The brain maximizes performance while minimizing cost by using data compression to help optimize decision-making.
Study reveals the loss of smell and taste associated with the Delta wave of COVID-19 infection was a prevalent symptom and not prevented by the vaccines. Many who contracted COVID during the earlier phases of the disease experienced loss of taste and smell for months following infection.
Researchers have identified a specific neural circuit and neuropeptide responsible for relaying the sensation of a pleasant touch from the skin to the brain.
Study reveals the different ways the brain parses information through interactions of waves of neural activity.
Suppressing or blocking out physical sensations related to emotions such as sadness can hinder recovery from depression symptoms and may cause a relapse into depression.
Sensory patterns of children on the autism spectrum, and those who had ASD traits but were not diagnosed, grew stronger over time.
Study demonstrates the importance of a specific type of connection between neurons and may also explain how ketamine shows promise in treating depression.