Neurology

Top 10 Neurological Conditions That Affect Memory

Top 10 Neurological Conditions That Affect Memory

While aging does attribute to memory loss, certain neurological conditions can result in more severe memory problems: 1. Alzheimer’s Disease/Dementia Alzheimer’s disease is a form of dementia: a neurological condition where patients have a faster rate of brain cell loss. Memory loss grows increasingly worse with Alzheimer’s disease, resulting in patients being unable to recognize family members in... »

Migraine

Tips for how to control Migraine

Migraine is a primary headache disorder characterized by recurrent headaches that are moderate to severe. Typically, the headaches affect one half of the head, are pulsating in nature, and last from two to 72 hours. Associated symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, andsensitivity to light, sound, or smell. The pain is generally made worse by physical activity. Up to one-third of people have an aur... »

Pain directly related to emotional states, Pain types and classification

Pain directly related to emotional states, Pain types and classification

Defining Pain Pain is a perception that signals the individual that tissue damage has occurred or may be occurring. It is subjective and very complex. The processes in the body that are involved in the perception of pain are called “nociception.” Classifying Pain Pain can be “acute” or “chronic.” Acute pain lasts a short time, or is expected to be over soon. The time frame may be as brief as secon... »

This Trippy Optical Illusion Will Mess With Your Brain

This Trippy Optical Illusion Will Mess With Your Brain

Now don’t say we didn’t warn you, but this optical illusion is seriously weird. The rotating crosses seem to be changing the shade of the background in the image below. Stare at it long enough and you’ll probably go crazy. First the white crosses rotate one way and then the black ones the other, creating the weird illusion. This is an example of figure-ground organization, where your brain tries t... »

VIDEO: MAN FILMS OWN BRAIN SURGERY

VIDEO: MAN FILMS HIS OWN BRAIN SURGERY

AWAKE BRAIN SURGERY  – Resection of Oligodendroglioma, Right Frontal Lobe Just to be clear this video is NOT intended to shock or scare its to educate and to commemorate the amazing medical doctors, surgeons, nurses that save lives everyday! The video pauses momentarily from 4:53-4:56 and from 8:29-8:32. Just let the video play through and it will sync back up! SHARE THIS AMAZING VIDEO WITH ... »

What Magic Mushrooms Do To Your Body And Brain

What Magic Mushrooms Do To Your Body And Brain

There’s evidence that tripping on magic mushrooms could actually free the mind. Several studies, including two promising recent clinical trials, suggest that psilocybin, shrooms’ psychoactive ingredient, may hold the potential to help relieve severe anxiety and depression. Still, because they’re classified as Schedule 1 — meaning they have “no accepted medical use” an... »

Experimental Immunotherapy Treatment For Brain Cancer Hailed A Success

Experimental Immunotherapy Treatment For Brain Cancer Hailed A Success

Immunotherapy, a pioneering form of chemotherapy, is gaining a lot of traction right now, in terms of funding and effectiveness. Rather than using chemical or radiation treatments to destroy tumors, this uses the body’s own defense mechanisms to root out the cancerous cells. Various trials, particularly with skin and blood cancers, have shown that various immunotherapy-inducing drugs can extend th... »

One Part Of The Brain Keeps Growing As An Adult

One Part Of The Brain Keeps Growing As An Adult

For most parts of the brain, our teen years are either as good as it gets or at least as large as it will be. Brain development goes on into our twenties, but it involves the addition of extra connections, not adding bulk. However, a new study has found that one section of the human cortex keeps on growing long after related areas have stopped. The area in question is the part of the fusiform gyru... »

Psychopaths May Have Below Average Levels Of Intelligence, Despite Their Reputation

Psychopaths May Have Below Average Levels Of Intelligence, Despite Their Reputation

Manipulative, callous, and intelligent: This is how most people think of psychopaths. But are they really as clever as we assume? It seems that new research has cast doubt on the smarts of psychopaths, and suggests instead that they may even possess lower than average levels of intelligence. Reinforced by the most famous of fictional psychopaths, the idea that these remorseless, dishonest, and cha... »

A Single Gene Can Cause Autism, Study Finds

A Single Gene Can Cause Autism, Study Finds

Autism is a complex disorder that is normally produced by the combined effect of multiple genes, but a Washington University-led team of researchers has discovered that in some cases, a mutation to a single gene can produce the full range of symptoms associated with the condition. Hopefully, this finding will massively simplify the job of scientists trying to understand autism, potentially leading... »

Video: Real Human Brain in the hands of a doctor

Video: Real Human Brain in the hands of a doctor

Here is an actual unfixed human brain. As you can see, it’s soft and squishy. In this teaching video, Suzanne Stensaas, Ph.D., Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy at the University of Utah School of Medicine, demonstrates the properties and anatomy of an unfixed brain. WARNING: The video contains graphic images, a human brain from a recent autopsy. Background noise is unrelated to this brain or ... »

Tiny Mind-Controlled Robots Could Help Medicate The Brain

Tiny Mind-Controlled Robots Could Help Medicate The Brain

Among the many difficulties associated with treating mental illnesses is the fact that people who suffer from such conditions are often unable to predict when their symptoms will flare up, and therefore can’t pre-emptively take their medications in order to avoid complications. Fortunately, a science fiction-esque solution to this problem is now becoming a reality, after researchers developed mind... »

Over 50 Wrestlers Are Suing WWE Over Brain Injuries

Over 50 Wrestlers Are Suing WWE Over Brain Injuries

More than 50 wrestlers are suing World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) for traumatic brain injuries that they claim were obtained while participating in scripted wrestling matches. The list of 53 performers ranges from male and female wrestlers who are still active wrestlers outside WWE and others who performed as early as the 1970s, including Joe Laurinaitis “Road Warrior Animal,” Jimmy “Superfly&#... »

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