The neuropeptide somatostatin improves visual processing and cognitive behaviors by reducing excitatory inputs to parvalbumin-positive interneurons in mice.
Researchers have identified specific chemical changes in the brain that drive nicotine addiction. The findings could lead to new treatments to help break the addiction.
A multiyear study reveals, contrary to expectations, numbers and ratios of three major inhibitory cell types vary stereo-typically across different cortical parts. Additionally, researchers identified 11 subcortical areas with gender specific differences in mice.
Newly identified neurons in the reticular thalamus could help shed light on the link between seizures and psychiatric disorders such as ADHD and schizophrenia, a new study reports.
Researchers have developed a new theory that outlines how the brain separates relevant from irrelevant information.