Diet & Lifestyle

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The pitch is appealing: sharpen your mind with a few minutes of brain games each day. Unfortunately, science suggests this promise is probably too good to be true.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
The neuroscientist and professor discusses finding calm in the world of stress research.
  • People Behind the Science
  • 32 min
The season of giving is often also the season of over-indulging at the dinner table. But what happens when you overeat?
  • American Chemical Society
  • 3 min
The California Fish and Game Commission has banned crab fishing until further notice after detecting high levels of a neurotoxin in Dungeness and rock crabs. The toxin, domoic acid, is produced by certain types of planktonic algae, and it becomes concentrated in tissue of crabs and other marine organisms during plankton blooms.
Nootropics include a large host of substances that affect and enhance the way the brain works.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
The professor discusses the neuroscience of social behaviors and science outreach in this podcast from People Behind the Science.
  • People Behind the Science
  • 37 min
What happens in the brain when we eat?
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Today's New York Times has a nice video showing how stimulating a small set of neurons in the amygdala can turn off a rat's motivation to eat. The stimulation relies on a newly discovered technology called 'optogenetics'.
What do we know about sleep? Not a lot, it turns out, for something we do with one-third of our lives.
  • TED
  • 22 min
A cocktail of chemicals help control your appetite.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Becoming a parent can induce significant changes in the brain.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
The contents of your dinner plate can have profound effects on your brain and nervous system.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Can imaging tell us if scary labels on cigarette packages prompt smokers to quit? Researchers look for signs that might track how persuasive psychological and social interventions will be.
  • The Dana Foundation

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