Brain Activity


HealthWatch: Stanford Study Shows How Humor Activates Child’s Brain

For the very first time, Stanford researchers have begun to understand specifically how humor activates different areas in a child’s brain.


The Verizon version of the Apple iPhone. (Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

HealthWatch: Study Finds Mobile Phones Alter Brain Activity

In a study of 47 cell phone users, scientists showed that a 50-minute cell call boosts metabolic activity in the region of the brain nearest the phone antenna.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–02/22/2011