Jon Hamilton appears in the following:
Friday, December 22, 2017
Not many patients have a heart that grows three sizes in a day. Cardiologist David Kass ponders what could have caused the Grinch's abrupt change of heart in the classic holiday story.
Monday, December 18, 2017
As people get older, brain waves that occur during deep sleep become less synchronized. This appears to disrupt a system that saves new memories.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
All week, All Things Considered is offering Highly Specific Superlatives in honor of the year that was. On Tuesday, we look at the weirdest leap forward in brain science. Researchers can now grow mini brains in a petri dish and then experiment on them.
Thursday, December 07, 2017
Researchers say it takes a lot of brainpower to stop an action, once it's underway. A study found that when people have to change a planned movement, 11 different brain areas have to get involved.
Monday, December 04, 2017
The first drugs designed specifically to prevent migraines have been found safe and effective in studies, but aren't yet FDA approved. Both drugs work by tweaking a brain system involved in pain.
Monday, November 27, 2017
Lots of phone and tablet apps promise to improve sleep by filtering out the blue light from device screens. But that won't help if the reason you're not getting enough shut-eye is caffeine or stress.
Monday, November 13, 2017
The search is on for opioid alternatives that can block pain without causing addiction. One promising candidate: snail venom.
Sunday, November 12, 2017
The Society for Neuroscience meeting is taking place in Washington, D.C., this weekend. Researchers there are focusing on how to find the biological underpinnings of mental disorders.
Monday, November 06, 2017
Scientists have found an underlying reason why it's dangerous to drive when you're sleepy. Brain recordings show cells involved in perception fire more slowly in somebody who has been up all night.
Monday, October 30, 2017
A computer program learned to identify people thinking about suicide by studying brain activity patterns associated with words like "death" and "trouble."
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
By rushing live brain cells from the operating room to the lab, scientists have been able to create three-dimensional reconstructions of cells that reveal their electrical behavior and shape.
Monday, October 23, 2017
A comparison of two memory training methods often used by scientists found that one was twice as good as the other. But neither succeeded in turning people into cognitive superstars.
Tuesday, October 03, 2017
For centuries, scientists thought the human brain had no direct connection to the body's immune system. Now researchers seem to have found one, and say it may offer clues to multiple sclerosis, too.
Friday, September 22, 2017
NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with NPR Science Correspondent Jon Hamilton about the Hernandez family's announcement and the connections between CTE, the degenerative brain disease, and violent behavior.
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Six people are reportedly dead and 12 other elderly patients are in critical care after being evacuated from a nursing home north of Miami. The home was reportedly left without power by Hurricane Irma.
Monday, September 11, 2017
Hurricane Irma is weakening as it moves away from the Florida coast and north toward Georgia. It's now a Category 1 storm, but it still poses a big threat to much of Florida.
Friday, September 08, 2017
Miami is preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Irma this weekend. Forecasters downgraded the storm to Category 4 on Friday as it slammed through the Turks and Caicos Islands with winds at 150 mph.
Thursday, August 24, 2017
Scientists have identified the brain cells that detect pitch changes in speech, allowing us to understand whether someone is asking a question or making a statement.
Friday, July 28, 2017
When we see a familiar face, we know instantly if we can remember that person's name. That's because the human brain has an ability called metamemory. Looks like rats may have that higher power, too.
Monday, July 24, 2017
Gina "Danger" Mazany is a professional mixed martial arts athlete, and she's helping researchers learn more about head injuries and the female brain.