At Columbia, patients with brain cancer will be able to participate in a new type of clinical trial that promises to speed up the development of better drugs for glioblastoma.Continue Reading ...
New research conducted in the Cognitive Neuroscience group of SISSA shows that a perceptual decision – recognizing an object and taking the appropriate action – is triggered as soon as the brain’s processing networks accumulate the exact right quantity of sensory information. Our sensory receptors continuously collect information from the outside world, allowing us to […]Continue Reading ...
Unconscious bias has become a hot topic recently, with high profile incidents reported around the world. Researchers at Aalto University are exploring the causes of these biases in our neural wiring, and are developing techniques using MRI scanners that let us see the brain making assumptions in real time. The results show for the first […]Continue Reading ...
Species like dogs and rodents use their sense of smell to navigate toward desirable items and places and away from those they should avoid. But do humans have the same capabilities? It’s a question University of Pennsylvania neurobiologist Jay Gottfried has been trying to answer, and by mixing pine and banana scents to create a […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers can now see how the two sides of the living brain mirror each other thanks to a new combination-imaging technique. The method dubbed “opto-OISI” takes advantage of rapidly developing high-resolution optical technologies to help make sense of the trillions of connections in the brain. Published on April 23 in the open-access journal Scientific Reports, […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 — Folks start forgetting things as they get older, like where they put their car keys or what they had for breakfast. But their memories might get a boost from an electromagnetic device that gives the brain a helpful zap, a new study reports. A small group of older people experienced […]Continue Reading ...
University of Oregon neuroscientists report that two areas of the mouse brain combine representations of what is heard and anticipated, guiding behavior that leads mice to the best reward. Researchers have known that signals go from the ears to the brain stem, the thalamus and auditory cortex and then onward. What was not known is […]Continue Reading ...
Some nights are filled with happy dreams while other nights may be all about angry dreams. Researchers have found certain clues in the brain waves that show the reason why angry dreams occur when a person sleeps. The results of the study titled, “EEG Frontal Alpha Asymmetry and Dream Affect: Alpha Oscillations Over the Right […]Continue Reading ...
Scientists used brain signals recorded from epilepsy patients to program a computer to mimic natural speech–an advancement that could one day have a profound effect on the ability of certain patients to communicate. The study was supported by the National Institutes of Health’s Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Technologies (BRAIN) Initiative. “Speech is an amazing […]Continue Reading ...
Woodrow Shew. Credit: University of Arkansas A study conducted by University of Arkansas researchers reveals that neurons in the motor cortex of the brain exhibit an unexpected division of labor, a finding that could help scientists understand how the brain controls the body and provide insight on certain neurological disorders. The researchers studied the neurons […]Continue Reading ...
The hippocampus is a region of the brain largely responsible for memory formation. Credit: Salk Institute Stimulating a precise location of the brain’s memory center with electromagnetic pulses improves the memory of older adults with age-related memory loss to the level of young adults, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study. “Older people’s memory got better […]Continue Reading ...
A new implant that boosts the signals sent from the brain to the limbs has been found to significantly improve mobility in people living with Parkinson’s disease. The study was published in the Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences last month. Kateryna Kon | Shutterstock Parkinson’s disease is a progressive, neurological condition that affects around 145,000 […]Continue Reading ...
Obesity can break down our protective blood brain barrier resulting in problems with learning and memory, scientists report. They knew that chronic activation of the receptor Adora2a on the endothelial cells that line this important barrier in our brain can let factors from the blood enter the brain and affect the function of our neurons. […]Continue Reading ...
WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 — The death of brain cells may not be as sudden, or as irreversible, as previously believed. Four hours after a pig’s death, Yale scientists restored circulation and revived cellular activity within the dead animal’s brain. The cells of the brain remained viable six hours later, compared with other brains not […]Continue Reading ...
It takes a lot of connections to create human intelligence. Brain function depends on contacts between multiple regions within the brain. To study how this connectivity is possible – and how it can go awry – international researchers led by The University of Tokyo have grown a working model of a cerebral tract in the […]Continue Reading ...
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