The Effect of Night Shift Work

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Sleep scientist Dr. Chris Harvey looks at the effects that night shift work can have on your physical and mental health and wellbeing.

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Marvin Minsky: Health, population and the human mind

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Marvin Minsky's arch, eclectic, charmingly offhand talk on health, overpopulation and the human mind.

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Refugee Returns to Raise Profile of Science in Kosovo

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PhD Student Egzona Morina has traveled back to her country of birth to set up BrainCamp Kosovo to engage students with neuroscience and encourage them into science careers.

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10 Tips on How to Fall Asleep Fast

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We spend a third of our lives asleep. Good quality sleep is fundamental for our health and well-being. This infographic describes how to improve your sleep health and get to sleep in ten easy steps.

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The Week in Neuroscience, May 24, 2018

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A round-up of the best, worst and weirdest neuroscience news and research from the week

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Reactivating Memories During Sleep Improves Consolidation

Reactivating Memories During Sleep Improves Consolidation

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Burst of activity called sleep spindles facilitate memory reactivation and storage

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Researchers Identify Gene That Helps Prevent Brain Disease
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Protein ‘proofreading’ errors lead to neurodegenerative disease.

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Leg Exercise is Critical to Brain and Nervous System Health
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New research shows that using the legs, particularly in weight-bearing exercise, sends signals to the brain that are vital for the production of healthy neural cells.

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New Areas of the Brain Become Active After Students Learn Physics
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Parts of the brain not traditionally associated with learning science become active when people are confronted with solving physics problems.

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A Hangover Pill? Tests on drunk mice show promise

A Hangover Pill? Tests on drunk mice show promise

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Scientists create capsules filled with natural enzymes usually found in liver cells to help the body process the alcohol faster.

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Why do Humans Have Such Large Brains? Our Study Suggests Ecology Was the Driving Force
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Most animals have brains in proportion to their body size – species with larger bodies often have larger brains. But the human brain is almost six times bigger than expected for our bodies.

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King of Pop Inspired Moves Means More Visits to the Doc
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Neurosurgeons raise awareness of the stresses of extreme dance moves on the spine

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Do You Hear Yanny or Laurel?
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Do you hear "Yanny" or "Laurel"? The current argument dividing opinions on social media.

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