When we think about alcohol's impact on the brain, we typically think in extremes. Binge drinking can alterbrain anatomy and personalityin teens, alcohol abuse can leave the brain struggling to repair damageweeks after going dry. Rarely do we consider the slow, measured effects of years of drinking on the brain, but new research is demonstrating just how much every drop counts.
A striking new gut-brain link has been discovered by researchers at the Cleveland Clinic. The findings show how a metabolite produced by gut bacteria can amplify the severity of a stroke and impair a person’s recovery.
A group of researchers from Michigan State University, Carleton University, and Colorado State University partnered with the National Park Service to analyze 18 studies on how natural sounds can impact human health.
Listening to music can be entertaining, and some research suggests that it might even make you healthier. Music can be a source of pleasure and contentment, but there are many other psychological benefits as well. Music can relax the mind, sharpen focus, improve memory and mood.
One type of noise especially improves sleep and memory White noise has been getting way too much credit for helpingpeople sleep. Turns out another kind of noise delivers far deeper slumber — and improves memory.