Binge eating, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and even methamphetamine addiction may all be influenced by how the brain functions - namely how much grey matter is found in "goal-oriented" parts of the brain, according to a recent study.
Researchers have recently discovered how different meditation techniques cause brain activity to change in remarkably different ways, showing that meditation can truly impact the activity of the mind.
People who regularly work with "safe" solvents such as paint or degreasers face an increased risk of thought and memory problems as they age, according to a recent study.
Learning how to play the guitar may do more than just impress the ladies. It may actually be changing how your brain works. Even brief musical instruction may drastically change the blood-flow patterns of the brain, new study suggests.
Electrical currents may help people consciously experience their dreams, no shaman or spirit-guide required. Dreamers zapped with low-intensity currents reported having what they described as lucid dreams more than 75 percent of the time, according to a new study.
A hormone that has long been associated with an increased life-span has now been linked to increased intelligence. The gene expression associated with increased levels of this hormone may one day provide means to treat cognitive decline, researchers suggest.
In light of media confusion, researchers clarified the findings behind their study about how brain changes are associated with casual marijuana use.
Researchers have identified a unique mechanism that is unexpectedly effective at improving decision response accuracy. Decision making accuracy can be improved by waiting even just a fraction of a second. Waiting as little as 50 to 100 milliseconds allows the brain to focus on more pertinent information rather than extraneous matters.
New research regarding the reward and anxiety areas of the brain may help treat addictions.
A new study shows a brain that's not nearly as compartmentalized as scientists once thought.
A new study suggests that the biggest dinosaurs had relatively smaller brains.