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# brain - Sunday 16 December, 2018

Brainwaves suppress obvious ideas to help us think more creatively, study finds
# Research
# Research

Brainwaves suppress obvious ideas to help us think more creatively, study finds

Dec 16th 2018, 8:00 AM 6,377 Views 0 Comments

Creativity requires humans to break away from more common and easily reached ideas.

# brain - Sunday 17 June, 2018

The brain 'rewards' foods high in fats and carbohydrates
# Fast Food
# Fast Food

The brain 'rewards' foods high in fats and carbohydrates

Jun 17th 2018, 8:30 AM 16,188 Views 14 Comments

This combination of food lights up neural circuits in the reward centre of the brain.

# brain - Saturday 30 December, 2017

'I don't hear anything or see anything in my head': Aphantasia... A life without mental images
# No Mind's Eye
# No Mind's Eye

'I don't hear anything or see anything in my head': Aphantasia... A life without mental images

Dec 30th 2017, 10:00 PM 28,628 Views 28 Comments

Researchers believe that 2% of the world’s population could unknowingly suffer from it.

# brain - Sunday 10 December, 2017

This is why you can't always stop something you've already started doing
# Brain Activity
# Brain Activity

This is why you can't always stop something you've already started doing

Dec 10th 2017, 12:00 PM 21,777 Views 6 Comments

Ever wondered why you can’t help but drive through a yellow light?

# brain - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

Inquest brought 'justice and answers' for newborn baby boy's death
# Stevie Cullivan
# Stevie Cullivan

Inquest brought 'justice and answers' for newborn baby boy's death

Nov 15th 2017, 6:03 PM 9,443 Views 1 Comment

A verdict of medical misadventure was given at the inquest into the death of baby Stevie Cullivan.

# brain - Sunday 29 October, 2017

How finding out when neurons are born could unlock the key to understanding the brain
# Brain
# Brain

How finding out when neurons are born could unlock the key to understanding the brain

Oct 29th 2017, 8:45 AM 6,830 Views 10 Comments

New prize winning research is helping to reveal how brain is developed.

# brain - Saturday 23 September, 2017

Sexual and aggressive impulses overlap in male animal brains, but not in females - study
# Brain
# Brain

Sexual and aggressive impulses overlap in male animal brains, but not in females - study

Sep 23rd 2017, 8:15 AM 17,170 Views 54 Comments

The finding could help develop a drug that would suppress extreme aggression in humans.

# brain - Sunday 10 September, 2017

These seven steps will keep your brain healthy from childhood to old age, say researchers
# Healthy Mind
# Healthy Mind

These seven steps will keep your brain healthy from childhood to old age, say researchers

Sep 10th 2017, 10:00 AM 46,047 Views 16 Comments

A number of lifestyle factors we wouldn’t normally associate with the brain may help prevent conditions such as dementia.

# brain - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

Heavy drinking may affect young male and female brains very differently
# Electric Responses
# Electric Responses

Heavy drinking may affect young male and female brains very differently

Sep 5th 2017, 9:17 AM 19,324 Views 26 Comments

There are hundreds of alcohol-related deaths in Ireland every year.

# brain - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

Even moderate drinking can damage your brain, new research says
# Memory Problems
# Memory Problems

Even moderate drinking can damage your brain, new research says

Jun 7th 2017, 7:58 AM 19,089 Views 43 Comments

The study monitored more than 500 people over 30 years.

# brain - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

Superstar Sid Crosby to miss start of NHL season after latest concussion
# Penguin
From The42
# Penguin

Superstar Sid Crosby to miss start of NHL season after latest concussion

Oct 12th 2016, 8:57 PM 3,234 Views 7 Comments

Concussion is an unavoidable subject for every collision sport.

# brain - Sunday 26 June, 2016

College graduates at higher risk of cancerous brain tumours, researchers find
# Perplexing Finding
# Perplexing Finding

College graduates at higher risk of cancerous brain tumours, researchers find

Jun 26th 2016, 8:30 AM 20,094 Views 23 Comments

“It was a surprising result which is difficult to explain,” the lead author of the study said.

# brain - Sunday 8 May, 2016

Bad memories can be intentionally forgotten
# Like The Corners Of My Mind
# Like The Corners Of My Mind

Bad memories can be intentionally forgotten

May 8th 2016, 6:00 PM 26,661 Views 25 Comments

The study has two important implications.

