MIND & BRAIN NEWS

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

Human Connectome Project

The Human Connectome Project (HCP) is a five-year project sponsored by sixteen components of the National Institutes of Health, split between two consortia of research institutions.  The goal of the Human Connectome Project is to build a “network map” (connectome) that will shed light on the anatomical and functional connectivity within the healthy human brain, as well as to produce a body of data that will facilitate research into brain

How Hunter Kent conquered depression and became her own hero

Depression is a mood disorder that affects the way you think, feel, and behave. It causes feelings of sadness or hopelessness that can last anywhere from a few days to a few years. This is different than being upset about a minor setback or disappointment in your day. Some people may experience mild depression only once in their lives, while others have several severe episodes over their lifetime. This more

Rewiring your brain : Neurohacking

Don Vaughn, a UCLA PhD Student and DJ, gives us the inside scoop on the amazing powers of the human brain. Inside each one of us is a beautiful symphony. 100 billion neurons firing in concert, constructing this vivid reality we are living in..and inside each little piece of that neural activity lives a little bit of what makes you, you. After your experiences today, that activity will have shifted

Food and Brain

When it comes to what you bite, chew and swallow, your choices have a direct and long-lasting effect on the most powerful organ in your body: your brain. So which foods cause you to feel so tired after lunch? Or so restless at night? Mia Nacamulli takes you into the brain to find out. “Have you ever had a gut feeling or butterflies in your stomach? Has hunger ever changed

Flashing light could be new treatment for Alzheimer’s

Using LED lights flickering at a specific frequency, MIT researchers have shown that they can substantially reduce the beta amyloid plaques seen in Alzheimer’s disease, in the visual cortex of mice. This treatment appears to work by inducing brain waves known as gamma oscillations, which the researchers discovered help the brain suppress beta amyloid production and invigorate cells responsible for destroying the plaques. Further research will be needed to determine

How sugar affects the brain?

How does a big bowl of sugary cereal or a candy bar affect the brain? In this conversation with Jessica P.Johnson, you will realize what happens in the brain during a sugar rush, and how that changes when sugar is swapped out with artificial sweeteners. Freelance science writer and podcast producer with degrees in biology, microbiology, and science journalism, Jessica P.Johnson had report with Dr.Nicole Avena, a research neuroscientist, author

Top 10 Impressive Facts About The Human Brain

You will be impressed to hear the the most interesting facts about your brain! The human brain is the most complex structure in the universe and body’s most mysterious organ. Although the adult human brain weighs on average about 1.3–1.5 kg, or about 2% of total body weight, It controls all parts of the body and allows you to think, feel, move your arms and legs and it helps you

Alzheimer’s Disease-Rand T. Akasheh (PhD Candidate)

Alzheimer’s Disease: Pathophysiology and Nutritional Implications Rand T. Akasheh Ancestral Health Society – Ancestral Health Symposium University of Illinois at Chicago Alzheimer disease (AD) is a degenerative disease of cerebral cortex. Its principal clinical manifestation is dementia and progressive loss of cognitive function, especially memory and learning. AD is the most common form of dementia in the elderly; AD affects approximately 5 million people in the US. The prevalence is

Water Your Brain - 2

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