Stories tagged: brain
Wed., July 11, 2018, 7:04 p.m.
Decades ago, hundreds of nuns and priests made an extraordinary decision: They agreed to donate their brains upon death to science, hoping to help solve mysteries about Alzheimer’s and other …
UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 4:30 p.m.
Jon Davis is “hotboxing” rats for a purpose: to figure out why people who smoke marijuana experience hunger. The research, which Davis hopes to publish soon, is just part of …
UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 29, 2017, 9:56 p.m.
Scientists are preparing to do a microscopic study of the Las Vegas gunman’s brain, but whatever they find, if anything, likely won’t be what led him to kill 58 people …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 8:25 p.m.
French researchers say they restored some signs of consciousness in a brain-injured man who hadn’t shown any awareness in 15 years.
Wed., May 3, 2017, 10:48 p.m.
Stanford scientists have grown and assembled parts of a human brain in a dish.
Sun., April 16, 2017, 2 p.m.
A study at UCLA showed that simply using search engines such as Google triggered key centers in the brains of middle-age and older adults, areas that control complex reasoning and …
Sat., Feb. 18, 2017, 6:31 p.m.
Children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder have several brain regions that are slightly smaller than usual, more evidence that the disorder should be considered a neurological condition, a new study says.
Fri., Dec. 23, 2016, 10:46 p.m.
When researchers compared brain scans of women before and after pregnancy, they spotted some differences in 11 locations. They also found hints that the alterations help women prepare for motherhood.
Mon., Nov. 21, 2016, 6:37 p.m.
New research documents another decline in dementia rates, but experts say the rising numbers of older Americans may halt that trend unless better ways are found to keep brains healthy.
Mon., Dec. 7, 2015, 7 p.m.
Do you have a male brain or a female brain? The answer, according to science, is no. If you didn’t expect this to be a yes-or-no question, you’re not alone. …
Tue., Feb. 3, 2015
Dear Dr. Z: I read your column about keeping the brain fit by doing crossword puzzles, Sudoku, and other “active” brain exercise such as reading. You stated that watching television …