Neurons in the parafascicular thalamus project to three different parts of the basal ganglia. Targeting these circuits could be a new target for treating motor dysfunction and depression associated with Parkinson's disease.
Researchers have developed drug-carrying nanoparticles that cross the blood-brain barrier, allowing for more effective delivery to the brain than conventional medications. The nanoparticles can get into tumors and kill glioblastoma brain cancer cells.
Muffled sounds experienced in the womb prime the brain’s ability to interpret some sounds and may be key for auditory development.
Nomon, a newly designed flexible system, incorporates probabilistic reasoning to learn how users with motor impairments and paralysis make selections when typing and adjust the interface to improve speed and accuracy.
Electric fields may represent information held in working memory, allowing the brain to overcome representational drift.
A novel probe for fMRI traces connections between neurons, helping researchers map brain circuits that underlie behavior and perception.