Summary: Findings have implications for a better understanding of how brain plasticity occurs.
Trinity College researchers are studying how the brain re-wires itself in neurological disease. The […]
Summary: A dynamic interplay of different brainwave frequencies, not dedicated networks, governs how the brain acts to a novel surprise and downplays predictable stimuli.
Source: Picower Institute of Learning […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Anxiety Associated With Faster Alzheimer's Disease Onset, on the site Neuroscience News 4 days, 5 hours ago
Summary: Anxiety may accelerate the progression of mild cognitive impairment to Alzheimer’s disease. Brain scans revealed patients who progressed from MCI to Alzheimer’s disease had decreased volume in the […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Stress in Pregnancy May Influence Baby Brain Development, on the site Neuroscience News 4 days, 5 hours ago
Summary: Maternal stress is linked to altered development in areas of the brain associated with emotional development in their offspring.
Source: University of Edinburgh
Infants’ brains may be shaped by […]
Summary: A tarantula’s venom immobilizes its prey by interfering with sodium channels that generate electrical signals in the animal’s nervous system.
Source: UW Medicine
Oversized, hairy tarantulas may be […]
Summary: A new small scale study reveals psilocybin appears to have a beneficial effect for chronic migraine sufferers.
Source: Neuroscience News
A small-scale study conducted by researchers at Yale […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Children More Willing to Punish if the Wrongdoer Is ‘Taught a Lesson’, on the site Neuroscience News 5 days, 3 hours ago
Summary: Children as young as four are more willing to make personal sacrifices to punish those who do wrong, especially if they believe the punishment will teach the transgressor a lesson.
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Measuring Risk-Taking by Watching People Move Computer Mice, on the site Neuroscience News 5 days, 4 hours ago
Summary: People whose computer mouse drifted toward a safer option on the screen, even when they ultimately decided to select a riskier option, may be more risk avoidant than their choices would […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, What Do Slight Arm Movements Reveal About Our Breathing and Health?, on the site Neuroscience News 5 days, 4 hours ago
Summary: Minimal arm movements that occur during sleep are better predictors of respiratory rate than ECG wrist monitors, a new study reports.
Special activity trackers can be used to fairly […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Eye Exam Could Lead to Early Parkinson's Disease Diagnosis, on the site Neuroscience News 5 days, 4 hours ago
Summary: Artificial intelligence technology can identify early signatures of Parkinson’s disease based on images of the retina vasculature taken from a simple eye test.
A simple eye exam […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Early and Late Stages of Degenerative Diseases Are Distinct, on the site Neuroscience News 5 days, 4 hours ago
Summary: At the cellular levels, neurodegeneration associated with diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s occurs in two different phases by different activities of protein signaling pathways that regulate cell […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Brain Cells That Help Drive Bodily Reaction to Fear and Anxiety Identified, on the site Neuroscience News 5 days, 5 hours ago
Summary: Pnoc neurons in the BNST trigger pupillary response and increase heart rate in response to anxiety and fear.
Source: University of North Carolina
Strong emotions such as fear and anxiety tend to be […]
Summary: Activity in the substantia nigra is similar following a day of social isolation as it is following a day of starvation.
Since the coronavirus pandemic began in the spring, many people […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Psychosis Symptoms Linked to Impaired Information Spread in the Brain, on the site Neuroscience News 5 days, 6 hours ago
Summary: White matter connectivity does not directly induce psychosis, but may affect symptoms of psychosis through its effect on the consciousness threshold.
Altered white matter limits the […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Loneliness in Parkinson's Disease May Lead to Worsening of Symptoms, on the site Neuroscience News 6 days, 4 hours ago
Summary: People with Parkinson’s disease who have less social interaction are at greater risk for developing more severe symptoms of the disease than those who are less lonely.
Research from […]
Summary: Emotional response to music isn’t just derived from lyrics or the beat, they are also based on preconceived ideas we have about different musical genres.
Source: University of New South Wales
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Trial to Focus on People Who Can’t Walk, on the site Neuroscience News 6 days, 6 hours ago
Summary: ChariotMS is recruiting 200 patients in the UK who lack mobility due to multiple sclerosis for a new clinical trial.
Source: Queen Mary University London
The first multiple sclerosis (MS) clinical […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Altered 'Coat' Disguises Fatal Brain Virus From Neutralizing Antibodies, on the site Neuroscience News 1 week, 1 day ago
Summary: Genetic mutations in the capsid of JCPyV may allow virus to escape antibodies.
Source: Penn State
A genetic modification in the ‘coat’ of a brain infection-causing virus may allow it to escape […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Time Spent Playing Video Games Can Be Good for Your Well Being, on the site Neuroscience News 1 week, 1 day ago
Summary: Those who play video games are more likely to report experiencing positive emotions and better overall well-being.
Source: Oxford University
With the UK in a second national lockdown due to the […]
Summary: When convolutional neural networks are trained under experimental conditions, they are deceived by the brightness and color of a visual image in similar ways to the human visual system.
Source: UPF […]
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