Posts Tagged ‘Health’

I haven’t read the primary literature that describes this observation, but the finding that gut bacteria, through some mode of  chemical signaling can modulate the neurochemistry of the organism has been an increasingly published area of research.

This study and others like it lend support to the idea of a microbiome-gut-brain axis. The hypothesis that a …

I asked myself this question the other day, after showing a passage of The Watchman’s Rattle by Rebecca D.Costa to MJ, who is also a woman.

The book is a synthesis of ideas from many different fields. The author weaves ideas from the frontier of cognitive neuroscience, geology (climate change) , historical analysis of ancient civilizations, …

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Via – Philosophy and Science of Mind and Brain

Stunning new visuals of the brain reveal a deceptively simple pattern of organization in the wiring of this complex organ.

 

With the global structure of brain region-t0-region communication mapped out, and revealing a simplistic structure, the potential to understand what goes wrong in brain injury should be aided greatly. …

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ScienceDaily (2010-07-29) — The protein SIRT1 in the brain is tied into a mechanism that allows animals to survive when food is scarce, according to a new study. The research suggests that SIRT1 may be involved with the life span-increasing effect of low-calorie diets, they report.

Sirtuins and aging. It surprises me that this evidence …