Your Brain on Video Games

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How do fast-paced video games affect the brain? Prof Daphne Bavelier explains

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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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Brain Stimulation in Health and Disease

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This list details the current brain stimulation technologies on the market and describes the future direction of these technologies.

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Bach Worse Than His Bite? Crocodile Listens to Classical Music in MRI Machine

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Scientists overcame technical challenges to test the crocodile’s response to visual and auditory stimuli, including playing classical music to the animal.

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Understanding Brain’s Water System May Prove Beneficial in Stroke

Understanding Brain’s Water System May Prove Beneficial in Stroke

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If the mechanism can be targeted with medicine, it may prove relevant to all disorders involving increased intracranial pressure

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Handedness Affects Happiness in Mental Health Treatment
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Radical new model of emotion in the brain suggests current treatment for the most common mental health problems could be ineffective or even detrimental to about 50 percent of the population.

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Mental Health is in Decline Among Disadvantaged Americans
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American adults of low socioeconomic status report increasing mental distress and worsening well-being, according to a new study

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Algorithm Enables Real-time Brain Scan Registering
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Machine-learning algorithm that can register brain scans and other 3-D images more than 1,000 times more quickly using novel learning techniques.

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Scientists Explore the Molecular Mechanics that Drive us to Sleep

Scientists Explore the Molecular Mechanics that Drive us to Sleep

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Scientists describe how phosphorylation of 80 synaptic proteins drives our sleep/wake cycles

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Shaking Hands is Disgusting – Here’s What Else You Can Do
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Lets take a look at the science behind the gesture

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The Ionic Basis for Electrosensation In Sharks and Skates
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Neuroscientists have identified the ionic basis for electroreception in sharks and their relatives, skates.

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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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