Researchers were able to restore the sense of touch to a 28-year-old who suffered a spinal cord injury with the help of new brain-computer interface technology.
The hand knob area of the premotor cortex operates across a wide range of motor functions and body areas.
By analyzing alterations in waveform recorded from neurons during a heartbeat, researchers can more accurately classify different types of neurons in the human brain.
Consumed alone, artificial sweeteners do not appear to have a negative impact. However, when consumed with carbohydrates, insulin sensitivity changes and the brain has a decreased response to sweet tastes.
Stimulating the central lateral thalamus in monkeys under anesthesia was enough to wake the animals and elicit normal waking behaviors.
Mice infected with the Toxoplasma gondii parasite showed no selective reduction in fear of feline predators. Findings reveal chronic T. gondii infection reduces anxiety and risk-aversion while increasing curiosity and exploratory behaviors.
The ability to select specific traits, such as height or IQ, brought about by multiple genes is more complicated than most people realize.
The brains of adults who received hemispherectomies as children had unusually strong connections between functional brain networks in the remaining hemisphere, which help the body to function as if the brain were intact.
Combining neuroimaging data with machine learning, researchers report musical pleasure depends on a dynamic interplay between prospective and retrospective states of expectation.
Artists who paint with their feet have finely tuned toe maps in their brains. The study opens up questions about organizational principles of the whole body system.