Medical News Today: Listening and reading evoke almost identical brain activity

Whether the words of a story come from listening or reading, it appears that the brain activates the same areas to represent their semantics, or meaning, according to new research. Reading books and ‘listening’ to them activate the same brain areas. Using detailed brain scans, scientists at the University of Continue Reading

Medical News Today: Fluoridated water: Maternal exposure may affect children’s IQs

New research examines the link between maternal consumption of fluoridated water and lower IQs in their children. New research explores the possible developmental effects of fluoridated tap water. According to recent estimates, 66% of all United States residents receive fluoridated water through their taps. Adding fluoride to drinking water has Continue Reading

Medical News Today: Chronic pain research: Linking psychology, sociology, and neuroscience

Despite its prevalence, scientists do not know why some people develop chronic pain. A new study approaches this question from all angles, exploring the role of money and the mind. Chronic pain affects more than 20% of adults in the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Continue Reading