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A recent study reports a surprising correlation between daily affective empathy and alcohol consumption. The study found that on days when people experienced higher levels of affective empathy (empathy based on shared emotional experiences) than usual, they tended to consume more alcohol.
A new study uncovers a new link between sleep apnea and brain volume in Alzheimer's susceptible regions. The study found that people with Alzheimer's disease-linked amyloid plaques and severe sleep apnea were more likely to have reduced volumes in memory-associated regions of the brain, like the hippocampus.

Neurology news articles cover neurology, brain cancer, traumatic brain injuries, neurosurgery, neuroanatomy, brain research and neurological disorders.

A new study establishes the critical role of flavanols, nutrients found in certain fruits and vegetables, in mitigating age-related memory loss. The research shows a correlation between flavanol intake and scores on memory tests among older adults.
Researchers delved into the brain's grey and white matter, investigating the impacts of fibromyalgia. Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), the team detected reduced grey matter volume in the pain-processing areas of fibromyalgia patients.
Researchers have cracked the mystery behind how the Botulinum neurotoxin type-A, also known as Botox, infiltrates neurons. The toxin utilizes a small complex formed by a receptor called Synaptotagmin 1, along with two other clostridial neurotoxin receptors, to enter synaptic vesicles in neurons. This infiltration interrupts nerve-to-muscle communication, leading to paralysis.

AI news articles cover science articles about artificial intelligence including ChatGPT, Bard, Dalle, neural networks, machine learning, LLMs, AGI and other AI related topics.

Researchers are improving the prediction of preterm birth by studying electrical activity during pregnancy. A deep learning model developed by the team can predict preterm births as early as 31 weeks of gestation using electrohysterogram measurements and clinical data.
The belief in AI enhancement can lead to increased risk-taking behavior. In the study, participants were informed that an AI application would enhance their cognitive abilities during a virtual card game. Despite the absence of actual AI assistance, participants displayed higher risk-taking, indicating a potential placebo effect in technological applications.

Science research articles cover psychology, depression, mental health, schizophrenia, mental disorders, happiness, stress, PTSD, autism, psychiatry and therapy.

A new study reveals that daily mindfulness meditation can help reduce individuals' tendency to avoid negative information. The practice of regular mindfulness meditation allows people to better process uncomfortable emotions, thus enabling them to handle negative information more objectively.

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The neuroscience of fitness explores how regular exercise profoundly impacts our brain and nervous system. Exercise stimulates neurogenesis - the creation of new neurons - primarily in the hippocampus, influencing memory and learning while increasing key mood-regulating neurotransmitters.
Researchers revealed a correlation between reduced oxygen intake, or 'oxygen restriction,' and extended lifespan in lab mice. The study found that mice in an oxygen-restricted environment lived about 50% longer than those in normal oxygen levels.
Intricate links between breathing and memory recall have been unraveled by recent scientific research, painting a more complex picture of our cognitive processes. Studies reveal that the rhythm of our breathing can influence neural activity, impacting cognitive functions such as emotional processing and memory recall. The most compelling evidence highlights that inhalation, particularly through the nose, can improve memory function.
Researchers discovered shared genetic underpinnings for cannabis use and psychiatric disorders like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Employing advanced statistical modelling, the study revealed a complex interplay of genetic variants increasing or decreasing risk factors for these conditions. These findings may contribute to personalized preventive measures and interventional strategies.
A groundbreaking new study provides early evidence of consciousness in the dying brain, shedding light on the mysteries of near-death experiences. Researchers identified a surge of gamma wave activity, associated with consciousness, in the dying brains of comatose patients. The activity was detected in a neural hotspot associated with dreaming and altered states of consciousness, providing exciting new insights into the human mind. Though caution is advised due to the small sample size, this research could change the way we understand death.