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Recent Articles 

 

When the Myth is the Message: Neuromyths and Education

A recent survey suggests that neuromyths are more pervasive in the educational community than we might think, and this may work against academic achievement. We investigate some of the most common myths, explaining their scientific origins and realities. One of our series of briefing papers.



Swiss Neuroscientists Induce Spooky ‘Feeling of a Presence’ in Healthy Volunteers

The researchers expect that such investigations ultimately could offer insights into related neuroscientific issues such as the neural origins of hallucinated voices in schizophrenia and the delusional sense of being controlled by someone else.



From One Man’s Vision to a Global Campaign: Celebrating 20 years of Brain Awareness Week

Increasing enthusiasm from the science community and the public has led to the expansion of Brain Awareness Week to five continents. We look back on the campaign’s evolution.



Truth, Lies, and False Memories: Neuroscience in the Courtroom

Truth, Lies, and False Memories: Neuroscience in the Courtroom Craig Stark, Ph.D., Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, Francisco J. Ayala School of Biological Sciences, University of California, Irvine 2014-10-15 Craig Stark, Ph.D. View Article a



The Link Between Depression, Sleep, and Stress

 Researchers discussed the molecular mechanisms linking sleep to depression and stress at the 9th FENS Forum of Neuroscience in Milan last month.



A Key Defender of the Aging Brain?

The loss of the REST protein from neurons appears to be an important early event in neurodegenerative disease. Researchers now are looking for ways to restore it in the elderly.

 



Closing the Gap Between Cochlear Implants and Natural Hearing

Approaches include stimulating the growth of nerve fibers to improve sound perception and scanning the cortex to improve the device’s programming.



‘Smart’ Drugs Alter Developing Brain

Though many “normal” people—students, lawyers, doctors—are taking drugs that may enhance cognitive function, there is little research into how these drugs affect non-disordered brains. A research review suggests that using cognitive-enhancing drugs may have unintended and quite negative consequences, especially in youngsters.



A Fountain of Youth for the Brain?

Scientists have reported promising rejuvenation experiments on mouse brains-but it isn't clear that such results can be translated usefully into human therapies.



The Neuroprotective Effects of Education

Research published in the past few years suggests that longer years of formal study can strengthen the brain, making it more resistant to the ravages of old age—and perhaps mitigating the damage that occurs after traumatic brain injury.