Our brains could process new situations by relying on a method similar to a "pointer" system used by computers, new research suggests.
Researchers link physical inactivity in obese mice to altered dopamine receptors rather than their body weight.
Researchers report the optimal target for brain stimulation depends on the type of dystonia being treated.
Choice bias is a byproduct of learning from reward, a new study reports.
Iron levels in the basal ganglia steadily increase throughout development and, in two sub-regions, continue to increase into adulthood. Decreased levels of iron in the putamen was correlated with impaired cognitive performance involving reasoning and spatial processing. Findings suggest the brain requires iron for healthy cognitive development.
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 rehearsed mating call, a noradrenaline release in the basal ganglia shuts down variability in song and makes the call as perfect as it can be.
A new study reports the brain system involved in interrupting body movements also can put the breaks on our stream of thought.
Using an innovative brain-tracing technique, researchers discover a way to 'untangle' neural networks. The findings offer insight into how specific brain regions are connected.
Researchers have developed a new theory of how developmental math disability occurs.
Researchers propose a new framework for three seemingly unconnected forms of creativity.