April 23, 2017
Teachers want to take advantage of what we’ve
learned about the brain and learning, but don’t always know how to tell what is
solid science. Researchers at BNA 2017 Festival of Neuroscience described
studies in classrooms themselves that show promise.
April 19, 2017
People with a variety of disorders, from neurological
to psychiatric, share troubles with motivation, especially apathy and
described how they are connecting the dots between symptoms and brain mechanisms
during the BNA2017 Festival of Neuroscience.
April 18, 2017
Once people start lying, they are often more willing to lie for higher
and higher stakes. Some of their willingness is due to external factors, but a
new line of research is teasing out internal factors, as well.
April 13, 2017
drug has shown promise in treating depression and extinguishing fearful
memories. Could it also prevent the descent from fearful memory to full-blown
April 11, 2017
Children who lag cognitively after spending time
in orphanages can make up the difference by young adulthood, suggest two
longitudinal studies, but some behavior and emotional issues remain—or even
increase. This suggests that environmental influences might lead to disorders
with or without genetic precursors.
March 21, 2017
The actions of astrocytes and oligodendrocytes vary from region
to region, suggesting that these cells function somewhat differently in each
area. But as we age, a new study suggests such regional differences become less
March 2, 2017
Researchers find effects of exhaust fume
particles in people who live close to busy roadways, even children.
February 15, 2017
brain adapts as it interacts with prosthetics driven by thought, which in turn
may mean prosthetics need to adapt as well.
February 1, 2017
trials of methods of sound discrimination and visual discrimination suggest new
methods to try to help children read.
January 18, 2017
would being good at mental arithmetic make you good at managing your feelings?
January 3, 2017
How much is genetic? How much environment? Is
having a depressive mother a sentence of depression? Scientists tease out hints
and hope for more to help find children at most risk.
December 19, 2016
analysis and eyewitness testimony can be clouded by bias to the point that they
incriminate innocent people, said Thomas Albright during a lecture at the
Society for Neuroscience annual meeting. Neuroscience can offer possible
December 15, 2016
at the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting describe epigenetic influences
on non-human offspring of various kinds of stress, from obesity to anxiety.
December 12, 2016
the recent Society for Neuroscience conference, researchers describe how increased
movement can improve measures of brain volume and white-matter connections, as
well as easing certain symptoms in people with schizophrenia and Parkinson’s.
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December 6, 2016
In the US, many states have legalized pot use without waiting for the science. At the recent Society for Neuroscience annual meeting, researchers scrambling to catch up described possible mechanisms and potential uses for compounds found in the plant.