Over the past decade, the popularity of neuroscience has spawned a number of brain-training cottage industries. The company ‘Brain Balance’ offers an exercise and diet regimen it says will reconnect the brain hemispheres of children with disabilities. Critics say the company doesn’t have the science to back that up — or to justify the program’s high cost.
New research out of UMass-Amherst and Louisiana State University suggests that binge drinking during adolescence may reduce neural connections in the pre-frontal cortex — at least in rats. The study was released this week in the Journal of Neuroscience.
Neuroscientists at Harvard believe they’ve found a biomarker for stress, using data collected before and after the bombing.