New Developments in Treating Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease (PD) is the second most common neurodegenerative disease that affects more than 10 million people worldwide. The disease primarily results from selective degeneration of dopaminergic neurons in the substantia nigra pars compacta part of the brain. Its key clinical features include motor symptoms of rigidity, tremor, and bradykinesia. However, recent findings have confirmed that the […]

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Connection Between Brain, Depression and Effectiveness of Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy is a type of therapy that uses various, rather aggressive, medicines to eliminate cancer cells from the body or slow down the growth of tumors. Cancer cells are different from normal cells as they reproduce a lot faster. Chemotherapy specifically targets the fast dividing cells and thus affects cancer cells the most. However, chemotherapy […]

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How to Improve Your Memory

Do you forget where you leave your belongings? Are you always asking your spouse where your keys are or other items? These may be symptoms of a bad memory. There are steps that can be taken to improve your memory. They will be covered here. Improving your memory starts with decluttering your brain. Often, a […]

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3 Easy Steps to Reprogram Your Mind

It is a recognized reality that our minds, even more especially our subconscious minds, regulate our lives. We are exactly what we believe or think. Research study has actually revealed that there is a mind-body link which the mind could assist us conquer illness. There are numerous methods to reprogram your mind: NLP, hypnotherapy, visualization, […]

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Proper Food and Exercise to Help Increase Brain Power

You’ve been told time and again, you are what you eat. If you eat a balanced and healthy meal, your body will benefit. You have also been told you need to get regular exercise. Aerobics can increase the intake of oxygen which is also good for you. But can these two factors actually help you […]

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Sex differences in brain size

Next time someone asks you “Are men and women’s brains different?”, you can answer, without hesitation, “Yes”. Not only do they tend to be found in different types of bodies, but they are different sizes. Men’s are typically larger by something like 130 cubic centimeters. Not only are they actually larger, but they are larger […]

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no male and female brain types

What would it mean for there to be a “male brain” or a “female brain”? Human genitals are mostly easy to categorise just by sight as either male or female. It makes sense to talk about there being different male and female types of genitals. What would it mean for the same to be true […]

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A neuroscientist podcaster explains…

There’s a great ongoing podcast series called A Neuroscientist Explains that looks at some of the most important points of contact between neuroscience and the wider world. It’s a project of The Guardian Science Weekly podcast and is hosted by brain scientist Daniel Glaser who has an interesting profile – having been a cognitive neuroscientist […]

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hormones, brain and behaviour, a not-so-simple story

There’s a simple story about sex differences in cognition, which traces these back to sex differences in early brain development, which are in turn due to hormone differences. Diagrammatically, it looks something like this: Cordelia Fine’s “Delusions of Gender” (2010) accuses both scientists and popularisers of science with being too ready to believe overly simple, […]

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neurotransmitter fashion

A graph of scientific articles published per year which mention four major neurotransmitters in their title: What I take from this is Dopamine is king! And with great popularity, comes great misrepresentation. What happened to glutamate research in the mid 1990s? The recent hype about oxytocin doesn’t seem to be driven by a spike in […]

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Antidepressant May Benefit Traumatic Brain Injury

The prevalence and functional effects of depressive disorder following traumatic brain injury are significant. Now, sertraline may be effective for preventing depressive symptoms after TBI. A group of researchers at Baylor College of Medicine evaluated 94 patients aged 18 to 85 years who had been hospitalized for mild, moderate, or severe traumatic brain injury (TBI). […]

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