Hard wired neural circuits in mice that govern aggression are strengthened following victories in aggressive encounters. Synapses in the hypothalamus show signs of LTP following aggression training.
Researchers have developed a new system for visualizing connections between individual cells in fly brains.
Researchers have developed a new, non surgical method to manipulate brain circuitry. The technique uses sound waves in combination with small bubble injections into the blood stream that temporarily opens the blood-brain barrier.
Neurons in the anterior intraparietal cortex learn to modulate their activity to compensate for errors in brain-machine interface tasks. Findings suggest the extent to which a person can learn a new skill is constrained by preexisting neural networks.