ABC – September 22
While volunteers watched movie clips, a scanner watched their brains. And from their brain activity, a computer made rough reconstructions of what they viewed.
Daily Mail – September 22
Attractive men and women in adverts affect our capacity for rational thought
WIRED – September 21
People who feel relaxed spend far more freely than those who feel less at ease, even when they are in an equivalent emotional state.
Nature – September 21
Wartime explosions may be creating an epidemic of brain damage — and a major challenge for scientists.
Scientific American – September 21
Playing an instrument as a kid leads to a sharper mind in old age, according to a new study.
NPR – September 20
It’s a question that has plagued parents for generations: Why do teenagers act the way they do? Why the angst, anger and unnecessary risks? Many scientists say a growing body of research may provide some answers.
Daily Mail – September 20
Scientists at Princeton University found a big yawn can regulate the temperature of the brain and prevent over-heating.
United Press International – September 20
An animal study shows electrical stimulation of a specific region of the brain may produce new brain cells that enhance memory, Canadian researchers say.
CNN – September 19
Though vision feels seamless, the brain constructs its image of the world from neural activity in dozens of interconnected regions that specialize in particular aspects of seeing.
BBC – September 19
The bank will provide access to samples of brain tumours for anyone conducting research – with the aim of helping scientists find new treatments.
The Seattle Times – September 18
Canadian researchers found that benefits of deep brain stimulation for patients with Parkinson’s disease can last at least 10 years.
The Telegraph – September 17
Babies can learn to concentrate by playing “brain-training” computer games, according to new research.
Huffington Post – September 17
In Zen Brain retreats, prominent scientists and Zen practitioners explore Buddhist, neuro-scientific and clinical science perspectives on topics like altruism, compassion and consciousness.
U.S. News & World Report – September 16
Stress, hunger trigger fluctuating levels of the hormone serotonin in the brain, scans show
New Scientist – September 16
You can now hold your brain in the palm of your hand. For the first time, a scanner powered by a smartphone will let you monitor your neural signals on the go.
The Telegraph – September 16
Oxford scientists believe that applying a small current to a specific part of the brain helps people learn.