Neuroscience

Selective brain damage modulates human spirituality

New research provides fascinating insight into brain changes that might underlie alterations in spiritual and religious attitudes. The study, published by Cell Press in the February 11 issue of the journal Neuron, explores ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Moving more in old age may protect brain from dementia

Older adults who move more than average, either in the form of daily exercise or just routine physical activity such as housework, may maintain more of their memory and thinking skills than people who are less active than ...

Neuroscience

Learning to see consciously

Our brains process many more stimuli than we become aware of. Often images enter our brain without being noticed: visual information is being processed, but does not reach consciousness, that is, we do not have an impression ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Is it Alzheimer's? Maybe not

Alicia Harper spent years as a missionary, working in Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Mexico, but she faced her greatest challenge six years ago when, at age 69, her mind and body began to falter.

Neuroscience

Evidence appears to show how and where frontal lobe works

(Physorg.com) -- A Brown University study of stroke victims has produced evidence that the frontal lobe of the human brain controls decision-making along a continuum from abstract to concrete, from front to back.

Medical research

Hypoxia reverses mitochondrial disease in mouse model

The next stage of a Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) team's investigation into the therapeutic potential of the hypoxia response - the body's reaction to reduced levels of oxygen in the blood - to treat mitochondrial ...

Neuroscience

Complex brain landscape controls speech

Up to now, Broca's region in the brain has been thought to comprise two areas, since it was discovered in 1861, it has been regarded as one of the two regions in the cerebral cortex responsible for language. The conception ...

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