Scientists Have Finally Discovered Why The Brain Consumes So Much Energy, Even at Rest
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Scientists Have Finally Discovered Why The Brain Consumes So Much Energy, Even at Rest

The human brain eats 20 percent of its fuel intake when we're resting, which is 10 times more than the rest of the body. In comatose patients who are
Precise new form of brain surgery requires no incisions, scalpels
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Precise new form of brain surgery requires no incisions, scalpels

The University of Virginia School of Medicine has developed a way to remove faulty brain circuits without the need for brain surgery. The approach,
Experimental Cancer Drug Shows Early Promise as Alzheimer's Treatment in Mouse Study
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Experimental Cancer Drug Shows Early Promise as Alzheimer's Treatment in Mouse Study

New research using mouse models shows that targeting immune cells in the brain can be a potential avenue for Alzheimer's treatment. The primary job
Scientists Identify Brain Switch That Controls a Vital Survival Instinct in Organisms
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Scientists Identify Brain Switch That Controls a Vital Survival Instinct in Organisms

Knowing when to head out looking for food and when to stop and eat is an important judgement call for any species that wants to survive for an
Your Brain Is an Energy-Efficient 'Prediction Machine'
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Your Brain Is an Energy-Efficient 'Prediction Machine'

Our brain is a three pound mass of tissue encased within a skull. The brain can't simply be assembling sensory information, as though it were putting
I have ADHD and was scared of psychedelics. Then I found myself eating magic truffles ... | Deborah Frances-White
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I have ADHD and was scared of psychedelics. Then I found myself eating magic truffles ... | Deborah Frances-White

I would have said no if you had asked me. My only skill is my brain speed. As a standup comedian, I can walk out on stage with nothing in my head and
Why We're Turning to Music to Help Treat Neurological Conditions
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Why We're Turning to Music to Help Treat Neurological Conditions

When you listen to your favorite song, you probably don't realize that it has a powerful effect on your brain. Singing, playing an instrument, or
Scientists use machine learning to predict smells based on brain activity in worms
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Scientists use machine learning to predict smells based on brain activity in worms

The worm's brain functions differently when it tastes salt. The connections between the circles are called synapses. The scientists used graph theory
Fight or flight: The sympathetic nervous system
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Fight or flight: The sympathetic nervous system

The sympathetic nervous system of this child is likely to kick in around now. The sympathetic nervous system activates the "fight-or flight" response
How did birds survive the dinosaur-killing asteroid?
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How did birds survive the dinosaur-killing asteroid?

Photo of Ichthyornis' fossil (top) with digital brain reconstruction (bottom). (Image credit: Torres et al; CC BY 4.0 The collision of the