This page contains the full list of articles and documents from the Disabled World The Human Brain category. Though some documents may have since been updated, or revised, they are still listed by their original publish date, with the most recent documents first.
2018-04-10 : Paralyzed Patient Feels Sensation Again by Stimulating Brain : Using a tiny array of electrodes implanted in the brain somatosensory cortex, Caltech scientists have induced sensations of touch and movement in the arm of a paralyzed man.
2018-04-01 : Slow Steady Rhythmic Brain Waves Linked to Consciousness : Your brain has 100 billion neurons and they have to be coordinated, these slowly varying signals in the brain get a large-scale coordination of activities in all diverse areas of the brain.
2018-03-30 : What Happens in the Brain During Unconsciousness : What Happens in the brain when patients undergo major surgery under general anesthesia which puts the brain in an unconscious state.
2018-03-27 : Tips to Help with Embarrassment and Embarrassing Situations : By training your mind to be an observer rather than actively participating in an embarrassing situation it is possible to overcome humiliating or distressing feelings.
2018-03-25 : Dissecting Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Understand the Human Brain Better : Cognitive neuroscientists increasingly are using emerging artificial networks to enhance their understanding of one of the most elusive intelligence systems, the human brain.
2018-03-20 : vEAR: Why Can I Sometimes 'Hear' Silent Flashes When Viewing Animated Gif's? : Study shows around 20% of people show signs of a synaesthesia like phenomenon in which they hear silent flashes or movement called visually-evoked auditory response (vEAR).
2018-01-30 : Memory Improved by Tickling the Brain with Electrical Stimulation : Tickling the brain with low-intensity electrical stimulation in a specific area can improve verbal short-term memory.
2017-12-21 : Human Brain Facts and Answers : Questions answers and facts relating to the human brain and the study of the brain organ and spinal cord.
2017-10-30 : Daydreaming Is a Sign of Intelligence : Brain study suggests mind wandering at work and home may not be as bad as you might think.
2017-08-11 : Neuron by Neuron Mapping of the Brain : Team of neuroscientists to create a complete map of the learning and memory center of the fruit fly larva brain.
2016-11-17 : Musical Anhedonia - When People Do Not Like Music : How does the brain of people who do not like music work? New study explains brain mechanisms associated to lack of sensitivity to music.
2016-11-11 : Do Males or Females Have Better Memory? : Study proves middle-aged women outperform age-matched men on all memory measures, although memory does decline as women enter postmenopause.
2016-10-08 : Does Human Brain Size Matter- Cracking the Brain's Genetic Code : USC scientists are cracking the genetic code of the human brain, discovering how variations in DNA affect the structure of our brains.
2016-06-28 : Woman With Amnesia Defies Conventional Memory Knowledge : Conventional wisdom about memory firmly separates declarative knowledge, memories about facts, from memories for skills, or muscle memory.
2016-04-06 : Cognitive Neuroscience Society Test Brain Training Claims : Cognitive neuroscientists are rigorously testing potential benefits of brain training tools.
2016-03-24 : Religion Versus Science Conflict Is All in Our Heads : Researchers discover the conflict between science and religion may have its origins in the structure of our brains.
2016-03-21 : Altruism and Your Brain Wiring : Study reveals people with strongest responses in brain areas associated with perceiving pain, emotion, and imitating others also the most generous.
2015-09-25 : Delirium: Symptoms, Facts & General Information : General information and overview of delirium, a disturbance in mental abilities that results in reduced awareness and confused thinking.
2015-09-09 : Link Between Brain and Immune System Has Major Implications : Stunning discovery determines the human brain is directly connected to immune system by vessels previously thought not to exist.
2015-03-23 : Research into Brain's Ability to Heal Itself Offers Hope for TBI : Pioneering work underway seeks to understand and repair brain function at the molecular level.
2015-01-27 : Scientists Map Brains of the Blind to Solve Brain Mysteries : Unexpected brain connectivity can lead to fast brain specialization, allowing humans to adapt to rapid technological and cultural innovation.
