Many ethical, as well as supply issues, surround the use of human brain tissue in research, because of this stem cells are used to develop mini-brains or ‘organoids’, a pea-sized … Continue Reading Brain waves detected in lab-grown mini brains.
Self-harm is when somebody intentionally damages or injures their body as a way of coping with very difficult feelings, painful memories or overwhelming situations. Self-inflicted injury in adolescence is a … Continue Reading Neuroimaging maps brain changes in self-harming teenage girls.
According to Marketdata LLC, the U.S. weight-loss market was estimated to be worth an incredible $68.2 billion in 2017 alone. However, despite the amount of money spent on weight-loss, nearly … Continue Reading Weight-loss success linked to regions of the brain regulating self-control.
Interestingly, the current definition of free will is described as a combination of two cognitive processes, namely the desire to act, also known as volition, and a sense of responsibility … Continue Reading Origins of free will mapped in the human brain.
Mental illness, particularly bipolar disorder and depression, can be difficult to diagnose as many conditions have similar symptoms. These two illnesses are virtually identical except individuals with bipolar disorder also … Continue Reading Neuroimaging distinguishes between bipolar disorder and depression in human study.
The enteric nervous system (ENS) is known as the second brain, or the brain in the gut, due to the fact it can operate independently of the central nervous system … Continue Reading Study identifies previously unknown neuronal activity in the gut.
Acting as natural computers, our brains contain trillions of cells to store memory and control the body’s functions and emotions. Around one in ten of the countless cells in the … Continue Reading Microglia filmed shaping synapses for the first time.
Uncovering the dynamics of facial identity processing in the brain along with its representational basis and interpretation outlines an obvious application for those unable to communicate without the use of … Continue Reading Artificial intelligence uses EEG data to reconstruct images based on what participants perceive.
A person perceives the world around them through multiple senses, with concurrent impulses of signals in different sensory modalities, such as a flash and a beep, readily deciphered and merged … Continue Reading Study develops 4D glasses allowing wearers to be touched by a movie.
Neuroprosthesis research in amputee patients aims to develop new prostheses that move and feel like real limbs. controlled directly by patients using their brains to provide sensory feedback. Targeted muscle … Continue Reading Advanced bionic limbs mapped in the brain for the first time.
The human brain is the source of a person’s thoughts, emotions, perceptions, actions, and memories. One challenge for neuroscience is to achieve an integrated understanding of brain-wide interactions, particularly the … Continue Reading Study identifies new function for the hippocampus.
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a fatal neurodegenerative disorder as well as the leading cause of senile dementia worldwide, with no effective treatment and limited functionality for early diagnosis. Now, a … Continue Reading Noninvasive eye scan can detect key signs of Alzheimer’s Disease in humans.
Stress is the feeling of being under acute mental or emotional pressure, where a person may feel unable to cope, leading to a wide variety of health problems. When stress … Continue Reading Neuroimaging connects stress-associated brain activity to cardiovascular disease in humans.
Diseases related to tobacco smoking have been shown to kill approximately half of long-term smokers when compared to average mortality rates faced by non-smokers. Giving up smoking has huge benefits … Continue Reading Brain circuit that supports smoking cessation identified.
Welcome to The Top Ten Healthinnovations of 2016, the third-year in our successful series, where the most exciting discoveries and breakthroughs are decided by you, the global medical community. This … Continue Reading The Top Ten Healthinnovations of 2016.
Marijuana is a psychoactive sedative drug and is derived from the hemp plant, Cannabis sativa. Its leaves and buds can be smoked, taken in food, brewed in tea or taken … Continue Reading Neuroimaging shows that marijuana users have low blood flow to the brain.