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Medical News Today: Memory recall, fear response influenced by breathing

Breathing is not just necessary for oxygen. New research finds inhalation synchronizes brain activity linked to memory recall and fear response.

Dinosaur tail, complete with feathers, found in amber

9 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

There's only so much palaeontologists can learn about prehistoric animals from fossilized bones, so on rare occasions when ancient soft tissues turn up, it's worth taking note. Recent discoveries of preserved brains, cartilage and skin...Show More Summary

The Best Bird Books

A few suggestions for holiday gifts, or library upgrades, in the topic of birds. Thinking About Birds Thinking Some very interesting books came out this year that investigate bird brains. Bird Brain: An Exploration of Avian Intelligence by Nathan Emery is the best current book on animal intelligence, and one of the best bird books…

Do We All Have Split Brains?

When you're doing two things at once - like listening to the radio while driving - your brain organizes itself into two, functionally independent networks, almost as if you temporarily have two brains. That's according to a fascinating new study from University of Wisconsin-Madison neuroscientists Shuntaro Sasai and colleagues. Show More Summary

Brain activity may help predict fall risk in older adults

12 hours agoHealth : Reuters: Health

(Refiles this December 7 story to correct name of Albert Einstein College of Medicine in paragraph 2.)

Briefing: Iran’s Fashion Industry is the Latest Victim of Khamenei’s War on Western Culture

  Iran’s Brain Drain Spreads to Fashion Sector as Professionals Emigrate to Escape Raids and Arrests In the latest attack on the Islamic Republic’s growing fashion sector, a court in Shiraz sentenced 12 industry professionals in December 2016 to prison terms ranging from five months to six years. An investigation by the International Campaign for Human […]

Further promising data seen with Biogen Alzheimer's drug: study

13 hours agoHealth : Reuters: Health

(Reuters) - Gradually increasing the dose of Biogen Inc's experimental Alzheimer's disease drug appeared to cause less risk of brain swelling than fixed doses, according to interim 12-month results from a small study released on Thursday.

This Is Your Brain on Puns

14 hours agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Full pun-derstanding relies on both sides of the brain.

The Rinspeed Oasis concept heads to CES with autonomy on the brain - Roadshow

14 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Car Tech

It's a funky little brick, it's electric, and it's even got a garden built into the dashboard.

Researchers map neural circuitry of songbird learning

How do juvenile songbirds learn to sing in a way that preserves both the unique features of local song culture and their specifics-specific song "signature"? Researchers have begun to map the brain circuitry responsible for cultural transmission and species specificity in birdsong.

Musica Humana: A Scientific and Spiritual Exploration of the Impact of Music on the Brain

According to renowned neurologist Oliver Sacks, "music can move us to the heights or depths of emotion, but the power of music goes much further." To hear and experience music's potential, members of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute...Show More Summary

Here’s How to Profit Off the Real Brains of the Market

The bond market is selling off hard, but our expert says that presents one of the market's best profit opportunities right now. The post Here’s How to Profit Off the Real Brains of the Market was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!

People with traumatic brain injuries more likely to go to prison

16 hours agoHealth : Reuters: Health

(Reuters Health) - Men and women who suffered traumatic brain injuries had more than twice the risk of winding up in a federal prison in Canada as their uninjured peers, a new study shows.

Illusion reveals that the brain fills in peripheral vision

(Association for Psychological Science) What we see in the periphery, just outside the direct focus of the eye, may sometimes be a visual illusion, according to new findings published in Psychological Science. The findings suggest that...Show More Summary

How Your Brain Can Be Used To Fool You

Manipulative people are well versed in the art of brainwashing. Learn more about how your brain works and how it can be used against you from this infographic!

Neurochemistry Explains the High of Getting It Right

Researchers link the brain's dopamine reward center to musical performance, at least in birds.

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation awards NARSAD Distinguished Investigator grants

(Brain & Behavior Research Foundation) The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation today announced the award of NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grants valued at $1.5 million to 15 scientists, who are full professors or the equivalent, conducting innovative projects in diverse areas of neurobiological and behavioral research. Show More Summary

Researchers map neural circuitry of songbird learning

(The City University of New York) Researchers have begun to map the brain circuitry responsible for cultural transmission and species specificity in birdsong.

Scientists develop new drug screening tool for dystonia

(Duke University) Duke University researchers have identified a common mechanism underlying separate forms of dystonia, a family of brain disorders that cause involuntary, debilitating and often painful movements, including twists and turns of different parts of the body. Show More Summary

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