24June2019

Good example of a Brain Study

Wow! I’ve seen this with the letters out of order, but this is the first time I’ve seen it with numbers. Good example of a Brain Study: If you can read this OUT LOUD you have a strong mind. And better than that: Alzheimers is a long, [...]

Brain, lung surgeons interested in using needle technology

If successful, the needle microscopes could be rolled out in operating theatres around the world within a decade. Associate Professor Robert McLaughlin says pathology testing will always be required after surgery to remove cancer, even if the [...]

Seeing swirling snakes

Brain scientists watch the eyes of people watching an optical illusion These circles seem to squiggle perhaps because of blinks and tiny eye movements called microsaccades, say scientists in a new study. Credit: Akiyoshi Kitaoka You’ve got [...]

Learning in your sleep

Sleeping and learning go hand in hand, studies have shown for years. Even a brief nap can boost your memory and sharpen your thinking. But the relationship goes deeper than that. In a new study, scientists report that the brain can actually [...]

Alzheimer’s Spreads in the Brain Like a Virus, Studies Find

Alzheimer’s disease seems to spread like an infection from brain cell to brain cell, two new studies in mice have found. But instead of viruses or bacteria, what is being spread is a distorted protein known as tau. The surprising finding [...]

IQ ‘can change in teenage years’

Intellectual performance can both improve and deteriorate in adolescenceThe mental ability of teenagers can improve or decline on a far greater scale than previously thought, according to new research. Until now the assumption has been that [...]