Are the brains of atheists different to those of religious people? Scientists are trying to find out

Atheists may think more analytically than religious people, but it is far from proven.

Miguel Farias, Associate Professor in Experimental Psychology, Coventry University • conversation
today ~9 min

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Synced brains: how to bond with your kids – according to neuroscience

The brain activity of a parent and child can become synchronised during play and problem solving.

Pascal Vrticka, Lecturer in Psychology, University of Essex • conversation
Jan. 15, 2021 ~7 min

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Can stinky ‘rotten egg’ gas protect against Alzheimer’s?

Hydrogen sulfide, typically characterized as poisonous, corrosive, and smelling of rotten eggs, may protect aging brain cells against Alzheimer's disease.

Rachel Butch-JHU • futurity
Jan. 14, 2021 ~7 min

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Following the hops of disordered proteins could lead to future treatments of Alzheimer’s disease

Study shows how to determine the elusive motions of proteins that remain disordered.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Jan. 14, 2021 ~4 min

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It takes a lot of brain ‘real estate’ to disagree

When we agree with someone else, our brains are calm and focused. But disagreeing kicks our brains into higher gear, researchers report.

Bill Hathaway-Yale • futurity
Jan. 13, 2021 ~4 min

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Neuroscientists identify brain circuit that encodes timing of events

Findings suggest this hippocampal circuit helps us to maintain our timeline of memories.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Jan. 11, 2021 ~6 min

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Implant uses light to tell your brain you’re not hungry

A new wireless medical implant stimulates the endings of the vagus nerve, which is responsible for the regulation of food intake.

Texas A&M University • futurity
Jan. 11, 2021 ~6 min

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Clues link gut disease and brain injury in preemies

New research in mice may clarify why premature infants who survive necrotizing enterocolitis also develop a severe brain injury.

Michael E. Newman-Johns Hopkins • futurity
Jan. 11, 2021 ~11 min

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6 tips for sticking with your New Year’s Resolutions

Research on self-awareness and motivation can help you stick with your New Year's resolutions. Here are six tips to help you keep going.

Michele Berger-Penn • futurity
Jan. 8, 2021 ~9 min

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Can blocking enzymes reverse Alzheimer’s memory loss?

Inhibiting certain enzymes may offer a way to restore memory loss associated with Alzheimer's disease, research in mice shows.

Ellen Goldbaum-Buffalo • futurity
Jan. 6, 2021 ~6 min

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