Firing patterns of neurons that occurred following a word-learning task are replayed fractions of a second later, before recalling the words. Findings suggest the brain uses distinct firing patterns to store and replay memories.
Some words are far more memorable than others. Researchers discovered our memories are wired into neural networks that allow the brain to search for these memories, much like the way search engines track down relevant information.
Neuroimaging predicts whether a person with OCD will respond to stress-reduction therapy or exposure-based therapy best. Analyzing brain activity may help to provide tailored treatments to individuals suffering from OCD.
Do you experience the chills when you hear your favorite song? Researchers used EEG to map brain activity while people listened to their favorite tunes. Findings reveal specific brain areas work together to process music, triggering the reward system and increasing dopamine release.
Study reviews differences in cognitive processes between atheists and those who believe in a deity.
Study identified 300 "hub genes" that appear to control separate gene networks in brain tissue samples. The SAMD3 gene appears to be a master regulator to control the activity of many of the gene hubs and the genes the hubs control.
Combining brain scan images with machine learning, researchers identified a number of brain changes following TBI that share similarities with Alzheimer's disease. The findings add to the growing body of evidence that the two conditions follow the same trajectories.
Study reveals how the brain analyzes different types of speech which may be linked to how we comprehend sentences and calculate mathematical equations.
Auditory and speech processing occurs in parallel in the brain, researchers report. The findings contradict the belief that the brain processes auditory information before transferring it into linguistic information.