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Scientists will Fight Alcoholism Using Memory Wipe

Dr. Segev Barak Researchers from the Tel Aviv University in Israel and the University of California, San Francisco demonstrated a potential new way to treat alcoholism by selectively erasing or manipulating memories. Alcohol abuse is a global problem with severe effects on those who suffer from it ...

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First Brain-to-Brain Interface Demonstrated

Researchers at Duke University have demonstrated for the first time an electronic link between the brains of pairs of rats. The link allowed the rats to communicate directly and solve simple tasks. A follow up research demonstrated a similar link ...

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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Prevention

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Prevention

The regions of the brain associated with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Source: National Institutes of Health. Scientists at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois have developed a new treatment to prevent stressful events from triggering Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD. Consisting of ...

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MIT Study Finds What Makes an Image Memorable

A study conducted by MIT researchers showed that the most memorable photos are those that contain people, followed by static indoor scenes and human-scale objects. On the other hand landscapes have been found to be beautiful buy fairly forgettable. A ...

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Insights on Healthy Aging

Insights on Healthy Aging

Researchers from Harvard University have uncovered a biological mechanism that affects aging greatly. Their study shows that caloric restriction and exercise delay some of the debilitating effects of aging by rejuvenating the connections between nerves and the muscles that they ...

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Video Games Sharpen the Mind

Video Games Sharpen the Mind

Researchers from University of Rochester Paragraph have shown that playing action video games increases peoples’ ability to make the right decisions quicker than people who do not play such games. This study stands in contrary to common belief, that video ...

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Moral Decisions Similar to Mundane Decisions?

Moral Decisions Similar to Mundane Decisions?

Harvard University scientists discovered that the mechanism responsible for making moral decisions affects simpler decisions, especially the ones related to money and food. Scientists reached this conclusion using advanced brain imaging techniques, designed to identify brain activity during decision making. ...

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New Study Examines the Brain’s Wiring

Researchers from University of Southern California recently published a study that describes the communication between different parts of the brain. The new paper might help future researchers understand better the wiring of the human brain, although scientists conducted the experiments ...

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