Neuroscience

February 25, 2021
Artificial "brain" reveals why we can't always believe our eyes thumbnail

Artificial “brain” reveals why we can’t always believe our eyes

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain A computer network closely modeled on part of the human brain is enabling new insights into the way our brains process moving […]
February 25, 2021
New treatment location challenges thoughts on addiction thumbnail

New treatment location challenges thoughts on addiction

The motor cortex is located near the middle of the skull, and the DLPFC is closer to the front. An electromagnetic coil is then placed against […]
February 24, 2021
New technique shows promise in preventing recurrent stroke thumbnail

New technique shows promise in preventing recurrent stroke

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A surgical procedure advanced and studied by vascular neurosurgeons at Cedars-Sinai dramatically reduced the rate of recurrent strokes among patients with atherosclerotic […]
February 20, 2021
New EBRAINS-enabled tool to help guide surgery in drug-resistant epilepsy patients thumbnail

New EBRAINS-enabled tool to help guide surgery in drug-resistant epilepsy patients

The Virtual Brain for Epilepsy. Credit: HBP Scientists of the Human Brain Project have developed a computational tool to locate the areas in a patient’s brain […]
February 19, 2021
How mouse brains reorganize old memories when new ones are laid down thumbnail

How mouse brains reorganize old memories when new ones are laid down

The coactivation structure of hippocampal neurons. Each node represents one neuron. Credit: Giuseppe P. Gava et al. Oxford and Imperial researchers have mapped how the structure […]
February 15, 2021
Cocoa flavanols may boost memory in older people thumbnail

Cocoa flavanols may boost memory in older people

Example of the neuropsychological tests used to assess cognitive performance, including (a) Object-Recognition test (Modified Benton recognition task), (b) List-Learning memory test (Modified Rey auditory verbal […]
February 10, 2021
Lipid epoxides target pain, inflammatory pathways in neurons thumbnail

Lipid epoxides target pain, inflammatory pathways in neurons

Comparative biosciences professor Aditi Das led a study of modified lipids that target the body’s endocannabinoid system, which is involved in regulating pain and inflammation. Credit: […]
January 30, 2021
Turning on the switch for plasticity in the human brain thumbnail

Turning on the switch for plasticity in the human brain

Activation of synaptic plasticity: Schematic of proposed synaptic organization and events. Synchronous fusion begins within hundreds of microseconds near the AMPA receptors. Released glutamate activates AMPA […]
January 30, 2021
Scientists solve long-standing mystery by a whisker thumbnail

Scientists solve long-standing mystery by a whisker

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain When we step on the car brake upon seeing a red traffic light ahead, a sequence of events unfolds in the brain […]
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