Brain learns to categorize sounds the same way it does for images

Brain learns to categorize sounds the same way it does for images

Top Story Categorization, or the recognition that individual objects share similarities and can be grouped together, is fundamental to how we make sense of the world. Previous research has revealed how the brain categorizes images. Now, researchers funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) have discovered that the brain categorizes sounds in much the same […]

Back up your brain, but not now!|Humor

Scientists who are intellectually challenged, announced an important step forward today, this being that in 2 decades from now, when the vast majority of us, will be in wooden overcoats, we will be able to back up our brains! This startling announcement, was made by mad, but award winning, scientist Brainpond Hurtwell, who is 62 […]

Study finds early signatures of the social brain

Study finds early signatures of the social brain

Top Story Humans use an ability known as theory of mind every time they make inferences about someone else’s mental state — what the other person believes, what they want, or why they are feeling happy, angry or scared. Behavioral studies have suggested that children begin succeeding at a key measure of this ability, known […]

Cleanse is creating infection, but let’s not reduce our brain

Cleanse is creating infection, but let’s not reduce our brain

Hair today, damaging the climate tomorrowFairfax Media via Getty Say air pollution and we tend to think of car exhausts, large factories and open fires. But in Western cities, the biggest source of air pollution is something else entirely: household items like your deodorant and shampoo. A team including Brian McDonald and Jessica Gilman of […]

Altering Huntington's problems sufferers' skin area into brain cells outdoor storage sheds easy on illness

Altering Huntington's problems sufferers' skin area into brain cells outdoor storage sheds easy on illness

Top Story Scientists have transformed skin cells from patients with Huntington’s disease into the type of brain cell affected by the disorder. The resulting mass of neurons serves as a new tool to study the degenerative, and eventually fatal, neurological condition, according to the researchers. The study showed that the patients’ nerve cells — converted […]

Using virtual reality to identify brain areas involved in memory

Using virtual reality to identify brain areas involved in memory

Top Story Virtual reality is helping neuroscientists get new insight into how different brain areas assemble memories in context. Researchers used a virtual reality environment to train subjects, then showed that different areas of the hippocampus are activated for different types of memories. It’s well known that one memory can trigger related memories. We remember […]

Your Brain Knows What Songs Are For, No Matter Where They Came From

Your Brain Knows What Songs Are For, No Matter Where They Came From

A Nyangatom woman from East Africa sings in an up and down lilt, her unadorned voice rising and falling like a hilly landscape. If you heard this song, with no geographical or cultural context, would you know it was a lullaby meant to soothe babies to sleep? It turns out you probably would, according to a […]

Cops Give Man Brain Damage, Then Violently Arrest Him Again, Days After He Filed A Lawsuit

Cops Give Man Brain Damage, Then Violently Arrest Him Again, Days After He Filed A Lawsuit

Sacramento, CA — Days after David Hernandez filed a civil rights lawsuit against the Sacramento Police Department for excessive use of force, which left him mentally disabled, his mother says police have violently arrested him again. His mom says the arrest, coincidentally, comes days after he filed his lawsuit. Hernandez was left with permanent brain […]

The Tragically Hip Singer Gord Downie Dead At 53 From Brain Cancer

The Tragically Hip Singer Gord Downie Dead At 53 From Brain Cancer

Tragically Hip Singer Gord DownieDead At 53 From Brain Cancer 10/18/2017 6:43 AM PDT Breaking News The Tragically Hip’s frontman Gord Downie lost his battle with brain cancer Tuesday night.  Gord was diagnosed with incurable glioblastoma after suffering a seizure in December of 2015. Instead of calling it quits, Gord and the rest of Tragically Hip […]