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A Simple Eye Test Could Accurately Detect Alzheimer's

1 hour agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Current tests for Alzheimer's include expensive tests using brain PET or MRI imaging. But two studies have shown that a simple eye test can detect Alzheimer's accurately at very early stages—just by looking at subjects' retinas. Read more...

Another World Cup myth!!!! North Korea news are NOT saying they won their WC group

Throughout the 2014 World Cup, we have seen any number of World Cup myths. Among the highlights were: It was a myth! Cristiano Ronaldo’s new haircut WASN’T to match a young fan’s scar who had undergone brain surgery. Serey Die on Instagram: My father died in 2004, I cried due to proud patriotic emotions. And, [...]

Human memory-saving devices get $37.5m research boost from DARPA

Groups will study brain patterns, implant devices that deliver personalized stimulation.

Latest UFC/MMA rankings (women's pound-for-pound), July 2014: Ronda Rousey remains royal

Surprised? Nah... Following another insane month of televised cagefighting, the SB Nation combat sports brain trust was (again)n compelled to tally votes and come up with the 10 best 135-pound female fighters in mixed martial arts (MMA) today. Show More Summary

The Top 10 Attractions in the U.S. for Space Nerds

Forty-five years ago this July, Apollo 11 landed Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon, making them the first humans to step foot on the lunar surface See also: 4 Top U.F.O. Theories to Probe Your Brain In the years since, we've sent satellites into space, placed rovers on Mars and launched a spacecraft to Pluto. Show More Summary

International OCD Foundation

We’ve all heard someone joke about “their OCD,” but chances are that person was just referring to one of their idiosyncrasies–it’s not really something to joke about. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a disorder of the brain and behavior that “involves both obsessions and compulsions that take a lot of time and get in the way […]

How The Brain Processes The Emotions

Tastes good? Despite how individual our emotions feel to us, the brain processes them in a remarkably similar way. Dr Jeremy Dean is a psychologist and author of PsyBlog. His latest book is "Making Habits, Breaking Habits: How to Make...Show More Summary

CrossFit, neuroscience, surviving the zombie apocalypse: Is your workout a fraud?

Advocates say CrossFit movements build actual brain power -- and the science is oddly fascinating

Spike activity 11-07-2014

Quick links from the past week in mind and brain news: Your Brain Is On the Brink of Chaos. Nautilus has an interesting piece on chaos the and the brain. Neuroskeptic has a good Q&A with Zach Mainen, one of the originators of the NeuroFuture open letter demanding reform of the Human Brain Project. There’s […]

Study of Noninvasive Retinal Imaging Device Presented at Alzheimer's Conference

A noninvasive optical imaging device developed at Cedars-Sinai can provide early detection of changes that later occur in the brain and are a classic sign of Alzheimer's disease, according to preliminary results from investigators conducting a clinical trial in Australia. Show More Summary

Study of noninvasive retinal imaging device presented at Alzheimer's conference

LOS ANGELES – A noninvasive optical imaging device developed at Cedars-Sinai can provide early detection of changes that later occur in the brain and are a classic sign of Alzheimer's disease, according to preliminary results from investigators conducting a clinical trial in Australia. read more

The Many Ways Your Memory Plays Games With You

While we’re continuously learning new things about the brain and how it works, it mostly remains a mysterious organ. It has our best interests at heart — usually — but when it comes to concepts such as memory, the brain has a habit of getting things almost right. Show More Summary

Brain Eating Amoeba Tragically Kills 9 Year Old Girl

Health officials have confirmed that a young girl from Spring Hill, Kansas died on Friday after contracting a rare illness brought on by a brain-eating amoeba. Hally Yust, also known as “Bug” by her friends, came into contact with the brain-eating amoeba after visiting at least four different bodies of water in the last couple

Brain scans find signs of financial bubbles

Watching the brains of those who sell when a bubble's about to burst.

Latest UFC/MMA rankings (Middleweight), July 2014: Lyoto Machida climbs to No. 2 spot thanks to gritty loss

Hespect! Following another insane month of televised cagefighting, the SB Nation combat sports brain trust was compelled to tally votes and come up with the 10 best 185-pound fighters in mixed martial arts (MMA) today. Have a look below! Ultimate...Show More Summary

Take a Break

I returned home yesterday following a week-long holiday in Barbados. It’s a beautiful island, but more importantly having a week off work gave my brain, and the rest of me, a chance to rest and recuperate. Most of us accept, on an intellectual level at least, that taking time off is a good thi

Insurer’s Change of Heart Helps Baby Girl Have Life Saving Brain Surgery

A family’s struggle to keep their baby girl alive had reached a critical point when the insurance company had denied her surgery at the family’s preferred hospital. But Friday, after the health insurance company reversed its decision,...Show More Summary

15 Crazy Things You Never Thought About

A small piece of useless knowledge can completely rattle your brain. Tiny bits of information and thoughts may leave you pondering your very existence. Or at least give you a genuine "woah" moment. See also: 20 Simply Genius Shower Thoughts Expand your brain, Internet. Show More Summary

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