Tag Archives: Brain

Brain Is a Brain

Why do so many of us feel compassion for those with dementia and fear those with mental illness? March 11, 2020 by Kitt O’Malley Leave a Comment When I was visiting with my father to celebrate Thanksgiving, he asked me why what he suffers – dementia, a memory disorder, a neurological disorder – is any… Read More »

Alcohol Accelerates Brain Aging

By 2050, it’s estimated that 80 million Americans will be 65 years or older,1 making brain health of paramount importance. Lifestyle factors are known to be protective of or damaging to the brain, and this includes alcohol consumption. While some research suggests wine consumption may benefit heart health and even has neuroprotective properties,2 numerous studies… Read More »

New study allows brain and artificial neurons to link up over the web

Brain functions are made possible by circuits of spiking neurons, connected together by microscopic, but highly complex links called ‘synapses’. In this new study, published in the scientific journal Nature Scientific Reports, the scientists created a hybrid neural network where biological and artificial neurons in different parts of the world were able to communicate with… Read More »

Medical News Today: Sugar alters brain chemistry after only 12 days

New research in pigs finds that sugar intake alters the reward-processing circuitry of the brain in a similar way to addictive drugs. Whenever we learn something new or experience something pleasurable, our brain’s reward system becomes activated. With the help of natural brain chemicals, several brain areas communicate with each other to help us learn… Read More »

A woman with half a brain offers more proof of the organ’s superpowers

From a teenager excelling with half a brain to the organ’s visual areas being co-opted in people who are blind, our brain’s ability to adapt continues to amaze Health | Leader 12 February 2020 Zephyr/Science Photo Library THERE is something special about the human brain. Yes, it contains 86 billion neurons and billions of other… Read More »