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