Study uncovers how brain damage increases religious fundamentalism

Study uncovers how brain damage increases religious fundamentalism

Research has found religious belief is associated with certain regions of the human brain, but there is still much to learn about how these areas influence religious belief. A new study in the journal Neuropsychologia found that lesions in a particular brain region tend to increase religious fundamentalism.

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I’m testing an experimental drug to see if it halts Alzheimer’s

I'm testing an experimental drug to see if it halts Alzheimer's

In January, we broke the news that we may finally know what causes Alzheimer’s disease. For decades, it had been thought that the condition is caused by a protein called beta-amyloid going awry in the brain. But in 2019, evidence pointed the finger elsewhere: at Porphyromonas gingivalis, a type of bacteria involved in gum disease.

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Magic mushroom compound psilocybin found safe for consumption in largest ever controlled study

Magic mushroom compound psilocybin found safe for consumption in largest ever controlled study

The largest controlled study of psilocybin – the psychoactive ingredient in magic mushrooms – has found the compound safe for human consumption, bringing researchers one step closer to developing a psilocybin-based treatment for depression.

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Artificial Intelligence Identifies Previously Unknown Features Associated with Cancer Recurrence

Artificial Intelligence Identifies Previously Unknown Features Associated with Cancer Recurrence

December 27, 2019 — Artificial intelligence (AI) technology developed by the RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project (AIP) in Japan has successfully found features in pathology images from human cancer patients, without annotation, that could be understood by human doctors.

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