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Mind Aglow: Scientists Watch Thoughts Form in the Brain

A new technology shows real-time communication among neurons that promises to reveal brain activity in unprecedented detail.

In a mouse brain, cell-based detectors called CNiFERs change their fluorescence when neurons release dopamine. 543 more words


As The Mind's Mysteries Continue To Be Unraveled, Embellishment Is Part Of Our Mental Processing

Remember the Brian Williams controversy? The anchor of NBC News was pulled from his position when it was broadcast to viewers that he fibbed about being involved in heavy artillery fire during an Iraq war incident. 714 more words


Too much activity in certain areas of the brain is bad for memory and attention

Don’t Forget.

Neurons in the brain interact by sending each other neurotransmitters, of which gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is the most common inhibitory one. GABA is important to restrain neural activity, preventing neurons from getting too trigger-happy and from firing too much or responding to irrelevant stimuli. 670 more words


ALS: Renewing brain's aging support cells may help neurons survive

Thick section of mammalian brain, gold stained for astrocytes.

ALS research shows that aging astrocytes lose the ability to protect motor neurons, but replacing old cells with younger ones engineered to restore an important protein may improve neuron survival … 600 more words


Scientists use ultrasound to jump-start a man's brain after coma | ESIST

The new noninvasive technique may lead to low-cost therapy for patients with severe brain injury

A 25-year-old man recovering from a coma has made remarkable progress following a treatment at UCLA to jump-start his brain using ultrasound. 352 more words


Reward circuitry boosts immunity

Despite employing unknown mechanisms, scientific studies have conclusively established that a tight connection between immune system and psychological and cognitive factors exists1-6. The so called “positive emotions” and overall happiness can strengthen our immune system and improve our well-being. 650 more words


Feed the Right Dog

Our thought life is powerful. Actions, good and bad, result from what we think about. I love what the Episcopal bishop John Beckwaith said in the nineteenth century: 562 more words