Psychology
Conscious perception of visual location occurs in frontal lobes of the brain, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 hours
A Dartmouth study finds that the conscious perception of visual location occurs in the frontal lobes of the brain, rather... more
Integrated approach needs to be used to address opioid use among psychiatric patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 20 hours
Opioid use among psychiatric hospital patients needs to be addressed through an integrated approach to managing mental illness, pain and substance use,... more
Study unveils new layers of mystery about visual memory, amblyopia  NEWS MEDICAL · 22 hours
In decades of studying how neural circuits in the brain's visual cortex adapt to experience, MIT Professor Mark Bear's lab has followed the science wherever it has led,... more
New techniques could help neuroscientists track brain computations  NEWS MEDICAL · 22 hours
Since the 1950s at least, researchers have speculated that the brain is a kind of computer in which neurons make up complex circuits that perform untold numbers of calculations every second. Decades... more
Researchers reconstruct words from neural signals using brain-computer interface  NEWS MEDICAL · 22 hours
A team of Brown University researchers has used a brain-computer interface to reconstruct English words from neural signals recorded in the brains of nonhuman primates. more
New study improves understanding of widespread diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 23 hours
When proteins in the brain form deposits consisting of insoluble aggregates, diseases such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's can occur. Now a research team has come a step closer to understanding this process. more
Conscious visual perception occurs outside the visual system  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
A new study finds that the conscious perception of visual location occurs in the frontal lobes of the brain, rather than in the visual system in the back of the brain. The... more
Neuroscientists develop new method for uniquely targeted gene therapy  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Neuroscientists at Lund University in Sweden have developed a new technology that engineers the shell of a virus to deliver gene therapy to the exact cell type in the body... more
Nurses sleep less before a scheduled shift, hindering patient care and safety  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Nurses sleep nearly an hour and a half less before work days compared to days off, which hurts patient care and safety, finds a... more
Researchers reconstruct spoken words as processed in nonhuman primate brains  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Using a brain-computer interface, a team of researchers has reconstructed English words from the brain activity of rhesus macaques that listened as the words were spoken. more
New study enhances knowledge about widespread diseases  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
When proteins in the brain form deposits consisting of insoluble aggregates, diseases such as Alzheimer's or Parkinson's can occur. Now a research team has come a step closer to understanding this process. more
People willing to risk near-certain death for an HIV cure  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
People willing to risk near-certain death for an HIV cure; protecting individuals and families in genetic and psychiatric research, considerations for including pregnant women in research. more
Researchers find many psychiatric disorders share the same gene variants  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
An international team of researchers has found that many psychiatric disorders share a common and specific set of gene variants. more
San Francisco hopes to improve care for people with mental illness living on streets  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
San Francisco Mayor London Breed has promised to tackle her city's homelessness crisis, a vexing situation involving drug abuse and... more
Medical News Today: Could epigenome editing prevent developmental disorders?  MNT · 2 days
Using mice, scientists show how epigenome editing has promise as a way to fix disordered brain development that arises from a WAGR syndrome gene mutation. more
Precision epigenome editing can repair genetic syndrome of intellectual disability  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Using a targeted gene epigenome editing approach in the developing mouse brain, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers reversed one gene mutation that leads to the genetic disorder WAGR syndrome,... more
Research reveals how skeletal muscle communicates with the brain regarding feeding behavior  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
The brain determines when it is time to feed - but how does it know? Findings from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital provide new... more
Research could pave way for regenerative TBI-IV therapy  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A team of researchers from the University of Georgia's Regenerative Bioscience Center has found that neural exosomes- "cargo" molecules within the nervous system that carry messages to the brain- can minimize or... more
Could epigenome editing prevent developmental disorders?  MNT · 3 days
Using mice, scientists show how epigenome editing has promise as a way to fix disordered brain development that arises from a WAGR syndrome gene mutation. more
Gulf war illness – one or two diseases?  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A study of veterans who have Gulf war syndrome shows that moderate exercise can bring about a spectrum of brain imaging abnormalities, which fall into one of two groups. This could mean... more
Computerized CBT for depression could improve access to treatment, reduce waiting lists  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Using a computerised version of cognitive-behavioural therapy to treat depression in children and young adults has the potential to improve access to psychological therapies and reduce waiting lists,... more
Research suggests contributory role of 'Asian glow' mutation and alcohol to Alzheimer’s  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A new study from Stanford, published on December 12 in the journal Acta Neuropathologica Communications, suggests that an important enzyme that helps break down... more
Impulsive eating could stem from certain regions of the brain  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Weight loss mandates healthy eating and control of impulses when it comes to eating fat rich and processed foods. The actual story is quite different, as most persons... more
