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Mind & Brain News
May 19, 2019

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Neuroscientists have identified a brain circuit that helps break complex decisions down into smaller pieces. The study sheds light on how the brain reasons about probable ... read more
To move through the world, you need a sense of your surroundings, especially of the constraints that restrict your movement: the walls, ceiling and other barriers that define ... read more
Scientists have succeeded in developing a piece of hardware which could pave the way for creating computers resembling the human brain. They produced a chip containing a ... read more
A state-of-the-art brain-machine interface created by neuroscientists can generate natural-sounding synthetic speech by using brain activity to control a virtual vocal tract ... read more
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Finding the 'Goldilocks' Level of Enthusiasm for Business Pitches

Researchers found how long an entrepreneur displays the highest level of excitement during a pitch also plays a major role in predicting success in receiving ... read more

'Brand Me' Presentations Increase Students' Confidence and Enhance Their Employability

The University of Portsmouth is helping its students build a strong personal brand to increase their confidence and enhance their ... read more

Changes in gene activity in specific brain cells are associated with the severity of autism in children and young adults with the disorder, according to a new ... read more

Working memory is your ability to hold things 'in mind.' It acts as a workspace in which information can be held, manipulated, and used to guide behavior. It plays a critical role in ... read more

Long-Term Decline in Stroke Greater in Older Adults

Although the occurrence of first-ever ischemic stroke (strokes due to a blood clot that blocks a blood vessel in the brain) at middle age has been decreasing over time, researchers have found that ... read more

Early Exposure to Banking May Influence Life-Long Financial Health

Growing up in a community with or without banks has a long-term effect on how you build and manage credit, according to a new study. The research shows individuals who grow up in what are essentially ... read more

Algal Blooms in Lake Erie's Central Basin Could Produce Neurotoxins

Harmful algal blooms pose a unique toxic threat in Lake Erie's central basin, new research has found. Not only do blooms routinely occur in this area, which previously was not thought to be an ... read more

These Four Values Lessen the Power of Transformational Leadership

Transformational leadership is considered one of the most effective ways to motivate and inspire employees. However, new research finds cultural values significantly limit its ... read more

Key Step in Cell Protein Production

Scientists have discovered how genes create proteins in research which could aid the development of treatments for human ... read more

Why Adults at Risk for Huntington's Choose Not to Learn If They Inherited Deadly Gene

As many as 90 percent of individuals who have a parent with Huntington's disease (HD) choose not to take a gene test that reveals if they will also develop the fatal disorder -- and a new study ... read more

First Gene That Increases the Risk of Fainting Identified

Fainting is not solely caused by external factors. Your genes also play a part. Based on data from more than 400,000 individuals they have identified the first gene that predisposes to ... read more

People Recycle More When They Know What Recyclable Waste Becomes

A new study shows that consumers recycle more when they think about how their waste can be transformed into new products. Change the conversation from 'Where does this go?' to 'What ... read more

Automatic Neurological Disease Diagnosis Using Deep Learning

A team of researchers has developed MNet, an automatic diagnosis system for neurological diseases using magnetoencephalography (MEG), demonstrating the possibility of making automatic neurological ... read more

Patients With Both Schizophrenia and Epilepsy Die Alarmingly Early

More than one in four patients with schizophrenia and epilepsy die before reaching the age of ... read more

Antibiotic Treatment Alleviates Alzheimer's Disease Symptoms in Male Mice

Researchers have demonstrated that the type of bacteria living in the gut can influence the development of Alzheimer's disease symptoms in mice. The study shows that, by altering the gut ... read more

How Our Current Thinking Can Sway Our Memories of Love

As our memories fade, we rely on our current assessment of a person to remember how we felt about them in the past, and new research suggests this extends to some of the most central figures in our ... read more

Brain Network Activity Can Improve in Epilepsy Patients After Surgery

Successful epilepsy surgery can improve brain connectivity similar to patterns seen in people without ... read more

Regular Crosswords and Number Puzzles Linked to Sharper Brain in Later Life

Older adults who regularly take part in word and number puzzles have sharper brains, according to the largest online study to ... read more

Study Paves Way for Better Treatment of Lingering Concussion Symptoms

The results of the studyshow that significant levels of fatigue and poorer brain function can persist for months, or even years, following ... read more

Research Links Civic Engagement to Resilience

Flowers, home-cooked meals and time were among the items donated in the aftermath of the Christchurch terror attacks. A new study has found these simple acts of kindness not only benefited victims, ... read more

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