Jon Hamilton

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The Loudness Of Vowels Helps The Brain Break Down Speech Into Syl-La-Bles

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Syllables are the building blocks of spoken language. And now a study of brain activity hints at how we extract them from a stream of speech.


When It Comes To Vaping, Health Officials Insist There's A Lot At Stake

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

A former vaper has a warning for others. And, scientists work to understand how nicotine affects the teenage brain. (This segment initially aired on Oct. 10, 2019 on Morning Edition.)


Jimmy Carter Surgery: 'No Complications' In Bid To Relieve Pressure On His Brain

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Former President Jimmy Carter, 95, was admitted to Emory University Hospital on Monday evening for the procedure. He was accompanied by his wife, Rosalynn.


New Study Challenges The Assumption That Math Is Harder For Girls

Friday, November 08, 2019

Research shows that when boys and girls as old as 10 do math, their patterns of brain activity are indistinguishable. The finding is the latest challenge to the idea that math is harder for girls.


Math Looks The Same In The Brains Of Boys And Girls, Study Finds

Friday, November 08, 2019

Brain scans of 104 boys and girls doing basic math tasks found no gender differences. The finding adds to the evidence that boys and girls start out with equal ability in math.


How Deep Sleep May Help The Brain Clear Alzheimer's Toxins

Thursday, October 31, 2019

A study of 11 sleeping brains sheds some light on the mysterious link between sleep problems and Alzheimer's disease. The flow of cerebrospinal fluid through the brain appears to be the key.


U.S. Travel Ban Disrupts The World's Largest Brain Science Meeting

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Scientists from nations including Iran, Mexico, and India were refused visas to attend this year's Society for Neuroscience meeting in Chicago. Some researchers got stand-ins to present their work.


Keeping Your Blood Sugar In Check Could Lower Your Alzheimer's Risk

Monday, October 21, 2019

Diabetes can double a person's chances of developing Alzheimer's. Now researchers are beginning to understand the role of brain metabolism in the development of the disease.


Low Blood Sugar Levels May Keep Alzheimer's At Bay

Monday, October 21, 2019

People with diabetes are more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease. Researchers say they are beginning to understand why, and the answer has to do with the way the brain uses sugar.


Gifted Students With Autism Find An Intellectual Oasis In Iowa

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

A center at the University of Iowa is making sure that its programs for gifted teens include those with autism spectrum disorders.


How Vaping Nicotine Can Affect A Teenage Brain

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Research on young mice and rats shows how nicotine hijacks brain systems involved in learning, memory, impulse control and addiction.


Too Much Training Can Tax Athletes' Brains

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Research finds that triathletes who train too hard can impair a brain area involved in achieving goals such as winning a race. Fatigued athletes choose immediate gratification over long-term rewards.


Deadly Brain Cancers Act Like 'Vampires' By Hijacking Normal Cells To Grow

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Researchers say certain brain cancers tap electrical signals from healthy cells to fuel their growth. The finding could lead to treatments for deadly tumors like the one that killed Sen. John McCain.


Esketamine Nasal Spray Eases Depression Symptoms In Suicidal Patients

Monday, September 09, 2019

Spravato, a nasal spray of the anesthetic ketamine, has been shown to help people with major depression. Now studies show it can relieve depressive symptoms in people actively considering suicide.


After Months In A Dish, Lab-Grown Minibrains Start Making 'Brain Waves'

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Researchers say clusters of human brain cells grown in the lab can spontaneously generate electrical patterns similar to the brain waves of a 6-month-old fetus.


Subtle Differences In Brain Cells Hint at Why Many Drugs Help Mice But Not People

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

A detailed comparison of mouse and human brain tissue found differences that could help explain why mice aren't always a good model for human diseases.


Brain Scans Find Differences But No Injury In U.S. Diplomats Who Fell Ill In Cuba

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Advanced MRI scans of 40 embassy workers who developed health problems in Havana found no evidence to support claims that they were attacked or suffered brain injuries.


Is Aerobic Exercise The Right Prescription For Staving Off Alzheimer's?

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Researchers are testing exercise in people at high risk for Alzheimer's. The goal of a federally funded study is to learn whether aerobic physical activity can protect the brain.


Researchers Explore Why Women's Alzheimer's Risk Is Higher Than Men's

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Scientists are gaining insights into why Alzheimer's is more common in women. The answer involves genetics, hormones and sex-related brain differences.


A Genetic Test That Reveals Alzheimer's Risk Can Be Cathartic Or Distressing

Friday, July 12, 2019

Genetic tests can now tell us a lot about our risk for developing Alzheimer's disease. But that doesn't mean people are prepared to receive the information.