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Category Archives: Hypothalamus

Curious Kids: why does my older sister not want to play LEGO with me anymore and stays in her room? – The Conversation AU

Posted: October 5, 2019 at 10:41 am

If you have a question youd like an expert to answer, send it to curiouskids@theconversation.edu.au. Why does my older sister, aged 13, not want to play LEGO with me anymore and stays in her room the whole day Continue reading

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Exploring the stress-mood-appetite connection – Baylor College of Medicine News

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Does stress affect your appetite or your mood? Many people have experienced stressful situations that trigger a particular mood and also change certain feelings toward food Continue reading

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Depression: The new-found friend of people who work in shifts – TheHealthSite

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Working multiple and night shifts is very common in India. Many employers today offer only shift work to their employees. Continue reading

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Biological Weathering and Its Deadly Effect on Black Mothers – Self

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Imagine for a moment that youre a very silly 22-year-old driving through Florida sometime around 2009. Continue reading

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9 ways to improve your brain fitness – INTHEBLACK

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At what age does cognition peak in adulthood - somewhere between the speed of youth and wisdom of age? Continue reading

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While You’re Sound Asleep, Your Brain Removes ‘Unnecessary’ Memories – Interesting Engineering

Posted: September 22, 2019 at 8:48 pm

As you lay sound asleep with your head on your pillow, you probably don't imagine that your brain is still madly working away. One of the many actions the brain is busy with is sifting through your daily moments and thoughts. Researchers from Japan have discovered neurons in our hypothalamus, whose inhibition during rapid eye movement (REM)sleep is linked to removing 'unnecessary' memories from our brain.This is the part of the brain that has several functions, namely, linking our nervous system to our endocrine system. Continue reading

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Brain Pathway That Lets Us Forget ‘Unnecessary Memories’ Found – News18

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A group of neurons in the brain's hypothalamus is inhibited during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, contributing to the brain's ability to forget "unnecessary" memories, according to a study. The results, published in the Journal Science, offers insights into the poorly understood mechanisms behind the regulation of memory during sleep. Our brains are busy filtering and processing the day's experiences before consolidating them into memory when we rest, the study noted Continue reading

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High-fat diets change your brain, not just your body – Big Think

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Your wardrobe won't be the only thing a bad diet will change in your life new research published in Cell Metabolism shows that high-fat and high-carbohydrate diets physically change your brain and, correspondingly, your behavior. Anyone who has tried to change their diet can tell you that it's far more challenging than simply deciding to change Continue reading

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Two Studies Fail to Replicate Magnetogenetics Research – The Scientist

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Several recent studies in high-profile journals reported to have genetically engineered neurons to become responsive to magnetic fields. In doing so, the authors could remotely control the activity of particular neurons in the brain, and even animal behaviorpromising huge advances in neuroscientific research and speculation for applications even in medicine. We envision a new age of magnetogenetics is coming, one 2015 study read Continue reading

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High Fat Foods Likely To Affect Hypothalamus In Brain – Market Research Diary

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Many research studies have explored how unhealthy diets are related to a spike in obesity levels. However, not many of them have explored the neurological changes caused by diets in the human brain. A Yale University study has found that diets, which are rich in fats, can cause irregularities and troubles in the brains hypothalamus region, which is responsible for regulating body metabolism and weight homeostasis Continue reading

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