Researchers find differential control of an animal's musculature is already in place in the spinal networks of simple fish.
The process of neural connection re-organization begins earlier in girls. Researchers believe this may explain why they mature faster during teenage years.
Astrocytes actively refine neural circuits by selectively eliminating synapses, a new study reports.
Researchers pinpoint the role of the Arl13b gene in the formation and proper placement of neurons during brain development.
Mutations of the Dact1 gene, which leads to major birth defects, may also cause subtle disruptions in the brain which contribute to the development of psychiatric disorders, according to new research.
New research identifies a pair of neurons which control the feeding behavior in Drosophila fruit flies. The discovery could help scientists better understand how the brain uses stimuli and memory to produce classically conditioned responses.
Researchers have shown stress on preadolesecent and adult male mice induced an epigenetic mark in their sperm which reprogrammed their offspring's HPA axis, a region the the brain which governs stress response.
Researchers discover Pleurobranchaea californica, a predatory sea slug which normally isn't a picky eater, has more cognitive abilities than previously believed; allowing them to lean the warning cues of dangerous pray and avoiding them in the future.