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Summary: The occipital cortex plays a causal role in piloting our attention to manage the intake of images.
It is known that different regions of the brain help us prioritize information so we […]
Summary: A new osmotic transport device removes fluid from the spinal cord to reduce swelling in rat models of SCI.
When injured, the spinal cord swells, restricting blood flow, resulting in […]
Summary: Study reveals people touch the areas of their partner’s body that mirror the parts of their body they enjoy having touched. A strong correlation was also drawn between touch and gaze, suggesting the […]
Summary: The key to performance and motivation lies within the ratio of glutamine and glutamate in the nucleus accumbens. The ratio of glutamine to glutamate relates specifically to stamina.
Summary: Mitochondria regulate how neural stem cells become neurons during brain development. The findings may help explain how humans developed larger brains during evolution and how mitochondrial defects lead […]
Summary: Using a third-person, or observer, perspective to recall memories activates different areas of the brain than using a first-person perspective for memory recall. Adopting an observer-perspective for […]
Summary: Meditation and relaxation may provide relief to those suffering sleep paralysis, a new pilot study reports.
Source: University of Cambridge
Sleep paralysis – a condition thought to explain a number […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, 'Reelin' in a New Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis, on the site Neuroscience News 1 day, 8 hours ago
Summary: Decreasing the amount of Reelin significantly protected against disease symptoms and promoted recovery in symptomatic animal models of multiple sclerosis. Reelin levels appear to correlate with MS […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Exercise Makes Female Rats Hungrier and Sustains Weight Gain, on the site Neuroscience News 1 day, 8 hours ago
Summary: Study in rats reveals sex differences may play a key role in the effectiveness of exercise as an appetite regulator. Exercising female rats ate more than those who did not partake in physical activity. […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Young Children Would Rather Explore Than Get Rewards, on the site Neuroscience News 1 day, 8 hours ago
Summary: Compared to adults, children continue to explore other options than using knowledge to capitalize on reward, to see if the value has changed. Children approach exploration systematically to make sure […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Researchers Utilize Human-On-A-Chip Approach to Model ALS Pathology, on the site Neuroscience News 1 day, 9 hours ago
Summary: Human-on-a-chip technology could provide a more valuable clinical-based model for ALS.
Source: University of Central Florida
A new study published today demonstrates that a technology developed at […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Adaptation in Single Neurons Provides Memory for Language Processing, on the site Neuroscience News 1 day, 9 hours ago
Summary: Working memory for language processing can be provided by the down-regulation of neural excitability in response to external input.
Source: Max Planck Institute
Did the man bite the dog, or was it […]
Summary: Using electroacupuncture, researchers stimulated the vagus-adrenal axis to induce secretion of dopamine from chromaffin cells in the adrenal glands. Mice exposed to this treatment had lower levels of […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Smiling Can Trick Your Mind Into Being More Positive, on the site Neuroscience News 1 day, 11 hours ago
Summary: The facial muscle activity it takes to smile helps to generate more positive emotions.
Source: University of South Australia
From Sinatra to Katy Perry, celebrities have long sung about the power […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Jealous Feelings Can Act as a Tool to Strengthen Friendships, on the site Neuroscience News 2 days, 7 hours ago
Summary: Jealousy can be a useful tool in maintaining friendships, a new study report. Feelings of jealousy were linked to the value of the friendship and motivated behaviors to retain the […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Coronavirus-Related Children's Diseases Linked to Blood Cell Changes, on the site Neuroscience News 2 days, 7 hours ago
Summary: PIMS-TS, a Kawasaki-like disease that affects children with COVID-19, causes changes in monocytes, a new study reports.
Source: University of Birmingham
A newly described disease occurring in […]
Summary: Researchers have devised techniques that allowed them to successfully replace dysfunctional microglia.
Source: Fudan University
Researchers at Fudan University in Shanghai, China have developed […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Aging Memories May Not Be 'Worse,' Just 'Different', on the site Neuroscience News 2 days, 10 hours ago
Summary: Aging may alter neural processes for remembering continuous real-world experiences and segmenting memories.
“Memory is the first thing to go.”
Everyone has heard it, and decades of […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Right Under Your Nose: A More Convenient Way to Diagnose Alzheimer's, on the site Neuroscience News 2 days, 10 hours ago
Summary: Analyzing nasal discharge could be a new tool in diagnosing and monitoring the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers found certain Alzheimer’s related proteins can be detected in nasal […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Cannabidiol Improves Blood Flow to Brain’s Hippocampus, on the site Neuroscience News 2 days, 11 hours ago
Summary: Cannabidiol (CBD) increases cerebral blood flow to areas of the brain associated with memory processing, specifically the hippocampus. The findings identify a potential mechanism for the use of CBD to […]
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