Brain Imaging

Music Really Does Make You Smarter — A Lot Smarter

By | Wed, 06/18/2014 - 14:28

People who play music not only have higher IQs, but also better problem-solving and multitasking skills than people who don't, a new study shows.

Drug Could Help Alcoholics Forget They Like Drinking By Blocking Their Memories

Drug Could Help Alcoholics Forget They're Addicted By Blocking Their Memories

By | Thu, 06/27/2013 - 19:53

A drug used on rats that preferred drinking alcohol disrupted chemical pathways involved with memories, leading them to become less interested in drinking it.

Ricardo Woods

'Blinking Murder Trial': Dying Man's Blinks Identify His Shooter

By | Fri, 05/17/2013 - 09:11

A Cincinnati man was convicted Thursday after his alleged, paralyzed victim identified him by blinking his eyes.

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What Happens In Your Brain When You Inhibit Emotions?

By | Fri, 05/10/2013 - 16:56

A new study claims that different parts of the brain control voluntary and instructed emotional control.


Brain Controls Color Vision Over Lifetime: New Study

By | Wed, 05/08/2013 - 17:00

As the eyes age, the brain kicks in to keep color vision in tact, new research suggests.


Botox A Useful Tool for Brain Study, NIH Researchers Say

By | Thu, 05/02/2013 - 17:06

NIH researchers used Botox and other similar toxins to examine how brain cells communicate, and discover a new function for a group of proteins called SNARES.

Developmental Topographical Disorientation - spatial navigation orientation disorder

Getting Lost: What Happens When the Brain’s ‘GPS’ Mapping Malfunctions

By | Wed, 05/01/2013 - 00:05

A rare brain condition called Developmental Topographical Disorientation (DTD), or developmental topographagnosia, leaves people completely unable to navigate their surroundings.

Screenshot from a 2012 anti-smoking TV ad, produced by the CDC.

Do Anti-Smoking Commercials Work? Brain Scans Reveal The Answer

By | Wed, 04/24/2013 - 09:01

Scientists report that brain activity can predict which anti-smoking TV commercials will be the most convincing.

Lost Dog? Misplaced Keys? How Brain Mobilizes Search Parties For The Missing

Lost Dog? Misplaced Keys? How Your Brain Mobilizes Search Parties For The Missing

By | Mon, 04/22/2013 - 10:26

A new study reveals which regions of the brain responsible for figuring out how to run a search and rescue.

Cycling Exercise study

Brain Boost from Sports Practice: Fitness Has Attention Benefits

By | Thu, 04/11/2013 - 00:55

A new study finds that athletes with high fitness levels have better sustained attention benefits than students who do not regularly exercise or practice sports.

Syncing Sound With Brain Waves At Night Improves Sleep And Boosts Memory

Dream Interpretation Machine Predicts Sleep Images from Brain Scans [VIDEO]

By | Thu, 04/04/2013 - 22:57

In a groundbreaking brain imaging study, researchers developed a computer learning model that can accurately predict what a sleeping person sees in their dreams from fMRI brain imaging.


Brain Scans Predict Crime Before It Happens; Can Neuroimaging Prevent Repeat Offenders?

By | Thu, 03/28/2013 - 20:49

Predicting criminal behavior before it occurs may be possible with brain scans of the anterior cingulate cortex, a neural area responsible for impulsive behavior.

Brain Implant

Wireless Brain Implant Transmits Signals from Moving Animals: Is Human Telekinesis Far Off?

By | Tue, 03/19/2013 - 19:57

Wireless brain implants can now transmit data from moving animals– a breakthrough that brings functional mind-controlled prosthetics closer to reality.


Scans Of Teen Brains Reveal How The Mind Matures

By | Tue, 03/19/2013 - 15:03

By analyzing the brain EEG patterns of adolescence it was found that they steadily build connections until age 8 and then start to prune unused connections to increase problem-solving skills.


Getting Your Child to Read by Age Four Can Lead to Faster Brain Maturity

By | Mon, 10/15/2012 - 15:17

Being a bookworm is not a bad thing at all. Children who read perform better in school, have a healthy self-image and become lifelong learners, according to the Reading is Fundamental organization.