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brain science

Alzheimer's disease
Deep brain stimulation not effective for treating early Alzheimer's
Published Oct 19, 2018
As the search for an effective Alzheimer's treatment continues, one strategy shown not to work for those under 65
Brain science
Octopuses on ecstasy just want hugs
Published Sept 21, 2018
Study of brain chemicals suggests evolutionary link between social behaviors of octopuses, humans
Brain science
Gambling monkeys like big bets
Published Sept 20, 2018
Study helps scientists locate area of brain linked to high-risk behavior, a possible step toward improved treatments for destructively risky behaviors in humans
Brain science
Think tank
Published Summer 2018
Scientists write about what they'd most like the public to understand about the human brain / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Bat signals
Brain science, unleashed
Published April 10, 2018 Video
Wireless devices record brain activity of bats, helping researchers better understand what happens in the brain as we move through the world
It's a 'g' thing
Which is a real letter?
Published April 3, 2018 Video
Most people are unaware of the two versions of g, a finding researchers say suggests the important role writing plays in learning letters
Brain science
How we can tell trash from treasure
Published Feb 8, 2018
The brain can assign value to an object in less than a tenth of a second—roughly the same amount of time it takes to recognize an object
Mind of a medalist
Quick thinking
Published Feb 6, 2018 Video
For Olympic athletes, world-class brain power often separates the best from the rest
Science of Learning
Research gap analysis
Published Jan 18, 2018
Science of Learning symposium brings together experts from diverse range of fields
Perceptual learning
Shorter breaks, better learning
Published Dec 18, 2017
Research suggests that for certain types of learning, success depends on the length of breaks during practice