During the embryonic stage, tactile information simultaneously activated the tactile and visual neural pathways. After birth, the pathways separate and reorganize to allow for individual processing of visual and tactile information.
Neuroimaging technology allowed researchers to capture the activity of microglia and astrocytes in the brain. The researchers were able to quantify alterations in the morphology of different cell populations implicated in neuroinflammation.
Contrary to popular belief that brain changes begin to normalize immediately after ceasing alcohol consumption, a new study reveals damage to the brain continues during the first weeks of abstinence.