Medicine & Health - Neuroscience news

All about addiction

Addiction is a brain disease that destroys lives, devastates families and tears at the very fabric of society. Effective prevention and treatment of addiction requires a clear understanding of the complex brain mechanisms ...

Feb 23, 2011 4 / 5 (1) 1

How to leave your body

Leave your body and shake hands with yourself, gain an extra limb or change into a robot for a while. Swedish neuroscientist Henrik Ehrsson has demonstrated that the brain's image of the body is negotiable. Applications stretch ...

Feb 20, 2011 4.6 / 5 (14) 0

The brain as a 'task machine'

The portion of the brain responsible for visual reading doesn't require vision at all, according to a new study published online on February 17 in Current Biology. Brain imaging studies of blind people as they read words ...

Feb 17, 2011 4.3 / 5 (12) 9 | with audio podcast