Our brain uses filter systems to efficiently manage the gigantic amounts of information that flow over us. Neuronal alpha oscillations are among them. They help to reduce the flow of information in certain brain regions. https://neurosciencenews.com/neurofeedback-learning-10561/
Researchers using functional MRI (fMRI) have found that neurofeedback training has the potential to reduce the severity of tinnitus or even eliminate it, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America
The phrase “Pavlov’s dogs” has long evoked images of bells, food and salivating dogs. Even though this tried-and-true model of repetitive patterns mimics a variety of learning processes, what happens on a cellular level in the brain isn’t clear. https://neurosciencenews.com/memory-learning-cell-synchronization-15649/
Mirror, mirror…in your brain You see someone take a drink, and you get thirsty too. A colleague yawns and your mouth flies open, even though you aren’t the least bit sleepy. Ever wonder why this happens? Because of circuits of neurons,
https://bigthink-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/bigthink.com/surprising-science/gold-neutron-stars.amp.html If you've got a thing for gold, you'd better have some money. Not only is the precious metal beautiful, but the amount of it in the universe is finite. A new study concludes that a single neutron star merger some 300 parsecs away produced
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-1935-3#Abs1 Empirical and anecdotal evidence has associated stress with accelerated hair greying (formation of unpigmented hairs)1,2, but so far there has been little scientific validation of this link.
https://www-psychologytoday-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/freedom-learn/201911/kindergarten-teachers-speak-out-children-s-happiness?amp The research is clear. Academic training in kindergarten has no long-term benefit. In fact, it may cause long-term harm. It does not reduce the education gap between the rich and the poor, which is the usual reason offered for such training.
https://neurosciencenews-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/neurosciencenews.com/sugar-brain-chemistry-15475/amp/ The idea of food addiction is a very controversial topic among scientists. Researchers from Aarhus University have delved into this topic and examined what happens in the brains of pigs when they drink sugar water. The conclusion is clear: sugar
Mental health advocates are lobbying Congress to help them get schizophrenia classified as a brain disease like Parkinson’s or Alzheimers, instead of as a mental illness, a move that could reduce stigma and lead to more dollars for a cure. Federal
"If I were my peach smoothie body butter, where would I be?" I say to no one while I search for my favorite lotion. Then: “Aha! Here you are. You rolled under my bed.” I talk to myself a lot.