Musical Memory: why we remember old songs


Have you ever had the experience of hearing a song you haven’t heard for years—yet somehow you still know every beat or lyric? Ou...

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Barbie’s hot pink dreamhouse: the brain and colour


In the blockbuster Barbie movie, almost everything in Barbie’s world is a bright pink colour. But what would it be like to actual...

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The connection of inflammation to depression


Major depressive disorders are a major problem—and not everyone finds relief from currently available medications. Those medicati...

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Do children grow out of Learning Disorders?


When your child is diagnosed with a learning disorder, it is natural to worry. What will their future look like? How will this af...

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14 foods that build better brain health


The next time you’re at the supermarket, fill your grocery cart with some brain-boosting foods. Find our top choices that taste g...

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Mental strain and a tired brain


Many of us have felt a sense of mental exhaustion after working hard on a difficult task. A new study suggests that might be beca...

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Mapping Memory


Scientists in Australia have created a new map of brain connections to the hippocampus—a structure that enables us to create memo...

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ADHD and Drug Abuse


An increased risk of substance dependence is one of the long-term repercussions of ADHD, as is well known. Kids with ADHD are rea...

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The brain’s response to petting a dog


A new study shows that petting a dog increases brain activity in the frontal cortex, an area of the brain associated with social ...

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