Reeling from the news? Train your brain to feel better with these 4 techniques

Americans have been barraged in the past couple of weeks by a series of major news events – some of them unsettling. President Trump’s trip to Europe left many unsettled about the future of the decades-old U.S. relations with Europe, and […]

Attention network plays key role in restoring vision after brain damage

About one-third of patients who have suffered a stroke end up with impaired vision, losing up to half of their visual field. This partial blindness was long considered irreversible, but recent studies have shown that vision training after optic nerve […]

Great minds may think alike, but all minds look alike

Though humans differ widely in their congenital abilities, a newly-discovered brain learning mechanism has led researchers to reveal an origin of the identical spectrum of strong and weak links that compose all brains The brain is a complex network containing […]

The Digest: VR Treatment, Even Without a Therapist, Helps People Overcome Fear of Heights

OVERCOMING ACROPHOBIA. Afraid of heights? You’re not alone. In fact, acrophobia is one of the most common fears in the world. Now, a team of European researchers has found a new way to help people overcome their fear, no need to climb on […]

Mindfulness is key to tinnitus relief

A leading UK study has found that a new mindfulness-based approach to tinnitus could transform the treatment of the condition. The BTA estimates tinnitus affects approximately six million people in the UK. Credit: University of Bath Published in the journals […]

Better connectivity of brain regions with training

Researchers at the Leibniz-Institutes für Wissensmedien (IWM) and of the Graduate School and Research Network LEAD at the University of Tübingen now found out: Short and intensive arithmetic training strengthens the neuronal connections between brain regions in adults. This neuronal […]

Mapping the brain with data science

Patients with dementia and other neural diseases show physical symptoms such as stumbling and confusion, but identifying the problem isn’t as simple as taking an X-ray. A group of researchers at Purdue University are designing data-driven tools that will help clinicians better […]

Serotonin enhances learning, not just mood

The neurotransmitter serotonin is linked to the control of mood, though it also helps to regulate various other functions, such as sleep and sexual desire. New research has uncovered another role played by serotonin: boosting learning speed. Serotonin, a neurotransmitter […]

Mild problem-solving task improves brain function after a concussion, new study suggests

June 19, 2018 by Margaret Allen, Southern Methodist University A simple cognitive task as early as four days after a brain injury activates the region that improves memory function, and may guard against developing depression or anxiety. Concussed athletes performed a […]