Brain Health

News-Medical: Human brain may stay active for hours after death

One question that has baffled mankind is “after-death experience” or the experience after the heart stops beating. There have been anecdotal reports of a person being able to understand and hear what is happening around them even after they have been declared dead. A team of researchers have found that the brain works for a […]

Digital Journal: Essential science: What different sides of the brain are tell us

Difference sides of the brain appear to specialize in different tasks and one side of the brain can dominate over the other side, according to a new study and affect how the other side of the brain responds.Can people be characterized as left or right brained? This is a common perception and used in some […]

Medical Xpress: How the brain switches between different sets of rules

Cognitive flexibility—the brain’s ability to switch between different rules or action plans depending on the context—is key to many of our everyday activities. For example, imagine you’re driving on a highway at 65 miles per hour. When you exit onto a local street, you realize that the situation has changed and you need to slow […]

U.S. News & World Report: Can exercising too much affect your mental health?

Let’s be perfectly clear from the start: Exercise is one of the best ways to boost your mental health. Countless studies have proved this beyond any reasonable doubt. Case closed. However, a recent study revealed that, for some people, there can be too much of a good thing. Researchers from Yale University looked at data […]

Live Science: Bacteria may live (harmlessly) in your brain

In the latest example of bacteria being “literally everywhere,” scientists appear to have found evidence of microbes living harmlessly in our brains. For the study, presented last week at the scientific meeting Neuroscience 2018, the researchers looked at high-resolution images of slices of postmortem human brain tissue, where they found signs of bacteria, according to […]

Medical News Today: Can multitasking boost rather than hinder performance?

Multitasking might be an illusion, but it is a helpful one. A new study, published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, suggests that merely perceiving one or several activities as multitasking is enough to boost performance.An established body of neuroscientific research suggests that the ability to multitask is nothing but […]

Reuters: Babies’ brain development may not depend on sleeping through the night

Infants who don’t sleep through the night don’t seem to be at higher risk for cognitive or motor development problems, a Canadian study suggests. Deciding when or whether to train infants to sleep through the night is one of the most fraught issues new parents face, with some previous research suggesting that insufficient sleep may […]

Medical Xpress: New brain imaging research shows that when we expect something to hurt it does, even if the stimulus isn’t so painful

Expect a shot to hurt and it probably will, even if the needle poke isn’t really so painful. Brace for a second shot and you’ll likely flinch again, even though—second time around—you should know better. That’s the takeaway of a new brain imaging study published in the journal Nature Human Behaviour which found that expectations […]

Medical News Today: Cannabis and the brain: Recent studies shed new light

Recent research sheds new light on the effects of cannabis on the brain. It reveals a complex pattern of potential harms and benefits that varies with age and disease. The findings came from a number of studies that featured at the 2018 annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, held in San Diego, CA. (November […]