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Summary: Researchers have successfully identified autism risk in young mice by examining their mother’s microbiome during pregnancy. The study, which may offer the earliest detection of autism, could pave the way […]
Summary: A new study reveals a single neuron is capable of encoding information from two different sounds by switching between signals associated with one sound to that of the other.
Source: Duke […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, The Scent of Coffee Appears to Boost Math Performance, on the site Neuroscience News 1 day, 10 hours ago
Summary: Researchers say coffee like scents helped people perform better on analytic task. Additionally, exposure to the scent has a similar effect to drinking coffee, suggesting the coffee scent has a placebo […]
Summary: Researchers say dietary fats, not sugars or proteins, are the only cause of weight gain.
Source: University of Aberdeen.
Scientists from the University of Aberdeen and the Chinese Academy of […]
Summary: Researchers investigate why so many people are hooked on the thrill of roller coaster riding.
Source: The Conversation.
Roller coasters may seem like a very modern type of entertainment – c […]
Summary: A new study reports mice lacking the Maged1 gene are unable to acquire an addiction to cocaine.
Source: Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium.
Cocaine can have a devastating effect on people. It […]
Summary: Researchers have unlocked a cure for jet lag by activating VIP neurons in the suprachiasmatic nucleus.
Travel by airplane has opened the door to experiencing different cultures and […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Pay Attention: How the Brain Performs a Background Scan to Help Focus, on the site Neuroscience News 5 days, 9 hours ago
Summary: According to researchers, vision and brain circuits perform regular background scans, making neurons available for focus based tasks. The process makes it possible for us to pay, and maintain, […]
Summary: By the time typical symptoms of Parkinson’s appear and patients are diagnosed with the disease, 60% of people experience significant damage to the heart’s connections to the sympathetic nervous system. […]
Summary: Researchers report neurogenesis underlies the brain’s capacity to create and store new memories. Exercise, researchers report, promotes neurogenesis and increases hippocampal capacity.
Summary: Researchers report sleep may be vital in supporting antioxidant processes. The study, which used short sleeping fruit flies, revealed sleep defends the body against oxidative stress, and oxidative stress […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Big Data Analysis Identifies New Cancer Risk Genes, on the site Neuroscience News 6 days, 6 hours ago
Summary: A newly developed statistical method has allowed researchers to identify 13 cancer predisposition risk genes, 10 of which, the scientists say, are new discoveries.
Source: Center for Genomic […]
Summary: Researchers report science fiction fans are positive about the potential to upload consciousness, neurotech and digitizing the brain.
Source: University of Helsinki.
“Mind upload is a technology […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Voters Don’t Always Walk the Talk When it Comes to Infidelity, on the site Neuroscience News 6 days, 7 hours ago
Summary: A new study reveals those with libertarian views are more likely to use adultery dating websites than those of other political persuasions. Researchers report those who claim more sexually conservative […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Machine Learning Helps Predict Treatment Outcomes in Schizophrenia, on the site Neuroscience News 6 days, 8 hours ago
Summary: A machine learning algorithm is able to successfully identify, with 78% accuracy, schizophrenia in patients based on brain scans of the superior temporal cortex. The algorithm is also 82% accurate in […]
Summary: Want to compose a sad song? Include a solo. Researchers report orchestral passages with characteristics that evoke sadness are twice as likely to feature a solo.
Source: Ohio State University.
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Long, Spindly Axons Help Optimize Signaling Efficiency, on the site Neuroscience News 6 days, 12 hours ago
Summary: Study could revolutionize understanding of how signal flow can be measured in the brain and could have an impact into the development of new artificial neural networks.
A team of […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Higher Blood Pressure May Be Linked to Alzheimer’s, on the site Neuroscience News 6 days, 12 hours ago
Summary: A new study reports a link between higher than average late life systolic blood pressure and higher number of tangles in Alzheimer’s disease.
Older people who have higher blood pressure […]
Summary: Researchers report horses tend to snort more when they are in positive emotional situations. The findings suggest snorts are reliable indicators of positive emotions in horses..
Summary: Researchers report boys on the autism spectrum tend to have lower fractal dimension in the right side of the cerebellum than those without autism.
Source: Columbia University.
Structural differences […]
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