Findings Friday: The aging brain is a distracted brain

However, after training, both the rats and the humans made fewer errors. In fact, electrophysiological brain recordings indicated that neural responses to the non-target, or distracting, tones were decreased.

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The Pain in Brain Stays Mainly in the…Brain?

Pain is a major force of survival. Without pain, we would, simply, not survive. Of course, pain can be cumbersome, and unnecessary, at times. For example, when you stub your toe on your desk, do you really need that much pain for that long? More importantly to this discussion, what do you do when you … Continue reading The Pain in Brain Stays Mainly in the…Brain?

Findings Friday: The brain can help you burn fat

With many individuals pronouncing "losing weight" as their new years' resolutions (I'm one of those individuals, I might add), here is some interesting new research: The brain may instruct the body to burn more fat. Now, around our bodies, fat is stored in fat cells, or adipocytes. This is called "white fat". Around our necks, … Continue reading Findings Friday: The brain can help you burn fat