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Before the fluid of the middle ear drains and sound waves penetrate for the first time, the inner ear cells of newborn rodents practice for their big debut. Researchers at Johns Hopkins report they have figured […]
The burst of energy and hyperactivity that comes with a cocaine high is a rather accurate reflection of what’s going on in the brain of its users, finds a study published November 25 in Cell Reports. Through […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Enhancing Detection of Early Onset Parkinson’s Disease, on the site Neuroscience News 2 days, 8 hours ago
New research by biologists at the University of York could lead to improved methods of detection for early-onset Parkinson’s Disease (PD).
Recording the responses of fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster) to d […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, New Brain Cell Formation and Long-Term Memory Enhanced by Running, on the site Neuroscience News 2 days, 8 hours ago
New study in mice in the inaugural issue of Brain Plasticity reports that new brain cell formation is enhanced by running.
Exercise can enhance the development of new brain cells in the adult brain, a process […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Biologists Induce Flatworms to Grow Heads and Brains of Other Species, on the site Neuroscience News 3 days, 2 hours ago
Findings shed light on role of a new kind of epigenetic signaling in evolution, could yield clues for understanding birth defects, regeneration.
Biologists at Tufts University have succeeded in inducing one […]
Factor released by cells helps connections, not longevity.
Cells isolated from human umbilical cord tissue have been shown to produce molecules that help retinal neurons from the eyes of rats grow, connect and […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Are You Paying Attention? Brain Connections Predict How Well You Concentrate, on the site Neuroscience News 3 days, 3 hours ago
During a 1959 television appearance, Jack Kerouac was asked how long it took him to write his novel On The Road. His response – three weeks – amazed the interviewer and ignited an enduring myth that the book was […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, 3D Images of Facial Expressions Evoke Stronger Emotions, on the site Neuroscience News 3 days, 4 hours ago
The research findings highlight the sensitivity of the visual system to depth, and have implications for emotion research, entertainment industry and 3D displays.
Mediated facial expressions do not elicit […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Brain Map Shows How Schizophrenia Symptoms are Linked to Distinct Neural Circuits, on the site Neuroscience News 3 days, 4 hours ago
New analysis links cognitive, emotional, and intellectual symptoms to neurological ‘disruption’ in multiple brain regions – a finding with important implications for diagnosis and treatment.
Schizophrenia, a […]
Swinging a bat at a 90-mph fastball requires keen visual, cognitive and motor skills. But how do diverse brain networks coordinate well enough to hit the ball?
A new UC Berkeley study suggests the human […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Brain Relies on Self Organized Neural Networks for Visual Processing, on the site Neuroscience News 3 days, 6 hours ago
Our brain is a mysterious machine. Billions of nerve cells are connected such that they store information as efficiently as books are stored in a well-organized library. To this date, many details remain unclear, […]
If you’ve ever felt lackadaisical to start a new project, focus on imagining the joy of completing it, say University of Michigan researchers.
Both are a function of dopamine, which explains the motivation to […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Gut Microbes Signal to the Brain When They Are Full, on the site Neuroscience News 3 days, 6 hours ago
Don’t have room for dessert? The bacteria in your gut may be telling you something. Twenty minutes after a meal, gut microbes produce proteins that can suppress food intake in animals, reports a study published […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, It’s No Laughing Matter: Investigating the Cognitive Mechanism Underlying Humor, on the site Neuroscience News 3 days, 8 hours ago
More complex jokes tend to be funnier but only up to a point, Oxford researchers have found. Jokes that are too complicated tend to lose the audience.
Since the earliest times, laughter and humour have […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Impulse Areas of Brain Activated in Obese Children by Food Odors, on the site Neuroscience News 3 days, 9 hours ago
The area of the brain associated with impulsivity and the development of obsessive-compulsive disorder is activated in obese children when introduced to food smells, according to a study being presented next week […]
Researchers at Brown University are using an ultrafast 3-D imaging system to investigate the effects of microcavitation bubbles on traumatic brain injury.
In the fleeting moments after a liquid is subjected to […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, New Understanding of Cause of Alzheimer’s Symptoms, on the site Neuroscience News 4 days, 1 hour ago
Amyloid plaques may be strangling blood flow.
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists have uncovered a mechanism in the brain that could account for some of the neural degeneration and memory loss […]
A new system that uses a wireless implant has been shown to record for the first time how brain tissue deforms when subjected to the kind of shock that causes blast-induced trauma commonly seen in combat […]
Researchers at Duke and Stanford Universities have devised a way to watch the details of neurons at work, pretty much in real time.
Every second of every day, the 100 billion neurons in your brain are capable […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Measuring Dopamine in Parkinsons Patient’s Gives Insight Into How We Learn, on the site Neuroscience News 4 days, 3 hours ago
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists have reported measurements of dopamine release with unprecedented temporal precision in the brains of people with Parkinson’s disease. The measurements, […]
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