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Researchers identified a novel way to potentially slow or halt Alzheimer's progression by targeting the plexin-B1 protein. Their study shows how reactive astrocytes and plexin-B1 play crucial roles in clearing amyloid plaques. This discovery opens new pathways for Alzheimer's treatments and emphasizes the importance of cellular interactions.
AI technology could help alleviate loneliness, argue robotics experts. New research suggests that AI companionship can offer social interaction and help people practice social skills, breaking the cycle of loneliness.
A new study found that the ventromedial prefrontal cortex (vmPFC) is crucial for prosocial behaviors. Researchers studied patients with brain damage and found that damage to the vmPFC reduced willingness to help others. Understanding this brain region's role could improve treatments for social interaction disorders and motivate global problem-solving efforts.

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

A new study suggests that increased nightmares and hallucinations can signal the onset of autoimmune diseases like lupus. The research highlights the need for greater recognition of these symptoms as early indicators of disease flares.

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 new study reveals that the brain prioritizes remembering images that are harder to explain. Researchers used a computational model and behavioral experiments to show that scenes difficult for the model to reconstruct were more memorable to participants.
Researchers developed an AI model of the fruit fly brain to understand how vision guides behavior. By genetically silencing specific visual neurons and observing changes in behavior, they trained the AI to predict neural activity and behavior accurately. Their findings reveal that multiple neuron combinations, rather than single types, process visual data in a complex "population code." This breakthrough paves the way for future research into the human visual system and related disorders.

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

A new study links loneliness and difficulties in emotion regulation to problematic pornography use (PPU). The research found that people who interacted with online content creators reported lower PPU.
A recent study compared the effects of a placebo pill and an imaginary pill in reducing visually induced disgust. Both interventions lowered disgust intensity, with the imaginary placebo showing greater efficacy. Participants rated the imaginary pill higher for expected and perceived effectiveness. This research suggests that the imaginary intake of a placebo can be a powerful tool for emotion regulation.

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Researchers found that a hormone-producing cell in the adrenal glands may explain why oldfield mice are monogamous while their close relatives are promiscuous. This hormone, 20⍺-OHP, boosts nurturing behavior, suggesting a link to monogamy.
Researchers explore the intricate mechanisms of memory and debunk common myths about its function. They argue that memory is not a static recording but a dynamic, editable process akin to a Wiki page, and emphasize that forgetting is a normal part of how our brains prioritize information.
A new study finds that altered states of consciousness (ASCs), like those experienced during meditation, are more common than previously thought. 45% of respondents reported experiencing ASCs at least once, often leading to positive outcomes. However, a significant minority also reported negative or even life-threatening suffering, highlighting the need for better support and understanding of these experiences.