor of Neurology at New...
  • Music to your ears -- and your bones -- is good for you
    Music to your ears -- and your bones -- is good for you
    Music that you can not only hear, but also feel in your bones, may be some of the best medicine around.According to a duo of musicians who hail from Great Britain, "listening with your bones can provide audial sensations you didn't know...
  • Musical rhythms sound the right note for beneficial effects in the brain
    Musical rhythms sound the right note for beneficial effects in the brain
    What can soothe the savage beast? The evidence is increasingly clear. Rhythm and music are dynamic forces for a host of benefits from neurological improvements to reduced stress, greater acuity and verbal prowess, and enhancement of abilities in...
  • Power of prayer and healing
    Doctors discuss the power of prayer and healing
    Cynthia McFadden on NBC Nightly News on Dec. 23, discussed with doctors the power of prayer and what happens to the brain when people pray. Most people know doctors are trained to keep religion and medicine separate, but doctors are taking notice...
  • Elderly
    Clot-removing stent provides better stroke recovery
    A study conducted in the Netherlands found that using a new type of stent to remove large blood clots in the brain greatly enhanced the recovery of stroke patients, allowing many to return to an independent life. The study, published in the Oct....
  • New studies link brain inflammation and preeclampsia with increased autism risk
    New studies link brain inflammation and preeclampsia with increased autism risk
    Two new studies published this week link various risk factors with the development of autism. The first study published Wednesday in the journalNature Communicationsanalyzed 104 samples of brain tissue in 72 individuals, 32 of whom were diagnosed...
  • Marijuana
    Marijuana And Its Effect On Your Brain Health
    Marijuana has an immediate effect on the brain right away. THC does tend to activate the rewards system in the brain, in the very same manner that it does any other drugs of abuse normally do. This is because it does stimulate brain cells to...
  • Creativity in ADHD children
    Children with ADHD may have more creative brains
    ADHD is a label that is running rampant and seems to be used much too freely in today's society. As parents, teachers, school administrators and mental health professionals we need to be diligent in how we are labeling our children. First of...
  • Diabetes
    Diabetes affects the body from head to toe
    Those who have diabetes, both Type I and Type II and those with pre-diabetes should take this disease seriously. Of course, there are those who when diagnosed with pre-diabetes watch their diet, exercise and make the necessary changes in their...
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    Elevate helps keep a brain active
    We have all heard how research proves that if we keep our minds active, we will stay active long in to our elder years. In our classrooms, we provide those activities that encourage practice to assess students skills in comprehension, problem...
  • Teachers who sparked curiosity
    Parents & Teachers: Curiosity boosts activity, interaction in three brain parts
    A study published in Neuron just last October found that curiosity boosts activity in and interaction between three parts of the brain: the nucleus accumbens (NAcc) and substantia nigra/ventral tegmental area (SN/VTA), which are parts of the brain...
  • 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,...