| Aug 14, 2013
| 8:10 AM
Ex-Grateful Dead drummer Mickey Hart is always up to something interesting. He's kind of like a mad scientist, but in drummer form. Last time we spoke with him he was sonifying the Big Bang and building music around the sounds that were produced at the...
| Dec 2, 2010
Although the idea that music can affect how we feel isn't exactly earth-shattering news, the idea of empirically studying the whys and wherefores has only recently broken the scientific community's sound barrier. Brainwaves appear to play an important...
| Aug 10, 2010
I am frequently amazed by my husband's ability to sleep through all kinds of noises that cause me to wake in a flash -- car alarms, smoke detectors that are running low on batteries, and especially kids who have lost track of their favorite blankie in the...
| Jun 24, 2011
| 8:42 PM
Dylan Trinkle is 3 years old, and he has yet to say his first word or walk on his own.
Instead, his parents celebrate other milestones. Sitting up. Pulling up to stand. Taking a few steps.
At 15 months old, Dylan was diagnosed with Angelman syndrome,...
| Apr 11, 2012
Dr. Ernst Friedrich Lepold Niedermeyer, who was a leading researcher, author, clinician and pioneer in the field of electroencephalogy and its use in epilepsy and other brain research, died Thursday of colon cancer at Gilchrist Hospice in Towson.
| Oct 4, 2011
"Assistance to ER please," The loudspeaker blared. "Assistance to ER 4."
Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth--where doctors, nurses---and a robot roam the halls.
It's the 'remote presence robotic system' and for a little more than a month now it's been...
| Sep 20, 2011
| 5:53 PM
Concussion Definition A concussion is a traumatic brain injury (TBI) that may result in a bad headache, altered levels of alertness, or unconsciousness. It temporarily interferes with the way your brain works, and it can affect memory, judgment, reflexes,...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 4:08 PM
What we like to think of as “the most wonderful time of the year” is, for some, anything but wonderful. Blood sugar levels can spike from consuming goodies and treats that seem to be everywhere. The ensuing insulin spike often includes...
| May 23, 2011
| 6:10 PM
Crossing your arms across the middle of your body confuses the brain and helps reduce the intensity of pain, according to research published on Friday.
Scientists from University College London (UCL) who reported the finding in the journal Pain said they...
| Sep 13, 2012
Inside the human skull lies a 3-pound mystery. The brain — a command center composed of tens of billions of branching neurons — controls who we are, what we do and how we feel.
"It's the most amazing information structure anybody has ever...
| Jun 5, 2012
Cora Giddens is like millions of American’s--she can't remember a time in her life when she wasn't depressed.
"Probably my whole life,” Cora recalled. “But as I got older as an adult I was more conscious of what depression was and I saw...