The idea was first proposed in 2013 by Sergio Canavero of the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group in Italy. He wants […]
Articles tagged with: neurology
LiveScience examines how and why rats are aroused by tiny vests:
In an unusual study, researchers allowed virgin male rats to have sex with females wearing special rodent “jackets.” Later, when scientists gave the males a chance to mate again, the animals preferred to mate with jacket-wearing female rats rather than with unclad ones.
The findings […]
Science Daily reveals that two kinds of phthalates – chemicals found in ordinary stuff like dryer sheets, soap, lipstick and vinyl fabrics – can drop IQ points off developing babies:
Since 2009, several phthalates have been banned from children’s toys and other childcare articles in the United States. However, no steps have been taken […]
New Scientist reveals how menthol – something originally added to cigarettes to soothe smokers’ throats – actually makes cigarettes more ‘cigarette-y’:
People who smoke menthol cigarettes often smoke more frequently and can be less likely to quit – and it could be because fresh-tasting menthol is changing their brains to more sensitive to nicotine.
How menthol […]
Science News breaks some scary news to the fungus-phobic and those of us living in old buildings or moist climates. Researchers at CUNY have discovered exactly *how* household mold is bad for your brain:
Cheryl Harding, a psychologist at the City University of New York, and colleagues dripped low doses of spores from the toxic […]
NPR goes, ahem, under the covers to trace the brain chemistry of sleep:
“One of the most profound effects of a night of sleep is the improvement in our ability to remember things,” says Ravi Allada, a sleep researcher at Northwestern University. Yet this connection hasn’t been well-understood, he says.
That’s changing, thanks to recent […]
CBC has more on a study that finds kids adopted from China in infancy still have native speakers’ brain responses to spoken Chinese – even if they can’t understand it:
Brain scans show that children adopted from China as babies into families that don’t speak Chinese still unconsciously recognize Chinese sounds as language more […]
Nature takes a second look at the neurology of feeling a presence right next to you:
Some people with relatively rare types of brain injury also experience this ‘feeling of a presence’. A study involving a dozen such patients, published today in Current Biology, suggests that the eerie feeling may arise when a person’s brain […]
Laboratory Equipment discusses research that’s found a low-carb, high-fat diet reduces seizures in hard-to-treat epilepsy:
“We need new treatments for the 35 percent of people with epilepsy whose seizures are not stopped by medications,” said study author Pavel Klein, of the Mid-Atlantic Epilepsy and Sleep Center, and a member of the American Academy of Neurology. […]