neuroscience

Nutrient found in spinach, kale and avocado ‘keeps the brain young’

People with higher levels of lutein – a nutrient found in vegetables such as spinach, kale and avocado – have…

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A hotel retreat aims to nurture your brain. Here’s what that feels like

Hotels and neuroscience aren’t two spheres that have either natural or immediate overlap. In fact, I have confidence in asserting…

Diagnosing depression isn’t a simple matter of brain scanning

Scientists at Japan’s Centre for Life Science Technology have developed a new, non-invasive brain scanning technique that they say can…

A brain therapy changed my life. It raises profound questions for the future

‘Transcranial magnetic stimulation’ — it sounds like something a nutty professor would develop in a science fiction movie. Yet this…

Mice fed fast food diet suffer ‘scary’ loss of synapses in the brain

A study published in the journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity provides some of the first evidence that a fast food…

New research on ‘brain heritage’ could pave the way for personalised treatment

According to new research published in the journal Current Biology, the shape of the cerebral cortex – the outermost layer…