Diaper compound to help scientists see tissues clearly

A modified form of the super-absorbent chemical used in disposable diapers can expand brain structures to four and a half times their original size, a recent study shows.

Media multi-tasking could change brain structure
Media multi-tasking could change brain structure

Jumping from screen to screen - using mobile phones, laptops and other media devices simultaneously - could be changing the structure of your brain, impacting your cognition and social and emotional well-being, says a study.

Brain structure can anticipate people's risk-taking attitude

A new study has claimed that the size of the parietal cortex in the brain could help predict the risk-taking spectrum of people.

Why fat people tend to overeat

Triggers such as the smell of popcorn at a movie theatre or a commercial for a snack may have a stronger pull for obese people due to differences in brain chemistry, says a study.

Why some people avoid taking risks

If the very thought of taking risks gives you goose bumps, it could be due to your brain structure, says a study.

High blood pressure in middle age could affect memory in old age

A new research has found that high blood pressure in middle age plays a critical role in whether blood pressure in old age may affect memory and thinking.

Acupuncture normalizes brain structure following heroin relapse

Researchers have found that the structure of the ventral tegmental area in heroin relapse patients gradually normalizes after acupuncture treatment.

It`s official! Men do have bigger brains than women

Researchers at Cambridge University has conducted the first meta-analysis into sex differences in brain structure after reviewing over 20 years of neuroscience research.

Heavy marijuana use linked to Schizophrenia

A new study has found that teens who smoked marijuana regularly for three years have abnormal changes in the brain structure and poor working memory.

Brain structure may reveal if you will suffer from chronic low back pain or not

The structure of the brain may help predict whether a person is going to suffer from chronic low back pain or not, according to a study.

Cocaine may alter the brain within hours

Cocaine use may change the brain structure within hours - which could initiate drug addiction, a new study has found.

Tuning a piano `may change brain structure`

Researchers who have seen structural changes within the brains of professional tuners have revealed that tuning a piano also tunes the brain.

Addiction due to abnormal brain structure

Researchers at the University of Cambridge led by Karen Ersche scanned the brains of 120 people, half of whom had a dependence on cocaine.

Addiction due to abnormal brain structure

Researchers at the University of Cambridge led by Karen Ersche scanned the brains of 120 people, half of whom had a dependence on cocaine.

Teens with severe antisocial behavior have smaller brain structures

Scientists after scanning brains of aggressive and antisocial teenage boys with conduct disorder (CD) have discovered differences in the structures of the developing brain that could link to their behavior problems.