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Something you want to forget? CRISPR could be used to ‘delete’ traumatic memories

Good memories give us a sensation of warmth and hope for better times, but bad memories can cause serious trauma ...
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Explaining déjà vu: Is this eerily familiar ‘glitch in the matrix’ a form of conflict resolution?

Some think déjà vu is a sign that you're recalling an experience from a past life. Spooky! Carrie-Anne Moss, as ...
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Inoculating yourself against coronavirus conspiracy theories

To understand why there’s so much misinformation out there — for example, that the virus was purposely created in a ...
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Biomarkers could be key to blood test for concussions

There is no single distinguishing feature of a concussion. Most of these symptoms can also be present in other types of injury ...
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7 weird facts about how humans see the world

It might be the best-studied of all our senses, but surprises about the way our vision works just keep on ...
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Aging America: In 30 years, 13.8 million people in the US may have Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease, the most common dementia among older adults, now affects about 5.8 million U.S. residents 65 and older — ...
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‘Socially clueless robots’? Debunking the myth that autistic people aren’t good at friendship

A number of myths about autistic people abound. For one, it's a great myth that autistic people lack empathy. This ...
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Explaining consciousness: These 2 brain networks show how we turn experiences into memories

One of the most recent studies showed a clear relationship between two brain networks critical to consciousness. In a paper ...
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No root cause: What if mental health symptoms are the actual disease?

“In the prevailing understanding of mental disorders, the premise is that an underlying cause exists,” says Sverre Urnes Johnson, associate ...
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‘The genie is out of the bottle’: How ‘mind reading’ will transform medical care

The ability to detect electrical activity in the brain through the scalp, and to control it, will soon transform medicine ...
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‘A new thing to worry about’: Coronavirus adds stress for people with anxiety disorders

For some of the millions of Americans with post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder or other forms of debilitating anxiety, coronavirus ...
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Are babies born with brains ready to understand the world?

Neuroscientists understand much about how the human brain is organized into systems specialized for recognizing faces or scenes or for ...
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Anxious dog? Here are some things that may be stressing your furry friend

Nearly three out of four dogs exhibit some kind of serious behavioral problem related to anxiety, according to a survey involving nearly ...
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Does listening to music make difficult tasks easier? That may depend on your personality

The fact that music can make a difficult task more tolerable may be why students often choose to listen to ...
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Dark humor memes about suicide, death and isolation may help depressed people cope with their own problems

Memes are a simple way for people suffering from depression to share their experiences ...
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Viewpoint: Protecting NFL players’ brains demands ‘unbiased researchers with good intentions’

As a spectator, it’s easy to forget the long term consequences of 300 pound humans crashing into each other at over 20 ...
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Birth of the placebo effect: How an 18th century doctor’s bogus animal magnetism treatment ‘cured’ patients

Word spread amongst the Parisian upper class in the late 18th century: A new man in town had a novel ...
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Stopping the ‘raging fire of Alzheimer’s’: Researchers shifting attention in fight against neurodegenerative diseases

Tau was long thought to be a secondary actor. Amyloid plaque builds up first, largely outside of neurons, followed by ...
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Malfunctioning brain ‘hubs’ could be responsible for dyslexia, ADHD

Different learning difficulties do not, as previously thought, correspond to specific regions of the brain, new British research suggests. Instead, ...
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Autistic children often have trouble sleeping. Melatonin may help, study says

Melatonin is safe for long-term use in autistic children who have difficulty sleeping, according to a new study. The study ...
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Children of alcoholics slower at switching from one task to another, study suggests

One of the strongest predictors of becoming an alcoholic is family history: the offspring of people with the disorder are ...
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Our brains aren’t computers and why it hinders research to think of them that way

By viewing the brain as a computer that passively responds to inputs and processes data, we forget that it is ...
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For treating epileptic seizures, pharmaceutical CBD is more effective than ‘artisanal’ alternatives, researchers say

Children and teens with epilepsy who were treated with pharmaceutical cannabidiol (CBD) had much better seizure control than those who were treated ...
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Party drug ‘ecstasy’ could be the answer to years of searching for a PTSD treatment

A once-rejected rave drug finds a new healing purpose ...
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‘Illusion of causality’ and why we trust our own experiences more than science

Did you cut out sugar and feel more energetic, take vitamin C and stop getting colds, switch to eating only ...
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Once promising autism drug Abilify linked to heart problems, substantial weight gains

It has been 11 years since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved aripiprazole for children with autism. The ...
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‘Extreme difficulty’ trusting past experiences may be key factor for people with OCD, study says

Often, the human brain can overcome worries and fears by casting the mind back to past experiences that have worked ...
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‘One piece of the puzzle’: Exploring differences in medical care for black and white children with autism

Black children with autism who are hospitalized for psychiatric problems are more impaired than their white peers, according to a ...