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  • 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...
  • Neuroimaging of the brain
    Learning something new enhances brain health
    Neurobiology has come a long way since the 20th century, thanks to the ability to scan the brain through the use of superior medical technology that can literally map a person's brain. Today via these new scanning techniques Neurobiologists...
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    Scientists locate part of brain responsible for 'never again' hangover feeling
    Neuroscientists at the University of Utah believe that they've found the exact part of the brain that causes the 'never again' feeling during hangovers brought on by a night of drinking. Anyone who has partied just a little too hard...
  • Laughter and meditation produces similar Gamma waves in brain
    New study shows laughter produces brain waves like master of meditation
    In a study from Loma Linda University Health, presented at the Experimental Biology 2014 conference meetings in San Diego on April 27, 2014, joyful or mirthful laughter was shown to produce brain wave frequencies similar to those seen among people...
  • Magnetoencephalography
    Discovering the causes of forgetfulness and PTSD
    Ever have a “senior moment?” Or forget a name during the course of an introduction? Or recall a moment so vividly that it seems to be happening before your eyes?It is, in a way. That was one of many neuroscience insights Dr. Apostolos...
  • New neuroscience journal is edited by kids, for kids
    New neuroscience journal is edited by kids, for kids
    Here's an incredible new educational resource for kids. Frontiers in Neuroscience for Young Minds is a new web-based science journal that involves kids in the editorial process.The site explains:Frontiers in Neuroscience for Young Minds is a...
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    Sugar addiction may be root cause of eating disorders
    Are you addicted to sugar? Although the idea of being addicted to food is rejected by many, there are a growing number of voices calling out sugary treats as more addictive than cocaine. Earlier today, Atlantic contributor Robert Lustig posited...
  • Oxytocin enhances activity in social centers of brain in children with autism
    Oxytocin enhances activity in social centers of brain in children with autism
    In a study published Monday in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a team of researchers at the Yale Child Study Center has found that nasally administering doses of oxytocin increases activity in the social centers of the brain...
  • Autism-risk genes mapped by function and location for first time by team at UCLA
    Autism-risk genes mapped by function and location for first time by team at UCLA
    A team of UCLA researchers have, for the first time, identified the function and developmental location of specific autism-risk genes in a study published Thursday in the journal Cell.The scientists utilized an online resource called BrainSpan to...
  • Synesthesia and facial recognition may be features of autism, two studies find
    Synesthesia and facial recognition may be deficits in autism, two studies find
    Two studies published Wednesday describe two unique phenomena that may be directly linked as features of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).The first study published in the journal Molecular Autism looked at the prevalence of synesthesia, or "...
  • This is not your brain on drugs. These are burnt eggs.
    This is your brain on drugs. For real.
    This is the third installment of a five part series on the neurobiology of addiction by Jennifer Fernández, PhD. Follow along on Power Over Addiction or Facebook. Addiction is scary. It has caused pain in many people's lives and has cost...
  • Dendritic Spike
    Neuroscientists discover active role of brain dendrites
    On Oct. 27, researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill announced that they have discovered that neuronal dendrites, which are branch-like projections of neurons, are not merely passive relays that send information between...
  • Dogs are people too: a neuroscientist proves it
    Dogs are people too: a neuroscientist proves it
    Finally, what most of the people waited to hear and already believe this as true by owning and being with their dogs and seeing their reactions when happy or when sad, they even cry like humans, they get excited like children-his study determined...
  • Adaptive and social skills improve with motor skills in children with autism
    Adaptive and social skills improve with motor skills in children with autism
    Children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who possess more advanced fine and gross motor skills may have improved outcomes for adaptive behavior and socialization skills.A new study released online Friday to be published in the...
  • Brain-to-brain interface
    Researchers create brain-to-brain interface
    On Aug. 27, researchers at the University of Washington announced that they had created the first interface that links one human brain to another.Professors Rajesh Rao and Andrea Stocco claim that they are the first researchers to demonstrate...