[credit provider=”Flickr/akiraohgaki” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/akiraohgaki/427828704/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] There are many differences between the people inclined to take the relatively safe path of becoming a manager at someone else’s business, and those who take the leap and become entrepreneurs.It turns out that extends to the way their brains work.
Researchers from the University of Rochester used Sesame Street to see the difference in brain activity between children and adults. This research may one day help people with learning disabilities.
[credit provider=”Neuroscience” url=”http://www.neuroscience.es/”] A new study on brain size published today in the journal Current Biology supports the idea that bigger brains make you smarter, but may come at a cost.”The human brain only makes up 2 per cent of our total body mass but stands for 20 per cent of […]
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[credit provider=”Jeramey Jannene via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/compujeramey/22204285/”] “Technology is rewiring young people’s brains.”That’s a claim we hear a lot these days. It’s in the media, spoken by experts and pundits, and in the air, voiced by parents and teachers.
[credit provider=”Wikimedia/Delphine Bruyere” url=”http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:2006-12-09_Chipanzees_D_Bruyere.JPG”] Despite sharing 98 per cent of our DNA with chimpanzees, humans have much bigger brains and are, as a species, much more intelligent.Now a new study sheds light on why: Unlike chimps, humans undergo a massive explosion in white matter growth, or the connections between brain […]
[credit provider=”Wikimedia/Nobu Tamura” url=”http://www.livescience.com/25190-genetic-roots-vertebrate-intelligence.html”] Several “brainy” genes that were duplicated in a tiny sea creature nearly 550 million years ago may have led to the massive expansion in intelligence in vertebrate species, two new studies have found.The studies, published today (Dec. 2) in the journal Nature Neuroscience, suggest this duplication […]
[credit provider=”Mitra Mirshahidi / Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/mitramirshahidi/3955803305/”] Little kids make such cute mistakes when they talk.We know they’re still learning the language, so we tolerate their errors and chuckle at how funny they sound.
Television has a bad side. According to a report from the University of Michigan, the average American child has seen 16,000 murders on TV by age 18.
[credit provider=”J. Adam Fenster / University of Rochester” url=”http://www.rochester.edu/news/show.php?id=4622″] The importance of nature — one’s genetic makeup — versus nurture — the type of environment someone grows up in — has always been a contentious issue.One of the most important studies indicated that nature plays a large role in how […]
An aspirin a day might just keep you sharp.
[credit provider=”Jeramey Jannene via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/compujeramey/22204285/”] Dr. Manfred Spitzer knows that people find his arguments provocative.In his first book, he warned parents of the very real dangers of letting their children spend too much time in front of the TV.
[credit provider=”Flickr/seljes” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/seljes/4317583994/”] A neat study that shows us, once again, that the brain remains plastic in adulthood:”Scientists at University College London have shown that working as a piano tuner may lead to changes in the structure of the memory and navigation areas of the brain. The study, published today […]
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/2845044715/”] How old are you? A glimpse at your brain may hold the answer.Researchers can now tell with 92 per cent accuracy how old a person is just by looking at magnetic resonance images (MRI) of his or her brain. The results apply to people ranging […]
[credit provider=”flickr/yarhargoat” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/yarhargoat/4676167556/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] Being born by Cesarean section may have a lasting effect on the brain, at least in mice, according to a new study.In the study, mice born by a vaginal birth produced a brain protein called UCP2, which is important for the development of the hippocampus, a brain […]
[credit provider=”storyvillegirl via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/bibbit/5456802728/sizes/m/in/photostream/”] Until the 1990s, the orphanages of Romania were notorious for their harsh, overcrowded conditions. Those perceptions have been borne out in new research that finds growing up in such an environment can change the brain for good.Institutionalization in early childhood can alter a child’s brain […]
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