Home > Mental health > Brain > News News All sections in Mental Health » Alcohol » Brain » Disorders » Drugs » Living with Mental Illness » Mental Health in SA » Stress » Treatment » Mental Health News Is there any difference between male and female brains? A study using MRI scans of more than 1,400 brains indicates that human brains do not belong to one to two distinct categories, male and female. Ask CyberShrink » Talk Heart to heart forum » How brain injury affects you Transparent brains How the 'love hormone' affects your social interactions Oxytocin, known as the "love hormone", triggers a marijuana-like response in the brain and can improve feelings of motivation and happiness and boost social interactions. Multiple sclerosis linked to low vitamin D Studies have found an association between a person's level of vitamin D and MS, a debilitating autoimmune disease that affects nerves in the brain and spinal cord. Real life story: living with the rare disease Dysautonomia Lee Wiltshire is one of very few people in South Africa who suffer from Dysautonomia, a debilitating and rare disease that affects the autonomic nervous system. This is her story. Why it's so difficult to remember exact colours Research indicates that human memory classifies all shades of a particular colour under one broad category and has difficulty recalling individual shades. SA Professor says we can blame the rise in autism on evolution Today marks World Autism Awareness Day and South African-born neuroscientist Henry Markram has formulated a revolutionary theory about the high increase in cases of autism, which he believes to be a condition linked to evolution. Planning may start in brain's amygdala The amygdala, almond-shaped clusters of neurons deep in the brain, may play a vital part in long-term planning, according to a recent study. “ Latest comment on Health24 CT Copywriter says... Have you done your research? The only other website reporting on this is a parody news site. For goodness sake, News24 - don't be responsible for filling our minds with absolute... "Condom Challenge" claims its first victim ” Dopamine makes gamblers take bigger risks Researchers discovered that raising dopamine levels in healthy adults causes them to take greater risks when gambling. Placebo effect works better for some There is evidence that some people's genes may make them more prone to the placebo effect than others – which might change the way medications are prescribed. A sense of purpose may benefit your brain Autopsies among adults in their 80s revealed that those who felt their lives had meaning had far fewer areas of dead tissue in their brains. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors How will we feed 9 billion people? Live healthier Toilet matters » 45 toilets in the world Poop in weird places Toilet paper debate The funniest bathroom signs ever These signs have taken toilet humour to the next level. Too Tired? » 20 signs of burnout Staying active reduces stress 10 ways to have a healthier work day Why you're exhausted Lost your mojo? Here are 5 surprising energy drainers, plus the easy fixes that will help put the pep back in your step!