Science News: Our Weekly Picks from Around the Web

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Science News: Our Weekly Picks from Around the Web

Tai Chi Makes Your Brain Bigger and Improves Memory
Tai Chi makes your brain bigger and can improve memory and thinking – possibly delaying the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, claim scientists. (06/22/2012)

Deep Brain Stimulation May Offer Longer-Term Relief for Parkinson’s
3-year study found similar benefits from stimulating two different areas of the brain. (06/20/2012)

Love Activates the Same Region in the Brain as Drug Addiction
Neuroscientists working out of Concordia University in Canada appear to have shown that love and sexual desire activate separate but related areas of the brain. (06/21/2012)

Study of Angry Mice Could Find Drugs to Prevent Pathological Rage
Shutting down a brain receptor in mice — a receptor that also exists in humans — can block pathological rage, a new study says. (06/20/2012)

Distinct Brain Regions Organize Objects Based on their Physical Size
Researchers at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) and the MIT Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences have discovered that the brain organizes objects based on their physical size. (06/21/2012)

Scientists Trace a Wiring Plan for Entire Mouse Brain
The first images from a project that has set out to map the whole mouse brain are now publicly available. (06/22/2012)

Photo: By Jakub Hałun [Licensed under: GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons