brain http://kcur.org en Where In The Brain Does An Itch And A Migraine Come From? http://kcur.org/post/where-brain-does-itch-and-migraine-come <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Remember the last time you had a mosquito bite, an allergy ridden nose, or a rash. The sensation that makes these small ailments torments is the desire to itch and experience that sweet relief following the act of scratching.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But much of what we experience when we feel an urge to itch is actually deep in the brain. On Wednesday's Central Standard we'll look at the science of itching and&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">take a look into the&nbsp;the pain and mystery behind migraine headaches. </span></p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 23:19:38 +0000 Suzanne Hogan & Matthew Long-Middleton 40320 at http://kcur.org Where In The Brain Does An Itch And A Migraine Come From? Boosting Brain Fitness http://kcur.org/post/boosting-brain-fitness <p>It’s not just your abs that need a <strong>regular workout</strong>— it’s essential for<strong> your brain</strong> too. But how do you pump iron with your noodle?</p><p> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 15:03:10 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 26065 at http://kcur.org Boosting Brain Fitness The Clock Is Ticking: Surviving A Stroke http://kcur.org/post/clock-ticking-surviving-stroke <p><strong>Would you be able to recognize the symptoms of a stroke?</strong> If you can, you may be able to save someone&rsquo;s life.</p><p> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 22:26:15 +0000 Stephen Steigman & Steve Kraske 19670 at http://kcur.org The Clock Is Ticking: Surviving A Stroke Speaking Multiple Languages May Help Delay Dementia Symptoms http://kcur.org/post/speaking-multiple-languages-may-help-delay-dementia-symptoms The brains of people who grow up speaking two languages are wired differently, and those differences protect them from dementia as they age.<p>That's the news from two studies out this month from a scientist in Canada who has spent decades trying to figure out whether being bilingual is bad or good. "I've been doing this for 25 years," <a href="http://www.yorku.ca/coglab/">Ellen Bialystok</a>, a distinguished research professor of psychology at York University in Toronto, tells Shots. "Suddenly people are interested. Wed, 04 Apr 2012 19:50:00 +0000 Nancy Shute 15436 at http://kcur.org Speaking Multiple Languages May Help Delay Dementia Symptoms