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Neuroscience News is an independent open access science magazine. Since 2001, we have featured neuroscience research news from labs, universities, hospitals and news departments around the world. Topics include brain research, AI, psychology, neuroscience, mental health and neurotech.

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A new study involving about 2,500 pet owners and 3,300 pets, has explored the dynamics of owner–pet attachment and its impact on mental wellbeing. The research, a first of its kind, considered both the personalities of pets and their owners, revealing how attachment styles (anxious and avoidant) relate to the mental wellbeing of both parties. Anxiously attached owners tend to have heightened needs for proximity, whereas avoidantly attached owners seek independence.
A new study reveals the significant role of the CD300f immune receptor in determining life expectancy and healthy aging in mice. The absence of this protein in immune system cells, particularly in macrophages and microglia, leads to shorter life spans and pathologies related to cognitive decline and premature aging, with a more pronounced effect in females.
Researchers made a significant breakthrough in understanding neurodevelopmental disorders by identifying how three novel genes contribute to these conditions. The study utilized genomic sequencing, phenotyping, and modeling in fly and stem cells to investigate the genetic architecture of these genes. They discovered that malfunctions in the spliceosome, a protein complex responsible for gene splicing, are a key factor in these disorders.

Neurology news articles cover neurology, brain cancer, traumatic brain injuries, neurosurgery, neuroanatomy, brain research and neurological disorders.

A new study explores the intricate relationship between myelin degeneration and neuron health. Contrary to the traditional view that demyelination primarily leads to axon degeneration, the study found that axons enwrapped in defective myelin are at a higher risk.
Researchers discovered that the neuropsychiatric symptoms in Alzheimer’s disease, such as irritability, agitation, and depression, primarily stem from brain inflammation rather than amyloid and tau proteins. This study involved 109 elderly individuals and found a strong correlation between neuroinflammation and these challenging symptoms.
A new study reveals that personalized health and lifestyle changes can significantly delay or prevent memory loss in older adults at high risk of Alzheimer's. The study, involving 172 participants, showed that those receiving personalized coaching to manage risk factors like uncontrolled diabetes and physical inactivity had a 74% cognitive improvement compared to the control group.

AI news articles cover science articles about artificial intelligence including ChatGPT, Bard, Dalle, neural networks, machine learning, LLMs, AGI and other AI related topics.

A research group using AI and mathematical modeling has discovered that human behavioral responses to COVID-19, like lockdowns and isolation, influence the evolution of the virus. Their study found that SARS-CoV-2 variants became more transmissible early in infection due to these human interventions.
Researchers uncovered how partisan media sentiment influences public perception of artificial intelligence (AI). They analyzed over 7,500 articles from both liberal and conservative media, finding that liberal-leaning media exhibit more negative sentiment towards AI than conservative media.
A new study argues that the perception of AI intelligence is marred by linguistic confusion. While AI, such as ChatGPT, generates impressive text, it lacks true understanding and consciousness.

Science research articles cover psychology, depression, mental health, schizophrenia, mental disorders, happiness, stress, PTSD, autism, psychiatry and therapy.

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A new study reveals insights into how general anesthesia affects consciousness and sensory perception. Using animal models, researchers found that while propofol anesthesia allows sensory information to reach the brain, it disrupts the spread of signals across the cortex.
Researchers discovered that the way we perceive and describe colors is influenced by the languages we speak. In a study with the Tsimane’ society from the Bolivian Amazon, bilingual individuals who learned Spanish as a second language began distinguishing colors differently than monolingual Tsimane’ speakers.