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The Human Brain: Information and Research News Document List

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The Human Brain Publications

Forgetting Is Actually a Form of Learning
(Study) Neuroscientists successfully test a theory that forgetting is actually a form of learning.
Publish Date: 2023/08/18

New Discovery on How the Brain Judges Time
(Experimental Study) By providing new insights into the causal relationship between neural activity and timing function, results may advance development of novel therapeutic targets for diseases such as Parkinson's and Huntington's.
Publish Date: 2023/07/13

Noninvasive Brain Decoder Can Transcribe Stories in the Mind
New artificial intelligence (AI) system can translate brain activity while listening to a story, or silently imagining telling a story, into text.
Publish Date: 2023/05/01

Brain Evolution Study Suggests Catalyst for How the Human Brain Evolved
New finding came out of a study analyzing how stretches of DNA called human accelerated regions (HARs) differ between humans and chimpanzees.
Publish Date: 2023/04/27

How We Purge Thoughts From Our Mind
How we forget a piece of information and what it means for patients suffering from neurocognitive disorders.
Publish Date: 2023/03/27

Why Congenitally Blind Show Activity in Brain Visual-Processing Areas
Often people born blind can activate the vision-processing region of the brain, the occipital cortex, when engaging in a non-visual activity, such as reading in Braille.
Publish Date: 2023/01/20

Why Humans Remember Emotional Events Better
Neuroscientists identify a specific neural mechanism in the human brain that tags information with emotional associations for enhanced memory.
Publish Date: 2023/01/19

Lucid Dying: Recalling Death Experiences
20% of people who survive cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) after cardiac arrest may describe lucid experiences of death while seemingly unconscious.
Publish Date: 2022/11/07 - Updated: 2022/11/08

Unlocking the Power of Emotional Memory
Neuroscientists show that it is possible to turn the volume down on negative memories by stimulating happier memory.
Publish Date: 2022/10/03 - Updated: 2023/01/04

Inhalers and Steroid Medications Change Brain Matter
The associations found might help to explain the neuropsychiatric effects, such as anxiety, depression, mania, and delirium frequently seen after long-term use.
Publish Date: 2022/08/31 - Updated: 2023/01/04

Why Thinking Hard Makes You Feel Tired
A study found people who spent over six hours working on tedious and mentally taxing tasks had higher levels of glutamate - an important signaling molecule in the brain.
Publish Date: 2022/08/12 - Updated: 2023/01/04

The Human Brain Did Not Shrink 3,000 Years Ago
Did the transition to complex societies in the Holocene drive a reduction in brain size? A reassessment of the DeSilva et al. (2021) hypothesis.
Publish Date: 2022/08/06 - Updated: 2023/01/04

What Occurs in The Brain at Time of Death
Research reveals brain oscillations associated with memory retrieval alter in the moments before death, suggesting our brain may replay significant life events just before we die.
Publish Date: 2022/07/17 - Updated: 2023/01/04

Telekinesis: Making Things Move with Your Mind Now Possible
Peer-reviewed publication - Remotely Mind-controlled Metasurface via Brainwaves - reveals advancement towards real-time, remote, and wireless mind control of metamaterials.
Publish Date: 2022/06/14 - Updated: 2023/01/04

Sleep, Diet, Exercise, and Social Life Equals a Healthy Brain
Brain health, like physical health, depends on lifestyle factors including diet, exercise and proper sleep, all of which reduce inflammation.
Publish Date: 2019/12/21

Link Between Obesity, Brain, and Genetics
(Study) When it comes to weight gain, the problem may be mostly in our heads, and our genes - The link between obesity, the brain, and genetics.
Publish Date: 2018/09/06 - Updated: 2023/09/12

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.
Publish Date: 2018/04/10

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.
Publish Date: 2018/04/01

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.
Publish Date: 2018/03/30 - Updated: 2020/01/08

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.
Publish Date: 2018/03/27 - Updated: 2018/03/28

