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Hearing Our Heartbeats

Scientists have recently found that there are two brain pathways involved how we perceive our own thumping hearts. Christie Nicholson reports

November 3, 2009

How the Brain Reveals Why We Buy

Advances in neuroscience are changing the way some companies position their products, giving birth to the new field of neuromarketing

November 2, 2009 — Lone Frank

Neuroscience: Shooting pain

Sean Mackey inflicts pain on people in the hope of learning how to relieve it. Erik Vance gets on the receiving end.

October 28, 2009

Light All Night Not Alright

In a study presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, researchers found that mice that were exposed to light all night long showed signs of depression. Karen Hopkin reports...

October 21, 2009

Web Boosts Grandpa's Brain

In a study presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, researchers reported that older adults exposed to Web surfing for the first time showed increased brain activity in regions associated with language and working memory...

October 20, 2009

Brain's Speech Center Finally Talks

In a study in the journal Science, researchers analyzed the inner workings of Broca's area, long known as the brain's speech center, in pre-op brain surgery patients. Cynthia Graber reports...

October 19, 2009

Should advanced dementia be considered a terminal illness?

Advanced dementia has often been treated as an amalgamation of symptoms in the aging, rather than a deadly illness in itself. A new study, published online today in The New England Journal of Medicine , proposes that it may be beneficial—for patients and caretakers alike—to take the latter approach...

October 14, 2009 — Katherine Harmon
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