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Scientists Establish that Drug Candidates Can Block Pathway Associated with Cell Death in Parkinson's Disease

In a pair of related studies, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have shown their drug candidates can target biological pathways involved in the destruction of brain cells in Parkinson's disease.

The new neuroscience of depression: Why your brain’s architecture may be to blame

New research suggests people with wraparound occipital lobes may be more prone to the condition

Your brain can be conned into believing you committed a crime

2 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Engadget

How much do you trust your brain? We're asking, because a new study published in Psychological Science provides scientific evidence that it's not hard to manipulate people's memories -- even to make them believe they've committed a crime. Researchers...

MRIs Link Impaired Brain Activity to Inability to Regulate Emotions in Autism

Researchers found that - when it comes to the ability to regulate emotions - brain activity in autistic people is significantly different than brain activity in people without autism. Researchers showed that symptoms including tantrums, irritability, and anxiety have a biological, mechanistic basis.

Linux chaps want to recycle your mobe as a supercomputer

Slot your old smartphone into this chassis and let penguins pick its brains A Finnish group of phone developers, hoping to get the world interested in modular smartphones, has proposed a nifty idea for re-using their phone motherboards: turn them into clusters.…

Joan Rivers’ Daughter Melissa Sues Clinic Where Comedian Suffered Fatal Brain Damage [Video]

Joan Rivers’ daughter Melissa is taking legal action against the New York clinic where a routine procedure resulted in fatal brain damage. With Joan’s physicians preoccupied in taking cell phone photos rather than monitor her vital signs,...Show More Summary

Regarding Twitter: Where Is Greta Garbo When We Really Need Her?

Is tweeting for bird brains? Since when did the fashionistas declare exhibitionism to be the new black?

Triggering thirst with the flip of a switch

What if you could trick your brain into thinking you weren't thirsty in the first place without ingesting a single drop of water, or make yourself believe you are thirsty when you are not? Continue reading ? The post Triggering thirst with the flip of a switch appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Bercow’s #DigitalDemocracy report – how does it challenge NI Assembly?

10 hours agoNews : Slugger O'Toole

The Speaker’s Commission on Digital Democracy issued their report Open Up! on Monday. The brain child of the House of Commons Speaker John Bercow, the commission has no powers and no teeth other than the persuasiveness of their recommendations. The report is centred around five targets: By 2020, the House of Commons should ensure that more...

This Is Why Gender Gap Rebuttals Are Silly: Girls Are in the Lead Academically Worldwide - "But girls' brains are just better suited to—" Shuttupshuttupshuttup!

10 hours agoOdd : Geekosystem

When trying to put together an informed opinion, it's important to consider all sides and then run screaming from the rabbit hole of insanity you've inevitably fallen into. In the course of reading what our detractors have to say, we've...Show More Summary

Time Urgency and Anxiety: The Seventh Step for the Final Week

Our anxious brains were evolved to respond to a threat that was immediate. The tiger in the bush wasn't going to wait around for your ancestor to carry out probabilistic calculations about false alarms. Danger was imminent and your response-to escape-needed to be instantaneous. Reflection was the hallmark of the" soon to be eaten".

The One Emotion That Really Hurts Your Brain

We’ve all made mistakes in front of others, and it’s never a pleasant experience. Complicating matters further is the humiliation you feel when someone else points out the error of your ways. Research in social neuroscience shows that the pain of humiliation extends deep into the brain’s innermost regions far more than other emotions.

Neuroscientists have captured the first-ever video of neural activity in the brains of freely moving

13 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Neuroscientists have captured the first-ever video of neural activity in the brains of freely moving nematode worms. Using an elaborate camera setup and software, researchers were able to observe 78 individual neurons—an advance that will help them better understand how the nervous system controls animal behavior. Read more...

A Cold Shock Can Protect Neurons In A Mouse Model Of Alzheimer's Disease

13 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The brain's adaptation to hibernation has given scientists a promising lead on a potential treatment for Alzheimer's disease. Read more...

“They Think, Therefore I Am”

Yatzchak Francus has discovered for himself that “having recovered from a brain injury is vastly different from having recovered from any other injury”: No one thinks that a broken leg or a kidney stone or pneumonia fundamentally changes the essence of who you are. But when you’ve had a brain injury, people don’t believe that […]

White Marine Attacked by Racist Black Mike Brown Mob Struggling to Recover from Brain Injury

Former U.S. Marine Ralph Weems suffered traumatic brain damage when he was attacked by a mob of racist, black supporters of Mike Brown, the criminal teen who was killed by

How To Create A Virtual "Body" For Your Uploaded Mind

14 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The prospect of uploading your brain into a supercomputer is an exciting one — your mind can live on forever, and expand its capacity in ways that are hard to imagine. But it leaves out one crucial detail: Your mind still needs a body to function properly, even in a virtual world. Here's what we'll have to do to emulate a body in cyberspace. Read more...

Possible Therapeutic Target for Common, But Mysterious Brain Blood Vessel Disorder

Tens of millions of people worldwide have abnormal, leak-prone sproutings of blood vessels in the brain called cerebral cavernous malformations. These abnormal growths can lead to seizures, strokes, and hemorrhages, yet their precise molecular cause has never been determined. Show More Summary

Study of Former NFL Players Reveals Specifics of Concussive Brain Damage

Results of the small study of nine men provide further evidence for potential long-term neurological risk to football players who sustain repeated concussions and support calls for better player protections.

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