Breathing is not just necessary for oxygen. New research finds inhalation synchronizes brain activity linked to memory recall and fear response.
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
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…
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
(Refiles this December 7 story to correct name of Albert Einstein College of Medicine in paragraph 2.)
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 […]
A woman in Delhi whose brain has been annexed by worry craves an escape.
(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.
Full pun-derstanding relies on both sides of the brain.
It's a funky little brick, it's electric, and it's even got a garden built into the dashboard.
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.
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
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!
(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.
(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
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!
Researchers link the brain's dopamine reward center to musical performance, at least in birds.
(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
(The City University of New York) Researchers have begun to map the brain circuitry responsible for cultural transmission and species specificity in birdsong.
(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