Stimulating a region in the brain via non-invasive delivery of electrical current using magnetic pulses, called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, improves memory. The discovery opens a new field of possibilities for treating memoryShow More Summary
By showing people their own photos during MRI sessions, neuroscientists distinguished between brain activity that is specific to memory and activity that is specific to imagination.
Tycho: Gabriel is constantly impressing himself with what he calls his thinkin’s, which are like little caltrops for the brain. He once posited that while it was technically true that each cock exists within its own “timeline,” under certain rare conditions it would be possible for a cock to block itself. Show More Summary
The seeds of this article were planted in my brain some 30 odd years ago, when I did a consulting project for HUD, for which they contracted to pay me $2500. Three months after delivery and acceptance of my report by HUD, I realized I had not yet been paid and I contacted the person who had retained me. Show More Summary
The latest episode from Mitchell Moffat and Gregory Brown of AsapSCIENCE is on the brain-boosting effects of coffee and the mechanisms of caffeine addiction. Plus, Moffatt and Brown take a crack at the age old question (no, not that one ): how much caffeine is too much? Read more...
The way we've kept up with this train of topless women from crappy horror sequels is astounding. It blows my mind like zombie brains. Speaking of zombies, did you ever check out HOUSE OF THE DEAD 2: DEAD AIM, based on the sequelShow More Summary
I've been sick for nearly two weeks. Bluh. But it's made me notice something: the games I play while rotting on my deathbed are really different from my normal fare. Do you game while sick? If so, what do you play when your brain's drowning in fever fog and mucus is leaking from a worrying number of orifices? Read more...
Growing nerve tissue and organs is a sci-fi dream — but one that's poised to become a reality. Here's the remarkable story of a pioneering researcher who has actually figured out how to grow eyes and brain cells. Read more...
Music triggers different functions of the brain, which helps explain why listening to a song you like might be enjoyable but a favourite song may plunge you into nostalgia, scientists said on Thursday. Neuroscientists in the United States...Show More Summary
A lot of people have electrical stimulation on the brain these days: DIY noggin zapping has become a frequent topic of online discussion. A new study in Science suggests that one method of external brain stimulation called transcranial magnetic stimulation (or TMS) might actually work. Show More Summary
A protein marker the mice carry that reacts to different calcium levels allows many different cell types to be studied in a new way.
Nobody explains things better than Morgan Freeman. No matter how nonsensical, crazy or profound, everything sounds better when he explains it. We only use 10 percent of our brains? Sure. A mystical prophecy? Makes sense. But just to prove it, here are nearly 40 clips of Freeman explaining stuff. Read more...
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Michael Aranda explains exactly what drinking large amounts of alcohol does and does not do to our brain cells on the latest episode of SciShow (see previously). It may not actually kill brain cells, but it will most definitely impair them temporarily. Enjoy this episode responsibly!
Rabies (and rabies virus, its causative agent) is usually transmitted through the bite of an infected animal into muscle tissue of the new host. From there, the virus travels all the way to the brain where it multiplies and causes the usually fatal disease. Show More Summary
The genetic changes that transformed wild animals into domesticated forms have long been a mystery. An international team of scientists has now made a breakthrough by showing that many genes controlling the development of the brain and the nervous system were particularly important for rabbit domestication. Show More Summary
CHICAGO --- Stimulating a particular region in the brain via non-invasive delivery of electrical current using magnetic pulses, called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, improves memory, reports a new Northwestern Medicine® study. The...Show More Summary
Paperback readers, rejoice! It turns out reading books on e-readers doesn’t give your brain the same experience as those paper books gathering dust on your bookshelf. A new study by European researchers found that recollection of plot...Show More Summary
Researchers have found that a person’s memory can be improved by stimulating areas deep inside the brain with electrical current, a finding that offers hope for nonpharmaceutical, noninvasive treatments s that could boost memory impaired by Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, traumatic brain injury or aging. Read full article >>