New review explores relationship between yoga practice and brain health  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Scientists have known for decades that aerobic exercise strengthens the brain and contributes to the growth of new neurons, but few studies have examined how yoga affects the... more
Scientists discover specific neurons that promote reward-like behaviors, alcohol consumption  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Scientists have known that a region of the brain called the central nucleus of the amygdala (CeA) plays a role in behaviors related to alcohol use and consumption... more
To the brain, straight from the vein: IV treatment for TBI  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A team of researchers has found that neural exosomes -- 'cargo' molecules within the nervous system that carry messages to the brain -- can minimize or... more
Scientists use novel technology for opening blood-brain barrier with implantable ultrasound  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
One of most potent drugs for treatment of glioblastoma, the most deadly type of brain tumor, can't be used in patients because of two problems. First,... more
Sensory coding mechanisms revealed by optical tagging of physiologically defined neuronal types  Science Magazine · 3 days
Neural circuit analysis relies on having molecular markers for specific cell types. However, for a cell type identified only by its circuit function, the... more
Skipping one night of sleep may leave insomniacs twice as impaired  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Poor daytime functioning is a frequent complaint among those suffering from insomnia. Previous studies have found that their daytime cognitive performance is not significantly degraded, seemingly... more
Microglia monitor and protect neuronal function via specialized somatic purinergic junctions  Science Magazine · 3 days
Microglia are the main immune cells in the brain with roles in brain homeostasis and neurological diseases. Mechanisms underlying microglia-neuron communication remain elusive. Here, we identified... more
Medical News Today: Transport breakdown in brain cells may lead to Alzheimer's, Parkinson's  MNT · 3 days
New research in mice and flies suggests that failure to transport molecules that break down proteins in neurons may lead to neurodegenerative... more
Want to avoid the holiday blues? New report suggests skipping the sweet treats  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
A new study from a team of clinical psychologists suggests eating added sugars -- common in so many holiday foods -- can... more
New book provides extensive research into health effects of football  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
The new book "Football as Medicine - Prescribing Football for Global Health Promotion" collates 15 years of research when describing the effects of football training on cardiovascular, metabolic... more
How humans learnt to dance; from the Chimpanzee Conga  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Psychologist observing two chimpanzees in a zoo have discovered that they performed a behaviour hitherto never seen, they coordinated together in a rhythmic social ritual. more
New insights into the most perplexing medical mysteries associated with schizophrenia  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Four unsolved mysteries around schizophrenia have long plagued the medical community, but a new hypothesis identifying a common link between them and an almost forgotten epidemic... more
Experts review evidence yoga is good for the brain  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 days
Scientists have known for decades that aerobic exercise strengthens the brain and contributes to the growth of new neurons, but few studies have examined how yoga affects the brain. A... more
Sleep helps the brain consolidate information stored in long-term memory  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
A review of more than 130 studies explains how sleep helps people learn new information and plays an important role in storing learned content for future use. The... more
Nurses' sleep duration before work may impact quality of care and patient safety  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Nurses sleep nearly an hour and a half less before work days compared to days off, which hurts patient care and safety,... more
How interacting with females increases aggression in male fruit flies  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
You probably behave differently when you are having a bad day than during a great one. For example, while you might politely smile at a neighbor you dislike... more
Brain imaging of veterans reveals two subtypes of Gulf War illness  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 days
Brain imaging of veterans with Gulf War illness show varying abnormalities after moderate exercise that can be categorized into two distinct groups -; an outcome that... more
Transport breakdown in brain cells may lead to Alzheimer's, Parkinson's  MNT · 4 days
New research in mice and flies suggests that failure to transport molecules that break down proteins in neurons may lead to neurodegenerative diseases. more
How playing in a brass band could give your health a boost  MNT · 4 days
A new study, using survey responses, suggests that playing in a brass band may help improve respiratory health and psychological well-being. more
University Of Iowa wins $18 million grant to continue study on Huntington's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Peg Nopoulos, MD, chair of psychiatry and professor of psychiatry, neurology, and pediatrics in the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine,... more
Epigenome editing could repair genetic brain disorder  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A new study published in the journal Nature Communications shows that it may be possible to reverse gene mutations that cause brain disorders, using a very precisely targeted epigenome editing technique. This type of... more
Specific brain circuit linked to food impulsivity discovered  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
You're on a diet, but the aroma of popcorn in the movie theater lobby triggers a seemingly irresistible craving. more
Experimental Alzheimer’s drugs show promise  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Researchers from Salk have found that two experimental drugs named CMS121 and J147 may improve memory functions and reduce the progression of memory decline and brain degeneration in mice models of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The researchers published their... more
