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Lucid Dying: Patients Recall Death Experiences During CPR

One in five people who survive cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) after cardiac arrest may describe lucid experiences of death that occurred while they were seemingly unconscious and on the brink of death, a new study shows. Led by researchers at NYU... Continue Reading →

The Link Between Sleep Apnea and Dementia

Researchers at The University of Queensland have discovered a link between obstructive sleep apnoea and an increased risk of developing dementia. Professor Elizabeth Coulson from UQ’s Queensland Brain Institute and School of Biomedical Sciences and her team found a causal relationship between a lack... Continue Reading →

New research suggests nose picking could increase risk for Alzheimer’s and dementia

Griffith University researchers have demonstrated that a bacteria can travel through the olfactory nerve in the nose and into the brain in mice, where it creates markers that are a tell-tale sign of Alzheimer’s disease. The study, published in the... Continue Reading →

The brain has greater control over the motor neurons that move the body than previously thought possible, study in animals demonstrates

Moving an arm or leg in a rhythmic motion—cranking a handle, for instance, or pedaling a bicycle—is a feat of biological orchestration, as illustrated here in scientific data from a new study of movements made by animals. Muscle force (top... Continue Reading →

Eye-opening discovery about adult brain’s ability to recover vision

A discovery about how some visually impaired adults could start to see offers a new vision of the brain’s possibilities. The finding that the adult brain has the potential to partially recover from inherited blindness comes from a collaboration between... Continue Reading →

The way you see color depends on what language you speak

The human eye can physically perceive millions of colours. But we don’t all recognise these colours in the same way. Some people can’t see differences in colours – so called colour blindness – due to a defect or absence of the cells in... Continue Reading →

Unlocking the Power of Our Emotional Memory

You may not realize it, but each time you recall a memory—like your first time riding a bike or walking into your high school prom—your brain changes the memory ever so slightly. It’s almost like adding an Instagram filter, with... Continue Reading →

A New Explanation for Consciousness

Consciousness is your awareness of yourself and the world around you. This awareness is subjective and unique to you. A Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine researcher has developed a new theory of consciousness, explaining why it developed,... Continue Reading →

How an Addicted Brain Works

Addiction is now understood to be a brain disease. Whether it’s alcohol, prescription pain pills, nicotine, gambling, or something else, overcoming an addiction isn’t as simple as just stopping or exercising greater control over impulses. That’s because addiction develops when the pleasure circuits... Continue Reading →

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