Brain Maze

Autistic Children Have Less Flexible Brains

By | Tue, 07/29/2014 - 11:00

The repetitive, inflexible behaviors of children with autism may be linked to inflexible circuits in the brain, according to new research from Stanford.


New Understanding Of Tourette Syndrome May Soon Lead To Non-Drug Treatments

By | Sun, 12/22/2013 - 16:57

A brain imaging study of Tourette patients yields new insight into the condition, with potential for non-drug treatments soon.


Could Electrical Stimulation Of The Anterior Cingulate Cortex Help You Win?

By | Thu, 12/05/2013 - 13:05

Stanford researchers have identified the anterior cingulate cortex as the area of the brain that inspires an individual to both anticipate challenge and to find the necessary motivation for surmounting it.

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How Does The Brain Make Important Decisions?

By | Sun, 11/24/2013 - 17:34

The mysterious brain region lateral habenula appears to control our assessment of outcomes and risk in strategic decision making.

Autism 'Risk Genes' Mapped By Function

Autism ‘Risk Genes’ Can Be Mapped By Function

By | Thu, 11/21/2013 - 13:54

Although autism spectrum disorder shares common risk genes with intellectual disability, the two disorders develop distinctly as the brain grows in utero.

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What Is Déjà Vu, Really? [VIDEO]

By | Thu, 08/29/2013 - 21:56

Déjà vu may be the result of several different cognitive missteps, neurologists and psychologists say.

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Fighting Temptation Can Work Unconsciously Too, You Just Need To Hear The Right Words

By | Thu, 08/08/2013 - 21:59

Avoiding temptation is often a conscious effort of telling yourself that you won't do something, the brain can avoid temptation unconsciously too, a new study says.

Day 29: Knockout!

Red Card For Handling! Soccer Player Hospitalizes Referee With One Punch

By | Tue, 04/30/2013 - 18:41

A Utah referee is in critical condition, likely with traumatic brain injury, after a single blow to the head.

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Researchers Film Fish Thoughts for the First Time

By | Fri, 02/01/2013 - 10:44

Have you ever wondered what your pet fish was thinking?

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Scientists Pinpoint Memories of Fear in Brain

By | Mon, 01/28/2013 - 18:42

Fight or flight: those are two general animal responses to the feeling of fear.


Toddler Expected to Make Miracle Recovery After Pencil Lodges in Her Brain

By | Fri, 01/25/2013 - 17:53

A 20-month-old toddler Olivia is expected to make a full recovery after a freak fall lodged a pencil into her skull.


The Smell of Love: Researchers Identify Real-Life 'Love Potion'

By | Thu, 01/24/2013 - 13:20

Love might be blind, but it still can smell.

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Not-So-Dumb Jocks: Athletes May Have Evolved Different Brains Than Non-Athletes

By | Thu, 01/17/2013 - 15:53

Researchers found that mice that have been selectively bred for generations to love exercise have larger midbrains.

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Previously Undiscovered Brain Cells May Be Culprit for High Blood Pressure

By | Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:02

High blood pressure is caused by a variety of problems: poor nutrition, smoking and stress, just for starters.

Childhood Abuse Changes Brain, But Treatment Might Change It Back

By | Tue, 01/15/2013 - 12:20

Researchers found that psychological stress during childhood changes certain genes in the brain.