Burt Lancaster, an Academy Award winner, put his life on the line by developing a life-long habit of smoking.
Music on the brain: Listening can influence our brain’s activity
Enlarge People have long tried to use music as a tool to improve their abilities. Soldiers chanted songs when marching into battle, sailors sang songs on long voyages, and cloth makers sang when weaving. But do we have any evidence that music makes a difference for any of our activities? We’ve only recently started to […]
Dementia: ‘Distressing dreams’ may be among ‘earliest signs’ of brain decline, warns study
The researchers behind the latest study believe bad dreams may be among the ‘earliest signs’ of brain decline, preceding memory loss by decades.
Dementia: Alzheimer’s attacks language centre of the brain – symptoms
DEMENTIA is an umbrella of neurological diseases affecting the brain and resulting in the death of the patient after an often prolonged period. The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease, a condition first discovered in 1906. While the workings of the disease have remained a mystery, advances in science mean those mysteries are […]
Parents worry that brain injury risk has turned youth football into a game of ‘Russian roulette’
Two moms whose late sons suffered from a degenerative brain condition associated with the type of head impacts common in collision sports are suing the biggest youth football league in the U.S. But one neurologist says there is still a lot scientists don’t understand about brain injury in sport.
Just 1 or 2 experiences with marijuana may alter teen brain
Teen brains can be altered by smoking even a small amount of cannabis, a small U.S. study suggests.
First child in Canada undergoes deep brain stimulation for epilepsy, hospital says
A nine-year-old Ontario girl has become the first child in Canada to undergo deep brain stimulation for epilepsy after years of having up to 150 seizures a day.
Best supplements for the brain: Take this mineral to boost memory and keep the brain sharp
BEST supplements for the brain: The brain is an important organ in the body as it’s in charge of all functions in the body. Diet plays a big part in keeping it healthy, and there is a particular mineral it needs.
‘An incredible window into the brain’: New treatments target severe depression
In Canada, almost a million people live with treatment-resistant depression. Doctors are looking at different approaches that go straight to the source of the problem deep within the brain.
Understanding the Brain is a catalog of all we don’t know about the brain
Enlarge (credit: Jonathan Lee, Duke University) Twenty years ago, the neuroscientist John E. Dowling wrote a book about the brain called Creating Mind. Since then, our understanding of cellular neurobiology and even systems neuroscience has exploded. So Dowling decided to update his book. Yet our understanding of the mind has not exploded apace with our […]