Dissecting Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Understand the Human Brain
Cognitive neuroscientists are using emerging artificial networks to enhance understanding of one of the most elusive intelligence systems, the human brain.
Publish Date: 2018/03/25 - Updated: 2023/02/15

vEAR: Why Do I 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).
Publish Date: 2018/03/20 - Updated: 2021/01/02

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.
Publish Date: 2018/01/30

Human Brain Facts and Answers
Questions answers and facts relating to the human brain and the study of the brain organ and spinal cord.
Publish Date: 2017/12/21 - Updated: 2021/04/04

Why We Believe in Gods: Religious Beliefs Not Linked to Intuition or Rational Thinking
(Study) Studies have suggested people who hold strong religious beliefs are more intuitive and less analytical, and when they think more analytically their religious beliefs decrease.
Publish Date: 2017/11/08 - Updated: 2023/07/04

Daydreaming Is a Sign of Intelligence
Brain study suggests mind wandering at work and home may not be as bad as you might think.
Publish Date: 2017/10/30

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.
Publish Date: 2017/08/11 - Updated: 2021/12/01

Musical Anhedonia: A Dislike of Music
Study explains brain mechanisms associated to lack of sensitivity to music and how the brain of people who do not like music works.
Publish Date: 2016/11/17 - Updated: 2020/09/11

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.
Publish Date: 2016/11/11 - Updated: 2021/04/24

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.
Publish Date: 2016/10/08 - Updated: 2021/05/02

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.
Publish Date: 2016/06/28 - Updated: 2020/10/07

Testing Brain Training Claims
Researchers identifying who may benefit from cognitive training and the new methods most likely to result in long-lasting, positive effects on cognition.
Publish Date: 2016/04/06 - Updated: 2021/06/05

Conflict Between Science and Religion is All in Our Mind
(Systematic Review) Researchers discover the conflict between science and religion may have its origins in the structure of our brains.
Publish Date: 2016/03/24 - Updated: 2023/07/04

Altruism and Brain Wiring: Treating Empathically Challenged
Study reveals people with most robust responses in brain areas associated with perceiving pain, emotion, and imitating others are also the most generous.
Publish Date: 2016/03/21 - Updated: 2022/11/08

Delirium Symptoms, Facts and General Information
General information and overview of delirium, a disturbance in mental abilities that results in reduced awareness and confused thinking.
Publish Date: 2015/09/25 - Updated: 2021/07/28

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.
Publish Date: 2015/09/09 - Updated: 2018/03/16

Brain's Ability to Heal Itself Research Offers Hope for TBI
Groundbreaking pioneering work is underway seeks to understand and repair brain function at the molecular level.
Publish Date: 2015/03/23 - Updated: 2020/09/29

Scientists Map Brains of Blind to Solve Mysteries
Studying brain activity of blind people, scientists are challenging the standard view of how the human brain specializes to perform different kinds of tasks, and shedding new light on how our brains can adapt to rapid cultural and technological changes.
Publish Date: 2015/01/27 - Updated: 2021/09/12

Lost Memories May be Able to be Restored
New research indicates lost memories can be restored, these findings offer hope for patients in early stages of Alzheimers disease.
Publish Date: 2014/12/20 - Updated: 2020/11/05

Brain Skull Connect Implications for Spina Bifida and Chiari Malformation
Researchers discover network of tissue communication that ensures the brain and spinal cord are matched with the skull and spinal column during embryonic development.
Publish Date: 2014/11/04 - Updated: 2020/11/29

What it Means to Be Humane
New research finds compassion can produce counter-intuitive results, challenging prevailing views of empathys effects on moral judgment.
Publish Date: 2014/06/25 - Updated: 2021/12/12

Brain's 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.
Publish Date: 2014/05/27 - Updated: 2021/07/11

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.
Publish Date: 2014/05/17 - Updated: 2021/07/23

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.
Publish Date: 2014/02/17 - Updated: 2021/02/06

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.
Publish Date: 2014/01/18

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.
Publish Date: 2013/06/25

REM Sleep Behavior Disorder: Acting Out Dreams While Asleep
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.
Publish Date: 2012/12/19 - Updated: 2021/06/19

