Repeat injuries to the head are widely considered to be dangerous and to cause neurological problems later in life.
These days, actual science seems to be catching up with science fiction.
Apparently, fish oil is no snake oil.
Here’s some hot news to warm you up while the snow thaws: neuroscientists at the University of Southern California have developed a way to turn off the ability to feel cold in mice.
If you played the recorder in first grade, you should thank your parents and music teacher now.
A study conducted by researchers from Tufts University and Tufts Medical Center has found that obesity in mothers has been linked to abnormal brain development in fetuses.
Researchers from the University of Rochester Medical Center, the Sloan-Kettering Institute and the Harvard Stem Cell Institute believe that they have developed a method that can use a patient’s own skin cells to combat multiple sclerosis.
When most people hear the term “synthetic marijuana”, they think of a plant being grown in a laboratory.
For the majority of her 40-some years, a woman identified only as “S.M.” had never felt fear.
Rabies kills more than 55,000 people and millions of animals each year.
When individuals with anorexia look at their reflections in the mirror, they are often convinced that they are bigger than they are.
People who can speak more than one language with equal fluency since childhood may be in for a good surprise. In a recent study conducted by the University Of Kentucky College Of Medicine, scientists have found that older bilingual people have a better ability to switch between tasks than their monolingual counterparts.
Rubbishing the current methods of calculating a person's Intelligence Quotient or IQ, researchers from Western University, after conducting the largest online intelligence study on record, conclude that the notion of measuring one's IQ by a singular, standardized test is highly misleading. The study had included 100,000 participants and their test was open to anyone in the world.
A study by researchers from Wellcome Trust reveals how the brain assesses confidence in its decisions. Through the findings, the researchers explain why some of us are more insightful and confident about the choices we make in life, while some of us are not. Every day we need to make various decisions to get through in life and we are constantly accumulating and analyzing information in the process of doing so. However, how confident we are while making these choices certainly has its consequences.
There are plenty of "brain training gadgets" available in the market which claim to reverse memory loss. However, these supposed "entertaining gadgets", which the companies claim are a good workout for the grey matter, are pretty expensive. A new study claims that rather than buying such kind of gadgets and games, all one needs to do in order to keep the brain active and functioning right, is to pick up a pen and practice the forgotten art of writing letters, Mail Online reports. According to researchers, board games like chess, reading newspapers and even watching a play can contribute to a healthy brain.
For all intents and purposes, the "War on Drugs" ended when nearly every state passed a law for recreational or medical marijuana use. The truth is, however, that law enforcement officers everywhere still actively pursue drug arrests. If you've been arrested for illicit drug use, you need to take the charges seriously. While there may be a valid defense or a program that can get you out of trouble for a first offense, the stigma can haunt you for a lifetime.