Discovery News: How the Brain Awakens from Unconsciousness Becomes Clearer

Exactly what happens when people wake up from anesthesia or a coma has long baffled scientists, but now new research on rats suggests the path the brain takes to regain consciousness may be even more sophisticated than thought.  “It is commonly assumed that waking from anesthesia is a simple thing: The drugs leave the brain, and the […]

Psych Central: Imaging Suggests Evidence of Biological Basis for Adult ADHD

Emerging research discovers adults who have recovered from attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have different levels of brain activity than adults who still suffer from ADHD. In a new study, MIT neuroscientists discovered key differences in a brain communication network that is active when the brain is at wakeful rest and not focused on a particular […]

WHOTV: Exercise: ‘Food for Your Brain’

We all know exercising builds a better body.  Now, there’s evidence it builds a better mind too. “If you rest, you rust,” explained Alan Bernard, personal trainer and founder of Active Aging Fitness. Studies show aerobic fitness reduces brain cell loss in the elderly.  It can also protect against diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol – […]

Medical News Today: What happens to the brain when it recovers from anesthetic?

New research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences examines what happens to the brain when it recovers from the effects of anesthetic. “I always found it remarkable that someone can recover from anesthesia, not only that you blink your eyes and can walk around, but you return to being yourself,” says Alexander Proekt, […]

TES Connect: How sleep can help with learning and memory

Getting a good night’s sleep is not only helpful to one’s beauty regime but is also key to improving learning and memory, according to academics. A team of researchers in China and the US have observed new connections between brain cells developing during sleep. The scientists from New York University School of Medicine and Peking […]

Fox News: Red wine compound may improve memory, study suggests

Substance found in red wine and dark chocolate that has been touted for its supposed anti-aging effects may improve people’s memory, new research suggests. In a study of overweight adults, those who took resveratrol supplements for six months had better short-term recall than their counterparts who took a placebo. The people who took the supplement also had […]

Columbian: Young adult fitness may aid aging brain

Researchers have known for some time that cardiovascular problems in middle and later adulthood may cause cognitive deficits as we age. But surprisingly, there has been little if any research into whether such problems earlier in adulthood have the same effect. A new study from the University of California at San Francisco shows that they […]

Daily Digest: Study finds memories made during sleep

Memory forms as a result of the constant modification and addition of connections, known as synapses, between brain cells. Researchers have already established links between sleep and improved memory function. But a new study published in the journal Science demonstrates evidence for underlying molecular and physical mechanism responsible for the link. The study was conducted by scientists at […]