MIND & BRAIN NEWS

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Brain

The Human Brain is not solid. It’s soft and squishy similar to the consistency of soft tofu or soft gelatin. The typical brain is about 2% of a body’s weight but it consumes 20% of the total energy produced by the body.. During early pregnancy neurons develop at the rate of 250,000 neurons per minute.. There are approximately 100 billion neurons in the adult human brain.. Each neurons connects with

You have a wonderful plastic brain and you are capable of anything..

Hayley Teasdale is doing groundbreaking research into non-invasive brain stimulation that shows great promise, particularly for those suffering from Parkinson’s Disease. In this talk, she give us insights into how she came to be working in this field, and her hopes for the future. She is a neur­os­cient­ist with her work mainly focused on Parkinson’s dis­ease, she uses non-invas­ive brain stim­u­la­tion to try and com­bat symp­toms. She is par­tic­u­larly inter­ested

How Love Happens in Your Brain

A study using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans found that love activates the brain’s reward system in the same way as cocaine or nicotine. If you’ve ever fallen madly, passionately, head over heels in love, then you know the frustratingly crazy and wonderful traits that go along with the condition: sweaty palms, heart palpitations, tongue tied, can’t think straight, and butterflies in the stomach whenever the object of your

What happens inside the brain of a gambling addict when they make a bet?

What happens inside the brain of a gambling addict when they make a bet – and can the secret to their addiction be found within the brain itself? BBC Panorama filmed a unique experiment designed to find out. Wendy Bendel’s partner killed himself after struggling with a 20-year gambling addiction. In a confession he wrote for Wendy he singled out the high-stakes, high-frequency fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) found in bookmakers

Water Your Brain 1

Last week, I posted an article titled “Water and Brain Function” written by Merlin Hearn on my website. I was surprised with the number of people commenting and reading. I decided to post a new article on Water and Brain. In YouTube, I found 90 minutes video titled “Your Brain on Water” by Dr. Corinne Allen. I watched a few times and I found it very useful. I would like

Women and Alzheimer's Disease

Did You Know that two out of every three people with Alzheimer’s disease are women? In the past, it’s thought that more women develop Alzheimer’s since they live longer than men. However, women may be at more risk than men in the first place due to a variety of reasons, like genetics or hormones. Estrogen has been shown to reduce beta-amyloid which is the “bad protein” that collects in the

Aluminum exposure may cause Alzheimer’s

Scientists now say lifelong exposure to aluminum, a neurotoxin present in deodorant, tinfoil, and other common household items, may contribute to Alzheimer’s. While research is still being conducted, the scientific community has begun to look more at environmental factors than genetics in our fight against Alzheimer’s and dementia. RT correspondent Brigida Santos joins RT’s Simone Del Rosario to explain these findings. There is a study titled “Aluminum and Alzheimer’s disease:

Brain & Consciousness

John Searle one of the world’s great philosophers of mind and language, has spent fifty years stimulating thinking around the world. What he says about consciousness as a biological phenomenon will surprise you!  “Consciousness is a curiously neglected subject, both in our scientific and our philosophical culture. it is the most important aspect of our lives for a very simple, logical reason, namely, it’s a necessary condition on anything being important in our lives

People with increased risk of schizophrenia are more likely to use marijuana

People at increased risk of schizophrenia are more likely to use marijuana, reports a recent study. Earlier this year, experts warned on the elevated risk of psychosis in people who use cannabis, especially those who are mentally vulnerable. International drugs experts noted that even if not everyone who smokes marijuana develops psychosis, there are high chances for vulnerable ones to develop the condition, which could be huge public health concern.