Neuroscience in the News

A brain circuit that suppresses distracting sensory information holds important clues about attention and other cognitive processes.
  • 27 Sep 2019
  • Quanta Magazine
Too much physical exertion appears to make the brain tired.
  • 27 Sep 2019
  • NPR
Most, if not all, of us find harsh noises, such as those that car alarms make, difficult to bear. New research looks at what happens in the brain during exposure to these auditory stimuli.
  • 27 Sep 2019
  • Medical News Today
Researchers are beginning to understand why certain brain cancers are so hard to stop.
  • 20 Sep 2019
  • NPR
Your brain is a lot like your DNA.
  • 20 Sep 2019
  • WIRED
More evidence of the human brain's incredible plasticity has come to the fore through a new study of foot painters — professional painters who paint with their feet.
  • 20 Sep 2019
  • Medical News Today
Cutting carbs has been shown to prevent migraines, perhaps by changing the type of fuel that enters the brain.
  • 19 Aug 2019
  • New Scientist
Seconds before a memory pops up, certain nerve cells jolt into collective action.
  • 19 Aug 2019
  • Science News
Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the United States experience mental illness in a given year.
  • 19 Aug 2019
  • Medical Xpress
There are times when it's unavoidable - a dissertation is due, a family member is in the emergency room, it's make-or-break for your company - but you should be aware of just how damaging pulling an all nighter can be for your body.
  • 16 Aug 2019
  • Science Alert
Alzheimer's disease might be attacking the brain cells responsible for keeping people awake, resulting in daytime napping, according to a new study.
  • 16 Aug 2019
  • LiveScience
Boosting a single molecule in the brain can change "dispositional anxiety," the tendency to perceive many situations as threatening, in nonhuman primates, researchers have found.
  • 14 Aug 2019
  • Medical Xpress

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