The Mind News: Page 4

This is page 4 of the mind news archives.

Neuroscientists Explain Motion Aftereffect Optical Illusion (June 28, 2011): Stare at the X in the center of the image in the video above.

David Eagleman Says We Have Very Little Conscious Control to the Machinery of Our Brain (June 14, 2011): Neuroscientist David Eagleman - author of Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain - says we have very little conscious access to the machinery of our brain.

Study Finds Humans Reactions Became Faster and More Forceful When They See Red (June 3, 2011): A new research study has found that when humans see red, their reactions become both faster and more forceful.

Researchers Find Multiple Cortical Areas Work Together in the Brain to Identify Faces (May 31, 2011): Carnegie Mellon University's Marlene Behrmann, David Plaut and Adrian Nestor have discovered that an entire network of cortical areas work together to identify faces.

Study Finds Brain Neurons Turn Off in Sleep-Deprived Rats (April 27, 2011): A new study of rats found that the more rats are sleep-deprived, the more some of their neurons take catnaps - with consequent declines in task performance.

Alzheimer's Diagnostic Guidelines Updated (April 19, 2011): Alzheimer's diagnostic guidelines have been updated for first time in decades.

Study: Brains of Older Adults Less Adept at Switching Rapidly Between Tasks (April 17, 2011): Human brains are not built for multitasking.

Study: Brain Instantly Rotates Reflected Words Seen in Mirror, Then Stops (March 31, 2011): A team of scientists from the Basque Centre on Cognition, Brain and Language (BCBL) says their study shows, for the first time, that the human brain can mentally rotate words seen in a mirror around and understand them automatically and unconsciously, at least for a few instants.

Study Finds Middle-Aged Brains Perform Better at Some Cognitive Tests (July 29, 2010): Dr.

Study Finds Lucky Charms Can Boost Performance (July 13, 2010): Many athletes are very superstitious.

Researchers Believe Romantic Love is an Addiction (July 8, 2010): LiveScience.

Study Finds Baby Brain Scans Show Signs of Schizophrenia (June 21, 2010): Most schizophrenia cases aren't detected until a person starts experiencing symptoms, such as delusions and hallucinations, as a teenager or an adult.

Pharmaceutical Companies Agree to Share Data on Clinical Trials (June 10, 2010): Reuters reports that major drug manufacturers have agreed to share clinical trial data to help speed up the development of medicines that may help cure diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

Magnets Applied to the Brain Disrupt People's Moral Center (April 6, 2010): Researchers from MIT, Harvard and the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center found that people's sense of morality can be altered by using powerful magnets.

Neuroanatomist Learns From Her Own Stroke (March 12, 2008): Jill Bolte Taylor became a brain scientist because she wanted to study her brother's schizophrenia.

Alzheimer's Blood Test Developed (October 16, 2007): The BBC reports that a new blood test can identify Alzheimer's six years before symptoms of the disease start to show.

Spike in Brain-Eating Amoeba Cases Reported (September 29, 2007): KPHO Phoenix has a developing story about a local boy who was killed by a deadly amoeba he is believed to have picked up while swimming in Lake Havasu.

New Technology Kills Tumors With Electric Fields (August 8, 2007): Technology Review reports that an Isreali company called NovoCure is testing a new cancer fighting weapon that uses a weak electric fields to destroy cancer cells.

Chemo Drugs Damage Brain Cells (December 6, 2006): The BBC reports that new studies have shown that healthy brain cells are very vulnerable to chemo drugs.

Study: Mobile Phones Affect Brain Function (May 5, 2006): The AFP reports that a new study by scientists from Swinburne University of Technology's Brain Sciences Institute in Melbourne have found cellphones can affect brain function.

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