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Neuroscience describes the scientific study of the mechanics of the central nervous system such as its structure, function, genetics and physiology as well as how this can be applied to understand diseases of the nervous system. Neurology is a specialized

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Music makes us enjoy exercise more, finds brain study

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

If you find exercise dull, a new study suggests you might want to grab your headphones; listening to music can increase our enjoyment of physical activity.

Fathers, your stress could affect your child's brain

Tue, 20 Feb 2018 07:00:00 PST

The stress that fathers experience over their lifetime can alter their sperm in ways that influence brain development in their offspring, a study shows.

'Too much' brain calcium may cause Parkinson's

Mon, 19 Feb 2018 07:00:00 PST

Calcium may affect how alpha-synuclein — a protein linked to Parkinson's — interacts with structures important for chemical signaling between brain cells.

Just 1 hour of gaming may improve attention

Sat, 17 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

Researchers found that playing a video game for just 1 hour led to an increase in brain activity and improved visual selective attention.

What are the health benefits of being creative?

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 08:00:00 PST

From writing to dancing, creative activities can make our life more fun. Studies show that they can actually do wonders for our mental and physical health.

How does exercise preserve the aging brain?

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 07:00:00 PST

Higher cardiorespiratory fitness is tied to stronger white matter and better cognitive performance in a study of seniors with mild cognitive impairment.

Running may protect your memory from stress

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 08:00:00 PST

Chronic stress can affect our brain health, and particularly our memory. Not to worry, though; a new study has found that running could offset that damage.

Your partner's stress may change your brain

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

A new study examines how stress affects pairs of male and female mice. It reveals that not only is stress contagious, but it also leads to brain changes.

Blocking enzyme 'dramatically reverses' Alzheimer's in mice

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 08:00:00 PST

For the first time, scientists achieve a 'dramatic reversal' of Alzheimer's-related brain damage in mice, offering hope for humans.

What is cholinergic urticaria and how is it treated?

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 05:00:00 PST

Learn about cholinergic urticaria, a rash that can appear when the body gets warm and sweats. We look at symptoms, treatment, diagnosis, and prevention.

Brain activity explains drunken aggression

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

A new study examines what goes on inside the brains of intoxicated young men. The findings may help to reduce alcohol-related crime.

What is the outlook for hydranencephaly?

Tue, 13 Feb 2018 05:00:00 PST

Learn more about hydranencephaly, a condition where a baby is born with part of the brain missing. We examine the symptoms and prognosis.

Alcohol 'more damaging to brain health than marijuana'

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 09:00:00 PST

Drinking is more harmful for the brain than using marijuana, say researchers, after finding that the former changes the structure of gray and white matter.

What happens in the brain when habits form?

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

Habits make our lives easier, since we don't have to think about every little action we perform. But how does the brain behave when a habit takes root?

Can dim light make us...dim?

Sun, 11 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

Bad news for introverts and romantics everywhere: dim lighting seems to have...undesirable effects on our brains and cognitive skills, says a new study.

Could sciatica be causing the pain in your buttocks?

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 09:00:00 PST

A look at pain in the buttocks, a common complaint with many causes but often the result of sciatica. Included is detail on diagnosis and seeing a doctor.

Vitamin B-3 could be used to treat Alzheimer's

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 09:00:00 PST

New research finds that nicotinamide riboside, which is a form of vitamin B-3, has the potential to treat Alzheimer's. Results in mice are hopeful.

Psychotic disorders: Childhood IQ may predict onset

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 02:00:00 PST

Individuals with psychotic disorder display a range of cognitive deficits. A new study set out to understand how early in life these deficits appear.

Cognitive decline: Is low blood sodium a risk factor?

Fri, 09 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

A new study suggests that low blood sodium levels — known as hyponatremia — may increase the risk of cognitive decline in older men by more than a third.

How fighting ageism may lower dementia risk

Thu, 08 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

A new study examines the effect of positive and negative attitudes toward aging on the risk of developing dementia among at-risk individuals.

How bilingualism may protect against Alzheimer's

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 09:00:00 PST

A new study examines the brain structure and memory function of monolingual and multilingual people with Alzheimer's disease and mild cognitive impairment.

Brain-repairing protein may lead to new MS drugs

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 08:00:00 PST

The mechanism set in motion by a protein implicated in the repair of myelin damage could hold the key to a better treatment for multiple sclerosis.

Could an existing drug halt Parkinson's disease?

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 07:00:00 PST

A new Parkinson's study suggests that drugs for treating a rare genetic disorder may be effective in targeting toxic alpha-synuclein clusters in neurons.

Endorphins: Effects and how to increase levels

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 09:00:00 PST

Endorphins are chemicals produced naturally in the body to cope with pain or stress. Learn about how they affect mood disorders and other conditions.

Beer compounds may help to treat metabolic syndrome

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 08:00:00 PST

Xanthohumol — a compound found in beer — and two of its hydrogenated derivatives may be beneficial for people with metabolic syndrome, say researchers.