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May 5, 2015

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May 5, 2015

Apr. 29, 2015 — Patients with traumatic brain injuries are not benefiting from recent advances in cognitive neuroscience research -- and they should be, scientists report. Now, cognitive neuroscientists have ... read more

Can Cheap Wine Taste Great? Brain Imaging and Marketing Placebo Effects

Apr. 29, 2015 — When consumers taste cheap wine and rate it highly because they believe it is expensive, is it because prejudice has blinded them to the actual taste, or has prejudice actually changed their brain ... read more

Cytokine May Play Major Role in Multiple Sclerosis

Apr. 29, 2015 — Multiple sclerosis (MS) is caused by immune cells that activate a cascade of chemicals in the brain, attacking and degrading the insulation that keeps neuronal signals moving. These chemicals, called ... read more

Brain Tumor Patients Should Be Screened for Depression

Apr. 29, 2015 — Because depression in brain cancer patients is a common but often overlooked condition, oncologists should regularly screen tumor patients for depression, according to a new article. The authors also ... read more

Cocaine Changes Brain, Makes Relapse More Common in Addicts

Apr. 28, 2015 — Cocaine use causes 'profound changes' in the brain that lead to an increased risk of relapse due to stress, according to new research that identifies a molecular mechanism in the reward ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — Most of the time, we learn only gradually, incrementally building connections between actions or events and outcomes. But there are exceptions--every once in a while, something happens and we ... read more

Brain Differences Seen in Children With Dyslexia, Dysgraphia

Apr. 28, 2015 — Structural brain differences between children with dyslexia and dysgraphia and children who are typical language learners have been observed by researchers in a recent study. Researchers say the ... read more

Apr. 28, 2015 — Women may have a more difficult time than men in recovering from concussion, according to a new study. Concussion, also known as mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI), is a common medical problem ... read more

How to Stop Songs from Getting Stuck in Our Heads? Chew Some Gum!

Apr. 28, 2015 — An effective solution to get rid of earworms, those annoying tunes that keep on re-playing in never ending loops in our heads, has been found. The best way to block obsessive melodies is neither to ... read more

Apr. 27, 2015 — An international team of scientists has discovered what amounts to a molecular reset button for our internal body clock. Their findings reveal a potential target to treat a range of disorders, from ... read more

Apr. 27, 2015 — Two wrongs can make a right, at least in the world of visual perception and motor functioning, according to brain scientists who tracked the eyes of students during exercises in a dark ... read more

Your Adolescent Brain on Alcohol: Changes Last Into Adulthood

Apr. 27, 2015 — Repeated alcohol exposure during adolescence results in long-lasting changes in the region of the brain that controls learning and memory, according to a research team that used a rodent model as a ... read more

Cardiorespiratory Fitness Contributes to Successful Brain Aging

Apr. 27, 2015 — Cardiorespiratory fitness may positively impact the structure of white matter in the brains of older adults. These results suggest that exercise could be prescribed to lessen age-related declines in ... read more

Apr. 27, 2015 — Chemotherapy can lead to excessive mind wandering and an inability to concentrate, research shows. Dubbed 'chemo-brain,' the negative cognitive effects of the cancer treatment have long ... read more

MRI Shows Association Between Reading to Young Children and Brain Activity

Apr. 25, 2015 — There is evidence that reading to young children is in fact associated with differences in brain activity supporting early reading ... read more

Discovery May Open Door for Treating Fragile X Carriers

Apr. 24, 2015 — Fragile X syndrome, an inherited cause of autism and intellectual disability, can have consequences even for carriers of the disorder who don't have full-blown ... read more

New Light Shed on Brain's Source of Power

Apr. 24, 2015 — New research represents a potentially fundamental shift in our understanding of how nerve cells in the brain generate the energy needed to function. The study shows neurons are more independent than ... read more

Apr. 24, 2015 — Investigators have developed an imageable mouse model of brain-metastatic breast cancer and shown the potential of a stem-cell-based therapy to eliminate metastatic cells from the brain and prolong ... read more

Apr. 23, 2015 — Air pollution, even at moderate levels, has long been recognized as a factor in raising the risk of stroke. A new study suggests that long-term exposure can cause damage to brain structures and ... read more

Glimpses of How the Brain Transforms Sound

Apr. 23, 2015 — When people hear the sound of footsteps or the drilling of a woodpecker, the rhythmic structure of the sounds is striking. Even when the temporal structure of a sound is less obvious, as with human ... read more

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