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brain science

Perception
Insight without sight
Published June 23, 2020
By studying an individual with a rare brain anomaly, Johns Hopkins researchers have found evidence that our minds can process images without us being aware of it
Research
Testing the objectivity of vision
Published June 8, 2020
Johns Hopkins University researchers who study the mind and brain used methods from cognitive science to test a long-standing philosophical question: Can people see the world objectively?
Research
Mind over eyesight
Published May 14, 2020
Knowledge of the weight, hardness, and slipperiness of an object can help guide our attention even when we can't see these qualities, according to a new paper authored by Johns Hopkins researchers
Brain science
Babies understand counting years earlier than believed
Published Oct 24, 2019 Video
Babies who are years away from being able to say 'one,' 'two,' and 'three' actually already have a sense of what counting means, study finds
Neuroscience
Drug combo preserves cognitive function in mice with Alzheimer's
Published May 16, 2019
Drugs combination reduces brain damage and inflammation, slows the pace of cognitive decline
Brain science
Why MDMA may help treat PTSD
Published April 4, 2019
In mouse study, MDMA is shown to reactivate a learning period for social rewards, allowing test subjects to form positive associations where none existed before
Mind/Brain Institute
How the brain determines location
Published Feb 11, 2019
The brain continually updates its orientation in the world by interpreting internal physical cues and learning external landmarks
Epigenetics
Decoding brain changes that coincide with psychiatric disorders
Published Jan 22, 2019
Scientists discover epigenetic variances in neurons in parts of the brain linked with addictive behavior, schizophrenia, and other neuroses
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