Researchers have found that scans that look for signs of metabolic activity in specific areas of the brain could help doctors predict whether or not a person in a vegetative state will regain consciousness. These findings were published Tuesday in the journal The Lancet. Show More Summary
A new study finds that occasional, regular use of marijuana by young people alters brain structure, a conclusion that a Northwestern University researcher says could be “troubling.”
April 15, 2014, Irvine, Calif. — UC Irvine neurobiologists have found that genetically modified neural stem cells show positive results when transplanted into the brains of mice with the symptoms and pathology of Alzheimer's disease....Show More Summary
Experts say it’s not a “safe” drug and should not be used by anyone under 30. People who had only used cannabis once or twice a week for a matter of months were found to have changes in the brain that govern emotion, motivation and addiction. Researchers from Harvard Medical School in America carried out […]
Here’s one that’ll get you right in the feels, as the kids say nowadays: After being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor in January, 4-year old Jack Robinson of the small village of Denmeade, Hampshire in England–through the generosity of his community and several celebrities–completed a “Bucket List” that concluded with an unique Star Wars […]
Learn to allow your brain time to kick in and make sense of what otherwise leaves you helpless with rage. Mindful anger leads to emotional freedom. read more
A functional brain imaging technique known as positron emission tomography (PET) is a promising tool for determining which severely brain damaged individuals in vegetative states have the potential to recover consciousness, according...Show More Summary
Brain imaging can help doctors tell when a patient is more likely to recover
The other day, I read a red carpet interview with Kate Upton wherein she remarked that a character she's playing in the upcoming film The Other Woman is "young and naive, like I was once." Kate Upton is 21. Read more...
Traditionally, the majority of entrepreneurs have been logical thinkers, problem solvers, and pay attention to details. These are the stereotypical left-brain engineers. Yet I see a big shift from the knowledge age, with its left-brain...Show More Summary
TORONTO, April 15, 2014—Teenagers who have suffered a traumatic brain injury such as a concussion are at "significantly greater odds" of attempting suicide, being bullied and engaging in a variety of high risk behaviours, a new study...Show More Summary
Washington, DC — The size and shape of two brain regions involved in emotion and motivation may differ in young adults who smoke marijuana at least once a week, according to a study published April 16 in The Journal of Neuroscience.Show More Summary
WASHINGTON – In the first known study of its kind, researchers have shown that the language we learn as children affects brain structure, as does hearing status. The findings are reported in the Journal of Neuroscience. read more
CHICAGO --- Young adults who used marijuana only recreationally showed significant abnormalities in two key brain regions that are important in emotion and motivation, scientists report. The study was a collaboration between Northwestern Medicine® and Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. read more
Dr. Pierre Mégevand was in the middle of a somewhat-routine epilepsy test when his patient, a 22-year old man, said Mégevand and his medical team looked like they had transformed into Italians working at a pizzeria — aprons and all. It wasn’t long, the patient said, before the doctors morphed back into their exam room […]
A new study shows that smoking as little as one joint a week can cause abnormalities in areas that regulate emotion and motivation
Is 24 the new 50? A new study suggests that cognitive decline begins earlier than we think. The study of more than 3,300 volunteers tracked the relationship between age and the speed at which people make decisions and shift between tasks
The key to enjoying The Matrix is to turn off your brain and enjoy the ride. Turn on your brain, and you wind up with a 12 minute CinemaSins video. Read more...
A few weeks ago, original AC/DC member Malcolm Young suffered a stroke that left a blood clot in his brain, resulting in an inability to perform like he used to. The situation is being described as serious, although there is hope that he will recover.... Read More
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