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Lots of Different Neurons

Medical Discovery News | Posted 01.19.2017 | Science
Medical Discovery News

By Drs. David Niesel and Norbert Herzog Some recent studies have revealed something we suspected but had not discovered about the brain. There are ma...

Treatments For One Type Of Dementia May Also Work In Others

Howard Fillit, MD | Posted 11.22.2016 | Impact
Howard Fillit, MD

Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia, accounting for up to 70 percent of all cases. But it's not the only one -- Lewy body dementi...

We Are All Eagles: Combating Implicit Bias in Schools with Belief, Hope and Confidence

Eric Cooper | Posted 11.02.2016 | Black Voices
Eric Cooper

I was assigned to be a part of the Blackbirds. I remember it like it was yesterday even though it happened many decades ago, at my neighborhood eleme...

Identity In A Hall Of Mirrors

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 10.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jane Simon, M.D.

To the extent that we are mirrored, encouraged and acknowledged for our achievements and our creative pursuits, we are unified within ourselves. To the degree that we are perceived through a distorted mirror, we are torn asunder and may search for approval at a cost to our real self and creativity.

The Astonishingly Complex Process

Shayne Looper | Posted 08.30.2016 | Religion
Shayne Looper

I came back from school one day in early September and went to my grandparent's house. I didn't go to our house because my parents were shuttling between home and University Hospital, where my older brother was being treated. The leukemia had been in remission for months, and he had been doing better. But when it came back, it was overwhelming.

Connecting Every Neuron: The Future Of Brain-Mapping And Illness Discovery

Nikhil Reddy | Posted 08.25.2016 | Science
Nikhil Reddy

A reality of science is understanding that the more we peer and examine, the more our studies elude us.

Will Cancer Drugs Work Against Alzheimer's Disease?

Howard Fillit, MD | Posted 07.07.2016 | Impact
Howard Fillit, MD

The major risk factor for both cancer and Alzheimer's disease is aging. Changes in our biology that happen as we age contribute to the development of both diseases. Better understanding the biology of aging will help us develop drugs to treat Alzheimer's. It will also help us identify drugs currently used to treat cancer that could also be "repurposed" to treat Alzheimer's patients.

Abecedarian vs Africadarian in Early Childhood Development

Paul Mashegoane | Posted 05.25.2016 | Education
Paul Mashegoane

This is an urgent need that must be attended to, not only for our own children, also for those children we can reach and impact. Africadarian is the best model to refer to in order to effect this long lasting change.The ancient proverb that 'It takes a village to raise a child', is more relevant in this case.

Who Controls Your Mind? (Hint: It's Not Your Brain)

Deepak Chopra | Posted 02.01.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Deepak Chopra

One of the easiest bets to win is to offer a million dollars to anyone who can accurately predict their next thought.  It would be foolhardy to accep...

Scientists Boost Older Brains' Ability To Heal And Learn

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 05.22.2015 | Science

Can an old brain learn new tricks? The answer could soon be a resounding "yes." Scientists from the University of California at Irvine may have...

A Series on Parenting With the Brain in Mind

Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. | Posted 05.24.2015 | Parents
Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.

As a parent, you can learn the kinds of communication patterns that will make the growth of your child's brain optimized.

Nasty Neural Habits: Take 2 Positive Thoughts and Call Me in the Morning

Marc Gopin | Posted 08.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Marc Gopin

The first step in healing the destruction in our world is healing the destruction in our own thoughts. Moving on from that to positive thinking we have discovered an infinite world of possibility that creates real change in human relations that emerges from inside the resilient human brain.

16 Stunning Images Reveal The Brain's Fragile Beauty

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 06.18.2014 | Science

Ever wished you could peer inside your own brain? What's it like in there? Complicated, that's what. Scroll down for images. “The human br...

EXPLAINED: How The Brain Gets Rid Of Old Memories

| Emily Underwood | Posted 05.09.2014 | Science

Do you remember your first birthday? How about what you ate for breakfast weeks ago? For most people, such events slip through the sieve of memory, ne...

7 Cool New Findings About the Brain

Lily Whiteman | Posted 03.11.2014 | Science
Lily Whiteman

Here are examples of ongoing National Science Foundation-funded brain research that runs the gamut from discoveries about the brains of dinosaurs and birds to research involving Alzheimer's and beyond.

A Marketplace for Stronger Connections Between Neurons

John Pavley | Posted 10.04.2013 | Technology
John Pavley

NextLesson is a web app where teachers and parents can get access to pre-designed lesson plans or create their own. It wasn't created by a 20-year-old to jump on the next big trend. It was created by a couple of dads using the ideas and techniques of high tech to solve a real problem in education.

Brain Scientists Create 'Memories' Of Things That Never Happened | 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 in...

How Cold Warriors Helped Scientists Solve Brain Riddle

LiveScience | Stephanie Pappas | Posted 06.07.2013 | Science

Aboveground nuclear bomb testing in the 1950s and 1960s inadvertently gave modern scientists a way to prove the adult brain regularly creates new neur...

Web Portals and Mouse Mazes: How Your Brain Sorts the World

Ben Thomas | Posted 04.29.2013 | Science
Ben Thomas

Why are we so good at forming categories? The short answer is, complex categories help us make long-term, large scale predictions about the world.

Scans Spotlight Brain Region Responsible For Car Key Snafus

Posted 03.22.2013 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 03/22/2013 09:48 AM EDT on LiveScience The saying that it's impossible to step into the same ri...

Why Do Neurons Die So Quickly When Deprived of Oxygen?

Quora | Posted 05.20.2013 | Health and Fitness

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Paul King, Computational Neuroscientist, Software Entrepreneur This is a reasonable question...

Invalid Files and Language Learning: Your Brain's Interoperable World

Ben Thomas | Posted 05.05.2013 | Science
Ben Thomas

Since computers have evolved from room-sized mainframes into menageries of smart phones and tablets and office desktop machines, interoperability has become a watchword for forward-thinking communications experts.

Ghoulish Study Seen As Good News For Fans Of Life Extension

Posted 02.26.2013 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 02/25/2013 03:05 PM EST on LiveScience Brain cells can live at least twice as long as the organ...

Step One in Fixing the Brain: Understand How It Works

Sebastian Seung | Posted 02.09.2013 | Technology
Sebastian Seung

To find better means of fixing the brain, we first need to achieve something more fundamental. We must understand how it works.

How Your Sense of Rhythm Makes You Hallucinate

Ben Thomas | Posted 09.11.2012 | Science
Ben Thomas

A new research project has people seeing ghosts. By flashing an image on a screen in synch with signal rhythms in certain brain areas, scientists are making people hallucinate the image even after it's disappeared. This happens for a simple reason.