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Mind. Mind & Brain News. Stress and Obesity Biologically Linked Oct. 5, 2016 — Metabolic and anxiety-related disorders both pose a significant healthcare burden, and are in the spotlight of contemporary research and therapeutic efforts.

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Although intuitively we assume that these ... read more Oct. 5, 2016 — After being on the losing side of a fight, men seek out other allies with a look of rugged dominance about them to ensure a backup in case of future fights. Women in similar situations however, ... read more Infants Pay More Attention to Native Speakers Oct. 5, 2016 — Almost from the moment of birth, human beings are able to distinguish between speakers of their native language and speakers of all other languages.

Oct. 5, 2016 — Researchers conclude that being kind to others causes a small but significant improvement in subjective well-being. Neuroscience & Neurology - Topic. New cryopreservation procedure wins Brain Preservation Prize. (Left): Control rabbit brain, showing neuropil near the CA1 band in the hippocampus.

New cryopreservation procedure wins Brain Preservation Prize

(Right): Vitrified rabbit brain, same location. Synapses, vesicles, and microfilaments are clear. The myelinated axon shows excellent preservation. Daily Marijuana Use Doesn’t Really Change Brains of Adults or Teens, Study Finds. Last year, the press and marijuana-legalization opponents gave a lot of attention to a study suggesting that daily marijuana causes abnormalities in the brain.

Daily Marijuana Use Doesn’t Really Change Brains of Adults or Teens, Study Finds

New research, reportedly using better techniques, indicates that claim and other reports of cannabis-caused changes to brain structure simply aren't true. The authors of the new study, "Daily Marijuana Use Is Not Associated with Brain Morphometric Measures in Adolescents or Adults," published in the latest edition of the Journal of Neuroscience, suggest that alcohol use was responsible for previous studies finding brain changes. An abstract of the study's findings was published last week on the Journal's website. Eating green leafy vegetables keeps mental abilities sharp. Something as easy as adding more spinach, kale, collards and mustard greens to your diet could help slow cognitive decline, according to new research.

Eating green leafy vegetables keeps mental abilities sharp

The study also examined the nutrients responsible for the effect, linking vitamin K consumption to slower cognitive decline for the first time. New Alzheimer’s treatment fully restores memory function. Australian researchers have come up with a non-invasive ultrasound technology that clears the brain of neurotoxic amyloid plaques - structures that are responsible for memory loss and a decline in cognitive function in Alzheimer’s patients.

New Alzheimer’s treatment fully restores memory function

If a person has Alzheimer’s disease, it’s usually the result of a build-up of two types of lesions - amyloid plaques, and neurofibrillary tangles. Amyloid plaques sit between the neurons and end up as dense clusters of beta-amyloid molecules, a sticky type of protein that clumps together and forms plaques. Neurofibrillary tangles are found inside the neurons of the brain, and they’re caused by defective tau proteins that clump up into a thick, insoluble mass. This causes tiny filaments called microtubules to get all twisted, which disrupts the transportation of essential materials such as nutrients and organelles along them, just like when you twist up the vacuum cleaner tube.

You can hear an ABC radio interview with the team here. Memory loss associated with Alzheimer's reversed for first time - Neuroscience Research Article. This is a temporary webpage created to handle heavy traffic to this article.

Memory loss associated with Alzheimer's reversed for first time - Neuroscience Research Article

Many of the normal features of the website have been stripped from this page to help reduce load times. Small trial from Buck Institute and UCLA succeeds using systems approach to memory disorders. PET scans reveal key details of Alzheimer’s protein growth in aging brains. New research led by scientists at UC Berkeley shows for the first time that PET scans can track the progressive stages of Alzheimer’s disease in cognitively normal adults, a key advance in the early diagnosis and staging of the neurodegenerative disorder.

PET scans reveal key details of Alzheimer’s protein growth in aging brains

Dr. Dose-Response Effects of Low-Level Light Therapy on Brain & Muscle. Brain care with Dr. Russell Blaylock. How Whole Turmeric Heals The Damaged Brain. Long considered impossible to accomplish, new research reveals how a simple spice might contribute to the regeneration of the damaged brain.

How Whole Turmeric Heals The Damaged Brain

Turmeric is hands down one of the, if not the, most versatile healing spice in the world with over 600 experimentally confirmed health benefits, and an ancient history filled with deep reverence for its seemingly compassionate power to alleviate human suffering. But, most of the focus over the past decade has been centered on only one of its many hundreds of phytocompounds: namely, the primary polyphenol in turmeric known as curcumin which gives the spice its richly golden hue. This curcumin-centric focus has lead to the development of some very good products, such as phospholipid bound curcumin concentrate (e.g. Meriva, BCM-95) which greatly helps to increase the absorption and bio-activity of curcumin.

