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mind 11 9 18

Cataloguing brain cells to better understand how our minds work

If you stumbled across a radio or a computer and had no idea how it worked, you would likely first ...
marijuana 10 31 18

Why marijuana might not be such a great weapon to fight opioid addiction

The opioid crisis is an ongoing national tragedy. One commonly suggested response is cannabis. But emerging state and national statistics ...
11-6-2018 Kelton4_Jan16_956_717

Podcast: Exactly how does the brain do something as simple as storing a phone number?

You hear a new colleague's name. You get directions to the airport. You glance at a phone number you're about ...
11-5-2018 a formalin fixed human brain, ready to be handed to visitors

Chasing the biology underlying human intelligence

[H]uman intelligence [has increased] over time. Proposed explanations for the phenomenon, now known as the Flynn effect, include increasing education, ...
11-5-2018 virtual_reality5

Using virtual reality to treat social anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorders

Researchers have been developing virtual reality systems that help people overcome specific phobias since the 1990s. VR therapy has since ...
opioid 11 7 18

Opioid controversy: FDA approves powerful new drug despite addiction concerns

In a highly controversial move, the Food and Drug Administration approved an especially powerful opioid painkiller despite criticism that the ...
11-4-2018 here-s-the-scientific-reason-that-the-mother-child-bond-is-so-incredibly-special_411422371_alena-ozerova-760x506

Severe autism linked to lower serotonin levels in mothers

Women whose children are severely autistic have lower serotonin levels than do those whose children have mild or moderate autism ...
11-1-2018 Enthusiasts Gather For Mass Pot-Smoking Celebration

Good news for young pot-muddled brains. Study shows impairment is reversible

Taking a monthlong break from pot helps clear away young people’s memory fog, a small study suggests. The results show ...
11-4-2018 Genetic_testing_page13_headline1

Why hyping ‘click-worthy’ autism research can do more harm than good

Click-worthy health and science headlines are an essential currency in today’s media world. When they pertain to autism, they might ...
10-31-2018 08EyeHealthDiesease_MacularDegenerationGraphic

Nothing to fear from hallucinations linked to macular degeneration, study shows

Hallucinations linked to vision loss from macular degeneration are caused by abnormally heightened activity in the visual cortex of the ...
10-30-2018 psilocybin_magic_mushrooms

The stuff that ‘makes magic mushrooms so magic’ moves closer to FDA approval for treating depression

The active ingredient that makes magic mushrooms so magic—the psychedelic drug psilocybin—is one step closer to becoming a legal treatment for ...
10-30-2018 RPS-STAR-AUTISM-6PKG

Autism and chemical messenger receptors: Study challenges popular theory

New results from brain scans of adults with autism are at odds with the popular theory that autism involves weak ...
10-30-2018 dementia2-804x369

Small patient pool in Alzheimer’s drug trial casts shadow on positive results

Facing pressing questions about its latest clinical trial in Alzheimer’s disease, Biogen may have sowed further doubt on the future ...
10-29-2018 stress-middle-age-1

Why it’s probably not the stress that’s shrinking your brain

A new study shows that people with higher levels of the “stress hormone” tend to have smaller brains — but ...
10-29-2018 vr-2

‘In someone else’s shoes’: How virtual reality is altering autism research, treatment

For more than two decades, scientists have experimented with [virtual reality] to set up controlled scenarios to study autistic traits. At the ...
brain 10 30 18

Boltzmann brain: You may be living in your own simulated reality

The paradox of the Boltzmann Brain can really pull the rug from under you if you follow it to all ...
10-24-2018 pills3_1

Drugs for mental disorders: Why better access to services ‘will likely make things worse’

To reduce the rising burden of mental disorders around the world, the Lancet Commission on Global Mental Health and Sustainable ...
brain 10 29 18

What makes human brain cells so powerful?

Spanish neuroscientist Santiago Ramón y Cajal revolutionized the study of the brain when he observed neurons for the first time ...
10-24-2018 Man wearing brain hat

Viewpoint: Stop using human intelligence to explain machine learning

It’s common to hear phrases like ‘machine learning’ and ‘artificial intelligence’ and believe that somehow, someone has managed to replicate ...
lizard 20 29 18

Not so different after all: Reptile and human brains have a lot in common

Reports of human and reptile brain differences seem greatly exaggerated, according to recent neuroscience ...
10-18-2018 1383696724630

Gene therapy for autism? Rare Angelman syndrome could answer key questions

[T]he success of genetic therapies [for autism] is not guaranteed. Even if disrupted genes can be replaced, repaired or otherwise ...
10-22-2018 O'DEKIRK

Dogs and words: Do they really understand what we’re saying?

A new study by scientists at Emory University and published Monday [Oct. 15] in the journal Frontiers in Neuroscience suggests dogs possess ...
deep 10 24 18

Deep learning: When artificial and human intelligence come together

[Computational neuroscientist Terrence] Sejnowski, a pioneer in the study of learning algorithms, is the author of The Deep Learning Revolution (out next ...
Mystery of the mind: How autism got its start in the developing brain

Mystery of the mind: How autism got its start in the developing brain

Here are some of the key points [neuroscientist Kevin] Pelphrey made on how autism may get its start in the ...
DNA of God: Did humans evolve a need for religion?

DNA of God: Did humans evolve a need for religion?

[H]ow does evolution explain religion? Leading scholars propose a two-phase hypothesis (here, here): First, our ancestors evolved certain mental abilities, useful ...
10-18-2018 shutterstock_266369615-1400x480

Can exercise lead to new treatments for Alzheimer’s?

For the 50 million individuals worldwide ailing from Alzheimer’s disease, the announcements by pharmaceutical giants earlier this year that they will end ...
10-17-2018 5298664559_ec9bdfafee_o.0.0

Tracing the impact of genetics on autism

Autism is more heritable than anorexia, alcohol dependence, depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder, according to an analysis of data from nearly ...
ketamine 10 19 18

Why we should worry about the rapid spread of ketamine clinics

As ketamine clinics pop up across the U.S. to offer experimental infusions for depression, anxiety, and a slew of other conditions, training ...