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Should We Be Treating Suicide Differently?
Offbeat  (tags: Health, Brain, Neuroscience, Psychology )

Ray
- 4 hours ago - bbc.com
Robin WilliamsâEUR(TM) recent death has triggered many discussions about suicide. But as David Robson discovers, scientists are finding new ways to identify those at risk âEUR" potentially opening the way for better targeted treatments.
Some People May Be Pre-Wired to Be Bilingual
Science & Tech  (tags: study, research, brain, bilingual, mother tongue, health, discovery, humans, science, society, world )

Lone
- 12 hours ago - consumer.healthday.com
Some people's brains seem pre-wired to acquire a second language, new research suggests. But anyone who tries to move beyond their mother tongue will likely gain a brain boost, the small study finds.
Could a Diet Supplement Supercharge Your Eyesight?
Offbeat  (tags: Health, Brain, Food, Human body, Organ )

Ray
- 4 days ago - bbc.com
Researchers are claiming that taking supplements of a pigment found in food like spinach and eggs could sharpen vision. Douglas Heingartner looks at the evidence.
FINDING "LOST" LANGUAGES IN THE BRAIN
Science & Tech  (tags: languages, brain, sounds, discovery, humans, research, science, society, study )

Lone
- 7 days ago - mcgill.ca
The infant brain forms representations of language sounds, but we wanted to see whether the brain maintains these representations later in life even if the person is no longer exposed to the language,
The Code That May Treat Blindness
Offbeat  (tags: Health, Science, Technology, Biology, Brain, Disease )

Ray
- 7 days ago - bbc.com
Neuroscientist Sheila Nirenberg has found a technique that promises to treat blindness, and it all began with her idea to crack the brain's visual code...
Drug Addiction: The Complex Truth
Offbeat  (tags: Health, Science, Environment, Biology, Brain, Drugs, Human body )

Ray
- 11 days ago - bbc.com
We're told studies have proven that drugs like heroin and cocaine instantly hook a user. But it isn't that simple - a set of little-known experiments carried out over 30 years ago tells a very different tale.
How Pickpockets Trick Your Mind
Offbeat  (tags: Science, Environment, Health, Technology, Brain, Hacking, Neuroscience )

Ray
- 11 days ago - bbc.com
Pickpockets use much more than sleight of hand, says Caroline Williams, they hack your brain's weaknesses.
Reading the Minds of the 'Dead'
Offbeat  (tags: Biology, Brain, Disease, Hospital, Human body )

Ray
- 12 days ago - bbc.com
Thousands of patients remain trapped in a vegetative state between life and death. Three scientists are working to free them, as Roger Highfield reports.
Should We Engineer Animals to Be Smart Like Humans?
Offbeat  (tags: Animal, Brain, Evolution )

Ray
- 12 days ago - bbc.com
What if it were possible to engineer animals to be as intelligent as us? As Tim Maughan discovers, we may have already started.
PTSD: Do Most People Get It After Terrifying Incidents?
Offbeat  (tags: Health, Brain, Human body, Medicine, Military, Stress )

Ray
- 13 days ago - bbc.com
Why the assumption that everyone is prone to developing the condition after witnessing a traumatic event isn't the only myth that exists about it.
How Extreme Isolation Warps the Mind
Offbeat  (tags: Biology, Brain, Human body, Neuroscience )

Ray
- 13 days ago - bbc.com
When people are isolated from human contact, their mind can do some truly bizarre things, says Michael Bond. Why does this happen?
Tapeworm Inhabits Man's Brain for Years
Health & Wellness  (tags: world, treatment, study, science, safety, research, protection, prevention, medicine, interesting, illness, humans, health, disease, tapeworm, brain, sequence, rare, species, parasitic worm, patient, cerebellum, seizures, Headaches, flashbacks )

Darren
- 17 days ago - the-scientist.com
Researchers sequence a rare species of parasitic worm pulled from a patient's cerebrum, where it was causing seizures, headaches, and flashbacks.
More Etymological Maps of the Brain
Science & Tech  (tags: world, technology, society, science, research, medicine, interesting, humans, health, etymological map, brain )

Darren
- 37 days ago - blogs.discovermagazine.com
By popular demand, here are some more etymological maps of the brain - images illustrating what the names of the parts of the brain actually mean.
Turning Back the Brain's Clock
Science & Tech  (tags: brain, plasticity, research, science, protein, inhibitors )

Roger
- 52 days ago - the-scientist.com
The brain's ability to make new neural connections can be restored in mice by blocking a protein that normally acts as a natural brake on neuroplasticity
Consciousness May Continue Even After Death, Scientists Believe
Science & Tech  (tags: world, technology, Body-Mind-Spirit, study, research, humans, humans, discovery, consciousness, death, near-death experiences, awareness, brain )

Darren
- 72 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Have scientists proved there is life after death? Research into 'near-death' experiences reveals awareness may continue even after the brain has shut down.
 

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