Neuroscience News Home

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.

Science news articles cover neuroscience, neurology, psychology, AI, mental health, robotics, neurotechnology and cognitive sciences.

A new study illuminates a potential genetic foundation underpinning an individual's adherence to a strict vegetarian diet. Analyzing genetic data from over 5,000 strict vegetarians and 329,455 controls, researchers identified genes significantly associated with vegetarianism, primarily influencing lipid metabolism and brain function.
Researchers explore graphene oxide nanoflakes as a promising tool in battling Alzheimer's disease, a devastating condition impacting over 40 million people globally. In a groundbreaking study, yeast cells accumulating harmful amyloid peptides linked to Alzheimer’s demonstrated recovery post-treatment with these nanoflakes.
Researchers engineered an electronic "tongue" that potentially lays a framework for developing artificial intelligence (AI) with emotional intelligence, particularly related to taste and eating habits. This initiative explores the intersection of physiological and psychological factors that determine eating preferences and behaviors in humans, seeking to mimic them in AI systems.

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

The study elucidates how seizures originating in specific amygdala subregions might suppress both breathing and the crucial alarm signal of "air hunger," potentially through novel connections to the brainstem, which regulates responses to blood CO2 alterations. With a sharper focus on these amygdala-brainstem links, researchers forge a vital pathway toward demystifying SUDEP, revealing robust avenues for future exploration, preventive measures, and targeted treatments.
A recent study highlights a potential connection between chronic stress, depression, and the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers found that individuals aged 18 to 65 previously diagnosed with either condition showed a heightened risk for Alzheimer’s and mild cognitive impairment.

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

Pioneering artificial intelligence (AI) has astoundingly synthesized the design of a functional walking robot in a matter of seconds, illustrating a rapid-fire evolution in stark contrast to nature's billion-year journey. This AI, operational on a modest personal computer, crafts entirely innovative structures from scratch, distinguishing it from other AI models reliant on colossal data and high-power computing.
This week in neuroscience offers groundbreaking insights: "Game of Thrones" enthusiasts, when lonely, neurologically equate favorite characters to real friends; there's a common brain circuit among different substance disorders; the hippocampus plays a central role in memory variations; and ChatGPT-4 impresses with its ability to craft deeply personal narratives, offering a fresh perspective in therapeutic contexts.

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

Researchers delve into the therapeutic potential of psilocybin microdosing, exploring its influence on stress resilience and compulsive behaviors in rats. While high-dose psilocybin therapy has been scrutinized for psychiatric treatment applications, this study focuses on low, repeated doses—commonly known as 'microdosing'—and its burgeoning popularity in self-medication narratives online.
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), the most prevalent cause of chronic liver disease in affluent societies, is intrinsically linked with personality disorders. The research uncovers a tri-fold higher likelihood of personality disorders in NAFLD patients, not correlating with other liver diseases or common mental health issues like anxiety and depression.

Trending Neuroscience News

These are the most viewed Neuroscience News articles of the month.

New research unveils a probable unique human ability to recognize and remember sequential information. Despite being our closest relatives, bonobos struggle to learn the order of stimuli in the same manner as humans.
Researchers unveiled the brain's ability to prioritize needs over wants using the dopamine reward system. This study, observing a male zebra finch's shift from quenching thirst to courting when faced with a female, sheds light on the flexible nature of the dopamine system.