Tagged: brain

How to do a craniotomy

Have you ever wanted to know how neurosurgeons actually access the brain? Learn about some of the tools that they use and how they actually perform a craniotomy. In this video, Alex is using a...

What really causes Alzheimer’s?

Edward Blonz, PhD, has served on the editorial board of the University of California, Berkeley, Wellness Letter since 2009 and is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of...

Dolphin self masturbates with beheaded fish

The intelligence of dolphins is one of their most outstanding features. Among the thousands of members that the animal kingdom has, dolphins take one of the top places regarding intelligence. The brain is the...

How do drugs affect the brain?

Most people will take a pill, receive an injection, or otherwise take some kind of medicine during their lives. But most of us don’t know anything about how these substances actually work. How can...

The neuroscience of addiction

Neuroscientist and former addict Marc Lewis makes the case that addiction isn’t a disease at all, although it has been recently branded as such. [Via:The Royal Institution]

Watching brain cells interacting in real time

Reported in Neuron, the new method enables researchers to peer deep inside a mouse’s brain and watch astrocytes’ influence over nerve-cell communication in real time. In particular, the UCLA team focused on astrocytes’ relationship with...