Scientists from Germany discovered new functions of brain regions that are responsible for seeing movement.
Earlier evidence out of UCLA suggested that meditating for years thickens the brain (in a good way) and strengthens the connections between brain cells.
I just read a book by psychologist and neurologist, Michael Gazzaniga, noted for extensive research into split brain patients and cognitive neuroscience, and he pointed to research that suggests that humans have been growing steadily less violent over the last 50,000 or so years. Which is to say that in our tribal days of hunting and gathering, we tended to have very frequent clan feuds with various members of extended families. There was a great deal of reprisal killing to even the score with other clans or clans and families that schismed from your clan and families.
Brain scans find why some people 'black out' after drinking - and why others remember it all to gloat the next morningAlcohol 'switches' off brain region that encodes memory - and some are more vulnerable than others Not necessarily because people drink more By Rob Waugh
The three colors demonstrate one-to-one mapping from the first place visual information comes from the eyes and its path to the parietal cortex. Credit: Carnegie Mellon University
Feb. 23, 2012 — After we sense a threat, our brain center responsible for responding goes into gear, setting off a chain of biochemical reactions leading to the release of cortisol from the adrenal glands. Dr.
Chemists build light-controlled neural inhibitor.
How do you change your brain? Pay attention to what you're paying attention to; watch your mental flashlight .
Our Top 12 of 2012. No. 4: The notion of free will is under attack again, this time from the advance of neuroscience.
Mind & Brain :: Mind Matters :: January 10, 2012 :: :: Email :: Print Scientists use "prediction errors" to understand the brain's natural optimism By Christoph W.
Last Updated: 3/21/2013 13:09 PST As many people hit middle age, they often start to notice that their memory and mental clarity are not what they used to be.
Deja vu Each lived moment usually feels unique.
November 30, 2011 The more gray matter you have in the decision-making, thought-processing part of your brain, the better your ability to evaluate rewards and consequences. That may seem like an obvious conclusion, but a new study conducted at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory is the first to show this link between structure and function in healthy people—and the impairment of both structure and function in people addicted to cocaine. The study appears in the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience .
Neuroscience researchers from Tufts have demonstrated, for the first time, that the physiological response to stress depends on neurosteroids acting on specific receptors in the brain, and they have been able to block that response in mice. This breakthrough suggests that these critical receptors may be drug therapy targets for control of the stress-response pathway.