Brain Health

Pro Health: Fish oil use associated with brain volume preservation

A report published on June 20, 2014 in Alzheimer’s & Dementia describes a protective effect for fish oil supplementation on the maintenance of brain volume and cognitive function in older men and women. The study included 193 Alzheimer’s disease patients, 397 individuals with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and 229 cognitively normal individuals who participated in the Alzheimer’s […]

University Herald: Researchers Discover Brain Region Responsible For Hangovers

University of Utah researchers have discovered the area of the brain responsible for hangovers. Researchers said that lateral habenula gets triggered by bad experiences. When this part of the brain is damaged or chronically inactivated, people are driven to repeat unhealthy behaviours. Lateral habenula brain region is linked to depression, avoidance behaviors and hangover. A  Centers […]

Tech Times: Stress during childhood affects brain development

Severe stress during childhood including physical abuse, neglect and may poverty change parts of the brain associated with memory, learning and processing of emotion and stress. The achievement gap measured through elementary and middle school tests has caused a lot of debate but what experts must focus on is the first 1,000 days of children’s […]

Discover: Is It Time To Redraw the Map of the Brain?

A provocative and important paper just out claims to have identified a pervasive flaw in many attempts to map the function of the human brain. University College London (UCL) neuroscientists Yee-Haur Mah and colleagues say that in the light of their findings, “current inferences about human brain function and deficits based on lesion mapping must be re-evaluated.” Lesion […]

MIT Technology: Review Designing Brain Implants to Detect More and Last Longer

Inside the biomedical electronics lab at GE Global Research in Niskayuna, New York, Jeff Ashe, a principal engineer, holds up a mechanical pencil and points to its thin graphite point. That, he says, is the size of the new wireless brain implants GE is developing. The hope is that smaller, more biocompatible implants will help […]

Bloomberg: Can Europe Map the Human Brain?

After centuries of research, there’s a great deal we still don’t know about the human brain. To figure out what’s going on inside your head, the European Union is putting more than $1.6 billion into the Human Brain Project. Neuroscientists across Europe are using big-data systems to compile as much scientific data on the brain as it […]