A recurrent neural network algorithm demonstrates short-term synaptic plasticity can support short term maintenance of information, providing the memory delay period is sufficiently short.
The posterior parietal cortex, an area of the brain implicated in spatial awareness, plays a critical role in visual decision making.
Younger children tend to prefer urban environments, but older children tend to prefer natural settings. Findings suggest an affinity for nature develops gradually during life rather than being inherent at an early age.
Microglia may play a significant role in disrupting neurogenesis in those with Alzheimer's disease. When mice were given drugs which caused microglial cells to die, neurogenesis returned to normal.
Patterns of functional connectivity reliably predict when people were more or less focused on a task.
Boundary contraction may be as common as boundary extension, and whether something appears zoomed in or out depends on the properties of the image.
Neuroimaging study sheds new light on how we perceive colors. Activity in higher visual cortex areas matched the colors test subjects saw.
By adding a molecule that disrupts certain pathways in cells, researchers have discovered a new way to limit inflammation from adjuvants in vaccinations.
By fusing a cytokine to a blood protein, researchers have developed a new therapy to help treat multiple sclerosis.
People with strong moral and political convictions who saw images of protestors congruent to their own views showed activation in the brain's reward system. The study suggests violent acts in political protests can arise as a desire to act morally, rather than from bad intentions.