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Leg exercise is critical to brain and nervous system health
In a new take on the exercise truism 'use it, or lose it,' researchers show neurological health is an interactive relationship with our muscles and our world
Exercise  health  brain  neuroscience 
yesterday by flyingcloud
Gamers Built a “Digital Museum” That Unlocked New Secrets of the Brain
Nice article re: eyewire, a game-like way to explore neurological data. This has led to some interesting science! (gratiutious plug: come see the Beautiful Brain exhibition @mitmuseum for other beautiful visualizations of the brain!)
brain  shared 
yesterday by davidnunez
Temporary microglia-depletion after cosmic radiation modifies phagocytic activity and prevents cognitive deficits | Scientific Reports
New drug to treat GCR brain damage, but should be somewhat applicable to conventional brain radiation exposure?
GCR  brain  radiation  damage  repair  medicine  health  space 
2 days ago by asteroza
How Social Isolation Transforms the Brain
Chronic social isolation has debilitating effects on mental health in mammals–for example, it is often associated with depression and post-traumatic stress disorder in humans. Now, a team of Caltech researchers has discovered that social isolation causes the build-up of a particular chemical in the brain, and that blocking this chemical eliminates the negative effects of isolation. The work has potential applications for treating mental health disorders in humans.
brain  neuroscience  neuropsychology 
3 days ago by flyingcloud
Smarter brains run on sparsely connected neurons -- ScienceDaily
"the more intelligent a person, the fewer dendrites there are in their cerebral cortex"
brain  biology 
4 days ago by amitp
Alcohol, dementia and cognitive decline in the elderly: a systematic review | Age and Ageing | Oxford Academic
there is some evidence to suggest that limited alcohol intake in earlier adult life may be protective against incident dementia later.
alcohol  dementia  alzheimers  neuroscience  brain 
4 days ago by mdpatrick

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