Posts in: brain

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Teaching an Old Brain New Immunity

Teaching an Old Brain New Immunity

Deteriorating immune systems may help explain why memory declines with age, researchers find

By | Posted October 15, 2014

Are bilinguals really smarter?

Are bilinguals really smarter?

Despite what you may have read, it’s not so cut-and-dry

By | Posted July 29, 2014

Paralyzed, yet walking

Paralyzed, yet walking

How technology helped a paralyzed woman use her legs and walk down the aisle

By | Posted June 3, 2014

A face to remember

A face to remember

MIT researchers’ feature tuning algorithm can make your profile photo more memorable

By | Posted April 17, 2014

Puzzling out panic attacks

Puzzling out panic attacks

How your brain can create an extreme stress response

By | Posted April 16, 2014

AUDIO: What's it like to float in sensory deprivation?

AUDIO: What’s it like to float in sensory deprivation?

Alexandra Ossola has an intimate experience with her own mind, in the name of science.

By | Posted April 4, 2014

What is real?

What is real?

Neurobiologist André Fenton is on a lifelong quest to answer that very question

By | Posted March 7, 2014

Is the brain hard-wired for pain?

Is the brain hard-wired for pain?

Analysis of white matter sheds new light on chronic pain

By | Posted November 4, 2013

The ills of smoking

The ills of smoking

People with mental illness and nicotine addiction struggle to kick the habit

By | Posted March 9, 2013

An alternative to autism?

An alternative to autism?

Lack of certainty about the diagnosis leads many families to look outside mainstream medicine

By | Posted January 29, 2013

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