Expecting pain? That could really make it hurt worse

  How much we think something will hurt can affect how much pain we feel.  Here’s a good reason not to dwell on how much that flu shot is going to hurt. If you think it’s going to be really painful, it will. But expect just a small jab and the...

Learning New Vocabulary During Deep Sleep

Researchers of the University of Bern showed that we can acquire the vocabulary of a new language during distinct phases of slow-wave sleep and that the sleep-learned vocabulary could be retrieved unconsciously following waking.

Gene Therapy Promotes Nerve Regeneration

Researchers from the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience and the Leiden University Medical Center have shown that treatment using gene therapy leads to a faster recovery after nerve damage.

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