As the body moves between REM sleep and slow-wave sleep cycles, the hippocampus and neocortex interact to facilitate memory formation.
Researchers assess whether using modern technologies such as neuromodulation and gene editing could provide "moral enhancement" and curb aggressive behaviors.
H3 acetylation of basal neural precursor cells may have been an important factor in the evolution of the human neocortex.
Researchers have compiled a new, highly detailed 3D brain map that captures the shapes and activity of neurons in the visual neocortex of mice. The map is freely available for neuroscience researchers and artificial intelligence specialists to utilize.
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Researchers have identified functional features that make human neurons unique.
Study reports a pervasive neuromodulation system strongly influences sound processing in a key auditory region of the brain. Findings suggest acetylcholine may assist in the brain's ability to distinguish speech from other noise.
Study reveals a new role for serotonin in the development of the human neocortex. Serotonin acts cell-extrinsically as a growth factor for basal progenitors in the developing neocortex. Researchers report placenta-driven serotonin likely contributed to the evolutionary expansion of the neocortex in humans.