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From TheJournal.ie Brainwaves suppress obvious ideas to help us think more creatively, study finds Research

Brainwaves suppress obvious ideas to help us think more creatively, study finds

Creativity requires humans to break away from more common and easily reached ideas.

From TheJournal.ie The brain 'rewards' foods high in fats and carbohydrates Fast Food

The brain 'rewards' foods high in fats and carbohydrates

This combination of food lights up neural circuits in the reward centre of the brain.

From TheJournal.ie 'I don't hear anything or see anything in my head': Aphantasia... A life without mental images No Mind's Eye

'I don't hear anything or see anything in my head': Aphantasia... A life without mental images

Researchers believe that 2% of the world’s population could unknowingly suffer from it.

From TheJournal.ie This is why you can't always stop something you've already started doing Brain Activity

This is why you can't always stop something you've already started doing

Ever wondered why you can’t help but drive through a yellow light?

From TheJournal.ie Inquest brought 'justice and answers' for newborn baby boy's death Stevie Cullivan

Inquest brought 'justice and answers' for newborn baby boy's death

A verdict of medical misadventure was given at the inquest into the death of baby Stevie Cullivan.

From TheJournal.ie How finding out when neurons are born could unlock the key to understanding the brain Brain

How finding out when neurons are born could unlock the key to understanding the brain

New prize winning research is helping to reveal how brain is developed.

From TheJournal.ie Sexual and aggressive impulses overlap in male animal brains, but not in females - study Brain

Sexual and aggressive impulses overlap in male animal brains, but not in females - study

The finding could help develop a drug that would suppress extreme aggression in humans.

From TheJournal.ie These seven steps will keep your brain healthy from childhood to old age, say researchers Healthy Mind

These seven steps will keep your brain healthy from childhood to old age, say researchers

A number of lifestyle factors we wouldn’t normally associate with the brain may help prevent conditions such as dementia.

From TheJournal.ie Heavy drinking may affect young male and female brains very differently Electric Responses

Heavy drinking may affect young male and female brains very differently

There are hundreds of alcohol-related deaths in Ireland every year.

From TheJournal.ie Even moderate drinking can damage your brain, new research says Memory Problems

Even moderate drinking can damage your brain, new research says

The study monitored more than 500 people over 30 years.

From The42 Superstar Sid Crosby to miss start of NHL season after latest concussion Penguin

Superstar Sid Crosby to miss start of NHL season after latest concussion

Concussion is an unavoidable subject for every collision sport.

From TheJournal.ie College graduates at higher risk of cancerous brain tumours, researchers find Perplexing Finding

College graduates at higher risk of cancerous brain tumours, researchers find

“It was a surprising result which is difficult to explain,” the lead author of the study said.

From TheJournal.ie Bad memories can be intentionally forgotten Like The Corners Of My Mind

Bad memories can be intentionally forgotten

The study has two important implications.

From The42 Connacht centre McSharry advised to sit out rest of season after concussion If In Doubt...

Connacht centre McSharry advised to sit out rest of season after concussion

The centre has not played since taking a blow to the head against Newcastle in December.

From TheJournal.ie 25 daily habits that will make you smarter A Better You

25 daily habits that will make you smarter

It’s easy, swear.

From TheJournal.ie Are you a smoker? Cigarettes could shrink a vital part of your brain Impaired Thinking

Are you a smoker? Cigarettes could shrink a vital part of your brain

Giving up could help reverse the problem, researchers have found.

From TheJournal.ie Does your dog really understand you? Is That You Lassie?

Does your dog really understand you?

New research has shown dogs are able to pick up on more than we might think.

From The42 'All the players are thinking of him' - Ireland's best wishes to Chris Henry Chad

'All the players are thinking of him' - Ireland's best wishes to Chris Henry

The openside flanker suffered a temporary blockage of a small blood vessel in his brain.

From TheJournal.ie Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Time Out

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the web.

From TheJournal.ie A woman was missing part of her brain for 24 years - and nobody noticed The Brain

A woman was missing part of her brain for 24 years - and nobody noticed

The woman had been nauseous and vomiting for a month before going to her doctor.

