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The Neurogenesis Saga: Are new neurons born in the adult human brain?

One of neuroscience’s most heated debates during the past 50 years has been whether or not new neurons are born (a process called neurogenesis) in the adult mammalian brain. 1,908 more words


Holographic brain stimulation can now fool us into thinking we are experiencing something real.

What if we could edit the sensations we feel; paste in our brain pictures that we never saw, cut out unwanted pain or insert non-existent scents into memory? 1,025 more words

Researchers are keeping pig brains alive outside the body

by Antonio Regalado

In a step that could change the definition of death, researchers have restored circulation to the brains of decapitated pigs and kept the reanimated organs alive for as long as 36 hours. 1,477 more words

Social Emotional Needs of Gifted Students

Gifted and talented students’ social-emotional needs are often exacerbated by asynchronous development which necessitates an awareness of each child’s needs. These include the ability to socialize, work with others, and to be self-aware. 729 more words


3-D human 'mini-brains' shed new light on genetic underpinnings of major mental illness

Researchers at Brigham and Women’s are using new technology to research genetic determinants of mental health in which stem cells are used to grow a replica of a human brain.   69 more words


Digital addiction increases loneliness, anxiety and depression

This article discusses the effects that smartphones and social media have on our brains and our mental health. Our use of these technologies often becomes an addiction, causing actual changes in neural connections in the same way as an opioid or other substance addiction. 55 more words


Wellbeing, and Why It Matters

Wellbeing is a powerful word, concept, and sense-experience. It’s one of the words I consciously started using, and concepts I started exploring, more mindfully a few years ago. 553 more words

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