Neuroscience

Asleep somewhere new, one brain hemisphere keeps watch

People who go to bed wary of potential danger sometimes pledge to sleep "with one eye open." A new Brown University study finds that isn't too far off. On the first night in a new place, the research suggests, one brain hemisphere ...

Neuroscience

Study shows brain groove unique to humans

(Medical Xpress)—An international team of researchers has found via study that a groove in the brain, which they have named the "superior temporal asymmetrical pit" (STAP) appears to be unique to humans as it is barely ...

Neuroscience

Learning to read boosts the visual brain

Reading is a recent invention in the history of human culture—too recent for dedicated brain networks to have evolved specifically for it. How, then, do humans accomplish this remarkable feat? As we learn to read, a brain ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Alcohol-induced brain damage continues after alcohol is stopped

Although the harmful effects of alcohol on the brain are widely known, the structural changes observed are very heterogeneous. In addition, diagnostic markers are lacking to characterize brain damage induced by alcohol, especially ...

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