Exercise during pregnancy alters the fetal brain. According to new research, moderate exercise during pregnancy may boost your baby’s brain development. The research involving 18 moms-to-be and their babies found that “at 10 days, the children have a more mature brain when their mothers exercised during the pregnancy,” said study researcher Elise Labonte-LeMoyne, a Ph.D. [...]
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Some desperately need–their morning coffee. When is the best time to drink your cup of coffee? it is probably not a good idea to drink part of your daily dose of caffeine in the afternoon. Especially if you have problems sleeping. But, have you ever drink your cup of coffee and felt like it just [...]
University of Washington researchers. The first brain-to-brain communication occurred when a rat pressed a lever, anticipating the tasty reward it’d been trained to expect. An implant in the rat’s brain converted its neural activity into an electronic signal and beamed the impulse to the brain of the second rat, which leaped forward and pressed a [...]
Keeping people alert is a prized quality of caffeine in an world that is always on. Caffeine stimulates the pleasure centers in the brain. It is also mildly addictive and that could possible be two reasons ti add it to foods and drinks.
First-borns around the world, it turns out, have higher IQ’s. According to a new study “those born earlier perform better in school” and, it’s because of the parents. Parents simply go easy on their later-born kids, according to data analyzed by economists V. Joseph Hotz and Juan Pantano, and as a result, first-born children tend [...]
A good night’s sleep really does make a difference. A good night’s sleep really does clear the mind. The brain’s molecular waste-disposal system was discovered last year and is most active when we are sleeping, a study in mice suggests.
Futurist Thomas Frey: What has been the hardest problem you’ve had to solve in your life? As I step you through this question, just focus on the ones where you actually found a solution.
Technology changes the skills we need to learn. A New York Times column written a while ago by Bill Keller, stirred up some controversy when he wrote that he was worried about his 13 year-old daughter joining Facebook and how it would have a debilitating effect on her intellectual faculties. Technology advocates pounced on his [...]
The big money has moved from developing psychiatric drugs to manipulating our brain networks. Has the psychiatric drug age reached its peak? Mind-altering drugs have are being prescribed in record numbers but there are signs of a radically new approach to understanding and treating mental illnesses. A huge research effort is now devoted to altering [...]
In New York last week, A working prototype of a low-cost electroencephalography device funded by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) made its debut, the first step in the agency’s effort to jumpstart a do-it-yourself revolution in neuroscience.