Tag Archives: Brain

Intimate partner violence and traumatic brain injury: An “invisible” public health epidemic

While studying brain injuries in the mid-1990s, I began volunteering in a domestic violence shelter. I noticed that the abuse and problems many women reported were consistent with possibly experiencing concussions. Women reported many acts of violence that could cause trauma to the brain, as well as many post-concussive symptoms. Shockingly, my search for literature… Read More »

Medical News Today: How brain waves enable creative thinking

Creativity often means taking the road less traveled. New research identifies the neural mechanism that enables us to come up with unexpected associations and original ideas. New research finds that certain brain waves enable creative thought. Scientists’ attempts at deciphering the neurological processes that explain creativity have recently zeroed in on the brain’s so-called alpha… Read More »

Harvard neuroscientist Paola Arlotta sees disease-fighting potential in brain organoids

To determine whether the cells her lab was growing related to those of the human brain, Arlotta turned to Lichtman, who for many years had been able to look at the brain in super-high resolution. The goal was to identify protrusions on nerve cells called dendritic spines, where the synapses form that connect one cell… Read More »