neurology

Deep Sleep, Deep Effects: The Dangers of Insufficient Sleep

Studying sleep's profound and extensive effects on brain function ...

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Count Yourself Confident! Self-Esteem in Numbers

Discovered: The equation that can map self esteem in the brain...

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Meh…Zzz. Why Do We Fall Asleep When We’re Bored?

Explaining our inescapable desire to sleep in boring situations...

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Can a Tablet Teach Kids to Juggle?

Tablets can teach kids to solve physical puzzles ...

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Why Is Yawning Contagious?

Yawning - why is it so contagious and why should it matter? ...

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Feel-Good Food: Eating Triggers Endorphins

Eating triggers endorphin release in the brain...

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Alcohol Boosts Recall (and, Usually, Regret)

Alcohol boosts recall of earlier learning ...

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Is Anxiety Stopping You Sleeping? Are You Sure? Really? Really?

The secret connection between anxiety and sleep ...

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Forewarned is Forearmed: Vulnerability to Psychosis and How to Detect It

Vulnerability to psychosis: New methods show how to detect it ...

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Visceral Viewing: Screenwriting for the Human Brain(s)

Effective screenwriters not only aim for psychological effect - they seek to create 'visceral viewing'....

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Let Me Think, But Not Much: Screenwriting and the Brain(s)

100 Problems, but as long as they're someone else's, we're locked to our seats....

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Shake Your Inner Monkey: Movie Screenwriting and The Limbic Brain

Sex, Politics, Celebrity: What's on your monkey mind?...

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Itchyness and Pain: You Know the Difference, But Does Your Body?

Itch neurons play a role in managing pain ...

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Neurocinematic Testing – The Applications

We know that certain stimuli can provoke certain reactions. How can we use that knowledge though? ...

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Twitchy Disco: The Effects of Serotonin on Motivation

More serotonin = less motivation? It depends on the circumstances ...

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How Music Triggers the Brain’s Own Opioids

McGill scientists show brain's own opioids involved in musical pleasure...

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Giggle Your Way to a Flatter Tummy: Serotonin and Fat Burning

TSRI scientists find brain hormone that triggers fat burning ...

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The Mechanics of Stuttering (and the beginnings of a cure)

Stuttering linked to reduced blood flow in area of brain associated with language ...

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How to Cope With Your Emotional Hangover

Is there such a thing as an emotional hangover? NYU researchers find that there is ...

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Synchronous Oscillations: Are You Actually Awake?

Portions of the brain fall asleep and wake back up all the time...

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Musical Training Combats ADHD in Kids

Musical training creates new brain connections in children ...

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Earworms: A Guide to Making Them, And Getting Rid of Them

Why some songs get stuck in your head ...

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‘Middle England’ faces lowest psychosis risk

hite, middle class, older. Psychosis and its attendent conditions are a lower risk for those who fit into the ‘Middle England’ grouping. So when it comes to excuses for voting Brexit,...

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Rosetta Stoned: Decyphering the Primary Cannabis Receptor

Structure of primary cannabinoid receptor is revealed ...

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Can You Boost Your Brain With a Battery? With tDCS, Hells Yeah!

Electrifying brain circuits may decrease depressive symptoms and chronic pain...

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Can You Smell What it Looks Like? How Visuals Disrupt Memory

A visual nudge can disrupt recall of what things look like ...

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Aphex Fin. Zoologists Reveal the Only Other Animal That Can Keep a Beat

Ronan the sea-lion: Best beat-keeper in the animal kingdom...

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Who Ate All The Pisces? The Benefits of Fish Oil

Why some fat can help or hinder your diet, and your brain...

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Are You Depressive, Positive, or Both? Cognitive Bias Explains the Link

Same genes could make us prone to both happiness and depression ...

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How We Hear (and it’s Not All in the Ear)

Study shows auditory cortex of hearing and deaf people are nearly identical...

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