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Meditation Strengthens The Brain, UCLA Researchers Say

Meditation Strengthens The Brain, UCLA Researchers Say | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Earlier evidence out of UCLA suggested that meditating for years thickens the brain (in a good way) and strengthens the connections between brain cells.
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Songbird brain synapses and glial cells capable of synthesizing estrogen

Songbird brain synapses and glial cells capable of synthesizing estrogen | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Colin Saldanha, a biology professor at American University, has always been intrigued by the hormone estrogen. Specifically, how the hormone that does so much (for example, it promotes sexual behavior in women but can also increase susceptibility to seizures) does not cause major cross circuit meltdowns.

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Making memories last

Making memories last | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

Memories in our brains are maintained by connections between neurons called "synapses". But how do these synapses stay strong and keep memories alive for decades?

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