Using the Dr. Seuss classic, The Lorax, researchers shed new light on how the brain engages during complex audiovisual speech perception. The findings reveal how the brain utilizes a complex network of brain regions involved in sensory processing, multisensory integration, and cognitive functions to comprehend a story's context.
CGRP neurons found in subregions of the thalamus and brainstem relay multisensory threat information to the amygdala. These neural circuits are essential for the formation of aversive memories, a new study reports.
Brain mapping study identifies important neural networks and their connections that appear to enhance the conscious experience.
Targeting the GAT3 protein in the thalamus could help block and prevent long-term damage following brain injury.
Takotsubo syndrome, a sudden form of acute heart failure often brought on by emotional or physical stress, is associated with changes in brain regions associated with emotion and emotional processing.
Neurons in the parafascicular thalamus project to three different parts of the basal ganglia. Targeting these circuits could be a new target for treating motor dysfunction and depression associated with Parkinson's disease.
Cognitive abnormalities associated with schizophrenia may be traced to altered activity in the thalamus during adolescence.
Study reveals how brain areas work together to train and perform a practiced skill.
Researchers have identified a neural circuit that helps suppress the execution of planned actions in response to specific cues.