A new study shows a complex set of overlapping neuronal circuits works in concert to drive temperature preferences in the fruit fly Drosophila by affecting a single target, a heavy bundle of neurons within the fly brain known as the mushroom body. These nerve bundles play critical roles in learning and memory.
Researchers identify two proteins linked to alertness and the sleep-wake balance. Additionally, the study showed that the quality of wakefulness affects how quickly a mammal falls asleep.
Researchers investigate the molecular mechanisms underpinning sleep.
A new study reveals a molecular process in the brain which impacts how much energy we can burn and how much weight we can lose.
A new study reports neural networks preserve memories better than individual neurons.
The brain's naturally made melatonin contributes to falling and staying asleep.
A new study investigates the effect of musical performance on the gene expression of professional musicians and finds enhanced activity in motor function, memory and learning.
Researchers report that your hypothalamic neurons could be to blame why your diet is making you feel negative.