Tag Archives: Brain

5 Ways That Love Affects the Brain

You may have heard oxytocin being called the “love hormone.” This is because oxytocin is a hormone that acts as a neurotransmitter in the brain. It is responsible for activating neural pathways that deal with pleasure and reward.  So, how do our brains and bodies create a feeling of being in love? Let’s take a… Read More »

Colored Glasses Relieve Migraines By Normalizing Brain Activity

Researchers have made use of fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging) to show how colored glasses bring migraine relief by normalizing brain activity.1✅ JOURNAL REFERENCEDOI: 10.1177/0333102411409076 When individuals with migraine saw intense patterns, specific abnormal brain activity was observed by the researchers. The effect was considerably reduced with tinted lenses. Specific visual stimuli known for triggering… Read More »

Get Excited about the Brain!

A coloring and activity book for kids ages 8-12 Did you know the human brain generates enough electricity to power a small lightbulb? This free, printable coloring and activity book for children ages 8-12 features exciting facts about the human brain and mental health. Download and print the PDF version today! New Links on MedlinePlus

Electrical devices implanted in the brain may help treat anorexia

By Alice Klein Certain brain circuits may underlie the symptoms of anorexia nervosaALFRED PASIEKA/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY Some women with severe anorexia have returned to a healthy weight and feel less anxious and depressed after having electrical devices implanted into their brains, according to a small study. But more research is needed before the treatment can… Read More »