Social Isolation and Disruption of Myelin Production
Recent research has discovered that social isolation disrupts the process of myelination of brain cell axons.
Publish Date: 2012/12/06 - Updated: 2021/06/21

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.
Publish Date: 2012/06/20 - Updated: 2021/09/02

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.
Publish Date: 2012/02/01 - Updated: 2018/01/25

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.
Publish Date: 2011/12/29

How the Brain Works: Stringing Words into Sentences
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.
Publish Date: 2011/11/28 - Updated: 2021/11/23

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.
Publish Date: 2011/08/19

Synesthesia: Seeing Sounds and Hearing Colors
(Informative) 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.
Publish Date: 2011/07/03 - Updated: 2023/09/12

Why Do 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.
Publish Date: 2011/07/02 - Updated: 2022/02/20

Restoring Memory by Repairing Damaged Brains
Scientists have developed a way to turn memories on and off literally with the flip of a switch.
Publish Date: 2011/07/01

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.
Publish Date: 2011/06/12

Brain and Body Conflict Helps Thinking Outside the Box
New study shows physical and psychological ambivalence leads to expanded creativity and open-mindedness.
Publish Date: 2011/06/10 - Updated: 2022/03/11

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.
Publish Date: 2011/05/14

Butterflies in Stomach and Gut Feelings are Real
Gut bacteria influences anxiety like behavior through alterations in the way the brain is wired.
Publish Date: 2011/03/24

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.
Publish Date: 2011/03/21

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.
Publish Date: 2011/03/18

Brain's Ability to Reorganize Itself
Isolating the mechanisms by which the brain compensates for disruptions and reroutes neural functioning.
Publish Date: 2011/03/18

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.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 2011/03/09

Dementia: Looking After Your Aging Brain
(Research Paper) The lengthening of the average life span in today's population has caused an increase in the prevalence of aging related disorders.
Publish Date: 2011/02/23 - Updated: 2023/09/17

Human Brain Does Not Need Vision to Read
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.
Publish Date: 2011/02/22 - Updated: 2022/05/27

Brain Function Linked to Birth Size
Evidence links brain function variations between the left and right sides of the brain to size at birth and the weight of the placenta.
Publish Date: 2011/02/19 - Updated: 2022/05/30

The Brain Learns from Mistakes
The process of establishing a neuronal network does not always prove precise or error free.
Publish Date: 2011/02/10

Brains Need Love Too
Demonstrating how a mothers love positively affects her offsprings developing brain.
Publish Date: 2011/02/03

Selective Sleeping Stores Useful Memories
After a good night sleep, people remember information better when they know it will be helpful in the future.
Publish Date: 2011/02/02 - Updated: 2022/06/16

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.
Publish Date: 2011/01/24

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.
Publish Date: 2011/01/04 - Updated: 2014/04/19

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.
Publish Date: 2010/12/26

The Part of the Brain that Suppresses Instinct
Revealing which regions in the brain fire up when we suppress an automatic behavior.
Publish Date: 2010/12/22

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.
Publish Date: 2010/12/17

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.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 2010/11/27 - Updated: 2014/05/05

The Speed of Brain Cell Communication
Brain cell communication network the synapses transmit messages via chemical neurotransmitters packaged in small containers called vesicles.
Publish Date: 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.
Publish Date: 2010/11/27

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.
Publish Date: 2010/08/26 - Updated: 2018/03/25

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.
Publish Date: 2010/07/16 - Updated: 2010/11/27

Making of the Male Brain - Testosterone and Estrogen
The masculine brain has more aromatase testosterone converting estrogen neurons in certain regions.
Publish Date: 2009/10/01 - Updated: 2010/11/27

The Connection Between Brain and Loneliness
fMRI scans study connections between perceived social isolation or loneliness and activity in the human brain.
Publish Date: 2009/02/16 - Updated: 2020/09/30

Brain Asymmetry Research
A tug-of-war between two sides of the brain causes it to become asymmetrical according to research.
Publish Date: 2009/01/14 - Updated: 2010/11/27

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