Skipping one night of sleep may exacerbate performance impairment in insomniacs  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A new study conducted by researchers at Washington State University shows that individuals with chronic sleep-onset insomnia who pulled an all-nighter performed up to twice as... more
Scientists eager to explain brain rhythm boost's broad impact in Alzheimer's models  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Neuroscientists lay out the the few knowns and many unknowns that must be understood to determine why sensory stimuluation of 40Hz brain rhythms have... more
Researchers discover brain circuit linked to food impulsivity  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
A team of researchers has now identified a specific circuit in the brain that alters food impulsivity. more
Collaborative Frontiers grant to help predict behavior of the brain under metabolic stress  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
More than 30 million Americans have diabetes, with the vast majority having Type 2 disease. Characterized by insulin resistance and persistently high... more
Sleep fragmentation, microglial aging, and cognitive impairment in adults with and without Alzheimers dementia  Science Magazine · 4 days
Sleep disruption is associated with cognitive decline and dementia in older adults; however, the underlying mechanisms are unclear. In rodents,... more
Dorsal-ventral patterned neural cyst from human pluripotent stem cells in a neurogenic niche  Science Magazine · 4 days
Despite its importance in central nervous system development, development of the human neural tube (NT) remains poorly understood, given the challenges of... more
[Research Articles] Distinct neural mechanisms for the prosocial and rewarding properties of MDMA  Science Magazine · 4 days
The extensively abused recreational drug (±)3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) has shown promise as an adjunct to psychotherapy for treatment-resistant psychiatric disease. It is unknown,... more
Medical News Today: Athletes are better at tuning out background brain noise  MNT · 4 days
A new study suggests that athletes are better at processing external sounds due to a stronger ability to reduce the background noise in their... more
Medical News Today: Depression during pregnancy: Symptoms, treatment, and more  MNT · 4 days
Depression is a mental health condition that can affect anyone, including women during pregnancy. Learn more about depression during pregnancy, including the symptoms and safe treatments. more
Medical News Today: How playing in a brass band could give your health a boost  MNT · 4 days
A new study, using survey responses, suggests that playing in a brass band may help improve respiratory health... more
Study could help improve GENUS to become a therapeutic approach for Alzheimer's disease  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The sweeping extent to which increasing 40Hz "gamma" rhythm power in the brain can affect the pathology and symptoms of Alzheimer's disease... more
Jefferson hotspotting program uses team-based model to addresses hospital 'super utilizers'  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The United States faces a crisis in providing complex care for high-need, high-cost individuals--people who often suffer economic, mental and physical challenges. more
Study sheds light on the factors at play in neuroblastoma metastasis  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Neuroblastoma can grow and spread in the body very aggressively, making it very difficult to treat. New research has shed important light on the factors at... more
Treatment combination improves survival in advanced HER2-positive breast cancer patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center today reported study results showing the addition of tucatinib to capecitabine (Xeloda) and trastuzumab (Herceptin) significantly improved progression-free... more
First of a kind in-vitro 3D neural tissue model  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Researchers have successfully used stem cells to engineer living biohybrid nerve tissue to develop 3D models of neural networks with the hopes of gaining a better understanding of how the... more
Dementia study reveals how proteins interact to stop brain signals  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Fresh insights into damaging proteins that build up in the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease could aid the quest for treatments. more
Blood pressure drug could be beneficial in treating alcohol use disorders  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
A drug used to treat high blood pressure may alleviate anxiety induced by long-term heavy alcohol use, and also halt the damage such drinking can cause... more
Brain patterns can predict speech of words and syllables  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Neurons in the brain's motor cortex previously thought of as active mainly during hand and arm movements also light up during speech in a way that is similar to patterns... more
New approach to alter intestinal microbiota and protect against inflammatory diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Targeted immunization against bacterial flagellin, a protein that forms the appendage that enables bacterial mobility, can beneficially alter the intestinal microbiota, decreasing the bacteria's ability to... more
Researchers use stem cells to create in-vitro 3D neural tissue model  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have successfully used stem cells to engineer living biohybrid nerve tissue to develop 3D models of neural networks... more
3D cell culture scaffolds prove to be invaluable tool for myelination research  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
AMSBIO reports on the pioneering research published by scientists at Stanford University Medical School that has cited Mimetix aligned 3D cell culture scaffold supplied... more
Team develops first of a kind in-vitro 3D neural tissue model  nanowerk · 4 days
Researchers have successfully used stem cells to engineer living biohybrid nerve tissue to develop 3D models of neural networks with the hopes of gaining a better... more
Study may help explain why deep-brain stimulation does not work for everyone  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
People with severe Parkinson's disease or other neurological conditions that cause intractable symptoms such as uncontrollable shaking, muscle spasms, seizures, obsessive thoughts and compulsive... more
Eating ice cream may cause you a headache  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
