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Take a deep breath: Scientists locate the part of the brain that controls sighs

2 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

Your life depends on your ability to sigh. Yes, we sigh when we're exhausted or stressed -- and when the weight of the world feels like too much to bear -- but it turns out that sighing is also an essential life-sustaining reflex that is necessary to keep our lungs from collapsing.   This week...

Standard Deduction: Hillary Clinton’s Attitude Toward Wall Street Is Subjective

Depending on how your brain processes information, Mrs. Clinton is deep in the pocket of Wall Street, or she has a smart plan to rein in its excesses.

Cocaine users present alterations in the function and structures of the brain

In the study cocaine users performed a gambling task while measurements were being taken of their brain activity. The researchers discovered that cocaine users present a state of hyperactivation in the ventral striatum, a deep region of the brain that forms part of the so-called "reward circuit". Show More Summary

8 Illustrations Over-Thinkers Will Relate To On A Deep Level

Here's to anyone whose brain just won't shut off. Over-thinkers are notorious for letting their minds play on a loop. Classified as people who have incessant thoughts and are terribly indecisive, this over-thinking may also lead to worry. But never fear, ruminators. Show More Summary

Quickies: Brain folds, being a woman politician, and alternatives to resting bitch face

Categories: Quickies The simple physics of how the brain gets its folds – I now have a deep desire to grow gel brains. Lots of men don’t think rape is rape –... (Read more...)

Butt Ugly: Deep-Sea Assfish Is Aptly Named

The deep sea dwelling Bony-Eared Assfish is as butt-ugly as a fish can get, has virtually no brain to speak of, and no doubt has a charming personality. The post Butt Ugly: Deep-Sea Assfish Is Aptly Named appeared first on WebEcoist...

Google trumps Facebook in building AI that can win at Go

Over the past year, Google and Facebook have been working on AI that can beat humans at the ancient Chinese board game Go, using deep neural networks that mimic the way our brains function. Yesterday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote that researchers at his company were “getting close” to teaching computers to win at Go. Show More Summary

This Is Your Brain on Trump

3 weeks agoNews : The Daily Beast

Why is everyone so angry? The GOPs violent rhetoric is triggering something deep and dangerous in voters rage circuitsand neuroscience shows how theyre exploiting our primal fears.

Is autism hiding in a fold of the brain?

Scientists have identified a cerebral marker specific to autism that can be detected by MRI and is present as from the age of two years. The abnormality thus detected consists in a less deep fold in Broca's area, a region of the brain specialized in language and communication, functions that are impaired in autistic patients. Show More Summary

Drunk With Awe: Neil DeGrasse Tyson on The Meaning and Beauty Of Life And Death [Video]

A few days ago, Neil deGrasse Tyson had a very deep conversation with Jason Silva, the host of National Geographic’s Brain Games, about the meaning and beauty of life and death and how death is actually a beautiful thing because it brings meaning to life. Show More Summary

Zoning out or deep thinking?

Reading stories about values you hold sacred activates a part of your brain once thought to be used for zoning out. The researchers suggest that these results were gained not just because the brain is presented with a moral quandary, but rather that the quandary is presented in a narrative format.

Deep Chocolate Minty Blast Tonic

last monthFitness / Yoga : Yoga Journal

When brain fog happens, bring ?your concentration back online with dark chocolate. The post Deep Chocolate Minty Blast Tonic appeared first on Yoga Journal.

Read This If You Feel Like You’re Losing The Battle With Your Anxiety

A deep breath can be so helpful in times of stress or anxiety. There is something so soothing about a deep breath. It’s as if you’re filling every single cell in your body with fresh air. It’s as if your heart and brain are finally getting the message to slow down. It’s the first thing you need to do to get that mind to stop racing.

Medtronic’s Activa Deep Brain Stimulators Approved for Full-Body MRI Scans

2 months agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

Medtronic‘s line of Activa deep brain stimulators (DBS) received FDA approval for safe use while the patient undergoes full body magnetic resonance imaging as long as certain precautions are taken. This makes Activa DBS implants the only ones approved in the U.S. Show More Summary

Evan Leversage, Terminally Ill Canadian Boy Who Celebrated Christmas Two Months Early, Loses Battle With Cancer

Evan Leversage, a Canadian boy from St. George, Ontario, lost his battle with brain cancer December 6, his family reported. He was seven years old. His mother, Nicole Wellwood, said as she held him and he took one last, deep breath, “he died with the most beautiful smile on his face,” according to CBC News.... Show More Summary

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Rate of progression of Parkinson’s disease hard to predict

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My father is 64 and was diagnosed with Parkinson’s last year. So far his symptoms are very mild, but I’m wondering what the typical progression of the disease is like. I have read that deep brain stimulation is sometimes recommended. When is this type of treatment usually considered? Is it safe? ANSWER: […]

How coding is like climbing Everest

Well, I backed out of the brain surgery project. It happens sometimes. I got too deep into it, and realized "this will never work." I need to take a step back and come up with a new approach.

Researchers open 'Golden Window' in deep brain imaging

The neuroscience community is saluting the creation of a 'Golden Window' for deep brain imaging. This is a first for brain imaging, explain the authors of a new report on the topic.

CCNY researchers open 'Golden Window' in deep brain imaging

The neuroscience community is saluting the creation of a "Golden Window" for deep brain imaging by researchers at The City College of New York led by biomedical engineer Lingyan Shi. This is a first for brain imaging, said Shi, a research...Show More Summary

'Wiggling' Tapeworm Larva Found Deep Inside California Man's Brain

3 months agoNews : Huffington Post

Luis Ortiz doesn’t remember much about that fateful September day when he almost lost his life because of a "wiggling" worm in his brain. The 26-year-old California resident was skateboarding near his parents’ home in Napa when the headaches he’d been having for several days suddenly intensified. Show More Summary

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