Watching this one-year old going to sleep might make you want to go to sleep too.
Mirror neurons play a fundamental role in learning by imitation and observation or empathy. This is why we should take them into account when developing new educational tools.
Blood carries oxygen and vital nutrients to the brain.
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Neuroscientists have typically thought of energy supply to the brain as demand-based. A supply-limited view offers another perspective toward aging and why multitasking can be difficult.
Bringing scientific research online can help improve collaboration to a degree.
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The European Union’s 10-year Human Brain Project is coming to a close. Whether this controversial 1 billion-euro project achieved its aims is unclear, but its online forum did foster collaboration.
A sentinel droid features in the film Before We Disappear.
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A new film changes its story based on the emotions expressed by the viewer.
This new study could help researchers understand conditions such as autism and help fight climate change by reducing the carbon footprint of AI.
Your thoughts, emotions and behaviours arise from the complex network of electric activity in your brain. But what can we do when we need to tweak it?
Your brain can imagine things that haven’t happened or that don’t even exist.
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By learning what parts of the brain are crucial for imagination to work, neuroscientists can look back over hundreds of millions of years of evolution to figure out when it first emerged.
Neuroimaging could help the courts better distinguish between two similar trademarks.
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How do you determine whether one brand is similar enough to another to infringe on its trademark? Researchers propose that comparing brain scans could be an option.
Beset by advertisements and noxious information, our attention is increasingly fractured.
Lateral reading, self-nudging and a persistent refusal to feed the trolls are some of the ways one can better manage information.
Antidepressants can help people function in daily life.
Antidepressants may take away some of the pain of depression but that can also sap away people’s enjoyment of life.
The idea of healing benefits and emotional catharsis through reading is intuitively appealing. But does it work that way? Jane Turner Goldsmith finds answers in neuroscience, philosophy and more.
People of any age or walk of life can access and benefit from meditation.
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Mindfulness, one of the most common forms of meditation, is a skill that must be cultivated and practiced. With some training and discipline, it can help anyone live more fully in the moment.
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We need to understand our brains to achieve true change.
Lecanemab is an antibody that attaches to beta-amyloid proteins accumulated in the brain and allows the immune system to get rid of them.
An 18-month treatment with lecanemab slows functional and cognitive loss by 27 per cent in people with mild Alzheimer’s disease. But this is only the first step towards a real cure.
What does something have to have to give us pleasure?
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Why do we have such different and changing tastes? Why do we love what others hate, and vice versa? How is it possible to stop liking something we used to love, or vice versa?
Type 2 diabetes, characterised in its advanced stages by insulin resistance, is an important risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease.
Impaired insulin receptors in the blood vessels between the blood and the brain may contribute to the insulin resistance observed in Alzheimer’s disease.
Microglia (colored green) play several essential roles in maintaining brain health and function.
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Microglia, immune cells disguised as brain cells, are known as the janitors of the brain. Dialing up their usual duties just enough could provide an avenue to treat neurodegenerative disease.
Brain-computer interfaces raise many ethical questions about how and whether they should be used for certain applications.
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From warfare to entertainment and VR, brain-computer interface development has extended beyond prosthetics for patients with disabilities. Missing is full ethical consideration of the consequences.
Fathers’ brains adjust their structure and function to parenthood.
Neuroscientists know that pregnant mothers’ brains change in ways that appear to help with caring for a baby. Now researchers have identified changes in new fathers’ brains, too.
In deep brain stimulation, electrodes – the pale white lines – are implanted into a patient’s brain and connected to a battery in a person’s chest.
Deep brain stimulation and trasncranial magnetic stimulation treat mental illness by sending electrical currents into parts of the brain. Every new patient provides researchers with a wealth of information. Listen to The Conversation Weekly podcast.