TOUCH AND GROW

The skin is our largest organ. Its nerve endings and pressure receptors are tactile pathways, activated through touch, which our brain uses to interpret and explore the world around us. But recent research suggests that the brain’s response to touch … READ MORE>>

THE MAN WHO COULDN’T FEEL

PQ: Individuals who have alexithymia are sometimes described as distant, logical and cold. They prefer to discuss mundane day-to-day events instead of how they feel and are very uncomfortable with intimacy. Alexithymia is a personality trait of people who lack … READ MORE>>

CIPA DISORDER: UNABLE TO HURT

The CIPA disorder mystifies many in the medical field. A recent episode of the television medical drama House featured 16-year-old Hannah and her mother, who were in a severe automobile accident. Hannah saw her mother unconscious and dialed 911. She … READ MORE>>

THE EMOTIONAL STAGES OF KIDS

Newborns can already display emotion through facial expressions, body posture and vocal tone. “It is very important to understand that emotional intelligence is not the opposite of intelligence, it is not the triumph of heart over head—it is the unique … READ MORE>>

5 STEPS TO BANISH DISEASE FROM YOUR MIND

Did you know that you can manage your disease better than anyone else can, even better than your doctor? Yes, you can take charge of your disease and help banish it from your mind. How? Begin by having a positive … READ MORE>>

Benign, Not Harmless

“I learned to my dismay that he was hearing voices; he told one doctor he had been doing so since the ’80s.” READ MORE>>

In Games We Trust-Games For Health Conference Wants To Solve The Problems In Healthcare

With video games, healthcare professionals can make treatments easier and more fun—and possibly more effective. READ MORE>>

Language Processing In The Human Brain

When you stop to think about something someone’s said—a line in a poem, a jargon-heavy sentence—this is the part of your brain doing the heavy work. READ MORE>>

Balance Your Energy…And Your Brain

We must also pay attention to the functioning of subcortical structures which govern our senses, emotions and bodily functions. READ MORE>>

Profile: Dr. Joseph Frascella

Why you can’t “just say no”: Combatting drug addiction is harder than you might think. READ MORE>>

4 Simple Secrets To Brain Health

A good night’s sleep helps regenerate neurons within the cerebral cortex and form new memories… READ MORE>>

Scientists Pinpoint Fear Of Losing

Most subjects would not even risk $15 for the chance to win $20. READ MORE>>

Are Brain Games Effective?

The big question is whether engaging in any of these mental exercises can actually improve your brain fitness. READ MORE>>

The Brain Gene For Hangovers

Though “the hair of the dog” seems to relieve some of the hangover effects, the researchers warn that it could cause alcohol dependence. READ MORE>>

Food for Thought

Nature’s best brain foods. READ MORE>>