Different Gene Expression in Male and Female Brains May Help Explain Sex Differences in Brain Disorder
A new study reveals that there are widespread differences in how genes are expressed in male and female brains.
Researchers Discover Idling Brain Activity in Severely Brain Injured Patients Who “Wake Up” After Using a Sleep Drug
Researchers discover a signature of brain activity in some severely brain injured patients, who regained some consciousness after using certain drug treatments.
Sensory information travels to two places at once; both the brain’s mid-layer and the deeper layers, according to new research.
Researchers identify that the connectivity between the thalamus and cerebral cortex is impaired in children with autism.
Genes alone don’t determine how the cerebral cortex grows into separate functional areas. Input from the thalamus is also crucially required, a new study suggests.
Researchers have found a naturally occurring protein, know as diazepam binding inhibitor, secreted only in discrete areas of the brain may act as a Valium-like break in certain types of epilepsy.
Using neuroimaging, researchers discovered glutamate levels are abnormally high in people with restless leg syndrome. The higher the level of glutamate in patients with RLS, the less sleep they were able to get.
Neuroscientists have believed that three brain regions are critical for self-awareness: the insular cortex, the anterior cingulate cortex, and the medial prefrontal cortex. Patient R is helping a research team show that self-awareness is more a product of a diffuse patchwork of pathways in the brain—including other regions—rather than confined to specific areas.
Major step in understanding the cause of dyslexia is taken. Scientists have discovered an important neural mechanism underlying dyslexia and shown that many difficulties associated with dyslexia can potentially be traced back to a malfunction of the medial geniculate body in the thalamus.
Max Planck Florida Institute Study Shows: Persistent Sensory Experience Is Good For The Aging Brain Despite a long-held scientific belief that much of the wiring of the brain is fixed by the time of adolescence, a new study shows that changes in sensory experience can cause massive rewiring of the brain, even as one ages. […]