As opposed to making you happy, eating ice cream may cause you a headache. Cephalalgia, the official journal of the International Headache Society, published the article entitled "Prevalence and characteristics of headache... more
Athletes are better at tuning out background brain noise  MNT · 5 days
A new study suggests that athletes are better at processing external sounds due to a stronger ability to reduce the background noise in their brains. more
Alzheimer's drug candidates reverse broader aging, study shows  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
In mouse models of Alzheimer's disease, the investigational drug candidates known as CMS121 and J147 improve memory and slow the degeneration of brain cells. Now, researchers have shown how these compounds can... more
Genetic brain disorder fixed in mice using precision epigenome editing  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Using a targeted gene epigenome editing approach in the developing mouse brain, researchers reversed one gene mutation that leads to the genetic disorder WAGR syndrome, which causes intellectual... more
Justified and unjustified violence in movies activate different parts of adolescent brain  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The gun violence seen in popular PG-13 movies aimed at children and teenagers has more than doubled since the rating was introduced in 1984.... more
Brain function abnormal in children with Type 1 diabetes  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Children with Type 1 diabetes show subtle but important differences in brain function compared with those who don't have the disease, a study has shown. more
Why doesn't deep-brain stimulation work for everyone?  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Researchers have mapped nine functional networks in the deep-brain structures of 10 healthy people, an accomplishment that could lead to improvements in deep-brain stimulation therapy for severe cases of Parkinson's disease and other neurological... more
Older people today may not be any lonelier than their counterparts from prior generations  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Despite some claims that Americans are in the midst of a "loneliness epidemic," older people today may not be any... more
The genetic signature of memory  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Despite their importance in memory, the human cortex and subcortex display a distinct collection of 'gene signatures.' The work increases our understanding of how the brain creates memories and identifies potential genes for further investigation. more
Eating more ketones may fight against Alzheimer's disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
A ketone-supplemented diet may protect neurons from death during the progression of Alzheimer's disease, according to research in mice. more
Justified and unjustified movie violence evokes different brain responses  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
In a study, researchers find that scenes of justified and unjustified violence in movies activate different parts of the adolescent brain. The research is the first to show that when... more
Study finds irregular brain function in children with Type 1 diabetes  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Children with Type 1 diabetes show subtle but important differences in brain function compared with those who don't have the disease, a study led by researchers... more
Neurons in the brain's motor cortex light up during speech of words and syllables  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Neurons in the brain's motor cortex previously thought of as active mainly during hand and arm movements also light up... more
Athletes Have Quieter Brains, New Research Shows  SCI-NEWS.COM · 5 days
Playing sports — including football, soccer and hockey — increases the gain of the external sound signal by turning down the background... more
Researcher receives ERC grant to explore the mechanism of the brain  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
You don't usually notice it, but you are, in fact, continuously learning how to walk. It happens when you first step onto a slippery sidewalk in... more
Genetic alteration increases risk of Autism and Tourette's impacts on the brain  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
Lancaster University researchers have discovered, for the first time, how a genetic alteration that increases the risk of developing Autism and Tourette's impacts on... more
Study can help illuminate the ways stress and external events affect mental health  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
They work in a bubble of 80-hour work weeks, and 24-hour shifts. They're caring for patients for the first time, while still... more
'Safety signals' may help slow down anxiety  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
For as many as one in three people, life events or situations that pose no real danger can spark a disabling fear, a hallmark of anxiety and stress-related disorders. Researchers at Yale University and... more
Brain differences may be tied to obesity, study says  ABC NEWS · 6 days
New results from the largest long-term study of brain development and children’s health raise provocative questions about obesity and brain function more
Neuroscientists show two nerve cells responsible for decision-making process  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A penalty shootout at the Soccer World Cup. All eyes are on the best striker of the team. He should take the decisive shot, preferably past the goalkeeper. The striker... more
Study explores Instagram users' experiences of miscarriage  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
About 10-20 % of all known pregnancies unfortunately end in miscarriage or the loss of a fetus. Despite its common occurrence, there is still a lot of stigma surrounding miscarriage and many women find... more
Brain differences may be tied to obesity, kids' study says  ABC NEWS · 6 days
New results from the largest long-term study of brain development and children’s health raise provocative questions about obesity and brain function more
Brain structure and function of drummers differ from unmusical people  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
People who play drums regularly for years differ from unmusical people in their brain structure and function. more
Important biomarker may help in determining prognosis of brain cancer patients  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
A common virus that is harmless to most individuals may produce an important biomarker in determining the prognosis of brain cancer patients, according to a recent... more
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