Mild TBI can increase risk for PTSD

Oct 30, 2016 by

There’s new evidence that even mild head trauma can lead to PTSD. A new study found that about 27% of patients with mTBI had PTSD when they went back for their six-month post-injury screening....

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Allergies may actually help memory

Oct 28, 2016 by

When researchers in Austria exposed mice to grass pollen to induce an allergic reaction, they found that the reaction stimulated the growth of new neurons. It appears as though allergic reactions suppress the decline of creating new memories, which happens with aging....

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Researchers scan Sting’s brain to study it

Oct 26, 2016 by

While Sting was in Montreal for a concert, he also had his brain scanned to see how he relates and classifies music based on the regions that light up in his brain. The results were fascinating and only add to the idea of the 16-time Grammy Award-winner being a musical genius....

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Empathetic people have more activity in one key brain region

Oct 24, 2016 by

New research indicates that scientists may have found the part of the brain responsible for generosity. The anterior cingulate cortex, which plays a role in depression, was found to activate when people are being empathetic....

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Brain chip in the works to “supercharge” the mind

Oct 22, 2016 by

A company called Kernel is working with top neuroscientists to build a neuroprosthetic (a tiny brain chip) that would help restore brain function for stroke survivors or memory for dementia patients, or just boost your brain for better function....

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Sentences show up as predictable patterns in your brain

Oct 20, 2016 by

Scientists can now correctly predict brain activity patterns about 70% of the time just by analyzing words in sentences. The study was published in the journal “Cerebral Cortex.”...

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