Brain Research

Forbes: The top 5 brain-boosting foods you should be eating

A well-fed brain is one of your greatest assets when it comes to your career. Creating work you’re proud of, thinking with a clear head, and communicating effectively are crucial to carving out your path and building your network. Not surprisingly, diet plays a starring role. (March 12, 2018) Read the full article here

Harvard Health: Can you rewire brain to get out of a rut? (Yes you can…)

Regardless of the context, routines — once comforting and safe — can gradually become ruts. Stable relationships, familiar patterns, and secure jobs can quickly lead to boredom, depression, unconscious anxiety, or a debilitating addiction. As Brooklyn clergyman Samuel Parkes Cadman once said, “the only difference between a rut and a grave is a matter of […]

Discover Magazine: What does any part of the brain do?

How can we know the function of a region of the brain? Have we been approaching the problem in the wrong way? An interesting new paper from German neuroscientists Sarah Genon and colleagues explores these questions. According to Genon et al., neuroscientists have generally approached the brain from the standpoint of behavior. We ask: what […]

NPR: Harvard brain collection will help scientists dive inside eating disorders

Anorexia, bulimia and binge eating affect tens of millions of Americans, but eating disorders remain very difficult to treat, in part because it’s not clear what goes wrong in the brain. “We don’t really have a lot of information on what kind of brain changes, what kind of underlying pathology may be not only contributing […]

Medical Xpress: Brain activity at rest provides clue to intelligence

The ability of an adult to learn and to perform cognitive tests is directly linked to how active the brain is at rest, UNSW researchers have found. The study, published in the peer-reviewed journal Brain Imaging and Behaviour, found that how well an elderly adult performed on language recall, memory executive function tests was directly […]

Reuters: Drinking problems tied to higher risk of early dementia

Heavy drinkers may be more likely than other adults to develop dementia, especially in middle age, a French study suggests. For the study, researchers examined data from 2008-2013 on more than 31 million French hospital patients, including more than 1 million who were diagnosed with dementia. About 5 percent of the dementia patients had so-called […]

Science Daily: The brain’s internal clock continually takes its temperature

Circuits in the brain act as an internal clock to tell us it is time to sleep and to control how long we then stay asleep. A new study in flies suggests a part of that clock constantly monitors changes in external temperature and integrates that information into the neural network controlling sleep. (March 7, […]

Science Daily: Capturing brain signals with soft electronics

Klas Tybrandt, principal investigator at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics at Linköping University, has developed new technology for long-term stable neural recording. It is based on a novel elastic material composite, which is biocompatible and retains high electrical conductivity even when stretched to double its original length. (March 5, 2018) Read the full article here