Brain Health

Medical News Today: Music makes us enjoy exercise more, finds brain study

Hate going to the gym? A new study may have found a way to make exercise more fun: put on your favorite tune. Researchers reveal that while listening to music during a workout doesn’t increase focus on the task at hand, it does make exercise much more enjoyable. (February 21, 2018) Read the full article […]

The Health Site: Revealed — how human brain got bigger over the years!

Modern humans have brains that are more than three times larger than our closest living relatives, chimpanzees and bonobos, and we have the gradual increase in brain size of our ancestors over the past three million years to thank for that, a new study says. The study, published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal […]

Medical News Today: Fathers, your stress could affect your child’s brain

During his lifetime, a father’s experience of stress can alter his sperm in ways that impact the development of his offspring — including their brains and how they themselves respond to stress. A study that was presented recently at the 2018 annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, held in Austin, […]

News-Medical: Brain’s quality control process holds clues to obesity’s roots

Deep in the middle of our heads lies a tiny nub of nerve cells that play a key role in how hungry we feel, how much we eat, and how much weight we gain. Around the clock, they produce a “grandfather” form of several hormones that help us regulate these crucial functions. (February 20, 2018) […]

MIT News: Putting the brain at the center of anesthesiology

It’s intuitive that anesthesia operates in the brain, but the standard protocol among anesthesiologists when monitoring and dosing patients during surgery is to rely on indirect signs of arousal such as movement, and changes in heart rate and blood pressure. Through research in brain science and statistical modeling, Emery N. Brown, an anesthesiologist at Massachusetts […]

Science Daily: Male and female brain rhythms show differences

The electric brain signals, measured by using EEG, of males and females show differences. The difference can’t be detected by visual inspection, not even by the trained eye of a neurologist. A ‘deep learning’ computer is able to find it. (February 15, 2018) Read the full article here

Medical Xpress: What are the health benefits of being creative?

We undertake creative pursuits such as writing, acting, drawing, or dancing simply because we enjoy them. Intuitively, we know that creativity is good for us, and our creative passions make us happy. But what does science have to say about the benefits of creativity? (February 16, 2018) Read the full article here

Medical News Today: Your partner’s stress may change your brain

It is a fact that stress can leave lasting marks on the brain. For example, studies have shown that those with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) lose volume in their hippocampus, or the brain area responsible for learning and creating new memories. (February 15, 2018) Read the full article here

Medical Xpress: Running helps the brain counteract negative effect of stress, study finds

Most people agree that getting a little exercise helps when dealing with stress. A new BYU study discovers exercise—particularly running—while under stress also helps protect your memory. The study, newly published in the journal of Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, finds that running mitigates the negative impacts chronic stress has on the hippocampus, the part […]