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Neuroscience News wrote a new post, When and Why Did Human Brains Decrease in Size 3,000 Years Ago?, on the site Neuroscience News 1 hour, 11 minutes ago
Summary: A new study reports human brain size decreased in size approximately 3,000 years ago, and the brain shrinkage parallels the expansion of collective intelligence in human societies.
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Common Antidepressant Should No Longer Be Used to Treat People With Dementia, on the site Neuroscience News 1 hour, 28 minutes ago
Summary: Mirtazapine, an antidepressant commonly prescribed to treat dementia-associated agitation, is no more effective than a placebo and may increase mortality risks, researchers report.
Source: University […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, VR Experiment With Rats Offers New Insights About How Neurons Enable Learning, on the site Neuroscience News 1 hour, 52 minutes ago
Summary: Studying rats in a virtual reality maze, researchers discover certain hippocampal neurons play a vital role in a specific mechanism of navigation.
Scientists have long understood that […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Fat Cells Found to Play a Central Role in Cognitive Decline and Neurodegeneration, on the site Neuroscience News 3 hours, 1 minute ago
Summary: A new study reveals how adipocytes, or fat cells, play a role in cognitive decline and increased neurodegeneration risks. Using genetically modified mouse models, researchers found oxidative stress […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Two-Handed Movements Require More Neural Effort as People Grow Older, on the site Neuroscience News 3 hours, 37 minutes ago
Summary: Age-related declines in bilateral movement coordination are linked to differences in alpha and beta neural activity, a new study reports.
Source: HSE University
A team of researchers from Max […]
Summary: Eye-tracking reveals the brain pays more attention to conventional metaphors than it does to similar alternatives.
As busy people, we juggle many tasks, keep many balls in the […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Mapping Neurons in the Brain Involved With Social Interactions With Others in Groups, on the site Neuroscience News 1 day ago
Summary: The dorsomedial prefrontal cortex plays a critical role in mapping out personal actions and outcomes as well as responding to the actions of others.
Source: Mass General
Meaningful social […]
Summary: Wireless neural recordings of freely interacting bats provides new insight into how the brain processes group communication.
Source: UC Berkeley
Whether chatting with friends at a dinner party or […]
Summary: The old adage that practice makes perfect may very well be true, according to neuroscientists. Researchers found when a male zebra finch is in the presence of an attractive female and delivers its […]
Summary: The vascular barrier in the choroid plexus locks down access to the brain in response to gut inflammation that causes IBD. The dysregulated activity of the gut-brain vascular axis appears to protect the […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Anxiety Impacts Ability to Perceive Changes in Breathing, on the site Neuroscience News 1 day, 2 hours ago
Summary: People with higher levels of anxiety have altered perceptions of their breathing compared to those with lower levels of anxiety. The altered perception of respiration can lead to an increase in feelings […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Prozac Pegged as Potential First Treatment for a Leading Cause of Blindness, on the site Neuroscience News 1 day, 2 hours ago
Summary: Fluoxetine, the antidepressant commonly known as Prozac, may be beneficial for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration. Researchers found Prozac significantly slowed the rate at which people […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Looking Beyond the Individual Brain to Study the Collective Mind, on the site Neuroscience News 1 day, 2 hours ago
Summary: In order to better understand the role that knowledge serves in human intelligence, it is essential to look beyond the individual and focus studies on the community overall, researchers say.
Neuroscience News commented on the post, What Happens in Your Brain When You Make a Decision?, on the site Neuroscience News 1 day, 2 hours ago
Occasionally, we print articles that are related to research still in progress or papers awaiting publication. In such instances, we are unable to publish links to the research papers. Over 95% of the articles we publish have links to the journal papers, with the abstracts published below the article. However, as mentioned, there are occasions…[Read more]
Summary: Motivated older people have better outcomes when it comes to general health, researchers say.
Source: Gerontological Society of America
“Motivation is the royal road to understanding healthy a […]
Summary: Post-genomic analysis of the regulation of synapses in a rodent hippocampus sheds new light on the interaction of proteins and lipids within the synaptic membrane.
Source: University of […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Glial Cells Crucial to Maintaining Healthy Gut Immunity, on the site Neuroscience News 2 days, 1 hour ago
Summary: Glial cells coordinate immune responses in the gut following infection. Researchers report glial cells could be targets for therapeutics to treat inflammatory bowel disorders.
Source: Francis Crick […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Psychotic Experiences in Children Predict Genetic Risk for Mental Disorders, on the site Neuroscience News 2 days, 2 hours ago
Summary: Genetic risk for mental health disorders is associated with brain structure and the occurrence of psychosis-like experiences in children between 9 and 10 years of age.
So much has […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Epilepsy Research Reveals Unknown Trigger for Seizures, on the site Neuroscience News 2 days, 2 hours ago
Summary: When dysfunctional, somatostatin interneurons drive brain activity and provoke seizures.
Source: University of Virginia
Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have uncovered h […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Scientists Enable a Blind Woman to See Simple Shapes, on the site Neuroscience News 2 days, 3 hours ago
Summary: Researchers created a form of artificial vision for a blind woman with the aid of a brain implant position in the visual cortex. The results pave the way for the creation of visual brain prosthetics to […]
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