2014-12-20 : Lost Memories May be Able to be Restored : New research indicates lost memories can be restored - findings offer hope for patients in early stages of Alzheimers disease.
2014-11-04 : How the Human Brain and Skull Connect May Have Implications for Spina Bifida and Chiari Malformations Treatments : Researchers discover network of tissue communication that ensures the brain and spinal cord are matched with the skull and spinal column during embryonic development.
2014-06-25 : Being Humane - What Does it Mean : New research finds compassion can produce counterintuitive results, challenging prevailing views of empathys effects on moral judgment.
2014-05-27 : Visual Cortex Also Processes Auditory Information : Scientists studying brain process involved in sight found the visual cortex also uses information gleaned from the ears as well as the eyes when viewing the world.
2014-05-17 : Your Amazing Brain: Avoiding Dementia and Promoting Better Brain Health : Dr. Roger Landry author of Live Long Die Short - A Guide to Authentic Health and Successful Aging, takes a look at the amazing human brain.
2014-02-17 : Why Do We Sometimes Remember Dreams : In a new study a research team sought to identify which areas of the brain differentiate high and low dream re-callers.
2014-01-18 : Researchers Find Caffeine Enhances Memory : Researchers find caffeine has a positive effect on long-term memory in humans up to 24 hours after it is consumed.
2013-06-25 : Scans Reveal Past Brain Activity - Possible Future Use in Diagnosing Cognitive Disabilities : Researchers discover spontaneously emerging activity patterns preserve traces of previous cognitive activity in the human brain.
2012-12-19 : Acting Out Dreams While Asleep - REM Sleep Behavior Disorder : REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD) can be very dangerous to the people who have it as well as injure those who share a bed with them.
2012-12-06 : Social Isolation and Disruption of Myelin Production : Recent research has discovered that social isolation disrupts the process of myelination of brain cell axons.
2012-06-20 : The Human Brain - Adaptable Decision Making : How part of the brain helps predict future events from past experiences and the function of front most part of the frontal lobe the frontopolar cortex.
2012-02-01 : Decoding Brain Waves - Understanding Paralyzed Patients Thoughts : Neuroscientists may one day be able to hear the imagined speech of a patient unable to speak due to stroke or paralysis.
2011-12-29 : Nutrient Levels and Diet Linked to Cognitive Ability and Brain Shrinkage : Favorable cognitive outcomes and brain size measurements associated with two dietary patterns high levels of marine fatty acids and high levels of vitamins B C D and E.
2011-11-28 : Stringing Words into Sentences - How the Brain Works : Advances in brain imaging reveal complex cognitive tasks like language processing rely on particular regions of the cerebral cortex and white matter fiber pathways connecting them.
2011-08-19 : New Piece to Puzzle of Brain Communication Function : Discovery about a part of the brains complex communication system could form basis for development of better medicines for patients with psychiatric disorders.
2011-07-03 : Synesthesia: Seeing Sounds and Hearing Colors : Synesthesia is a neurologically condition where people may see numbers or letters in color or see sounds and music there are over 60 types of synesthesia.
2011-07-02 : Why Some Races All Look Alike : Biological evidence suggesting the brain works differently when memorizing the face of a person from your own race than when memorizing a face from another race.
2011-07-01 : Restoring Memory by Repairing Damaged Brains : Scientists have developed a way to turn memories on and off literally with the flip of a switch.
2011-06-12 : Converting Skin Cells to Brain Cells : Research has proven it is possible to reprogram mature cells from human skin directly into brain cells without passing through the stem cell stage.
2011-06-10 : Thinking Outside the Box - Conflict Between Mind and Body : New study shows physical and psychological ambivalence leads to expanded creativity and open-mindedness.
2011-05-14 : Why It's Harder to Remember Things as We Get Older : The older we get the more difficulty we seem to have remembering things as our aging brains are unable to process this information as new.
2011-03-24 : Butterflies in Stomach and Gut Feelings are Real : Gut bacteria influences anxiety like behavior through alterations in the way the brain is wired.
