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Stories from neuroscience:

Scott Steffensen

Research led by BYU psychology professor Scott Steffensen is showing that acupuncture can have a very real impact at the neurological level, better helping those recovering from addiction.

Daniel Kay

A recent study by BYU psychology professor Daniel Kay suggests a dysfunction in the inhibition process could be what causes those with insomnia to have a hard time fully falling asleep.

Most people agree that getting a little exercise helps when dealing with stress. A new BYU study discovers exercise under stress also helps protect your memory.

A newly published study by BYU researchers details how marijuana affects an adolescent brain’s reward center, at the cellular level.

Erin Kaseda

Erin Kaseda, just a junior, recently presented her research at a prestigious professional neuroscience conference in Spain, as one of just three students invited. She was the only undergrad.

A Brigham Young University MRI expert worked with a UK-based team on the world’s largest health-imaging study, a massive undertaking to scan the brain of more than 100,000 people to find connections with developing diseases.

Ashley Nelson presents her three minute thesis on alcohol addiction

For the first time since the 3-Minute Thesis competition began at BYU, there was a three-way tie for first place.

In a newly published study, exercise sciences professors and a neuroscientist at BYU used MRI to measure how people's brains respond to high and low-calorie food images at different times of the day.

A rigorous new study debunks the myth that pregnancy comes with a decline in cognitive performance. Sounds unsympathetic, but the study author says this can give moms more reasons to believe in themselves. 

Thanks to the dreams of a BYU student, we now know more about where and how imagination happens in our brains.