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A recent survey suggests that neuromyths are more pervasive
in the educational community than we might think, and this may work against
academic achievement. We investigate some of the most common myths, explaining
their scientific origins and realities. One of our series of briefing papers.
The researchers expect that such investigations
ultimately could offer insights into related neuroscientific issues such as the
neural origins of hallucinated voices in schizophrenia and the delusional sense
of being controlled by someone else.
Increasing enthusiasm from the science community and the
public has led to the expansion of Brain Awareness Week to five continents. We
look back on the campaign’s evolution.
Truth, Lies, and False Memories: Neuroscience in the Courtroom
Craig Stark, Ph.D., Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, Francisco J. Ayala School of Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine
Craig Stark, Ph.D.
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discussed the molecular mechanisms linking sleep to depression and stress at
the 9th FENS Forum of Neuroscience in Milan last month.
The loss of the REST protein from neurons appears to be an important early event in neurodegenerative disease. Researchers now are looking for ways to restore it in the elderly.
Approaches include stimulating the growth of nerve fibers to
improve sound perception and scanning the cortex to improve the device’s
many “normal” people—students, lawyers, doctors—are taking drugs that may
enhance cognitive function, there is little research into how these drugs
affect non-disordered brains. A research review suggests that using
cognitive-enhancing drugs may have unintended and quite negative consequences,
especially in youngsters.
Scientists have reported promising rejuvenation experiments on mouse brains-but it isn't clear that such results can be translated usefully into human therapies.
published in the past few years suggests that longer years of formal study can
strengthen the brain, making it more resistant to the ravages of old age—and
perhaps mitigating the damage that occurs after traumatic brain injury.