MIND & BRAIN NEWS

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

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

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

Phygital Innovation in Health Services

As I have mentioned before, I am PhD candidate in the Information and Knowledge Management Department at the University of Ankara-Turkey. I have created this website to give you latest news on Artificial Intelligence and Brain and also share my academic studies with you. If you have never heard of Phygital before, I would start by explaining this term. Phygital (physical plus digital) is a marketing term that describes blending

Water and Brain Function

Drinking water and brain function are integrally linked. Lack of water to the brain can cause numerous symptoms including problems with focus, memory, brain fatigue and brain fog, as well as headaches, sleep issues, anger, depression, and many more. Over 70 percent of your body is composed of water and every function in the body is dependent on water, including the activities of the brain and nervous system. The average

New MRI Study reveals Brain's Semantic Maps

The researchers then use Big Data methods to construct mathematical models of language processing and create detailed maps that show how different aspects of language are represented in different locations in the brain. Here in the functional MRI room at the University of California, Berkeley, it’s story time. All in all, getting a brain scan for this project isn’t a bad gig — just kick back, listen to some stories

Have you ever seen a real unfixed Human Brain?

Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy at the University of Utah School of Medicine demonstrates the properties and anatomy of an unfixed brain In this teaching video, Suzanne Stensaas, Ph.D., Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy at the University of Utah School of Medicine, demonstrates the properties and anatomy of an unfixed brain. There are two purposes for this video: 1) to stress the vulnerability of the brain to highlight the importance

This Type of Meditation Can Actually Change Your Brain

A new study published in the journal Biological Psychiatry discovered that mindfulness meditation, which focuses on breathing and suspending judgment and criticism, helps people better cope with stress and can even change the way their brains work.  You may have heard Emma Watson, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Katy Perry talk about “mindfulness meditation,” but new research has found it’s not just a celebrity buzzword. A new study published in the journal

Our brain sabotages all efforts at breaking bad habits

Johns Hopkins study finds: Our brain sabotages all efforts at breaking bad habits It hardly comes as a surprise that we’re our own worst enemies, but new research appears to conclusively prove that our brain is the biggest saboteur of success, and leads to self-deception on a grand scale. The culprit? Dopamine. As some may know, dopamine is the chemical that gives us pleasure whenever we receive a reward. So