2011-03-21 : Long-term Memory Making - Major Clue Discovered : Findings about how brain synapses change the strength of connections could have a bearing on Alzheimers disease autism and mental retardation.
2011-03-18 : Important Role for Cerebellum - Epilepsy Trigger Discovered : Hereditary diseases such as epilepsy or various coordination disorders may be caused by changes in nerve cells of the cerebellum.
2011-03-18 : Brain's Ability to Reorganize Itself : Isolating the mechanisms by which the brain compensates for disruptions and reroutes neural functioning.
2011-03-09 : Brain Waves Boost Ability to Learn as We Sleep : Bursts of brain waves known as sleep spindles may be networking between key regions of the brain to clear a path to learning.
2011-03-09 : Brain Cerebellum Provides Clues to Human Intelligence : Grey matter volume in the cerebellum at the back of the brain may predicts cognitive ability or intelligence level.
2011-02-23 : Looking After Your Brain : The lengthening of the average life span in the population has caused an increase in the prevalence of aging related disorders.
2011-02-22 : Brain Doesn't Need Vision to Read Material : Brain imaging studies of blind people as they read in Braille show activity in the same part of the brain that lights up when sighted readers read.
2011-02-19 : Brain Function Linked to Birth Size : Evidence linking brain function variations between the left and right sides of the brain to size at birth and the weight of the placenta.
2011-02-10 : The Brain Learns from Mistakes : The process of establishing a neuronal network does not always prove precise or error free.
2011-02-03 : Brains Need Love Too : Demonstrating how a mothers love positively affects her offsprings developing brain.
2011-02-02 : Sleeping Selectively Stores Useful Memories : After a good night sleep people remember information better when they know it will be useful in the future.
2011-01-24 : How Quickly We Forget - Out of Mind in a Matter of Seconds : How quickly information stored in the activity patterns of the cerebral cortex neurons is discarded.
2011-01-04 : Ways to Help Improve Your Memory : People over the age of twenty-seven experience a decline in cognitive skills according to research performed by the University of Virginia.
2010-12-26 : Structure Deep in the Brain May Contribute to Varied Social Life : The amygdala a small almond shaped structure deep within the brain temporal lobe is important to a rich and varied social life among humans.
2010-12-22 : The Part of the Brain that Suppresses Instinct : Revealing which regions in the brain fire up when we suppress an automatic behavior.
2010-12-17 : When the Brain Knows no Fear : Insight into emotional life of an individual who lacks function of an almond-shaped structure in the brain known as the amygdala.
2010-11-27 : Brain Foods - What You Eat Affects Your Brain : Article examines foods and exercises in order to maintain a health brain in middle age and senior years.
2010-11-27 : The Brain Speaks - Decoding Words from Brain Signals : Decoding spoken words using only signals from the brain with a device that has promise for long-term use in paralyzed patients who cannot now speak.
2010-11-27 : The Speed of Brain Cell Communication : Brain cell communication network the synapses transmit messages via chemical neurotransmitters packaged in small containers called vesicles.
2010-11-27 : Molecular Switch that Controls Neuronal Migration in the Developing Brain Identified : Key components of a signaling pathway that controls departure of neurons from the brain niche where they form and allows cells to start migrating to their final destination.
2010-08-26 : How the Brain Shifts Between Sleep and Awake States Under Anesthesia : Information regarding how the human brain transitions between conscious and unconscious states when under anesthesia.
2010-07-16 : Part of the Brain that Tracks Your Limb Positions Found : Scientists have discovered the part of the brain that tracks the position of our limbs as we move through space.
2009-10-01 : Making of the Male Brain - Testosterone and Estrogen : The masculine brain has more aromatase testosterone converting estrogen neurons in certain regions.
2009-02-16 : Brain and Loneliness Connection : fMRI scans study connections between perceived social isolation or loneliness and activity in the human brain.
2009-01-14 : Brain Asymmetry Research : A tug-of-war between two sides of the brain causes it to become asymmetrical according to research.
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