Images of food stimulate a newly discovered population of food-responsive neurons in the ventral visual stream. Researchers believe there may be an evolutionary reason for this neural population that may reflect the significance of food in human culture.
Alzheimer's disease disrupts some forms of visual memory by degrading a newly identified brain circuit that connects the primary visual cortex of each hemisphere.
Researchers reveal how the anterior cingulate cortex and motor cortex collaborate to update behaviors when adding a new step to an established task.
Microglia that express the Alzheimer's associated APOE4 genetic variant are unable to effectively metabolize lipids. This causes lipids to build up, promoting inflammation and preventing effective neurotransmission.
In a study of speakers of 45 languages, researchers found similar patterns of brain activity and language selectivity.
Artificial intelligence helps shed new light on why many with autism have a difficult time when it comes to processing emotions via facial expressions.
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.