# brain - Wednesday 24 February, 2016

Connacht centre McSharry advised to sit out rest of season after concussion
# If In Doubt...
From The42
# If In Doubt...

Connacht centre McSharry advised to sit out rest of season after concussion

Feb 24th 2016, 3:51 PM 5,936 Views 10 Comments

The centre has not played since taking a blow to the head against Newcastle in December.

# brain - Friday 8 May, 2015

25 daily habits that will make you smarter
# A Better You
# A Better You

25 daily habits that will make you smarter

May 8th 2015, 9:30 PM 40,784 Views 25 Comments

It’s easy, swear.

# brain - Monday 16 February, 2015

Are you a smoker? Cigarettes could shrink a vital part of your brain
# Impaired Thinking
# Impaired Thinking

Are you a smoker? Cigarettes could shrink a vital part of your brain

Feb 16th 2015, 6:59 PM 12,400 Views 42 Comments

Giving up could help reverse the problem, researchers have found.

# brain - Saturday 29 November, 2014

Does your dog really understand you?
# Is That You Lassie?
# Is That You Lassie?

Does your dog really understand you?

Nov 29th 2014, 10:30 AM 20,280 Views 43 Comments

New research has shown dogs are able to pick up on more than we might think.

# brain - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

'All the players are thinking of him' - Ireland's best wishes to Chris Henry
# Chad
From The42
# Chad

'All the players are thinking of him' - Ireland's best wishes to Chris Henry

Nov 18th 2014, 2:45 PM 13,913 Views 9 Comments

The openside flanker suffered a temporary blockage of a small blood vessel in his brain.

# brain - Sunday 28 September, 2014

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads
# Time Out
# Time Out

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

Sep 28th 2014, 10:00 AM 10,097 Views 0 Comments

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

# brain - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

A woman was missing part of her brain for 24 years - and nobody noticed
# The Brain
# The Brain

A woman was missing part of her brain for 24 years - and nobody noticed

Sep 16th 2014, 4:32 PM 23,309 Views 17 Comments

The woman had been nauseous and vomiting for a month before going to her doctor.

# brain - Sunday 7 September, 2014

The 5 most annoying tricks your brain plays on you, explained
# Tricks Of The Mind
From The Daily Edge
# Tricks Of The Mind

The 5 most annoying tricks your brain plays on you, explained

Sep 7th 2014, 8:15 PM 71,469 Views 38 Comments

Ever wonder why you hate the way you look in photos? It can be EXPLAINED.

# brain - Saturday 30 August, 2014

Listening to Beethoven and Eminem can give people the same emotions
# Neuroscience
# Neuroscience

Listening to Beethoven and Eminem can give people the same emotions

Aug 30th 2014, 5:00 PM 6,224 Views 10 Comments

Why your favourite song takes you down memory lane…

# brain - Friday 29 August, 2014

Sending electrical current to brain could help treat Alzheimer's
# Shocking
# Shocking

Sending electrical current to brain could help treat Alzheimer's

Aug 29th 2014, 9:34 AM 7,019 Views 17 Comments

The treatment has now been proven to improve memory and could help in other memory disorders, like from stroke or brain injury.

# brain - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

Good news: It may be possible to overwrite bad memories
# Misty Water Coloured Memories
# Misty Water Coloured Memories

Good news: It may be possible to overwrite bad memories

Aug 27th 2014, 8:00 PM 12,587 Views 33 Comments

Thank you light-sensitive algae protein.

# brain - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

Column: What is your earliest memory?
# Human Brain
# Human Brain

Column: What is your earliest memory?

Aug 6th 2014, 8:00 PM 1,674 Views 49 Comments

Most of us have our earliest memory from an event around the age of three – but our memory milestones move about during childhood.

# brain - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

Opinion: Is imagination more important than knowledge?
# Make-believe
# Make-believe

Opinion: Is imagination more important than knowledge?

Jul 8th 2014, 8:00 AM 54,751 Views 34 Comments

Day dreaming is routinely dismissed as a waste of time but there is profound power in make-believe.

# brain - Friday 4 July, 2014

Man headbangs so hard at Motörhead gig his brain bleeds
# Hardcore
# Hardcore

Man headbangs so hard at Motörhead gig his brain bleeds

Jul 4th 2014, 7:00 AM 13,635 Views 15 Comments

Though headbanging is generally harmless, doctors have said it can cause some serious injuries.