Episode 79 - Phosphatidylserine: Extra Oomph, Even For Young Brains. Protect Your Brain With Antioxidants. Is This Your Brain on Smart Drugs? By Deuce of Clubs (First published in Java Magazine, nov1996) Years ago, after suffering an accident-induced concussion, I (along with everyone around me) suffered through a period where I laughed pretty much all the time, at just about anything.

Is This Your Brain on Smart Drugs?

Fortunately it was only temporary, but for a few months there I was a giggling dork, liable at any moment to fall into an uncontrollable laughing jag. Nootropics. Nootropics - The Facts About "Smart Drugs". I’m excited to bring you something very different than what we usually cover here on Unfinished Man.

Nootropics - The Facts About "Smart Drugs"

Today we’re going to talk about drugs. No, not those kinds of drugs, but instead a range of “smart drugs” – also known as Nootropics – which a person can use to improve memory, learning, and overall brain function. I’ve been fascinated with them for years, and asked John Holcomb of Brainpower Nutriceuticals if he would mind sharing some information with our readers. John was kind enough to put together this highly detailed article on which nootropics are available on the market, how each of them works, and why more people haven’t heard of them. Sugar Harms Your Brain Health, Drives Alzheimer’s Epidemic. By Dr. Joseph Mercola Guest Writer for Wake Up World Alzheimer’s disease, a severe form of dementia, affects an estimated 5.2 million Americans, according to 2013 statistics.[1] One in nine seniors over the age of 65 has Alzheimer’s, and the disease is now thought to be the third leading cause of death in the US, right behind heart disease and cancer.

Young blood to be used in ultimate rejuvenation trial. (Image: annedehaas/Getty) IT SOUNDS like the dark plot of a vampire movie. In October, people with Alzheimer’s disease will be injected with the blood of young people in the hope that it will reverse some of the damage caused by the condition. The scientists behind the experiment have evidence on their side.

Work in animals has shown that a transfusion of young mouse blood can improve cognition and the health of several organs in older mice. It could even make those animals look younger. Disregarding vampire legends, the idea of refreshing old blood with new harks back to the 1950s, when Clive McCay of Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, stitched together the circulatory systems of an old and young mouse – a technique called heterochronic parabiosis. It wasn’t until recently, however, that the mechanisms behind this experiment were more clearly understood. Tiny magnetic coils may be safer than implanted electrodes for deep-brain stimulation. Scientists at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Cleveland Clinic have shown that sub-millimeter magnetic coils can generate magnetic fields (red lines) strong enough to modulate activity of nearby neurons. Their findings may serve as the basis for a new generation of safer, more effective neural prosthetics.

Spatial memory deficits in a mouse model of late-onset Alzheimer’s disease are caused by zinc supplementation and correlate with amyloid-beta levels. Introduction Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the primary cause of dementia in the elderly and currently affects more than five million Americans (Alzheimer’s Association, 2013). The present research focuses on how the biometals, such as zinc (Zn), copper (Cu), and iron (Fe), interact with amyloid beta (Aβ)—the key constituent of the plaques that are characteristic of the disease, which mediates plaque formation and consequent oxidative damage. Zn, Cu, and Fe are found in high concentrations in and around amyloid plaques (Lovell et al., 1998; Maynard et al., 2005), consistent with the notion that Aβ is a metalloprotein that possesses binding sites for both Zn and Cu (Bush et al., 1993; Hesse et al., 1994).

Zn has been shown to be particularly effective in promoting Aβ aggregation (Bush et al., 1993), and the sequestration of Zn by Aβ leads to an intracellular deficiency of this metal (Grabrucker et al., 2011). Fpsyg.2014. 1Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA2Centre for Research on Ageing Health and Wellbeing, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia While overall life expectancy has been increasing, the human brain still begins deteriorating after the first two decades of life and continues degrading further with increasing age.

Thus, techniques that diminish the negative impact of aging on the brain are desirable. Existing research, although scarce, suggests meditation to be an attractive candidate in the quest for an accessible and inexpensive, efficacious remedy. Here, we examined the link between age and cerebral gray matter re-analyzing a large sample (n = 100) of long-term meditators and control subjects aged between 24 and 77 years. When correlating global and local gray matter with age, we detected negative correlations within both controls and meditators, suggesting a decline over time. Auditory driving of the autonomic nervous system: Listening to theta-frequency binaural beats post-exercise increases parasympathetic activation and sympathetic withdrawal.

Alzheimer's Disease Fact Sheet. Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disease that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills, and eventually even the ability to carry out the simplest tasks. First Alzheimer’s Treatment to Fully Restore Memory Functionality.