The 5 most annoying tricks your brain plays on you, explained

Ever wonder why you hate the way you look in photos? It can be EXPLAINED.

From TheJournal.ie Listening to Beethoven and Eminem can give people the same emotions Neuroscience

Listening to Beethoven and Eminem can give people the same emotions

Why your favourite song takes you down memory lane…

From TheJournal.ie Sending electrical current to brain could help treat Alzheimer's Shocking

Sending electrical current to brain could help treat Alzheimer's

The treatment has now been proven to improve memory and could help in other memory disorders, like from stroke or brain injury.

From TheJournal.ie Good news: It may be possible to overwrite bad memories Misty Water Coloured Memories

Good news: It may be possible to overwrite bad memories

Thank you light-sensitive algae protein.

From TheJournal.ie Column: What is your earliest memory? Human Brain

Column: What is your earliest memory?

Most of us have our earliest memory from an event around the age of three – but our memory milestones move about during childhood.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Is imagination more important than knowledge? Make-believe

Opinion: Is imagination more important than knowledge?

Day dreaming is routinely dismissed as a waste of time but there is profound power in make-believe.

From TheJournal.ie Man headbangs so hard at Motörhead gig his brain bleeds Hardcore

Man headbangs so hard at Motörhead gig his brain bleeds

Though headbanging is generally harmless, doctors have said it can cause some serious injuries.

From TheJournal.ie Use cannabis from time to time? Even casual use can alter your brain, a new study says The Odd Joint

Use cannabis from time to time? Even casual use can alter your brain, a new study says

The study is the first to focus on possible brain effects among recreational users.

From TheJournal.ie Patients in a vegetative state are often misdiagnosed, but a new brain scan may help Brain Injury

Patients in a vegetative state are often misdiagnosed, but a new brain scan may help

Traditional methods of testing if a patient will recover can be ‘little better than flipping a coin’ in some cases.

From TheJournal.ie Older people are 'less aware that they make mistakes' Neuroscience

Older people are 'less aware that they make mistakes'

But researchers at Trinity want to help them stay mentally sharp.

From TheJournal.ie New blood test could predict onset of Alzheimer's Early Indication

New blood test could predict onset of Alzheimer's

US researchers have developed a prototype test which can indicate whether a person will develop the disease.

Find out how much of your brain you're using right now

The human head weights eight pounds… or does it?

From TheJournal.ie Dementia set to triple by 2050 as disease labelled "global epidemic" Brian Disease

Dementia set to triple by 2050 as disease labelled "global epidemic"

Alzheimer’s Disease International say to 135 million people globally will suffer from the disease by 2050.

From TheJournal.ie Gene mutation speeds up brain decline in Alzheimer's Health

Gene mutation speeds up brain decline in Alzheimer's

This is the first study to use brain scans to show what this gene does.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Cerebral palsy is a part of me – but it’s not all of me Opinion

Column: Cerebral palsy is a part of me – but it’s not all of me

Cerebral palsy just one piece of the thousand-piece jigsaw that is me. I love my life, my independence, my strength and my determination to live the way I want to, writes Jane Fennessy.

From TheJournal.ie Research finds women do actually want to gobble up babies Don't Eat The Baby

Research finds women do actually want to gobble up babies

If you can get over the fact that they collected odours from the pyjamas of newborns, there are some interesting findings.

From TheJournal.ie Researchers discover how the brain 'learns' cocaine addiction Addiction

Researchers discover how the brain 'learns' cocaine addiction

Researchers said that knowing this detail may help identify new treatments for addicts.

12 words you have to Google every single time you spell them

They are SPELLING KRYPTONITE.

From TheJournal.ie Scientists create most detailed map ever of human brain Brainy

Scientists create most detailed map ever of human brain

The researchers say the new model will let people zoom into the brain to see cells “the way we zoom into Google Maps to see houses.”

8 ways your brain is ruining your life

8 ways your brain is ruining your life

Think you’re smart? Newsflash: your brain has different ideas.

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