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How to Trick Your Brain into Eating Less, According to an Expert in 'Gastrophysics'

How satisfied you feel by your breakfast smoothie or your 4 o’clock snack may have more to do with what’s in your mind than what’s in your mouth. The experience of eating and drinking is influenced by a host of ...

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Autism severity detected with brain activity test

UCLA researchers have discovered that children with autism have a tell-tale difference on brain tests compared with other children. Specifically, the researchers found that the lower a child’s peak alpha frequency – a number reflecting the frequency of certain brain ...

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Hunger-controlling brain cells may offer path for new obesity drugs

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Scientists identified two new populations of cells in the brain that potently regulate appetite. The two types of cells, located in a part of the brainstem called the dorsal raphe nucleus, are potential targets for ...

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Mediterranean-style diets linked to better brain function in older adults

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Eating foods included in two healthy diets — the Mediterranean or the MIND diet — is linked to a lower risk for memory difficulties in older adults, according to a new study. Nutrition Research News ...

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Just 5 Drinks A Week Can Damage Your Brain

Before you pour that nightly glass of beer or wine, consider this: You could be doing lasting damage to cognition and memory. So suggests new research published in The BMJ this month, which found having just four strong beers or five ...

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What Type of Exercise Is Best for the Brain?

This article originally appeared on Time.com.  Exercise is just as good for the brain as it is for the body, a growing body of research is showing. And one kind in particular—aerobic exercise—appears to be king. “Back in the day, ...

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How an autism gene mutation alters brain development

Researchers have shed light on how CHD8 gene mutations alter brain development and impair cognitive functioning. By analyzing the brains of mice, researchers have discovered how mutations in a gene called CHD8 may alter brain development and cognitive functioning to ...

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Extra-virgin olive oil preserves memory, protects brain against Alzheimer's

The Mediterranean diet, rich in plant-based foods, is associated with a variety of health benefits, including a lower incidence of dementia. Now, researchers at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM) have identified a specific ingredient that ...

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Poor adolescent diet may influence brain and behavior in adulthood

Adolescent male mice fed a diet lacking omega-3 fatty acids show increased anxiety-like behavior and worse performance on a memory task in adulthood, according to new research published in The Journal of Neuroscience. The study suggests adequate nutrition in adolescence ...

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How brain circuits govern hunger and cravings

The urge to satisfy hunger is a primal one, but — as any dieter knows — choices about when and what to eat can be influenced by cues in the environment, not just how long it’s been since breakfast. The ...

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