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October 28, 2016

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October 28, 2016

Are You Addicted to Social Media? Six Questions

Oct. 27, 2016 — Yes, you spend a lot of time on social media. You might even check your phone every few minutes to see how many people have liked your latest Facebook post. But are you addicted? And even if you are, ... read more

Oct. 26, 2016 — Grasping a cup or brushing hair or cooking a meal requires feedback that has been lost in amputees and individuals with paralysis -- a sense of touch. Researchers have now used direct stimulation of ... read more

Bilingual Brains Activate Different Networks When Reading Opaque, Transparent Languages

Oct. 26, 2016 — Bilinguals use different neural networks to read languages that are pronounced as they are written – such as the Basque language – from those in which this correspondence does not exist, like ... read more

Oct. 26, 2016 — New research sheds light on what might be going wrong in the regulation of genes that govern the brain’s connectivity. The study's intention is to identify new clues to improve treatments for ... read more

Neuro Chip Records Brain Cell Activity

Oct. 26, 2016 — Brain functions are controlled by millions of brain cells. However, in order to understand how the brain controls functions, such as simple reflexes or learning and memory, we must be able to record ... read more

Common Sets of Genes Disrupted in Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder and Major Depression

Oct. 26, 2016 — Studying brain tissue from deceased donors, scientists have found common groups of genes disrupted among people with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and major depression. The commonly affected genes ... read more

Brain Scans of Children With Tourette's Offer Clues to Disorder

Oct. 26, 2016 — Researchers have identified areas in the brains of children with Tourette’s syndrome that appear markedly different from the same areas in the brains of children who don’t have the ... read more

Oct. 25, 2016 — Now that we know that gut bacteria can speak to the brain in ways that affect our mood, our appetite, and even our circadian rhythms. The next challenge for scientists is to control this ... read more

Oct. 25, 2016 — 5-?m-diameter needle-electrodes on 1 mm × 1 mm block modules have now been developed by researchers. This tiny needle may help solve the mysteries of the brain and facilitate the development of a ... read more

Can a Brain-Computer Interface Convert Your Thoughts to Text?

Oct. 25, 2016 — Ever wonder what it would be like if a device could decode your thoughts into actual speech or written words? While this might enhance the capabilities of already existing speech interfaces with ... read more

Dieting Success May Be Hardwired Into the Brain

Oct. 25, 2016 — Scientists studied the connections between the executive control and reward systems in the brain, and discovered the ability to self-regulate a healthy body weight may be dependent on individual ... read more

Oct. 24, 2016 — Losing the youthful firmness and elasticity in our skin is one of the first outward signs of aging. Now it seems it's not just our skin that starts to sag, but our brains ... read more

Oct. 24, 2016 — Telling small lies desensitizes our brains to the associated negative emotions and may encourage us to tell bigger lies in future, reveals new ... read more

Brain Changes in Offending Pedophiles Uncovered

Oct. 24, 2016 — New research reveals that certain alterations in the brain may be present in pedophiles, with differences between hands-on offenders and those who have not sexually offended against ... read more

Oct. 24, 2016 — Depression is generally considered to be a specific and consistent disorder characterized by a fixed set of symptoms and often treated with a combination of psychotherapy and medication. However, the ... read more

Don't Believe Your Eyes

Oct. 24, 2016 — Visual hallucinations ... everyone has heard of them, and many people have experienced the sensation of "seeing" something that isn't there. But studying the phenomenon of ... read more

New Evaluation Model Delivers Improved Care for Patients With Cognitive Disorders

Oct. 24, 2016 — First year data on the effectiveness of a new care model has been published. The work follows a three-step evaluation and management plan from clinicians in Geriatrics, Neuropsychology and Neurology, ... read more

Oct. 24, 2016 — Researchers have found measurable brain changes in children after a single season of playing youth football, even without a concussion diagnosis, according to a new ... read more

Oct. 23, 2016 — Researchers have explored the true impact of heading a soccer ball, identifying small but significant changes in brain function immediately after routine heading ... read more

Oct. 20, 2016 — Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that's partly responsible for feelings of happiness and for mood regulation in humans. This makes it a common target for antidepressants, which block serotonin ... read more

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