How Torture Damages Pain Perception

By | Wed, 11/06/2013 - 17:34

The physical and mental trauma of torture is substantial enough to cause lifelong dysfunctions in pain perception.


A Laser To Cure Alzheimer's, Parkinson's Disease

By | Sun, 11/03/2013 - 20:30

A new type of laser may revolutionize treatment for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Creutzfeldt-Jakobs disease, and other neurodegenerative disorders.


Are Lefties More Likely To Be Schizophrenic?

By | Thu, 10/31/2013 - 18:43

Studies of patients diagnosed with psychotic disorders like schizophrenia reveal a disproportionate amount of lefties.

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Grow Your Brain With Video Games

By | Thu, 10/31/2013 - 17:27

Playing video games like Super Mario 64 may lead to improved cognitive skills and an increase in brain volume.


'Kinesthesia' Lets Us See, Perceive Our Own Actions In The Dark Without Even Noticing

By | Thu, 10/31/2013 - 17:11

Our ability to intuit the relative position of our body allows us to "see" movement in the dark.


You Are More Likely To Lie, Steal, And Cheat In The Afternoon

By | Wed, 10/30/2013 - 16:53

Personal ethics and moral behavior tends to decline after lunch, according to a new study on the "morning morality effect."

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Put This Headset On To Sharpen Your Focus: ‘Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation’ May Boost Cognitive Function

By | Tue, 10/29/2013 - 19:18

tDCS stimulates certain areas of the brain through low-level electrical currents that may help treat depression and improve cognitive function.


Back To School After A Concussion

By | Sun, 10/27/2013 - 17:25

Students recovering from a concussion may benefit from a personalized, gradual transition back to classes and homework.


Why Do We Sleep?

By | Thu, 10/17/2013 - 14:00

Scientists still wonder why people sleep, but the latest research says a big reason is to remove waste and prevent Alzheimer's disease.


Do We Pay Attention To Villains Who Suffer More Than Protagonists In Pain?

By | Wed, 10/16/2013 - 21:53

Researchers found that activity in the brain increased when viewing disliked individuals in pain.


Why Most Of Us Would Pay Much More For Coffee

By | Sun, 10/13/2013 - 18:10

Most of us would prefer to pay more for our morning cup of coffee, neurobiologists have found.


How Does The Brain Deal With Rejection From A Love Interest?

By | Thu, 10/10/2013 - 21:03

Dealing with rejection is never easy, but the brain does a pretty decent job of helping us deal with it, and if you have one particular trait, you're more likely to get over it.


Neuroscientist: Dogs Have Feelings, Too

By | Sun, 10/06/2013 - 18:56

Using MRI scans, researchers have determined that dogs display some of the physiological mechanisms associated with emotions in humans.


President Of Argentina Cristina Fernandez Ordered To Rest After Brain Bleed Discovered

By | Sun, 10/06/2013 - 14:40

Doctors discovered that President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner was suffering from a chronic subdural hematoma, likely the result of a mild skull trauma from August.


Depression Tied To Blurred Memories

By | Thu, 10/03/2013 - 21:39

Depression may problematize recognition by blurring past experience and conflating details, a new study has found.