Tag Archives: Brain

This Is What Your Brain Looks Like with PTSD

alexkich/Shutterstock Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is distressingly common: The nonprofit organization PTSD United notes that “70 percent of adults in the United States have experienced some type of traumatic event at least once in their lives.” And the condition seems to bring about permanent changes in how the brain functions, say researchers. PTSD is… Read More »

Precise brain stimulation boosts memory

Using electricity to precisely stimulate the brain can boost people’s working memory, a study suggests. The team at Boston University, in the US, gave people in their sixties and seventies the working memory of someone in their twenties. The effect lasted at least 50 minutes after the stimulation stopped. But larger studies are now needed… Read More »

The tiny tweaks that can age-proof your BRAIN

The tiny tweaks that age-proof your BRAIN: From changing radio stations to avoiding tubby friends, a neuroscientist reveals the small life changes that create new grey matter The brain is constantly changing, sculpted by our behaviours and experiences  This neuroplasticity is a fundamental feature, meaning learning can shape it Here, Dr Sabina Brennan, from Trinity… Read More »