Researchers report the brain's reward network could play an influential role in evaluating the opportunity to gain new information, just as it does to evaluate rewards such as food or financial gain.
UCL researchers report epilepsy is associated with gray matter differences in thickness and volume in several brain regions.
UCL researchers report clinical trials of IONIS-HTTRx have shown success in reducing the huntinting protein in the nervous system of those with Huntington's disease. The drug is safe and well tolerated by human patients, the researchers note.
A new study reveals newborns who are stressed by their environment have a greater neural pain response following a routine skin lance than babies who are not stressed. However, the neural response is not matched by their physical reaction to pain.