Cognitive decline due to ageing can be reversed in mice – here's what the new study means for humans
Anti-inflammatory drugs may be able to reverse cognitive decline in the future.
Jan. 21, 2021 • ~6 min
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While there are small differences between male and female brains, most of us have a mix of both.
Jan. 20, 2021 • ~8 min
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The brain activity of a parent and child can become synchronised during play and problem solving.
Jan. 15, 2021 • ~7 min
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Air pollution may contribute to Alzheimer’s and dementia risk – here's what we're learning from brain scans
The tiny air pollutants known as PM2.5, emitted by vehicles, factories and power plants, aren’t just a hazard for lungs. A study finds more brain shrinkage in older women exposed to pollution.
Jan. 5, 2021 • ~7 min
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The brain is surprisingly changeable.
Dec. 31, 2020 • ~8 min
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Whether in the form of a discreet titter or a full-on roar, laughter comes with many benefits for physical and mental health.
Nov. 23, 2020 • ~8 min
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Shakespeare was wrong when he wrote 'all's well that ends well'.
Nov. 2, 2020 • ~7 min
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Dogs process the sensory world very differently than humans, but love in a way that is entirely familiar.
Oct. 26, 2020 • ~6 min
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Why the benefits of bilingualism aren't consistent.
Oct. 6, 2020 • ~6 min
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Life in captivity causes observable harm to the structure and function of large mammals' brains.
Sept. 24, 2020 • ~10 min
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