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How the brain's involved in wanting and having sex
A new review looks at how the brain impacts the sequence of physical and emotional changes that occur as a person participates in sexually stimulating activities. (2015-03-02)
Brain trauma may increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease
A new study published in BMC Neurology suggests that brain injury leads to an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease (2001-08-22)
Conclusions on brain-machine interfaces for communication and rehabilitation
In the journal Nature Reviews Neurology the researcher Ander Ramos of Tecnalia together with Niel Birbaumer, lecturer at the University of Tübingen, have expounded how brain-machine interfaces use brain activity to control external devices, thus enabling seriously disabled patients to interact with the environment. (2016-10-04)
Study examines drowning-induced brain injury in children
A new study indicates that children who develop brain injury due to non-fatal drowning often experience severe motor deficits but maintain relatively intact perceptual and cognitive capabilities. (2017-08-01)
Compelling evidence that brain parts evolve independently
An evolutionary biologist at the University of Manchester, working with scientists in the United States, has found compelling evidence that parts of the brain can evolve independently from each other. (2012-09-25)
Regular exercise may boost brain health in adults
In the brain, blood flow and cognitive function peak during young adulthood, but a new study of 52 young women found that oxygen availability, which is known to positively relate to brain health and function, is higher in adults who exercise regularly. (2015-01-20)
Mouse brain rewires its neural circuits to recuperate from damaged neural function after stroke
Japanese research group led by Professor Junichi Nabekura in National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Japan, found that, after cerebral stroke in one side of the mouse brain, another side of the brain rewires its neural circuits to recuperate from damaged neural function. (2009-08-21)
Bloodthirsty brains
South African and Australian researchers calculated how blood flowing to the brain of human ancestors changed over course of time. (2016-08-31)
Air pollution may contribute to white matter loss in the brain
In a new study, older women who lived in places with higher air pollution had significantly reduced white matter in the brain. (2015-06-15)
Enzyme controlling cell death paves way for treatment of brain damage in newborns
Brain damage due to birth asphyxia -- where the brain is starved of oxygen around the time of delivery -- is normally treated by cooling the infant, but this only helps one baby in nine. (2011-10-25)
U of MN researchers develop way to visualize synchronized interactions of nerve cells in the brain
Researchers at the University of Minnesota Medical School and the Brain Sciences Center at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center have discovered a new way to assess how brain networks act together. (2006-02-09)
DNA find sheds light on the human brain
Brain cells alter their genetic make-up during a person's lifetime, scientists have found in a discovery that could shed light on neurological diseases. (2011-10-30)
One part of the brain unexpectedly continues to grow in adulthood
In humans, the part of the brain that's responsible for face recognition continues to grow into adulthood, a new study reveals. (2017-01-05)
Research turns the world upside down
Using tests of visual perception and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), Lars Strother and colleagues at the University of Western Ontario's world-renowned Centre for Brain & Mind recently measured activity in two regions of the brain well known for facial recognition and found they were highly sensitive to the orientation of people's faces. (2011-04-18)
Why does an anesthetic make us lose consciousness?
Neuroscientists at Goethe University Frankfurt and the Max Planck Institute for Dynamics and Self-Organization in Göttingen have now discovered that certain areas of the brain generate less information when under anesthesia. (2017-06-13)
Birth control for brain neurons
Researchers have discovered that a molecule called nitric oxide (NO) is a pivotal, natural regulator of the birth of new neurons in the adult brain. (2003-07-28)
Research could reveal the extent of stroke damage
A Hunter stroke researcher has received national recognition for his research exploring changes in brain circulation in the first few hours after stroke. (2008-09-16)
'Mysteries of the Brain' video series debuts
A new video series released today takes viewers on a journey to unlock the mysteries of the brain and better understand how this complex organ functions. (2015-06-10)
UM researchers discover 'key' to blood-brain barrier
Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore have identified a receptor in the human brain that regulates the interface between the bloodstream and the brain, which is known as the blood-brain barrier. (2000-01-02)
Connections in the brains of young children strengthen during sleep, CU-Boulder study finds
While young children sleep, connections between the left and the right hemispheres of their brain strengthen, which may help brain functions mature, according to a new study by the University of Colorado Boulder. (2013-11-20)
Scientists catch brain damage in the act
Scientists have uncovered how inflammation and lack of oxygen conspire to cause brain damage in conditions such as stroke and Alzheimer's disease. (2014-03-13)
Does the college experience damage your brain?
Is college grade-point average the best marker of future job success? (2005-03-15)
Young brainy students create world first
A new 3-D brain model is at the center of a project created by a group of postgraduate students based at the Howard Florey Institute. (2006-09-05)
Building the blood-brain barrier
Construction of the brain's border fence is supervised by Wnt/b-catenin signaling, report Liebner et al. in the Journal of Cell Biology. (2008-10-27)
Blind people have brain map for 'visual' observations too
Is what you're looking at an object, a face, or a tree? (2017-05-17)
Brain research provides clues to what makes people think and behave differently
Differences in the physical connections of the brain are at the root of what make people think and behave differently from one another. (2013-02-06)
Link between Alzheimer's disease and traumatic brain damage clarified
This week scientists of the Flanders Interuniversity Institute for Biotechnology (VIB) will once again publish a breakthrough in their research regarding Alzheimer's disease. (2005-08-03)
Split-Brain Study Finds Lefty Writing Guided By The Right
Surgery that split the halves of her brain helped a woman's seizures. (1998-05-07)
Study finds language and tool-making skills evolved at the same time
Research by the University of Liverpool has found that the same brain activity is used for language production and making complex tools, supporting the theory that they evolved at the same time. (2013-09-02)
Response to immune protein determines pathology of multiple sclerosis
New research may help reveal why different parts of the brain can come under attack in patients with multiple sclerosis. (2008-10-13)
A radical suggestion for world improvement
Now in English, the book (2008-04-24)
Caresses enjoyable vicariously, too
It is well-known that we humans enjoy sensual caresses, but the brain reacts just as strongly to seeing another person being caressed, reveals research from the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. (2011-10-17)
The scientific brain
Good science involves formulating a hypothesis and testing whether this hypothesis is compatible with the scientist's observations. (2010-03-11)
£1.1M for study into how 'acetylcholine' influences brain network activity
A £1.1 million grant to understand how one of the brain's key neurotransmitters called 'acetylcholine' influences brain activity has been awarded to University of Bristol researchers. (2013-11-14)
Has evolution given humans unique brain structures?
Humans have at least two functional networks in their cerebral cortex not found in rhesus monkeys. (2013-02-22)
The immune system and Alzheimer's disease
Utrecht researchers, funded by NWO, have determined the role played by brain cells from the immune system that are located close to dying memory cells. (2001-11-26)
Atlas of older brains could help diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease
A digital map of the ageing brain could aid the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative disorders in older people, a study suggests. (2015-06-24)
Dick Swaab wins the 2014 ECNP Media Award
Europe's leading applied neuroscience association, the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP) is pleased to announce that the winner of the 2014 ECNP Media Award is Dick Swaab, for his book, We are our Brains: From the Womb to Alzheimer's. (2014-10-18)
Research reveals insights on how ancient reptiles adapted to life in water
The world's first study into the brain anatomy of a marine reptile that lived at the same time as the dinosaurs sheds light on how the reptilian brain adapted to life in the oceans. (2015-06-15)
Brain noise is a good thing
Canadian scientists have shown that a noisy brain is a healthy brain. (2008-07-03)
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