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# brain - Sunday 16 December, 2018

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.

# brain - Sunday 17 June, 2018

The brain 'rewards' foods high in fats and carbohydrates

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

# brain - Saturday 30 December, 2017

'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.

# brain - Sunday 10 December, 2017

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?

# brain - Wednesday 15 November, 2017

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.

# brain - Sunday 29 October, 2017

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.

# brain - Saturday 23 September, 2017

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.

# brain - Sunday 10 September, 2017

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.

# brain - Tuesday 5 September, 2017

Heavy drinking may affect young male and female brains very differently

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

# brain - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

Even moderate drinking can damage your brain, new research says

The study monitored more than 500 people over 30 years.

# brain - Wednesday 12 October, 2016

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.

# brain - Sunday 26 June, 2016

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.

# brain - Sunday 8 May, 2016

Bad memories can be intentionally forgotten

The study has two important implications.

# brain - Wednesday 24 February, 2016

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.

# brain - Friday 8 May, 2015

25 daily habits that will make you smarter

It’s easy, swear.

# brain - Monday 16 February, 2015

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

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

# brain - Saturday 29 November, 2014

Does your dog really understand you?

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

# brain - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

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.

# brain - Sunday 28 September, 2014

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

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

# brain - Tuesday 16 September, 2014

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.

# brain - Sunday 7 September, 2014

From The Daily Edge The 5 most annoying tricks your brain plays on you, explained Tricks Of The Mind

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.

# brain - Saturday 30 August, 2014

Listening to Beethoven and Eminem can give people the same emotions

Why your favourite song takes you down memory lane…

# brain - Friday 29 August, 2014

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.

# brain - Wednesday 27 August, 2014

Good news: It may be possible to overwrite bad memories

Thank you light-sensitive algae protein.

# brain - Wednesday 6 August, 2014

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.

# brain - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

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.

# brain - Friday 4 July, 2014

Man headbangs so hard at Motörhead gig his brain bleeds

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

# brain - Wednesday 16 April, 2014

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.

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.

# brain - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Older people are 'less aware that they make mistakes'

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

# brain - Tuesday 11 March, 2014

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.

# brain - Friday 31 January, 2014

From The Daily Edge Find out how much of your brain you're using right now Use Your Noggin

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

The human head weights eight pounds… or does it?

# brain - Thursday 5 December, 2013

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.

# brain - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

Gene mutation speeds up brain decline in Alzheimer's

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

# brain - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

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.

# brain - Monday 23 September, 2013

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.

# brain - Friday 2 August, 2013

Researchers discover how the brain 'learns' cocaine addiction

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

# brain - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

From The Daily Edge 12 words you have to Google every single time you spell them Recommended Manoeuvres

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


# brain - Sunday 23 June, 2013

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.”

# brain - Saturday 8 June, 2013

From The Daily Edge 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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