Complaining and the Brain – How “Bad Karma” Is Created0

It is intuitive that a negative attitude and constant complaining are bad for us – but can it really affect our brain? It turns out that there is a growing body of evidence suggesting that negativity can alter our perception of life by changing the connection of the neurons in our brain. This would then […]

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Nurturing The Brain – Part 10, Ketogenic Diets0

Fasting has been used as a form of therapy for epilepsy throughout the history of medicine. But in 1921, Dr Woodyatt at Rush Medical College in Chicago observed that that there were a couple of ketone molecules that appeared in the blood of subjects undergoing starvation or low-carbohydrate/high-fat content diets, while Dr Wilder at the […]

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How Does The Brain Organize Memories Across Time?0

Research on the organization of our memory has long been a topic of fascination among neuroscientists given that this could lead to treatments for reversing cognitive impairments. Here, we review some recent findings on how memory is organized which show the importance of a coordinated “wave” of neuronal activity in spatial navigation, and the temporal […]

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New Link Between Autism and the Gut Microbiota0

The fact that diet has a huge influence on our health should be common knowledge by now. But what research has been showing us in recent years is just how fundamental the influence of diet on our health can be. Surprising links between diet and a number of previously unsuspected diseases are being continuously established. […]

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Best and Worst of Neuroscience and Neurology – June 20160

This month, a large number of very interesting, sometimes even unexpected discoveries were published. It was hard to prioritise for this review just a few articles out of several dozens of very informative high-quality reports that I’ve seen. As usual, the selection below reflects my personal view on their importance. In June, the scientific community […]

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