According to researchers, when learning a new task, the brain is less flexible than previously believed.
University of Rochester researchers report low levels of electrical stimulation delivered to areas of the brain responsible for movement can instruct an appropriate response, replacing signals for sensory processing.
Following targeted motor and sensory reinnervation, a procedure that reroutes residual limb nerves to intact muscles and skin in amputees, the brain remaps both motor and sensory pathways. Additionally, researchers note, TMSR may help counteract poorly adapted cortical plasticity following amputation.
According to a new Current Biology study, contagious yawning is triggered by primitive reflexes in the primary motor cortex.
A new study reveals multiple parts of the brain are associated with memory processing. Findings could help develop new strategies to treat those with brain injuries.
Applying transcranial direct current stimulation to the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex can help to improve cognitive control and may be a beneficial treatment for those with autism, schizophrenia and ADHD, a new study reports.
A new study reveals the neurological mechanisms at work during ketamine anesthesia.
Researchers report repetitive movements in slow learning stages can alter the primary motor cortex and help people retain new motor skills.