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Our brain cells do look a lot like a map of the universe – but that doesn't mean they're the same thing.
Symptoms for Huntington's disease typically only start to be experienced in mid-adulthood.
Montreal Alouettes quarterback Johnny Manziel is tackled by the Ottawa Redblacks in Ottawa on Aug. 11, 2018. Manziel was subsequently placed under the CFL concussion protocol.
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Recent research shows that the heart is affected when the head takes a blow, in sports-related concussion.
If you try to go too long without sleep, your body will just force it upon you.
If we don't get enough sleep, can we catch up later? Experts are divided.
African-Americans are underrepresented in large-scale genetic and neuroscience studies.
African-Americans are severely underrepresented in genetics and neuroscience research. That could leave the treatments of the future out of their reach.
People with damaged frontal lobes often need help with daily life. The problem is, they think they're fine.
In an epileptic brain, the neurons fire wildly.
During epileptic seizures, neurons in the brain fire without rhyme or reason. New research identifies a possible way to wrest back control by stopping these signals before they can get started.
The difference between freedom and bananas helps explain.
Encouraging physical activity in the playground, in classrooms and before and after school can help.
Compulsory sport and physical education at school will improve children's memory, attention and ability to concentrate, not just boost fitness. The evidence is in.
The fashion advice is generally to tighten ties so they’re tight but not too tight.
Wearing a tie that causes slight discomfort can reduce blood flow to the brain by 7.5%, but the reduction is unlikely to cause any physical symptoms, which generally begin at a reduction of 10%.
Many board games strengthen the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex of the brains of players. This results in improved cognitive functions such as IQ, memory, information retention and problem-solving.
From dyslexia, to dementia to schizophrenia, there is evidence that playing games can help, while boosting family connections and emotional wellbeing.
Millions of dollars have been spent on ‘growth mindset’ initiatives. Do they work?
While schools have adopted 'growth mindset' interventions and millions of dollars have been spent to see if they work, an analysis of the available research shows they have only a small impact.
What are your in-groups and out-groups?
Our neural circuits lead us to find comfort in those like us and unease with those who differ, resulting in a battle between reward and distrust. But these brain connections aren't the end of the story.
Psychedelic drugs have inspired great songs and works of art. But they may also have potential for treating disease like depression and PTSD by helping to regrow damaged regions of the brain.
Violence in communities may have an additional unseen victim: young peoples’ developing brains.
Experiencing and witnessing violence in their communities can lead to emotional, social and cognitive problems for kids. A new study shows it affects how their developing brains grow, as well.
Oui! There is more than one way to navigate to the Eiffel Tower.
Brain signals might work like people navigating without a map – and it's actually more efficient than you think.
Omega-3 fats can be found in many food sources, including salmon, flax seeds and walnuts as well as over-the-counter supplements.
A new study shows that most young adults know about the connection between omega-3 fats and brain and heart health. Despite this, only two out of five reported buying or eating omega-3 foods.
You heard it say what?
Where you come down on the latest internet hullabaloo depends on how your brain fills in gaps in the sounds you hear.
As well as increasing physical fitness and mental health, martial arts can boost brain cognition too.
You're more likely to know a word but not be able to produce it as you get older. Keeping fit could minimise these lapses.