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Rappler's latest stories on neuroscience


A neuroscientist's tips for a new year tuneup for your brain

Jan 05, 2019 - 9:00 AM

Shrink those distorting brain bubbles and build realistic connections to enrich life’s simple pleasures

Pop metaphorical ‘brain bubbles’ by grounding your brain in the here and now. Sofiaworld/

PNP deploys SAF after Duterte order vs ‘lawless violence’ | Evening wRap

Nov 26, 2018 - 9:11 PM

Watch Rappler’s evening newscast with Chito dela Vega

Understanding 'evil'

May 20, 2018 - 11:00 AM

Psychopaths blatantly disregard other people's welfare and are single-minded as to what they want for just themselves. Why do they do this?

Why Google wants to think more like you and less like a machine

Sep 23, 2017 - 8:00 AM

There are nuances to human thinking that Google is still trying to replicate

When the brain signals 'love'

Aug 17, 2017 - 7:00 PM

What do the brains of faithful lovers look like?

What could make you more honest?

May 25, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Something could make you lie less and it is not a serum

What happens to your brain when you're on vacation?

Apr 13, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Our mind wanders and this is what keeps us sane and ironically what keeps us focused

Half a believer

Apr 06, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Some scientific adventures on the subject of morality and belief

Male brains 'overwhelmed' in multitasking test – study

Jan 25, 2017 - 9:03 AM

A study says a tricky brain teaser throws off men s walking gait but leaves most women unfazed reopening an age old debate about mental gender differences

Your brain has its own World Wide Web of words

Aug 26, 2016 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] To say that language is a mere accessory is like saying your head is just something nature grabbed for you to wear but that you would be perfectly fine walking around headless

Scientists unveil detailed brain map

Jul 21, 2016 - 8:00 AM

In the process they discovered nearly 100 previously unreported regions of the organ s cerebral cortex or grey matter

The image shows the pattern of brain activation (red, yellow) and deactivation (blue, green) in the left hemisphere when listening to stories while in the MRI scanner. Photo courtesy Matthew F. Glasser, David C. Van Essen

What happens when your brain gets tired?

Jul 08, 2016 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] How did scientists know that the brain gets tired?

Tickling the brain can boost immunity – study

Jul 05, 2016 - 9:19 AM

The immune boosting information emanated from a part of the brain called the ventral tegmental area home to a reward system powered by the mood modifying chemical dopamine

The science of Co’s

Jun 10, 2016 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] What could be happening in our brains when we are conversing or cooperating with others?

Are (political) oldies really 'goodies'?

Feb 26, 2016 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] Here are 3 things that are generally happening in the brains of older people that distinguish them from the brains of younger ones

2015 top science stories: Edited genes, reusable rockets, water on Mars

Dec 22, 2015 - 11:30 AM

Within Earth and beyond what are the most important and intriguing stories in science from the previous 12 months? We ask the Mind Movers of The Mind Museum

The seat of happiness?

Nov 27, 2015 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] What could be that one common thing we all share about happiness?

The teenage clock

Oct 02, 2015 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] Despite the seemingly adult ish appearance behind the teenage skull is another story

A king’s concussion and brain science

Sep 04, 2015 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] From the vistas literally culled from a king’s troubled head over 400 years ago the idea that our brains can suffer serious damage even if the bone protecting it remains intact is now a routine diagnostic precaution

Would you hack your brain this way?

May 29, 2015 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] What do you do to be able to think better?

The case of the missing teenage brain

May 22, 2015 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] Why do teenagers generally have very unique self defeating solutions to their own self formulated problems?

Rappler Talk: Creativity and the human mind

Apr 28, 2015 - 4:30 PM

Is there a relationship between creativity genius and mental illness? Watch this interview with neuroscientist Dr Nancy Andreasen to find out

The homing hormone

Mar 27, 2015 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] I like it when I find stories of our inner biology that parallel our emotional lives

Once more, with feelings: Multi-tasking will make you dumb

Jan 30, 2015 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] Multi tasking gives you a double whammy: you get to cultivate your inner moron and worse you get to love doing it

Nobel Science 2014: the way we 'where,' the way we see

Dec 05, 2014 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] The Nobel winners for science this year revolutionized the way we understand how we know where we are and the way we literally see

'It’s a sign!'

Nov 07, 2014 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] If paranormal events were real why is it that not all people see them?

Working in shifts? Your brain could suffer loss of memory, power

Nov 04, 2014 - 7:48 AM

The effects on brain function can be reversed the researchers say but this may take at least 5 years

Photo taken on October 30, 2007 shows Filipino call center personnel attending to their US clients at a new business process outsourcing office in Manila. Romeo Gacad/AFP

12 things you should know about the brain

Oct 31, 2014 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] Here is a list that could be useful in getting to know your own brain

Cocoa clue to reversing memory loss

Oct 27, 2014 - 11:24 AM

Scientists say bioactive ingredients found in cocoa sharply reverse age related memory decline

Can you inherit fear?

Oct 24, 2014 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] If you fear something but cannot remember having had any experience that could have caused that there may be an explanation

Meditation changes your brain

Oct 17, 2014 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] Meditation used to be the exclusive province of robed and hooded men enacting an ancient tradition Now science has joined them

Nobel shows importance of location, location, location

Oct 07, 2014 - 12:29 PM

Generations of scientists have pored over a seemingly basic but ultimately complex skill: how are humans able to find their way from one spot to another?

