Mindfulness meditation training changes brain structure in 8 weeks
(PhysOrg.com) -- Participating in an 8-week mindfulness meditation program appears to make measurable changes in brain regions associated with memory, sense of self, empathy and stress. In a study that will appear in the ...
Teenagers cannot concentrate because their brains are undeveloped
Grey matter matters when it comes to feeling pain
Like humans, fish recoil from pain. But the fish pain reflex mechanism operates quite differently to the way it works in humans, University of Queensland research shows.
Study suggests reliance on GPS may reduce hippocampus function as we age
Study finds structural brain alterations in patients with irritable bowel syndrome
A large academic study has demonstrated structural changes in specific brain regions in female patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), a condition that causes pain and discomfort in the abdomen, along ...
The brain: probing its deep mystery
(PhysOrg.com) -- We know more about the cosmos than we do about the human brain, but work by European researchers will now allow scientists to probe further into the mysteries of our grey matter.
Vitamin D found in fish boosts brain power
Eating fish -- long considered 'brain food' -- may really be good for the old grey matter, as is a healthy dose of sunshine, new research suggests.
The secret to chimp strength
February's brutal chimpanzee attack, during which a pet chimp inflicted devastating injuries on a Connecticut woman, was a stark reminder that chimps are much stronger than humans—as much as four-times stronger, some researchers ...
Brain bypass surgery sparks restoration of lost brain tissue
Neurosurgeons at the Krembil Neuroscience Centre, Toronto Western Hospital, have for the first time, initiated the restoration of lost brain tissue through brain bypass surgery in patients where blood flow to the brain is ...
The cerebellum provides clues to the nature of human intelligence
Research suggests that intelligence in humans is controlled by the part of the brain known as the 'cortex', and most theories of age-related cognitive decline focus on cortical dysfunction. However, a new study of Scottish ...