Brain Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
1/23/2002
Study Reinforces Power of the Golden Rule

Could help solve global problems like climate change, researchers say

1/16/2002
Electrifying Your Mind

Your brain could light a weak bulb

1/14/2002
Don't Judge Athletes By Their Covers

Choice of sport affects brain skills, too

1/8/2002
Early Childhood Critical Time to Learn Sign Language

Those who start young use brain region others can't

1/2/2002
An Eye for Intelligence

Near-sighted people have higher IQs

12/19/2001
Autistic Kids Have Unexplained Brain Growth

Brains develop larger than normal kids even when they start out normally, says study

12/17/2001
There's More to Smarts Than IQ

Think you're smart? Not if you can't visualize and relate, says study

12/10/2001
Study: Racism Not Hard-Wired in Brain

Suggests that ancient alliances, not skin color, drive bias

12/10/2001
The Art of Growing Brain Cells

American and Israeli research teams turn human stem cells into neural precursor cells

12/7/2001
Coffee Slows Blood Flow to Brain

Study shows it can confound results of medical research

12/7/2001
Keeping Brain Power in Hand

Gesture, and your mind will thank you

12/6/2001
Deaf 'Hear' Vibrations

Study finds sensations activate auditory area of brain in deaf people

12/6/2001
There's No Denying It

Brain scans show a difference between truth and deception

12/6/2001
When It Hurts So Good

Pain triggers the brain's reward centers, study says

11/30/2001
A Theory of Relativity

Family history of left-handedness sheds light on memory function

11/29/2001
More Evolved Brain Region Controls Sex Urges

Arousal based in more primitive area

11/26/2001
Brain Stimulation Results Pinpointed in Parkinson's

Electrodes improve balance, movement when drug levels dip, says study

11/26/2001
Even Logic Has an Emotional Side

Emotions play part in all decisions

11/20/2001
Flex Your Mind

Exercising your brain keeps it fit

11/20/2001
Bigger Brain, Less Nitric Oxide?

Controlling vital gas may regulate brain size, suggest lab tests

11/17/2001
Brain 'Asymmetry' Works for Reading Skills

Extra space on left side of brain may boost language skills, study suggests

11/14/2001
Why a Watched Clock Won't Tick

The timeout is an illusion by your brain for your eyes, study says

11/12/2001
Mutant Genes Blamed for Deadly Childhood Disease

Rare condition leads to progressive brain damage, coma

11/9/2001
Muscle Mania

Are you shivering or trembling?

11/9/2001
A Ticklish Subject

Tickling yourself comes as no surprise

11/8/2001
Cholesterol's a Good Guy in the Brain

Helps build nerve connections, study shows

11/6/2001
PET Projects Alzheimer's

Brain scan accurately finds patients headed for serious dementia

11/2/2001
The Serotonin Made Me Do It

Male aggression may be in the genes, reports study

10/29/2001
A Fleeting Note

Music's effects are temporary

10/26/2001
The Brain Doesn't Forget

Long-paralyzed limbs still get messages

10/22/2001
Tics More Common in Kids Than Suspected

May play role in academic problems, says study

10/22/2001
Hat Size Can Help Predict Alzheimer's Risk

Study says combine of head circumference and a key gene can foretell brain disorder

10/19/2001
The Urge Will Reemerge

Ashtrays, tinkling ice cubes can unleash powerful cravings for a former addiction

10/11/2001
Stop the Brain Drain

Antioxidants, blood pressure drugs may sharpen kidney patients' minds, says study

10/10/2001
Just One Look Is All It Took

Attractive glance goes straight to brain, but more than lust involved

10/10/2001
Choc-Lit Brain

Yearning for chocolate may yield clues to addiction, says study

10/10/2001
Brain Regions Tied to Autism in Rare Disorder

Could provide clues to autism in general, study says

10/3/2001
Brain Injury Heals With Organ's Version of Pot?

Experiment shows natural brain chemical similar to marijuana may protect nerves

9/27/2001
Face It

Studies point to brain areas that respond to faces, human bodies

9/27/2001
Cell-Phone Controversy Continues

Scientist says radiation from the devices speeds up brain processes

9/26/2001
Bumming a Cigarette

Tobacco smoke may act like an antidepressant in your brain, says a new study

9/24/2001
Charlotte's Web of Fear

Brain responds faster to potential threats like spiders and snakes, says study

9/20/2001
Protein Linked to Embryonic Brain Development

Could provide clues to some birth defects, says study

9/17/2001
Nicotine Patch Eases Tourette's Tics

Study finds it helps other drugs block dopamine

9/15/2001
New Imaging Technology Aids Brain Bypasses

Techniques allow docs to determine best candidates

9/14/2001
Memories Are Made of This

Combine an event with details to improve memory, says study

9/13/2001
Emotions Key to Moral Decision-Making

Brain imaging reveals influence of emotion-related areas

9/11/2001
Push-ups for the Mind

Staying mentally sharp eases aging

9/6/2001
Parkinson's Drug Helps Stroke Victims

Early testing of levodopa shows promise for physical therapy

9/6/2001
Addicted to Rewards

Brain region that helps us learn good things also may help us learn bad