Neuroscience

Neuron

An alternate theory for what causes Alzheimer's disease

A unique neurological signature not previously identified in patients may provide a path to new, more successful trials.

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Unmasking concussion with a simple blood test

A blood test that costs a fraction of the price of a brain scan may flag concussion in patients that pass CT tests.

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Why grandpa and grandma should be playing video games

Online brain exercises can help seniors multitask as well as people 50 years younger.

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The case against reality

Evolution has trained humans to construct reality, rather than to see the world as it truly is.

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Want to meditate more effectively? Try algorithms

Digital media often seems to deplete our attention. Scientists have found a way to flip that equation.

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What do dating technology and Alzheimer's have in common?

Artificial intelligence, developed around the same ‘swipe right’ approach we associate with dating apps, could vastly scale up Alzheimer’s research.

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Nicotine exposure in newborns alters neurons, predisposes brain to addiction

Exposure to nicotine through mother's milk induced a number of changes in young mice.

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Lack of sleep shrinks men's testicles?

UC Berkeley scientist Matt Walker shows how missing sleep can really catch up with you in his new TED Talk.

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Want to ace your tests? Take notes by hand

Even a brand new laptop won't give you an edge over pen and paper.

To boldly go or anxiously hang back?

A small population of nerve cells in the brain play an important role in anxiety’s influence over behavior.

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