# brain - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

Use cannabis from time to time? Even casual use can alter your brain, a new study says
# The Odd Joint
# The Odd Joint

Use cannabis from time to time? Even casual use can alter your brain, a new study says

Apr 16th 2014, 2:43 PM 19,977 Views 175 Comments

The study is the first to focus on possible brain effects among recreational users.

Patients in a vegetative state are often misdiagnosed, but a new brain scan may help
# Brain Injury
# Brain Injury

Patients in a vegetative state are often misdiagnosed, but a new brain scan may help

Apr 16th 2014, 7:00 AM 7,017 Views 3 Comments

Traditional methods of testing if a patient will recover can be ‘little better than flipping a coin’ in some cases.

# brain - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Older people are 'less aware that they make mistakes'
# Neuroscience
# Neuroscience

Older people are 'less aware that they make mistakes'

Apr 9th 2014, 7:15 AM 8,377 Views 23 Comments

But researchers at Trinity want to help them stay mentally sharp.

# brain - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

New blood test could predict onset of Alzheimer's
# Early Indication
# Early Indication

New blood test could predict onset of Alzheimer's

Mar 11th 2014, 7:45 AM 6,105 Views 5 Comments

US researchers have developed a prototype test which can indicate whether a person will develop the disease.

# brain - Friday 31 January, 2014

Find out how much of your brain you're using right now
# Use Your Noggin
From The Daily Edge
# Use Your Noggin

Find out how much of your brain you're using right now

Jan 31st 2014, 7:57 AM 1,831 Views 0 Comments

The human head weights eight pounds… or does it?

# brain - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Dementia set to triple by 2050 as disease labelled "global epidemic"
# Brian Disease
# Brian Disease

Dementia set to triple by 2050 as disease labelled "global epidemic"

Dec 5th 2013, 7:50 PM 13,882 Views 45 Comments

Alzheimer’s Disease International say to 135 million people globally will suffer from the disease by 2050.

# brain - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

Gene mutation speeds up brain decline in Alzheimer's
# Health
# Health

Gene mutation speeds up brain decline in Alzheimer's

Oct 16th 2013, 10:23 PM 6,632 Views 5 Comments

This is the first study to use brain scans to show what this gene does.

# brain - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Column: Cerebral palsy is a part of me – but it’s not all of me
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Cerebral palsy is a part of me – but it’s not all of me

Oct 2nd 2013, 7:30 PM 119 Views 28 Comments

Cerebral palsy just one piece of the thousand-piece jigsaw that is me. I love my life, my independence, my strength and my determination to live the way I want to, writes Jane Fennessy.

# brain - Monday 23 September, 2013

Research finds women do actually want to gobble up babies
# Don't Eat The Baby
# Don't Eat The Baby

Research finds women do actually want to gobble up babies

Sep 23rd 2013, 9:15 PM 14,431 Views 28 Comments

If you can get over the fact that they collected odours from the pyjamas of newborns, there are some interesting findings.

# brain - Friday 2 August, 2013

Researchers discover how the brain 'learns' cocaine addiction
# Addiction
# Addiction

Researchers discover how the brain 'learns' cocaine addiction

Aug 2nd 2013, 6:30 AM 7,696 Views 24 Comments

Researchers said that knowing this detail may help identify new treatments for addicts.

# brain - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

12 words you have to Google every single time you spell them
# Recommended Manoeuvres
From The Daily Edge
# Recommended Manoeuvres

12 words you have to Google every single time you spell them

Jul 10th 2013, 1:00 PM 25,787 Views 131 Comments

They are SPELLING KRYPTONITE.

# brain - Sunday 23 June, 2013

Scientists create most detailed map ever of human brain
# Brainy
# Brainy

Scientists create most detailed map ever of human brain

Jun 23rd 2013, 7:30 AM 6,935 Views 7 Comments

The researchers say the new model will let people zoom into the brain to see cells “the way we zoom into Google Maps to see houses.”

# brain - Saturday 8 June, 2013

8 ways your brain is ruining your life From The Daily Edge

8 ways your brain is ruining your life

Jun 8th 2013, 6:00 PM 19,405 Views 50 Comments

Think you’re smart? Newsflash: your brain has different ideas.

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