Neuroscience

Brain Scans Could Soon Determine Future Sluttiness
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By looking at brain scans, researchers may soon be able to suss out those prone to promiscuity.
Study: For Teen Brains, Consistent Sleep Patterns Are Critical for Growth
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Varied sleep patterns may affect longer-term brain development.
For Sleep Scientists, Forgetting Is a Critical Part of Remembering
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By assessing how well-rested and sleep-starved people retain information, psychologists and neuroscientists are making headway in understanding how sleep bolsters memory. What happens inside the sleeping brain to enable longer-lasting, s...
Sleep in a Dish Has Been Invented, Not Yet Ready for Drugstore Shelves
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Thanks to new research from Washington State University, we can now study sleep outside the body.
Sleep Crimes and Justice in the Age of Medicated Slumber
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Can we be held accountable for crimes and misdeeds we commit while sleepwalking and under the influence of sleep aids? Should we held accountable? Van Winkle's asks the experts who are wrestling with these very sensitive issues.
Why Do I Feel Like I’m Falling Right Before I Go to Sleep?
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That feeling of falling right before dozing off is a harmless involuntary muscle spasm called a hypnic jerk.