Researchers have developed a virtual robotic arm that can be controlled by a person's feet in a virtual environment to provide an "extra" limb. After training, users reported feeling the virtual limb felt as though it was part of their physical body.
Optogentic stimulation has the potential to cultivate resilience to epileptic seizures in animal models, researchers report.
Diet influences dopamine and insulin signaling in the brain, which in turn directly affects the peripheral sensory response in fruit flies. This response influences what the fly decides to eat next.
Blocking matrix metalloproteinases MMP2 and MMP9 can have the opposite effect on neuroplasticity depending on whether the brain is healthy or injured.
Just one protein situated on the synapse can profoundly alter how some neurons communicate and implement plasticity.
Researchers examine how neuroimmune interactions promote brain plasticity and shed new light on how neuroimmune activity may have implications for a range of disorders, including neurological changes experienced by COVID-19 survivors.
Repeatedly listening to personally meaningful music induced brain plasticity and improved cognitive function for patients with mild cognitive impairment and early-stage Alzheimer's disease.
A new study may answer why it is so difficult for us to learn a second language as we enter adulthood.