Researchers have given rats the ability to "touch" infrared light by fitting them with an infrared detector wired to microscopic electrodes implanted in the part of the mammalian brain that processes tactile information. The study demonstrated that a novel sensory input could be processed by a cortical region specialized in another sense without "hijacking" the function of this brain area.
Monitoring progenitor cells in the brains of living mice, researchers discover these cells remain highly dynamic in the adult brain. Progenitor cells can transform into cells that insulate nerve fibers and help form scars that aid in tissue repair, study suggests.
When the hippocampus, an area of the brain associated with memory and learning, is damaged, the prefrontal cortex takes over. This demonstration of neuroplasticity could give rise to new treatment options for Alzheimer's disease and other conditions associated with damage to the brain.
According to a new study, specific MicroRNA naturally packaged into exosomes are released by stem cells after a stroke, contributing to better neurological recovery.
Genes alone don't determine how the cerebral cortex grows into separate functional areas. Input from the thalamus is also crucially required, a new study suggests.
Histamine could be the cause of loss of hypocretin cells in narcolepsy sufferers, a new study suggests.
According to new research, children with irregular bed times score significantly lower reading, maths and spatial awareness tests.
New brain development findings could shed light on some neurological problems, such as ASD.
Researchers create new and specific memories by directly manipulating brain cells in the cerebral cortex of rodents.
The development of fine motor skill could take longer than previously thought, according to a new study.
Neurofeedback which enhances the signal-to-noise ratio of brain activity, could have positive implication for rehabilitation following brain injury.