Tag Archives: Brain

Super pill: This drug could reverse alcohol’s damaging effects on brain

Scientists have found a new pill that could reverse the effects of binge drinking on the brain. The studies of Queensland University of Technology (QUT) researchers in adult mice show that two weeks of daily treatment with the drug tandospirone reversed the effects of 15 weeks of binge-like alcohol consumption on neurogenesis – the ability of the brain to grow ... Read More »

Neurotherapy coming to ROK Health & Fitness aims to ‘train your brain, change your life’

Mike Hawksby, right, who owns ROK Health & Fitness with Robert D’Urso, discovered neurotherapy after he sustained a head injury in a car crash. He is hoping to bring the practice into his gym in the near future. MIKE SMOLLINS/HERALD While driving to work in August 2017, ROK Health & Fitness owner Mike Hawksby was losing consciousness behind the wheel. ... Read More »

Want to keep anxiety away? Keep your brain busy with memory games and math puzzles

Researchers have found that boosting activity in the brain’s areas related to thinking and problem-solving may also buffer against worsening anxiety. Using non-invasive brain imaging, the researchers found that people at risk of anxiety were less likely to develop the disorder if they had higher activity in a brain region responsible for complex mental operations. “These findings help reinforce a ... Read More »

Sleep deprivation makes our brain feel like we’ve drank too much, suggests research

Ever feel sluggish after a rubbish night’s sleep? This could be the tip of the iceberg for our brain function, reveals a new study from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and Tel Aviv University, Israel. Researchers found that a lack of good sleep has severe consequences on our brain function and stops brain cells communicating properly, causing possible ... Read More »

Brain Activity and Good Diet May Prevent Insomnia-Related Depression

al feedback as well as reinforce behaviours that are rewarded, while reducing behaviours that are not. The results showed that those who were less susceptible to the effects of poor sleep showed significantly higher brain activity in response to positive feedback or reward compared to negative feedback. The effects of poor sleep showed significantly higher brain activity “Poor sleep is ... Read More »

Does your teenager love fast food? Study says brain wiring may be to blame

Don’t blame your adolescent kid for eating high-calorie food. A new study says teenagers hooked to high-calorie food may be unable to control the urge for burgers, pizzas and french fries due to an impairment in the brain region linked to self-regulation. The findings have revealed that adolescents, who are at an increased risk of obesity, have progressively less neural ... Read More »

cellular telephones don’t growth brain cancer hazard: examine

there is no hyperlink between increasing mobile telephone use and brain cancer, claims a new study that found no upward thrust in tumours over 30 years in Australia despite enormous use of the devices. Researchers from university of Sydney examined the association between age and gender-specific prevalence prices of 19,858 men and 14,222 girls identified with brain most cancers in ... Read More »

Chocolate is Brain Food. Who Knew?

In the mid 1970s, psychologist Merrill Elias began tracking the cognitive abilities of more than a thousand people in the state of New York. The goal was fairly specific: to observe the relationship between people’s blood pressure and brain performance. And for decades he did just that, eventually expanding the Maine-Syracuse Longitudinal Study (MSLS) to observe other cardiovascular risk factors, ... Read More »

In A First, Patient Wears 3-D Glasses During Brain Surgery

A handout picture released by the Angers university hospital shows a patient wearing virtual reality glasses on February 16, 2016 during his brain operation at a university hospital in Angers, western France. (AFP PHOTO) Paris, France:  In a world first, a patient in France undergoing brain surgery while conscious wore virtual reality glasses as doctors removed a cancerous tumour, the ... Read More »

What Season is It? The Answer Could Affect the Way Your Brain Works

Image credit: Istock Anyone who’s experienced falling spirits in autumn or a springtime bounce in the step knows that the changing seasons can affect mood. But can seasons affect the way your brain works overall? New research suggests that the answer is yes – and that time of year is just as important as time of day when it comes ... Read More »