brain http://news.stlpublicradio.org en First Results From Brain Mapping Project Ready For Download http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/first-results-brain-mapping-project-ready-download <p></p><p>An international brain mapping project led by Washington University has released its first set of results.</p><p>The <a href="http://humanconnectome.org/">Human Connectome Project</a> is a five-year effort to study brain circuits and how the wiring of the brain relates to human behavior.</p><p>Project researchers are working to obtain high-resolution brain scans of 1,200 healthy adults, along with information about their cognitive abilities, personalities, and other characteristics.</p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 20:27:43 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 9899 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org First Results From Brain Mapping Project Ready For Download When Ice Cream Attacks: The Mystery Of Brain Freeze http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/when-ice-cream-attacks-mystery-brain-freeze If it hasn't happened to you, count yourself as lucky. For many people, eating ice cream or drinking an icy drink too fast can produce a really painful headache. It usually hits in the front of the brain, behind the forehead.<p>The technical name for this phenomenon is cold-stimulus headache, but people also refer to it as "ice cream headache" or "brain freeze."<p>The good news is that brain freeze is easy to prevent — just eat more slowly. Tue, 03 Jul 2012 19:46:49 +0000 Joe Palca 4043 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org When Ice Cream Attacks: The Mystery Of Brain Freeze Brain differences found in infants who develop autism http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/brain-differences-found-infants-who-develop-autism <p>New research shows that differences in the brain development of autistic children are already visible in infants as young as 6 months old.</p><p>Researchers at four study sites nationwide used a type of MRI scan to look at brain development in the younger siblings of autistic children, who are known to be at higher risk for autism themselves.</p><p>Ninety-two children were scanned at 6, 12, and 24 months of age, while the children were sleeping.</p> Fri, 17 Feb 2012 21:57:50 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 3093 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Brain differences found in infants who develop autism St. Louis medical professionals supporting High School Sports Brain Injury legislation http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-medical-professionals-supporting-high-school-sports-brain-injury-legislation <p>St. Louis area medical professionals are throwing their support behind a bill making its way through the Missouri legislature. The bill would help protect high school athletes from concussions.</p><p>Among other measures, the <a href="http://www.house.mo.gov/billsummary.aspx?bill=HB300&amp;year=2011&amp;code=R">High School Sports Brain Injury Prevention Act</a> would require student athletes to be cleared by a doctor before returning to play or practice.</p> Fri, 04 Mar 2011 23:12:24 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 661 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis medical professionals supporting High School Sports Brain Injury legislation