Huffington Post: House Bill Would Give Veterans Easier Access To Medical Marijuana

A bipartisan bill introduced in the House of Representatives Tuesday would allow Department of Veterans Affairs doctors to recommend medical marijuana to military veterans in states where it is legal. The Veterans Equal Access Act would allow VA doctors to recommend or offer opinions about medical marijuana for veterans suffering from serious injuries or chronic […]

Geek: Researchers use games to evolve AI brains

The current complexity of the human brain is impressive enough on its own, but to imagine that humanity’s defining organ reached this peak through generations of evolution is even more mind-boggling. Neuroscientists are learning more about the brain all the time through new kinds of research, and at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s School of Medicine […]

Give your brain a break

Do your brain a favor and take a vacation. When you return, your brain will be tuned-up – ready to creatively tackle the most challenging problems with a fresh new perspective and energy.

Fortune: 7 ways to retrain your brain so you are more productive

Evolution is a slow process. In the timeline of our species, we’re not far removed from our days of living in small clan groups, hunting and gathering to survive. We would encounter no more than a thousand people in our lifetimes. Our brains were built for that world, not one where incessant interruptions at work […]

Medical Xpress: Simple intervention can make your brain more receptive to health advice

A new discovery shows how a simple intervention—self-affirmation – can open our brains to accept advice that is hard to hear. “Self-affirmation involves reflecting on core values,” explained Emily Falk, the study’s lead author and director of the Communication Neuroscience Laboratory at University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication. Has your doctor ever told you […]

Medical Xpress: More evidence that musical training protects the brain

Scientists have found some of the strongest evidence yet that musical training in younger years can prevent the decay in speech listening skills in later life. According to a new Canadian study led by the Rotman Research Institute (RRI) at Baycrest Health Sciences, older adults who had musical training in their youth were 20% faster […]

Telegraph: Oxygen therapy to target brain damage

Most specialists would agree that some eight years after the event, no treatment is likely to make a difference to serious brain injury. But Professor Philip James, who is advising on Ben’s treatment, is optimistic. (February 2, 2015) Read the full article here  

Medical Xpress: Foreign parents resist ADHD treatment for offspring

Children diagnosed with attention deficient hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) whose parents were born in non-Western countries are less likely to be treated with stimulant medication compared with their Western counterparts. Local researchers examined data from more than 600,000 people born in WA between 1980 and 2007 and found 13, 555 (or two per cent) children or […]