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12 foods to boost brain function

The foods we eat can have a big impact on the structure and health of our brains. Eating a brain-boosting diet can support both short- and long-term brain function. The brain is an energy-intensive organ, using around 20 percent of the body’s calories, so it needs plenty of good fuel to maintain concentration throughout the… Read More »

Scientists find larger brain gives you better memory, logic AND reactions 

Does having a bigger brain make you more intelligent? Scientists find larger brain gives you better memory, logic AND reactions The question has been asked for over 200 years, with no clear link found Scientists used a sample size of 13,600 Britons, 70% larger than earlier studies They said employers should not use head size… Read More »

New method for studying gene expression could improve understanding of brain disease

It takes a lot of cells to make a human brain. The organ houses not only an enormous quantity of neurons (tens of billions), but also an impressive diversity of neuron types. In recent years, scientists have been developing inventories of these cell classes — information that will be essential for understanding how the brain… Read More »