New brain link to anxiety and OCD


In a new study, researchers have linked anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) to the dysfunction of a special type of b...

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How the brain tunes in


When you’re in a noisy place, how does your brain tune out background noise, and tune in to the one person’s voice that you’re tr...

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Walk to a Dementia diagnosis


Two of the most common forms of dementia are Alzheimer’s disease and Lewy body dementia. Although the two are expressed different...

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No quick fix for ADHD but a variety of different strategies


There is no quick fix for ADHD. Although medication can help treat people’s symptoms, it’s only part of an overall ADHD tre...

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Starring role for Long-Term Memory


Scientists have long considered neurons to be the stars in the brain. But star-shaped cells called astrocytes—previously thought ...

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Left-Handedness in the brain


About 10% of people are left-handed, but what makes them so? Scientists have recently made some headway in answering this questio...

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Alzheimer’s and Sleep


A new study from UCSF shows that Alzheimer’s disease destroys cells in regions of the brain that help to keep up awake. That like...

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Dreaming your memories away


For years, scientists have known that sleep helps the brain consolidate memories. Now, new research in mice has found that during...

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Shrink your brain (in a good way) with meditation and yoga


New research shows that practicing meditation and yoga can affect the size of certain brain structures. In particular, the right ...

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