The devastating volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79 — which wiped out settlements including Pompeii and Herculaneum in blasts of molten rock and ash — may have turned the brains of some of its sorry victims to glass, a new study concluded.
Neuroscientists have discovered a curious aspect of how our memory works. When your brain needs to recall information that is related to a specific location, individual neurons can actually target specific memories.
Weight gain occurs when an individual's energy intake exceeds their energy expenditure — in other words, when calories in exceed calories out. What is less well understood is the fact that, on average, nearly half of the body's energy is used by the brain during early childhood.