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# Brain

All time
# thanks brain
Scientists find your brain spots grammar mistakes – even when you’re not aware
# need to know
The Evening Fix... now with added awkward text messages
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
# brain surgery
‘Human brain cells in mice’ technique could help tackle Parkinson’s
Scientists at the University of California say they can now grow key human brain cells by implanting them in lab mice.
# brains
'Budding psychopaths' can be identified 'by how they react to people in pain'
A study has found that children who don’t react the same as other people when they see photos of people in pain may be at risk of developing psychopathy as adults.
# sexy thoughts
This is what happens in your brain when you fancy someone
You can blame your medial prefrontal cortex. It’s so romantic.
# Smoking
Smoking 'rots' brain - study
Scientists have warned that smoking can damage the mind as well as the body.
# Brain Injury
Global traumatic brain injury rates could be six times higher than thought - study
A New Zealand study has shown that mild brain injury could be more prevalent than previously believed.
# thick skull
Brazilian worker survives bar through skull
The bar was removed from the construction worker’s skull during a five hour surgery.
# Alzheimer's Disease
Companies cease development of Alzheimer's drug after failure in late-stage trials
Pfizer Inc and Johnson & Johnson said the drug did not work better than placebo in two late-stage clinical trials.
# Epilepsy
New gene could potentially prevent epileptic seizures
Irish researchers have discovered a new gene that could offer new hope to epilepsy sufferers.
# Spear
Florida teen recovering after being shot through head with spear
The spear was removed after three hours of surgery.
# Health
Cannabis use by adolescents hits brain areas associated with schizophrenia
Research at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland found that cannabis use makes physical changes to parts of the brain when smoked by adolescents.
# mind control
Swiss scientists demonstrate mind-controlled robot
Scientists have shown how a partially paralyzed person can control a robot by thought alone – a step they hope will eventually allow immobile people to interact with their surroundings via avatars.
# Brain
'Deep brain stimulation' technique could arrive in Ireland
The technique, which involves inserting an electrode into the brain, can help sufferers of neurological conditions.
# nailed
Man shot 3-inch nail into his own brain - and didn't notice
Illinois man Dante Autullo thought doctors were joking when they showed him an x-ray showing a 3-inch nail in the middle of his brain.
# Brain power
Brain power begins to decline from age 45 - study
Scientists researching the nature of dementia say that mental dexterity could begin to decline as early as 45 years of age – not 60 as previously thought.
# iq matters
11 uncomfortable facts about how your IQ affects your life
How does your IQ affect your life? From holidays to junk food, we take a look at the latest theories.
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Tuesday
Catch up on the day’s main stories, as well as the bits and pieces you may have missed…
# Optimism
The human brain 'rejects' negative thoughts
About 80 per cent of us are hard-wired to see events through rose-coloured glasses, according to new research.
Dieting forces the brain to eat itself - report
It’s emerged that in order to conserve energy, the body’s starvation mode kicks in and brain cells eat themselves, like other parts of the body.
# memory loss
Study finds that age-related memory loss "can be reversed"
Where are my keys? A new study has unlocked the science behind what causes age-related memory loss – and a drug that can help reverse it.
# Cocaine
'Significant abnormalities' in brains of cocaine users
People taking the drug may also be suffering serious heart damage even if they show no symptoms, according to a separate study.
# Week in Photos
The week in photos
This is the week that was, in pictures.
# Health
Drug made from turmeric may help to treat strokes
A compound found in the commonly-used curry spice may help to repair some of the damage caused by a stroke.