Brain Health

CommonHealth: Beyond Good And Evil: New Science Casts Light On Morality In The Brain

Harvard brain scientist Joshua Buckholtz has never forgotten a convict he met back when he was an undergrad conducting psychological tests in prisons. The man had beaten another man nearly to death for stepping on his foot in a dance club. “I wanted to ask him,” he recalls, “‘In what world was the reward of […]

Liberty Voice: Brain Of Humanities and Science Students May Be Different

A recent Japanese study from Tohoku University’s Institute of Development, Aging and Cancer showed evidence that the brains in science and humanities college students may be different in function. This was a somewhat large study, recently published in Brain Structure & Function, which examined 312 science students and 179 humanities students. (August 7, 2014) Read […]

TIME: Our Brain’s Immediately Judge People

Even if we cannot consciously see a person’s face, our brain is able to make a snap decision about how trustworthy they are. According to a new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience, the brain immediately determines how trustworthy a face is before it’s fully perceived, which supports the fact that we make very […]

Deseret News: Brain’s Reaction To Symbols Suggest We’re Hard-wired For God – Or Not

Reactions to visual depictions of Satan or of a Christian cross may be a product of education, but they also are conditioned deep in the brain, a new scientific study reveals. The results of the research by Dr. Andrew Newberg, a physician and director of research at Thomas Jefferson University’s Myrna Brind Center for Integrative […]

Real Clear Science: Why Can’t We Always Access Info In Our Brain’s?

Why can’t I list every book I know, but I can tell you if I own it? In other words, why is stored information in our brains often accessible only with a cue? The neurons of the brain form an interconnected system. Researchers have shown that individual neurons code for specific memories, but since certain […]

Medscape: Prenatal Smoking May Fuel Impulsivity In Offspring

Prenatal exposure to tobacco smoke appears to lead to alterations in the brain similar to those seen with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new study shows. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), researchers from the Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim/Heidelberg University, Germany, showed that young adults exposed to tobacco smoke in utero had less activity […]

The Telegraph: New Mothers Can Suffer With ‘Baby Brain’ Four Months After Birth

New mothers can suffer with ‘baby brain’ four months after birth experts warn, as they urge women not to return to work too quickly. Researchers found new mothers were still excessively sleepy 18 weeks after having their baby. They urged mew mums to be cautious about returning to work too quickly, after the study found […]

HNGN: Autism Sufferers Not Typically Sensitive To Being Imitated, New Study Shows Why

A new research explains why autistic people are not sensitive when others imitate their movements or actions. Japanese researchers stated that people with Autism Spectrum Disorder have decreased activity in a brain region that plays an important role in understanding social nuances of imitations and ridicule. Researchers explained that people with autism have difficulties in […]

WIRED: What’s Up With That: Your Best Thinking Seems To Happen In The Shower:

You’re in the shower. The water sounds like a gentle, rainy static, and feels like a Plinko massage. You’ve just started to lather up and suddenly, you’re hit with a flash of brilliance. Maybe it’s the answer to a vexing problem at work, the location of your lost USB drive, or perhaps it’s just a […]