Monday’s medical myth: alcohol kills brain cells - Alcohol’s effects can be seen on our brain even after a few drinks, but these symptoms are temporary and reversible, evidence suggests. However, prolonged alcohol consumption undoubtedly damages brain cells and function.
Art work 'tsunami' by Janet Echelman. This monumental sculpture is made entirely of soft materials and is animated by the wind. At night, colored lighting transforms the work into a floating, luminous form.
"When cultured in a dish, neural stem cells can form three-dimensional clusters known as neurospheres, allowing researchers to investigate the stem cell-like properties of these neurons." Image by Dr. Rowan Orme, Keele University.
Mathematically Modelling How the Brain Makes Complex Decisions - Researchers have built the first biologically realistic mathematical model of how the brain plans and learns when faced with a complex decision-making process. #neuroscience #science #mathem
Steven Kotler explains the neurochemical changes during flow states that strengthen motivation, creativity and learning. 'The brain produces a giant cascade of neurochemistry. You get norepinephrine, dopamine, anandamide, serotonin and endorphins. All five of these are performance enhancing neurochemicals.' Kotler discusses how each amplifies intellectual and cognitive performance. ...
This neuronal stem cell culture shows a rainbow of differentiation, with fluorescent tags that separate stem cells (orange/yellow) from their neuronal "offspring" (blue/green/purple). North Carolina State University, Huixuan Liang, Guanxi Xiao, Haifeng Yin, Jonathan M. Horowitz and H. Troy Ghashghaei