Archive for November, 2011

Background Noise Challenges Dyslexics

November 28th, 2011
Background Noise Challenges DyslexicsDyslexia is a learning disability that affects up to 17.5 percent of the population. Although researchers believe the disorder is caused by a defect in the brain's processing ...

Young MDs Tend to Learn Better From Failure Than Older

November 28th, 2011
Young MDs Tend to Learn Better From Failure Than OlderA new study discovers more experienced physicians are less apt to learn from failures than ...

From Shakespeare, Insights on Mind and Body

November 28th, 2011
From the Bard, Insights on Mind and BodyTo better understand the mind-body connection, physicians are advised to go back in time 400 years and investigate the work of a playwright ...

Brain’s Natural Marijuana-Like Chemical Could Lead to New Meds

November 27th, 2011
Brains Natural Marijuana-Like Chemical Could Lead to New MedsResearchers have discovered a new way to boost the effects of anandamide -- a natural chemical in the body that provides pain relief similar to marijuana.  Anandamide ...

Researchers Narrow Down How Antipsychotic Drugs Work in Brain

November 27th, 2011
Researchers Narrow Down How Antipsychotic Drugs Work in BrainResearchers interested in the treatment of schizophrenia and dementia have clarified how antipsychotic drugs work -- by targeting two receptors at the surface ...

New Research Shows How the Brain Processes Language

November 26th, 2011
how the brain processes languageA new study shows the importance of the white matter pathways in the brain in how we process language. Advances in brain imaging made within the last 10 years have ...

A Father’s Mere Presence Lowers Risky Behavior in Teen Boys

November 26th, 2011
A fathers mere presence lowers risky behaviorTeen boys are more likely to engage in risk-taking and deviant behavior if they do not have a father figure in their lives, according to a University of ...

Mouse Study: Missing Gene and Abnormal Behavior Linked

November 25th, 2011
mouse study: missing gene and abnormal behavior linked Although many mental illnesses are uniquely human, animals sometimes exhibit abnormal behaviors similar to those seen in humans with psychological disorders. Such behaviors are called endophenotypes. Now, researchers at the ...

A Psychopath’s Brain Is Different

November 25th, 2011
A Psychopaths Brain Is Different Researchers have learned that a psychopaths brain structure is significantly different from others. University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers discovered the variance studying images of ...

Dreams Help Heal Painful Memories

November 25th, 2011
Dreams Help Heal Painful MemoriesAn encouraging new study suggests that time spent in dream sleep can help to heal old memories. University of California, Berkeley researchers discovered that during REM ...