Multiple disease-related changes progress in parallel through distinct stages. Studying a mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease, neuroscientists at the Technische...
Have you ever wondered why you can remember things from long ago as if they happened yesterday, yet sometimes can't recall what you ate for dinner last night? A new study suggests it's because how much something means to you actually influences how you see it as well as how vividly you can recall it later.
Researchers have given rats the ability to "touch" infrared light by fitting them with an infrared detector wired to microscopic electrodes implanted in the part of the mammalian brain that processes tactile information. The study demonstrated that a novel sensory input could be processed by a cortical region specialized in another sense without "hijacking" the function of this brain area.
Researchers discover neurons regulate their own excitability so that the activity level in networks remains as constant as possible.
Using computer models, researchers discover melanopsin pigment in the eye is more sensitive to light than rhodopsin pigment.
Researchers discover our ability to process directional movements is a result of cortical activation of signals which originate from retinal neurons.
Researchers identify areas in the cerebral cortex which are affected in mice with absence epilepsy. Transplanting embryonic neural cells into these areas, the researchers were able to alleviate the symptoms of the disease by reducing seizure activity.