The Mind News: Page 2

This is page 2 of the mind news archives.

MIT Study Finds Brain Can Identify Images Seen for Just 13 Milliseconds (January 20, 2014): Study by MIT neuroscientists finds brain can identify images seen for just 13 milliseconds.

Monkeys Learn to Control Avatar Arms With Their Minds (November 8, 2013): Monkeys have learned how to control avatar arms with their minds thanks to the help of Duke researchers.

Study Finds Brain May Use Sleep to Flush Out Toxins (October 17, 2013): A new study has found that sleep may help flush toxins out of the brain. Researchers found the space between brain cells in mice brains increased when they were sleeping.

Scientists Grow Mini Human Brains in the Lab (August 28, 2013): Scientists have grown hundreds of mini human brains, dubbed cerabral organoids, in the lab.

Another Study Links Heading in Soccer to Brain Damage (July 7, 2013): Another study has linked soccer headbutting to brain damage. The more heading the greater the damage.

Psychologists Determine Visual Working Memory Abilities of Three and Four Year Olds (June 28, 2013): A study led by psychologists led by the University of Iowa found 3 year olds can hold 1.3 objects in visual working memory.

Man's Runny Nose Was Actually His Brain Leaking Fluid (May 8, 2013): A man thought he had a runny nose and bad allergies, but it turned out his brain was leaking fluid. The illness is called cerebrospinal fluid rhinorrhea.

Study Finds Hand Clenching Helps With Memory Recall (April 29, 2013): Researchers from Montclair State University say hand clenching can help with memory recall.

Brain Scans Show Humans React in Similar Way to Violence Against Human or Robot (April 25, 2013): IEEE Spectrum reports that research presented at the International Communication Association conference in London found that humans react in a similar way to violence against a human or a robot.

Study Finds Taste of Beer Alone Triggers Dopamine Release in Brain (April 16, 2013): Scientists say the taste of beer, without any effect from alcohol itself, can trigger dopamine release in the brains of male beer drinkers.

Scientists: Brain Scans Can Predict Which Criminals May Reoffend (March 28, 2013): Scientists say low anterior cingulate activity can be linked to repeat offenses.

Researchers Revisit Famous Stanford Marshmallow Test With Added Factor of Reliability (October 14, 2012): Scientists from the University of Rochester have revisited the famous Stanford marshmallow experiment from the 1960s that tested how long a child would hold out before consuming a yummy fluffy white marshmallow.

Scientists Rank Most Unpleasant Sounds (October 12, 2012): Researchers from Newcastle University have conducted a study of unpleasant sounds.

Sleep Study Involving Noises and Smells Finds You Can Learn New Information While You Sleep (September 2, 2012): A new Weizmann Institute study has found that it is possible to learn while you sleep.

Video Shows the Traffic Inside a Brain Cell (August 22, 2012): A team of scientists has lit up the inside of a neuron using bioluminescent proteins from a jellyfish and captured video footage that shows the movement of proteins throughout the cell.

Princeton Researchers Discover Mysterious Region of the Brain That Acts Like a Switchboard Operator (August 20, 2012): Researchers from Princeton University say they have discovered a mysterious region deep in the human brain that could be where we sort through incoming stimuli from the outside world and focus on the information currently most important to our behavior and survival.

New Study Finds Women Score Higher on IQ Tests Than Men (July 16, 2012): A new study has found that women score higher on IQ tests than men.

New Brain Scan Detects Alzheimer's Disease (June 22, 2012): A new type of brain scan can detect Alzheimer's disease.

MRI Images Show Brain on Self-Control and Brain After Self-Control Has Been Depleted (June 18, 2012): New MRI images show what the brain looks like when a person runs out of patience and loses self-control.

Researchers Say Experiencing Strong Emotions Synchronizes Brain Activity Across Individuals (May 24, 2012): Researchers at Aalto University and Turku PET Centre in Finland have found that experiencing strong emotions synchronizes brain activity across individuals.

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