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Why speaking a second language could help your aging brain

[D]oes mastering a second language hone our multitasking skills or merely muddle us up? … In the Annual Review of Linguistics, ...
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Reversing OCD with intensive 4-day ‘head-on’ therapy

[A]round nine years after [Katherine] Mydland-aas’s cleaning rituals began, a psychologist diagnosed her with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and referred her ...
Can we control our dreams through gene therapy?

Can we control our dreams through gene therapy?

What drives our dreams? For most of human history, people thought dreams were supernatural--messages from the gods or visions of ...
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Alien limb syndrome: Understanding how brain injuries can rob the sense of free will

When Ryan Darby was a neurology resident, he was familiar with something called alien limb syndrome, but that did not ...
brain 12 5 18

Podcast: How deep brain stimulation relieves depression symptoms

There's new evidence that mild pulses of electricity can relieve depression — if they reach the right target in the ...
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Delayed diagnosis? In some children, autism traits become ‘significantly more pronounced over time’

Some autistic children don’t show traits of the condition until age 5 or later, new research suggests. Others show a ...
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Treating depression with brain-stimulating implants

[A] new study out of the University of California, San Francisco, published [November 29] in Current Biology, seems to offer an intriguing ...
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Brains of young football players can be changed in one season, study says

A single season playing football might be all it takes to change a young athlete's brain. … Researchers used special ...
12-2-2018 adhd-Brad-Wilson-56a766185f9b58b7d0ea1d84

Searching for the genetic links to ADHD risk

If you have ADHD, chances are higher that your siblings do, too. Estimates differ as to how strong the connection ...
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Can we restore ‘sight’ with brain implants, electrical currents?

In a sense, our eyes are sophisticated cameras; the brain’s visual cortex runs the software that tells us what we’re seeing. … What about ...
Converting thought to speech: Brain implants could help paralyzed patients communicate

Converting thought to speech: Brain implants could help paralyzed patients communicate

[Neurosurgeon Ashesh Mehta] was operating on [an] epilepsy patient to determine the source of seizures. But the patient agreed to ...
placebo 12 6 18

Why you could be genetically programmed to respond to placebos

Confounding drug research, some people appear genetically programmed to believe the placebo they take during drug trials actually works ...
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‘Scarier than we knew’: Dementia-causing prions can spread through the eyes

One of the strangest things that can sicken us—a rogue misfolded protein that destroys the brain, known as a prion—is ...
11-18-2018 frontiers-in-aging-neuroscience-bacteria-alzheimers-research-topic

Not so-sterile brains? Researchers find harmless bacteria living there

In the latest example of bacteria being "literally everywhere," scientists appear to have found evidence of microbes living harmlessly in ...
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Attacking Parkinson’s with ‘reprogrammed’ stem cells

Japanese neurosurgeons have implanted ‘reprogrammed’ stem cells into the brain of a patient with Parkinson’s disease for the first time ...
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Only half of psychology studies can be replicated. That’s a big problem

Over the past few years, an international team of almost 200 psychologists has been trying to repeat a set of ...
leaky 11 29 18

Is there any evidence to support ‘leaky brain’ theories?

Three years ago Mark Crislip wrote about leaky gut syndrome for SBM. He said, “because of an almost complete lack of supporting basic ...
11-20-2018 pregnancy-air-pollution

How air pollution could increase risk of autism

Prenatal exposure to ambient air pollution was associated with an increased risk of autism spectrum disorder, a new study finds ...
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Podcast: What does sadness look like in the brain?

Scientists may have caught a glimpse of what sadness looks like in the brain. A study of 21 people found ...
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Lab-grown ‘mini brains’ are similar to those of premature babies and why that’s a concern

‘Mini brains’ grown in a dish have spontaneously produced human-like brain waves for the first time — and the electrical ...
brain 11 26 18

Rewired brain: Faulty autism gene may affect expression of other genes

TBR1 is among a select set of genes with strong ties to autism. The new findings explain that connection: Mutations in TBR1 may disrupt ...
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Hiding in plain sight: Exploring Parkinson’s link to the appendix

Lurking in the layers of the human appendix lie deposits of alpha-synuclein, a protein prone to gumminess, like sticky rice ...
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Like riding a bike: Why do we never forget some things?

So how is it that we can ride a bicycle when we haven’t done so in years? As it turns ...
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How female psychopaths differ from their male counterparts

It is important to keep in mind that psychopathy is a personality disorder. As such it is classified as a mental illness, and ...
brain 11 20 18

Using molecular trickery to cross the blood-brain barrier

[There are a] number of methods that are being used to break down the [blood-brain] barrier that keeps drugs for ...
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Meet Huda Zoghbi, pediatric neurologist working on rare diseases

Huda Zoghbi has uncovered the molecular mechanisms of normal neurodevelopment and neurodegeneration by probing the complexities of rare neurological diseases ...
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Solitary confinement may cause ‘irreversible’ damage to the brain

There are an estimated 80,000 people, mostly men, in solitary confinement in U.S. prisons. They are confined to windowless cells ...
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MRI in a ski hat? Seeking better ways to hack our brains

[A]t Singularity University’s Exponential Medicine conference in San Diego, technologists presented new non-invasive devices that seek to simplify and democratize brain modulation ...