A new study conducted by neuroscientists at Duke University explains how we can feel confident and certain about events that never occurred. It all depends upon the area of the brain that is processing the memory.
A new Finnish study published in Neurology, the official journal of the American Academy of Neurology, concludes that not finishing high school is an independent risk factor for developing dementia and Alzheimer's disease (AD) later on in life, compared to those who entered higher education. The study carried out on 1,388 participants, followed them up for an average of 21 years through middle-life and beyond. Participants were categorized according to whether they finished elementary school, middle school or high school, and it was found that compared to those with elementary education only, middle school leavers had a 40 percent lower risk of developing dementia. For those with high school education and beyond, the comparative reduction of risk was 80 percent.
Welcome to the thirty-third edition of Encephalon. We at Brain Blogger are honored to host this neuroscience blogging carnival. We received many quality posts that we have included below. Enjoy your readings; you will certainly learn a great deal!
A researcher at the University of Buffalo's Institute of Addictions won a five year, $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to investigate the role of "endocannabinoids" (the brain's own marijuana) in combating stress and anxiety, an integral part of modern lifestyles. The study, as recently revealed on the University of Buffalo's website, is an attempt to address one of the most widely acknowledged reasons why people abuse marijuana worldwide -- to relieve stress.