Data collected from a tetraplegic man learning a BCI to play Simon showed the brain replays the learned information during sleep.
Focusing on the largest pyramidal neurons in the motor cortex, researchers found dendritic branches do not simply pass movement information forward. Each sub-branch calculates the information and passes it to larger sub-branches, which in turn, perform the same operation. Multiple dendritic branchlets can interact with each other to amplify their combined computational product.
Latinos aged 55 and older who participated in Latin dance classes for eight months showed significant improvement in working memory over their peers who did not partake in Latin dance.
When learning how to coordinate a new movement, the nervous system first explores and evaluates many different coordinated patterns. With experience, the nervous system then adapts specific aspects of movements and simultaneously decreases pattern variability.
When reaching for a target object, we anchor our gaze to the target of the reach moment, thereby looking at the target for longer periods. This helps make our reach more accurate.
Non-essential amino acids influence the brain in a way that curbs appetite and promotes exercise.
The primary motor and primary somatosensory areas of the brain are involved in controlling immediate motor movements in real-time, while the premotor area appears to control planned, sequential movements as well as reacting to and adjusting the sequence when faced with unexpected changes.
Motor system neurons not only control movement, they also incite action.
People who suffer from REM behavioral disorder, a sleep disorder linked to an increased risk of developing Parkinson's disease, exhibit limited movement of their trunk during dream re-enactment.
Researchers report the optimal target for brain stimulation depends on the type of dystonia being treated.
Ingested non-essential amino acids curb appetite and promote movement in mouse models.
Study reveals how brain areas work together to train and perform a practiced skill.