Ear Mystery Signals Can Inform The Brain About Hearing Health – Neuroscience News

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Summary: A new study sheds light on the puzzling role of cochlear signals, suggesting they can inform the brain about the health status of the ear. This research provides important insights for understanding the mechanisms of noise-induced hearing damage. DC signals, identified about 70 years ago, change polarity when the ear is exposed to noxious … Read more

Abnormal Brain Folding Biomarker for Major Depressive Disorder – Neuroscience News

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Summary: The researchers found a biomarker for major depressive disorder (MDD) in the folds of the brain’s outer covering, or gyri. The investigation, the first of its kind, linked MDD to the local gyrification index (LGI), a measure of cortical folding derived from brain scans. The study revealed that patients with MDD showed decreased cortical … Read more

Four Weeks for a Healthier Brain: Resistance Training Can Prevent or Delay Alzheimer’s Disease

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One study has found that regular endurance exercise can prevent or delay the onset of Alzheimer’s disease symptoms. In experiments with transgenic mice, it was found that resistance training decreased the formation of beta-amyloid plaques and normalized levels of corticosterone, the stress hormone associated with Alzheimer’s. Researchers believe that the anti-inflammatory effect of resistance training … Read more

How the ear can inform the brain when hearing is impaired

How the ear can inform the brain when hearing is impaired

This article has been reviewed according to Science X’s editorial process and policies. The editors have highlighted the following attributes while ensuring content credibility: fact checked peer-reviewed publication trusted source corrected Okay! Pierre Hakizimana, principal research engineer at Link√∂ping University. Credit: Thor Balkhed/Link√∂ping University Cochlear signals, whose exact role has been unclear since their discovery … Read more

Humans share unusual signs of brain tumors including odd behavior and loss of smell

Shaun Turner, 38, was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2014 after his personality changes.  (Brain Tumor Research/SWNS)

Shaun Turner, 38, was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2014 after his personality changes. (Brain Tumor Research/SWNS) A man who suddenly becomes “passionate and aggressive”, later discovers that personality changes are a sign of a brain tumor. Shaun Turner, 38, of East Cowes, Isle of Wight found an orange-sized mass in his brain in … Read more

Do Oral Contraceptives Increase the Risk of Depression?

Do Oral Contraceptives Increase the Risk of Depression?

Use of oral contraceptives (OC) has been associated with an increased risk of depression, especially in the first 2 years after initiation, new research shows. Additionally, OC use in adolescence has been associated with an increased risk of depression later in life. However, some experts believe the research methodology may be flawed. Researchers tracked more … Read more

The Lonely Brain: Unraveling Neuroscience and the Psychology of Isolation – Neuroscience News

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Summary: The neuroscience and psychology of loneliness have provided fascinating insights into this pervasive problem, uncovering its profound effects on our brains and mental health. Research has shown that loneliness is linked to unique brain processing patterns and can contribute to a variety of mental health problems, including depression and anxiety. Despite the rise of … Read more

Brain Waves: Neuroscience News This Week’s Top Five Insights – July 2, 2023 – Neuroscience News

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Summary: In a roundup of this week’s top neuroscience breakthroughs, machine learning has been used to predict repetitive negative thought patterns, which have the potential to revolutionize depression treatment. A relationship has been found between neurochemical imbalances and the severity of OCD symptoms, paving the way for better treatment strategies. Recent research has also highlighted … Read more

The Link Between “Brain Fog” and Long COVID

The Link Between "Brain Fog" and Long COVID

For COVID-19 patients, experiencing cognitive deficits or “brain fog” in the first 4 weeks of infection may be related to longstanding COVID, according to the original investigation published in The Open JAMA Network. Researchers from UCLA conducted a prospective cohort study of 766 patients with COVID-19 to describe the characteristics of patients with perceived cognitive … Read more

Mother, 41, is paralyzed after a severe stroke and brain tumor

Mother, 41, is paralyzed after a severe stroke and brain tumor

An active Somerset mother is left paralyzed and given only six months to live after suffering a stroke and a severe brain tumor. Mother of two Lisa Whitbread, 41, of Charlton Adam, lived a busy life including riding horses and working in her dog grooming business before suffering a massive seizure in March in which … Read more

Breathing helps synchronize neural activity in the cognitive areas of the brain that are awake, studies have found

Breathing helps synchronize neural activity in the cognitive areas of the brain that are awake, studies have found

New research published in Scientific Reports demonstrated that breathing has an important role in coordinating brain activity in the prefrontal brain network during wakefulness. These findings provide new insights into the relationship between breathing and cognitive processing, and could have important implications for meditative practices that involve controlled breathing. Previous studies have shown that respiration … Read more

Loneliness Changes Brain Processing, Unique to Each Individual – Neuroscience News

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Summary: Lonely people process the world in unique ways, very different from those who are not lonely. The study used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to examine the brain processing patterns of 66 college students as they watched various video clips. The results show that individuals who experience loneliness show more unique and special brain … Read more