Tag: physiology

How Exercise and Recovery Produce Olympic Success

Today in Rio, CU Boulder’s own Emma Coburn won the Bronze Medal in the Finals of the Steeplechase, a 3000 meter race over barriers and water.

Research on caffeine and health suggests it’s all about the timing

Consuming caffeine in adolescence can alter the brain to become more sensitive to addictive drugs in adulthood, according to a study by CU Boulder neuroscientists.

Brain Freeze Explained!

What causes this super intense, short-lived pain?

Ten-Hundred Word Challenge Part 3: Worm Sperm and Brain Pain

Aggie Mika writes about fear changing our brains, and Paul Muhlrad writes about tiny worm sperm.

Exercise, Microbiomes, and You

We are a walking ecosystem, and the brain must be considered as a part of that.

DAT isn’t all that: Cocaine also activates immune cells in the brain, increasing reward and addiction

By figuring out exactly what happens in the brain during drug use, researchers step closer to developing medication that can treat drug abuse.