MIND & BRAIN NEWS

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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 to share

What would happen if you didn’t sleep?

In the United States, it’s estimated that 30 percent of adults and 66 percent of adolescents are regularly sleep-deprived. This isn’t just a minor inconvenience: staying awake can cause serious bodily harm. Claudia Aguirre shows what happens to your body and brain when you skip sleep.

Pain Produces Memory Gain

High heat improves recall of objects a year later, study finds… Pain can sear memories into the brain, a new study finds. A full year after viewing a picture of a random, neutral object, people could remember it better if they had been feeling painful heat when they first saw it. “The results are fun, they are interesting and they are provocative,” says neuroscientist A. Vania Apkarian of Northwestern University in

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

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

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

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

Brain Scanning Just Got Very Good—and Very Unsettling

Seven years ago, the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) decided to map all the connections in the brain. In 2010, the Human Connectome Project (HCP) was born. It has provided funding to the tune of $40 million to two collaborating consortia whose aim was to acquire and share high-resolution data of structural and functional connections in the human brain. The researchers have sought to understand, on a scale never before attempted, the