I have no desire whatsoever to see the movie Noah, but this plot element perplexes me: Noah’s daughter-in-law is played by Emma Watson. During one of the battle scenes, just as a grubby ruffian is about to brain her with … Continue reading ?
The brain processes read and heard language differently. Researchers have been able to determine the affected areas of the brain using speech processing tests with the aid of functional magnetic resonance tomography (fMRT).
Abnormalities in the way the brain experiences pain may be to blame for the chronic pain suffered by osteoarthritis patients, scientists have shown for the first time. As a results, the researchers suggest that new therapies should target brain mechanisms to enable the brain to cope more effectively with chronic pain, including mindfulness-based talking therapies.
Warning — This is just an initial brain dump… lots of train-of-thought writing and grammar violations ahead… This was my third year attending SXSWedu in Austin, Texas. The conference this year was so much better — it continues to improve… Not 100% perfect, but is any conference ever perfect? For most of the week I […]
I have Arnold Chiari, which basically means my brain was too big for my skull and it was pressing down on my spinal cord. Cut to numerous jokes about about my IQ. Read more
Psssssst. We’re hiring…TWO new people. Senior Designer + Account Executive Our team is eagerly awaiting the arrival of the newest addition to the Brains On Fire family, Anabelle Amidon. In the meantime, our designers are projecting their baby fever on onesies. Ice, ice…babies. The post Friday Fotos | Edition 5 appeared first on Brains on Fire.
Cannabinoid receptors, through which marijuana exerts its effects, have been found in a key emotional hub in the brain involved in regulating anxiety and the flight-or-fight response. This is the first time cannabinoid receptors have been identified in the central nucleus of the amygdala in a mouse model.
I'm decorating a going-away party for a coworker who's an avid gardener. Flowers are on the brain for both that reason, and another one I think most people in the Northern Hemisphere would agree on—I'm really ready for spring. READ MORE »
The most detailed 3-D picture yet has been created of a membrane protein linked to learning, memory, anxiety, pain and brain disorders such as schizophrenia, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and autism. The mGlu1 receptor, which helps regulate the neurotransmitter glutamate, belongs to a superfamily of molecules known as G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs). Show More Summary
Nancy asks…I’m bothered by adult acne and am thinking of getting laser treatment. Any thoughts? The Beauty Brains respond: To give you an expert’s opinion we checked with occasional contributor Dr. Michele Koo, a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon practicing in St. Louis, Missouri. Here’s what Dr. Koo has to say. “The N Lite Laser has […]
Reelin, a crucial protein for adult brain plasticity, recovers cognitive functions in mice with Alzheimer’s disease. This is one of the main results a new study. Alzheimer's disease is a neurodegenerative disease characterized by progressive cognitive deficits, synaptic loss and neuronal death. Show More Summary
Hubble and Chandra telescopes have captured an image of a galaxy being destroyed, torn apart by invisible cosmic forces 200 million light-years from us, in the constellation Triangulum Australe. Honestly, my brain just can’t comprehend the scale of this event. More »
A stroke can cause permanent damage to important parts of the brain, with the result that many stroke survivors require lifelong care and support. 'It is not uncommon for stroke patients to suffer from an awareness deficit or a reduced response to stimuli on one side of their body. Show More Summary
Middle-aged adults who suddenly need reading glasses, patients with traumatic brain injuries, and people with visual disorders such as "lazy eye" may have one thing in common - "visual crowding," an inability to recognize individual items surrounded by multiple objects. Show More Summary
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From Homer to home health, by way of Shakespeare, conceptual physics, and a gender-imbalance lament. Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. If it brings you any joy and inspiration, please consider a modest donation – it lets me know I'm doing something right.
In order to reduce power consumption, the AR processor’s network architecture imitates the neurons in the brain.
As we now move from writing to editing and proofing the Ontario book, the question of my understanding of things related to publishing has come to the forefront of my brain. But, just when one's brain is melting, you see a lovely thing like the lower left corner of a Victoria image of the Grenville Brewery in Prescott. Show More Summary
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Cerebral malaria is a serious complication of infection with the malaria parasite, affecting approximately one in a thousand children in areas where malaria is common. Many of the patients die, and among those who survive, about a third have lasting cognitive and neurological disabilities, including epilepsy and learning disorders. Show More Summary