Obesity isn't just bad for physical health. Being overweight can have a significant impact on neurological health too. Researchers identified a link between obesity and reduced brain plasticity. Brain plasticity impairment could lead to cognitive and learning deficits in those suffering from obesity.
An implantable, wireless brain-computer interface device can help improve the functional independence of those living with paralysis, a new study reports.
Researchers induced arm movements in macaque monkeys by using optogenetics to target the motor cortex.
Researchers provide the first evidence that the human brain replays waking experiences while we sleep.
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.
Using optogenetics to dampen delta waves of rats during sleep resulted in weaker memory reactivation and promoted forgetting. The findings could have significant implications for treating PTSD in humans.
Researchers have identified a comprehensive circuit mechanism that governs how emotional states can influence movement through connections in the basal ganglia. The mechanism represents a way in which emotional states relate to changes in action control in depression, anxiety, and OCD.