Brain Study Finds People Actually Get Dumber During A Heat WaveResearchers at Harvard University have discovered that a person's brain works 13 percent slower when it has to operate in extreme heat.
New Evidence That Viruses May Play A Role In Alzheimer'sViruses that sneak into the brain just might play a role in Alzheimer's. But the findings don't prove viruses cause Alzheimer's, nor do they suggest it's contagious.
Scientists Say Your Body Has A 'Second Brain' In Your ButtYou know that 'gut feeling' that you sometimes get? According to scientists in Australia, the human body has a 'second brain' in the rear end, and it may be smarter than we think.
Scientists Bring A Severed Brain Back To Life, Sparking Ethical DebateYale researchers announced that they have successfully reanimated a pig's brain, which had been severed from its body.
Playing Football Too Young May Mean Earlier Cognitive & Emotional ProblemsSports may be a great way to keep kids active, but a new study finds that the earlier players started to tackle football, the more vulnerable they were to emotional and cognitive problems.
New Way Of Defining Alzheimer's Aims To Find Disease SoonerGovernment and other scientists are proposing a new way to define Alzheimer's disease — basing it on biological signs rather than memory loss and other symptoms of dementia that are used today.
Startup Offers '100 Percent Fatal' Procedure To Upload Your BrainNectome, a startup founded by two MIT graduates who studied artificial intelligence, says they have created a method of perfectly preserving the human brain using a high-tech embalming process.
Study Says Your Brain Stopped Making New Cells At Age 13Your brain has peaked by age 13. The creation of new brain cells in the hippocampus ends before we even reach adulthood, according to a study published on Wednesday.
Scientists Say They Have Successfully Reversed Alzheimer’s Disease In MiceA team at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute have completely reversed the disease in experiments on mice.
First Blood Test To Help Diagnose Brain Injuries Gets OK In U.S.The first blood test to help doctors diagnose traumatic brain injuries has won U.S. government approval.
Female Olympians Pledge To Donate Brains For Concussion ResearchU.S. bobsledder Elana Meyers Taylor, U.S. hockey player Angela Ruggiero, and six-time Olympian Hayley Wickenheiser of Canada have all pledged to give their brains to the Concussion Legacy Foundation.
Hearing Voices May Actually Be A Good Thing, Study SuggestsA recent study is suggesting that people who hear strange patterns in sounds may just be suffering from a well-tuned brain.