Focus@Will. THE BRAIN FROM TOP TO BOTTOM. Poor sleep linked to toxic buildup of Alzheimer’s protein, memory loss. Sleep may be a missing piece in the Alzheimer’s disease puzzle. UC Berkeley scientists have found compelling evidence that poor sleep — particularly a deficit of the deep, restorative slumber needed to hit the save button on memories — is a channel through which the beta-amyloid protein believed to trigger Alzheimer’s disease attacks the brain’s long-term memory.

Study links honesty to prefrontal region of the brain. Are humans programmed to tell the truth? Brain Games & Brain Training. Enrollment For Phase 3 Trial Evaluating Azeliragon in Treatment of Patients with Mild Alzheimer's Disease. Body and Mind. Quantified. Fpsyt.2014. Introduction. Fpsyt.2015. Use of vitamin E by patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer disease slows functional decline. Among patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer disease, a daily dosage of 2,000 IUs of vitamin E, compared to placebo, was effective in slowing functional decline and in reducing caregiver time in assisting patients, according to a study appearing in the January 1 issue of JAMA.

Effects of cholinergic drugs and cognitive training on dementia: 2-year follow-up. Why should primary care physicians know about the genetics of dementia? Main View : Deep Federated Search/ For Med Research. Psilocybin Grows New Brain Cells - Proof - Juan R. Sanchez-Ramos, M.D., Ph.D. Decoding spectrotemporal features of overt and covert speech from the human cortex. Introduction Mental imagery produces experiences and neural activation patterns similar to actual perception. For instance, thinking of moving a limb activates the motor cortex, internal object visualization activates the visual cortex, with similar effects observed for each sensory modality (Roth et al., 1996; Kosslyn et al., 2001; Kosslyn, 2005; Stevenson and Case, 2005).

Brain is not fully mature until 30s and 40s. ( -- New research from the UK shows the brain continues to develop after childhood and puberty, and is not fully developed until people are well into their 30s and 40s. The findings contradict current theories that the brain matures much earlier. Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, a neuroscientist with the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at University College London, said until around a decade ago many scientists had "pretty much assumed that the human brain stopped developing in early childhood," but recent research has found that many regions of the brain continue to develop for a long time afterwards.

The prefrontal cortex is the region at the front of the brain just behind the forehead, and is an area of the brain that undergoes the longest period of development. GazzaleyLab - Cognitive Neuroscience Research Lab UCSF. Scientists have invented a brain decoder that could read your inner thoughts. Brain Images Reveal the Secret to Higher IQ. The Bad & The Good in Statins & Alzheimer's. Literal Smart Dust Opens Brain-Computer Pathway to “Spy on Your Brain” Mind-altering microbes: Probiotic bacteria may lessen anxiety and depression. Smart-drugs. Does Being a Bookworm Boost Your Brainpower in Old Age? Mind-to-mind thought talking possible by 2030, scientist says. A New Treatment for Alzheimer's?

Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) First Alzheimer’s Treatment to Fully Restore Memory Functionality. The Neuro is brain research, patient care and training. Alzheimer's Disease Fact Sheet. New evidence that chronic stress predisposes brain to mental illness. Scientists uncover surprising new details of potential Alzheimer's treatment. Memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s reversed for first time. Making a World Without Alzheimer’s a Reality. Alzheimers Research. Scientists pinpoint how vitamin D may help clear amyloid plaques found in Alzheimer's. Clinical trial examines antioxidant effects for Alzheimer's disease on cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers. Mechanism outlined by which inadequate vitamin E can cause brain damage. Antioxidant may disrupt Alzheimer's disease process.

Nutritional supplement may help prevent Alzheimer's, research suggests. Diet and Alzheimer's disease risk facto... [Expert Rev Neurother. 2011. LoveOfProfit comments on Alzheimer's breakthrough: Scientists may have found potential cause of the disease in the behaviour of immune cells. Algae Virus Can Infect Humans And Slow Brain Activity.

Researchers show that memories reside in specific brain cells. Neurogenesis. Attention Tunes The Mind's Ear. Eidetic memory. 7 Nutrients To Protect Your Brain From Aging: Flavanols, Fish, Nuts, And Blueberries May Prevent Alzheimer’s. 11 Simple Ways to Improve Your Memory. 8 Things Everybody Ought to Know About Concentrating. MLANET. Pot Smokers Have a Different Kind of Way. Pubmed.

How a gentle electrical jolt can focus a sluggish mind. Neuroscientists call for immediate action to determine the dangers and benefits of cognitive-enhancing drug use in healthy people. New treatment for dementia discovered: Deep brain stimulation. In Alzheimer's mice, memory restored with cancer drug. Brain Awareness Week 2015: How Brain Research Has Progressed, And Ways You Can Enhance Cognition.