A giant screen displays the image of British-American researcher John O'Keefe and Norwegian duo May-Britt Moser and Edvard I Moser at a press conference of the Nobel Committee to announce the winner of the 2014 Nobel Medicine Prize on October 6, 2014 at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden. Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

Trio win Nobel medicine prize for brain's 'GPS'

Oct 06, 2014 - 5:37 PM

UPDATED This year s laureates have discovered a positioning system an inner GPS in the brain that makes it possible to orient ourselves in space the jury says

2014 Nobel Prize in Physiology/Medicine awardees (L-R) May-Britt Moser, Edvard Moser, and John O'Keefe. Mosers photo by Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA; O'Keefe photo by Drago Prvulovic/EPA

The 'mind readers'

Oct 03, 2014 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] What kind of mind reading power do you want to have?

Ig Nobels 2014: Aha-ha-ha-ha moments

Sep 26, 2014 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] If you thought science was just all about Aha moments then you only have to be reminded that there is such a thing as the Ig Nobel Prizes

Why your favorite song takes you down memory lane

Aug 29, 2014 - 8:53 AM

Listening to a favorite song boosts activity in the adjoining hippocampus a region responsible for memory and socially linked emotions

MUSIC. Japanese pianist Mine Kawakami performs at the Santiago de Compostela's Cathedral during the closing concert for the Dual Year Spain and Japan, in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 28 August 2014. Oscar Corral/EPA

Neuroscientists say it's possible to overwrite bad memories

Aug 28, 2014 - 9:24 AM

Emotions connected to memories can be rewritten making bad events in the past seem better and good things appear worse scientists say

This image depicts the injection sites and the expression of the viral constructs in the two areas of the brain studied: the Dentate Gyrus of the hippocampus (middle) and the Basolateral Amygdala (bottom corners). Image courtesy of the researchers via MIT News

A very strange way to finding your genius

Aug 22, 2014 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] Sometimes brain injury can make a person an accidental genius Why and how does this happen?

Scientists closer to blood test for Alzheimer's

Jul 08, 2014 - 8:42 PM

Scientists inch closer to developing a blood test that could detect the onset of Alzheimer s Disease

TESTING. Scientists inch closer to developing a blood test that could detect the onset of Alzheimer's Disease. File photo from Agence France-Presse

The lure of brands

May 23, 2014 - 11:33 AM

[Science Solitaire] How do advertisements play with our minds to get us to buy products?

Scientists reverse memory loss in mice with Alzheimer's

Apr 24, 2014 - 11:11 AM

The gene therapy study is hoped to lead to the development of new drugs to treat the incurable disease

Love is a hormonal conga

Feb 14, 2014 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] When in love you are both a victim and a volunteer Here s why

Japan study looks to big data for signs of Alzheimer's

Feb 12, 2014 - 7:05 PM

Researchers are hoping to develop an epoch making method to find predictors of brain disorder by analyzing massive amounts of data with new software

'Purpose' could save our brains

Feb 07, 2014 - 7:45 AM

[Science Solitaire] Would having a purpose in your life prevent you from literally losing your brain cells to Alzheimer’s disease as you age?

Rival promoters, politicos back brain injury study

Feb 05, 2014 - 9:26 AM

The promoters have agreed to contribute 600 000 to keep the study funded in addition to the 2 million the Cleveland Clinic has already spent

FOR BRAIN HEALTH. WBO Junior Lightweight Champion Mikey Garcia (C) speaks alongside US Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (L) and Republican Senator John McCain (R) of Arizona during a press conference by professional boxing and fighting organizations in support of a study by the Cleveland Clinic to study brain health, at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, February 4, 2014. Saul Loeb/AFP

Caffeine stirs memory – study

Jan 13, 2014 - 9:37 AM

A team at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore Maryland found that caffeine enhances certain memories for at least a day after they were formed

Rappler file photo

Men and women's brains are wired differently – study

Dec 03, 2013 - 9:56 AM

A new study looking at the neural wiring of the male and female brain has concluded that there may be some truth to commonly held beliefs about what makes men and women tick

Watching sport can make you fitter – study

Nov 24, 2013 - 12:41 PM

Research: When a person watches a first person video of someone else running heart rate respiration skin blood flow and sweat release all increased

ANOTHE WAY TO GET FIT. People watch the Pacquiao-Rios fight in a garage turned viewing area in Tandang Sora, Quezon City, 24 Nov 2013. KD Suarez/Rappler

Swiss scientists make microchips that mimic the brain

Jul 24, 2013 - 7:19 AM

Researchers in Switzerland say they have made microchips that imitate the way our brains process information

#WSF13 in PH: Brain, consciousness and computers

Jun 13, 2013 - 1:20 PM

What goes on inside our brains and can technology duplicate it? Two sessions at the World Science Festival dissect these topics

DISCUSSIONS ON CONSCIOUSNESS. The panel at the session "The Whispering Mind: The Enduring Conundrum of Consciousness," part of the World Science Festival 2013 in New York City, May 30, 2013: (L-R) Moderator Terry Moran of ABC News; philosopher Colin McGinn; neurologists Nicholas Schiff and Melanie Boly; and neuroscientist Christof Koch. Frame grab courtesy WSF