We have probably all met or known of someone who had a stuttering problem. We now know that it is not necessarily a genetic problem, one that cannot be gotten over. 506 more words
By: Caitlin Millett, 3rd year PhD candidate in the Neuroscience Graduate Program
Humans are highly social creatures. Our brains have evolved to allow us to survive and thrive in complex social environments. 1,063 more words
There are new recommendations for how much time people should spend snoozing.
The new guidelines, released by the National Sleep Foundation, include small changes to the recommended ranges for the amount of sleep that children and teens should get. 523 more words
Much like pilots-in-training that practice with “flight simulators” before landing any actual planes — a new, FDA-approved technology has been developed to allow neurosurgeons to practice complex surgeries before they cut into their patients. 46 more words
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is unfortunately a common developmental disorder that has a purely clinical diagnosis. Researchers are developing a method to use functional MRI (fMRI) imaging as a potential diagnostic screening tool for ASD, since early intervention can be very beneficial. 20 more words
Everyone’s been talking about the effects of meditation on the brain. Since it is such a healthy part of daily living and can work wonders on cognitive skills, including learning, memory, and creativity, I do think it is important to give a brief overview of the benefits meditation has on cognition. 430 more words