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Untangling dreams and our waking lives: Latest findings in cognitive neuroscience

"Dreams are messages from the deep." (Dune Part 1) Musings about dreams abound throughout society, from movies to TV to books. But despite being a constant source of fascination, the role of dreams in our lives still remains ...

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Brain scans of Philly jazz musicians reveal secrets to reaching creative flow

Flow, or being "in the zone," is a state of amped-up creativity, enhanced productivity and blissful consciousness that, some psychologists believe, is also the secret to happiness. It's considered the brain's fast track to ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Two key brain systems are central to psychosis, study finds

Inside the brains of people with psychosis, two key systems are malfunctioning: a "filter" that directs attention toward important external events and internal thoughts, and a "predictor" composed of pathways that anticipate ...

Neuroscience

Decoding spontaneous thoughts from the brain via machine learning

A team of researchers led by Kim Hong Ji and Woo Choong-Wan at the Center for Neuroscience Imaging Research (CNIR) within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS), in collaboration with Emily FINN at Dartmouth College, has unlocked ...

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Surgical removal beneficial for acute intracerebral hemorrhage

For patients with an acute intracerebral hemorrhage, minimally invasive surgical removal is associated with improved outcomes, according to a study published in the April 11 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Researchers find new origin of deep brain waves

University of California, Irvine biomedical engineering researchers have uncovered a previously unknown source of two key brain waves crucial for deep sleep: slow waves and sleep spindles. Traditionally believed to originate ...