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Photos reveal unique features of Einstein's cerebral cortex by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Wed 21 Nov 2012 4:14pm Photographs taken shortly after his death, but never before analysed in detail, have now revealed that Einstein’s brain had several unusual features, providing clues about the neural basis of his extraordinary mental abilities. Nature.com reports that, while doing Einstein's autopsy, the pathologist Thomas Harvey removed the physi ... Read on »
Best Post of November 2012: Photos reveal unique features of Einstein's cerebral cortex by Dr. Brian M. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Thu 13 Jun 2013 9:47am The next in our "Best of the Month" series is from November 21, 2012: Photographs taken shortly after his death, but never before analyzed in detail, have now revealed that Einstein’s brain had several unusual features, providing clues about the neural basis of his extraordinary mental abilities. Nature.com reports that, while do ... Read on »
Master a new language and grow hippocampus and cerebral cortex by Alvaro F. Healthy Living Professional Posted Thu 11 Oct 2012 10:39am Learning New Languages Helps The Brain Grow (Medical News): “The learning of languages allows the brain to stay “in shape”, by causing certain parts of the brain to grow, including the hippocampus and three areas of the cerebral cortex…This finding came from scientists at Lund University, after examining young recruits with a talent for ac ... Read on »
Stanford/Packard autism researchers seek twins for brain-imaging study by Kev Leitch Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Tue 02 Feb 2010 12:42pm The subject of twins and autism concordance comes up on LeftBrainRightBrain periodically. I find the questions raised to be very interesting and I’ve said a number of times I hope people take a closer look at twins. Enter Dr. Antonio Hardan of the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital (LPCH) at Stanford University i ... Read on »
New press release: Mindfulness meditation training changes brain structure in 8 weeks by Stephanie Allen Posted Fri 21 Jan 2011 12:00am News release (EurekAlert): Mass. General-led study shows changes over time in areas associated with awareness, empathy, stress Participating in an 8-week mindfulness meditation program appears to make measurable changes in brain regions associated with memory, sense of self, empathy and stress. In a study that will appear in th ... Read on »
Brain Difference Found in Smokers by Medline Plus Posted Tue 02 Nov 2010 11:00am Part of decision-making center less thick than in people who have never smoked, small study finds By Robert Preidt Tuesday, November 2, 2010 TUESDAY, Nov. 2 (HealthDay News) -- A certain area of the cerebral cortex is thinner in smokers than in people who have never smoked, finds a new study. ... Read on »
Our Plastic Brains – Even in Old Age by Ronni B. Patient Expert Posted Tue 18 Jan 2011 8:31am Surely you know of Oliver Sacks, the Columbia University professor of neurology and psychiatry. You may have read one or more of his books recounting case studies of people he has treated with, usually, rare brain disorders. Books such as The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Seeing Voices and The Island of the Color Blind. Or perhaps y ... Read on »
CPAP restores grey matter in brains of sleep apnea patients by Dr. John Z. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 15 Jun 2010 12:00am AASMNET.org - Obstructive sleep apnea patients had reductions of  brain grey-matter volume at baseline but showed significant grey-matter volume increase after three months of CPAP therapy, according to a research abstract presented June 7, 201 ... Read on »
Differences in brain structure indicate risk for developing Alzheimer's disease by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Wed 13 Apr 2011 10:18pm Subtle differences in brain anatomy among older individuals with normal cognitive skills may be able to predict both the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease in the following decade and how quickly symptoms of dementia would develop... Alzheimer's Reading Room In their analysis of magnetic resonance (MR) images from two separate stud ... Read on »