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# Neuroscience

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There may be a link between hearing loss and dementia - Trinity study
The study’s lead researcher has called for more research to examine whether the treatment of hearing loss can decrease the chances of developing dementia.
UCC to give honorary degree to newly-crowned Nobel prize winner
May-Britt Moser and Edvard Moser have shared the award with fellow neuroscientist John O’Keefe.
Listening to Beethoven and Eminem can give people the same emotions
Why your favourite song takes you down memory lane…
Good news: It may be possible to overwrite bad memories
Thank you light-sensitive algae protein.
Scientists are figuring out a way to make our brains work better
The results could be good news for those suffering from nervous system disorders.
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.
Older people are 'less aware that they make mistakes'
But researchers at Trinity want to help them stay mentally sharp.
Column: How practising mindfulness can help your work life
Some of the world’s most successful companies are investing in mindfulness training for their employees to help them deal better with stress and workplace challenges, writes Joanne O’Malley
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.
Why it's SO hard to ignore a crying baby...
It doesn’t matter if you don’t have kids of your own – the sound of an infant in distress provokes strong reaction in the human brain.
New gene could potentially prevent epileptic seizures
Irish researchers have discovered a new gene that could offer new hope to epilepsy sufferers.
Impulsive teenagers: there's a reason for that behaviour
Brain wiring could be a cause for early drug use by teenagers.
EU-funded researchers make breakthrough on robotic brain surgery
The keyhole surgery robot has 13 degrees of movement and the ability to assess the level of force applied during surgery.
'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.
Be a swinger: Seven of the strangest sleep tips from science
Swinging in a hammock is the best way to take a nap, new research shows. Here are some other unusual suggestions that might help catapult you into the land of Nod.
Teenagers' brains could predict the pop hits of the future
Scanning the brain activity of teenagers while they listen could help pick future chart-toppers – but their own preferences are useless, a new study has found.
Scientists unlock mystery of 'sympathy pain': when we feel somebody else getting hurt
Some people are so good at imagining other people’s pain that they physically feel it themselves – and it’s linked to the ‘phantom pain’ amputees suffer in their missing limbs.
Can meditation change your brain?
Want some “lovingkindness” in your life? Meditation could offer a permanent change of mind-frame.