June 23, 2015
may have more to do with altered stress pathways than pleasure-seeking
June 16, 2015
Yet Harvard researchers insist brain-improving effects of GDF11 were real.
June 8, 2015
highly connected region is active not only driving motor movements but also
during cognitive tasks.
May 26, 2015
While our short-term memory ability may peak in youth, other cognitive skills hit their strides much later, researchers report from a series of crowd-sourced experiments.
May 20, 2015
Could the disorder—often characterized by hearing voices—be a failure of brain rhythms?
April 28, 2015
Many researchers at a New York Academy of
Sciences symposium described a “nexus of nutrition, aging, and dementia.”
April 24, 2015
Nobel Prize winner John O’Keefe described the path to our understanding of how
place works in the brain during a special lecture celebrating the British
Neuroscience Association’s 50th year.
April 20, 2015
research reveals the neural mechanisms underlying the transition from voluntary
to compulsive drug-taking. Scientists and neuroethicists argued what could be
done to help people and society during a symposium at the BNA Festival of
April 7, 2015
Can imaging tell us if scary labels on cigarette
packages prompt smokers to quit? Researchers look for signs that might track
how persuasive psychological and social interventions will be.
March 30, 2015
ability to use brain real estate slotted for vision for touch perception
suggests that sense areas could be driven by task, not the type of sense.
March 24, 2015
find that focused sound waves can loosen the blood-brain barrier in
Alzheimer’s-model mice, resulting in the clearance of amyloid beta from the
brain, and big improvements on memory tests.
March 10, 2015
a data-mining method and fMRI results from eight separate clinical trials
testing pain medicines, Oxford researchers find evidence of consistent patterns
of brain activity. Such a definite pattern might be used before human trials to
choose which new drug to test, or after, to see if it is working in a
February 17, 2015
who get migraines could soon have some new therapeutic options, but a deep
understanding of the disorder continues to elude researchers.
January 26, 2015
Researchers describe links between the presence of a caregiver, the absence of severe prenatal stress, and changes in brain structure and function in childhood and adolescence.
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January 20, 2015
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.