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Chronic Pain: Treating the Patient With Patience

Jim Moret | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Jim Moret

Ostensibly, our son is a normal teenager. But beneath his mischievous grin, charm and almost disarming good looks, he hides a debilitating and constant burning in his left foot which caused him to miss all of middle school and the first two years of high school.

New Medical Device for Migraine Headaches: Is It Right for You?

Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD | Posted 03.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Romila “Dr. Romie” Mushtaq, MD

Cefaly is the first medical device authorized by the FDA for the prevention of migraine type of headaches.

Study Finds Alzheimer's More Deadly Than Previously Thought

Posted 03.05.2014 | Fifty

With the number of people living with dementia expected to double to 65.7 million by 2030, no one doubts the seriousness of Alzheimer's. And now a ...

WATCH: How Much Of Our Brains Do We REALLY Use?

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 02.04.2014 | Science

It's commonly said that we humans use only about 10 percent of our brains, with some people attributing Einstein's brilliance to his ability to stretc...

Scans Reveal Big Difference In Male, Female Brains

LiveScience | Tanya Lewis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

Men aren't from Mars and women aren't from Venus, but their brains really are wired differently, a new study suggests. The research, which involved ...

Surprising Differences Seen In Brains Of Social Butterflies

LiveScience | Tanya Lewis | Posted 11.17.2013 | Science

SAN DIEGO — Being a social butterfly just might change your brain: In people with a large network of friends and excellent social skills, certain b...

Did Snakes Help Build The Primate Brain?

| Kelly Servick | Posted 10.29.2013 | Science

The sinuous shape triggers a primal jolt of recognition: snake! A new study of the monkey brain suggests that primates are uniquely adapted to recogni...

LISTEN: Brain Having A Seizure Sounds...Weird

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.01.2013 | Science

Maybe you know what a seizure looks like, but ever wonder what one sounds like? To create the strange music in the recording above, Stanford Universit...

This Has Been Linked To An Increased Risk Of Dementia

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 07.31.2013 | Fifty

Dementia symptoms can have many causes, making diagnosing dementia extremely difficult. But anemia may be one sign that someone is at increased ri...

Brain Scientists Create 'Memories' Of Things That Never Happened

LiveScience.com | Tanya Lewis | Posted 07.26.2013 | Science

Tinkering with the brains of mice, scientists have given the rodents memories of events that never occurred. The researchers used a technique that ...

Meat Treat Study Offers New View Of How Dogs See The World

The Huffington Post | Melissa Cronin | Posted 07.22.2013 | Science

How do dogs see the world? A lot more colorfully than you might have imagined, new research suggests. Scientists have long known that dogs' eyes ar...

The Science Of Hypnosis

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 08.26.2013 | Science
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Youth Radio's Chantell Williams records Dr. David Spiegel hypnotizing Youth Radio producer, Ike Sriskandarajah. Photo Credit: Youth Radio By Chant...

Restless Legs Syndrome Linked To Earlier Death Risk

Posted 06.13.2013 | Fifty

Men with restless legs syndrome already have a hard time sleeping. Now they have something else to worry about. A new study finds that these men may n...

REVEALED: Surprising Cause Of Itching

natureheader | Posted 05.27.2013 | Science

By Chris Palmer Once thought to be a low-level form of pain, itch is instead a distinct sensation with a dedicated neural circuit linking cells in th...

Brain To Brain: Turning Neuroscience Into Wisdom

Jonathan Appel, Ph.D. | Posted 07.17.2013 | TED Weekends
Jonathan Appel, Ph.D.

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgThere is an order or organization in destructive human behavior which can be illuminated with research and clinical observation -- and can have many implications for intervention. Neuroscience is providing a major piece of the puzzle towards this understanding -- but only a piece.

Hope Does Bring Strength

Alysia Baldwin Ferro | Posted 07.01.2013 | Impact
Alysia Baldwin Ferro

I thought to myself that if Bobby, a senior in high school, a young man with his whole life in front of him, wasn't asking "why," then I had no right to do so. Instead, I told myself I would find a purpose, a purpose for this brain tumor.

What Happens in My Brain When I Can't Recall Something I Know?

Quora | Posted 06.04.2013 | Science
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Paul King, Computational Neuroscientist, Software Entrepreneur While it is not known for sur...

'Mind Melds' Go From Sci-Fi To Reality

Reuters | Sharon Begley | Posted 04.30.2013 | Science

By Sharon Begley NEW YORK (Reuters) - The scientists call it a "brain link," and it is the closest anyone has gotten to a real-life "mi...

WATCH: Shocking Treatment To Rare Form Of Epilepsy Requires Removing Half The Brain

Posted 02.15.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Imagine having a child with a rare neurological disease -- and then being told that removing half the brain is the only treatment. This was the case f...

Watching The Brain

Peter Silburn | Posted 03.28.2013 | TED Weekends
Peter Silburn

During DBS surgery, we now have the ability to watch individual neurons working alone and together in the awake human brains of people with a variety of neurological conditions.

Thinking With Your Body

Dr. Douglas Fields | Posted 03.13.2013 | TED Weekends
Dr. Douglas Fields

The neurons setting our heart racing, our skin to sweating, and our stomach churning, are draped in a network throughout the body cavity next to the organs they control, completely outside the brain and spinal cord.

Better than the Borg: The Neurotech Era

XPRIZE | Posted 03.12.2013 | Technology
XPRIZE

By Ramez Naam Ramez Naam is adjunct faculty at Singularity University and fellow at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies.  Ramez ex...

My Love/Hate Relationship With The Brain

Harshada Rajani | Posted 03.06.2013 | TED Weekends
Harshada Rajani

I know that as a medical student and a fellow miraculous survivor, I should, like Jill Bolte Taylor, maturely and gracefully appreciate the awesome intricacies and tenacious strength of the brain. Instead, I'm totally disgusted by it.

EXPLAINED: Why It's Impossible To Stop Thinking

| Posted 12.04.2012 | Science

Why is it impossible to stop thinking, to render the mind a complete blank? —John Hendrickson, via email Barry Gordon, professor of neurology and c...

The Real Reason Men Love Breasts

Larry Young, Ph.D. | Posted 11.25.2012 | Women
Larry Young, Ph.D.

Why are heterosexual men so fascinated by women's breasts that we sometimes act as if the breasts are the seat of the soul?