Study Shows Evidence of Chemotherapy-Related Cognitive Decline

“Chemobrain” or “chemofog” is a condition that affects cancer survivors who have undergone chemotherapy. Dozens of studies have shown that post-chemotherapy, patients may experience a decline in cognitive performance and memory, and many doctors have long believed chemobrain to be a significant problem for cancer patients. Despite this significant body of evidence, though, some medical professionals…

Watch a Brain Losing Consciousness Under Anesthesia

Researchers at the University of Manchester have created an interesting short film: it shows the brain losing consciousness under anesthesia. Working with a group of 20 subjects, the researchers took 100 scans per second to generate a “movie” of the brain, using a new brain recording strategy called fEITER (functional Electrical Impedance Tomography by Evoked Response.) While it’s…

After Chemotherapy, Brain Can Be Impaired For 5+ Years

The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle just released results of a recent study. The researchers were looking at “chemobrain,” a type of cognitive impairment that occurs following chemotherapy treatment. The study showed that tpost-chemo cognitive impairment may be longer lasting and more severe than generally believed. This finding is important because even today, some…

Gray Matter on the Gridiron – What Does Neuroscience Have to Do with Football?

The question on most people’s minds this Sunday will be “Packers or Steelers?” not “What does the Super Bowl have to do with your brain?” For those of us who are interested in neuroscience, though, it turns out that there is a whole body of fascinating research and writings on a variety of topics that…